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I would love to get some input/feedback on OU's Accelerated BSN program from any current students or grads? Did u like the program? What were its strengths or weaknesses? Did you feel adequately prepared for the NCLEX? ... Read More


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    I graduated from the 2007 Tulsa class. For the most part the program was very disorganized and everything felt like it was thrown together at the last minute. It is also very consuming of your time! I spent an average of 60 hours per week on this program in addition to classes/labs/clinicals. I will agree that the pharm teacher, if it is who I think it is, is truly an angel. She saved our class from the poor info we got in A&C (that prof's no longer there). If you are self-motivated than you will do fine and will be prepared for the NCLEX - I passed my first time. If you are looking strictly at long term payoff this program is worth the chaotic journey :typing
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    Quote from CarmsOU25
    Hi there-
    I graduated from the ABSN program at OU in July '07. Overall, it was definitely a busy, but manageable program if you are good with time management. Since the program is new, at times things were a little unorganized but we all got through it Most of that had to do with the online class system being changed after our first semester but I doubt your class will have to deal with that issue. If you have taken online classes before, that may help out some. I never had and I did just fine though.
    The busiest semester as far as class schedules go was the first summer semester b/c there are several different lab sessions to attend since you will be enrolled in both Clinical I and Health Assessment. Actual clinicals will not start until the first part of July and I believe that those were on Thurs and Friday from 645am until about 3pm. The fall and spring semesters are not as hectic, but the material is more in-depth and specialized. Acute and Chronic Care I and II (human physiology of disease in relation to appropriate nursing care) will take up a lot of your time, but the professor is wonderful (if it's Moran).
    As far as NCLEX goes, the program does prepare you well but most likely you won't feel that way when graduation comes around, haha. Practice NCLEX questions helped me very much and knowing your basic lab values is also a must. I passed NCLEX the first time, so the program must have done something right
    Also, I have many, many study guides on my computer that I'm willing to share with you or your classmates if needed. Best of luck!
    -Carmen
    you still have those study guides?
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    I do have them, but I'm on vacation right now for a few weeks. PM me for more info if you'd like.
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    i graduated from the absn program at the duncan, ok campus. i was disappointed with the lack of organization and the "cookie cutter" curriculum, considering the reputation of the university of oklahoma.

    many of the instructors had just received their advanced degrees in nursing and lacked the self-confidence to work with students who also held equivalent advanced degrees (in different fields). since the program is new, the nclex pass rates are not available. since it's conception, the site has not had stable leadership and it's current director is not student/staff friendly (to put it mildly, she is awful).

    i can not speak to the other ou-absn programs, but i strongly suggest anyone considering or accepted to the duncan site, look at other alternatives.
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    I'm not in that program, btu considered gunning toward it, until I had a fiew nurses I work with say that that program is NOT for people who are looking to get their hands dirty. In other words, they girls that come out of there are too 'cutesy' for work. :imbar
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    I can't speak for the Duncan campus but I externed with many OUABSN Tulsa graduates and found them to be extremely knowledgeable, and spoken very highly of by other staff. I don't think specific programs put out specific types of students, I realize there can be a mass stereotype but try to look past that. Even the traditional programs are really unorganized and from day to day it's a challenge to keep up with what's going on. There are several ABSN students that couldn't deal with the program and joined the traditional. It's not for everyone, but some people I've heard have done it with a family and FT job (they must have never slept!).
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    Quote from 4boys0girls
    i graduated from the absn program at the duncan, ok campus. i was disappointed with the lack of organization and the "cookie cutter" curriculum, considering the reputation of the university of oklahoma.

    many of the instructors had just received their advanced degrees in nursing and lacked the self-confidence to work with students who also held equivalent advanced degrees (in different fields). since the program is new, the nclex pass rates are not available. since it's conception, the site has not had stable leadership and it's current director is not student/staff friendly (to put it mildly, she is awful).

    i can not speak to the other ou-absn programs, but i strongly suggest anyone considering or accepted to the duncan site, look at other alternatives.
    hi, i know this is an old thread but i haven't had any luck getting any information about the ou absn program at duncan. i was hoping to get more info about the program (schedule, clinicals, curriculum, nurse tech opportunities at drh etc.) i'm sure you're busy and appreciate any info/advice you could give me. do you live in duncan??? i live in lawton and was wondering what the current situation is for new grads looking for jobs in this area. thanks in advance.


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