Ou Absn

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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? Anything else you have to say would be greatly appreciated!
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    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
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    I would definitely consider looking at all of your options before deciding on this program. PM for more info.
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    i was in the same class as carmen and ilona.


    there are, imo, some big drawbacks to OU's ABSN program. i think mostly the problems stem from the overall lack of attention given to the ABSN students. you are expected to do many things on your own.

    also, i thought the cost was outrageous for the content provided - but i don't necessarily think that's a problem unique to the program.

    the upside? well, you do get done a lot faster. that was why i actually made the decision to go to OU. and don't get me wrong, i'm glad i did. it got me where i wanted to be in 10 months less time.

    if you're looking for a quality nursing education.....well, you do get done a lot faster in the OU ABSN program.
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    Vesperlynd are you looking @ the San Diego satellite campus for OU?
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    I will agree with Phil that you are expected to do a lot on your own in this program as compared to the traditional students. It's important to find a group of fellow students to work with in regards to projects, study guides for tests, or just general peer support throughout the program.

    Also, this program was about my only option to go with in order to graduate and then get a few months experience working as a RN before my husband and I received orders for our next military assignment. I had a feeling we'd probably be heading overseas and managing school would be a big hassle on top of that. Sure enough, we're headed over to Okinawa in April.
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    yeah.
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    Quote from ffweste
    Vesperlynd are you looking @ the San Diego satellite campus for OU?

    yeah.
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    Are you in the program now?

    Let's see what can I tell you....I have spoken with the pharm teacher who is great about your program (she teaches pharm even though it is supposed to be an online class in Tulsa - she does teach the class during class hours). She mentioned that she works really hard for the folks in CA, because she can't have a live class. She is constantly taking calls or taking time for the folks in CA.

    I think that the program has positivies and negatives. Please feel free to PM me. She spoke with me pretty candidly about the CA program. Your situation will be unique from my experience and from the experience of people who take classes in OKC. We have class time, that is something that you won't have.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me!!!
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    Quote from ffweste
    Are you in the program now?

    Let's see what can I tell you....I have spoken with the pharm teacher who is great about your program (she teaches pharm even though it is supposed to be an online class in Tulsa - she does teach the class during class hours). She mentioned that she works really hard for the folks in CA, because she can't have a live class. She is constantly taking calls or taking time for the folks in CA.

    I think that the program has positivies and negatives. Please feel free to PM me. She spoke with me pretty candidly about the CA program. Your situation will be unique from my experience and from the experience of people who take classes in OKC. We have class time, that is something that you won't have.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me!!!

    ok, i am intrigued. why did she need to contact you? i am waiting to hear if i am accepted or not for the spring 09 semester. anything i need to know?


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