RSU Fall 2010 - page 4

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Hey all! Was just wondering if anyone else out there is starting RSU's nursing program this Fall... I am and I am soo excited! I would love to meet others who are starting with me.... Looking forward to meeting all my... Read More


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    I had to call the background check people AGAIN today! I've about had it with them. The lady said, "I know it's important and I told 'him' that you guys needed them by Friday. So, hopefully he will get on the ball. No one from Rogers has gotten their background checks back yet." I told her that wasn't true, that I knew some people had gotten theirs back and that GroupOne dragging their feet could keep me from participating in this program that I worked so hard to get into! She said she would remind him again to hurry up.

    I mean SERIOUSLY?!? This should have only taken a few days and now we are going on two weeks. They keep telling me it's complete so why haven't they just sent the freakin' thing already? I feel like I'm dealing with 5 year olds. Why should someone have to be reminded constantly to meet a deadline? This isn't new to them, it's what they do all day everyday. GRRRR!
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    I would call *****. She will get them moving! That is ridiculous! They listen to her. I had to get her involved when they told me that they couldn't email it to me.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 28, '10 : Reason: please do nont post names as per terms of service
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    I'm going up there today to turn in all my stuff. I'm definately going to talk to her about it.
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    Please let me know what she says. I called up there and talked to "***" in the office and she said that we do not have to turn in the background check. She just wants to know that it is done. **** said at orientation that she didn't want it. I would feel better hearing it from her.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 28, '10 : Reason: Please do not post names as per terms of service
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    Quote from Samantha79
    Why should someone have to be reminded constantly to meet a deadline? This isn't new to them, it's what they do all day everyday. GRRRR!
    The problem here is they don't have a deadline, you do. You were warned at orientation to complete and submit the requirements as early as possible to avoid drama like this. It's not uncommon for run of the mill background checks to take 2-3+ weeks. Mine took a little over 2 weeks to get, but I had the results a month ago because I didn't procrastinate.

    Stay on top of your deadlines or nursing school will eat you alive.

    Also know what they are. As the others noted, as was noted at orientation, as is noted in your paperwork packet, and probably the handbook as well, the background check isn't part of the paperwork that is turned in to Donna.
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    Quote from EwwbloodOMGneedles
    The problem here is they don't have a deadline, you do. You were warned at orientation to complete and submit the requirements as early as possible to avoid drama like this. It's not uncommon for run of the mill background checks to take 2-3+ weeks. Mine took a little over 2 weeks to get, but I had the results a month ago because I didn't procrastinate.

    Stay on top of your deadlines or nursing school will eat you alive.

    Also know what they are. As the others noted, as was noted at orientation, as is noted in your paperwork packet, and probably the handbook as well, the background check isn't part of the paperwork that is turned in to Donna.

    I didn't procrastinate. I had to wait until I had money to order it. Unfortunately $65 is something that has to be budgeted in for our family. I ordered it the very next possible paycheck after orientation. I've been on top of my deadlines and will continue to stay on top of my deadlines. I would think that paying someone for a service that THEY advertise as taking 2-3 days constitues a deadline on their part. I'm paying them for a service, not asking them for a favor. Not trying to some off as rude, but I'm already massively irritated by the situation and your reply came off as demeaning, whether you meant it to or not.

    I spoke with ****** today about the issue and she said she was aware of it. Some of the clinical sites this year are requiring a "stamped" paper from OSBI, and apparently OSBI are the ones dragging their feet (but who really knows). She said not to worry about it since we don't REALLY need them until we start clinicals in Sept. She knows it's out of our control and that we met our deadlines.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 28, '10 : Reason: Please do not post names as per terms of service
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    Quote from Samantha79
    I didn't procrastinate. I had to wait until I had money to order it. Unfortunately $65 is something that has to be budgeted in for our family. I ordered it the very next possible paycheck after orientation. I've been on top of my deadlines and will continue to stay on top of my deadlines. I would think that paying someone for a service that THEY advertise as taking 2-3 days constitues a deadline on their part. I'm paying them for a service, not asking them for a favor. Not trying to some off as rude, but I'm already massively irritated by the situation and your reply came off as demeaning, whether you meant it to or not.

    I spoke with ****** today about the issue and she said she was aware of it. Some of the clinical sites this year are requiring a "stamped" paper from OSBI, and apparently OSBI are the ones dragging their feet (but who really knows). She said not to worry about it since we don't REALLY need them until we start clinicals in Sept. She knows it's out of our control and that we met our deadlines.
    For what it's worth I'm not impressed with the company, the way they are setup, the service, or the cost vs value of the service. All you get is a worthless email that you could have forged yourself. I don't blame the clinical sites for wanting an official paper with a seal vs something we printed off ourselves. I thought that when they said they would "email" us the results and I thought that when I got the emailed results, "they're going to accept this?"

    At least with the FBI or OSBI you get an offically stamped document. Really though, in a perfect world the clinical sites would run the check and it would never come through our hands.

    As far as OSBI holding things up, they can be horribly slow. I don't know what it is now but a last year you were looking at about 3 months to get a CC permit processed through OSBI. And they have been known to be cranky. I don't think background reports are high on their to do list.

    And for what it's worth I didn't mean to come across as demeaning anymore than you probably meant to come across as whiny and demanding. (;

    I don't know where they pulled this company from but they need to throw it back and stick with the standard Oklahoma or Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 28, '10 : Reason: name removed from quote
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    guys, just a quick reminder on terms of service of the site

    no potentially libelous information about specific schools, instructors, or health care facilities/entities should be posted in these forums. while it is important to be able to network, everyone should be mindful of the following:

    1. it is a small world - when we narrow it down to a state and throw in some personal info, there is actually a pretty good chance someone may recognize you if you are not careful. your privacy is paramount to us.
    2. while this site is a wonderful place to vent (without excess personally identifiable details) it is not the place to express why ("x" specific person, place or program) is terrible. gripe away, but since we cannot permit allegations to be made about named entities, your care in not naming them is very much appreciated.
    3. please do not give out personal information about others. do not name names where anyone could identify the person in any facility including your nursing programs.
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    $65 for your background check!!! Are they doing something different? Hi guys I am going into my 2nd year of nursing at RSU if you have any questions. If they do it the way we did it youll have skills labs and lectures for the first few weeks. The teachers are awesome and you will be led step by step the first few weeks so dont worry. If I could give any advice it be NOT to get overwhelmed and dont try to print all the documents youll need all at once. It will all make sense to you after a bit of time. As far as the white pants......white granny panties and an extra pair in the car for emergency back up the uniform actually looks great witht the navy top and the white pants. Congrats and see you at school!
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    hey all, I was reading your string on RSU, and was thinking about trying to get in their ADN program next year. I have a question for you though. Do you know if your clinicals are going to be during the day or evening or both? Just trying to prepare myself beforehand because of family concerns. Congrats to everyone that got in! I think we're going to move to Claremore this fall, and take the prereq's in the spring.

    I'm excited to see what you all have to say about the classes this fall, it gives me a good idea of what nursing school is going to be like!!


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