Hi again Sergiol,
I hadn't even thought about the non-resident tuition issue, so you bring up a good point about how much you would have to pay even at public universities like OU & UCO.
As I mentioned in your other thread, I go to Oklahoma City University so I am totally biased, but I love it. The school is wonderful, campus is beautiful, the professors and staff are superb, and I adore my classmates. I know I sound super cheezy and gushy... but I am super happy there! I guess, I would say that there is just a different atmosphere at OKCU than any other school that I have attended (total 7) - and maybe that is attributable to actually being in the nursing program and prior I've just been doing pre-req's - but it's the first time I've been somewhere that I feel like my professors and advisors are so totally invested in and focused on our success. I mean, I have all of my professors' home and cell numbers and I truly feel comfortable calling any one of them if I'm not getting or struggling with something. That's just one of many examples and maybe most nursing programs are like this - but it has been a really wonderful change from the days of pre-req's!!
I think most schools will heavily weight the science GPA so that works in your favor. For OKCU, they really just require you meet their minimum requirements - which is basically to have completed the pre-req's (Nutrition, A&P, Microbiology, & Chemistry) with a C or better and have an overall 3.0 GPA. However, there are some little loopholes in that GPA requirement, which is kinda how I got accepted and so there is a little wiggle room for folks like us. :hatparty:
If I can answer any other questions, feel free to PM me and I really encourage you to call and talk to Sherri (Oklahoma City University : Kramer School of Nursing
), who is the advisor to both Traditional BSN and Bachelors-to-BSN students. She was my hero last spring!