University of Oklahoma ABSN Summer 2012 - page 5

Hello! I don't know how many of you are turning in your applications for the summer 2012 OU ABSN program, but I found a helpful page on OU's website which contains a schedule for this year's ABSN... Read More

  1. by   OURN2013
    Hi JG,

    Email me at and I'll send you instructions on how to join the group.

    Nurse2bTulsa was able to get into the group yesterday.

    We're having an issue I believe with the group name appearing in search results.

    I've contacted FB about the bug to get it fixed.

    ~ Chris
  2. by   Scott5383
    Hey Everyone,

    I am currently enrolled in the OKC ABSN program and will graduate in July. If you have any questions about the program, let me know. Take care!

  3. by   Compost189
    Has anyone done there National Background check yet? I did mine on the 10th and OU says they still don't have it yet. I don't have anything on there I have to worry about, I'm just wanting to make sure it was taken care of properly.
  4. by   CC10479
    Scott--would love any advice you have. A few things you have any of the syllabus's or the reading assignment lists for the first summer? I know once we start it'll be crazy, and I'd like to have some of the readings completed. Did anyone make any notes or handouts in addition to the materials purchased that were helpful? Anything we should start practicing now? I'm open to all advice! Congrats on being in the home-stretch!

    Comcast189: I did mine, but haven't checked to see if OU's received it. I'll call this afternoon.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Apr 1, '12 : Reason: TOS
  5. by   JAndersonOU
    Hello all! I was an alternate for the ABSN summer program and just found out that I got a spot! So excited to meet some of you very soon. Hope everyone is ready for this roller coaster
  6. by   TiffT
    i wrote today to inquire on my status as well. this is the response i got back, "it is my understanding that it can take 10-14 working days. it is also my understanding that no news is good news on this."

    hopefully this helps! i'm fine with this answer. i did my national background check on 3/17/12.
  7. by   Scott5383
    First, what is your schedule? Do you know yet? They like to switch things up every now and then, so you might have a different arrangment than my class. That said, we had Clinical 1, Health Assessment, Human Experience, and Intro to Professional Nursing (online).

    I will look to see if I have anything and I will check with some classmates. Whatever the case, you will be assigned a senior buddy your first day of class and he/she will most likely provide you with study guides etc. I have a few things, but I don't know if I have anything from last summer.

    The summer is hectic and I do recommend prereading for Human Experience (HE) and maybe Health Assessment (HA). However, try not to freak yourself out and take a deep breath. Everything will seem overwhelming at first, but you will get used to it quickly. And we (the seniors) will be around to help you cope. Just remember that the University wants you to do well (as it reflects well on them). This translates to a much more nurturing learning environment than what most of us are accustomed. You will get to know your professors very well and they will do their best to make sure you learn the material. Ask lots of questions, stay proactive, and try to keep your stress to a reasonable level.

    I will email you the reading list for the first couple modules in HE and HA. HE is the theory course of the summer and can be reading intensive. If I remember correctly, the ppt presentations were very detailed for these first few courses which cut down on a lot of the reading time. That said, HE requires traditional study habits and the grade is based on 4 exams and a final. HA is more task oriented, but still requires quite a bit of study time. You will have quizzes, exams, a practicum, and a couple written assignments. Your first graded patient assessment will take place at the culmination of this course. This is weighted heavily and can be a great source of stress. We did our assessments on real patients during our first days of real-world clinical (which took place in nursing homes). Once again, just remember that they want you to do well. As long as you study/ practice hard, you should have no trouble. Don't slack off, but try not to freak out.

    Clinical is time consuming and has a lot of graded assignments, but it is also a blast! You will have fun getting to know your classmates and making memories. You do have to read the material for this course ahead of time if you want to get anything out it, but you should have no trouble finding motivation. This is when you learn your most basic nursing skills. It is vital to pay attention, read, and most of all, have FUN!

    There isn't much to practice at this point. I would just suggest learning to take things one step at a time. They will throw a lot at you in the first few days. The only way to keep from being overwhelmed is to just remain organized and don't look too far ahead. Believe it or not, you will have plenty of time.

    Also, your classmates are your greatest resource. Don't be shy. You will be with the same group of people every day for the next year. Help each other.

    This program is fast and, at times, difficult. The Summer is just the beginning. Each semester will bring its own challenges. Just know that you CAN do it. It is a year of late nights, puffy eyes, pimples, and tense shoulders, but it is completely doable. A little over a year from now, you all will have your BSN. Get excited!

    I am not sure if any of this helped. I'll send you what I find via email. Take care! I look forward to meeting all of you!

  8. by   OUmurse2b
    I am an ABSN, currently in Tulsa. You all have probably started getting emails from faculty about scholarship info and whatnot. If you haven't gotten anything about the Saint Francis scholarship, then it is now posted @ It is specific to those in our class and the deadline is the 15th of April. I got it last year and it has helped in reducing the amount of loans I had to take out.

    It's seems like I was in your shoes not too long ago. It's kinda crazy how fast this program has gone by. If you have any questions, let me know. Either hit me up on this site or shoot me an email...
  9. by   TexasBSN13
    I am a female from out of state who is looking for a roommmate for this summer. Is anyone else looking for one????? ideas where to look? I cant wait to start this program!!
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Apr 1, '12 : Reason: pm to member
  10. by   JAndersonOU
    I purchased scrubs from The Uniform Shoppe (10503 N. May) and they were so nice and helpful! Definitely recommend going there! Thanks TiffT!
  11. by   TiffT
    No problem! I agree, they were great! I will definitely be a repeat customer
  12. by   Compost189
    I still haven't heard anything on the national background check. Did you hear anything TiffT?
  13. by   TiffT
    No, I have not. I'm hoping we will have more clarification during orientation. I feel like I'm in a fog right now, I don't know what to expect!!

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