I just received my acceptance to the accelerated ADN program at OCCC. Seems like it has taken me so long to get to this point--can't wait to hear what OU says! I'd rather do an accelerated BSN at OU, but the ADN program I was accepted to has a great reputation so either way I'm looking forward to starting.
My first bachelor's was in English (2002), and after I was cured from wanting to pursue a career as an attorney, I slowly started taking the pre-req's for a BSN program. I'm working as a nursing assistant at one of the hospitals in Oklahoma City, and the experience is phenominal. I was waitlisted last year for the nursing program
at OU, and I am SO thankful I did not get in because working as an aide has given me an additional perspective on the day to day role of a nurse. It's also been great for me to observe the hospital staff from a non-patient perspective. I have a heart disease, have had open heart, heart attacks, and have an AICD. All of my experiences in the hospital as a patient have been great, but it's interesting to observe how the staff operates. I'm still not sure what I want to do as far as long term goes (thinking CRNA, but who isn't these days :-). Time will tell, and I'll find my niche.
Best of luck to everyone waiting on the letters from OU--hopefully they will go out this week!