Hi. I'm thinking of applying to OHSU and/or Linfield.
I've seen all the threads about how these colleges make their decisions etc etc but what I really want is information, from students or former students, about the pro's and con's of both schools.
So far I've heard that Linfield has excellent clinicals and academics but deluges students with ridiculous amounts of reading and homework, only part of which is directly relevant to nursing....and most of it is papers. Which I would ordinarily like, because I'm lucky enough to have the funny gene that lets me like papers, but also have Repetitive Stress Injury issues from time to time.
Rumored clinical student/instructor ratio: 6:1
Linfield has a stated interest in social justice, holistic care, and intercultural health care. Am not sure how far this is taken in the classroom????
I had a friend attend and she was changing bandages in a burn unit by her eighth month in the program.
Linfield is also more expensive....
I've also heard that OHSU, while offering stellar academics based on a test-based system, kinda sucks on the clinical level.
I have a friend attending who says that in her first term of clinicals she only got to do one or two patient interviews and next to no hands-on care. Rumored student to instructor ratio: 30:1 I need to check back in wiht this friend to see if it's true.
On the other hand OHSU has a stellar reputation and gives a great background in the theoretical foundations of health care. So it is great for people looking to develop a focused, in depth scientific understanding of disease processes, people wanting to become NP's and get admission to NP programs, and for people seeking work all over the nation/world after graduation.
Are these rumors true or partially true? I'd love your
Also, I'd be interested to hear about the amount of support each school gives to job placement for new graduates. Experiences, anyone?
Thank you, I do! :redpinkhe
*What do you feel are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the program?
*What "side benefits" come with being a student at OHSU? (ex: access to fitness center, type of student insurance, accesses or privileges you wouldn't get if you attended another school).
*What advice would you give someone just entering the program?
*How does clinical site selection work?
*and finally, everyone's favorite question, what is a typical classroom/clinical day like?
Just a few questions!
I'll ask the admissions dept too, but would really like the student's eye view
Last edit by Cinquefoil on Feb 8, '11
: Reason: clarity