Ohio University Online FNP.. can they legally do this? - page 2

Hello, I have been admitted to Ohio University's online FNP program for Spring 2013. the semester is supposed to start January 14. I have been very excited about this program, although there were... Read More

  1. Visit  txrn84 profile page
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    I was accepted and planning to attend University of Cincinnati's online MSN program, so this is extremely concerning since I am from Texas. My state isn't on their "restricted states" list, but I found another thread on here for Walden where a Texas resident had concerns about clinicals being counted with online programs. I've talked to the Texas Board of Nursing who told me that if it's accredited and recognized by the state of Ohio, it should be fine, but clearly there is some more requirements with state agreements. I've contacted my advisor and awaiting response. Anyone have any other advice on how to proceed? I'm also wondering how the school/state/federal govt is handling all this since financial aid loans could potentially be cancelled if a school misleads in such a way.
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  3. Visit  sofla98 profile page
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    Hello,

    I have been admitted to Ohio University's online FNP program for Spring 2013. the semester is supposed to start January 14. I have been very excited about this program, although there were some issues along the way. However, I recently received an e-mail from the program director that stated "You may have already been notified by the Graduate College that you were admitted for the Spring 2013 Term; however, the program has reached enrollment capacity." It then goes on to say I can either wait until summer or drop out. They sent this e-mail December 20 - 3 weeks before the semester starts. I received a letter in October telling me I was admitted - it states nowhere that this could change. I have been talking with my advisor often since November, and received information of the classes I am to take, dates for Orientation, and textbook information. I am extremely disappointed in this program. I have cut down hours at work in order to focus on classes and cannot get those hours back. I was told by the advisor that admission to this program is on a first come, first serve basis, and that I was among the first group of students admitted. I was wondering if anyone else has had any issues with Ohio University, and if anyone knows if they can legally tell a student they are admitted and then withdraw that admission due to their mistake? I am so angry about this! Thanks for your input!
    Sounds fishy to me. I am (was?) enrolled in the program. I started last summer. I had a 3.0 GPA until this last semester. I got a D- in my last class and cannot move on (the class was a total joke, btw). The "instructor" is a psych nurse and I am unsure of what qualifications she has to teach at the graduate level other than having a MSN she had.She was rude and quite unprofessional and NEVER any help Anyhow, I did not deserve this grade. I emailed her several times and got no response, emailed the director and got no response, either. I feel like I am being pushed out or weeded out of the program and not because I should be, but for some other unknown reason. I think that the uni is over their heads with this program and this is their solution. I would steer clear of this program. I am totally bummed but it isn't going to stop me. I am planning on applying to two local programs and plan to fight tooth and nail to receive the grade I deserve.
  4. Visit  funfunfun550 profile page
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    Keep us posted.. I was thinking of going for the FNP @ OU...somebody there needs to slow down and take each student seriously instead of continuing to take peoples money without a thought for how it is impacting their lives...I imagine there have been SO many complaints that some of what is happening is a backlash for accreditation bodies
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  5. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
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    They raked me over the coals and I would never recommend their MSN program no matter what. After they reeled me in and urged me to "hurry and get everything in" I never heard back. I finally got some rejection notice and followed up...was treated rudely and the rest is history. Adios OU...FOREVER.
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  6. Visit  BowHunterRN profile page
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    sofla98, I'm sorry that this school has done this to you. I also am very disappointed, but I am not letting it get me down. I am applying to other schools and want a good education - as I'm sure you do too. It doesn't sound like that's what you were getting at OU if they were grading you unfairly and weren't educated enough to be teaching the classes. I agree that they don't have a solution to their problems except finding ways to kick students out. I think they are accepting too many students and don't have the means to keep up with them. This school is horrible with communication, they will avoid you by all means possible. I would not recommend this proram to anyone! Good luck to you - I'm sure you will find a good school that will provide you with a good education and the grades you deserve!
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    Britt, were you in the program as well? So far this is what has happened over the last week:______________. NOTHING!!!

    I was informed this evening that the grade was changed...But to what, I have no idea because the same grade is still posted.

    I also requested to know what the other students in my "group" got on their final papers. Why we are doing group work at this level of education is BEYOND me. I'm sorry, but when I routinely get A's on all my papers and have had papers used as examples of not only awesome writing but impeccable APA format, I know that I can write a decent paper in my sleep and an outstanding one with a bit of effort, lol! The final paper for the one class was a grouper, and I kept telling the self proclaimed (total brown nosing, PIA, nancy nurse type) leader that there were several formatting issues and basic grammar mistakes made, she got REALLY upset and went off on a tangent in an email to me. I can only imagine what she sent to the professor. I wrote my own paper (the syllabus/rubric did not say ONE paper per group) and turned it in. In theory if there is only one paper per group, then we ALL should have the same grade, right??? Well, I just got a very nasty response after spending five freaking hours rewriting that train wreck (I'm still not sure who even wrote it, I think someone just copy and pasted everything from the DB posts ) that there is only one paper per group. I call BS on that, especially at this level of education!!!

    This has been a total PIA. This is the first time I have had an issue at OU and it has been a total nightmare to get fixed. Not to mention, the spring semester started today. I am still not registered for the first class for the semester and now am a day behind everyone else!

    I am looking into other schools. The schools near me (U.C.) don't have a good rep at all. In fact, I don't know ONE person that has gone there or is a current student there that has one good thing to say about their program!

    I am just giving all this up to God at this point. My head hurts just thinking about it and this whole thing is stressing me out! As far as the communication goes, up until this point it has been good. But now, I give them a big fat D-, lol. The one guy said he left me a voicemail today, which I did not receive...I wonder what excuse they will come up with tomorrow...

    I just want my grade fixed and I will go on in the program. I am almost a YEAR IN! I will be starting clinicals and be done before I know it!!! I would REALLY HATE to have to start over in a new program, so I just gotta pray that all the issues get resolved and be more cognizant and top of things regarding my grades, etc...
  8. Visit  sofla98 profile page
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    Have you checked into Miami U? I was going to check their website to see what they offer...

    Haha on the taking us serious part. My original email to them about the grade issues was almost a month ago. Still isn't resolved. The one grade was raised to a B-...Even though I provided her all the "missing" work from Blackboard. I am a nurse, not a freaking IT person. Not my fault that BB has so many bugs!
  9. Visit  DidiRN profile page
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    Quote from sofla98
    Britt, were you in the program as well? So far this is what has happened over the last week:______________. NOTHING!!!

    I was informed this evening that the grade was changed...But to what, I have no idea because the same grade is still posted.

    I also requested to know what the other students in my "group" got on their final papers. Why we are doing group work at this level of education is BEYOND me. I'm sorry, but when I routinely get A's on all my papers and have had papers used as examples of not only awesome writing but impeccable APA format, I know that I can write a decent paper in my sleep and an outstanding one with a bit of effort, lol! The final paper for the one class was a grouper, and I kept telling the self proclaimed (total brown nosing, PIA, nancy nurse type) leader that there were several formatting issues and basic grammar mistakes made, she got REALLY upset and went off on a tangent in an email to me. I can only imagine what she sent to the professor. I wrote my own paper (the syllabus/rubric did not say ONE paper per group) and turned it in. In theory if there is only one paper per group, then we ALL should have the same grade, right??? Well, I just got a very nasty response after spending five freaking hours rewriting that train wreck (I'm still not sure who even wrote it, I think someone just copy and pasted everything from the DB posts ) that there is only one paper per group. I call BS on that, especially at this level of education!!!

    This has been a total PIA. This is the first time I have had an issue at OU and it has been a total nightmare to get fixed. Not to mention, the spring semester started today. I am still not registered for the first class for the semester and now am a day behind everyone else!

    I am looking into other schools. The schools near me (U.C.) don't have a good rep at all. In fact, I don't know ONE person that has gone there or is a current student there that has one good thing to say about their program!
    D-, lol. The one guy said he left me a voicemail today, whic.
    When you said "UC", are you talking about University of Cincinnati? I was considering them, but they were just too pricey.
    Sorry to hear about all your troubles with OU. They are such a disaster
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    Yes, I was talking about UC. The people I know in that program are not happy with it at all.

    Ohio U is a disaster. A total waste of money, time, and energy...I have gotten no where with them. So, I guess I will have to make a formal request through the dean for my grade change.
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  11. Visit  BowHunterRN profile page
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    sofla98, I doubt even the dean would change anything. This entire school is messed up. They lie to you in order to get you to be quiet, then don't change anything. I was accepted into the program, I was supposed to start this week. They ignored me for over two weeks, then ensured I would be placed on the waiting list. The director of the program told me that the students who were starting clinicals (maybe the class ahead of you?) could not get clinical hours ANYWHERE. She stated that they were starting to push students back a semester because the other students were having so much trouble getting clinical hours. She would not explain why the students could not get clinical hours, and I don't understand it. You can now attend OU if you live in Ohio, WV, and Kentucky I believe. That's at least three states worth of clinical sites. I live in a small town in Ohio, and I truely doubt that there's a ton of NP students trying to get clinical hours in my area. So, are places just not accepting OU students, or is there more behind this? I am wondering if this is what they did to you as well, since they are trying to cut down the class sizes. I think that they accepted too many students and are unable to assist them with clinical sites. In order to have a graduating class, they would rather push some students out instead of not graduating any students since they could not get clinical hours. I am told I have a reserved seat in the next semester, but I don't think I am going to take it.
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    Hi sofla98, I was wondering if you could elaborate on why the people you know in UC's program are not happy with it. It is one of my options for online FNP - just wondering since I haven't heard anything negative about it so far. Thanks
  13. Visit  RNnan profile page
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    I was asked "Is this legal", surely not but until we as consumers take a stand then it'll continue to happen... The bottom line with Ohio University and any on-line FNP program is to ensure that they have the state agreement go to this link for more information and follow the breadcrumbs Court Deals Second Blow to Federal State Authorization Regulation « WCET Frontiers also look at the SHEOO website. Ohio keeps pushing back clincal start dates in hopes that they will get the state authorization for the remaining students from their first class which I was apart of.

    Listen if you are not from Ohio, WV or KY don't apply to Ohio University and don't continue to be pacified by their "we're working on it" be pro-active and protect your time, money and learning. Walden University do not accept students from my state of FL and my friend from Texas that was apart of the first 25 inquired a few months back and they told her no. Understand that if you contact your state board of nursing their concerned about "Accredidations not State agreements" two totally different entities...

    Just like they as for copies of our credentials feel free to ask them!
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    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I have heard Walden is a diploma mill because of the ease of admissions. I just spoke with someone there and I'm not getting that impression. It sounds fairly rigorous. All instructors are PhD prepared. Practicum hours total 576. They are CCNE accredited. They are NOT brick and mortar. Does that matter? I don't know. They are a "for profit" school, yet their tution is WAY less than many and includes books. Cost is about $23,000 for everything. Classes are 12 week qtrs with a week break in-between. The first intro course is 6 weeks long; must maintain 3.0 in program. Overall their retention rate for nursing programs is 96%, however the NP tracks are new so no real data on that. Would love to hear more about it but I guess that's for another thread. I just wanted to follow up on my previous post. Personally, I would NOT attend OU because there are so many other options and they can be so flakey.
    Hi, just curious about walden's tuition fee, is $23,000 the RN to MSN NP track or BSN to MSN NP track? Pls let me know. Thanks

    Cyndi.


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