Fall '07 Applicants-OLOL Accelerated

  1. Anyone had their interview yet? If so, how was it?
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  3. by   dsoginer
    I had my interview, however it is not fair to other applicants to talk about the questions asked. The interview was not bad, however I found that I was discouraged because I had not worked in health care before. Also they were not encouraging about the fact that I would be commuting, saying that no one that commutes ever stays in school. Actually if I am accepted I plan on renting a relatives home, and staying in NO during the week. Anyone want to go in on a house or apartment?
  4. by   ecbnola
    I am really excited about the interview. And nervous! So much rides on this decision.
  5. by   blkgurlwithwings
    I had my interview and I thought it was awful. Just real difficult. The ladies were nice, but reserved, so it was hard to get a read. They told me that I was "strongly competitive", but I sure didn't feel it.

    I'm looking to room with some serious students.....let me know if anyone wants to go in on a place.
  6. by   ecbnola
    Has everyone heard the BIG news? OLOL has pushed up the interviews so that we can know sooner what the decision is. My interview was moved from june to next week!
  7. by   hs2005
    Thanks for sharing that info. That is really big news, it will be nice to find out earlier because this is really stressful!
  8. by   blkgurlwithwings
    During my interview, the ladies told me that they were going to try and "push" forward the replies of people they considered the "top", so that's a good thing. I was so stress-free until I realized that August is around the corner and they haven't even picked a start date.
  9. by   dsoginer
    blkgrlwithwings do you have a medical background. If you do not mind answering?
  10. by   hs2005
    dsoginer- your question to the other poster about having a medical background. I am wondering if you are having the same fears I have. I am worried because I do not have a medical background that the accelerated route is not the way to go. I don't want to end up over my head and not do well. People are always saying that the way you are tested during nursing school is also completely different than the way college students are traditionally tested.
  11. by   dsoginer
    I will promise something to all my fellow hopefuls on this web site. If I make it into OLOLC, we will all work together to pass this school. It will be the most difficult 10 months of our life as far as education goes, but with help from each other, study groups etc. we can make it. I am older and I have no problem being everyone's mom, friend, and study-mate. I plan on renting a place in NO (going home on weekends)and hopefully rooming with other OLOLC students, so we can turn this house into the study capitol of NO. And anyone who rents with me will have to have this same attitude. So as far as not having medical experience I hope those that do will help us, and perhaps we can offer something to them. Team work people!
  12. by   accelnurse
    Quote from dsoginer
    I will promise something to all my fellow hopefuls on this web site. If I make it into OLOLC, we will all work together to pass this school. It will be the most difficult 10 months of our life as far as education goes, but with help from each other, study groups etc. we can make it. I am older and I have no problem being everyone's mom, friend, and study-mate. I plan on renting a place in NO (going home on weekends)and hopefully rooming with other OLOLC students, so we can turn this house into the study capitol of NO. And anyone who rents with me will have to have this same attitude. So as far as not having medical experience I hope those that do will help us, and perhaps we can offer something to them. Team work people!
    Hi. I'm currently in this accelerated program (graduating Thursday!) It has helped me to have a study partner, but I found groups are not good. Also, you really won't be able to go home on weekends since most weekends you will have clinicals or major studying to do. But you were right about it being the most difficult 10 months of your life, but it's worth it.
  13. by   dsoginer
    Congratulations on graduating Thursday! way to go. Thank you for responding and letting us know even more about the program. Guess I was being optimistic about getting to go home on the weekends, but that is one of the reasons I (if I get in) will rent a home in NO. I am beginning to realize how intensive this will be, even though I thought I knew already and am ready to make this commitment. It is just 10 months.
  14. by   ecbnola
    I have a question for you: how prepared do you feel for the boards? Does OLOL have a lot of graduates who pass the state boards?

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