OLOL applicants - page 3

Ok, I wait every day to see if something from OLOL will come in the mail. I really am getting impatient. Anyone hear any news?... Read More

  1. by   dsoginer
    Congrats Kinsey, I was where you are last spring, so excited. Some of the students from the 2006 and 2005 classes gave me wonderful advice along with books, and notes etc. I would love to pass along what I can. I am in the Tulane class right now, and it is not easy, but the admin. are working with us. I spoke to one of our teachers who will be going to W. Jeff in the Spring and she said that you will not have class on a regular basis 7 days a week. That was the standard that they would hold you to if you decided on the program; the level of commitment you should have. Some of us have had clinicals 3 days a week, which made our week 6 days, but none have gone 7 yet.

    Best advice I can give right now is to start studying Med. Terminology if you have not taken it. I have the word list that I would be happy to pass on.

    If you do not need to study that, then start reading the Nursing Fundamentals book, again I can give you the revelant chapters.

    We lost 10 people in those two classes

    Good Luck
  2. by   KinsleyNOLA
    Thanks for the info. Can you give me an idea of what your days are like. At the information session they said M-F 9-5 with an occassional weekend. Then I was told 7 days a week with Fri/Sat/Sun 12 hour day. I am trying to organize some sort of babysitting plan for my children and I need more info. I already took medical terminology a few years back so I do not think I will have to take that class. Thanks so much for the information. We have orientation on the 11th of Dec... can you tell me what to expect that day? thanks again... SOOOO MUCH!
  3. by   dsoginer
    Hi, I would be happy to tell you what to expect.
    First.. We go to school 3 days a week, with two days of Clinicals. The only reason some of our classmates have had to go more than 5 days a week was to make up clinical days. Our teachers this fall, will be your teachers this spring. One of the teachers said that the mention of 7 days a week was to give prospective students an idea of the commitment that is required for this program. This is one tough program but I would do it again. I had a 3.8 for my final GPA in college and I just squeak by each class. There seems to be some type of "contest" going on between the teachers on who can submit the most difficult questions and I wish they would stop. The most wonderful aspect of this program is the administration. They go to bat for us at every opportunity and are wonderful. Go to them if you need help.
    Orientation was just that; mainly people from Tulane (in your case=West Jeff) speaking to us. Have ready any questions that you may have; there should be people there answering questions about the program, about your job, about the supplemental pay...
    My suggestion to you and others starting this program is to get started studying, (I am not kidding!). It's that tough.

    Good luck and feel free to ask any questions you have and someone on this site will answer (just not when there is a test

    Last edit by sirI on Nov 26, '07 : Reason: TOS - PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES/INITIALS OF FACULTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   sirI
    Please do not post names/initials of faculty members.

    Thank you.
  5. by   grgarcia
    dsoginer- you mention a nursing fundamentals book. Which one is it? I'd like to get a head start and any help you can give me is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  6. by   dsoginer
    The book we used this year is Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th edition all 9 lbs of it!

    And that is not a joke