Quote from Pacg123
Hi... can you offer any info on the clinical part of attending UOP online? I was told it was 100% online, but the course catalog mentions clinical practicums & workshops, so I'm confused. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Thanks!
It is all online. There are however, three practice projects. The first one I did in the NUR 402 class. It was a complete nursing assessment
and care plan for a single patient, your choice, from your practice area. The other two projects I'm still a little fuzzy on, I think one is a job-shadowing, the other might be some type of community project.
Each class has a selection of readings/text material, all students have to respond to several discussion questions, classmates' replies, write individual and team papers or power point projects, and when the instructor requires write a weekly summary detailing info about the readings, and how the new info can be integrated into personal practice.
Since this is an RN to BSN program, there is no need for an observed/proctored practical exam like some other programs - you don't have to go anywhere special except to your nearest computer with internet access.
A co-worker is in the MSN program and they also have "clinical" projects, I believe he had to interview someone at a community center/outside clinic, but am not sure what the other program requirements are.
Hope this helps, don't forget they have all those nifty counselors just waiting to talk you into it...err, tell you about the program (yeah that's the ticket :chuckle )