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Oklahoma City University's Fall 2010 Acceptance?

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hi hopeful... i don't know if you will see this post because your last post was in julyish... but I too plan on attending okcu this spring semester in the accelerated program. I'm actually visiting the campus this thursday so that I can get some questions answered. I am curious about the scholarships. Did you get one? and I saw one scholarship that would pay tuition but you had to commit to working a hospital in Ok for 2 years. Do you know anything more about that. Also.... how are classes going? Is there anything different about the program that you didn't expect?

Hi! Got the message through my email so yup received it! Well I only received one scholarship and it was the one with the $ 500 per semester, I believed that I could have gotten more if I tried but in the end I was too stressed out with moving and everything else going on. When you visit the campus on Thursday, make sure you speak to Dr. ******, she will definitely help you any way she can on getting extra scholarships. Make sure you tell her that you are very interested in the program but the only problem is that financially you're a little hesitant. She will try all means to get you the help you need financially. I am unsure about any work study, but I have heard many students doing this.

Initially I was very hesitant applying to this school because of all the bad reviews on here but after attending, I really like this school. The professors are really helpful, they try to help you as much as they can.

Classes are going pretty well for me so far but then again it's only been two months. You have to keep up though or you will fall way behind. It's pretty intense but if you're fully committed you will do well. Just one thing though, if you make a 74.9, you fail the course. What I really like about this program is that you can always make an appointment with your professor and they will take their time out and explain every little detail that you do not understand in class. They do not rush you out and will answer any questions you have. I stayed with one professor for over an hour. Everyone is really nice and you will feel at ease.

We have clinical orientation this Thursday from 8-12 at the Meinder's business building. You can always grab one of us after our orientation and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Good luck!

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RonnieNichelle RN

Specializes in Psych, Med-Surg, Critical Care, NICU.

Hello again Hopeful27!!..I am curious to know who you are..lol..We talked on here a few times about the fall 2010 nursing program at OCU...You and I both are in the program, this fall, and still never met..lol..Are you in group 1 or 2?..I'm in group 1...

Hi Future Nurse! I am in group 2. Whatcha think of OCU so far?

hopeful thanks for responding.... i just joined this site but if it wasn't for this site I wouldn't have found as much information. I did visit the campus and I have to be honest, It is ALOT nicer than I expected. Granted I've been in Florida for a few years (but originally a Texan so not that much difference except for more snow and tornadoes in OK) but I didn't expect the campus to be so nice. I got the tour, met with financial aid and someone whom I guess should remain nameless on this site from the nursing faculty. Very informative and I am so excited now! I found out that I do not have to take nutrition since I already took it for a pre req for another school so hopefully that will give me more time my first semester with the other classes and learning how to prepare for nursing classes. Thank you again you have been so helpful... If anyone has any other comments or concerns about the program I would greatly appreciate it. I do look forward to attending there in the spring and I CAN NOT WAIT! Thanks again guys for listening :)... and I guess also If anyone has any inputs on where to live.... I would love to know. I visited the on campus housing and thinking about centennial? not so sure we will see. I'm just afraid of picking an apartment off campus in the wrong area.

lolothecaggie- I moved to Oklahoma to attend OCU and I can not really tell you much about living arrangements. I wish I can help you but hopefully someone on this thread can help you out on that. =) Best of luck!

RonnieNichelle RN

Specializes in Psych, Med-Surg, Critical Care, NICU.

Hello Hopeful 27..I think OCU is cool!!..It's laid back, the teachers are helpful, and the students are nice and eager to learn..I'm just happy to finally be in the program and ready to get it over and done with...lol...

jolie bebe

Has 2 years experience.

hello futurenurse1982

Do you have any advice for me am starting this spring would be taking Assesment and pharmcology.

thanks

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RonnieNichelle RN

Specializes in Psych, Med-Surg, Critical Care, NICU.

Hello Jolie Bebe,

Congrats on your acceptance into OCU!!..:yeah:...The advice I would give you for Pharm is study study study..Math and science aren't my best subjects and that class gave me lots of trouble, but through the grace of God I'm making it through..lol..Anyway, We have lots of meds to learn, so the best thing to do is look at the info on them daily to get familiarized with everything..And for assessment just read...That's my best subject so far and, to me, it's the easiest...If you have anymore questions just hit me up...Good luck!!

jolie bebe

Has 2 years experience.

Thank you futurenurse1982

yay you almost done with the first semester of nursing,

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RonnieNichelle RN

Specializes in Psych, Med-Surg, Critical Care, NICU.

Thank you Jolie Bebe!!..Yes, 3 more semesters to go!!..That's all I think about now..lol...And you're welcome..If you have any questions about anything else don't hesitate to write...

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Hi FutureNurse1982,

by now I am sure you have graduated and are well in to your nursing career! I have been accepted to OCU for the fall, and I was just going over this site to see what people have to say. Some things said in older posts were pretty negative about the program and professors. How are you feeling about the program now?

Hi FutureNurse1982,

by now I am sure you have graduated and are well in to your nursing career! I have been accepted to OCU for the fall, and I was just going over this site to see what people have to say. Some things said in older posts were pretty negative about the program and professors. How are you feeling about the program now?

The program has gotten worse due to taking in as much students as they can with not enough faculty! Look at their 2011 pass rates and you will see the significant drop in pass rates.

I agree with all the negative reviews posted on here.

Check this link out:

http://www.studentsreview.com/OK/OCIU_comments.html

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RonnieNichelle RN

Specializes in Psych, Med-Surg, Critical Care, NICU.

Hello Doulajen,I'm not trying to scare you or anything, but I'm going to have to agree with okcu.alumni. The program is survivable, but that wasn't the case for me. I was actually kicked out of the program summer 2011, with only a year to go. I was kicked out because of a C-. The program itself wasn't hard, for me it was more the exams in Adult Health I that gave me hell. That class actually gave a lot of students hell, not just me. And it's true that they take more students than they can bear, making it hard for the students who need help get accurate one to one attention/ tutoring.Now that I've been given the boot, I now have loan debt up to the sky with no degree. I honestly feel like they don't care about the students. They only seem to care about two things, their NCLEX pass rates and you getting your tuition paid. That's just my two cents on that! I am now enrolled in LPN school and will be transitioning into an RN program fall 2013. It was a minor setback for me, but I didn't let it keep me down. My advice to you is to study as much as you can and if you're having trouble with anything get help as soon as you can. Good luck to you and don't let the negative comments make you think negative about the program. Just stay focused and you should be fine.

Hi FutureNurse 1982! Be glad you transferred when you did! They were weeding students out like crazy this semester. I saw students literally broke down from all the pressure due to the NCLEX pass rates. Some of the students actually was so dissatisfied that they went to the university president to speak to him. The Dean was none too please with this and sent a letter to all of the senior class regarding this, calling the people "cowards." She believed in the " gift of failure," as stated in her letter. Due to the low NCLEX pass rate from c/o 2011, they are much harder on everyone than ever before.

In the beginning, I was really satisfied with the school, everyone was nice and helpful. Then boom we have a new program called the Gateway Program, that had caused a major ruckus! They accepted way too many students ( our class consist of ~ 150 students) and not enough professors. Some professors and I am not saying all, has a short fuse when asking questions in class, they will comment back with something sarcastic. A student asked, " should we be afraid of the next test because the first test was really hard?" The professors response to this, " you better be scared!"

All in all, I managed to graduate but it was a long and hard ride. I am not telling everyone here not to enroll to this program but giving my opinion on it. If you study hard and really focus, you can do it. Do not only study from power points as they are not as helpful, you have to read the book over and over again. Please please keep in mind that tuition is not cheap and very expensive so make sure no matter what you will try and succeed and graduate.

For the one's who just got accepted, congratulations. I will give you all a helpful suggestion, get the book "fundamentals success" for your foundations course.

Have faith, be determined, and you will succeed! Good luck to all incoming class =)