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OLOL Accelerated -Fall 2007

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by ecbnola ecbnola (Member)

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Hey y'all,

When do you think we start? I am sure we will find out on July 2 at orientation...just wondering if anyone has the inside scoop or any news?;)

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ECnola, I do not know the exact date. I did speak to someone about the Tulane stipend and it will be $600.00 with 25% taken out for taxes. I am very excited about the orientation. But first I have to pass Chemistry

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I am taking Chemistry this summer too. Luckily it's a very easy class. I got this health packet for OLOL in the mail yesterday and it is SO overwhelming!

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I was accepted for both OLOL and Charity for fall 2007 and I am trying to decide which one. I want to get it done quickly, but I don't want to sacrafice my grades since I plan to go into a graudate program for advance practice. What do you all think Charity or OLOL? I haven't been able to get a lot of info on OLOL. In the interview they kept telling me that they didn't have any info about the school.

I wanted to know if you all know the sucessful completion or failure/drop out rates and average GPA of OLOL Accelerated graduates.:uhoh3:

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monilu-

I am in the same boat that you are in. I decided to go to Charity because it has such an excellent reputation and I plan to go to grad school as well and don't want to sacrifice grades in order to finish quickly. I was also a little bothered by the fact that I could not get answers to specific questions from the such as why only 26 students graduated when 55 started. That seems strange to me when you consider we are older students with degrees. During the hospital interview I was also discouraged to find out that only a handful of previous students continue to work for them.

These were just some of my concerns that helped me make a decision. Hope this helps you a little.

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Well, like you, I was also accepted to both Charity and OLOL Accel. NOLA. I chose OLOL. Charity is a wonderful school and I am sure I would have been happy there. But, to be honest, I have been in school for a VERY VERY long time. OLOL is giving me a chance to finally FINISH and be a nurse by next SUMMER. That,to me, is worth anything. I am ready to move on, and this is such a great opportunity.

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Just wanted to make sure I did not sound like I was being negative to those going to OLL. I don't think there is anything wrong with OLL, just was not the best choice for me at this time. To be honest, my personality would have had a hard time with the fast pace.

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monilu-

I am in the same boat that you are in. I decided to go to Charity because it has such an excellent reputation and I plan to go to grad school as well and don't want to sacrifice grades in order to finish quickly. I was also a little bothered by the fact that I could not get answers to specific questions from the such as why only 26 students graduated when 55 started. That seems strange to me when you consider we are older students with degrees. During the hospital interview I was also discouraged to find out that only a handful of previous students continue to work for them.

These were just some of my concerns that helped me make a decision. Hope this helps you a little.

Great. . I mean GREAT!. . thought process going on here. These are the questions you guys should ask.

~one of the 26

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I think you are making a good decision. I was in your position this time last year. Now I am studying for the NCLEX. I am a very easy going, humor driven person, and it made this program much, much easier for me than the average Type A personality. Just constantly remind yourself, 9 months, 9 months and I will be a nurse! Expect chaos from time to time. I actually didn't find the program to be too difficult at all. . just disorganized. Keep a good sense of humor. . you'll be fine. And congrats to all of you!

Random tips:

-Don't buy the Pharm book you will receive ALL the notes, same with Med Surg I,II,III. . but, the Med Surg book is good for referencing for clinical paperwork

-You will HATE care plans/maps (invest in a complete care planning book. . heck, just write your plans at the bookstore and never waste the 40 bucks on the book)

-Go ahead and read up some on Fluid and Electrolyte Balances

-Take the Hurst Review a few months after you start the program. . it will help you through.

-I found some test questions came directly from the Saunder's NCLEX review book. (Blue book)

-Don't pick your study partner until a couple weeks in. . when you start to catch on to personalities

-The Med School cafeteria is better than the hospital cafeteria

-There will be 50 of you and only one printer. . be nice.

Have Fun!

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I was accepted into the accelerated program in baton rouge. Does anyone know when the start date is (i heard it might not be until october) and if there is going to be a stipend offered?

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I finished the accelerated program in May 2006. It was not that difficult at all. I am An RN at EJ in Metairie and feel like I was 90% prepared for the real world of nursing. A lot you need to succeed comes with experience and just "being a nurse". Good luck to all of you. I did it with 3 young kids and still had great grades. Just remember, as said before, it is only 9 months. It flies by and is very worth it.

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