any one else in distance learning college in north east ohio?

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by davioh davioh (Member)

Hello all, I'm in North East Ohio. I've been attending a distance learning nursing school for the last year. I've found it really tough trying to do this on my own. The toughest part has been the final class (the practical exam). I've heard people failing due to a disagreement in blood pressures. I was almost prepared to entitle this thread "the distance learning trap". I've met people that have 25-30 years experience who are failing this "last hurdle". Anyone else who's in the same situation as I am feel free to PM me!!! I'd like to get in contact with as many other students as possible weather its from EC, U of Phoenix or wherever. Thanks.

davioh

davioh

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not everyone speak up at once!!!

Ginger's Mom

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience. 1 Article; 3,181 Posts

I attended UoP for my MSN. UoP believes in the team concept therefore if something was stressful I would share my experience with my team member. Blood Pressure vary from moment to moment, so unless you the instructor has a dual stethscope it would be hard to duplicate.

Do you have an academic advisor you can speak to about your concerns?

davioh

davioh

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I attended UoP for my MSN. UoP believes in the team concept therefore if something was stressful I would share my experience with my team member. Blood Pressure vary from moment to moment, so unless you the instructor has a dual stethscope it would be hard to duplicate.

Do you have an academic advisor you can speak to about your concerns?

yeah I have advisors...you are limited to how often/ how long you can talk to them....also since it is distance learning there is not much they can do to help you but state "better practice vitals more"... I was really hoping to utilize the team concept by getting a study group together in Ohio...so far no luck....I've publicized the heck out of this thing but people just are not showing up.

Dave

Ginger's Mom

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience. 1 Article; 3,181 Posts

Unfortunately, at UoP I had about 4 different advisors, even though I seemed to have a new one, they were most helpfull if I had a question or issue. It is there job.

Practicing vitals, what type of work do you do now? Is there some one who could mentor you?

Alex

davioh

davioh

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Alex, I currently work at the electric company...The only resource I really have is either the internet or my study group. distance learning sure can be difficult sometimes...

VinoLover2030

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I attend rio grande university in southern ohio...about 3 hours from cincinnati.They have a distance program lpn-rn only and then on campus lpn to rn and traditional rn program.Its structured and you can check out their program at http://www.rio.edu

Clincals are held once per week.program is 5 semesters long.& nursing classes and 4 gen education(eng 1&2,speech &sociology)Email if you have questions that cant be answered on the site

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