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OUHSC BSN nursing program

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by soonertwin87 soonertwin87 (Member)

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I got accepted into OUHSC in OKC and am very excited, although a little nervous, about starting in the fall. I was wondering if anyone has any advice or experience with OU's nursing program (I'm doing the BS route) or any suggestions. I recently purchased the book package (which was almost $900!!) even though it was optional, because they made it sound like you wouldn't do as well without it. Hopefully it wasn't a waste of money! Anyway, if you got accepted, let me know or any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Congradulations!! Getting accepted into any nursing program around here is good news because it's so competitive, especially OU. I have heard good things about them- but I also heard that a big part of their program is online???!!! Anyway, I am startng Langston-Tulsa this Aug. and our books are not optional. ($1000). So, it all adds up for us nursing students! Enjoy your summer and get ready!!

Kim :lol2:

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Kristina_RN_student specializes in NICU.

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Great news on getting accepted!! The competition is tough and nurses are so needed in Oklahoma. I was accepted to the OU-Tulsa BSN program. Our book packages are the same price and they will be used often throughout all four semesters. I don't start until the fall but I just can't wait!!! I am glad to hear that most of the classes are online and that will make things easier for me. My name is Kristina and it is nice to hear from fellow OU students. Good luck for the next four semesters....

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Just a note on the books, I just started ( and finished my first week) of the ABSN program, our books were a little more than yours. BUT, the online books are AWESOME! Everyone in my class loves them. You can search for a single word or you can tote ALL of your books with you all the time on your laptop (if you have one - about 1/2 of us have laptops). That makes studying on the go easier. I have been reading from my physical textbooks, but working on objective questions from the online text because you can cut and paste those into a word document, VERY COOL!

Congratulations and see you in the Fall... We have a couple of your professors this summer and they seem pretty reasonable and nice so far.

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How much did they estimate tuition/fees are for the jr year? I am trying to figure some things out because the number they usually give you on papework is a BALLpark range that is so far from actuality.

So any ideas on how much people usually pay for there jr. year at OU--not including housing

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Kristina_RN_student specializes in NICU.

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I haven't paid for classes at OU yet but I think it might be around 8,000 to 9,000 for the junior year. My calculations might be off but I haven't been able to get a straight answer from anyone. We were told to take out as many student loans as possible because there is always something to pay for in college and the professors suggest not to have a job during nursing school. They told us that it will affect your GPA by half a point. I am not sure if that is true but I have known friends who worked and attended OU and their grades were not affected.

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Not to work? LOL are they crazy....if we all had that luxury that would be great ;)

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zozzy777 specializes in Critical care/ER, SRNA.

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I haven't paid for classes at OU yet but I think it might be around 8,000 to 9,000 for the junior year. My calculations might be off but I haven't been able to get a straight answer from anyone. We were told to take out as many student loans as possible because there is always something to pay for in college and the professors suggest not to have a job during nursing school. They told us that it will affect your GPA by half a point. I am not sure if that is true but I have known friends who worked and attended OU and their grades were not affected.

I graduated 11 years ago so it might be different now, but most in our class worked part time somewhere. After our junior year, many of us sat for the lpn boards and worked as an lpn our senior year. I learned more doing that than my whole 2 years of the nursing program. Good luck!!!

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I graduated 11 years ago so it might be different now, but most in our class worked part time somewhere. After our junior year, many of us sat for the lpn boards and worked as an lpn our senior year. I learned more doing that than my whole 2 years of the nursing program. Good luck!!!

I feel very slow, I had no idea you could sit for your LPN boards after your jr. year in nursing school! That DEF. would be a great opportunity to learn a lot more! Thanks for the post :idea:

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Hello-This is my first time posting something here. Like most of you who are beginning your BSN this fall my head is completely spinning. I was accepted for the spring at Langston and thought I was going there but then got a letter from OU saying I was accepted into the collaborative BSN at TCC/OU for fall. This is a fairly new program but I am leaning in this direction. Any input? Also I heard that OU prefers that you use a Mac for the RN program, is this the case? Thanks for you help!

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Also I heard that OU prefers that you use a Mac for the RN program, is this the case? Thanks for you help!

Not sure where you heard that, but I am in the OU program and know very few people that have Macs! Most people use PCs which I think are easier to use with the online class programs.

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