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  1. Hi everyone, So I am a pre-nursing student and plan on starting my pre-reqs by fall of 2019. But I also of course am researching now the best schools in Tulsa for nursing. On my list so far are Tulsa Community College, OU Tulsa and Oral Roberts University. Does anyone here have an opinion on any of these schools? I've heard good and I've heard bad things about Tulsa Community College, but I'm not sure about the others. Any advice would be appreciated!
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    Any Over 30 Pre-Nursing Students Here?

    I unfortunately don't have the option to move back home. But, I'm just trying to find a way to be able to work enough to support myself while school. It seems like it's definitely possible. I'm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, so I'm not sure if there any part-time programs here. I would love to do the accelerated BSN, but I wouldn't be able to work at all really while doing that. Just trying to figure things out. I know there are hospitals in my area that will pay your tuition in exchange for working for them for a couple years after you graduate, but haven't found any yet that would help with living expenses. Just doing my research. Thanks for the support!
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    Any Over 30 Pre-Nursing Students Here?

    Thanks for the advice! Are you in OK...or Tulsa even? Just curious.
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    Any Over 30 Pre-Nursing Students Here?

    That probably is going to be my life to you once I get into nursing school. I plan on starting my pre-recs at the very latest by fall of next year, which I'll easily be able to do while still working full-time. I'm starting to save up as much as I possibly can right now as well. Only thing that worries me is just being able to make my bills and support myself while in nursing school and doing clinicals (I'm completely on my own and single). But somehow, I know it's possible. Just have to figure it out.
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    TCC or OU Tulsa??

    Hello everyone! So I am a pre-nursing student right now, who already has a bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline and this will be my second go-around at college. Will be taking my pre requisites starting to fall semester of next year (fingers crossed). But I do have a question - Researching the best nursing programs here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wanted to ask advice on what you thought was a better option: OU Tulsa or TCC? I've seen some posts on here talking about how TCC maybe did not have the best nursing program? Although, many of those posts for several years old. Just didn't know if that was still the case? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
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    Any Over 30 Pre-Nursing Students Here?

    Thanks so much for the support! Nice to know I'm not the only one who may be a little bit older and classes. I plan on hopefully starting my pre-recs fall semester of next year (which I can easily do working FT). It's just once I apply to nursing school and start that "logistics" part will really come in, while I try and figure out how to steal work enough to have to support myself and do school. But I'm saving as much as I can and I'm developing a plan to get there.
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    Any Over 30 Pre-Nursing Students Here?

    Oh I'm so glad to hear that! I will admit, yes my age was something that was pulled me back a little bit. But really after hearing this, now it's just logistics. I know there's a way to get it done... Just going to take me a little bit more time to figure it out. I know there are a lot of women out there who probably are on their own and have to support themselves while making school work too. I'll find a way. Any advice on that is appreciated as well. Thanks so much for your support!
  8. Hey everyone! Just wanted to put it out there and see if there was anyone here in any of these forms like me. I'm 36 years old and I am seriously considering and probably will be going back to school (already have one Bachelor's degree in a completely unrelated discipline) as a pre-nursing student. Only thing that's holding me back, and it might be kind of stupid, but it's my age. I've been trying for a couple of years (I've had a REALLY hard time trying to "logistically" make it work. Having to still work full time to support myself and be able to take the classes, clinicals and all of that that is required) now to figure out a way to go back to school while still having to work full-time and being completely on my own expenses-wise. Would love any advice. Or to hear any stories for anyone here that is in my age range. Thanks ladies... gents too! Seeking Inspiration in Tulsa, Stephanie
  9. Hi Everyone! It's been quite a while since I've posted on here. I live in Tulsa, OK and I'm now 35 years old. Several years ago I was close to starting my pre-reqs at Tulsa Community College and then planned on attending nursing school. Let's just say life happened ( I went through some VERY, VERY hard times) and it never ended up happening. This was close to 6 years ago. For years I just thought it wasn't meant to be and then when I fell on really hard times, thought that again as well. What it boils down to is I truly, truly love helping people. It wasn't until I got a part-time job doing in-home senior care as a caregiver that I really again realized how much I want to be a nurse. I wish I had originally majored in this when I went to college the first time. Now, I'm back and trying to figure out how to gets things started again. My biggest concern right now and is - Question #1: HOW TO SUPPORT MYSELF DURING SCHOOL. Basically, I'm a single woman, live on my own, have to support myself (rent, car, food, utilities,etc) completely on my own. This was really the main thing that kept me from being able to start school before. I'm already in the process of paying off all my debts (except for my car and student loans), in a year plan on renting a house and getting a roommate (I'm locked into an apt least right now until next October) and reducing my expenses. Also, because of my current credit, I wouldn't be able to take out a personal loan of any kind (although, due to still having student loans from my first B.A. degree to still pay off, I I wouldn't want to). I also think many hospitals in Tulsa offer tuition reimbursement, correct? Any advice? Specifically from any nurses in Tulsa who were in a very similar situation and how they made it work? It's kind of scary, you know? Second question - BEST NURSING SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN TULSA OR SURROUNDING AREAS IN OKLAHOMA? Before, I was going to go to TCC. I had enrolled, applied for financial aid, met with an adviser and was set to start my pre-reqs. Is this still one of the best nursing programs in OK? Third question - for those of you like me who have a B.A. in a completely unrelated discipline (my current B.A. is in Public Relations), who do your rework your resume to apply for CNA jobs or other hospital jobs to do while in school? I know there is a way to do this and I know many in my situation have before, just need to figure out how to do it. Thank you for your advice! Stephanie
  10. Hi Everyone! It's been quite a while since I've posted on here. I live in Tulsa, OK and I'm now 35 years old. Several years ago I was close to starting my pre-reqs at Tulsa Community College and then planned on attending nursing school. Let's just say life happened ( I went through some VERY, VERY hard times) and it never ended up happening. This was close to 6 years ago. For years I just thought it wasn't meant to be and then when I fell on really hard times, thought that again as well. What it boils down to is I truly, truly love helping people. It wasn't until I got a part-time job doing in-home senior care as a caregiver that I really again realized how much I want to be a nurse. I wish I had originally majored in this when I went to college the first time. Now, I'm back and trying to figure out how to gets things started again. My biggest concern right now and is - Question #1: HOW TO SUPPORT MYSELF DURING SCHOOL. Basically, I'm a single woman, live on my own, have to support myself (rent, car, food, utilities,etc) completely on my own. This was really the main thing that kept me from being able to start school before. I'm already in the process of paying off all my debts (except for my car and student loans), in a year plan on renting a house and getting a roommate (I'm locked into an apt least right now until next October) and reducing my expenses. Any advice? Specifically from any nurses in Tulsa who were in a very similar situation and how they made it work? It's kind of scary, you know? Second question - BEST NURSING SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN TULSA OR SURROUNDING AREAS IN OKLAHOMA? Before, I was going to go to TCC. I had enrolled, applied for financial aid, met with an adviser and was set to start my pre-reqs. Is this still one of the best nursing programs in OK? Third question - for those of you like me who have a B.A. in a completely unrelated discipline (my current B.A. is in Public Relations), who do your rework your resume to apply for CNA jobs or other hospital jobs to do while in school? I know there is a way to do this and I know many in my situation have before, just need to figure out how to do it. Thank you for your advice! Stephanie
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    Good BSN programs in Tulsa

    Hi Everybody! It's been a while since I've been on here; my last post was summer of last year! Well, I am finally at a point in my life now where I can finally start pursuing my nursing career. I am going to start my pre-reqs at TCC this spring. My question is, are there any really good BSN programs or even ADN programs here in Tulsa that any of you recommend? Of course I know TCC has an ADN program, but I've seen a few threads on here not saying good things about TCC's program. I really would like to pursue my BSN if I could. I've found that OU Tulsa and ORU both have BSN programs. Are those good programs? Are there other options in Tulsa that I am unaware of? I've got some time to make a decision on which program would work best for me; I'd just love any advice you guys my have. Thanks! :)
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