Anyone in RN program at Central Al Comm College in Childersburg????

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    Hi all,
    I am starting to think about CACC Childersburg as a backup plan if I do not get into Jeff State. Just wondering

    -what do you all think of the program?
    -What is your schedule like the first term?
    (first term is the only term I would have to take 3 classes--all I will be taking is the Nur classes, I have EVERYTHING else. I am thinking in terms of how many days I will have to drive to Childersburg--I'm about 35 miles away.)

    -Those further along, where have your clinical's been?


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    I am in the RN program right now and it is a everyday program. Here is my schedule.
    Mon, Lab 7:30 -10:20
    Tues Pharm 12:00 -2:50
    Wed - 7:30 -10:20
    Thurs - 8:00 - 3:00
    Fri - Clinicals.

    This is just the first semester and I am ONLY taking nursing classes, so I'm sure it will be more intense the longer your in. I really like the teachers. Some of my friends of coarse have different views but I think they are fair. So fare I've made 2 A's and a B on all my test so I'm happy. I have learned you have to study like it's the big final every day. The Teachers at CACC have been there for a long time so I believe they know what their doing.

    I hope this helps in some way.
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    That really helps alot!!!! and it is a breath of fresh air...from what I keep hearing about JS!!
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    Man have things changed!!!

    When I went through the program at CACC it was class 7:30-4:00 three days a week and clinicals from 6:30-3:00 the other two days a week. And that was ONLY the nursing classes!

    Of course, when I went there, the school of nursing was at the hospital in Sylacauga.
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    So far I am in school Mon-Thursday and have clinicals on Friday. Keep in mind this is my first semster. Some people only have class on Tuesday and Thursday and have clincals either Friday or Saturday. So plan on traveling either three days or more. Hope this helps!!

    As far as the teachers go....some are good while others are kind of disorganized, however I am enjoying it so far. I do feel like I am having to do a lot of stuff myself, but they say that is how you are supposed to feel because we are "adults" now and have to look for things on our own.
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    I am going to apply to CACC for Fall next year (I hate that they only accept once a year), but will be applying to JSCC for Summer with 194 points so CACC will be a last resort!

    I have learned that no matter what the actually school has, the nursing part (which has a different address) requires you to send everything to them also, even though they don't tell you that in the application!
    Last edit by autigermommy on Sep 25, '08
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    I am in my last semester at CACC Rn right now. Needless to say, i have been both pleased and displeased with the program. There was a lot of turmoil when i first started because the lead instructor came down with cancer and passed away, and they had to hurry to fill the instructor position for my pharm and health assesment classes. I feel like i didnt get the instruction i needed, and learned that in nursing, there is a lot of self study. I managed though, and have not yet failed a class. I entered in the delayed program which allowed me to stretch it over 7 semesters rather than 5, which was great since i have children and a home to care for as well. I only took nursing classes, because i took my basics before i got in. I dont remember what my schedule was like in the beginning, but its safe to say that you will have to go to class at least twice a week, at least in the beginning. I go once now, from 8-3. Clinicals are everywhere. I have been so far to Sylacauga, Anniston, Alex City, Childrens, St Vincents, Hillcrest, Brookwood, and Shelby. I think thats all. I am doing preceptor at Brookwood and absolutely love it. The instructors for the most part are great, although everyone will have their own opinions. I would advise that you take the time to get to know your teacher rather than take someone elses opinion, because the one instructor that i feared based on what everyone told me turned out to be the one that i adore most, and has taught me the most. Its a smaller more intimate program that Jeff State, and i feel that i will be adequately prepared when i graduate in December. I live about 45 miles from the school, but it was where i was accepted, so i went there. If you need anything let me know!! I will be glad to help!!
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    thanks for the info..
    I have to make a choice. I cannot get in JS unless I retake a class I made a b in and get an a.
    or I have to cough up the money to go to UAB b/c I can get in there 2nd degree program.

    Do you think I could get in CACC with 180 points?
    It is about a 40-45 min drive for me.
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    you can get in CACC with those points....but you have to remember that they use your GPA (assuming you took classes there) for the 11 points....
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    I surely beleive you will get in with those points! We would LOVE to have you!!!

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