Bevill State Nursing Program... food for thought - page 4

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This is being posted for anybody that is considering the Bevill State Nursing program. I have heard lots of good things about the program from students that were there in the past. This is being posted as an up to date status on... Read More


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    Quote from futurernjap
    I heard their not even accepting many people this year. A advisor told me 100 max for each campus. I thing they're probally gonna test 150 though.
    I hope nurses start retiring soon. With Bevill, Sumiton and Jasper, graduating about 50 each, Jeff St. about 60, Wallace maybe 50 more, Samford close to 100, and UAB about 100 every May, this makes about 400 new nurses looking for jobs in the area. This does not include Jeff St and UAB graduating classes in Dec. There may be a nursing shortage nationally, but there is not a big shortage in the B'ham area.

    6 weeks to go.... woo-hoo!
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    Quote from cpl_dvldog
    I hope nurses start retiring soon. With Bevill, Sumiton and Jasper, graduating about 50 each, Jeff St. about 60, Wallace maybe 50 more, Samford close to 100, and UAB about 100 every May, this makes about 400 new nurses looking for jobs in the area. This does not include Jeff St and UAB graduating classes in Dec. There may be a nursing shortage nationally, but there is not a big shortage in the B'ham area.

    6 weeks to go.... woo-hoo!
    Congrats!! I'm guessing your in your preceptorship now? And girl you ai the only one! I hope some of them bring it on home to! Youforgot Jacksonville cause most of them Birmingham citizens. And ua. But my advisor explained to me it is still a shortage even in Alabama because with the baby boomer generation gettingready to retire in the next 5 years or less, we as future nurses need to be already trained andgroomed and ready to take their place! I'm just praying what they say about male nurses being able to find jobs easier is true!!j/k
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    Quote from futurernjap
    Congrats!! I'm guessing your in your preceptorship now? And girl you ai the only one! I hope some of them bring it on home to! Youforgot Jacksonville cause most of them Birmingham citizens. And ua. But my advisor explained to me it is still a shortage even in Alabama because with the baby boomer generation gettingready to retire in the next 5 years or less, we as future nurses need to be already trained andgroomed and ready to take their place! I'm just praying what they say about male nurses being able to find jobs easier is true!!j/k
    First of all, I am not a girl. ha-ha!

    I already did my preceptorship, first half of the semester.

    I've decided to go straight into the BSN program at UAB. After I finish that I will go into the Navy as a nurse. I won't have to worry about hoping to get a job, and I will get out of the B'ham area. I am not from here, and I don't really like it here.

    I agree with your advisor, there will be a big need for nurses in 5+ years. If you want to find out what the job prospects are now, go to the diff area hospital web-sites and see how many RN job listings they have that don't REQUIRE previous experience. Add all of those jobs up and divide by 400. That will give ya an idea of how many people they will have to choose from for each position. I have known of some recent grads that were still looking for jobs 4-5 months after they passed boards. I don't put much stock into advisors because their main job is to get you to attend their school. It's just business. I was accepted into Bevill, Wallace, and Jeff St. I talked to the nursing advisor at each. I discovered that each one had the best nursing program in the area, and the other two schools were on the verge of being under investigation. LOL
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    Quote from cpl_dvldog
    First of all, I am not a girl. ha-ha!

    I already did my preceptorship, first half of the semester.

    I've decided to go straight into the BSN program at UAB. After I finish that I will go into the Navy as a nurse. I won't have to worry about hoping to get a job, and I will get out of the B'ham area. I am not from here, and I don't really like it here.

    I agree with your advisor, there will be a big need for nurses in 5+ years. If you want to find out what the job prospects are now, go to the diff area hospital web-sites and see how many RN job listings they have that don't REQUIRE previous experience. Add all of those jobs up and divide by 400. That will give ya an idea of how many people they will have to choose from for each position. I have known of some recent grads that were still looking for jobs 4-5 months after they passed boards. I don't put much stock into advisors because their main job is to get you to attend their school. It's just business. I was accepted into Bevill, Wallace, and Jeff St. I talked to the nursing advisor at each. I discovered that each one had the best nursing program in the area, and the other two schools were on the verge of being under investigation. LOL
    Lol I'm sorry! My bad man! And I agree because every school seems to think there program the best! Actually I would perfer going to bevill than jeff state. Ive always heard jeff state makes stuff so hard- harder than it has to be! No. The less I'm still excited to go on and get it out the way. Were there alot of males in your class? I went to our orentation an there were like 5 males out of 55 and that was on Jefferson campus. What made you decide not to go to jeff state and Wallace? I was accepted to Lawson also but I REFUSE to deal with them. I did my pre reqs there and I already know how they are!
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    Quote from cpl_dvldog
    First of all, I am not a girl. ha-ha!

    I already did my preceptorship, first half of the semester.

    I've decided to go straight into the BSN program at UAB. After I finish that I will go into the Navy as a nurse. I won't have to worry about hoping to get a job, and I will get out of the B'ham area. I am not from here, and I don't really like it here.

    I agree with your advisor, there will be a big need for nurses in 5+ years. If you want to find out what the job prospects are now, go to the diff area hospital web-sites and see how many RN job listings they have that don't REQUIRE previous experience. Add all of those jobs up and divide by 400. That will give ya an idea of how many people they will have to choose from for each position. I have known of some recent grads that were still looking for jobs 4-5 months after they passed boards. I don't put much stock into advisors because their main job is to get you to attend their school. It's just business. I was accepted into Bevill, Wallace, and Jeff St. I talked to the nursing advisor at each. I discovered that each one had the best nursing program in the area, and the other two schools were on the verge of being under investigation. LOL
    Lol I'm sorry! My bad man! And I agree because every school seems to think there program the best! Actually I would perfer going to bevill than jeff state. Ive always heard jeff state makes stuff so hard- harder than it has to be! No. The less I'm still excited to go on and get it out the way. Were there alot of males in your class? I went to our orentation an there were like 5 males out of 55 and that was on Jefferson campus. What made you decide not to go to jeff state and Wallace? I was accepted to Lawson also but I REFUSE to deal with them. I did my pre reqs there and I already know how they are!
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    Quote from futurernjap
    Lol I'm sorry! My bad man! And I agree because every school seems to think there program the best! Actually I would perfer going to bevill than jeff state. Ive always heard jeff state makes stuff so hard- harder than it has to be! No. The less I'm still excited to go on and get it out the way. Were there alot of males in your class? I went to our orentation an there were like 5 males out of 55 and that was on Jefferson campus. What made you decide not to go to jeff state and Wallace? I was accepted to Lawson also but I REFUSE to deal with them. I did my pre reqs there and I already know how they are!
    We started with about 86 students on my campus. Out of those there was about 15 males. Out of the original 15 I would guess there are about 8 left.

    The reason I chose Bevill is twofold. First it is the closest to my home, and second, I took my core classes for my BA at Jeff St. I knew they were proud to tell everyone "we have a very difficult Math and English program." I had to work very hard to get B's in Eng. Comp and Lit. I had to pray to come out of Pre-Cal with a C, and I was a finance major. After arriving on campus at UAB my advisor and I talked about my grades I was transfering in. He told me that Jeff States insistance on having an unusually hard math dept. hurts their transfer students. It discourages some and drops the GPA of others. On top of having a difficult Math dept. they don't even have a Math Lab for students that need some extra help. Their idea of offering help with Math was giving students access to an online tutorial. I told them the reason I wasn't taking Pre-Cal online is I needed one on one, face to face interaction in advanced Math. I had to go off campus and hire a tutor to get me through the class. With Wallace being much farther away I chose Bevill. I'm not exactly thrilled with the choice I made. If a student voices a complaint at Bevill, with the Nursing Program, we are catagorically told it can't be the instructors, because we are one of the top ranked 2-year Nursing Programs in the country.

    After graduation I have to take a Statistics class and a Nutrition class then all of my core BSN classes will be completed. I will take them this Summer so I will be ready to go straight into the RN-BSN program at UAB. If I had put more thought into it I would have gone to UAB instead of starting with an ADN. When all is said and done I will have 5 semesters of ADN classes, 1 semester to complete BSN core classes, then 3 semesters of RN-BSN classes. This is a total of 9 semesters. If I had gone straight to UAB I would have my BSN in 6 semesters, 1 to finish core classes, then 5 nursing program classes. Oh well, live and learn.
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    You know you've really given me something to think about! I did what you suggested about looking at rn jobs in the area and while some don't come outright like uab with their "bsn preferred" stance- it's still pretty much implied. Or you need 1-2 years experience. How is a new nurse to get experience if they can't get a job!!! I seriously thought about giving up my spot at jscc And just transferring to UAB and trying fir a spit in their BSN program because of being worried i wont be able to find a job, but a advisor at both UAB abd jscc told me thst i would be able To find a job especially with me beibg a male. Even if its at a nursing home lol.And trust me I completely understand about jeff states general Ed classes. I did pretty well in English and history, but a's for my math and sciences classes- let's just say I'm no longer eligible for finical ai loans due to "lack of academic progress" the math there at jscc is extremely hard and they pride themselves in that- and the science!! Let's not even get started. I stopes 201 2 times before coming out with a C! It was just that hard! I eventually transferee to Lawson and retook 201 got a B, got a B in 202 and a B in micro and a A in chemistry. And math at jeff state- I completely flunked! I ebbed up with a B at Lawson- the teachers really work with you. That's in part I guess is why I'm kinda worried about their nursing program. I've just heard it's a really hard program! I know no nursing program is easy but jeff state takes it to whole new level from what I heard.. I'm just praying I get through it!!
    Last edit by futurernjap on Apr 1, '11
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    Quote from futurernjap
    You know you've really given me something to think about! I did what you suggested about looking at rn jobs in the area and while some don't come outright like uab with their "bsn preferred" stance- it's still pretty much implied. Or you need 1-2 years experience. How is a new nurse to get experience if they can't get a job!!! I seriously thought about giving up my spot at jscc And just transferring to UAB and trying fir a spit in their BSN program because of being worried i wont be able to find a job, but a advisor at both UAB abd jscc told me thst i would be able To find a job especially with me beibg a male. Even if its at a nursing home lol.And trust me I completely understand about jeff states general Ed classes. I did pretty well in English and history, but a's for my math and sciences classes- let's just say I'm no longer eligible for finical ai loans due to "lack of academic progress" the math there at jscc is extremely hard and they pride themselves in that- and the science!! Let's not even get started. I stopes 201 2 times before coming out with a C! It was just that hard! I eventually transferee to Lawson and retook 201 got a B, got a B in 202 and a B in micro and a A in chemistry. And math at jeff state- I completely flunked! I ebbed up with a B at Lawson- the teachers really work with you. That's in part I guess is why I'm kinda worried about their nursing program. I've just heard it's a really hard program! I know no nursing program is easy but jeff state takes it to whole new level from what I heard.. I'm just praying I get through it!!
    If you have already been accepted into JSCC Nursing Program go there. Remember the bird in a hand saying.
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    Hey guys! I recieved the 1st acceptance letter from Bevill and I was wondering.... once I take the TEAS V what happens? I mean what are the required scores to make on the test to be get a final acceptance?
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    I got mine to!!! Only problem is I've already got accepted into jeff states rn program for the summer! #delimma! As for the teas question... I heard that as long as you have above 70% your good to go. Also I heard Everyone got accepted last year that passed the teas and if there wasn't enough room in the rn program, rn applicants got first Dibs for the Lpn program. Not sure how true that is though!


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