Bevill State Nursing Program... food for thought - page 6

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... Read More

  1. Visit  alovejones profile page
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    Quote from philanahopefulrn
    I know what you mean lol!! Do you know anything about a bevill having a point system if so how does it work?
    I didn't know anything about a point system until today when the testing coordinator mentioned it. She didn't go into detail about it, but I will be finding out next week....But, she did say that the score they want us to have on the teas test is "proficient" meaning 58 or higher.
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  3. Visit  Shandra2008 profile page
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    @Cpl_dvldog I have really been thinking of attending the university here on my town! Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I live in Memphis TN! Ha.... so I'm gonna try at the University of Memphis but its so competitive!
  4. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    Quote from alovejones
    I didn't know anything about a point system until today when the testing coordinator mentioned it. She didn't go into detail about it, but I will be finding out next week....But, she did say that the score they want us to have on the teas test is "proficient" meaning 58 or higher.
    I'm not sure how the TEAS test factors in, but I doubt making a 58 will get you into the program since I have have talked to several people in the class behind mine that scored in the mid-90's.

    For those that do not know how they determine your points the way it was done when I got in is you get points for your science classes and math. They looked at BIO 201,202,220 and math 100. They took the top three grades from your sciences and gave you 30 pts for each A, 20 for a B, and 10 for a C. You got 11 pts, I think, for an A or B in MTH 100 and got 5 pts for a C. Then they took your COMPASS reading score and added them all together. The max score was 200. I am not sure if the TEAS score is replacing the COMPASS score or not. If so, you will need to score in the 90's on the TEAS to be competative, and get a combination of A's and B's in science. They tell you that you must score at least a 58, just like they say you must have at least a 2.75 gpa. If you score a 58 or have a gpa of 2.75 you are qualified to get in but you will not. The nursing program is very competative with approx 100 seats on each campus and they get over 200 applications for each campus, so they only take 50% of those that apply.

    My class started with about 96 people, and Jasper had a few more, we graduated about 12-15 of those that started with us. After picking up some of the last class failures and losing some of ours each semester, and picking up some LPN-RN students 3rd semester, by the last semester they combined both Sumiton and Jasper campuses. The two campuses started with a total of about 200 students and there was less than 70 that graduated. Don't forget that includes many students that did not start out in the original 200.
  5. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    Quote from Shandra2008
    @Cpl_dvldog I have really been thinking of attending the university here on my town! Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I live in Memphis TN! Ha.... so I'm gonna try at the University of Memphis but its so competitive!
    It is very competative here also. Between paying out of state tuition and paying for a place to live it may not cost anymore to go to U of Memphis than to a Community College here.
  6. Visit  1spldrn profile page
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    WOW I have lots of issues with your post... I have periodically checked this forum over the past 5 semesters and while I haven't had the time to comment as apparently you have, now that we have graduated I have the time!
    While I am not going to go back and pull and pick at each comment I disagree with. I will say this to everyone that has read this... Nursing School is NO JOKE and if you walk into it thinking it is, you will feel the same way as my classmate. I am not going to say that I had a peaceful WONDERFUL experience... I have had my ups and many, many downs... I have been through nursing school!! I have not agreed with every decision that has been made, but ya'know I did my time and I am done. I will sit for boards as soon as Bevill sends my transcripts to the BON. Trashing the school & the program only shows ignorance.
    Please take all bad information along with the good.
    Like I said Nursing school is NO JOKE they are going to all be hard where ever you decide to go!!
  7. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    I agree nursing school is NO JOKE. Considering I already have a BA degree I can compare how this school is run compared to the other Jr. College I attended before moving on the U of A. Bevill was my 3rd college I have attended and the nursing program there was run like ours was the first class they ever had. Half the time the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing. Many times the classes or clinicals seemed to be thrown together. I understand "things" happen, but "things" seemed to happen way too often.

    Just because I graduated the program does not mean I'm going to blow smoke up someone's ass and tell them that Bevill is the best program in the State. People ask me a question, I do like I always do, I give them an honest answer. The entire time I was in the program I kept hearing that Wallace and Jeff St. were on the verge of having their nursing programs put on suspension, then I discovered that Bevill is the one that is on the verge. That info comes straight from the Al Board of Nursing website. With the dismal NCLEX pass rate Bevill has had lately, including the last class, I think we should keep our fingers crossed we actually pass it.
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    Quote from cpl_dvldog
    I agree nursing school is NO JOKE. Considering I already have a BA degree I can compare how this school is run compared to the other Jr. College I attended before moving on the U of A. Bevill was my 3rd college I have attended and the nursing program there was run like ours was the first class they ever had. Half the time the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing. Many times the classes or clinicals seemed to be thrown together. I understand "things" happen, but "things" seemed to happen way too often.

    Just because I graduated the program does not mean I'm going to blow smoke up someone's ass and tell them that Bevill is the best program in the State. People ask me a question, I do like I always do, I give them an honest answer. The entire time I was in the program I kept hearing that Wallace and Jeff St. were on the verge of having their nursing programs put on suspension, then I discovered that Bevill is the one that is on the verge. That info comes straight from the Al Board of Nursing website. With the dismal NCLEX pass rate Bevill has had lately, including the last class, I think we should keep our fingers crossed we actually pass it.


    I am starting my 3rd semester and I will admit everything you've said is 100% correct. I know someone who scored a mid C on a test last semester, when test review comes around she found out it didn't read the scantron correctly and her real grade was a low A!! That's a huge difference! Also another classmate's grade posted on Blackboard was 6 points lower than what the scantron said (he discovered on test review day), he was told the higher grade was correct and it would be changed but it never was. He had to go back at the end of the semester and remind them to fix it. Stuff like that can make the difference between passing and failing. You have to fend for yourself and make sure things are done correcty. I have also heard of a teacher who refused to change a student's grade after finding out some right answers were counted wrong. I only have two semesters left and I hope nothing happens with Bevill that would cause their nursing program to be discontinued but if I had it to do over again I would have applied for another college. It is very frustrating how unorganized they are and you can't believe anything they tell you. Nobody knows what is going on until last minute.
  9. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    I really hate that. School is frustrating enough and too expensive for the students to have to make sure the staff is doing their jobs. It really bugs me when someone that has never attended college before talks about how great Bevill is. Bevill is definately not the norm for colleges. Just like Jeff St's math dept is not the norm for college level math classes. Jeff St prides themselves in being the hardest math program, on the Jr. College level. Getting a C a Jeff St rather than an A or B at another school can really make the difference in your gpa when applying to a program at the Univ level. They could not care less where you took your classes, they just look at your GPA.
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  10. Visit  jgroves02 profile page
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    I have been accepted into Bevill's ADN program for the fall semester. From what I have heard from students that have attended for several semesters, Bevill is taking steps to improve their NCLEX scores. They realized they were not covering some important information that was on the NCLEX, so they have taken steps to change that. I know several people that have graduated from Bevill, some RN and some LPN, and they've had no problems passing the NCLEX or finding jobs. I can't wait for fall semester to begin!
  11. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    Congrats on your acceptance. As far as finding jobs go..... My class graduated in May and so far less than 1/4 of my class has been hired. Luckily I had some inside pull to get on at UAB. Everybody else is putting in applications for every position that they can find and still no luck. One guy is considering going back to driving a truck because his family is going broke with him not working.
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    Jgroves02 when did you find out you where accepted?
  13. Visit  jgroves02 profile page
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    I received my acceptance letter June 9th for the Jasper campus. They mailed out all the letters on June 7th or 8th. They send out rejection letters if you don't get in, and they were sent out at the same time.
  14. Visit  philanahopefulrn profile page
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    Thanks, I havent recieved anything yet! I called and she said i was on the waiting list for transfer students.


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