Placement for MCCCD's programs start today! - page 2

For all of us waiting for spring placement for MCCCD, it starts today! Maybe we can use this thread to announce when we got in (if we get in, that is) and make some early connections. Good luck,... Read More

  1. by   Kyanny
    I too am so disappointed about not being placed. I submitted my application on March 27. I checked weekly for fall start placements and didn't get in, thinking surely I would get a January start date. Now I am looking at fall of next year before I can begin. It is just so frustrating when you work so hard toward a goal and then have to come to a complete stand still. I guess I will just keep checking weekly for any deferrals, I know I have to be somewhere near the top for placement. I just don't see how people that applied 3 months later have already gotten in. I know school choices are a big factor, I just wish I knew the secret formula to getting placed.
  2. by   peeesh
    kyanny what were your choices.. i picked all traditional 2 year programs... its just really annoying all the time that is being wasited... ive called the nursing advisor and they said its more like a 2 semester or more wait now... go figure.. gr..
  3. by   1BUSY SN
    Books from last semester - Pharmacology and the nursing process 4th ed. Lilley, Harrington, and snyder
    Brunner and Suddarths Medical-surgical nursing 10th ed.
    Taylors Clinical Nursing Skills and the Taylors complete clinical nursing skills DVD set
    Varcarolis Psychiatric mental health Nursing 5th ed
    Fundamentals of Nursing 5th ed Taylor, Lillis, Lemone, Le Bon
    Math for Clinical Practice MACKLIN, Chernecky

    And of course all the standard drug guides, dictionaries, and lab value books.
    Thanks Alot
  4. by   Kyanny
    peesh, I too chose the traditional 2 year schools that are located in nearest proximity to where I live in the East Valley. It really is annoying all the wasted time. I wish it were possible to get on the wait list provisionally as soon as you begin taking pre-req courses, then by the time you finish those classes you could progress directly to nursing school. There's nothing to do now but wait.
  5. by   peeesh
    yah i hear yahhh... yah i did it all from distance of my house.. well good luck u may still get in this month.... but as the looks of it for me i doubt it lol
  6. by   Nemhain
    Quote from thrashej
    Hey, to give you guys hope....many slots open up from now until school begins. We had people receiving notice of acceptance the day before!!! Just be prepared, you might get the shock of your life. Plan like you might get in because you may have little notice to buy your books, pay tuition, etc.

    All hope is not lost! Congrats to those who got in!!!


    I agree with thrashej: be prepared to be accepted at any time! There are lots of people on waiting lists who aren't quite sure if they want to do nursing, but signed up anyway because of all of the hysteria surrounding nursing programs. Believe me there will be people who drop off at the last minute, so do set a little bit of money aside for books and uniforms 'cause you'll never know when you'll get "the letter". The program I got into (not in AZ) had a 40% refusal rate for accepted students, so the "2 year wait" was just 1 year for most people!

    Don't give up hope!
  7. by   selaz
    Quote from Kyanny
    peesh, I too chose the traditional 2 year schools that are located in nearest proximity to where I live in the East Valley. It really is annoying all the wasted time. I wish it were possible to get on the wait list provisionally as soon as you begin taking pre-req courses, then by the time you finish those classes you could progress directly to nursing school. There's nothing to do now but wait.
    I, too, applied for all of the traditional programs and didn't get in--but didn't apply until April. It's disappointing....keep hoping for a lot of deferrals!
  8. by   Nurmom86
    does anyone know from the mccnp how long the average wait is? i am turning in my provisional app the week of october 23rd.....i have to take the NET again for the second time on the 25th though so i am also curious if ima be screwed now? please let me know if you have any info....also if anyone has any study tips for the NET i was 5 points from passing reading last time....grrr i was sad
  9. by   peeesh
    Quote from Nurmom86
    does anyone know from the mccnp how long the average wait is? i am turning in my provisional app the week of october 23rd.....i have to take the NET again for the second time on the 25th though so i am also curious if ima be screwed now? please let me know if you have any info....also if anyone has any study tips for the NET i was 5 points from passing reading last time....grrr i was sad
    when i talked to the nursing advisor a few days ago she says its a two semester or more wait... but if ur lucky u may get in earlier... she said there is too many applicants and not enough spots... the reading was the hardest part for me.. did you buy the net book they have at the bookstore.. using that book and practice reading fast is what got me through that part easy... and when ur takin the test go through the passages that are short first.. hope this helps!
  10. by   boomerfriend
    It was one year ago I was in the same boat as you guys. I put my application in June and found out in October for January placement. However, I got placed in the 3rd round....and got my 4th choice.

    All that said, I'm in the middle of block 2 and loving it. Don't lose hope. You'll get in eventually. Also, like it's been said, be prepared to get contacted at the last minute. We had three or four people get called the week before classes started. They don't want to leave any seats go unfilled.

    They are really having trouble getting good instructors. That's why the long wait. Also, the hospitals can only accomodate so many students at one time. All the colleges are jockeying for positions at the hospitals.

    If you don't get selected this time around, work as a CNA or even volunteer at a hospital or nursing home. Work in the field and get some experience. It will be worth it. The people with experience definitely have a leg up on those going into NS green.
  11. by   CrazyPremed
    Has anyone else heard?

    CrazyPremed
  12. by   peeesh
    still not yet. Does anyone know when placement stops..? Is it at the end of this month or what? thanks!
  13. by   akmegs2
    I FINALLY GOT IN!! I can't even believe it.........I feel like I have been waiting forever. I got accepted to Phoenix College's traditional program....anybody else out there?? It was my 3rd choice but at this point I am happy with anything!!! Thanks for letting me share!!
    akmegs2

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