Questions regarding Maricopa CC's Nursing program - page 6

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  1. by   peeesh
    sooo im a little confused about this... which chart should i be looking at i applied 6/26 so thats the 134 days... should the bottom chart give me a idea of where i stand (i guess chart #4)??...i really cant understand what the top four charts are tryin to say.. lol

    actually take that back... out of charts 3 and 4 which chart should i be lookin at? lol
    Last edit by peeesh on Nov 7, '06
  2. by   AZmom
  3. by   Knit1Purl2
    Can anyone point me in the direction or link of Maricopa CC's Nursing program schedules? I have found traditional, accelerated, part-time but what exactly does that mean in days during the week, weekend, clinicals etc.?
    Thanks for helping me with my frustration level.
  4. by   Staric
    I've been waitlisted through MCCC... Its been 7 months and counting... I am ready to "SCREAM!!!!!"...I just saw on the Website to "check your status" that starting Nov 11 they are randomizing numbers- WHAT DOES THAT MEAN.. ANYONE KNOW>>>>
    >> Pay the teachers MORE!!!! >>> Get more programs.....
    I also think they should interview potential students- How many times has someone heard something about an AZ student planning to move back HOME.. Then go HOME and get schooling, Save the AZ spots for AZ nurses..Just my thoughts... (no offense to out of staters.. but I am deseperate and frustrated..)
  5. by   selaz
    Quote from Staric
    I've been waitlisted through MCCC... Its been 7 months and counting... I am ready to "SCREAM!!!!!"...I just saw on the Website to "check your status" that starting Nov 11 they are randomizing numbers- WHAT DOES THAT MEAN.. ANYONE KNOW>>>>
    >> Pay the teachers MORE!!!! >>> Get more programs.....
    I also think they should interview potential students- How many times has someone heard something about an AZ student planning to move back HOME.. Then go HOME and get schooling, Save the AZ spots for AZ nurses..Just my thoughts... (no offense to out of staters.. but I am deseperate and frustrated..)
    The "randomizing" to which they are referring only applies to those who submitted their applications during the October application week. From your post, it seems you have been waiting for seven months. This will not affect you at all.
  6. by   NewJA
    Quote from Selaz
    The "randomizing" to which they are referring only applies to those who submitted their applications during the October application week. From your post, it seems you have been waiting for seven months. This will not affect you at all.
    I rest my case. That paragraph just perfectly sums up my thoughts on their system better than I could have done myself. They have taken what should be a very simple application process where people wait their turn to be admitted (in which case, they should be able to give everyone a clear idea of when they will be admitted), and they have made it ridiculously and unnecessarily complicated, accomplishing nothing at all in the process other than leaving all of the future students out there without a clue of when they will get in.

    Of course they do have some advisors which, from my experience, tend to provide confusing, contradictory, and sometimes outright senseless explanations of things....

    With some luck, I will be doing my nursing school elsewhere anyway... There is a slim chance that I may be moving soon. Of course, that's not to say that where I may be going next won't have as badly a dicombobulated system.

    Apologies for the negative rant. It's just that I see a lot of people here, including myself, asking questions which we should be able to have answered very easily by someone at MCC, and in most cases these are questions that we absolutely shouldn't have had to ask in the first place. However, I already know from experience that it doesn't seem to work well that way at all (calling MCC). I get better info here, and get it more easily.
  7. by   peeesh
    Well.. i have called the number on the application page seeing if i was able to see what number in the pool of applicants i was currently at.... they said its impossible for me to find out... with that said.. i have been waiting since june and who knows if i will get in next fall... this is insane, people have no idea when there gonna get in for sure... and i bet its only going to get worse...
    that confusing thing on the whiteboard... gives u a rough idea... but there is still a possiblity u wont get in when you think.... there is a chunk of the total number of nursing spots that are .. employed placement... accelerated weekend....blah blah blah... so really... u think there is alot of spots there really is not...especially for the regular traditional applicants... grr........

    ohh and another one of my concerns was... i asked the advisor.. just a what if question... what happens when people who have been waiting so long there NET test expires..(they expire after one year of taking it) which is getting pretty close for some of the people who have been waiting a while... and i get this answer..."oh that has never happened before.." well it seems to me a lot of people would be pissed off including myself i had to retake that test again...and everyone usually takes it a month or two before the apply....with the number of applicants and increased wait times..re-testing better not be the case...
    Last edit by peeesh on Nov 10, '06
  8. by   NewJA
    lol, more good stuff supporting my own feelings on their system.

    Among so many other things that stand out as absurd, foremopst is the fact that with such a severe shortage of nurses, I would think that something would have been done long ago to address this problem (i.e. - more teachers, more schools, etc...). On the bright side, the failure of anything to be done about it means far greater job availability, and earnings potential for the nurses out there.


    It's like anything, I guess. When I was a mason and there was a construction boom (and therefore, a shortage of masons), the problem would be addressed by hiring unskilled masons who would come in and produce substandard workmanship. In other words, the problem was not addressed at all.


    Eventually (years or decades from now), the nursing shortage, the wait times to get into schools, the incentives to be a nurse (such as good pay) will all balance back out, and the good times (and some of the bad that comes with it) will be over for a while.
  9. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from Jeff A
    Among so many other things that stand out as absurd, foremopst is the fact that with such a severe shortage of nurses, I would think that something would have been done long ago to address this problem (i.e. - more teachers, more schools, etc...). On the bright side, the failure of anything to be done about it means far greater job availability, and earnings potential for the nurses out there.



    Actually, AZ nursing programs have done quite a good job of increasing enrollment. In the last five years, AZ nursing programs have added 1710 additional seats. This is an increase in enrollment of 67%. The problem is that even when the supply of seats increases - the demand outpaces it. Everyone and their brother wants to be a nurse now.

    You might want to check out this link:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f135/ann...ms-183197.html
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Nov 11, '06
  10. by   NewJA
    Quote from multicollinarity
    Actually, AZ nursing programs have done quite a good job of increasing enrollment. In the last five years, AZ nursing programs have added 1710 additional seats. This is an increase in enrollment of 67%. The problem is that even when the supply of seats increases - the demand outpaces it. Everyone and their brother wants to be a nurse now.

    You might want to check out this link:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f135/ann...ms-183197.html
    An excellent find, ty.
  11. by   Staric
    Quote from peeesh
    ohh and another one of my concerns was... i asked the advisor.. just a what if question... what happens when people who have been waiting so long there NET test expires..(they expire after one year of taking it) which is getting pretty close for some of the people who have been waiting a while... and i get this answer..."oh that has never happened before.." well it seems to me a lot of people would be pissed off including myself i had to retake that test again...and everyone usually takes it a month or two before the apply....with the number of applicants and increased wait times..re-testing better not be the case...
    I never thought of that....That really stinks!:angryfire
    This may help you out with yuor place in line..... When I applied in MAY; there were about 500 on the list making me about 550 (give or take); They just took about 430, so I should be about 120ish... They will take 30 for Banner but those can be anyone so lets not count those.... There are a few schools that take in the summer (about 100 spots gone) leaving another 450 spots open for AUGUST. PEEESH- I bet you get in for AUGUST for sure....
    Did you know about 7 years ago- they took first come first serve- SO students had to camp out waiting for sunrise to get "in" like getting concert tickets.... to stop that madness, they came up with a lottey.. which of course sucked, so they do this now.. They may end up going back to a GPA system....
  12. by   peeesh
    yahh.. haha like when i signed up for anatomy 202 during the summer...we had to get there at 5:30 in the morning... it was insane.. alot of people line up even for these classes... i can not imagine what it would be like for nursing schoool lol wow... and when microbiology started last fall...at pvcc all the microbiology spots filled in the first 30 mins... i was really lucky to get into all my classes... because those online classes just dont work for me lol
  13. by   AZmom
    Ugh. I don't know if they just updated or if I'm just now noticing, but the numbers are looking terrible.

    Placement White Board

    796 in "full" placement status, another 471 in "provisional" placement status, Spring 2007 placements already handed out, and oldest application in database from last spring's admission period.

    I want to cry.

    *sigh* I best find me a CNA class and start applying elsewhere after all. How hellish is the drive to Globe? I hear windy mountain path and snow. Does it get bad during the winter?

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