Bakersfield College Fall 2012 ! - page 4

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    Quote from jessstatic
    Congratulations to you both!! You are in for the ride of your life but the most rewarding career in my opinion...some advice find study buddies early on and take Nurs skills 201 class every semester and get in there as much as you can...the first semester is tough but so not impossible if you dedicate yourself to getting through this program successfully...I am heading into the fourth semester in Fall 2012 and our class is very welcoming to our new "baby nurses" (we are the senior baby nurses Lolz) congrats again!!!
    I am SO excited!! I know this is going to be rough but I've worked hard to get here and I'm going to make it through. Any advice is welcome...as long as it's encouraging. I can't tell you how many people have given me the "kiss you husband and kids goodbye" speech. I know I'm going to have to budget my time differently, but I will make time for my family because they are important. After all, I'm doing this to better our family.

    What is the best way to study in nursing school?
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    Well the "kiss your husband goodbye" speech is dramatic but has basis in truth...the good thing about the program is you have free time after classes before what I call my 5pm cutoff (when my four year old comes home) that you can utilize to study and late at night...I think first semester is the time to get your schedule down and what will work for you. I usually do my studying away from the distractions of home too...when I started in 2011 they had an orientation for our family to attend so I hope they still offer this....!!! It gives your family a good idea on why it's not just the student enrolled in this program it's your family too because it's good to have their support and understanding...
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    Quote from jessstatic
    Well the "kiss your husband goodbye" speech is dramatic but has basis in truth...the good thing about the program is you have free time after classes before what I call my 5pm cutoff (when my four year old comes home) that you can utilize to study and late at night...I think first semester is the time to get your schedule down and what will work for you. I usually do my studying away from the distractions of home too...when I started in 2011 they had an orientation for our family to attend so I hope they still offer this....!!! It gives your family a good idea on why it's not just the student enrolled in this program it's your family too because it's good to have their support and understanding...
    I haven't heard anything about a family orientation, but it sounds like a great idea. How is the first semester schedule as far as clinicals go? What time do they start and end? And none of the classes are on Monday's, is that day pretty much skill lab time/free time/study time?
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    Quote from ivgirlie
    I didn't get in through the traditional application... but I did apply for a sponsorship with both Memorial and Mercy hospitals and ended up getting selected by both. I just found out today both hospitals accepted me so now I have to make the awkward 'no thank you' phone call. *gulp*
    In order to get a sponsorship do you have to be employed by the hospital?
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    Quote from cassmoney20

    In order to get a sponsorship do you have to be employed by the hospital?
    No!! Go talk to the human resources department at hospitals you want to apply for sponsorship and they can give you all the information.
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    Hello! I am a student at CSUB hoping to get into either BC nursing or CSUB nursing fall of 2013 I was wondering if any of you could offer some advice on how to get into a program and what scores/grades are realistically going to get me in. I have taken all of the pre-req's (for BC) except for chemistry (got a D, must retake) and will be retaking it winter quarter 2013 @ CSUB...only problem is- Idk if I will have my transcripts evaluated by BC in time! I wont be finishing the class @ CSUB until late march and the application period for BC is march 1st-31st! What should I do?! I was thinking that I could have all my other pre-req's evaluated early and then just get the Chem grade over ASAP and hope they will allow it........On the other hand, I need to complete Stats, Phil, and Chem to apply to CSUB nursing but time is not an issue and Im already registered for those classes in fall......
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    Quote from cassmoney20
    Hello! I am a student at CSUB hoping to get into either BC nursing or CSUB nursing fall of 2013 I was wondering if any of you could offer some advice on how to get into a program and what scores/grades are realistically going to get me in. I have taken all of the pre-req's (for BC) except for chemistry (got a D, must retake) and will be retaking it winter quarter 2013 @ CSUB...only problem is- Idk if I will have my transcripts evaluated by BC in time! I wont be finishing the class @ CSUB until late march and the application period for BC is march 1st-31st! What should I do?! I was thinking that I could have all my other pre-req's evaluated early and then just get the Chem grade over ASAP and hope they will allow it........On the other hand, I need to complete Stats, Phil, and Chem to apply to CSUB nursing but time is not an issue and Im already registered for those classes in fall......
    Right now BC does a lottery system to get into the program. All qualified applicants are drawn at random to fill the seats. But as of Fall '13 they're going to start using the multicriteria system like CSUB. So your best bet is to just get the highest grades you can, and don't take the TEAS lightly, study for it. Especially if you're applying at CSUB. Some people wouldn't have made it as highly ranked as they did at CSUB had they not scored so high on the TEAS. Shoot for A's not B's. I applied for CSUB this Fall and didn't get in (I'm assuming. Still haven't heard from them, but know people got acceptance emails already). My prerequisites for CSUB I had one C, in Statistics. And it ruined me. And I sucked on the TEAS and no time to retake it (but still passed for BC thankfully). I got a 73.3%.

    My experience with having transcripts evaluated at BC is this. They say it takes up to 12 weeks. I've had transcripts evaluated twice. The first time it took 6 weeks and the second it took 8. The application period for the Fall cohort is the entire month of March. Turn in your transcripts ASAP and maybe try talking to someone about it. Maybe they'll put a rush on it or something. Or call the nursing program director and maybe he can do something. Definitely have your current work evaluated. Maybe they'll work with you. The worst they can say is no.
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    I have a question to anyone who applied for the BC program. Did you get any confirmation or email that they received your application? It's really stressing me out if they didn't. Thank you.
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    I tried to ask and was told I would have to wait until the 30th to find out. I applied earlier this Spring for the Fall. My guess is if you dropped off your application in the office, then you are good. For some reason I just wanted to double check this time. God bless you and maybe we will see eachother in nursing school.


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