Evergreen Valley College...input please? - page 3

Hi everyone, I just found this site and read a few of the threads. I saw that some people actually graduated from there so I have a few questions that I hope you could answer for me. I'm from... Read More

  1. by   Determined2b
    Thank you, LaAngelita! I will mos def consider your tips. And keep them coming...

    Anyone else would like to share tips? I am also applying to Hartnell in Salinas, CA.
  2. by   LaAngelita
    Quote from Determined2b
    Thank you, LaAngelita! I will mos def consider your tips. And keep them coming...

    Anyone else would like to share tips? I am also applying to Hartnell in Salinas, CA.
    You're welcome. Have you also considered Ohlone College in Newark? They accept applications in the spring only (4/12) (but it would still be for the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 like EVC.) I have heard they have a good program and excellent NCLEX pass rates. Just a thought
  3. by   EllieBean13
    La Angelita- did you decide to go the ADN route or the BSN route?

    Determined2b- one thing that I found particularly helpful was taking the TEAS exam ahead of time. It really took the pressure off knowing I could study at my own pace and would have more than one chance if I needed it. If you do not take the TEAS ahead of time and are offered a spot at EVC, it seems they give you one chance at the exam. If your score isn't passing, they automatically put you into a remediation plan. Just something to think about
  4. by   LaAngelita
    Quote from EllieBean13
    La Angelita- did you decide to go the ADN route or the BSN route?
    Hi! I'm sorry. I just saw this message from May! I did decide to go the BSN route since SFSU's program is only one semester longer. Did you start EVC this semester? If so, how is it going?
  5. by   Splashfly
    LaAngelita- Just wondering how you got into the BSN at SFSU. Did you take all your prerequisites for the SFSU nursing program at a community college before you applied to the SFSU BSN program? Were you a student at SFSU as an undergrad? Is there a waitlist for that? Tell me all you can about how you got in and what the process is. Thank you so much.
  6. by   Splashfly
    LaAngelita- Just wondering how you got into the BSN at SFSU. Did you take all your prerequisites for the SFSU nursing program at a community college before you applied to the SFSU BSN program? Were you a student at SFSU as an undergrad? Is there a waitlist for that? Tell me all you can about how you got in and what the process is. Thank you so much.
  7. by   LaAngelita
    Quote from Splashfly
    LaAngelita- Just wondering how you got into the BSN at SFSU. Did you take all your prerequisites for the SFSU nursing program at a community college before you applied to the SFSU BSN program? Were you a student at SFSU as an undergrad? Is there a waitlist for that? Tell me all you can about how you got in and what the process is. Thank you so much.
    Hi, Splashfly!

    I did all of my prereq's online at various CA community colleges (w/ exception of Micro, Physio & Anatomy. Also, when you apply to SFSU you can have multiple classes in progress and one scheduled for the following semester. For example when I applied in Oct of 2011 I had statistics, upper level English and Nutrition in progress with Chem scheduled for Spring 2012. Then when you get accepted it's conditional on having passed your Spring class. This allowed me to apply with having completed barely more than my Evergreen prereq's.

    SFSU also has supplemental criteria that helps... Medical experience, second language, and volunteer work w/ underpriv. community. I had a really good GPA, 2 out of three supplementals, and a high TEAS V score thankfully. The competition is tough with about 800 applicants for 80 spots. But if you look good on paper your chances are better than getting into a lottery school.

    Another nice perk of SFSU is that their BSN program is only 5 semesters compared to San Jose State's 6 semesters. You can't beat getting your BSN in only one semester more than an ASN!

    I hope that helps
    Last edit by LaAngelita on Nov 19, '11
  8. by   Splashfly
    Hi LaAngelita!
    I have more questions if you don't mind answering.
    Does it matter if it's online or in a classroom? They don't prefer one over the other right? Also, I'm planning to start out with LVN at maybe unitek or IME in San Jose somewhere. That's good for medical experience right or do you think that is a waste of time and that I should just focus more on getting all the prereqs done? Did you volunteer at a hospital for your experience? Also last question. Were you on the waitlist or anything? Thank you so much. I'm just so confused right now.
  9. by   LaAngelita
    Quote from Splashfly
    Hi LaAngelita!
    I have more questions if you don't mind answering.
    Does it matter if it's online or in a classroom? They don't prefer one over the other right? Also, I'm planning to start out with LVN at maybe unitek or IME in San Jose somewhere. That's good for medical experience right or do you think that is a waste of time and that I should just focus more on getting all the prereqs done? Did you volunteer at a hospital for your experience? Also last question. Were you on the waitlist or anything? Thank you so much. I'm just so confused right now.
    They don't care if it is online or not as long as the class articulates (check this at Assist.org) and at cvc.edu you can find a list of all online & hybrid classes offered at CA community colleges. I got my medical experience working as a medical assistant for 2 years but volunteering works.

    As for the LVN route I think it depends on how quickly you need to be making money and how good your grades are. As for getting prereq's done I recommend looking at requirement for your schools and organizing your time well.

    I applied to Cabrillo college which runs only by waitlist and started out in the 800's! I was fortunate enough not to get waitlisted at EVC or SFSU
  10. by   Splashfly
    Thank you so much LaAngelita!
    I have a better idea now. Good Luck with Nursing School! I'm hoping to get in asap.
  11. by   Mila3791
    Hi EllieBean13,

    I was reading through the older posts regarding EVC and was wondering if I can ask you a few questions.
    I just got accepted to EVC program and am very excited to begin nursing classes! I feel very lucky to be selected, but also a little nervous, so here is my questions How do you like the program so far? When did you find out what semester you can start? How many days a week do you have to be in school and and out for clinicals. I live in Mountain View and really hope that classes start in early morning hours, so I can beat the traffic. Sorry, for too many questions, and thank you!
  12. by   EllieBean13
    Hi Mila3791!

    First off, congratulations on getting into the program! What exciting news! So far, the program has been absolutely wonderful. The first semester instructors for both lecture and clinical are some of the best I have ever had, and I have been in school for a LONG time lol. Also the camaraderie among fellow students is unlike I have ever experienced. In orientation they will tell you that your classmates become a second family to you- they aren't lying From the time I received my initial acceptance email and sent in my TEAs scores, to when I found out what semester I was to start in was roughly 3.5 months. For the clinical group I was put into, my schedule was lecture monday and tuesday from 815-1030. Both days had either a peer-led group activity or lab skills time afterward. Wednesday was skills lab at 830 with our clinical group and then clinical prep at the hospital where we picked out our patient. Thursday and Friday we had clinical from 630-145.

    Congratulations again, and if you have any more questions feel free to PM me!
  13. by   Mila3791
    Thank you so much EllieBean!
    I have a better idea now of the first semester structure! I am very excited to start the program, and happy to hear that you enjoying the program so much!
    I'll definitely PM you with more questions soon
    -Mila

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