grossmont college waiting list - page 3

I've been on the Grossmont waiting list for a year and a half now. Estimated start date is fall of 2007...anyone else?? I mainly see posts from people in programs or people still taking pre req's.... Read More

  1. by   puresass
    i reeeally hope they don't take a semester off to deal with the NLN thing. that would set everyone on the waiting list back an entire semester as far as getting in. i'm interested to hear what you found out from class bonny!
  2. by   katilynn
    could they save their nln if they took in less students each semester?? Is it a student to full time teacher ratio?? I'd much rather wait an extra semester or two and graduate accredited. I'm scared they are just going to shut the whole thing down.
  3. by   Bonny619
    Ok, good news everyone! It looks like we are still having a new class start this spring. We were also told we got the big grant which will allow Grossmont to hire more teachers. Everything sounds like it's getting taken care of.
  4. by   puresass
    Yayyy!!
  5. by   katilynn
    thank goodness!!!!
  6. by   katilynn
    any idea what the pharm. test is like??? It says we need to pass it to be admitted.
  7. by   Bonny619
    You take that at the beginning of every semester. You won't take it until you are actually in the program, they prepare you for it, don't worry!

    It really isn't bad AT ALL. You also get 3 chances, you have to get 9 out of 10 right.

    Start learning your conversions now, that would help you to prepare.
  8. by   puresass
    hi everyone, i hope your holidays are going well...

    i thought i'd post here with something i've been thinking about when i look around allnurses... okay, maybe it's just me, but i get so jealous of people that say things like "i just have to finish up A&P & then i start the nursing program in the fall!" now, i know these people have worked REALLY hard to get into programs without waiting lists, but MAN! i'm still so envious that they don't have to wait 2 years to get in!
  9. by   Bonny619
    it might be that they are allowed to get on waiting lists while they are taking A&P and micro.

    Don't worry, you'll get in soon enough. I can not believe im half way done. This year has gone SO fast.
  10. by   junebee15
    Looking for people in the Grossmont waitlist limbo - I've been on since Aug 06 and was told it was a 3 year wait. Anyone else?! I need someone to commiserate with:smackingf
  11. by   San Diego New Grad
    Quote from junebee15
    Looking for people in the Grossmont waitlist limbo - I've been on since Aug 06 and was told it was a 3 year wait. Anyone else?! I need someone to commiserate with:smackingf
    Hey June,

    I was on the waiting list for 2 1/2 years (since summer of 2003) before I was able to get a spot in the weekend/evening program. I was also told that it was a three year waiting list. I got a spot in the day program about 1 1/2 years later but had to defer a couple of times because I work full time during the day. I finally started January 2006.

    I just graduated in August, passed boards in September, and got a new grad position at Sharp Memorial's transplant/stepdown unit starting in January. It was tough to wait, even tougher to work and go to school at the same time, but definitely worth it.

    While you're waiting, be sure you do your GE's. A couple of people in my class can't take boards yet because they were missing a PE class or an English class, or whatever.

    Feel free to send me a mesesage if you have any other Grossmont questions.
  12. by   junebee15
    New Grad! Congrats!!!! You waited a VERY long time for this moment - it's obvious you worked hard to get it done - KUDOS!
    How come they aren't starting you until Jan? Are you going through some sort of training?
    Were you very nervous about your boards? I know stupid question
    When I look at the NUR120 Intro class, it appears they enroll more people in the fall then spring. What gives? Everytime I ask the nursing office what my status is - they stick to the 3-year thing. Is it really that bad or do they cushion it a little bit?
    Thanks for sending a little hope my way:roll
  13. by   San Diego New Grad
    June,

    Hang in there... it will be worth it. Are you trying to get into the day or weekend/evening program? The waiting list shortens as people drop out or defer, so they probably give you the worst case scenario in terms of waiting time where they assume that everyone will take an available spot once their name comes up.

    The new grad programs start in January or February for most hospitals. Usually, there are different start dates during the year, most likely on a quarter or semester basis to correspond with graduation dates. Training is the first 12 weeks where you're in new grad preceptorship. Then they throw you to the lions... j/k. According to the clinical educator at Sharp, they assess your skills to function independently about 10 weeks into your preceptorship and determine if you're ready.

    I took NCLEX 6 1/2 weeks after graduation. I was extremely nervous about boards, but was more of a wreck while waiting for the results! I felt like I failed miserably, but two days later, my name was on the board of registered nursing with a license number.

    I don't really know why they enroll more in the fall. It could just be that traditionally, since the school year starts in the fall, more people sign up for classes. It could also be that the staff has to teach more advanced classes in the spring, so there are less offerings for the fundamentals classes.

    Hope that helps! Hang in there...

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