grossmont college waiting list - page 9

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   LVN-RNhopeful
    I've had all my GE requirements completed for the last two years (well, the only other class I had to take was Speech b/c I already have a BS in Biology). I'm just ready to finish already. It hasn't been too horrible, b/c I took the last year off to stay home with my kids. I'm starting to feel really guilty about the time I will be away from them while I'm in school (I used to work nights so I was home with them during the day), but I know in the end it will be worth it.

    I also wonder if the waiting lists are getting shorter due to the economy.
  2. by   Melindy06
    Hello everyone-
    I'm new to this website, and came across this discussion and was intrigued! I have been on the wait list at Grossmont since Jan 2007. I took my TEAS Oct 2008 and was hoping for a Spring 2009 acceptance. . . No such luck It's becoming a lonely waiting game, and I am looking for some words of encouragement! (or someone else that is going through this too) I'm hoping for a Fall 2009 acceptance. . . we'll see :icon_roll
  3. by   craziechiq
    hey melindy. i'm in the same exact boat as you (i was accepted jan 07 too). i also took the TEAS in october but i didn't hold my breath to be accepted in spring. i'm hoping for the fall as well. i was going to call them soon to see how likely it is. are you on any other waitlist?
  4. by   rockenmomRN
    You guys don't wait on a waiting list. I personally am a graduate of Grossmont college, and while its a wonderful nursing school there are other ways to reach your goals. I work alongside 'National' nurses as well as Meric nurses and 'concorde' nurses.

    For every year you spend on a waiting list you could be loosing over $80,000. For example right now kaiser starts new grads on the float pool for about $45 and hour, thats high b/c you opt-out of benefits and work nights. You multiply that times 36 hours/week ($1620), and then 52 weeks per year you would come out to a grand total of $84,240/year. Over a four year waiting period you're looking at $336,960. So, now nursing school at a community college has cost you that plus tuition and fees.

    The only tme it matters what school you went to was when you are in school. Trust me, in a code situation I've never looked at my Meric nurses who I've worked with shoulder to shoulder and say, "i don't trust you b/c you went to a private school."

    Whats more, Meric was bought by Kaplan College, those are the same people who do the big review for the NCLEX exam, yes we all went there for the review.

    I'm not trying to discourage you, just letting you know there are other means to get your degree. The only reason I ended up at grossmont was b/c at the time the wait list was about 2 semesters and I hadn't even taken al the GE stuff so i got all that done during the 2 semesters i waited.
    Last edit by rockenmomRN on Feb 24, '09 : Reason: spelling errors
  5. by   Melindy06
    Hey craziechiq- Unfortunately I am not on any other waiting lists. How about you? And in regards to the other post I have done all of my research on National and Maric, and didn't feel like it was right for me. I took tours and spoke with representatives of both schools and opted to stick out the waitlist for Grossmont. It works for me because I finished up all of my GE and am working a lot so that all of my bills are paid off, and I have some money saved up once I get into the program. I know people that are currently in the program, and people that have graduated from it, and they all love it. I know it's a long wait, but I've already waited so long that I might as well just stick it out and cross my fingers for fall 2009 acceptance
  6. by   craziechiq
    I'm on city's waitlist as well and trying for sdsu this fall, but not going to keep my hopes up. I also took a tour of maric and was not that thrilled by it. i would rather graduate with no debt and i know a kaiser job is never guaranteed. it is very hard to get hired by them. anyway best of luck to both of us! it just better be this fall, i've waited so long it doesn't seem like it is ever going to get here!
  7. by   rockenmomRN
    good luck to you ladies in nursing school.
  8. by   Melindy06
    I know! It certainly does feel like it is never going to get there, but patience is key! So what have you been doing while you've been waiting? When do you turn your nursing packet in to SDSU? Or have you already? I also went there for an advising meeting and it seems like an awesome program. It's just super competitive and hard to get into. Good luck to you, that would be amazing if you got in!! BTW who did you take for A&P at Grossmont?
  9. by   Melindy06
    Oh and thanks for the advice and the luck rocken mom! I hope it happens for me soon!
  10. by   craziechiq
    Well I graduated from the medical assisting program from mesa but couldn't find a job. I need a night and weekend job anyway. I'm going to turn in the nursing packet after I get the acceptance to SDSU which I should be hearing about this month. Yeah its really hard to get into, and I don't think I made enough points. I took anatomy and physio separately at different colleges. But now I'm back at grossmont doing Organic Chem and the rest of my G.E.'s
  11. by   Melindy06
    I also took Organic Chem at Grossmont. Who is your teacher? I had Mr. Larter and he was a crack up! A little off the wall but we loved him!
  12. by   craziechiq
    I have Mr. Larter too. he's really funny. I think he has been a good teacher so far. It's a hard class but he seems to be fair. What have you done during your wait?
  13. by   Melindy06
    I agree that it is a hard class, but he is definitely fair and is ALWAYS willing to help his students! He always helped a lot during study groups outside of class. Well during the last two years of waiting I finished up the rest of my G.E.'s and have been working my tail off so that I have some money in the bank once I start the program, and most of my bills will be paid off. I have also been volunteering at Alvarado Hospital for the last year so that I could be in the hospital environment. I love it there and everyone is really nice! I finished up all of my G.E. last semester so this semester I'm just taking a couple of online classes for fun. I'm taking Human Bio and I just finished up an Issues in Childhood Obesity class that was really fun! But I'm now starting to get a little restless, but I have to admit that these past 2 years have flown by! Now I'm looking into getting CPR certified really soon. Hope you had a great weekend!

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