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- Quote from OhnoitsherThat is a plus that the instructors are actively employed nurses or FNPs in the area. I think that makes a difference to have someone who actually uses the skills they are teaching on the job.This is what she said, " Overall, the program is a good way to really learn what nurses do and the responsibility that comes with the job. It's a good program in that sense and the instructors are actively employed in the area. So they bring in their work experience too. The program has a good reputation in the valley, if that's where you plan to end up."
- May 9 by OhnoitsherQuote from klkoniecYeah the NLN accredited is making me lean towards Pierce more too because now tht the job market is really bad. I want to have as many options as possible. Since Pierce is NLN accredited and if its going to open more ways for me to get a job (cause like I said some hospitals look at that). I think it's the right decision to choose Pierce. It's up to you if you feel like Gcc is better for you then go with that. I also heard GCC program is good too! Talking so someone who actually is going there right now made me feel a lot better about PierceThank for clarifying on the courses, that makes me feel better! You're probably right, all programs likely have a skills lab to practice clinical techniques, etc. I think I'm leaning towards Pierce for the same reasons, they have a good reputation and the NLN accreditation, whether or not it really matters. I've read posts saying that people have talked with recruiters at CHLA and Kaiser and they won't hire nurses who are not from an NLN program, so that definitely holds some weight in the decision for me too. I really do like Pierce's campus...they just did a bunch of reconstruction and it looks really nice and maintained. Its just so strange that barely anyone posts about the program on allnurses! lol
- Quote from OhnoitsherI agree with you, whether the NLN status is a big deal for certain positions or not it doesn't hurt to have it just in case. Like you, I want to choose what is going to allow more opportunities, because my understanding is that NLN is more important for federal/gov't hospitals and agencies, VA hospitals, and non-profits like Kaiser. I don't want to limit myself right out of the gate in nursing school. I think I am going to go with Pierce. Maybe it was just the sudden opportunity with GCC that came up and because I did like the program it caused me to take a seat on the fence and contemplate my options...I am so glad you were able to speak with someone in the program at Pierce currently and share the feedback and reassurance. I think that really helps because it seems like there are posts about every school except the one I got into and that made me a little nervous to be honest, but its probably just nerves because its new and its a pretty big deal in terms of future. Thank you for giving some perspective on things, makes me feel much better!Yeah the NLN accredited is making me lean towards Pierce more too because now tht the job market is really bad. I want to have as many options as possible. Since Pierce is NLN accredited and if its going to open more ways for me to get a job (cause like I said some hospitals look at that). I think it's the right decision to choose Pierce. It's up to you if you feel like Gcc is better for you then go with that. I also heard GCC program is good too! Talking so someone who actually is going there right now made me feel a lot better about Pierce
- May 10 by OhnoitsherNo problem Ill let you know if I hear anything else!
- May 13 by klkoniecQuote from OhnoitsherAwesome, that would be great! I just sent you a PM through allnurses with my email address.Can I have your email? I'll send you the conversation that i had with the lady who's currently in fourth semester right now. It's just too long to post it on here lol...If you don't mind!
- May 13 by Hunter91I PM'd you as well if you could send me the convo.