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- Jun 27, '12 by willowitaWhat kind of facebook page? For the school or our class? You should do it!
- Jun 27, '12 by ktposeyWillowita--
------------ said at the pre-registration that they will administer our Flu vaccines during school because the Flu season is over and no one has the vaccines anymore.
I am excited too!!Last edit by dianah on Jun 27, '12 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting names
- Jun 27, '12 by willowitaI do remember her saying that. But some people on the PCC thread were saying that a few places still have it. The funny thing is that I did get the 2011-2012 vaccine earlier this year through my work but I don't have it documented, so it doesn't count.
How's everyone doing with their to-do list? I'm doing my BLS class this Sunday. Getting closer to being done with the packet.
- Jun 27, '12 by RicdelCalled County again, and they're still in the process of sending out notifications (for those who haven't heard anything yet). i've been calling every other day, and the lady at administration said "we're still in the process of sending out letters and you'll get them when ready." I called and spoke with a deeper voice than normal, so that they wouldn't recognize me lol also got some info about humanities and the history classes and if you took multiple humanities they will pick the one with the highest grade, same applies to the history and polsci classes. good luck everyone
- Jul 1, '12 by \(<O>)=(<O>)/Prospective students, also beware that County's program is not NLNAC accredited. What does this mean? That many hospitals, including the VA and Kaiser, will not hire you. Something to consider!
- Jul 1, '12 by McfritoQuote from \(<O>)=(<O>)/mmmm that interesting. i wonder if county is the only school who isnt NLNAC accredited.Prospective students, also beware that County's program is not NLNAC accredited. What does this mean? That many hospitals, including the VA and Kaiser, will not hire you. Something to consider!
anyways, after reading so many comments on here about countys not so great nursing program, i dont know if i should apply. anybody else here applying during july-august?
- Jul 1, '12 by DarleneHAfter doing a little research of my own- turns out there are many schools that aren't NLNAC accredited, including Glendale and Pasadena. However, County is NLNAC approved- otherwise the state of CA wouldn't allow you to take the NCLEX. NLNAC accreditation is sought after by hospital systems like Kaiser or the VA because there facilities are in most states across the US. They are attempting to maintain a unified level of education in all their hospitals. I want to work in a County facility when I graduate- so this isn't really a deal breaker for me.
- Jul 2, '12 by UnsungheroHas anyone heard anything about the attrition/grad rate, passing scores for classes, clinical expectations and overall rating for the following schools: ELAC, PCC, Cypress?
- Jul 2, '12 by willowitaUnsunghero:
I was accepted to PCC's program and attended their orientation. I asked for their graduation rate but they could not provide a definite %. They just said that they lose about 10-15 people, on average, from each cohort class. They require a 75% to pass each class. I'm not sure what you mean by clinical expectations but they do have a lot of resources available for students. They have tutors, a skills lab to practice, and they also have a retention counselor who works as a student advocate and can help you stay on track if you are having issues. They have a high NCLEX pass rate (in the 90+ %) and they use ATI throughout the program to help you prepare. PCC has a great reputation for their nursing program and my stepmother, who works at LAC+USC, encouraged me to go there if I didn't get into County's program. She confirmed that the program is highly regarded.
To the rest of my classmates starting in the Fall:
I started to buy my textbooks and found them on amazon and textbooks(dot)com at much more affordable rates than what the bookstore is selling them at. So shop around!Last edit by willowita on Jul 2, '12 : Reason: typos
- Jul 2, '12 by Unsunghero@ Willowita- I wanted to check out options before deciding on a particular school. In regards to clinical expectations, I was wondering how many pts they assign students 1st sem, the time of clinicals and if there are competencies throughout the semester. I am glad to hear there is a student advocate/tutor available because based on my prev experience as an adult learner a bit rusty, having educ resources like a tutor or advocate is reassuring that there is a sense of support. Its a hard decision picking a good school because its a commitment you have to make for the next 2years. I was wondering about ELAC since I submitted an app there. Regardless , gtg into any nursing school is the important thing to focus on right now.