Merritt College Fall 2012 - page 8

I have been accepted to Merritt College ADN for fall 2012. Any others that have been accepted as well?... Read More

  1. by   jon510
    is anyone else having problems with getting admitted to the college. i applied online at ccapply website last week and got the confirmation number, and when i tried to activate my account it said my information did not exist. i emailed them about it last week and still no reply
  2. by   DisneyDreamer
    I did. It took about a week. I am now having trouble with the email system. Anyone else?
  3. by   Eccentricity
    Chris SN,

    With all due respect, I ask you the following question: Is your staw man oriented response reflective of a personal reaction to my post, or are you simply not understanding what I wrote in my original message?

    Who said anything about nursing school being easy? Certainly not me.

    Who said anything about hand holding? Certainly not me.

    I have 3 people in my family that are nurses. I remember when they were in nursing school, and what they had to endure. Moreover, did you deliberately ignore the part of my post in which I wrote, "Nursing school is going to be a major challenge...?"

    Disagreeing with me on the merits/demerits of Merritt College would be one thing, but misrepresenting my position and attacking said misrepresented position (hence, your straw man fallacy) is quite another. So, I put it to you, why have you chosen to respond in this manner?

    I clearly have a better command of the English language than you (e.g., you evidently do not know the difference between "your" and "you're" nor the difference between "to" and "too"). I also have a BA from Cal. Anyone who has graduated from Cal will tell you that doing so requires some hard work and critical thinking ability. Does this make me a better person or a better student than you? Certainly not. Nonetheless, you seem to insinuate that I would rather attend a third rate nursing school that will tell me exactly what to do in order to get through their program, which will likely result in my inability to pass the NCLEX.

    As I stated in my original post, I chose not to attend Merritt because the program has a bad reputation, the department seems to be run by people that exhibit irresponsible behavior, and the overall campus/college experience at Merritt seems to leave a great amount to be desired. The fact that nursing school is difficult and requires a massive amount of studying, determination and tenacity goes without saying.

    As for the aesthetics of the campus, this is a minor point, yet one that underscores an overall pattern at Merritt. It has nothing to do with the program itself. However, when dealing with something as taxing as nursing school, a pleasant campus can provide a tranquilizing effect in the midst of an otherwise stressful experience. Conversely, an incompetent staff, the inability to put forth accurate information, and ugly surroundings can have an exacerbating effect.

    Finally, having to deal with an inordinate amount of s**t does not make one a better student or a better nurse. It might very well be the case that a better organized program with competent, literate, and more helpful faculty and staff will amount to not only a better nursing school experience, but also make one a better nurse in the long run. Think about it - when you have to spend less time dealing with incompetence and BS...


    I'm still trying to figure out the office hours to turn in my letter I called, and called, and nobody ever answered. have more time to focus on your studies, and a clearer mind to process pertinent information.

    Fiat Lux
  4. by   Chribri
    Eccentricity, While it has been lovely having my typos corrected I am choosing not to waste any more time on this meaningless debate. You have made your choice to hold out for an easier experience. I can respect as many who try will not succeed. Good luck in your future endeavors. This will be the last time I respond to you.
  5. by   ladywhiskers34
    I'm a little lost on the atitesting site. Where do we go to pay the fees? I've updated my profile but I can't see to find the package they were talking about.
  6. by   heartdrop
    after you've updated your profile, click on the "My Purchases & Payments" and enter the Payment code and Class code that was given to you at Orientation. after that you'll be able to make your payment
  7. by   craizy_man
    Quote from DisneyDreamer
    I have been accepted to Merritt College ADN for fall 2012. Any others that have been accepted as well?

    hi everyone. I am a recent graduate of Merritt College, passed my boards at 75 questions and now entering a master's program. Hopefully a job soon, I am doing interviews already. I am one of the best new grad RN's out there, not because of my vanity/narcisissim, but definitely because of this program. If you have any questions about Merritt, and post-merritt with an ADN, I'm more than happy to help. I'm an advocate for this program and always will be. There is something to say about a rigorous program that is more do it yourself which prepares you to be stronger for the real world. As a new grad, your inexperienced but merritt gives you the confidence to step in and advocate, in the worst of times. We came out with thicker skin, and they definitely produce better nurses, rather than a program that doesn't push you, or motivate you to push yourself.
  8. by   j_han05
    Hey everyone! Does anyone know the payment code and class code for the ati testing materials? Thank you!!
  9. by   DisneyDreamer
    Congrats Craizyman!!! I will be asking you lots of questions in the future
  10. by   DisneyDreamer
    Question. When do we get a schedule? So far, all I know is where to go on Monday. What about the rest of the week?
  11. by   j_han05
    Hi DisneyDreamer! We should be getting it the first day since it doesn't say much on the schedule we received when registering for classes. Lets just hope haha
  12. by   eleectrosaurus
    I hate to be a buzz kill. I'm a '12 grad too. Yes Merritt grads are much more competent that others hands down, but the reality is the majority do not make it. By all means start fundamentals, but have a back up plan, continue to apply into other programs during the 1st year.

    Hi E, congrats on the masters program!
    Last edit by eleectrosaurus on Aug 11, '12
  13. by   DisneyDreamer
    Has anyone received an email from the program yet?