Pasadena ADN Fall 2013

  1. This will be my first semester applying to ADN programs! I am hoping to move to the Los Angeles area either for nursing school or after it; I just wondered if Pasadena Community College (PCC) gives favor to those already in the LA area. I mean, will they still take my application seriously even if I am in Northern California? I know for their Anesthesia Technician program, they ask for a statement of intent. Is that true for their ADN program?

    Also, I took Microbiology 8 years ago (but I took Anatomy & Physiology last year). PCC website says it's "highly recommended" to take it within 5 years. Does anyone know of a case where someone took a science class more than 5 years ago and got in?

    Here are my stats:

    Overall GPA: 3.1
    Science GPA: 3.71 (Micro: B, A&PI: A, A&PII: A)
    Non-Science Prerequisite GPA: 4.0
    *Need to work
    *Veteran/Honorable Discharge
    TEAS V: 86%
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  2. 32 Comments

  3. by   Meriwhen
    Moved just a bit to the CA State Nursing Programs forum for more targeted responses. Best of luck!
  4. by   dorkiexcici
    i retook anatomy recently because it wasn't taken within 5 years. they recommend that you have the classes within 5 years.
  5. by   dorkiexcici
    i live in orange county, but willing to move to pasadena. and i have a friend who lives in buena park and is currently in the program.
    i'm going to the campus and dropping off my application and transcripts.
    micro, anatomy, physio - all A's
    i'm applying for the lvn-rn bridge program. so i don't know if the 5 year science criteria applies to regular admission
  6. by   ShyeoftheTiger
    Quote from ChristineLVN2RN
    i retook anatomy recently because it wasn't taken within 5 years. they recommend that you have the classes within 5 years.
    Interesting... Did you apply before you retook it and not get in? I do plan to take micro again in the fall if I don't get into a program...
  7. by   ShyeoftheTiger
    Oy! Of course my application gets lost in the mail :-l

    Luckily, I have extra copies of everything including transcripts... I emailed pcc to see if by chance they got it anyway... Here's to hoping they have it and get back to me!
  8. by   ShyeoftheTiger
    Just kidding... PCC received my application; they said they had everything they needed Whew!
  9. by   dorkiexcici
    PCC is not NLNAC accredited? is this a problem? i heard many people say it is.
  10. by   dorkiexcici
    Quote from shye
    Interesting... Did you apply before you retook it and not get in? I do plan to take micro again in the fall if I don't get into a program...
    i haven't applied yet. i'm still thinking about turning in my application for the LVN to RN program.
  11. by   ShyeoftheTiger
    Only one of the 5 schools I'm applying to is accredited by NLN... I don't think it matters. It definitely doesn't affect NCLEX pass rates!
  12. by   dorkiexcici
    i asked a recruiter from Kaiser and they don't hire nurses from non nlnac approved programs.

    and i heard Magnet hospitals don't hire them either.
  13. by   dorkiexcici
    i read so many forums about nlnac vs non nlnac. pretty much majority said go to an nlnac program because hospitals rather hire a candidate from nlnac approved compared to a non nlnac approved.

    and also, nlnac approved programs allow you to continue your education and go for bsn. not non nlnac.
  14. by   dorkiexcici

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