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Is anyone out there waiting to hear back from RCC? How many points do you have? It seems like 80 is the cut off......Does anyone know when we will hear from them on whether or not we get in?... Read More

  1. Visit  Elle71 profile page
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    Thanks guys. I do have kids, but really, if I'm home by 3-3:30, I won't be missing anything because my daughter is in school till then anyways. Luckily she's young and doesn't have sports. I'd be home in time for dinner every night except for clinicals, which is more than I could say when I was working. It's too bad RCC won't list their average cohort points.
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  3. Visit  blueteam profile page
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    RCC does not list their acceptance pts but I will tell you what I heard and read.

    Spring 2010 - Read that some people got in with 80pts, some didn't. I know one person with 75 pts did not get in.

    Fall 2010 - The nursing tech guy said if you have 90+ you have a really good chance. If you have at least 80pts, you may or may not get in but not guaranteed. It really depends on each semester. This semester, they only accepted 60 students. Last semester...I think it was 80, but more for sure.

    Sorry, but I wouldn't drive that far. I need the time to sleep and sleep, study and then study, see my family and save gas money because nursing school is expensive!!!.

    CC is a lot cheaper and I think it's worth the wait. I am glad I stuck it out and stayed with CC, whereas I can apply to entry level msn or bsn. (Taking it step by step)
  4. Visit  Elle71 profile page
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    Thanks Eliymo,

    Everytime I think I can do the commute, I change my mind when I find myself sleeping in with my kids. 90 pts, I might be able to pull that off. I'm wondering if they breakdown the points even further. For example, 2 people may have 90 pts, but one person has one more A than the next person, but the points are the same because because it's either 4.0 or 3.5 on the scale.
    Maybe I'll wait and see and just do some volunteer work at the hospital. Dunno.
  5. Visit  blueteam profile page
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    Heartbeats,

    RCC currently invites top students with the highest science GPA to take the TEAS at RCC. Note that these students are not in to the program yet. If you are not invited, you will have to go some where else. For more info, it is on the RCC RN website.

    I would apply first and wait for an email about the TEAS invitation (if you were invited or not). If you will be applying this fall (sept/oct), you will take your TEAS beginning of Nov. I

    I think most colleges only take up to 1yr(TEAS score). If it's older than that, you will have to retake. If you can take the TEAS now, do it. But do well.
  6. Visit  Elle71 profile page
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    Thanks Eliymo. I took the TEAS in April and scored over the 90 percent upper cutoff, so I am feeling pretty confident. But I got a B in A&P and I know there are those that have all A's for science. And then there are those with close to 4.0 overall GPA, while I'm at 3.5. I have my micro final in 2 weeks so we'll see.
  7. Visit  blueteam profile page
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    The TEAS post was for Heartbeat...

    Elle71, since you live in rancho ... how come you didn't apply around that area?
  8. Visit  Elle71 profile page
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    Eliymo...I will be applying at all the local schools, but RCC is my best shot because it is not strictly GPA. It factors in TEAS, which is a bonus for me. My situation is that I was accepted into a ABSN program with San Diego states extension program in Glendale, but the chancellor cancelled the program less than a month before the start (I was set to start on July 12th). So they offered us a spot at their traditional program on the actual San Diego campus. So I'm really trying to get a feel for my chances at RCC before I pass up my spot at SDSU. It kills me to be accepted and then have to decline because of the commute, but not know when I'll have another oppty.
    Thanks.
  9. Visit  caliplum profile page
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    Hi everyone : ) I am currently applying for the rn program and planning on purchasing the teas study guide but I'm not sure which version to purchase? Which teas test version does Rcc use? This information doesn't seem to be posted on their site? Any information will be appreciated thanks.
  10. Visit  wanna be nurse profile page
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    I took the TEAS in April for RCC and was told to purchase the 3.0 edition, but who knows, it could change by the next test date ? The ATI book helped a lot, but I also studied the "McGraw Hills Nursing School Entrance Exams" book which was in more detail...
  11. Visit  whiteskyline12 profile page
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    Hi, I just joined Allnurses. I was looking at this forum for some advice on Saddleback and RCC. I could not find any recent posts, so I thought It was worth a shot to reply to you.

    I applied to Saddleback and RCC, and got in to Saddleback, and am very confident that I will get in to RCC. I know Saddleback is a great school, but I live in Riverside and was wondering what you or anyone else would do if they had a choice (moving is not an option for me).

    Any advice?

    Thanks!
  12. Visit  whiteskyline12 profile page
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    Hi, I just joined Allnurses. I was looking at this forum for some advice on Saddleback and RCC. I could not find any recent posts, so I thought It was worth a shot to reply to you.

    I applied to Saddleback and RCC, and got in to Saddleback, and am very confident that I will get in to RCC. I know Saddleback is a great school, but I live in Riverside and was wondering what you or anyone else would do if they had a choice (moving is not an option for me).

    Any advice?

    Thanks!
  13. Visit  Elle71 profile page
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    Whiteskyline,

    I do know RCC will prepare you well as they have high NCLEX pass rates. One thing you may want to consider is what hospitals are you interested in working at when you graduate? Serving clinicals, or getting an externship at a hospital of your preference would help you get your foot in the door upon graduation.
    BTW, if you roll through the old posts, I was the student that was struggling to choose between the opportunity to go to San Diego State VS applying to RCC. Well it's been 2 years and I choose to commute from Rancho Cucamonga to SDSU for 5 semesters and graduated last May. So while the commute to Saddleback can be done, it's no ball of fun. I sacrificed ALOT! And so did my kids. But it was worth all the hard work. My only regrets is that it was harder to network and participate in community activities. Bad enough commuting to San Diego just for school, I just couldn't put in extra time in San Diego to do all that. I diidn't even participate in the student nursing association locally as I was a member is San Diego. Just never had any connections locally here in Rancho.
    Maybe try calling the schools and ask what hospitals they are associated with? Although many hospitals have a preference for BSN, the recruiter at Sharp Grossmont in San Diego said they always hire a few ADN's from the local community college as they have an obligation to give back to their community.
    Good luck to you. You will love nursing school. Some of the best experiences ever.


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