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- Apr 28, '10 by ysantanaThe program there is pretty bad. They will accept you they take everyone. I went there last year and withdrew before the deadline so it wouldn't effect me applying somewhere else. They are really unorganized. The office staff is not helpful at all. They are actually pretty rude and so unprofessional. Some staff actually comes to work a hot mess, in sweats and don't even comb their hair!
The lab is so dirty and half the stuff there doesn't work. They don't even order enough books for every student so if you go there buy your books early! Some students had to wait weeks for their's and considering you have a test 2 weeks in on about 15 chapters you don't want to be assed out! Some students did make it but they were the ones that were there a second time, repeating their 1st year. More than half dropped.
Some of the teachers are nice but some have major attitude. They say they are just preparing you but seriously some things are pretty ridiculous they have no common courtesy. When it comes to the tests be sure to review each answer cause every test we took they had about 10 questions marked wrong that weren't. Another thing that's tricky is that they will tell you 1 thing and the book says something else. Go by the book atleast then you'll have written proof because when you argue your point on a question they will always say 'I never said that'. Avoid the program at all costs if you can but if you do go there good luck- you'll really need it.
- Apr 28, '10 by wannabe an rnYSANTANA, I've heard the same thing you're reporting. Awful program. They really need to shut it down.
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- Apr 28, '10 by mizzwilsonRNI was an "alternate" too back in 2002. Like you I wondered what that meant. However I was told that there was two people ahead of me. I went to the introduction class that they had. I don't know if they still have that class. But it was just a class that told you what to expect(tests,grading policy,etc). And I was so desperate to get in the program I told the instructor If I was picked soon I was going to buy my books and sit @ the door!!! Good luck to you....
- Apr 29, '10 by craizy_manI just would like to say that first of all they don't accept everyone. They only accepted 90 students last year, and about 500 applied. Please if you have nothing nice to say about this program atleast get the facts right. I understanfd there may be financial shortfalls, but so does EVERY program. This state is in a budget crisis. Do not think for a second that it might be easier here because it's a communicty colelge rather than a big hunky private school. Their trying to make us into a nurse in 2 years, if it's hard, if I need to dedicate all of my time, if I need to stop working, stop seeing my friends, I will do just that. otherwise, I will end up like the majority, failing and coming on to this site to bash this program.
stay positive. stay true to yourself.
- May 7, '10 by jinglebellrocks25hi!
i was on the alternate list last year for merritt college's lvn program. for those people who got accepted to the program, and they fail to attend the orientation, don't pass the background test, fail to complete the immunizations, cpr, etc. they are get rejected, and the alternates take up their spot.
don't give up! the young lady/receptionist told me a lot of people fail to complete the immunizations. i was close to last on the alternate list... but it turned out a lot of people miss orientation, have an incomplete immunization, or they get accepted elsewhere. merritt offered me a spot last minute; however, i didn't accept it for several reasons, and one of the reasons is not because of the negative things i've heard. i have a few friends who completed merritt's lvn program and had a lot of good things to say.
anyway, good luck!
- May 28, '10 by JustmeeAnyone here going to be commuting from SF? I was hoping to get into CCSF cause I didn't want to have to pay toll everyday. But if others are willing to carpool, that'll save a bunch of money. Hoping the program is not as bad as some people say. At the very least, I think we'll have to be self-motivated and hopefully find good people to study with. Good luck to you all.
- May 28, '10 by craizy_manHey,
I'm actually commuting from SF, (inner richmond). I also think we gotta get a good foundation, good study group and we'll do great. let's try to do some carpool setup, anyone else?
- May 28, '10 by JustmeeI'm in the outer richmond, so that'll work.
- May 28, '10 by kay26im coming frm sf too. well south sf lol.
yay i thought i was going to be the only one traveling far