Hi everyone. I am Jeff, I am in the NVCC RN Program now and loving it. Tough, but loving it. To answer some previous older posts about entrance requirements:
1) They say the min GPA is 2.7 (I believe) and you will also hear others saying you need a 3.5 or higher to have a shot at NVCC. While this may be somewhat true, your sciences are more heavily weighted than your overall GPA is. I believe that (for example...) if two students had the same GPA of 3.6, but one student had all A's in the sciences and the other student had a C in on eof the sciences, the "A" Sciences student would get the seat over the other student.
As far as the time requirements needed for classes:
1) I think they are changing the clinical hours permanently now. Currently, this is my class schedule for the summer session:
Mon - Lecture: 9:00am - 11:20am
Hospital: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (to get Pt. assignment and gather data for care plan)
Tue: - Clinical: 7:00am - 2:30pm
Wed: - Clinical: 7:00am - 2:30pm
Thur: - Lecture: 9:00am - 11:20am
When I started classes last fall, I was working 24 hours a week. Well, that was NOT working for me. I am now working 16 hours a week and that seems to be working ok. Make sure you give yourself enough time alotted for driving to the hospital in the mornings. No matter how close you live to a certain hospital, you are guaranteed NOT to get the hospital closest to you. LOL. I live in Waterbury and have been to Griffin (Derby - twice), Midstate (Meriden) and the Hospital for Special Care (New Britain).
I have to go make dinner for my family now, I'll be back to tell more later I guess.