Quote from Hopeful*in*CT
Ok so I'm very much so interested in applying to CCC next year but I'm nervous I won't get excepted into the nursing program
. I did horrible on the math placement test at MCC and I'm worried they might look at the score when I apply next year. Does any one know if its extremely competitive or do they give even the not so smart people a chance? Has anyone applied and got denied? Is there a waiting list? And if so how long is it? Also I plan On taking my prerequisites at mcc. I printed a list of the required classes from the ccc site so if I where to transfer I should be fine...right? Also does mcc offer all of the required courses I need to take to be considered for the nursing program? Ok I'm almost done and will me taking Spanish or medical terminology make me stick out more than others? Do we have to take a elective? And does capital offer night classes for nursing? Do you think the nursing job outlook for 2014 is bright...I love helping people just hope this all pays off in the end....I tried calling capital so they could answer some of my question but to be honest they where of no help, always referring ne to the website. Thank you.....
1.) What is the math placement test? It has no bearing on nursing school. 60% are accepted by rank, 40% by lotto. In a nutshell, 50% of admissions is based on GPA, 25% on TEAS, and 25% on your grade in A&P I to come up with an acceptance qualification. Also, besides getting the C+ in required courses, you need to have at least a 2.7 GPA to apply, and they go back 5 years in all of your transcripts to calculate a total GPA.
2.) Extremely competitive. My school (one of the 5 of the CCC) had 201 applicants, 96 accepted, 79 wait listed, and 26 disqualified. Again, it's all based on numbers.
3.) Because MCC is not one of the 5 CCC Nursing Schools, I'm not sure if grades will transfer. You need to talk to an adviser at Capital.
4.) Again, you have to get the 2011-2012 Nursing Handout to find out all of the nursing requirements as far as classes go.
5.) No, Spanish and Medical Terminology won't make you stand out when applying. They only care about the admission requirements, and because a foreign language or med/term is not required, they don't care. However, any classes you take will affect your overall GPA, which is again, 50% of weight for admission.
6.) Electives are discussed in the Nursing Handout.
7.) I believe Capital is the only school that offers night Nursing courses.
8.) I applied with a 4.0 gpa, 83% on the TEAS, and an A in A&P I and got wait listed because my grades from 5 years ago severely dropped my 4.0 gpa. I'm on a wait list now and chances are, I will be called to start for the Spring Semester.
Above all, you NEED to talk to the **DIRECTOR OF NURSING ADMISSIONS** at Capital. Don't listen to the rumors about admissions from other student or even some of the advisors because the whole process is so convoluted that the director is the only one that you can rely on for accurate information.
Hope this helps and good luck.