Getting ready to apply: CT Community Colleges- Nursing Program 2013 - page 3

by HelenaHandbasket

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Good morning! I am a current LPN working on pre-requisites for application to the CCC-NP for Fall 2013! I'm taking most of my courses at Holyoke Community College and hope to transfer to Northwestern Connecticut Community... Read More


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    bawahaha~ well so much for me being ahead of the game!!

    even for elms accelerated placement, i have to have an associates degree completed *before* application on april 1st. so that's not happening either.

    this is the exact letter i got in regards to what i needed for *application*. obviously, erroneous information. i based my entire schedule for fall 2012 and spring 2013 on this information.

    he references capital but knows i intended to go to nwcc.

    kristina,

    to summarize the info below, you will needcompleted with a grade by feb 1st 2013 the following:

    college level algebra
    english composition
    intro to computers
    introduction to chemistry
    anatomy and physiology one
    registered in a anatomy and physiology two class in spring 2013
    passing score on the teas test.

    if you are taking the courses in mass, i would advise you to work with an advisor or counselor there so they can assure the course are the same as ours in transfer.

    at capital, courses such as psychology and sociology must be completed before a student graduates from nursing but are not required for the official application.

    having an lpn license does not except you from the above requirements, it will only waive you from one year of the two year nursing clinical .

    you will need the above courses at a minimum to apply.
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    Drop public speaking..its not required of the pre-reqs for the nursing program and I don't think you need it at all for the program unless you can use it for the humanities elective credits.

    If you drop pub speaking and replace the stats class with college algebra, you will only have 3 classes in that semester instead of four.
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    I'd have to get information on that. Once I have any Associates Degree (underwater basket weaving for example), I can get into the 20 month accelerated BSN. Again, this Associates Degree in whatever has to be *completed* by April 1st. I won't get it that soon for sure.

    Even if I have to repeat the first section of nursing, I'm still finished sooner than waiting another year to get into the ADN in CT and I'll have a BSN. :uhoh21:

    My brain hurts. Man, what a drag!!
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    Quote from helenahandbasket
    bawahaha~ well so much for me being ahead of the game!!

    even for elms accelerated placement, i have to have an associates degree completed *before* application on april 1st. so that's not happening either.

    this is the exact letter i got in regards to what i needed for *application*. obviously, erroneous information. i based my entire schedule for fall 2012 and spring 2013 on this information.

    he references capital but knows i intended to go to nwcc.

    kristina,

    to summarize the info below, you will needcompleted with a grade by feb 1st 2013 the following:

    college level algebra
    english composition
    intro to computers
    introduction to chemistry
    anatomy and physiology one
    registered in a anatomy and physiology two class in spring 2013
    passing score on the teas test.

    if you are taking the courses in mass, i would advise you to work with an advisor or counselor there so they can assure the course are the same as ours in transfer.

    at capital, courses such as psychology and sociology must be completed before a student graduates from nursing but are not required for the official application.

    having an lpn license does not except you from the above requirements, it will only waive you from one year of the two year nursing clinical .

    you will need the above courses at a minimum to apply.

    here is some info on the ct comm coll nursing programs (page 10 gives the lpn info see link below)

    10
    lpn advanced placement and transfer policy
    lpn advanced placement
    the connecticut community college nursing program participates in the connecticut league for nursing articulation model for lpns. to be eligible for articulation the lpn must:

    hold a current connecticut licensed practical nurse license.

    satisfy all the ct-ccnp admission requirements.

    submit a ct-ccnp application and be admitted to the program (please note, the application process does not vary for lpn candidates).
    once admitted, lpn candidates will be advised as to their placement within the ct-ccnp. for an lpn to begin the program in the third semester, the following requirements must be met:

    complete the required general education courses of the first year of the ct-ccnp with a grade of c or higher (bio*235, psy*111, psy*201 & soc*101).

    successfully complete the connecticut lpn transition bridge course at charter oak state college (cosc 190) and the college based ct-ccnp lpn transition course (nur*130).
    students who are unsuccessful in either cosc 190 or nur*130 are not eligible to bridge into the third semester of the ct-ccnp. students in this situation will begin the program in nur*101. space in nur*101 may not be available at the college of first choice; the student must be willing to begin the nursing program at any of the six colleges with available space in nur*101.
    applicants are encouraged to seek advisement from one of the contact persons listed below prior to the application process. if admitted to the program, a student must contact the persons listed below for advisement regarding advanced placement.

    here is the link for entire 'booklet' http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/pdfs/nur...cket_final.pdf
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    That's the Spring semester. I could switch it up but I still won't finish those courses until after the application deadline.

    The Stats and Public Speaking are for the eventual BSN. I have to be careful to maintain full-time status for financial aid as well.
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    Right, I read the booklet and emailed for clarification of what I had already taken and what was still needed to be completed. He left out all of the core courses that need to be completed by LPN applicants PRIOR to application.

    "Complete the required general education courses of the first year of the CT-CCNP with a grade of C or higher (BIO*235, PSY*111, PSY*201 & SOC*101)."

    I knew I needed to have them done prior to the start of the third semester which is why I thought taking them in the Intercession and Spring would be sufficient. I didn't realize I needed them prior to application.

    This makes it sounds like *after* you are accepted (admitted) they had to be done before starting the third semester:

    "Once admitted, LPN candidates will be advised as to their placement within the CT-CCNP. For an LPN to begin the program in the third semester, the following requirements must be met:

    Complete the required general education courses of the first year of the CT-CCNP with a grade of C or higher (BIO*235, PSY*111, PSY*201 & SOC*101).

    Successfully complete the Connecticut LPN Transition Bridge Course at Charter Oak State College (COSC 190) and the college based CT-CCNP LPN transition course (NUR*130). "

    Am I misunderstanding this?
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    I dont' know..it is ambiguious..can be read either way. My best suggestion to get a 100% positive answer..call the number they give listed in that book for the NWCC program director and ask him/her. They would be better to tell you how its done.

    You know I'm going with the thought that you CAN apply with that first list of required stuff (the req classes all applicants have to meet). Then once accepted you won't be able to take the LPN to RN transitional classes until you do the first year non-nursing classes. Once you do the 1st yr non-nursing AND the transitional classes you then will be admitted into the 3rd semester nursing classes.
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    Been trying to post but the formatting on this thing stinks and there is no "undo" button for my errors. Anyway, what I get from the information given is that I am ok for application with the exception of the Statistics class. I can switch it out for Algebra if they want, but I still won't be able to complete it before the Feb 1st deadline.

    LOL Now that we've established that, I need a Plan B. Plan A is not going to work.

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    Thanks Pixie! I'm going with you on this one.

    I already emailed the Director but she is out until the 5th. I will get an officially official answer then.

    I can always try to test out of Math with the Accuplacer I suppose. I don't want to bet the farm on that though!! LOL
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    I'm applying for NCC's nursing program in November. I'm going to be taking A&P 1 in the fall for the second time. The first time I dropped it because I had a D+ average and I was also taking 4 other classes. So this fall I'm just taking A&P 1 and Math 136.

    My gpa is a 2.4, so I'm hoping I can raise my gpa this fall. If I don't, then I can't apply and I'll have to wait for 2014 .


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