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

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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 College.

    So far I have completed:
    Nutrition 101- A
    English Comp and Lit (6 credit course)- A
    Biology w/ Lab- A
    Math 085- A

    This summer I am taking:

    Intro to Psych
    Math 095

    This fall I am taking:
    A&P I
    Chemistry
    Computer Apps
    Human Development

    During the winter intersession I will take:
    Sociology

    Spring 2013:
    A&P II
    Statistics
    Microbiology
    Public Speaking

    On my list of things to do:
    -Attend Nursing Information Session
    -Take TEAS-V

    I plan to continue after my ASN to my BSN from Elms College so I'm working on required courses for that program as well.

    I look forward to getting to know others who are going through the process! Enjoy the day!

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    As an LPN you will be doing the LPN to RN bridge program I assume. Be sure to check out CCC handbook to see what is required to take in addition to the admission requirements. As LPN's, we also need to take many other classes prior to being placed into the 2nd year nursing course. Best advise is to contact a school advisor to figure out a game plan so that you can take all the needed courses to proceed.

    You might want to rethink your schedule for the Fall, you state you want to take A&P as well as Chem. Since Chem is a pre-req for A&P you cannot take them together. You have to complete Chem and then take A&P.

    http://www.commnet.edu/nursing/docs/...n%20Packet.pdf page 10 gives the info for the LPN to RN bridge

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    Quote from CT Pixie
    As an LPN you will be doing the LPN to RN bridge program I assume. Be sure to check out CCC handbook to see what is required to take in addition to the admission requirements. As LPN's, we also need to take many other classes prior to being placed into the 2nd year nursing course. Best advise is to contact a school advisor to figure out a game plan so that you can take all the needed courses to proceed.

    You might want to rethink your schedule for the Fall, you state you want to take A&P as well as Chem. Since Chem is a pre-req for A&P you cannot take them together. You have to complete Chem and then take A&P.

    http://www.commnet.edu/nursing/docs/...n%20Packet.pdf page 10 gives the info for the LPN to RN bridge
    Chem isn't a pre req to A&P. I'm taking both in the fall. The only pre req to A&P is Bio*105, 115 or 121.
    Last edit by Princess Mama on May 26, '12
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    Quote from Princess Mama
    Chem isn't a pre req to A&P. I'm taking both in the fall. The only pre req to A&P is Bio*105, 115 or 121.
    According to the CCC college catalog Chem is a pre-req for A&P. Prerequisites: Bio 105 or Bio 121 and Chem 111 or Chem 121 or a proficiency exam in General Biology and Chemistry (http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/courseDescriptions.htm#BIO)


    I know for NVCC the pre-req for A&P I is bio 105, 115, or 121.
    Gateway CC A&P I Prerequisite: BIO* 105
    Housatonic CC Prerequisite: ENG* E101, CHE* E111, and BIO* E105


    Very odd how the CT community colleges have different pre-reqs for the same A&P. Just goes to show how you need to check your individual school's pre-reqs to be certain you've taken the proper classes in order to take others.


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    Well, Capitol's requirements don't apply to her because she attends Holyoke & is looking to apply for the CTCC-NP @ NWCC.
    I'm not shocked that each school is different since CT likes to do everything backwards anyway.
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    Yup, you're right. Don't know why I was thinking she wanted to go to CCC.
    As for CT being backwards..AMEN!
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    Quote from CT Pixie
    Yup, you're right. Don't know why I was thinking she wanted to go to CCC.
    As for CT being backwards..AMEN!
    Probably because she missed the T when posting CTCC-NP.
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    Quote from Princess Mama
    Probably because she missed the T when posting CTCC-NP.
    Yes. That's exactly why. Sorry about that!

    At HCC pre-req for A&P I is BIO.

    I've already spoken to an Admissions Counselor at NCCC and I'm right on schedule for pre-reqs. The only courses I will have to take specifically for the bridge are the Charter Oak courses (one online, one lecture) next summer which I can't take until I'm accepted.

    As far as CT being backwards, growing up there I wouldn't disagree. That said, they are still LESS backward than MA. They don't even offer an LPN to RN bridge in MA. I'd have to start off 1st semester. Going to school 4.5 years for a 2 year degree makes no sense to me.
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    Quote from HelenaHandbasket
    The only courses I will have to take specifically for the bridge are the Charter Oak courses (one online, one lecture) next summer which I can't take until I'm accepted.

    I took the Charter Oak course (3 credit online), easy enough. The 1 credit part is taken at your home school. My school only offered the 1 credit component during the Spring semester.

    I had no idea that MA had no LPN to RN bridge programs. Well, if nothing else..thank you CT for the program! Having to redo the whole thing seems silly.
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    Two schools, I believe one in Greenfield and STCC offer LPNs the chance to "test out" of the first semester only. Not the first YEAR, the first semester. No thanks.

    Hmm I'll have to ask about that 1 credit course. I knew it was at the home school but I didn't realize they could offer it at any other time besides summer. Since application is after the start of the Spring semester and you don't get acceptance letters until late Spring. Did you have to wait a whole other year to start? I'm confused. Thanks for the head's up!


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