Getting ready to apply: CT Community Colleges- Nursing Program 2013 - page 2

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... Read More

  1. Visit  HelenaHandbasket profile page
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    Crap! On first reading and after speaking with the counselor I thought I was ok. Now, re-reading I'm concerned that my current math course won't meet the requirement. Even if the Statistics counts, I won't have it completed BEFORE the Feb 1st deadline. Now I feel sick to my stomach.

    I've been laid off since August 2011 and I *have* to get into an ADN program for next year. Single mom with young kids..blah blah. I don't have the luxury of waiting another year. If that's the case I'll be better off going directly to Elms and completing the BSN in the same time frame.

    Just when I thought I had it figured out. *sigh*

    I've emailed the Director of Nursing at NWCC for advisement.

    Thanks for the heads up, CTPixie!
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  3. Visit  Princess Mama profile page
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    Can you take Math 136 or 137 in the fall? That will cover you. Or can you test out? I was told if you pass higher than I think a 40 on the Accuplacer that you'll not have to take the math. I scored 38...
    Math 137 was an easy course so if you can swing it in the fall I'd do it.
  4. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    ok..deep breath and relax..i just read the math requirement again and it looks like you might be fine! look what where i put the font in red...as far as i know stats is highter than the 136 and 137.

    since the pre-req for stats reads (from nccc catalog) math 135, 137 or highter..i'd say you're good that is it is higher than the required 136 or 137! prerequisite: mat* 135, 137 or equivalent


    a score of 40 or higher on the college level math portion of the accuplacer; or sat i math score of 550 or higher; or a score of 22 or higher on the act math test; or connecticut community college
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]mat*136 or 137[font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman], or equivalent or higher, [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]with a grade of c or higher[font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman], completed prior to application deadline of february 1, 2013
  5. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    Where are you taking the Stats class? Have you checked the pre-reqs for that at the school you want to take it at..the only thing is, all Stats classes that I've seen require the College Algebra as a pre-req. Can you switch out the Stats for College Algebra?
  6. Visit  Princess Mama profile page
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    Her problem is not that the statistics won't meet the qualifications but that it won't be completed in time for the Feb. 1st cut off. They will not accept a math class in progress. So her highest completed math class would be 095. That won't do. If she can move stats to fall she'll be fine.
  7. Visit  HelenaHandbasket profile page
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    I'm taking Chem, A&P I, Computers and Human Development already which are all required. I don't think I can fit it in!

    It doesn't matter. I still can't do it. I won't have the Micro completed either until the end of the Spring semester.

    Even if I test out of Math altogether (via Accuplacer) I still can't take Micro in the Fall. Too heavy a load to have three lab sciences. I also have 5 kids take care of and Crohn's Disease. I'm all about pushing my limits but killing myself is not an option.

    I'm so frustrated right now. If I can support myself and my kids off student loans for the next 2 years I should just go for the BSN at Elms.

    *sigh* Bumma.
  8. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    But then you have to start from the beginning. Why would you pay to retake a years worth of nursing classes you've already taken AND paid for??
  9. Visit  HelenaHandbasket profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  HelenaHandbasket profile page
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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!!
  12. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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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)

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    lpn advanced placement and transfer policy
    lpn advanced placement
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]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:
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    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]hold a current connecticut licensed practical nurse license.
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman][font=wingdings,wingdings][font=wingdings,wingdings]
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]satisfy all the ct-ccnp admission requirements.
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman][font=wingdings,wingdings][font=wingdings,wingdings]
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]submit a ct-ccnp application and be admitted to the program (please note, the application process does not vary for lpn candidates[font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]).
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]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:
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    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]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).
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman][font=wingdings,wingdings][font=wingdings,wingdings]
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]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).
    [font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman][font=times new roman,times new roman]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
  13. Visit  HelenaHandbasket profile page
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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.
  14. Visit  HelenaHandbasket profile page
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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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