Goodwin college - page 2

How are you doing guys. Happy Newyear to everyone! I am researching about schools in connecticut.I used to live in Massachussets and Currently I am living in downsouth and I have finished all my prereq's except micro and am... Read More

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    Thanks Lucidli,
    What is the cummulative grade do u have to get in Nursing courses each semetser to be considered pass.Can any classes be repeated and how many times.Lol, u will be thinking why those Questions, I am more than average student by profiling but I just like to have idea of all the policies of the school I am applying to.
    There are good advices in your reply. I am starting to look it at a different way. However their instruction on thier websites did not state that u can repeat the last semster but states u will be out of the program.

    Thanks again partner!












    Quote from lucidli
    Hi yercy12 - I am currently a student at Goodwin, just beginning my fourth semester (out of five!). My experience has, for the most part, been very positive. There is definitely a sense of disorganization amongst administration and faculty, but it is due to the fact that it's a fairly new program and they're trying their best to work out the kinks in the system.

    Each semester the head of the program invites students to meet as a group and discuss how they think the program can be improved, and I've seen these meetings lead to real change in the past. The key is to get involved rather than sit around and whine about issues that one is unhappy with.

    The program is definitely difficult and requires total committment and dedication. I work 40 hours and spend at least another 40 on class, clinical and studying, every week. Clinicals are tough but I have to say I've enjoyed every minute of every challenge. I've had the honor and pleasure of being taught by some amazing instructors here at Goodwin - women for whom I have the utmost respect, women whose positive influence will affect me for the rest of my life.

    Before you write the school off as "too difficult", consider that if you get to the end of your training and you can't pass a comprehensive exam - EVEN ON THE SECOND TRY!!!- then you're in the wrong field altogether... last semester a student was only allowed to take the exam ONCE, and some failed and had to retake the entire semester. There is an exit exam at the end of each semester, so by the time you take the final exit exam you will be fully prepared for it.

    So my advice is to look into the program further before you make your decision. Admission is based on a point system by the way. If you prepare well for the NLN entrance exam you should do fine.

    If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck to you in whatever decision you make!

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    Hi yercy12 - to remain in the program you must pass each semester with a minimum of 73. As it stands now, I believe you can repeat one semester only. They're still tweaking the program a little bit here and there, so things might change again, who knows! If you work really hard, maintaining at least a 73 is manageable...the instructors are excellent and willing to help if you have difficulty.

    As far as getting the points you need to be accepted, do your best to get a high score on the NLN exam and do lot's of community service! There's an NLN study book - if you read it cover to cover and do ALL the practice tests you should do well! Good luck!

    Lucidli
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    Thanks Lucidli ,
    This really helps. I will endeavor to apply.Its good to hear u talked about the teacher well. Its looking good based on the fact that i have taken all the classes excepts the NURS.I will apply this weeks.

    Thanks again.








    Quote from lucidli
    Hi yercy12 - to remain in the program you must pass each semester with a minimum of 73. As it stands now, I believe you can repeat one semester only. They're still tweaking the program a little bit here and there, so things might change again, who knows! If you work really hard, maintaining at least a 73 is manageable...the instructors are excellent and willing to help if you have difficulty.

    As far as getting the points you need to be accepted, do your best to get a high score on the NLN exam and do lot's of community service! There's an NLN study book - if you read it cover to cover and do ALL the practice tests you should do well! Good luck!

    Lucidli
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    I am currently a nursing student at Goodwin. My only complaint so far is that it is expensive. The reason they try to make you take prereq's is there is no waiting list. I think that they have a great program and they will do anything to help you in the program. The Head of nursing will sit with you and go over your test, open the lab up and go over your skills, they have tutors, learning centers etc. They are tough but as someone said "did you think it would be easy" I know many people that have graduated and have found jobs,,,,,,,,,,,,even at NBGH, sounds like same ex student couldn't hack it. The new building is great but their registration methods are a bit backwards.
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    I've heard mixed things about Goodwin and I elected to attend and graduate from one of the community college system nursing schools under the old regime. There is no longer a wait list. You attend an info session, pick your top 3 schools and if you 1st choice has room and offers you a seat, you win. If not, then if your 2nd or 3rd choice on your list has space, you accept. You have the option of declining the 2nd or 3rd choice and reapplying the following year. Applications are not held for the next year as I understand it. It's cheaper, intense and you do learn a lot. And your credits transfer if you want to get your BSN
    Last edit by fernaRN09 on Aug 24, '09 : Reason: mistake
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    "There is no longer a wait list." For the Community Colleges?
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    Nope. They are now apart of the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP). This link is off the capital community website that talks all about the program.
    http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/docs/CT-CCNP.pdf

    Nope. No more wait list.
    Select your top 3 and be prepared to attend if you are offered a seat (try not to pick one so far from your home..clinical sites, exams, etc). There are med calc tests every semester as I understand it but again all of the questions are answered at the info sessions. They are very serious about people attending info session prior to starting the application process.
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    ok I wasn't sure if you were talking about the Comm Colleges or Goodwin, because there is a waiting list for the Comm Colleges. If you don't get in by rank or lottery you are then placed on the wait list (which is really the State rank). Then you wait for any school to have an opening. I was 18th on the wait list this year and had a choice of Gateway or Norwalk (not one of my three). I think they are still playing around with this system because some of the things they say they are not doing. I took 2 classes at Goodwin last semester and the professors are great eventhough the school is a bit backwards. They have a 100% acceptance rate.... for people who take classes there. Thats how they get you in, pretty sneaky. The point system is a joke but the more classes you take there at $500+ a credit the better your chances are of getting in. The CT Comm College System is cheaper and you get the same if not better education.
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    Has anyone gotten in with 28 points? I aced the NLN, have a BS in biology, and only needed to take 1 class at goodwin. I did the community service too. The max points I can get is 28. I guess I could buy my way in by taking a few more classes in the spring to get more GPA points. That's another $4000. I really wish they'd revise their system.
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    People have gotten in with 26 but they say the average now is 28-30. I would try. (It all depends on how many people are applying) I honestly think the nln carries a lot of weight and everyone I know got the full 12 on interview.


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