Ready to Apply CT Community Colleges- Nursing Program 2012 - page 2

ooops... The other one had 2011 instead of 2012... let's try this again: Just thought I would start a new thread for the current application cycle. Questions... stats... rumors... etc! My... Read More

  1. by   saramisu
    I have applied for the 2012 school year, this has to be THE LONGEST wait ever. My GPA is a 3.97, TEAS V was an 83.3 (took it a few times, couldn't budge from this) and AP was an A. Hoping everything got in as planned, and that this time won't drag on so slowly. Capital is first choice, three rivers second. Good luck, you guys!
  2. by   mssjez
    I also applied to begin in Fall 2012 with CCC as my first choice and NVCC as my second. My grade in A&P1 was A-, my Teas V score was 88.7%. My GPA is tricky. I have a Bachelor's and a Master's. The last 5 years of classes only goes to the Spring semester of my third year in the BA program. So averaging my Master, the pre-reqs I've done at CCC, and the year or so of classes from my BA plus pre-reqs for the program that were done before 2007 should put me around 3.7, I think. This should put my rank as a 91/100 if I'm doing it right. I did hear from my professor that CCC had about 400 applicants for the program this year and only have 160 spots. I'm freaking out a little bit. Anyone hear anything else?
  3. by   Rooskenator
    Yes, freaking out. But there's no way to guess your rank without knowing what other people are applying wtih. And those are pretty good stats, did you mean one of the first 9 spots or last? I'd think that'll be toward the top third of applicants, not the bottom. I think you have a pretty good chance, so try not to freak out just yet Yes, WAY easier said than done. Last year people had NGPAs and course grades listed the first week of March, so we don't have too much longer to see how they calculated everything. I'm freaking out as much as you, I just want to know how they calculate my NGPA. Our stuff is pretty similar, A in A&PI, 87.3 TEAS V, and I THINK 3.65 GPA the way they calculate it. I totally should've replaced my math with a lower math and got an A in it & I'd have a much better shot. Kinda kicking myself in the arse right now for that :/
  4. by   saramisu
    Did anyone take any pre-reqs from outside the CT Comm. Colleges? I took my comp class at St.Joe's, and was told it'd transfer in just fine, but I'm still waiting for it to say "met" under my application status. Although, they just posted today that they'd received all my transcripts, so 1/3 of the battle of the application process is won! Now just need to wait for the English class to post, which I would imagine would come soon since it seems like they're making some progress now, and then I need to know if I got in. This is absolutely nerve wracking. I've never wanted so quickly for time to move faster, ever!
  5. by   mssjez
    We do have similar stats, I think we have a good chance. You asked a question about "And those are pretty good stats, did you mean one of the first 9 spots or last?" I think you were referring to my 91/100 rank. As far as I've heard other people talk about rank, it is determined by each of the components to be a percentage like a test score... so my rank would by 91% and the top scores are the 75% accepted by rank. I'm not completely sure on this. But I'm not sure how they rank the A&P score because it isn't a number, it's a letter grade. Also, a friend of my was talking to a counselor at Capital and he said that while there were that many applicants, some of the people who applied did so as a "hail mary" just to see if they get in. He also said that there were applicants with the bare minimum requirements for GPA, Teas, and A&P grades. That makes me feel a little better but I"m still anxious and this is the longest wait ever!

    I took many of my pre-reqs at ECSU: computer, math, english, psych, lifespan development, and the elective. The only courses I took at a CT Comm. College were Bio, Chem, A&P I and II, and now I am taking Micro as well. When I met with the counselor he said all of my previous courses would transfer. The only one he wasn't sure about was the lifespan class because it was at Southern and a Master's level. But he said I had quite a few psych classes and that they may be able to combine them to meet the course objective. We will see. My transcripts also listed as received just this week.
  6. by   Rooskenator
    mssjez- ahhhhhh, i see said the blind man i was thinking you had a better shot than that! lol. i will keep my fingers crossed for you! i'm glad they changed it to 75% rank, 25% lotto this year, hopefully that helps.

    saramisu- i took a lot of classes outside the cc system & every single one of them transferred in. i was told that as long as the school has regional accreditation, it transfers in just fine. i'll be shocked if your classes from st joe's don't transfer.

    did both of your transcripts show up on the rn app status page today or somewhere else? if the rn app status page, are your last names at the beginning of the alphabet?
  7. by   saramisu
    mine FINALLY showed up. Holy crap was that a relief. They showed up today, and I'm an "S" (dang it, just got married six months ago - - cursing my husband right now!!) @mssjez - did your pre-reqs from the other schools show up as met as well? NOt the acutal transcripts but the listed classes? I would be surprised too if the SJC english class didn't take - it transferred into MxCC as COMP 101, so it would only make sense, but I would feel a whole lot better to see that red "met".
  8. by   saramisu
    and when did they change to 75% - 25%? Thats really great news!!!!
  9. by   Rooskenator
    This is the first year they are doing 75/25 instead of 50/50! Pretty sweet, huh?!

    Yes, I married an "R" so I feel your pain

    So, they just say "met" and the date they were met, with no grades in the middle between where the class is listed & "met" is at? That's what mine says too. Last year everything was posted March 6th as far as grades go, so hopefully we have ours posted soon!!!
  10. by   saramisu
    where the English pre-req is (the one I transferred in from St Joes) it does not yet say met. Everything else that I took through the CCC system does, without grades. So im wondering if anyone else's is like that, who took a class outside of the CCC system?
  11. by   ORnurseCT
    Hello everyone,

    I was in your shoes last year. It is a long wait, and when you start time flies by. I took half of my classes outside of the CC system and had no transfer issues with the school. Some of my status updates were never posted on my nursing application status, so don't go by that alone. Also don't trust it, if you have a concern call your first choice school. I know a lot of applicants aren't even qualified but hope they will get selected. Some are applying to multiple programs and may select another one, some get pregnant or can't attend.

    I know it's hard but try to take this time to relax and enjoy and yourself, take a vacation spend time with your families and friends, or work overtime now for extra cash. Use the time to learn dosage calculations, they don't teach it.

    Good luck to all of you.
    It's overwhelming, exciting, frustrating, scary, fun, rewarding....
  12. by   saramisu
    Thanks for the advice studentnursect Which program are you attending? I've seen your posts, because I've read through about 75% of last years thread..oh what the anxiety will do.
    I've been trying to find a way to become a nurse for 10 years. It's been my dream, but I was unfortunately too young and silly to recognize it head on and I also had trouble understanding that it takes 120%, no wait...150% of your time and effort(which is not a complaint!..yes it gets hard, but it's been totally worth it so far and i'm not even in). Then I fell into a career that I'm not exactly in love with. 3 years ago when I started retaking my pre-requisites, I never thought I'd see this day. Now it's so close, and I just want to know so badly!
    Do you have any recommendations for text regarding the dosage calculations? I've found a few that look good, but nothing specific to nursing. I'm taking micro now, which is taking up most of my time between work and my very, very small social life, but when that starts to wind down, dosage calcs it is.
    Good luck with school!
  13. by   mssjez
    My transcripts showed up as received on the RN status page. As of right now, I don't have "met" listed for any of the pre-reqs from other schools. But I'm not worried about them transferring. I am also an "S".

    Thanks for your advice 'studentnurseCT'. Right now I'm just working on A&P II and Micro. I am excited to hear if I got into the program but I know they won't be sending out letters or anything for a little over another month. In the meantime I am taking the required CPR course since I have some free-time, checking out pricing on white sneakers with good support, and trying to get a per diem job as a Nurse Tech (I've heard the experience really gives you a leg up while in the program and after graduation). Other than that, it is just a wait and see.

    I wish everyone the best of luck!!