I'm at the Stanton Campus too, starting at the VA hospital on Monday. Can't wait. I've worked sooooooo hard to keep a 4.0 hoping that it'll help keep my gPA up thru clinicals. guess we'll see about that one LOL. my instructor actually had the nerve to tell me I was too excited to be in clinicals. another LOL. If that's the worst I am then I consider myself and my potential patients pretty damn lucky!!!! Good luck to you!
Sorry, but I can't help you with the points systems. When I started at Del Tech, you were admitted into clinicals based almost solely on your score on the NLN. I scored really well on it, so I just had to wait the standard 1 year after taking the NLN to get into clinicals. I think that the people who didn't do well on the NLN were put on a waiting list and admitted as space allows. Of course, now with the list of people waiting to get in those people would never make it...I think that's why they changed the admission process. Anyway, hope you make it!
They changed the admisson process b/c DTCC was losing students left and right. It is one of the only schools in the area that requires you to take the NLN, and their waiting list was causing people to re-consider going there, even if they are the best nursing school around. The other factor that played a role in chaning the admission process was that they were being critisized for their "hurry and wait" message they had been sending. A student had even writen something to the newsjournal about what was going on. Needless to say, DTCC ended up receiving money from either the state or the federal goverment to expand their nursing program. That is why this past semester they admitted 80 students instead of 62 or 63. With doing that, students who had taken the NLN last Feb. were able to get in this past Aug. I wouldn't worry as much about getting into the nursing program as I would about being weeded out. Going full time is no joke!!! There is a friend of mine who had a 4.0 up to clinical and now got a B 141 and a C in 142. Honestly, it isn't as hard as it is time consuming. Hang in there, and clinical will be here before you know it, then you will be wishing for a break!!