Anyone applying for the PHCC Spring 2013 RN/LPN program - page 11

Just wanting to connect & be/get encouragement from other hopefuls who are applying to the program. Anyway, who's up for stalking the mailman with me?... Read More

  1. by   pmwsc2fl
    Well my name is Phil. Originally from South Carolina, been in Tampa Bay Area for about 7 years now. Im 35 yo Married to an RN of 11 years actually and have a wonderful 3 yo son. We are hoping to have another baby and at 35 we don't really have the luxury to wait. So for me I think balancing a new baby and the program will be the most difficult part. Sounds like there will be a lot of no's for every yes. Hope everyone here gets a yes. Hope to meet everyone soon enough.
  2. by   Conquestadorf
    I think the RN program will be a little harder if you don't get the general education classes out of the way so that you can focus on the nursing classes each semester. Microbiology and its co-requisite lab, A&P 2 and its co-requisite lab, Lifespan and development etc. We will have two summer semesters during the 2 year program were we can't take any nursing classes, they don't have nursing classes in the summer, so if you don't have the general education classes out of the way, or some of them, you should make sure you take them these during those summer intervals.

    Last year when I took A&P I, my teacher told us that half the RN class failed that go around. 24 people out of 48 dropped out or failed.

    I think this is an indication of its level of difficulty and also I think that it is an indication that it may not be as hard to get into as we think.

    150 applicants and 48 seats means you only need to be in the top 30% of the applicants to get in.
  3. by   RNxDreams
    Hey guys. Does anyone know how many days a week and what the hours are for the RN program? I thought the advisor mentioned that it's 4 days a wk from 7-3 but recently, I heard its 3 days. Also, any idea how soon clinicals start? I'm just curious. I want to know as much as possible. I also need a distraction since I really want to get accepted into the rn program.
  4. by   Conquestadorf
    Also I think the clinical part, the hands on stuff, might be difficult if you are not in that field already. If your a cna or you work at the hospital now in some capacity that might make it alot easier for you. The rest of us will feel like a fish out of water at first.
  5. by   Conquestadorf
    @RxDreams-I heard its 4 days a week 7-3 like you did.

    don't know when the clinicals start.
    Last edit by Conquestadorf on Oct 8, '12
  6. by   Conquestadorf
    @Roseyfaulkinghamburger- Your teas score for the lpn program is 100% of your ranking. The teas score for the RN program is 50% of your ranking, 45% is your pre-req gpa and 5% you get if you are from pasco or hernando.
  7. by   Conquestadorf
    But for me personally, I think the hardest part of the nursing program will be waiting for my acceptance letter.
  8. by   pmwsc2fl
    Agreed. I was prepping for the Spc RN program until discovered I couldn't get in no matter how qualified living in pasco county. Lots of prerequisites for that program so fortunately I've completed all of the corequisites.
  9. by   rnwannabe75
    I know a couple people who got into the fall program & this is what one of them told me was the current schedule
    "We go on Tuesdays from 9-2:30 and then on Thursday and Friday is clinical days. That can be 8-4 or 7-4 depending. Sometimes we get out earlier though."
  10. by   dlf0304
    I heard that schedule too from a counselor as well.
  11. by   helrazr
    No mail Monday and nothing from PHCC today, ugh!
  12. by   William87
    No letter here either. The wait is killing me.
  13. by   Jen-G
    I wish phcc would recognize how difficult waiting is for us & give us the exact day letters will be sent. It's not that I dont believe what everyone is posting...I'm just not sure that the administrators giving info are all on the same page. Its a lot harder for me to expect the letter by a certain day and then not receive it.
    My mail came at 3:22 this afternoon- why do I know the exact time? I just happened to be standing at the mailbox.