Anyone graduate from the BCC Nursing program??

  1. I was wondering how difficult the program was and how the hours were. Iam now taking my pre reqs at Brevard Community College and will eventually try to get into their RN program which I know is kind of hard due to waiting lists and such but was wondering how the program was itself. I have a 2 year old and a 3 week old baby so I probably will be in the program when my youngest is 2 or 3. What are your thoughts. Is it managable shcool and family?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   angchick
    anyone???
  4. by   np_wannabe
    I can't answer this for you, but my sister, who is here, started in Jan 2006, and this is what she has to say:

    It is very difficult, and time consuming, you have to be very dedicated, but you will really need someone at home who can help you with the children. It is very time comsuming.

    You are in school Monday and Friday, for 3 hours in the morning, and a 12 hour clinical either Tuesday or Wednesday. This may not seem like much, but the studying takes a lot of your time.

    The first semester is the most demanding: you are just starting, everything is new. you also have to take pharm this semester. We started with 100 students in January and are now down to 30. We are considered by the teachers to be a very large class (by this point in the program, there are only 15 people left).

    Basically, if it is something that you really want, have a good support system in place, you can do it.

    Good Luck!

    HTH.
  5. by   NurseguyFL
    I heard they changed their admissions criteria about a year or so ago. They now use a point system that is highly favorable to students who have already completed all the prequisite courses and who have the highest GPAs. BCC has been around a long time. It is well accredited and has an excellent reputation for putting out good quality nursing graduates.

    On the downside, BCC's nursing program also has the reputation of failing out large percentages of its new students, especially during the introductory nursing courses. The instructors and exams are notoriously tough, you may repeat a course or a clinical only once, and if you do not pass the second time you are out. Also, if you do not pass the math exam at the beginning of each semester with at least a 90% score you are automatically withdrawn from clinicals.

    I hope you will not let yourself be discouraged by this. If you are determined to get in there and be successful, then go for it.
  6. by   Pompom
    I graduated from BCC in 1995 and I was raising two young children and going through a divorce at the time. The program itself is very good, and although not impossible it is tough. I appreciate it now after working for years with nurses that graduated from "easy" schools and seeing how ill prepared they are to work after graduation. BCC has NLN accreditation that PBCC did not have at the time I attended, and it really has opened some doors for me. Many employers are looking for nurses who were educated from an NLN accreditated program.

    I saw this post because I am thinking about returning to FL this Spring/Summer. I have never regretted attending BCC, I believe I had about 1000 total clinical hours when I graduated.

    I realize it has been a few months since you posted but I just saw it and thought I would respond. Good luck to you.
  7. by   lilbitloa
    how many hours were you in class? how many days of the week? i start the pn program january 2008.
  8. by   iThInKiCaN88
    wow good luck!!!!!
  9. by   surfergirlsfla
    So clinicals are either Tuesday or Wednesday not both days at BCC?
  10. by   CRNA_2_B_85
    If anyone can tell me the actual schedule while u are in the program would help me significantly. For example. what days do you go to class and for how long? What days do you got to clinicals and for how long? ARe there multiple clinical days or just once a week? Please help?

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