Anyone starting at Broward Community College in Jan '08?

  1. Anyone starting at Broward Community College in Jan '08?
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  3. by   labrador4122
    Quote from LeavingTeaching4RN
    Anyone starting at Broward Community College in Jan '08?
    Thank the LORD I am out of that school. That school gets worse and worse as you go thru the program... only the strongest survive. Our class started with 50 and only 11 graduated (not including me, because I got behind one semester because I got 80% on a math test... when I was suposed to get a 90%). You have to want it, breathe it, and live in that school to make it to the end. Study study study your butt off ... because failing can happen to anyone, even the people you think are smart.
  4. by   AnnJacksonRN
    Hopefully I'll be starting Spring of '09!!!!!!
  5. by   LeavingTeaching4RN
    Quote from AnnJacksonRN
    Hopefully I'll be starting Spring of '09!!!!!!
    I started Spring '08. It can be a little challenging to get info about the program before you start attending. So, if you need info, feel free to post here or send me a personal message. Good luck and be sure to use this year to get your afairs in order. Also, is you can take micro and pharm before entering the program. You can take pharm online at the central campus or at PBCC and transfer it to BCC. You'll thank yourself later b/c the first semester is intense.
  6. by   labrador4122
    Quote from LeavingTeaching4RN
    I started Spring '08. It can be a little challenging to get info about the program before you start attending. So, if you need info, feel free to post here or send me a personal message. Good luck and be sure to use this year to get your afairs in order. Also, is you can take micro and pharm before entering the program. You can take pharm online at the central campus or at PBCC and transfer it to BCC. You'll thank yourself later b/c the first semester is intense.

    I agree! that first semester you find out who has what it takes to be a nurse.
  7. by   valkyria
    nursing school does not show you if you have what it takes to be a good nurse, it shows you if you are a good student. nursing is an art and science and a touch and an eye acquired over time. that is what the old timers tell me. the old timers who take the time with their patients and hold hands and dry tears and listen to endless stories, those nurses who never seem to tire, have 4 hands and pockets full of treasures everywhere. those are the voices i have been lucky enough to hear. nursing school is trial by fire. do you want it bad enough to put up with the mental and physical torture to reach the begining of the true path. do not get confused and do not despair.
  8. by   labrador4122
    Quote from valkyria
    nursing school does not show you if you have what it takes to be a good nurse, it shows you if you are a good student. nursing is an art and science and a touch and an eye acquired over time. that is what the old timers tell me. the old timers who take the time with their patients and hold hands and dry tears and listen to endless stories, those nurses who never seem to tire, have 4 hands and pockets full of treasures everywhere. those are the voices i have been lucky enough to hear. nursing school is trial by fire. do you want it bad enough to put up with the mental and physical torture to reach the begining of the true path. do not get confused and do not despair.

    this is very true! if you want to be a nurse bad enough to put up with the torture they put us true, then you are probably meant to be a nurse.
  9. by   dreamon
    Quick question- do most of the Miami/Ft Lauderdale schools waitlist? Or is there a decent shot to get in if grades are good?
  10. by   labrador4122
    dreamon,

    I am an RN already, but I had a hard time getting into Miami Dade college, that infact, I was rejected from there 5 times.

    I applied to NOVA, met their requirements, went to interview, and was accepted.
    I applied to Manatee community college in bradenton, FL. I transfered all my credits from miami dade college, was accepted and was on the waiting list for 1 year.
    I applied to BrowardCC and at the time there was a waiting list, I waited a year and 8 months before starting the program (and I finished that program). they have since taken away that wait list.

    Most colleges in miami/Ft lauderdale area accept students based on GPA.
    Miami dade college, barry, FIU, keiser university, city college <-- they all go by GPA and some come with an entrance test as well.

    The easiest school to get into, I think would be University of Miami, because they take you with min. requirements.

    hope this helps you
  11. by   dreamon
    It did Patty, thanks alot. I love Miami but I'll be staying up North after all.
  12. by   lanal2
    Quote from LeavingTeaching4RN
    Anyone starting at Broward Community College in Jan '08?
    I started North campus in Jan. Passed P-I, in P-II now.
  13. by   jazmynesmommy
    hello.. i wanted to start to go to school at bcc .. but i wanted to know what classes to i also have to take.. an a estimate of how much everything cost?? thanks
  14. by   LeavingTeaching4RN
    The following are the pre-reqs before you can enter the program:

    ENC 1101 Composition I 3
    CHM 1032 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3
    BSC 1085 Anatomy Physiology I 3
    BSC 1085L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
    BSC 1086 Anatomy Physiology II 3
    BSC 1086L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
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    Additional General Education Courses Required
    MCB 2010 Microbiology 3
    MCB 2010L Microbiology Lab 1
    APB 1600 Pharmacology 2
    MTB 1370 Math for Health Related Professions 1
    Elective Humanities/Fine Arts (writing requirement) 3
    Elective Social/Behavior Science 3
    [FONT=Garamond,Garamond]Total Semester Credit Hours 27

    Tuition is about 70 per credit.

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