Hillsborough Community College Spring 2013 - page 58

by Rachanee

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Hello all, I thought I would start a thread for those of us applying to HCC's Spring 2013 nursing program. I am a Veterinary Technician/stay at home mom. I'm gathering everything for my application and hoping to drop it off at... Read More


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    Quote from Rachanee
    If you come from I4 and turn right onto Palm Ave, you turn left onto 17th St, and then right onto 9th Ave. The building in on your right hand side. You may not be able to find street parking. If not, continue straight ahead and park in the garage. It is the Public Services Technology building. When you walk in the front doors there is a small office. That is where they do the finger printing.
    Rachanee, Thank you so much!
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    I noticed a couple of you that applied to HCC also applied to SPC nursing. I am considering doing that but was wondering if you could let me know how their process goes. Is it similar to HCC? I see on their website that they accept the 2000-level A&P 1 and 2 but I took them at HCC at the 1000-level. Are those transferrable? Any insight anyone could provide will be greatly appreciated
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    Quote from KKJA8855
    I noticed a couple of you that applied to HCC also applied to SPC nursing. I am considering doing that but was wondering if you could let me know how their process goes. Is it similar to HCC? I see on their website that they accept the 2000-level A&P 1 and 2 but I took them at HCC at the 1000-level. Are those transferrable? Any insight anyone could provide will be greatly appreciated
    I was told when i was considering the microbiology class that if I took the higher level class, HCC would consider I met the requirement even if it was higher. I believe that if you took the 1000 level class, it will not meet the 2000 requirement. You might have to retake it. Not positive thou.
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    Quote from Rachanee
    Just got back from doing the background check. It was much quicker than I expected. Of course it was pouring rain when I got to Ybor, and I wasn't sure where exactly the PST building was, lol. It's done right in the lobby of the building though, maybe took 10 minutes.
    that is great to know. thanks for sharing. I am going to go and do mine on Monday.
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    I was told by a friend of mine that just graduated. If we can get a head start on the dose calculations that would help for the 1st test 2-3 weeks into the course. I am going to meet with him soon to find out what he is referring to. I will share the info as i get it..
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    Quote from KKJA8855
    I noticed a couple of you that applied to HCC also applied to SPC nursing. I am considering doing that but was wondering if you could let me know how their process goes. Is it similar to HCC? I see on their website that they accept the 2000-level A&P 1 and 2 but I took them at HCC at the 1000-level. Are those transferrable? Any insight anyone could provide will be greatly appreciated
    Before joining her current HCC Nuclear Med program my wife applied for SPC nursing. They gave her elective BSC courses for HCC's A&P at first, but they changes it to their BSC2085(L)/86(L) after she appealed it based on the curriculum being the same. Their nursing app is free. Only issue is they give preference to Pinellas County residents first. Marissa was automatically denied due to their being more "qualified" Pinellas County residents than spots available.

    There's another option that I considered, that you might like. Pinellas County Technical School has an LPN program that is half online with clinicals on a weekend. After this you could do the transition online at Excelsior, or a community college.
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    Quote from sprmomof4
    I was told by a friend of mine that just graduated. If we can get a head start on the dose calculations that would help for the 1st test 2-3 weeks into the course. I am going to meet with him soon to find out what he is referring to. I will share the info as i get it..
    He probably means calculating the correct amount of medicine. I've being using this to refresh my math memory: DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations - Mass for Mass Questions
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    Quote from shauny2k3
    He probably means calculating the correct amount of medicine. I've being using this to refresh my math memory: DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations - Mass for Mass Questions
    that is probably it. Thank you so much for sharing! It has been a long time since I took math classes. I will be studying up to be ready for Jan.
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    Quote from shauny2k3
    Before joining her current HCC Nuclear Med program my wife applied for SPC nursing. They gave her elective BSC courses for HCC's A&P at first, but they changes it to their BSC2085(L)/86(L) after she appealed it based on the curriculum being the same. Their nursing app is free. Only issue is they give preference to Pinellas County residents first. Marissa was automatically denied due to their being more "qualified" Pinellas County residents than spots available.

    There's another option that I considered, that you might like. Pinellas County Technical School has an LPN program that is half online with clinicals on a weekend. After this you could do the transition online at Excelsior, or a community college.
    Thank you for the information, I will look into that! If my appeal is not accepted I am planning on applying for Fall-13 start. With a 3.57 GPA I think I will just make it but if not, LPN route is a good plan B.
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    Quote from simmola
    If it is in my favor, I live in Wesley Chapel off CL as well, so if I do get in, we can all carpool! But I know that the evenings are hard to come by. At this point, I will be happy with any spot...ALTHOUGH I really want evenings.
    Simmola, would you mind telling me your GPA? I am trying to figure out where I stand as far as getting in as an alternate. I did call HCC on Monday to try and find out the lowest GPA accepted, but they said they won't have an answer for me until Thursday or Friday. So I'm going to call them tomorrow to find out.


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