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Does anyone know anything about the polk community college nursing program? how are the admissions like, and if it has a waiting list or not.. just curious... Read More

  1. by   tyger9966
    Quote from Nfglory
    Just wondering if anyone else on here is applying for the spring program. Also, does anyone know when they send out the acceptance letters for spring. Would it be around October?
    I have applied for admission in the spring semester. One of my friends is a nurse who graduated a year or so ago, and she told me that it took a while for her to get her letter. However, that was three years ago. Maybe they've streamlined their process (I hope). I'm dying to know if I got in!

    I happen to be acquainted with one of the nursing instructors, and the last time I saw her, I mentioned that I had submitted my application. The very first question she asked was, "How many of the pre-requisites have you completed?" I've finished all but Microbiology, which I'm taking this semester. She said that was very good, since the first thing they consider is number of pre-requisites completed. And then they consider GPA. She was also telling me that someone else she knew had applied for the spring semester, but did not have as many pre-reqs completed and that she didn't think they were going to get in based on that.

    I don't know about anyone else here, but I am very excited to be going to this program. I've heard from many people that PCC's nursing program is one of the best in the state. I've also heard that local hospitals are more inclined to hire a nurse from PCC than from HCC, but I don't know if that's really true. No offense to anyone attending HCC, though! Just a rumor I've heard.
  2. by   Nfglory
    Yea, I know last semester they had about 200-300 (so I heard) people apply and they only accepted around 75. It use to be where you just had to have the 4 pre-req's completed, but it's so competitive now you have to have your co-reqs completed in time for January. Least that's how it was last year. I hear Spring semester usually isn't as competive as Fall. I have all my classes done except for A&PII which I have this semester. So I'm hoping I get in. I know the people that applied for Fall (in march) didn't get their letters until the middle of june. So I really don't think we will get our letters until oct.

    The hospitals here have a scholarship/loan that you can sign, and they will pay for all your books and tuition. For each year though, you have to work a year at any one of the hospitals in the county, or pay back the money as a interest-free loan. You probably heard about that already though.

    I looked at the last Pass percent listed for the RN programs in Florida (2002-2003) on the Florida Nursing Board and PCC is one of the top five out of the 42 schools.
    South Florida CC 100%
    University of Florida 98.7%
    Central Florida CC 98.0%
    Polk CC 94.8%
    University of South Florida 94.3%

    Oh, and HCC's- 73.5%
    So that might be why you heard that rumor.
  3. by   tyger9966
    Doggone it, you beat me to it!! I've been looking for those statistics for a few days now and just found it a minute ago. PCC is #4 in FL. HCC is third from the lowest...the other two are 64.5% and 50%! :imbar even so, 73.5% is not good.

    I think you're referring to the Partnership for Success program. I hope I qualify, even though I'll still have to take out a Stafford loan to cover what they won't pay for, uniforms, supplies, pda, etc... :angryfire
  4. by   PilotJim68
    Quote from tyger9966
    Doggone it, you beat me to it!! I've been looking for those statistics for a few days now and just found it a minute ago. PCC is #4 in FL. HCC is third from the lowest...the other two are 64.5% and 50%! :imbar even so, 73.5% is not good.

    I think you're referring to the Partnership for Success program. I hope I qualify, even though I'll still have to take out a Stafford loan to cover what they won't pay for, uniforms, supplies, pda, etc... :angryfire

    Anyone who is a nursing student at PCC qualifies for the Partnership Program after filling out the FASFA form. Usually, if you qualify for another form of financial aid, they will use that first, then what that doesnt cover, the Partnership program will. Uniforms arent that expensive and you really only need one. Two is smarter, but if you are on a tight budget, one will due. PDA's really arent used unless thats what YOU want to use. I know of only one or two that use them for now and it isnt really necessary for the program.
  5. by   Fourhundred27
    Hi,
    Would you happen to remember how you got those statistics for school's 'pass percentage'?
  6. by   Lissa1046
  7. by   Boog'sCRRN246
    It's also on the Florida BON website under RN/LPN school information.
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursi..._Jan-Mar09.pdf
  8. by   Fourhundred27
    Thank you so much. That was exactly what I was looking for! I am trying to choose between PCC and HCC. I was accepted to both programs
  9. by   Yvette22
    Does anyone know if PCC offers day and evening programs? I work full time during the day and am looking to go to nursing school full or part time in the evening. So far my choices are Erwin Tech (in tampa), HCC, PCC. Thank you!
  10. by   Boog'sCRRN246
    I know the transition program at PCC is one day a week for class and one day a week for clinicals. Class time is either 8-4 or 1-7. There is also mandatory lab time (2 hours minimum per week). Clinicals are day or evening as assigned. They ask for your preference in the class meeting after you have been accepted, but there is no guarantee you will get the day you write down. We had our meeting with generic program students and the days per week was the same (one day for class, one day for clinical). Go the school website http://www.polk.edu/INSTRUCT/Mash/nursing/index.htm and you can get more info about pre-reqs and class times.
  11. by   Destinyx13
    Boog'sGirl724 pretty much summed it up! I'm gradating form the Transition program this August and its the only night option there is. You do end up going to class 2x a week for the first week of each semester, but then it is only 1 day/week for class and 1 day for clinicals. Best of luck picking a program! I learned a lot and feel very confident taking my boards after PCC's program! It's tough,but well worth it!

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