Wait List for Valencia Community College? - page 3
Does anyone know exactly how long the wait list is for Valencia Community College??? I know they accept 120 students in the fall and spring and 80 students in the summer....I was thinking of... Read More
Jun 27, '10Quote from vccorsccOh no, I didn't think you were trying to discourage me. I already have a bachelor's degree, so I still plan on applying to UCF's ABSN program. I figure it would be nice to make some use out of the degree I already have. I do hope to earn an advanced nursing degree, and I would like to get my BSN as soon as I can. It is nice to know that Valencia has a good program. I know that they only require applicants to meet the minimum requirements for acceptance, and I had been wondering about the program's quality. I plan on finishing up some BSN pre-reqs at Valencia when I move to the Orlando area in the fall, and I have not had the best experience with Valencia's transfer process. Everything is all fixed now though.im not at all trying to discourage you from getting your BSN though ! in the long run your BSN will take you further than just your RN !!
Jun 27, '10I took all my pre-reqs at valencia and i will tell you their nursing program pool of aplicants is of a very compettetive nature. although you only need a 2.5 GPA im pretty sure the average GPA of students applying is around a 3.6. and although you only need a 75% teas score , i got an 80%..i dont know the program average but a couple of friends took it around the same time i did and scored in the high 80's and mid 90's. so its deff a well regarded program..the waitling list which is a year is the only downside..i thought about applying at SCC b/c they dont have a waiting list but i decided agianst it when i found out about their program and their passing rates .
Jun 27, '10Quote from vccorsccI checked Valencia's nursing website the other day, and their waiting list is already into Spring 2012. I will be ready to apply after this summer term, so I would probably be looking at either Spring or Summer 2012.I took all my pre-reqs at valencia and i will tell you their nursing program pool of aplicants is of a very compettetive nature. although you only need a 2.5 GPA im pretty sure the average GPA of students applying is around a 3.6. and although you only need a 75% teas score , i got an 80%..i dont know the program average but a couple of friends took it around the same time i did and scored in the high 80's and mid 90's. so its deff a well regarded program..the waitling list which is a year is the only downside..i thought about applying at SCC b/c they dont have a waiting list but i decided agianst it when i found out about their program and their passing rates .
I was also considering applying to SCC. That stinks that their passing rates are low.
Aug 12, '10Is there anyone starting the NP at VCC next Aug (2011)?Last edit by vking110 on Aug 12, '10
Oct 29, '10
Dec 5, '10Quote from vking110Is there anyone starting the NP at VCC next Aug (2011)?
yes, I am
Dec 6, '10Has anyone started that program earlier the expected. I will be starting in summer of 2012.
Dec 8, '10Quote from FemlatinaI have a post goingHas anyone started that program earlier the expected. I will be starting in summer of 2012.
Valencia CC Spring of 2011 - Nursing for Nurses
And some one in a reply said she was supposed to start in the summer of 2011 but got moved up the Spring of 2011 with me. Typically its a 3 semester wait but if your one of the lucky ones there is a small chance its only a 2 semester wait.
Jan 19, '11MichelleJ,
I am starting in Spring of 2012. What is your impression of the program? I know it's early, but just wondering.
Apr 17, '11I have a few questions about the nursing program at vcc.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if you have to finish all your pre-reqs to apply?
How long is the waitlist?
Are you guarenteed to get a spot as long as you meet the min. requirements?
Any other information would be great =)
Apr 17, '11yes you need to have all your pre-req's done. As long as you have a 2.0 gpa and meet the TEAS score requirment your in !
the wait is about a year. well for me it was. I applied march2010..and i was accepted for the summer 2011.
Nov 29, '11I am currently in the program and am almost finished with my 3rd semester. WOOHOO!!! Anyways, when I got in, I had been waiting a year (3 semesters). Some people in the program said they only waited 2 semesters. Now, a lot of people have been saying it's 2 years, but rumors are just rumors so I'd check with the your advisor.
That said, regardless of how long the waiting list is, you do not want to go to any other school (except maybe UCF if you can get in.) I have heard that employers will hire VC graduates over any other 2 year state college in FL. We have a 96% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN boards, which is on par with 4 year schools such as UCF and UF. Also, the program is AMAZING. It is HARD, very very hard, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I will be an amazing nurse when I graduate, that I know for sure.
Words of wisdom for anyone about to start the program:
1. Try and not work if at all possible.
2. Buy study books such as: Fundamentals of Success/Med-Surg Success/Maternal-Newborn Success etc. for your corresponding semesters. The Saunders NCLEX-RN book is a blessing as well. The Reviews & Rationales book are worth it too. By doing practice questions, you will learn how to take a nursing test. In nursing 1 I used the Fundamentals of Success book all the time. A lot of times you don't even need the textbook to study.
3. Books I never used: Taber's encyclopedia, Lab & Diagnostic yellow book, Pharmacology study guide, Maternal-Newborn textbook and Mat-New Skills book... and I think that's it.
4. BE WARNED, Nursing 2 is intense and be prepared to study about 30+ hours a WEEK. 50% of students fail their first attempt at Nur 2.
5. GO TO EVERY SINGLE LECTURE/CLASS DAY!!!
6. GO TO ALL TEST REVIEWS AND STUDY SESSIONS!!
7. Be strong and stay persistent. I promise, as long as you put in the effort, you will do fine. It's the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, but I am so greatful that I chose Valencia College Nursing Program!
GOOD LUCK! STAY STRONG!