Torn Between 2 Schools

  1. Hi there all, was wodnering if you could all give me some insight on this.

    I am in the pre-clinical sequence at a CC. I already have an AA from there so it was fairly easy to get into the pre-clinical classes. However, I am interested in attending antoher CC because their nursing program seems so much more complete with classes such as nutrition and pharmacology (no chemistry required here). The first CC does not require those. The second CC also has an LPN program which I am thinking of applying to due to money and time and then going back for RN.

    The colleges are within the same travel time and the cost is the same.
    Should I apply to the second CC or stay put?

    Any advice at all will be great!!
    I don't want to start an LPN/RN debate.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Hooligan
    I would apply to both and see which program (if not both) you get accepted into. You may only get accepted into one of the programs which would make your decision for you! Also, talk to some of the students who are in the programs. Ask them why they chose that particular school and find out how they feel about their program. Also, see if you can find out each school's pass rates for the NCLEX. These are just some suggestions...I hope they help!

    ~Bean
  4. by   teeituptom
    Go for the RN, Its worth the extra
  5. by   pokey sn
    I agree to bean 76. Apply to both programs. See what happens. Usually, due to accreditation regulations, nursing programs must include nutrition, pharmacology in the cirriculum. My school includes in in the nursing class itself and not as separate one/two credit classes. I go to a community college as well. Pharmacology is taught throughout the program and nutritions was taught in the first semester. I think this way of teaching these challenging subjects helps the information stick. Anyway, good luck with whatever you decide!!

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