I originally moved here to accompany my husband with a military move for 3 years, and I was finishing my pre-reqs, but just recently found out we aren't moving anytime soon, actually we are stying for 3 more years...SO, now I am looking into the KCC ADN program, and am completely discouraged. I took my pre-reqs under military-non resident exemption tuition, but now I have lived here long enough to meet residency requirements, but after talking to the admissions office, they say, just because I have lived here long enough, doesn't mean I qualify for residency status. (even though I work & pay state tax & I am registered to vote here in Hawaii)
I know it is really much easier for a resident vs a non-resident to get in, but...what I really would like to know is do you have any news of any non-residents getting into the program?
I have all my pre-reqs completed, as well as all my co-reqs (except pharm 203) and I have a GPA of 3.92. I am taking the NLN in January,
and I really want someone to tell me I am not wasting my time!!!
Thanks for listening!
Nov 27, '08
by mcubed45, BSN
Quote from Lisa From Phoenix
BG: If you get discouraged by what other people write... please remember me and people like me. Listen to what we write and stay encouraged!
MCUBED: You wrote, "Why should our state pay for your education only for you to leave right after completing the program?"
My response: The state is doing exactly that. The people in charge of education KNOW that the job market is near impossible for new grads. They KNOW that new grads cannot get jobs, so they KNOW that new grads are leaving Hawai'i to go to the mainland to find work. They know that "residents" are moving to the mainland right after completeing the program, and they still spend money to educate "resident" students.
But I digress... Let's get back to the topic of non-residents getting into Kapiolani Community College (KCC). Any other suggestions for BG?
yea you're right. with the current job market they prolly should cut down on admissions. of course then HPU would prolly just increase their admissions and make an even bigger killing. then again, todays current grads were admitted when the job market was flourishing. who's to say that today's new nursing school admissions will have plenty of opporunities several years down the line when they grad? a lot depends on when our older nurses decide to retire. statistically, hawaii's RN force average age is getting up there IIRC.
also while the job market here is currently pretty dismal, it's quite likely that the new grads being forced to relocate to the mainland will jump at the chance to return once things turn around. the point is that a hawaii resident is a lot more likely to work in hawaii than someone who doesn't want to bother establishing residency while attending school here. investing our state taxes
in people that are more likely to stay/return to work in the Hawaii just makes sense.
Last edit by mcubed45 on Nov 27, '08