Go Warriors! Any alumni here besides me?
In 2004, I was accepted into the ADN program and posted this question:
"I was wondering what you think/thought about the nursing program?"
If you are alumni or thinking about applying, join the thread!
Last edit by S.N. Visit on Jun 19, '07
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Jan 11, '06
by cindyRN 2006
actually I am a current IHCC student and it actually has a great reputation for turning out some of the the most expierenced nurses in this area. Des Moines is a bigger hospital however there is not much yall do there that we don't do here in the smaller rural hospitals actually I am glad I chose to go to IHCC due to the fact that I am able to expierence so many different hospitals and see how each one operates compared to just one hospital like Mercy. I have had rotations in 5 different hospitals in 5 different towns has give me a lot of exposure. As far as the hospitals in Des Moines being bigger, We usually have the patient for a while before we send them to yall so we see alot of that stuff as well. As far as IHCC thinking that you have to start off in med surg for three years before moving into more specialized areas actually this must have changed since 2003 because we have been told over and over again that this is why we are held to a higher standards on our tests, attendance records ect. because we as new nurses are not necessarily going out starting on med surg floors but in stead are starting out in places like the ER, ICU OB. IHCC has also made it part of the mandatory requirement to have a preceptorship in the 1st and 2nd years
and that is an awesome chance to work one on one with a mentor that alot of bigger hospitals can not offer the students that it hosts due to the high number of students. I feel so lucky that IHCC is a two year program and that I will be done soon, I could not imagine going for two more years like at Mercy. Good luck to you!!!!
Last edit by cindyRN 2006 on Jan 12, '06
Last edit by S.N. Visit on Jun 19, '08
Apr 22, '07
by S.N. Visit
Quote from OR Nurse 1962
I know that the pass rate for Indian Hills graduates is not good. In fact, I believe it was one of the lowest in the state and the Iowa Board of Nursing made them make some changes to the program.
My question is, with the movement of Magnet Hospitals which one component is the majority of the nursing staff having their BSN, why would you want to go to IHCC? Why not Grandview, Coe, U of I, Iowa Wesleyan, and many others??
Why are you asking about IHCC?
Well, being a wife and mother of 3 very active children, time & distance is a huge priority of mine. IHCC is only 20 miles away from my home and is less than 100 per credit hour. I plan to take my RN-BSN through Jacksonville university on-line....that's why not Grandview, Coe, U of I, Iowa Wesleyan.
I asked about Hills, (3 yrs ago before I started the program) because i was interested in what the program was like. If I had to go back and do it all over again, I still would have chosen IHCC with no regrets.. anyway, what's wrong with asking about IHCC???
(p.s Iowa Wesleyan's first time pass rate in 2006 for RN's was only 80%, Grandview only 75%.... IHCC came out ahead of them both at 82% :smiletea:...)
Last edit by S.N. Visit on Apr 22, '07