kckcc any positive feedback??? - page 2

by butterflies135

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hi! i'm new here this site is great and i love the idea that you can hear from people in your area. i have one question, i have been looking at this forum and it is great but all the feedback about kckcc is negative, has anyone... Read More


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    I am by no means an expert... but I have heard very negative things about it. I know of a young woman who began in the program and left it - and is now trying to get in elsewhere - because she felt the school was of poor quality. I do believe that an individual can learn a lot, in the face of perhaps bad teaching...

    While considering where to go to school, I requested information from them, and while this is no indication of their program, I immediately had a vibe of "I do not want to go here" just from how outdated and unprofessional the information they sent me appeared and read.

    If you are interested in this school I recommend requesting information as well as visiting - speak to current and graduated students - the nursing office should be able to provide this to you. Check if you can see their lab rooms. Get a good feel for it. No matter what anyone else thinks, this may give you the best idea of whether or not this school is for you.
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    Well sucks 4 me and those who are planning on attending. It's just outrageous how harder these schools try to make nursing. Medicine is already in another language. As if most of us didn't have to wait years to enroll or move from our family/friends just to do what we feel may be our calling. And u know something else, our Instructors and other nurses @ the clinical sites, act as if they were NEVER students before. You can actually see the 'I never was a student' sign on their tripped out Name Tags!! It's just crazy how much turmoil we students are put through just to care for others. I say to my fellow nursing co-students or people, 'Trudge on!' I graduate next month and let me tell you, my body and mind has went thru bootcamp. I am literally, trained for the BS. At this point, there's no turning back. This is what I love to do. I am extremely exhausted. I'm very passionate about nursing and just pray everyday. It works :-)
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    Quote from Don de Dieu
    Well sucks 4 me and those who are planning on attending. It's just outrageous how harder these schools try to make nursing. Medicine is already in another language. As if most of us didn't have to wait years to enroll or move from our family/friends just to do what we feel may be our calling. And u know something else, our Instructors and other nurses @ the clinical sites, act as if they were NEVER students before. You can actually see the 'I never was a student' sign on their tripped out Name Tags!! It's just crazy how much turmoil we students are put through just to care for others. I say to my fellow nursing co-students or people, 'Trudge on!' I graduate next month and let me tell you, my body and mind has went thru bootcamp. I am literally, trained for the BS. At this point, there's no turning back. This is what I love to do. I am extremely exhausted. I'm very passionate about nursing and just pray everyday. It works :-)
    thanks for the heads up, i am currently just working on prereqs but will be ready to apply next fall, were are you currently attending nursing school? i wish you lots of luck when you finish. thanks again butterfly
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    Hi! I am a student at KCKCC and I honestly don't think it is as bad as some people are making it out to be. The second semester is extremely tough, but the teachers have all been recently replaced and it is better than it used to be. You have to study your butt off and it is very hard but, worth it. The two biggest complaints are that the failure rate is exceedingly high....like 50%...mainly due to the fact that to even pass the class you have to have a 75% or higher. I have seen a lot of people flunk out! The second problem is that the clinicals don't seem to be very good so far. I haven't managed to get to do much at them yet...and neither have most of the other students. I don't think they do a great job trying to find us good patients to work with that require the use of our new skills.

    Anyway, good luck wherever you decide to go to school! Just know that if you choose KCKCC that you are in for a heck of a time...this is the hardest program in the area and it shows.
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    I as well graduated from KCKCC in May 2008. I am going to say that after going through it all, it was a good school. There were some bumps in the road along the way but that is normal when you are under that much stress. We did have several people who complained and whined alot in our class that left staff very unwilling to change their minds. Some instructors are questionable, while others were excellent (almost like mothers) trying their hardest to help you get through. At pinning I really talked to alot of my instructors and they were proud to see us get through. Sometimes I thought that they were unfair in reviewing tests, because some instructors are set in their answers and not open for any comments. Some people read questions differently than others and they would not allow our reasoning at times. I think that in talking to other friends who went to other nursing schools (i.e. St Marys BSN), our program is definitely alot better than many. We have been called one of the toughest nursing programs around the kansas city area. :-)

    I was one of the top students in our class. I not only did the program but maintained my Honors Education classes all the way through (while others dropped out because they were told it would be impossible to do both) and ended up graduating an Honors Scholar. Here is my opinion. Very hard school that takes alot of studying. Alot of work will stress you but if you keep yourself motivated and you are sure that is what you want, you will succeed. Find people in the program who you can study with and help keep you together because you CANNOT get through alone without any kind of support. Someone above complained of the immense amount of clinical hours but in my opinion, that helped alot. I learned better from clinical/hands on experiences than I did from reading any book!! I feel that the clinical work we had to do prepared me for the reality of nursing.

    One thing I will say is KEEP TRACK OF YOUR POINTS. Ask to see your grades often and keep them written down because some people came up short of what they should have had. If you have any inconsistencies, go see the teacher and take your log of grades with you.

    I believe that if they made nursing school any easier, we may be leaving our lives in the hands of idiots or people who were very book smart (but not critical thinkers). Besides, all nursing programs are going to be tough no matter where you go. If your looking for cake work.... good luck finding it.

    In short, KCKCC is a good program BUT very strict & tough. At the end of it you will come out feeling that you know alot. I am thankful for all that I learned there. I would recommend this program to others, just remember keep your head up and when you think you have taken all you can take, keep on truckin cuz graduation comes sooner than you think!! There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
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    I am in the KCKCC program and I've found the instructors and the faculty to be warm, caring and compassionate. It's difficult to get your foot in the door, but that is true of any nursing program that is worth anything. I think that nursing in general requires a "never give up" attitude and that attitude will serve you well no matter what program you're in.

    I've found it comforting to remember that my instructors could be making a lot more money if they were working in a hospital setting. Knowing that they're passionate about educating future generations of nurses has been enough fuel to keep me going strong. Best of luck to all of you, no matter what program you're in. The fact that you're seeking answers and helping others along with this site shows your "never give up" attitude!
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    Here is where you can get some objective feedback on any school:

    In Kansas: Continuing Education -- KSBN.org and look for the "Multi-year Pass rates" PDF toward the end of the page.
    http://www.ksbn.org/cne/multiyearpassrates.pdf (I've attached it here)

    If you are looking for info for another school, google the Nursing Board of that state, and you will be able to get similar data.

    Best,
    Jaime
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    I did my lpn at the tec center at KCKCC and loved it (a little crazy, because they were transitioning from ATS to becoming part of the community college so I can understand that). But more recently I went to the main campus to take my last couple of general education prerequisites and OMG it is so disfunctioinal. I mean the classes were okay, but administration wise it was a wreck. My husband missed the application deadline for a program he was wanting to apply to because his transcript from Spring still isn't available... He tried to get a small stafford loan which we requested for spring, we received an award letter, then never got the check, when we went up there to see what was going on they said that he didn't qualify for summer aid, because he wasn't enrolled in a class. But we were requesting it for spring!! which we made very clear. They sent me a tuition bill for a class that I never even attended, and had filled out a form to drop prior to the start of the semester and made me jump through hoops to waive the fees. I refuse to ever do a class there again and am no longer considering applying to do my bridge there. Plus I have heard some of these same complaints, not too much good to say...
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    Quote from heathert_kc
    I did my lpn at the tec center at KCKCC and loved it (a little crazy, because they were transitioning from ATS to becoming part of the community college so I can understand that). But more recently I went to the main campus to take my last couple of general education prerequisites and OMG it is so disfunctioinal. I mean the classes were okay, but administration wise it was a wreck. My husband missed the application deadline for a program he was wanting to apply to because his transcript from Spring still isn't available... He tried to get a small stafford loan which we requested for spring, we received an award letter, then never got the check, when we went up there to see what was going on they said that he didn't qualify for summer aid, because he wasn't enrolled in a class. But we were requesting it for spring!! which we made very clear. They sent me a tuition bill for a class that I never even attended, and had filled out a form to drop prior to the start of the semester and made me jump through hoops to waive the fees. I refuse to ever do a class there again and am no longer considering applying to do my bridge there. Plus I have heard some of these same complaints, not too much good to say...
    I commiserate with you about the financial aid office.
    They are the worst!
    One year they sent out over 3000 letters to students and former students telling them that their grades made them academically ineligible for financial aid. I knew it was a mistake and faxed the letter to the college President along with another letter I got the same day for making the Presidential honor roll. The President's office chewed someone's butt in the financial aid office, but the other recipients of the letters still suffered.
    Most students took their word for it, accepted the letters at face value, and struggled to pay for their own books and tuition or sat out that semester.
    Some took their letters to the financial aid office where the employees "never make mistakes" and became psychotically defensive about it.
    I'm surprised they have as many students as they currently have.
    It's tough enough to get a nursing degree, let alone having to fight financial aid to competently do their job every single semester!


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