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kckcc any positive feedback???

  1. 0 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 out there had a good experience at this school? just wondering i am currently prenursing and live in the lawrence area, jccc seems not very likely so just curious about kckcc. any feedback would be helpful thanks
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  3. Visit  b43tands profile page
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    I am graduating from there this month. This is a very hard school. You have to jump through hoops, suck it up, keep your mouth shut and keep going. I will be a better nurse because of it.
    Nursing is not for the average person so you have to expect to do more than the average to make it through. Just make sure this is what you want to do because it could break you. If it is, study hard and you'll make it.
    FYI...after I got into the program I started understanding how some of the schools work. I think it would have been better for me to go to a 4 year university for my BSN because you get a full semester for a class instead of 8 weeks.
    Good luck in what ever you do!!
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  4. Visit  Josh L.Ac. profile page
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    One of my wife's good friends relocated to KC after Katrina and did the ADN program at KCKCC. I spoke with her frequently about the program and her clinical skills seem quite competent. She did mention that she did have an amazing amount of busy work compared to my accelerated BSN program - I had one supervisor that let me do Ackley's Care Plan generator online and tailor it with specific patient information, while she was forced to do them by hand ad naseum.



    Overall, I think she would recommend the program.
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  5. Visit  BecomeNurse06 profile page
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    I heard some negative things about KCKCC's nursing program, but as far as the pre-reqs, it's a good school. I know three people that didn't pass and were kicked out of the nursing program. I am taking pre-reqs there but will go somewhere else for the nursing program.
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  6. Visit  Gentle Hands 911 profile page
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    Have you decided which school you would prefer going to after you complete your pre-req? I completed 90% of my classes at JCCC and the remainder at KCKCC. I received my associate degree in science with emphasis in pre-nursing from KCKCC.

    Quote from BecomeNurse06
    I heard some negative things about KCKCC's nursing program, but as far as the pre-reqs, it's a good school. I know three people that didn't pass and were kicked out of the nursing program. I am taking pre-reqs there but will go somewhere else for the nursing program.
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  7. Visit  butterflies135 profile page
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    yeah, all things considered i think i am going to put my sights on neosho county. thanks for the help
  8. Visit  BecomeNurse06 profile page
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    Quote from Gentle Hands 911
    Have you decided which school you would prefer going to after you complete your pre-req? I completed 90% of my classes at JCCC and the remainder at KCKCC. I received my associate degree in science with emphasis in pre-nursing from KCKCC.
    Yeap, I'm going to Research College of Nursing in KC, MO. I'm almost done with my pre-reqs too. I will start at Research in January 09.
  9. Visit  blondegenes profile page
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    I graduated ADN/RN from KCKCC.
    We did more clinical hours than a BSN program.
    It's the only program I, or any other nurse I know, where they don't allow you to view or correct your scantrons (the form that you fill in the circles for test answers.
    Some have been outright refused when they have demanded to see their scantrons as proof of grade.
    Some have actually had to hire an attorney after they were erroneously told that they flunked, and the scantron had to be presented and proved otherwise.

    I heard from friends in Kansas, and all over the country, that they are given the test form, their scantron, a blank sheet of paper and a red pen. There are instructors stationed on each side, front and back, and all purses, bookbags, etc are against the outlying wall.

    In a program where you can be flunked by 1 point, they stole a lot of points from the students who are in this program.

    If you go through this program, be prepared to track your own quiz points,,,I've had no less than 5 quiz points alone magically disappear by the end of the semester.
    That makes a helluva a lot of difference when points count for your scholarship(s).

    They could care less!
    The KCKCC program is tough, and you get more respect if you make it through, but be thoroughly prepared!
  10. Visit  ExAirBagRN profile page
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    How on earth can the school and staff justify this?

    I would think that students have some kind of right to see their scantron.

    Is it a practice of all instructors in the nursing program?



    Dawn
  11. Visit  blondegenes profile page
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    Currently, there is a federal study of KCKCC to determine why they take in so many highly qualified students, some with previous Bachelors degrees, and graduate so few.
    Hopefully, a few things will change, but don't hold your breath.
  12. Visit  CrazyNurseGrrl profile page
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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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  13. Visit  NkeBaby profile page
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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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  14. Visit  butterfly135 profile page
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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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