BRCC's Nursing Program - page 9

by debbie54

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I am very interested in attending BRCC's nursing program, the only thing is I have heard that they only have 60 postions available and I am wondering how to Enusre that i have a spot. Anyone how has any information or is... Read More


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    i went through some of the same things u guys went through with brcc program, i finally got fed up one day and applied at southern university because i had all the prereqs anyway, and i am so glad i did, i have a year left, i will be graduating from an accredited college next year with a bachelors degree, so i say to all of u that have all of ur prereqs i would fly to the nearest next school because brcc is full of bull.
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    Quote from Hospice Nurse LPN
    How many classes have they graduated? One or two? You sound like BRCC's PR person! I'm glad to see they changed their application process. When I applied a couple of years ago, you turned your app and copy of transcripts into the nsg dept. They pretty much told you upfront that if you don't take your pre reqs at BRCC you won't get in. I was told I could retake those 5 classes at BRCC....Bull shiipping! I'm happy you got your seat in the program. SLU is working out much better for me. SLU actually EXCOURAGED me to finish their pre reqs @ BRCC r/t lower cost of classes.
    BRCC has graduated 3 classes, but so far they have had a few from each class wait till August to graduate because they were finishing up either an English or an Art, or something, over the Summer. So they've had 6 groups in all. I couldn't imagine getting done with all nursing classes, and still have an English or something to take, before I could graduate .

    Glad SLU is working well for you! And yes, you are right, BRCC "unofficially" prefers their nursing students to have taken the prereqs at BRCC. Has something to do with accreditation. They know how the prereqs are taught at BRCC, so they feel better about students who are accepted into the nursing program, being able to finish the program, and those numbers all play into getting accredited.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from mskay
    i went through some of the same things u guys went through with brcc program, i finally got fed up one day and applied at southern university because i had all the prereqs anyway, and i am so glad i did, i have a year left, i will be graduating from an accredited college next year with a bachelors degree, so i say to all of u that have all of ur prereqs i would fly to the nearest next school because brcc is full of bull.
    I'm sorry you feel that way. BRCC likes to accept "their own" students first. I don't see anything wrong with that. I have worked very hard to get accepted to their nursing program, and I will feel proud to have an ASN from there. Good luck at Southern, and on the NCLEX!
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    In case anyone is wondering, I had my prereqs already (except A&P), from LSU Shreveport, and I retook every single one of them at BRCC. Some might think that is crazy, or a waste of time and money, but for my personal situation, it was a small price to pay to get into BRCC's program.
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    good luck to u as well jackie brcc, i worked very hard myself with making a 94 on the hesi and having a 3.7 gpa and i was finally excepted after my second try, and that was after i got my letter from southern. i have a friend that is a lpn that just left brcc program because she said they are very unorganized, the only reason i sympathize with the people that are upset about brcc program is because i went through the same thing, but i hope u do well and good luck!!!
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    Quote from mskay
    good luck to u as well jackie brcc, i worked very hard myself with making a 94 on the hesi and having a 3.7 gpa and i was finally excepted after my second try, and that was after i got my letter from southern. i have a friend that is a lpn that just left brcc program because she said they are very unorganized, the only reason i sympathize with the people that are upset about brcc program is because i went through the same thing, but i hope u do well and good luck!!!
    Thanks, I am really excited! Again, I'm sorry you, and others have had so much trouble with BRCC's application process. I have some really good friends who are in the same boat, and didn't get accepted because of the prereq thing. I was really looking forward to going through NS with them.

    I personally haven't had any problems with BRCC at all. I have loved all my classes, most of my classmates, all but one of my teachers (an Algebra class that I dropped!), advisors, etc. I hope I'm not jinxing myself!
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    JackieBRCC, congratulations on getting accepted. I spoke with the dean of nursing at BRCC and she told me that I would not have any problems getting accepted anywhere else b/c I have such a high GPA, but I would never be accepted at BRCC (even in the future) b/c I have not taken any classes there. I cannot retake the classes b/c I got all A's and 1 B, and they will not take into consideration that I took those classes in 2006 (before the nursing program was established). I'm very upset b/c I sent an email to the dean before I applied asking if there was a chance that I could get accepted w/o having taken my classes at BRCC. I was told that there was still a chance that I could be accepted (I still have a copy of the email); that is the only reason that I applied. I was lied too, and I spent over $100 to apply there. If I was told upfront that there was no chance of me being accepted I would not have wasted my time or money. This is the reason that I feel like the selection process was not fair. I also have the name of the woman who told me that there was no space available; she works in the admissions office.
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    Quote from RN2B12
    JackieBRCC, congratulations on getting accepted. I spoke with the dean of nursing at BRCC and she told me that I would not have any problems getting accepted anywhere else b/c I have such a high GPA, but I would never be accepted at BRCC (even in the future) b/c I have not taken any classes there. I cannot retake the classes b/c I got all A's and 1 B, and they will not take into consideration that I took those classes in 2006 (before the nursing program was established). I'm very upset b/c I sent an email to the dean before I applied asking if there was a chance that I could get accepted w/o having taken my classes at BRCC. I was told that there was still a chance that I could be accepted (I still have a copy of the email); that is the only reason that I applied. I was lied too, and I spent over $100 to apply there. If I was told upfront that there was no chance of me being accepted I would not have wasted my time or money. This is the reason that I feel like the selection process was not fair. I also have the name of the woman who told me that there was no space available; she works in the admissions office.
    I don't blame you for being upset. I am guessing that when you first inquired about going to BRCC, and was told you had a chance of being accepted, the administrators didn't realize that they would have so many applicants from within. Maybe at the time you first inquired, it was still possible to get in because probably the majority of the applicants had all taken their prereqs elsewhere. That isn't the case now, and it's just their policy to give a few extra points towards admission, if you've taken your prereqs at BRCC. Since there are now so many applicants from within BRCC, they probably now realize that people trying to transfer in, will more than likely never be high enough on the list because of that prereq rule. Like I said before, I have several friends who are in the same boat and did not get accepted b/c of the prereqs at BRCC rule. Since you have such a high GPA, I honestly don't blame you for not wanting to retake those classes. For me, personally I was in the same position. I had taken all my prereqs (from LSU Shreveport), but decided that the cost of retaking them at BRCC was worth it because of 1.) the refresher I would get from having extra exposure to the material, and 2.) It was still cheaper to retake them and get into BRCC (BRCC is such a good value for such a good education), rather than pay the tuition at OLOL, or Southeastern. It's just a personal choice, and you have to do what is best for you. I'm so sorry things didn't work out for you. I hope you find a solution that you are at peace with.
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    Quote from RN2B12
    JackieBRCC, congratulations on getting accepted. I spoke with the dean of nursing at BRCC and she told me that I would not have any problems getting accepted anywhere else b/c I have such a high GPA, but I would never be accepted at BRCC (even in the future) b/c I have not taken any classes there. I cannot retake the classes b/c I got all A's and 1 B, and they will not take into consideration that I took those classes in 2006 (before the nursing program was established). I'm very upset b/c I sent an email to the dean before I applied asking if there was a chance that I could get accepted w/o having taken my classes at BRCC. I was told that there was still a chance that I could be accepted (I still have a copy of the email); that is the only reason that I applied. I was lied too, and I spent over $100 to apply there. If I was told upfront that there was no chance of me being accepted I would not have wasted my time or money. This is the reason that I feel like the selection process was not fair. I also have the name of the woman who told me that there was no space available; she works in the admissions office.
    I'm sorry you had the same problem I did. I also had taken all my pre reqs before they even had the program at BRCC. I wanted to go there because it's local and a heck of a lot cheaper than OLOL. I'm at Southeastern doing the LPN to BSN bridge. Four semesters at BRCC for an ADN or five @ Southeastern for a BSN....it was a no brainer for me. I'm happy now I DID NOT get accepted at BRCC. Good luck to you!
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    Thanks, I know that everything happens for a reason, but I was just hoping to get done quickly, and like I said I'm really upset that I was misled. LSU was always my first choice, but I didn't want to do the extra year. I'm from New Orleans, so LSU will probably be a better fit for me anyway. Thanks.


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