I need some advice. I have been attending Delgado and taking my pre-requisites for Nursing. I already have a degree from SLU in Hammond, LA in Business Ed. When I went to see which courses that I would receive credit for at Delgado, I was given the incorrect information. I was told that my math qualified for Math 118, When I received my letter from Charity explaining that I did not get in because I was not registered for Math 118 or had already taken it. I cannot believe that because I was given the incorrect information, this has happened. I really want to be a Nurse, and have been looking forward to getting into Charity.
Nursing will be my second career. I will also have to take the new entrance exam for Charity. My question is do I have to go through the year waiting list again? I am very discouraged about the whole situation.
Jan 2, '08
I would cld charity to see if u register for the math 118 class now would it be okay. Could u get in for the fall 08? but if not u would have to wait one year.
Jan 2, '08
I would try to meet with someone at charity to go over your transcripts because I would think the math requirements for a degree at SLU would fulfill their pre-reqs. One thing I have learned in dealing with Delgado is to always keep copies of everything and get things in writing. I was in the same boat you are in with going back to school and it can be very frustrating at times, but it is a good school if you are able to accept they are not always the most organized.
Jan 3, '08
Since you already have a BS why not try for OLOL College's AN programs at Tulane, West Jeff or East Jeff? To get in you must have a 4 yr degree and the pre-reqs they require. Call OLOL (Our Lady of the Lake) in Baton Rouge and get a packet. The program is 9 mths, you receive a stipend ($600.00) a month (at Tulane, not sure about the other programs) and Tulane pays the tuition. The best part is that programs start in the Fall and Spring.
I was accepted at Charity but decided on OLOL. I started in August and will finish in May. It is such a tough program but 70% of us are still hanging in there.
Of course I am assuming that your degree is 4 yr and not 2.
Jan 3, '08
I hate to tell you this, but I had a similar experience with them. I had flown down here in 04 from another state to take the PAX test knowing I was moving down here soon. I flew with my 4 week old baby to go take the test and guess what....THEY LOST MY SCORES!! I kid you not, and then they said 2 of my classes were not sufficient to their's. I was furious. I had found they were EXTREMELY disorganized. I ended up going through OLOL accelerated and am now a happy RN going back to school again this semester. Charity is a good school, but I think it can be a big headache trying to get in.
Last edit by Sunshine0425 on Jan 3, '08
Jan 3, '08
Delgado didn't want to accept one of my higher-level math classes from Tulane. I was like "y'all are kidding, right? a community college isn't going to accept credit from a University?!"
You can always appeal, and should do so ASAP. They are relatively accomodating on the 6th floor at school.
Jan 7, '08
I had a similar experience with math credits. I was told NUMEROUS times, by the admissions dept. and by my advisor, that all my credits had transferred, no problem. Then one day in the middle of class I was paged overhead to the admissions office where I was told that no, I in fact needed to take a pre-algebra 3-hr credit class. Now keep in mind that I already had 5 hours credit for algebra and trig, and I had credit for a statistics course. But they changed their program somewhere along the way and no longer accepted statistics for math credit. And I needed 6 hours, not 5. So I was one hour short on a math credit. I ended up having to call LSU-Shreveport to have a page from their old catalog faxed over that had a course description for a computer class I had taken. The woman in CSN admissions submitted it to the dean for approval, and I found out several weeks later that it was indeed approved and accepted. If it had not been, I would have had to take that math course over the summer months.
Oh, and the option of presenting it to the dean for final approval was made only after I was in tears, wailing and wondering what had happened, why it had already been approved, etc. And I think I had to suggest it.