I'm currently in my second semester at bpcc. Still getting my basics, but I'm trying figure out where I want finish. I've heard bpcc program is great and would love to finish but I've heard so many apply and not enough spots. I know nsu Shreveport more credits with them better chances but school cost more and with 5 kids I need keep cost down. I've also been told good things about panola college in Carthage, tx I don't mind the drive. Any input would be nice. Also, is it true certain hospitals hire according to where you attend school?
Jan 8, '13
Have you considered Grambling or Tech?
Jan 8, '13
No, I did not know Tech had a nursing program.
Jan 10, '13
I am starting third level at Panola and I went to bpcc for my Pre req classes and transferred. I did not want to go to clinicals in la because the entrance exams are harder than in Texas. I applied to Panola and Kilgore but chose Panola and I love it there! I graduate this December yay. You should look into it! The Texas curriculum is a little different but I started out knowing I was applying in Texas.
Jan 21, '13
Yes but Tech has a 2 year RN program. I've heard that it's VERY hard to get into the professional component of the program considering that only take around 30 people, require recommendation letters & you also have to score pretty well on their pre admissions test. They require more than Grambling & Grambling offers a BSN
Jan 23, '13
I just graduated from Southern at Shreveport. Their nursing school is downtown on Texas street.
Feb 17, '15
@mwc1230 how was clinicals
Feb 20, '15
Don't be discouraged ! I believed what I heard other students say about BPCC but I got in on my first try. I made a 124 on my NLN test and my GPA is decent. There are people in my class who made 110 and had a 2.5 GPA and still got in. If you are a hard worker they will see that and give you a chance. Don't always believe what other students say and I know the nursing instructors seem scary but they just want people to try their best and not think that nursing is easy... Because once you're in its nothing like regular classes. Good luck !
Mar 7, '15
I went to Louisiana Tech and loved every minute of it. It was HARD, but the teachers are really good and want to make sure you learn what you need to know. Tech is one of the top programs in the area and every nursing recruiter I have talked to in that area loves Tech graduates.