Accepted At Ccbc Catonsville - page 2

I just got accepted at ccbc catonsville's RN program for spring 2007 and was wandering if anybody also got accepted by the same school.... Read More

  1. by   BoonersmomRN
    Catonsville's offices are so secretive about everything. When I was admitted I had a lot of friends who didn't get in...and when they tried to ask what the GPA cut off - catonsville wouldn't tell them. In fact they wouldn't even tell them how close they were to getting in. Now I know from talking to my class that our lowest GPA upon admittance was in the 3.3 range but the class that was admitted behind us had a lower GPA ( had a few friends who were rejected get in the 2nd time). Even for the TEAS - the office wouldn't types of grades they are looking for- just " get a good grade". Ha ha.....and trust me as well they are secretive about everything once you GET in....one day I was looking at the M/S 2 bulletin board when I was in Fundamentals. They had their grades listed from the latest test and the highest grade was a 76. I mentioned this to my friend like " yikes! this class must be sooo hard" and the next thing I know the director of the program ( mrs netzer) is lecturing me on not being concerned with other class' grades.....I was like OOOKAAAY.. Totally wasnt what I was doing...but OK!
  2. by   smilesilove
    wow, that's crazy! they are very secretive because i know a couple of people who were doing exceptional in their science courses get rejected, but then they got a score of 83percentile on their TEAS..so i guess they do weigh out the TEAS. And like you said, boonersmom, they are secretive because they wouldn't even tell my friends why they didn't get accepted. soo frustrating. i just hope that the people applying for the fall sem. of 2007 have a low GPA because my GPA right now is a 3.14 and i'm taking micro this spring sem and i'm donw with all the prereqs......i'm hoping that my gpa is enough. -=(

  3. by   DaretoDreamRN
    i guess yes. it is just a rumor. i guess it varies and all. I guess everywhere is hard. I took med surg 2 and that was the best class for me. I was very close to getting an A but i got a B and was fine with it. I know some people didnt like it but i know a couple of people who A's out of the class.Im saying all this to point out that i guess it varies from semester to semester. Some sets do awfully bad and some do not. Its up to the student really.
    Well thats my point of view.........
  4. by   smilesilove
    does anyone know anybody that got in the nursing program with a 2.9GPA in the evening program at essex? my friend is real worried and i'm trying to assure her. anyway, please let me know.
  5. by   zahryia
    Quote from smilesilove
    does anyone know anybody that got in the nursing program with a 2.9GPA in the evening program at essex? my friend is real worried and i'm trying to assure her. anyway, please let me know.
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    It depends. My overall gpa was actually lower than 2.9, but my science gpa was higher. In addition I did pretty well on the TEAS, so there's a few factors in play. She also has to consider her competition. It really depends on who's applying for that particular semester.
  6. by   HokieNurse
    I just finished up at Essex in December 2006, and I would not recomend that program to my worst enemy! Stay away! I do think they produce good nurses, but there is way to much crap to go through, they make it way more stressfull than it needs to be, and they are getting worse each year!
    I definately learned a great deal, but it did not need to be the mental and emotional trauma that it was!
  7. by   HokieNurse
    Oh, and the best way to get in is to have your pre-reqs completely finished before you apply. this means that you will probably have to take a semester off between your last pre-req course and the start of the nursing program.
  8. by   skyblue77
    I plan on applying for the Fall 2008 semester. Was anyone able to work full time and keep up w/ the course load. I think I'll be ok getting accepted, I'm just concerned about the financial burden. How doese the evening Essex program work?
  9. by   BoonersmomRN
    Skyblue I'll be honest. I wasn't able to keep working fulltime. I did in Fundamentals and I know had I worked less I would have had an A. I went down to PT at the beginning of Med/Surg 1 and have basically breezed through since then.

    Of course remember this was only my experience. I do know people in the program who work FT and have managed.
  10. by   Jules A
    Quote from HokieNurse
    I just finished up at Essex in December 2006, and I would not recomend that program to my worst enemy! Stay away! I do think they produce good nurses, but there is way to much crap to go through, they make it way more stressfull than it needs to be, and they are getting worse each year!
    I definately learned a great deal, but it did not need to be the mental and emotional trauma that it was!

    :yeahthat:
  11. by   HokieNurse
    Skyblue-
    I did work full time while in nursing school, but that was because I had too for financial reasons. I worked night shift at a local hospital and it was nice because I actually learned so much from my job it helped me with school. They were 12 hour shifts so it was only 3 nights a week, but with not being able to work the night before clinical I had to work everynight before class. So, I was also know to fall asleep in class sometimes (ok, just about every day) I wasn't one of those people that has to get straight A's but I managed to get through with a 3.0, not too bad. So it can be done, though I recomend part time if possible You have to think about the rest of your life too - there were a lot of older people in my class taking care of a spouse, children and aging parents.
    Only you know what is right for you!
  12. by   LPNCieBan
    Quote from HokieNurse
    Skyblue-
    I did work full time while in nursing school, but that was because I had too for financial reasons. I worked night shift at a local hospital and it was nice because I actually learned so much from my job it helped me with school. They were 12 hour shifts so it was only 3 nights a week, but with not being able to work the night before clinical I had to work everynight before class. So, I was also know to fall asleep in class sometimes (ok, just about every day) I wasn't one of those people that has to get straight A's but I managed to get through with a 3.0, not too bad. So it can be done, though I recomend part time if possible You have to think about the rest of your life too - there were a lot of older people in my class taking care of a spouse, children and aging parents.
    Only you know what is right for you!
    I loved what you've said about not getting straight A's and you have to think about the rest of your life because I have 3 children and a Husband to think about also.
  13. by   Abersmom
    I'll chime in on the Essex/Catonsville debate. When I was applying for the program, my advisor (who was based on the Catonsville Campus but floats to Essex as well) told me my odds were better at getting in at Catonsville. I ended up applying/getting accepted at Essex; but my understanding is that Catonsville was the easier campus to get into?? But the actual program is the same.

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