Anyone Accepted into CCBC's Nursing Program???Register Today!
- by Tocute2hate25 Dec 21, '12Hello everyone,
I am new here and so happy I found this site! I am currently working on my nursing pre-reqs for CCBC. ( I have my bachelors in Business) So I just have the sciences left to complete. I will be starting with Bio 110 in Jan 2013.
I would like to hear from anyone who has been accepted into CCBC's nursing program.
Which program did you attend (Essex RN, Essex LPN to RN, Catonsville RN, Catonsville Online or Dundalk LPN)?
What was your Nursing Pre-req GPA? (AP 1 and 2, Micro, Eng 101 and Psyc 101)
What was your General Pre-Reqs GPA? (Engl 102, Math, Developmental Psych, Soc and Comm)
What was your overall GPA?
What was your TEA score, and if you achieved an advanced what did you use to study? Or what do you suggest?
What advice would you give to help someone get accepted into the program?
Thanks so much, this will help give me a picture of what I need to achieve to have a better chance of getting accepted into the program.
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- Dec 21, '12 by Djsage13First welcome and it will be a great journey. I've just completed my first semester of the Essex evening and weekend RN program. I absolutely love it. It's very challenging but you'll learn so much. I love the clinicals and actually working with the patients.
To answer some of your questions. The only classes they look at is English, Intro to Psych, human growth and development, sociology, a math and the science classes. I entered the program with an A in everything except English which I had a B. My math class was statistics. I also came in with a business bachelors. I had a 76 on my teas which was proficient. I used the teas study guide for that and did two practice exams on the ati website.
My advice to you is to try and get an A in everything. I know people who have gotten in with a 3.0 with a C in A&P I and and B in A&P II but it's very competitive. So of course the higher the GPA the better. And they especially look at the science classes. It also depends on which program you decide to do. The day program at Essex and Catonsville has more openings at about 60 people per class. The evening weekend program is about 40 students and the online is about 20. I would only recommend the LPN program as a last resort.
Lastly I would just say enjoy the ride. Your pre reqs will fly by and try and learn as much in A&P I and II because you'll use it a lot in nursing school.
Good luck and I hope this helps.
- Dec 25, '12 by hands2helpMake sure you use rate my professor.com before enrolling into any classes! It's important to know about your instructors before enrolling into their class.
- Dec 27, '12 by Tocute2hate25Thank you so much! Djsage13. I am looking to enroll in the evenings program at Essex as well. So that I can continue to work my full-time job. That is my goal is to get all A's in my Science Classes.
Hands2help, Thank you for the advice about using ratemyprofessor.com. I have been using that since I first started college! LOL. So I am defiantly using that for my pre-reqs at CCBC too. Are you in a nursing program?
- Mar 28 by sassybunnyI don't know if they've changed things since I went (graduated May 2012), but we didn't have any choices at all about which classes we registered for or which professors we had. Each semester, there were specific classes and specific sections and everyone in your class registers for. You are in class with the same group of people for the entire program. I did the E/W program at Essex, so it might be different for days or on different campuses.
- Jun 28 by erikay408I was accepted into CCBC Essex for the Fall semester of 2011.
I had a 4.0 GPA upon application to the program and scored a 91% on my TEAS.
My credentials were above average, but after just graduating (in May) from Essex, I would like to suggest one thing: run the other way. I was warned by other students about the program having horrible instructors and clinical faculty but thought to myself "Maybe they're just lazy or oversensitive". However, I have never met a group of more unsupportive, rude and unfair people in my life. Just a suggestion.
Best of luck.