CCBC Anyone?

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    Hello everyone,
    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, or Dundalk LPN)?

    What advice would you give to help someone get accepted into the program?

    What was your overall GPA and your Nursing GPA? Do you know anyone who got accepted with a overall GPA of a 2.4 and a nursing GPA of 3.0.

    When you handed in your application did you have your CPR and TEAS already completed; or did you complete them after your application was submitted.

    I think I may be over analyzing things, but I am so nervous that I will not get accepted into the program. Any advice is welcome.

    I am freaking out!

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    Have you considered any other MD schools besides ccbc? If so why did u choose ccbc over the others? Im looking for info as well.
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    I live close to CCBC and have heard really good things. The only other community college, that isn't too far, is Baltimore City Community College. BCCC doesn't have a great reputation. "Maryland Board of Nursing" shows CCBC to have a high pass rate.
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    Oh OK! I used to go there but now I go to coppin it is a good school and they are revamping the nursing department they have a lot of good instructers and they have a whole new building. It is really not that hard to get into the program but I do wish u all the luck a ccbc that is a good school also. i just wanted my bsn opposed to adn.
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    I plan on getting my BSN. I have two small children, so I need to take baby steps.
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    I know what u mean that was a hard decision for me. I have 5 and only 2 of them are in school. But, my sister is a RN at shock trauma and she was telling me that they are looking more towards BSN nurses. She said u can get in the door with a adn but once u do they give u a certain amount of time to get ur BSN so that waht pushed me to do plus I looked at it like u will be going to school for the same amount of time. my sister went to BCCC for just about 5 years so to me thats the same amount of time. Plus at coppin all I need to get into the Nursing program is a 2.5 gpa and to not be in any developmental courses and they have 150 spots every semester. BCCC only has 25 and it's a first come first bases. CCBC has like 68 spots. Also if u have a 3.5 u automatically get in regardless of Net scores. So that is what made my decision for me it took a lot of thought. What I have figured out is that you have to know yourself and what u can and cannot handle. Once you have that together there is no way u can fail.
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    I attended the LPN program at CCBC Dundalk and was happy with it. I like the instructors and while the program could be very difficult at times, I felt like the instructors were fair and genuinely wanted us to do well (disclaimer: not all of my fellow students would agree with me).

    About a third of my class failed out the first semester. A large majority of my fellow students had come into the PN program after failing out of one of CCBC's RN programs. So, if you get in to any of CCBC's programs, be prepared to work your tail off to stay in.

    As for GPA, I believe they only look at your GPA in the program's prerequisites. My own GPA was pretty high and I never really asked anyone else about their GPAs, so I can't really give you an idea of where the cut-off point may have been for my class.

    CPR doesn't need to be completed before you apply, but it does need to be done before the program starts. Remember that you specifically need CPR for Healthcare Providers. I think you can submit an application before taking the TEAS, but you definitely have to take the TEAS before the application deadline. There's info about it on CCBC's website.
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    Quote from Rhone
    I attended the LPN program at CCBC Dundalk and was happy with it. I like the instructors and while the program could be very difficult at times, I felt like the instructors were fair and genuinely wanted us to do well (disclaimer: not all of my fellow students would agree with me).

    About a third of my class failed out the first semester. A large majority of my fellow students had come into the PN program after failing out of one of CCBC's RN programs. So, if you get in to any of CCBC's programs, be prepared to work your tail off to stay in.

    As for GPA, I believe they only look at your GPA in the program's prerequisites. My own GPA was pretty high and I never really asked anyone else about their GPAs, so I can't really give you an idea of where the cut-off point may have been for my class.

    CPR doesn't need to be completed before you apply, but it does need to be done before the program starts. Remember that you specifically need CPR for Healthcare Providers. I think you can submit an application before taking the TEAS, but you definitely have to take the TEAS before the application deadline. There's info about it on CCBC's website.
    Thanks. I am not eligible to apply to the RN program until Spring 2011, so I am applying to the Fall LPN program. How is the LPN schedule?
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    Everything is on weekdays. It's not the same exact schedule every semester (and I don't know if they might try something differently than how they had it while I was there), but generally each week there's one full day of classes (like 8 or 9am 'til 2 or 3pm), possibly a class on another morning, one or two days for clinicals (7am - 1pm), with lab and open lab times fit in there somewhere. I highly recommend going to at least one open lab per week, because there's not enough time to practice much during the actual lab class and if you don't practice you will be a nervous wreck when it's time for skills testing.

    The program runs for 3 semesters (Fall, Winter, Spring) crammed into one year with only a week or two off between semesters.
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    Does anyone have any recommendations for BIO teachers (nursing pre-reqs) at CCBC? I hear this can make a big difference Thanks for any info!!!


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