I was admitted 3 times to CCBC 1 days Catonsville 2008 ; 1 Nights and weekends Essex 2009 ; 1 Nights and weekends special Franklin Square cohort group Essex for 2009 -- Work/financial issues have prevented me from completing a program. I expect to have all financial issues worked out for 1/11 semester and hope to go to UMD. But CCBC has an enviable pass rate (97-99% for past 3-4 years I believe dont have the MBON report in front of me now) producing 200 or so RNs yearly.
I ended up starting an accelerated program at Harford CC last summer instead of CCBC. I completed Funds N101 last summer with a "B" but could not work full time and complete the program. CCBC will not transfer any credits to the nursing program
so I can either repeat Funds at the AA level or go for a BSN / CNL. I plan to stop work 1/11 and attend UMD SON
Regarding the CCBC admission process:
My understanding is the application is evaluated as follows (may note be precisely 1/3 should be able to confirm with advisor):
1/3 overall GPA
1/3 Prereq. GPA
Points granted for all completed prereqs. at time of application--non completed courses scored as a "0" for
TEAS test suggestion:
1) Get book - skim book / go over casually
2) Honestly identify weak areas (I had several, most of us likely have several rusty areas-- had been 25 years since I last took SAT) ---- Then go over in more detail
3) Simulate test conditions 40-50 min intervals(time test/ isolate in a quiet area/ break down questions by time upon starting -so you have adequate time)
Would suggest going through book simulating "Test environment" 2-3 times
(all sections so the test anxiety/ time management is no longer an issue)
Gwen Degner (Catonsville) was very helpful in clarifying requirements.
Good luck to all.