Harford CC Fall 2017 - page 6

Has anyone else applied to Harford's Fall 2017 Nursing program? I recently attended their drop-in session, where we were given information on the new admission requirements, as well as a tour of... Read More

  1. by   mariaftmn
    Thank you! I wish I would've attended the drop in because I can't seem to find anyone with any good info.
  2. by   mariaftmn
    Do you know if you can request to switch to accelerated after being accepted? I would really like to do accelerated if I could.
  3. by   meghannngene
    Hi ladies! I'm applying for the 2018 accelerated program! I'd love info from you guys about everything since you are HALF WAY THROUGH! Holy cow anyways, I'm now in the anxiety ridden panic that I'm sure most of you were in. I'd love to know your points (did you guys use the new point system then?), your schedule, any tips to prepare? Just everything really!
  4. by   Brooke2009
    Hi, I'm on my way to clinical now, but I'll be happy to answer when I get home later. I remember the anxiety of knowing nothing when first starting this journey all too well!
  5. by   mariaftmn
    I'm hoping to apply for the accelerated program too! I'm hoping I have enough points. Also, wondering about schedules for both. However, I looked online and I was able to get an idea of the schedule for the one that isn't accelerated.
  6. by   coeurbattant
    The schedules for the accelerated and traditional programs are the same, but the accelerated program doesn't have off for summer break. So you'd start in May 2018 for the summer semester and go straight through fall, spring, and another summer semester until graduation at the end of August 2019. The summer semesters are condensed into 12 weeks from the regular 15 weeks, but its honestly not that overwhelming. Most everyone I've spoken to who is in the traditional program and doesn't need the summer off have wished that they had done the accelerated program so that they could graduate in August instead of having summer off and then taking their last semester from August-December.
  7. by   coeurbattant
    I was part of the first class that used the new selection criteria for the points system out of 24. I can't be certain, but I think I had 20 points when I got in. The minimum I've heard of getting accepted from my current classmates was 18/24 points.
  8. by   mariaftmn
    So what was your schedule like? Is it the 9am-1:50 on mon or wed, then 7:30-3:30 for clinicals? Thanks for your help!
  9. by   coeurbattant
    I'm in the accelerated program now and I had 20 points. I have classmates who got in with 18/24 points. If you think you have a good chance of getting accepted, I'd recommend going ahead and getting CPR certified and getting all of your documentation in order for all your past vaccinations and getting any vaccines that you need. They need proof of a chicken pox, hepatitis B series, MMR, Tdap, and proof of negative Tb. We got our acceptance letters for the accelerated program the last week of March and only had a few weeks to get a physical, take CPR, and get vaccines/documentation turned in. Start savong money now because the first semester is expensive with uniforms, supplies, and textbooks. It's been a whirlwind but I am grateful for this opportunity and would do it again in a heartbeat!
  10. by   coeurbattant
    Quote from mariaftmn
    So what was your schedule like? Is it the 9am-1:50 on mon or wed, then 7:30-3:30 for clinicals? Thanks for your help!
    For the accelerated program our schedule was lecture on Monday and Wednesday 9:30-11:30 and a lab 12-1:50 either Monday or Wednesday depending on your section. Then we had clinicals on Thursday and Friday at 7:30. At the beginning of the semester clinicals were only until 12:30 but they progress to 3:30 by the end of the semester.


    For the second semester (both traditional and accelerated) our schedule is lectures on Friday 9:15-11:05 and 12-1:50 plus two clinical days a week either Tues/Weds/Thurs depending on your placement. Then there is a hybrid class that is half online so you meet six or seven times on Monday's for one hour.
  11. by   Smw24
    Don't get freak out about the point system. I only had 15/24, thought it wasn't enough to get in, yet I was accepted into the day accelerated. They consider yours grades you received in the require prereq. courses, and your TEAS score.
  12. by   meghannngene
    Thank you so much to everyone who commented back! I know you guys understand the massive anxiety is waiting! I currently have 18 points, but I was only .2 away from having an extra point on the point system for my TEAS. I have to be in the accelerated class due to my husbands career (military). The counselor said not to worry about retaking my TEAS to get that extra point, because he said at 18 he thinks I'll get in but I'm on the fence. What do y'all think?
  13. by   meghannngene
    Thank you so much to everyone who commented back! I know you guys understand the massive anxiety is waiting! I currently have 18 points, but I was only .2 away from having an extra point on the point system for my TEAS. I have to be in the accelerated class due to my husbands career (military). The counselor said not to worry about retaking my TEAS to get that extra point, because he said at 18 he thinks I'll get in but I'm on the fence. What do y'all think?

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