How hard is it to get into the BCCC, or CCBC nursing programs?

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    I'm getting ready to start college in the Fall. I'm very interested in going into BCCC or CCBC's nursing programs, and I was just wondering how hard it is to get into them? I'm planning to go to the college to speak with them about it sometime next month, but I'd just like a little heads-up as to the difficulty, and also the waiting period to get in. If it matters, I was homeschooled, so I don't have a high school transcript, but I did score a 3250 out of 4000 on my GED, and I'm fully confident in my ability to get all A's in my pre-reqs. Thanks in advance!
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    Hi,
    Having a 4.0 average will be very helpful with CCBC. They have a lot of applicants each time but again if you have that 4.0 and your pre-reqs are done I wouldn't worry at all. No clue about BCCC. Good luck!
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    The last I heard which wasn't that long ago BCCC was first come first served. As soon as they start accepting applications for the program is when it should be turned in. I do know however they're in the process of changing it to GPA based acceptance.
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    When I called BCCC they said it was a "ranked program", which was explained to me as the better your GPA, the higher priority you are. Hopefully I don't have to wait too long to get in, I'm not exactly a patient person!
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    I am currently enrolled in the RN program at ccbc. I had a 3.3 and scored in the 98th percentile on the Teas exam. They turned me down the first time stating that it was due to the fact that I hadn't technically completed Microbiology and Human growth and development. I was currently enrolled in them and would have been finished before the program started. I got in the next semester. Other people that had better GPA, got in even though they weren't finished with micro yet.
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    Hello, I am asking for some advice. I just recently have developed a strong intrest in nursing school. My husband survived an auto accident 11/11/08 due to the grace of God first, and the gifted surgeon Dr. Sclea at shock trauma. The injury was a tear in the aortic artery. His stay in STC was nearly two and a half months. In that time, I was there everyday IN the realm of nursing. I am a mother of two teenagers, 18 & 17.. also the mom who would pass out at the sight of blood say if they lost a tooth ect... Now, after experiencing this with my husband, I change ostomy bags, suctioned mucus, cleaned wounds, wiped blood off him and had it on my hands. ( I was weak, but made it w/o passing out). My QUESTION is...where do I begin my journey for school? I 36 years old with only a high school education with a new passion for my future.
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    Hello, I am asking for some advice. I just recently have developed a strong intrest in nursing school. My husband survived an auto accident 11/11/08 due to the grace of God first, and the gifted surgeon Dr. Sclea at shock trauma. The injury was a tear in the aortic artery. His stay in STC was nearly two and a half months. In that time, I was there everyday IN the realm of nursing. I am a mother of two teenagers, 18 & 17.. also the mom who would pass out at the sight of blood say if they lost a tooth ect... Now, after experiencing this with my husband, I change ostomy bags, suctioned mucus, cleaned wounds, wiped blood off him and had it on my hands. ( I was weak, but made it w/o passing out). My QUESTION is...where do I begin my journey for school? I 36 years old with only a high school education with a new passion for my future.
    Hi and welcome,
    I'd check out your local community college for nursing program options. It sounds like you would do great as a nurse. Good luck.
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    TSemelka-
    Welcome! It sounds like you have had a moving experiance. I began this second career nursing journey post babies at 36-so it's totally doable and even better-mich easier mid thirties than it was in my 20's when I was so distracted by insignificant things.

    I agree w/Jules that community college programs are a great place to begin looking. They will typically be considerably less expensive and slightly less time involved. Be prepared for 3 years if you can knock things out full time. You will have a (typically)year of pre requisites-courses required before entering the nursing sequence. Bio, Anatomy/Phys, Chem, Math, English and Lit,et cet. After that, it will be solid nursing courses for the final two years.

    When I first began to look at this, I thought "No way can I spend three years in school" but after I sat on it a while I realized that I am (hopefully) half way through my life. Let's assume that I didn't accomplish too much in my first 18 years-so look at all I have done in the past 18. Now...think of all I can contribute in the next 20 or 30 years??? How about you? How many people can you touch in the next 20 or 30 years? How mny families can you impact the way you were? It is a thrilling and intimidating prospect, but well worth it; I believe.

    Don't be discouraged if it seems too big. As one my favorite nursing professors tells us: "How do you eat an elephant? One small bite at a time" Time flies!
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    Does anyone know if membership in Phi Theta Kappa has any impact? I am eligible but want to know if it is worth it to join.


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