Latest Comments by brbowen9

Latest Comments by brbowen9

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    I'm not sure where you live but I currently live Southern California and am moving back home to Virginia soon. I know that in both of the areas that I've worked (also as a unit secretary) and the nursing programs I've looked at, require the AHA BLS class. To be honest I'm not quite sure of the reasoning behind it, but I believe it's because the AHA course is a "Healthcare with AED" provider course (at least the one I had to take for my job was).

    If I were you I would take the AHA course, even though it may cost you $50 or so.

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    @EmeraldStar - Did you have to wait on a waitlist? I will hopefully be applying there as well..

    @apoppyfield - Thanks for the suggestion, but I already tried that and it just came up with Grossmont, Southwestern, Palomar, and MiraCosta.

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    Thanks for the advice charlie.milani! I just did a little bit of research on Southwestern College, and a pre-req of the program is CNA training (which I don't have).

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    I'm going to be applying for every program that I can between LA and San Diego. I currently live in Orange County, but if I were to get into one of the schools closer to San Diego than I would be moving.

    I've read about Grossmont, Palomar, and MiraCosta... I'm not really interested in private schools, because I must pay for my education without the help of my parents. Are there any other community colleges in the area that I am not aware of? I'm new to California in general, so I'm not very familiar with anything!

    Thank you for all of the help!

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    Any idea how many "qualified" applicants there usually are per application cycle? I'm going to be applying this time next year, after I repeat A&P.

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    I'm going to be taking A&P at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo this fall and spring and noticed that there is a 1 unit "discussion course" that is optional. Would anyone recommend or not recommend this course? I have to pay out of state tuition, so it would be an extra $220 to take this discussion course and I don't want to waste money. Thanks!

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    From what I've heard/read a lot of Florida is just as over populated with nursing students as California is...

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    I read on the CSU website that they do not allow the repetition of pre-req's (specifically A&P in my case). I received a C in both and plan to re-take them hopefully resulting in an A. Does this mean that if I were to apply to CSUF's BSN program they would only accept my C's? I've tried emailing multiple addresses on their website, but I can not receive a response.

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    Does anyone have an idea of how many qualified applicants there typically are and how many students are accepted for each semester? I am going to be applying for the 2012-2013 school year this fall and just want to know how well my chances are..

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    Hey guys!

    I'm planning on applying to Golden West for the 2012-2013 school year and just wanted some more information on the selection process. I understand that it is a lottery process, but how many qualified applicants are there typically? How many students are accepted for each semester?

    Thank you so much!

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    Hi there! I also was looking into WCU and was skeptical about all of the negative opinions I had heard. As I went to apply for a part time job at Mission Hospital (to work through school as I attend a community college), I mentioned that I originally looking into WCU but had decided against it. Both the HR Manager and Nurse Manager HIGHLY recommended against going to WCU. They both agreed that the had not hired a grad from this program and had yet to see a graduate of WCU that they felt completely comfortable in their education. They also said that all of the clinical sites are not at hospitals, they are at assisted living facilities.

    The Nurse Manager emphasized that your foundation is key. Whether its your associates in nursing and your pursue a bachelors, your foundation is what you build off of. Who wants a foundation that is rushed through?

    Also, I had to take a BLS class last week and there was a WCU student there. I asked how she was liking the program and what not. She said that you have a class for only 8 weeks so you just learn what is on the test basically. She said that you run through everything with the professor's mindset as this is on the test, this isn't, etc.

    Personally, I want to learn everything I can so that I can be a better health care professional. I don't want to just learn what's on a test.

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    I've been looking into the CSU schools (Long Beach, San Marcos, etc.) and then do not allow A&P to be repeated. I first took A&P I and A&P II but received a C in both. I'm planning on taking Anatomy and Physiology (separately) at my local community college this year... However I'm worried because I didn't realize that schools wouldn't allow me to repeat the courses. Do any of the CSU's allow this repetition?

    Thanks!

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    Hey guys!

    I'm new to the area and still trying to figure out where I will be applying, if I meet the minimum criteria, etc. I saw in my searches on this board that Golden West College is based on a lottery system of qualified applicants... Does anyone have anymore information on this? How many are chosen per lottery, how many qualified applicants are there typically? I've read good reviews about the school in recent years, so something must be working for them!

    Also, is this the only lottery system school around Orange County? Do you have any more information on such schools? I live in Orange County, but I'm willing to commute to LA or even San Diego. Looking at other posts on here, it makes me nervous about how fierce the competition is at most schools so I figured I would apply to a few schools with a lottery system as well.

    I really appreciate ya'lls help!

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    I am also debating whether or not to attend WCU. I can't seem to come to a decision as to whether the amount of money financed in order to pay this tuition is worth the education... I just moved to California from Virginia, and have not experienced the frustration of the community colleges first hand. Any advice?

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    Hey guys,

    Please let me know how ya'll like the program! I just moved to CA from VA and am so discouraged with the waitlists and competition at the community colleges. I am going to be contacting a WCU representative today. I know it's a lot of money, but I'm hoping that financial aid helps some. I've already completed 67 college credits, so I'm hoping SOME of those transfer!

    Thanks!


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