Do I stand a chance of being accepted into LCC's 2013 nursing program if I don't have ALL of the pre/co-reqs completed by the end of this year?
I have a 3.9 GPA, will have all of the pre/co-reqs (including Pharmacology) by the end of this fall term, except for Microbiology which I will take in the spring (both class and lab). I am also taking a 15 week Certified Nursing Assistant class this fall.
It's not likely that I will find any kind of patient care employment until after I finish the course and take the certification exam. Currently, I do not work in health care so I can't earn any additional points there.
I have an Associate's Degree in another field, but I don't know if they will accept that for consideration for their accerlerated track.
I've been wanting to relocate to mid-Michigan for some time now and it would be great if I could attend NS there. But, I'm afraid that missing just 1 class will mean another 3 years of waiting - if I don't get into LCC next fall, I will attend nursing school where I'm at and look at employment opportunities in MI after I graduate.
Sorry for such a long post and thanks in advance for any info anyone can give me!
Dec 4, '12
Quote from brynleighsmom27
I have a question...Does anyone know how the points work if you are a transfew student?? i've taken most of all the classes required, but I dont live in district..Also, which entry test do you have to take? TEAS or HESI?? And does anyone know about the LPN program?
You can transfer in classes and there is only a time limit on certain courses. Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Human Growth & Development can't be older than 8 years. Pharmacology can't be older than 2 years.
I was able to transfer credits that were over 18 years old for English, Algebra, Communications & Humanities. The rest I had to re-take because they were too old. It all depends on what they will and will not accept from your prior institution.
The grades I earned in any pre-req that qualfies still count towards the GPA calculation, even though I didn't earn it at LCC.
You have to be an in-district resident to get the full 10 points residency credit. If you're a MI resident but live out of district, you get 5 points.
No HESI or TEAS test is required. There is no separate entry for LPN vs. RN. You can either choose to take the NCLEX for your LPN at the end of the 1st year and stop the program, or you can continue to finish the 2nd year and sit for the NCLEX-RN. So, it's very competitive for seats.
They take 128 for the 2 year program, 32 for the 3-year (part-time) program, 32 for the 2nd Degree Accelerated program and 32 for the Advanced Standing (current LPN, EMT, Paramedic or Respiratory Therapist) each year. The 128 2 year program students are divided into 64 who start in the Fall and 64 who start in the Spring. Advanced Standing & Accelerated 2nd Degree students start in the summer.
The complete Advising Guide is available online at this link: http://www.lcc.edu/nursing/nursing/admissions/Nursing%20Advising%20Guide%202013-2014-rev-11-27-12.pdf
would highly recommend attending a pre-nursing seminar to get all your questions answered and set up an appointment with an advisor. The seminar is mandatory, because you cannot get your selective admissions application without the pink sheet in the seminar packet!
Best of luck!
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