Wayne County Community College District - page 4

Hi Everyone! I attend Wayne County Community College District. I was wondering if anyone new anything about WCCCD's nursing program. Do they have a waiting list? If so, how long is the waiting list.... Read More

  1. by   DAMomma
    HA! I was talking erythropoietin to my husband yesterday.....he was not interested. He was like, "oookkkaayy" I do have Quick for my lifespan couse for the fall. I regestered for Patho, Lifespan, and Medical Math (the last 8 weeks). I was wondering what I will do if I don't get in for the Winter 2007 session. The only class that I will have left is Diet and Nutrition. I plan on taking that during the summer months.

    With the NET, I am a bit confused. They said that passing is 61% isn't that a D? I am figuring my score is a C. Are they rating that test differently that regular grades? It seems like quite a bit of people are re-taking the test because they failed.

    So, the application meeting was hectic and unorganized? I have been collecting my required documents in a folder. I hope the process will be tearfree for me. It seems like we have to jump thru rings of fire to get in just to jump thru some more rings to get thru the program. I think I am up for it.umpiron:
  2. by   rntoben2008
    Quote from SGN06
    The process to get in isnt really clear to me. First off it does go by 4.0 BUT if a person with a 4.0 just pre-reqs vs a person with a 4.0 all pre and co-reqs the person with the co-reqs will get in first. Thats the first tie breaker. Then the net, then the letters. From what I understand anyway.

    The girl next to me at the app. meeting had a 4.0 for pre-reqs I am not sure overall though. I personally have a 3.8 overall. The people around me I have heard about 5 or so people talking and they had more around a 3.5-3.6. Again I dont know if that was just pre-reqs but I know people typically take more classes then just those.

    I took A&P I and micro together...with english 110 and HSC 100. A&P was demanding...and that micro book put me to sleep a lot...(I took the online class so I had to read it).

    As for that NET test...I wouldnt take it over with that score...I would be more likely to take a pre-req or something over again before I would throw that score away.

    How are you guys handling pre-registration... I mean we dont know if we are getting in...and I dont know about all you but I registered so I was able to get good classes if I didnt cause these letters take to long when they opened up Reg so early...I will just work towards my BSN. They really opened the registration up early this year...

    LOL- Last semester I woke up at like 3am or so and started talking about erythropoietin and wondering why Barry Bonds would be injected with that in a course of steriods...lol I figured it out the next day but it didnt make much sense at first to me.

    Alida Quick for the Lifespan on line is awesome...

    I wrote a two page essay and when I saw others I was like oo i wrote to much...I am glad there is another with a long one!
    Yep, I wrote a lengthy essay and then cut it down to just the two pages. Some said that was too much. Oh well, I gave it my best shot. I did well on my pre req's, but had an awful teacher for Micro. I had an overall 86 percent and he graded me with a C. That one C has worried me. The rest of the classes are mostly A's with a few B's.

    I was thinking I should register also. I saw that online that you can register for fall already. That is way earlier than previously allowed, so I have been debating on that issue. I am sure with your scores you will get in without a doubt. The people that have 4.0's, and trust me, they are there. Took one or two classes at a time. Some just took one class at a time in order to give their full attention to that class and score well in it. I gave my best in my classes. I had a 3.7 overall, but the C cut me down to 3.3. I am not going to worry about it. I have heard some got in last time with as low as a 2.9 GPA. I am not sure how they choose either. This waiting is terrible though. I called the nursing office today and she said mid July for "the letter" to come. Ugggh. If I do not get in this time, I may consider redoing that Micro class, but at my age I really need to get to work. So, I may go on to something else. Henry Ford has some really good medical programs. Respiratory Therapist, Radiology Tech and Occupational Therapy Assistant. I would much rather be a nurse, but I don't have years to fool around with it. Keep in touch.
    Last edit by sirI on Jul 21, '09 : Reason: PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES ON THE BUBLIC BOARDS PER TOS
  3. by   SaraLee
    Wow I went there in like 1980 .. I wasnt able to finish because of my kids ages then .. I loved it and I had the best professors ...

    I am now starting to realize to try for my LPN here in Ga and the only classes hat transferred were psychology and one of my English classes ..

    I have retaken everything else and now must take the NET TEST
    on the 2oth to even qualify to be accepted here in Ga for LPN

    they take the 27 highest scores ..

    Back then there was NO WAITING and basicallly if you passed you got in


    Boy things have changed .
    Last edit by SaraLee on Jun 9, '06
  4. by   rntoben2008
    Quote from SaraLee
    Wow I went there in like 1980 .. I wasnt able to finish because of my kids ages then .. I loved it and I had the best professors ...

    I am now starting to realize to try for my LPN here in Ga and the only classes hat transferred were psychology and one of my English classes ..

    I have retaken everything else and now must take the NET TEST
    on the 2oth to even qualify to be accepted here in Ga for LPN

    they take the 27 highest scores ..

    Back then there was NO WAITING and basicallly if you passed you got in


    Boy things have changed .
    I know things have changed. I started there in 1988 and did two semesters and then went to work full time to support my son. There were no enormous amounts of people trying to get in then either. It would be my luck that when I can attend school, gobs of people are all wanting in also. It is like this all over the state and the country for that matter. I know here in Michigan the economy is absolutely terrible, we have the highest unemployment rate in the entire United States right now. People are losing their jobs and the number of houses for sale and going in to foreclosure is astronomical. I have thought of going to another state to finish nursing school, I heard Mississippi schools around the Gulf are pretty vacant now a days, at my age I just want to get in and get this done. I hate having to compete with all these people. At our application meeting there were alot there that were not taking nursing school too seriously, they are just wasting spots for those of us who are. Good luck on your LPN school and the NET. I am sure you will do fine. Why not just go for your RN while your at it? I know up here in north country they are phasing out LPN's and making them go back to school to become RN's. Good luck to you and best wishes.
  5. by   SaraLee
    Yes , when I went I took TWO YEARS .. The only thing I did not get to finish were my clinicals and now all of it beings it is to OLD is no good now ... And it doesnt really stick to well in your memory either .. I remember so much fun putting party hats on our cats in Anatomy and having to know everything ..
    I got A's in everything except Math and Microbiology ... I got a C+ and felt gratelful for that ... Do you know that a Plelbotomist pay is the same as an LPN and takes far less work ..... If I cannot make it thru this EVERYONE TRYING for the 27 available slots I am going to do that ... Of course I sure hope I get into those slots ... I cant believe how they say the need for nurses is SO GREAT BUT THEN the wait list and the unavailability is so awful

    I do also find that a lot of the girls that want in are not as serious and are getting grades in the C range .. Even so its hard to think at my age but Im doing it .. Thanks for the reply and GOOD LUCK
  6. by   rntoben2008
    anyone get their acceptance letter yet for the Fall of 06? I am waiting for mine anxiously.
  7. by   FutureNurse2008
    Quote from damomma
    a lot of those people had 4.0? i don't know...i find that a little hard to believe. although not impossible. those classes are not easy. micro kicked my butt. i earned a b in the class, but i had to work hard for that b. 4.0 is like zero room for error in what? 5 classes? i have a 1 yr old and a 5 yr old. balancing family, school, and work has been fun. my hubby and parents have been a god send over the last 1 1/2 year. i am taking child growth and development on-line this fall. how did you like that class? i love my anatomy class. the human body is so amazing to me. i find myself reading ahead. my book is like a novel to me.

    confession.......i have a stethoscope. after my kids went to bed last night, why was i going around listening to thier heartbeat trying to visualize thier valves opening and closing and trying to count thier heartbeat. when i put that cold thing on my hubby, he jumped up and was like, "go to bed!" oh last semester when i was learning the bones, i kept squeezing my daughter's face trying to feel her zygomatics. and i was like, look at your little phalanges! oh boy, my family is just going to love me if (when) i get into the program.
    i see that you take you school work home with you! that is so funny, i can't stop laughing at you. i applied also on may 24th for the nursing program and i am patiently waiting on my happy letter. i went in with a 3.6 and so we will see what happens. i will let everyone know after i find out.

    shannon
  8. by   rntoben2008
    I have been a nurse aide for years, so know the ropes pretty well with the stethoscope on patients. My family would definitely think there was something wrong with me if I did that to them. I don't think it would go over too well. Well the waiting for the happy letter is getting more anxiety filled knowing that they are going out soon, but not knowing just when they are going out in the mail. That is the part that drives me crazy. They do not give you a date, so I stalk that mailbox every day. I know it is getting close.
  9. by   rntoben2008
    I am surprised there are not more responses from Wayne County CC nurse graduates and student RN's, our school takes in the most applicants in the area. 240 spots a year. I did notice there are a lot of Henry Ford CC students on the Michigan site. I have considered applying for their program as well as Schoolcraft's program as well. I have heard Schoolcraft's reputation is worth waiting a year to get in. Anyone else hear things like that??
  10. by   jwoods
    I haven't heard many things about Henry Ford's program. But I have a friend that attends Schoolcraft College, who just got her Associate's. She plans on leaving Schoolcraft because their waiting list is like 3 years.
  11. by   SGN_06
    I am surprised there are not more responses from Wayne County CC nurse graduates and student RN's, our school takes in the most applicants in the area. 240 spots a year. I did notice there are a lot of Henry Ford CC students on the Michigan site. I have considered applying for their program as well as Schoolcraft's program as well. I have heard Schoolcraft's reputation is worth waiting a year to get in. Anyone else hear things like that??[/quote]

    I have not heard anything in regards to Schoolcrafts program other then it takes a long time to get into. Henry Ford takes a year to get into, there program seems solid but because of the in distric vs out of distric price it is costly for a CC. I have heard that Washtenaw CC's program is nice, it also has a waiting list but they do give president for residency...so if you know someone .

    Anyway I am going CRAZY waiting for this letter to come....Give updates if you receive yours anytime soon!

    BTW I forgot my other ID so I just made a new one! Formally SGN06 now SGN_06 LOL.
  12. by   rntoben2008
    Quote from SGN_06
    I am surprised there are not more responses from Wayne County CC nurse graduates and student RN's, our school takes in the most applicants in the area. 240 spots a year. I did notice there are a lot of Henry Ford CC students on the Michigan site. I have considered applying for their program as well as Schoolcraft's program as well. I have heard Schoolcraft's reputation is worth waiting a year to get in. Anyone else hear things like that??
    I have not heard anything in regards to Schoolcrafts program other then it takes a long time to get into. Henry Ford takes a year to get into, there program seems solid but because of the in distric vs out of distric price it is costly for a CC. I have heard that Washtenaw CC's program is nice, it also has a waiting list but they do give president for residency...so if you know someone .

    Anyway I am going CRAZY waiting for this letter to come....Give updates if you receive yours anytime soon!

    BTW I forgot my other ID so I just made a new one! Formally SGN06 now SGN_06 LOL.[/quote]

    I didn't think about the tuition at Henry Ford, just assumed it was relatively affordable, but you bring up a good point. I called the nursing office at WCCCD yesterday and asked what week the letters might be sent out, she wouldn't say, she just said sometime in July. She did mention that July is next week, so don't know if that was a hint or not. I will definately post, when I receive my letter. Please do the same. I wonder if we got in? It is driving me batty not knowing.
  13. by   missgigius
    Hi all,
    This is my first post and reading all of the WCCCD students post for over a year now. I am finishing my pre-reqs and co-reqs now. I will be applying for the program in the Spring of 2007 at WCCCD. I'll be attending the nursing information session on July 13 and taking my NET in August.

    My sister completed the nursing program at WCCCD in December 2005 and passed her boards on the first try. She's been very encouraging to me through this process.

    But to all my fellow WCCCD students out there, keep the faith and stay focused.

    Virginia:studyowl:

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