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Hi everyone! I am a new member. I recently applied to NHCC evening/weekend nursing program for a Fall 2007 start. I already have my BA in another field, so I only have A/P and Micro to finish up... Read More

  1. by   SanskeetRN
    I did clinicals in St. Cloud (and just got hired as a new grad there on the ortho/neuro floor :hatparty: As far as what to do over the summer....enjoy your summer off!!! It's very hard to do anything to get ahead on. Maybe review your anatomy stuff as that is an important component of disease process etc.

    The first month you will feel totally bombarded by information, try not to panic We all felt that way and we survived. As far as managing time, the best thing is to NOT GET BEHIND, it is very hard to catch up and since most of the stuff you will need to know and be tested on is how you understand things, not just memorization, it is almost impossible to do it all right before the test. And just remember, one step, one day, one project at a time. Also, make a good friend. There will be times you want to throw in the towel and it helps to have someone who understands to lean on.

    The first semester there are only a couple of clinical weekends, most are on campus so you will start at 0800 and most of the time be done by 3. But try not to worry about that yet, enjoy the satisfaction and fulfillment of accomplishing just getting it!!

    Sorry about what you are going through, I went through alot of personal tragedy and stress during the program myself (we can talk about that later if you want) but it is possible if you want it bad enough!!
  2. by   PedsRN-07
    I am planning to apply for the Nursing Mobility program at NHCC for fall 2008. Is anyone here in that program and how is it? I know that it is only going to take 2 semesters plus a summer class for obtain my RN.. If I plan to take A&P1, Micro, and A&P2 and complete it by December of this year, are my chances better to get in then completing it by May 2008 ?? Any info will be great.
    Thanks!!
  3. by   SanskeetRN
    Hey everyone,
    Just wanted to pop in and see how orientation went for you (if you've had it yet) and how you are feeling going into nursing 1211

    I have my final final in 4 days and then pinning in 6 :smiley_aa So you see, it is possible LOL

    Best of luck to you guys and let me know if you need anything!

    Sanskeet
  4. by   sb121
    It went really well, except for the overall of theme of don;t work while your in the program or significantly reduce your work hours. For me that's not an option. Did you work while in the program?

    Otherwise it was good, the director sure seems nice!
    I also ordered my stethoscope and scissors.

    Thanks for asking!

    Congrats to you - what an accomplishment!
    It must feel grand!

    Shawna
  5. by   SanskeetRN
    Congratulations! I remember how excited I was when I bought my stethoscope and scissors I got the ceil blue master litman.(it kind of sunk in then that I had 'made it') What kind and color did you get? I think it's fun to see what classmates got what color. Some where predictible but some got 'flashy' colors and I wouldn't have expected it. Just a fun thing to see. I had my scissors all the way through school and clinicals until my last one when I loaned it to a pts mom in peds and forgot to get it back oh well, at least it was the scope! LOL

    The director is nice, but we very rarely saw her. I didn't work outside of home but have 4 kids so I consider that work. Many of my classmates worked full time but some did cut back to 32 hours (took Mondays off) so they had time to work on careplans and study. But if you stay dedicated and focused, I think you can do it.

    Pretty soon I will be on here reading about how you are graduating!

    Dawn
  6. by   sb121
    I got the purple Master Classic II. I hope i made the right decision, I hear the Cardiology 3 is great! I can't wait to get it. I would like to take a day off here or there but not sure I can go down to 32 hours every week.

    It's good to hear people made it and still worked full time. This is my main worry!

    Shawna
  7. by   corazon111
    Hello

    I just applied to NHCC for this fall and still do not understand why I did not get in. I have a bachelor's and have taken all the general courses in a university with an average of As and Bs. I have a question for you guys. Is it really important to be a student that has taken at least 12 credits to have a shot at getting into the program? Do students of this school have priority over transfer students when they decide who enters the program?

    I also applied to Anoka Community and did not get in either. When I spoke with one of the advicers she said that I did not earn the 10 points everybody else did by being a student in their school.

    I find it very unethical since universities do accept and give transfer students the same opportunity but when it comes to community colleges they seem to value how much money you spend there.

    I guess I am going to have to spend some extra money and take some classes to earn those 10 points. Only if I had known about this priority I would have taken classes there.

    Has anyone else had this experience?
  8. by   xptp29a
    Quote from corazon111
    Hello

    I just applied to NHCC for this fall and still do not understand why I did not get in. I have a bachelor's and have taken all the general courses in a university with an average of As and Bs. I have a question for you guys. Is it really important to be a student that has taken at least 12 credits to have a shot at getting into the program? Do students of this school have priority over transfer students when they decide who enters the program?

    I also applied to Anoka Community and did not get in either. When I spoke with one of the advicers she said that I did not earn the 10 points everybody else did by being a student in their school.

    I find it very unethical since universities do accept and give transfer students the same opportunity but when it comes to community colleges they seem to value how much money you spend there.

    I guess I am going to have to spend some extra money and take some classes to earn those 10 points. Only if I had known about this priority I would have taken classes there.

    Has anyone else had this experience?
    I've been exploring nursing schools too over the past few months. Eventually I'd like to attend either Anoka Ramsey or North Hennepin (leaning more toward NH). Both programs have similar but distinct criteria for admittance to their programs.

    Anoka Ramsey does award "points" to those students that have taken a certain number of credits from their school, but in my opinion, I don't see that as unethical, just as a way to reward those that have allegiance to their institution.

    From what I understand, applicants to the North Hennepin program don't get points for taking past credits at their school. The adviser who I spoke with told me successful applicants usually have finished all the science classes and done well (As and Bs) and have finished almost all the rest of the general education classes for nursing.

    Since you already have a bachelor's degree that might help you out in knocking out the general ed classes for the program but there might still be a few that you might not have taken or for some reason don't transfer.

    Nursing programs are competitive and not as simple as you'd think to get into. Take those extra classes and apply again next spring. You'll probably get in if you're only missing a couple of classes. Good luck.
  9. by   SanskeetRN
    I will graduate from NHCC tomorrow :mortarboard: I agree with xptp29 and do know that everyone who got into my class had all of the sciences (chem, bio, A&P 1&2 all with labs) completed before admission and the lowest GPA allegedly was a 3.78. There were a few who took micro the summer between nursing classes.

    There were a couple who did get in without having taken a class at NHCC so I know it is possible.
  10. by   xptp29a
    Congratulations Sanskeet!

    Good luck on the next part of your nursing adventure. I look forward to hearing about your experiences as a new nurse.
  11. by   corazon111
    Thany you for your advice and responses!
  12. by   sb121
    Congrats on your graduation! What an accomplishment! I wish you al lthe best in your future!

    Someday hopefully in 2 years I can say the same!

    Shawna
  13. by   sweetiez
    hi! im looking at this school for fall 2007/or winter 2008 also.
    Im 21 i plan to be a NICU nurse. is anyone nervous?
    how come u decided on this school? thanks!

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