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I'm currently working on my prerequisites at Metropolitan Community College and planning to apply to Penn Valley's RN program next year. I think they only accept 50 an application process but they could not tell me out of approximately how many applicants. I'm familiar with their "point rating" system but has someone started the program recently that could give me some advice how to be accepted in my first time applying? (what was your GPA, did you take microbiology before you applied, ect?)
Thank you so much in advance to anyone who feels comfortable sharing the information with me. Any info will be so helpful : )
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- May 17, '10 by DCAMGI actually just got into that program as of Friday and I am turning down the spot. It has to be by far the most unorganized and unproffessional program I have ever applied to. I would recommend applying anywhere else you can get into. Yes you will need micro, and live in district and a good GPA. I had a 6.25 total in points, I hear that anything lower than 6pts need not apply, a 80% overall on the TEAS. I was just informed that they would not be having a night/weekend program after I was accepted. So I paid to take the TEAS, Back ground checks, CPR cert. You name I did it and then they tell me there is not a night and weekend program untill 2011 and I would have to retake the COMPASS and the TEAS. This is probably something they should have mentioned before I did all these things. If thats how poorly they handle the application process I can only imagine how poorly run their program is. Hope this helps, I would hate for someone to have gone through what I did.
- Apr 7, '11 by skittles81hi im applying to the night program but the teas is insane hard I thought we just had to pass not get atleast 80% im super confused can someone who actually knows please clearify --I have all 7 points and Im just worried that I will not score high on the teas Ive studied the booklet but dont know if it uses the same questions and im a 4.0 student and have done horriable on the pretest 60% blaaa---I need answers please help
- May 19, '11 by bookman334I graduated from Penn Valley. My understanding was if you had over 6 points and passed the TEAS you were in, that is what happened to me. The program can seem unorganized at times, I think due too the recent up tick in growth. But, I am very happy with the education I received and overall enjoyed the experience. But I am older and this is my second career (I also have another degree), so I took some of the lack of organization as growing pains and got what I put into it. By the way, the night/evening program always starts on odd years, is my understanding.
- Jul 14, '11 by dreamprincess89I got in with I think points of 3.64 or something, and turned down the spot. I'm not entirely sure they go strictly be the points though. That seems pretty low compared to over 6. I have a good educational history with 2 degrees under my belt, and all the coinciding courses and prereqs finished already, and high TEAS scores. I think that out weighed my "points", but I could be wrong.
- Jul 16, '11 by Silverwaters05Quote from dreamprincess89You got in with 3.64 points?? Why did you turn down the spot?I got in with I think points of 3.64 or something, and turned down the spot. I'm not entirely sure they go strictly be the points though. That seems pretty low compared to over 6. I have a good educational history with 2 degrees under my belt, and all the coinciding courses and prereqs finished already, and high TEAS scores. I think that out weighed my "points", but I could be wrong.
- Jul 17, '11 by dreamprincess89Quote from Silverwaters05You got in with 3.64 points?? Why did you turn down the spot?
I got into a better program at a better school before I was accepted at Penn Valley. Its more expensive but i'm 1/2 way in now, and I wouldn't have even started the Penn Valley until Fall 11
- Jul 21, '11 by kenyackaThe evening class always starts in odd years... sounds like it wasn't the school that was unorganized lol.
- Jul 29, '11 by skittles81For starters there is no way to get into Penn Valley with 3 something points maybe u meant that was your GPA plus points.....for the day not having six means theres a very slim chance u will get in for the nights if you dont have 7 points .....good luck - points are based on gpa so if u have a 4.0 thats 4pts micro passing with atleast a c gives u an extra point and being in district and having Cna lics or currently working gives u the final 7th point. Penn Valley is an awesome school then you can get ur BSN on PV campus thru mo west. Once you get accepted by points u must then pass the TEAS its hard I wont lie - the national average is 60% all PV requires is that u pass with a 53% not an 80 percent that is not true! Good luck this worl needs nurses that are intellegent and great with people ....if your not a person that can wear a smile 24/7 consider looking for a new career. Sorry to sound harsh just cant stand people that get into nursing for all the wrong reasons and severly lack people skills -- sick people have their own attitude they dont need a rude un sympethetic nurses-
- Sep 3, '11 by kaap0714I recently applied to MCC with an interest in the RN program. I'm basically just starting the whole process. I haven't taken any prerequisites yet. I'm not sure what classes I need to take, I tried calling to get more information but didn't get much help. I was wondering how long it would take me to complete all requirements before I can apply. I've also read many reviews that say it's extremely tough to get in. I'm most definitely willing to work as hard as it takes. Any information or advice is greatly appreciated!