Anyone currently applying to NHCTI?

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    Hello!

    I would like to hear from anyone that is currently applying to NHCTI or other nursing program in New Hampshire.

    Pasha

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    Pasha,
    I'm a senior at NHCTC in Stratham. I'm not sure what info. you're looking for, but feel free to PM me if you like!
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    I am applying to the NHCTC-Claremont for Fall 2005. I am currently working on my pre-req and getting to take the pre-nln next month. They only accept 16 students per year ...any insight into your application process would be helpful....Pasha



    Quote from andre
    Pasha,
    I'm a senior at NHCTC in Stratham. I'm not sure what info. you're looking for, but feel free to PM me if you like!
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    Well, the program in Stratham is quite a bit larger---there's 48 in my class, and this year they took 56 first-year students. I have a BA in another discipline, have worked in the medical field for 10+ years, had excellent references and was in the 99th percentile on the NLN--and got wait-listed the first year!!!! I was stunned! I just never imagined I wouldn't get in when I wanted to!

    I felt the NLN was very SAT-like, so if you do well on those kinds of standardized tests, don't sweat. I was shocked to find out after that fact that lots of people had STUDIED for it, I just showed up and took it, lol!

    Assuming you get an interview, be prepared for them to ask you why you want to be a nurse, what you will do if you dont' get in on your first try, what your background and interests are, etc. I don't know anything about the Claremont program so there may be someone else who will have better suggestions for you....however, I will say this: the Stratham faculty are EXTREMELY supportive--the first day last year, they said "We want you to succeed. You are the best of the best. Look around at your classmates, because in two years you will all be nurses!" None of the "weeding people out" crap I've heard about other programs....that said, of course it has its frustrating moments, but for the most part it's been a good experience.

    If it's feasible, I would, however, consider applying to more than one program. It's sooooooooooo competitive right now, you just will improve your chances if you don't put all your eggs in one basket.

    Good luck!
    Andrea
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    WOW, great ingo...thank you!!!:hatparty:

    pasha


    Quote from andre
    Well, the program in Stratham is quite a bit larger---there's 48 in my class, and this year they took 56 first-year students. I have a BA in another discipline, have worked in the medical field for 10+ years, had excellent references and was in the 99th percentile on the NLN--and got wait-listed the first year!!!! I was stunned! I just never imagined I wouldn't get in when I wanted to!

    I felt the NLN was very SAT-like, so if you do well on those kinds of standardized tests, don't sweat. I was shocked to find out after that fact that lots of people had STUDIED for it, I just showed up and took it, lol!

    Assuming you get an interview, be prepared for them to ask you why you want to be a nurse, what you will do if you dont' get in on your first try, what your background and interests are, etc. I don't know anything about the Claremont program so there may be someone else who will have better suggestions for you....however, I will say this: the Stratham faculty are EXTREMELY supportive--the first day last year, they said "We want you to succeed. You are the best of the best. Look around at your classmates, because in two years you will all be nurses!" None of the "weeding people out" crap I've heard about other programs....that said, of course it has its frustrating moments, but for the most part it's been a good experience.

    If it's feasible, I would, however, consider applying to more than one program. It's sooooooooooo competitive right now, you just will improve your chances if you don't put all your eggs in one basket.

    Good luck!
    Andrea
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    Quote from pasha
    I am applying to the NHCTC-Claremont for Fall 2005. I am currently working on my pre-req and getting to take the pre-nln next month. They only accept 16 students per year ...any insight into your application process would be helpful....Pasha
    Just a "heads-up." I think that there might be some confusion here, as I graduated in May in a class of (I think) 29. Additionally Claremont has a second division this semester, so I believe that there are about 50 in the RN program, this is excluding the LPN program. (But there are often spaces "taken" or held in the RN program, so that LPN's in the LPN to RN transitional program can fit). It is possible that when you applied there were 16 places "left."

    Also, not too well known, it seems, is that there is a class based in Keene that is a three year RN program (Evenings and weekends). I think that there are 15-20 in that class. So the sum students based from Claremont is actually about 65 per year.

    Arlene Halstead is the director, and getting information through administration is tricky at best. I always suggest making an appointment with the director, even if it's a general "would like to meet you," one.

    This is especially true if you are non-traditional. For instance I did not have to take that "entance exam." (Having two hard BS degrees makes it sort of silly.) Clearly though there is great demand for available slots compared to even 3 years ago, and waiting lists are appearing as a rule. The short of it is to get an application in as early as possible, and then follow-up...follow-up and follow-up. If you are here it is most likely that you are "above average" vis a vis the group. Consider that any program wants a high success rate. If you are "quality," go and sell yourself. You might be surprised that barriers disappear.
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    Thank-you for the "heads-up"! I just recently went to an info meeting Claremont and found out that they alos had a night program. I am intrested in the day program. I also have a BA (only one---congrats on your 2!). I plan to get into the progrram full-time for the Fall of 2005. I am taking the pre-nln next week...yikes! I really want to get into the Claremont program. Keene is just too far with clinicals and everything! I did put my application in last December and have been working on my "needs list". The only thing left for me is the entrance exam and references. Any other suggestions would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!

    Thanks again,

    Pasha

    Quote from EwwThat'sNasty
    Just a "heads-up." I think that there might be some confusion here, as I graduated in May in a class of (I think) 29. Additionally Claremont has a second division this semester, so I believe that there are about 50 in the RN program, this is excluding the LPN program. (But there are often spaces "taken" or held in the RN program, so that LPN's in the LPN to RN transitional program can fit). It is possible that when you applied there were 16 places "left."

    Also, not too well known, it seems, is that there is a class based in Keene that is a three year RN program (Evenings and weekends). I think that there are 15-20 in that class. So the sum students based from Claremont is actually about 65 per year.

    Arlene Halstead is the director, and getting information through administration is tricky at best. I always suggest making an appointment with the director, even if it's a general "would like to meet you," one.

    This is especially true if you are non-traditional. For instance I did not have to take that "entance exam." (Having two hard BS degrees makes it sort of silly.) Clearly though there is great demand for available slots compared to even 3 years ago, and waiting lists are appearing as a rule. The short of it is to get an application in as early as possible, and then follow-up...follow-up and follow-up. If you are here it is most likely that you are "above average" vis a vis the group. Consider that any program wants a high success rate. If you are "quality," go and sell yourself. You might be surprised that barriers disappear.
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    Another suggestion: DHMC has a diploma program, get paid while you work... or at least it did last year.... Might wanna look into it...
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    Yes, I have seen it on their web page for Nursing Assistant but they have not posted a new date yet adn I haven't called. That would be option C for me.

    Thank you! PAsha

    Quote from EwwThat'sNasty
    Another suggestion: DHMC has a diploma program, get paid while you work... or at least it did last year.... Might wanna look into it...
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    Hello,

    Does anyone have anymore info on the Dartmouth diploma nursing program? I couldn't find any links to this on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock website. Any links/info would be appreciated.


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