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.