Anyone waiting on NHCTC Stratham? - page 4

hey...just wondering if anyone here had applied to either the manchester campus or stratham one? We can wait in misery together! :lol2:... Read More

  1. by   arciedee
    Jamie-Sue, Concord, Stratham, and Manchester also have articulation agreements with UNH, I believe it's only takes a year after you earn the associate's degree to get the BS. I don't think you have to apply separately to get in, but you might want to check with the schools to see how it works... that might be cheaper than Riv if that's an issue.

    http://www.unh.edu/news/news_release...06nursing.html
  2. by   Jamie-Sue
    I've heard the pass rate for the NCLEX at UNH is like 60 or 70%!!! I don't know....I think I'm gonna take riv's spot but if the waitlist clears at stratham I may just take it!
  3. by   arciedee
    I just checked the NH Board of Nursing website and the rates are actually pretty comparable between UNH and Riv. Though UNH's pass rates wouldn't really matter for NCLEX purposes if you were doing the articulation agreement, because you'd take the NCLEX after finishing the ADN portion at Manchester or Stratham or wherever.

    http://www.nh.gov/nursing/education/...s2000-2005.htm
  4. by   roxxy3773
    arciedee- Does this articulation include NHTI? I looked at your link and I didn't see NHTI included in there. That might be a determining factor for me...
  5. by   arciedee
    roxxy3773, NHTI has an articulation agreement with UNH as well (they also have one with the University of New England in Biddeford, ME). I'm not sure the details, but I'm sure your contact at the school could fill you in.
  6. by   tamsue
    I did get into Stratham right away. I only found out late last week. I really
    don't know if anyone has posted anything about whether Stratham or Manchester is better than the other. I've ruled out Concord, since it's just too far. Good luck to you; best wishes for good news soon!
  7. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    NHTI has an agreement with UNH. Your senior year you can apply to it and you get automatic acceptance to the program. You have 6 months after you take and pass NCLEX to start classes there. It allows you to start persuing your BSN right away instead of having to wait a year.

    Sweetooth
    Last edit by AnnieOaklyRN on Apr 12, '07
  8. by   roxxy3773
    swtooth, do you happen to know the length of the program at UNH if you come right in after the community colleges, is it two years after that?
    Thanks for the info that NHTI also has an articulation arcidee and swtooth... decisions decisions!! Nothing is super close so I can't base it on that. I am looking at a 35-50 minute drive no matter what school I attend.
  9. by   DoGood2u
    I looked into Rivier because everyone said to "apply everywhere" but after looking in to the price I knew I could not consider it no matter what.
    The state schools are so much less expensive.

    tamsue - you're not the only "dinosaur". I'm 46 also. Currently, I'm the oldest person in my A&P class and I figure I'll be near the top of the age list when I start Nursing this fall. The more older people I talk to, the more I realize that the professors can't help but see that older people have more motivation and focus. By older I guess I mean over 35.

    Good Luck to you.
  10. by   DoGood2u
    Quote from roxxy3773
    swtooth, do you happen to know the length of the program at UNH if you come right in after the community colleges, is it two years after that?
    Thanks for the info that NHTI also has an articulation arcidee and swtooth... decisions decisions!! Nothing is super close so I can't base it on that. I am looking at a 35-50 minute drive no matter what school I attend.
    Roxxy - believe me, when you're in a hurry, there is a BIG difference between 35 and 50 minutes - especially if you run into traffic or weather problems.

    Stratham seems to be in the middle of nowhere. Manchester is much easier to get to. Hope this helps.
  11. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Dont worry about age. Most of the people in my nursing class are in their 30s 40s and even 50s... I am not one of them though :spin:




    sweetooth
  12. by   DoGood2u
    Swtooth,

    Hey cute smileys.

    Thanks for the encouragement about the age thing. Actually, I just met someone who is 52 in open lab this morning.

    I got some scoop on the NHTI nursing program which makes me a little scared
    The guy in charge of the open lab dropped out of the nursing because he said that once you start your clinicals after only 2 weeks, you're pretty much on your own at the site. He said he actually had head nurses laugh at him and tell him he was pretty much on his own because they didn't have time to answer his questions. That makes me a little hesitant and scared for patients.

    Sw - How did you feel about that when you first started?
  13. by   roxxy3773
    The guy in charge of the open lab dropped out of the nursing because he said that once you start your clinicals after only 2 weeks, you're pretty much on your own at the site. He said he actually had head nurses laugh at him and tell him he was pretty much on his own because they didn't have time to answer his questions.
    That scares me!! I am already nervous for clinicals and I definitely don't want to hear things like that!

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