Bergen Community College Nursing Program Question - page 11

Last Thursday I was at the college for the purpose of collecting my Chemistry grade with some classmates. Apparently, there was a graduation ceremony for RN's going on that night as well, and my... Read More

  1. by   msfutureRN20
    UK girl sorry if i just confused you, i realized i made some mistakes in my posts and i deleted and edited them.. now you can see what i was trying to say.
  2. by   kk101
    I completely see what you are saying. . .

    That's not good, not good at all.

    I don't even know what to say to that- I'm hoping it's like a mistake or something- I have NO idea why they would change it ESPECIALLY now.

    It just makes everything so much more stressful to me...
  3. by   msfutureRN20
    Yeah, I know.
    I'm so confused... it would mean there was 45 nursing students though, but that can't be, there's gotta be at least 90

    Where's Moojie? She's good with this stuff, what do you think?
  4. by   kk101
    Usually they take 90 for the day program and 60 for the evening which starts in January, not in the fall.

    But the fact that it changed from 30/30 to now 13/15 would mean technically only 39 people will get in because all the labs have 13/15.

    Which is insane, I mean its not THAT insane but to drop it in half is horrible to everyone who has applied and is waiting- and its effn ridiculous in my opinion.

    I'm just hoping everything works out; maybe they made a mistake, maybe they are just saying that- I don't know how to find out the truth lol... I wouldn't know where to call first- I think calling them might be the best answer- I'm just not sure who to call...
  5. by   msfutureRN20
    Wait so you saw it say 30/30?? I never saw it say 30/30.. i can't remember if i did anyway.. all i know is when i looked today it said how many ever out of 15 and i said wait a minute that sounds like soooo little! Let me know if you hear anything, I'll do the same.
  6. by   ukgirl7655
    I wonder if they only allow up to 15 people to register for classes until they accept the new "class" so there are enough seats available...OR...maybe they add sections once they have the new "class" selected. I highly doubt they are cutting the program by half when admissions are up however-much since last year...the more students they accept, the more tuition, the more money. The fewer teachers they have to pay, the more money.

    I wouldn't worry about that until we have a legitimate reason to!!
  7. by   msfutureRN20
    hey guys

    their are so many questions that everybody is calling admissions with that they posted a link on the bergen homepage...

    here is some info under nursing for 2010

    III. Acceptance letters:
    [FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]1. Letters indicating acceptance or ineligibility to the program are not sent out until the testing period is completed and all applicant scores are received.
    2. Student composite scores are ranked from highest to lowest. We do not have a "cut off" score.
    3. Students are then selected from the highest rank on down. Students will be selected until the number of students determined for the incoming freshman class is reached.
    4. Accepted students are asked to return notice to the admissions office with the decision to accept or decline admission within a designated time frame.

    This is from the "Hesi Announcement" on one of the homepages
    here's the link if you want it

    well at least it tells us how we'll be ranked.. they take the highest scores and go down until the spots are filled,
    at least thats what this says
  8. by   ukgirl7655
    Yeah, that's what they've always's that "quota" thing they fail to mention!!!
  9. by   moojie
    Hey guys, sorry I have been MIA, for some reason I was not getting the emails anymore when you guys post.

    So, I have a lot of catching up to do!

    Firstly, about the quota. I do not think there is one. The school is SUPER DUPER diverse, and I think the "mix" we get is just a reflection of that. I am Puerto Rican. I can not speak a lick of Spanish, but it is what it is.

    Secondly, about the FAQs on the Nursing page on the Bergen site...ABOUT TIME.

    Lastly, about the 90 students thing. I saw that there were only 45 seats for each Level too, but I think there is a reason for that. My counselor told me the magic number is 90, and I am taking her at her word. Like any program, I think they accept beyond the number of students that they can actually fit because according to some other threads and all the conjecture some people a.) have issues with paperwork or b.)get into another program. Why they accept 45 people over the limit than say 25 or 30 over the limit is PERHAPS because, like most of us, people has contingency plans, and for some people Bergen was that backup. I am going to talk to my counselor on Monday, so I will ask her again and see if she has heard anything.

  10. by   ukgirl7655
    You're my hero Moojie ;-)

    Def let us know what your advisor says!!!

    And you should find out why the h*** I can't register too (j/k)!! Prf. M said that I should be able to register priority because I AM an honors student. LOL!! I need to call on Monday if I still can't register...
  11. by   msfutureRN20

    I no longer get the e-mails either, it is only when certain people post that I get an e-mail whereas before when anybody posted on this thread I got one.
  12. by   moojie
    UKgirl, I know you do not want to hear this, but I think you are going to have to go to the school. LOL.

    ...get a letter from the Honors dept. requesting a MANUAL over ride of your registration date because it is not coming up on the Webadvisor. Take it to the person at the registration desk, and ask them(be really nice, sometimes they are testy) to fix it. This has happened to me both semesters and this is what I always need to do for registration:/
  13. by   ukgirl7655
    Dear Moojie,

    You are no longer my hero, and clearly no longer my friend.