waiting list for Trinitas Hospital School of Nursing / Newark area nursing schools? - page 3

Hi, everyone: I live in Newark, currently I am studying for a professiona license required by the job. I will be done in the Summer, I wish to go into nursing program in September. But I heard... Read More

  1. by   tower
    ChellevRn is right. You may start out with about 80 people in 130, and by program end in 232, you are lucky if there are 10 people. My 132 class this semester had forty people in January. ABout 30 -35 remained the entire semester to take the final. Of those 35, there are only 5 of us, thus far that I know of that have passed. And this is only the evening group. I am not sure how people faired during the day class. 132, is a tough class, and as I said in a previous post, you will basically have no life. I heard the same thing about the program, when it was still Elizabeth General. Things were not this crazy. The demand for nurses is so high right now in the entire US, that everyone wants in, and that is not going to change anytime soon.
    More competitive entry guidlines would make more sense for Trinitas. Either in the form of an entry exam, or making sure all pre-requisites are completed before you are even allowed to apply for entry. Who knows if and when that will come about. What's unfortunate is that if, you do decide on going to Trinitas, you will have to contend with the large volume of people when registering for the first two semesters of the program. It's basically first come first serve, so spending the night in front of school, to guarantee you get in is all you can do. It sucks, but what else can you do.
  2. by   melly06
    Thanks for all your advice! You really seem to kn stuow your way around. No suprise you were one of the few remaining students. When do you graduate?

    And one final question (hopefully -- Given that the op said her two friends stood in line at 12:30 the night before registration and they still didn't get into 130, how early would you get there? Would I have an advantage by registering at the Elizabeth campus? I wonder if they are better staffed/more organized than Cranford. Cranford seemed very understaffed when I registered for my pre-reqs for fall.

    Thanks again!

    Quote from tower
    ChellevRn is right. You may start out with about 80 people in 130, and by program end in 232, you are lucky if there are 10 people. My 132 class this semester had forty people in January. ABout 30 -35 remained the entire semester to take the final. Of those 35, there are only 5 of us, thus far that I know of that have passed. And this is only the evening group. I am not sure how people faired during the day class. 132, is a tough class, and as I said in a previous post, you will basically have no life. I heard the same thing about the program, when it was still Elizabeth General. Things were not this crazy. The demand for nurses is so high right now in the entire US, that everyone wants in, and that is not going to change anytime soon.
    More competitive entry guidlines would make more sense for Trinitas. Either in the form of an entry exam, or making sure all pre-requisites are completed before you are even allowed to apply for entry. Who knows if and when that will come about. What's unfortunate is that if, you do decide on going to Trinitas, you will have to contend with the large volume of people when registering for the first two semesters of the program. It's basically first come first serve, so spending the night in front of school, to guarantee you get in is all you can do. It sucks, but what else can you do.
  3. by   tower
    God Willing, I graduate next May. It's been too long in coming, so I am really looking forward to it.
    If you plan on registering, go right to the Elizabeth campus. That is where all the classes are held, and Trinitas has the Nursing School offices on the 5th floor. I have never wasted my time in Cranford, I always go to Elizabeth and deal with them there. It also makes sense since I am in Linden and it takes me all of 5 minutes to drive to the Elizabeth Campus.
    As for what time to get there, I got there 5:30 am the day of registration, and managed to get into 131. From what I recall 130 I had no problem getting in. Things have changed since 2002 though. I would keep trying during add/drop to register. Even now I would keep trying to register. If anyone does not pay their term bill, the system kicks them out of the class and opens up a spot, so you may luck out.
  4. by   fnimat1
    Wow....this is scaring me. I was accepted into Trinitas earlier this year. The letter did state that I may have to wait a semester to get into 130....but camping out... ...that's terrible. I don't understand why UCC/Trinitas doesn't have online registration like other universities/colleges. This would save a trememdous of time and unnecessary waiting. Being that they are such a competitive program I think they should have a criteria of admittance.


    Fatima (hoping to start in the Fall)
  5. by   melly06
    Fatima,
    Are you planning on attending the June 3 Trinitas Nursing informational event? It is from 5:30-7:00 pm. I plan on attending and hopefully getting the full scoop on how to enroll in 130.

    If I need to camp out, I will, but I would like to know how early I should be there -- would hate to bet there at 5:00 pm the night before and STILL not get into the class.

    I agree, the process is very archaic. I am hoping that will change. You can get yourself on the waiting list by calling the nursing dept. Maybe they will decide to enroll the top people on the waiting list for Spr semester? That would be great!

    Melly06
  6. by   fnimat1
    Melly,
    I've decided not to attend Trinitas in the Fall. I recieved my acceptance letter today to the CC that I currently attend (Essex County College). Good luck at Trinitas!!!


    Fatima
  7. by   VeggieNurse
    Quote from fnimat1
    Melly,
    I've decided not to attend Trinitas in the Fall. I recieved my acceptance letter today to the CC that I currently attend (Essex County College). Good luck at Trinitas!!!


    Fatima


    Congratulations!!!! I am back at Essex County for the Fall semester... I would have been eligible to apply for the Evening program January 2005 but I dropped Chemistry at Union County. so I am taking it in September with Medical Terminogy... and Taking A&P II and Micro in the spring 2005...this way I can apply for the January 2006 ...its a little longer than I anticipated..BUT... I have always wanted to do it.. so whatz a few more months. right...

    Congratulations Again!!!
  8. by   fnimat1
    Veggienurse,
    That's wonderful!!!!! I've been waiting since 2002 to get accepted into this program again....so yes...a waiting for a little while longer won't hurt. I am also taking Micro in the Fall along with Nursing 107 and Math 116 (Medical Math Calculations)...I also registered for Pharmacology during the early registration period....but I'm seriously thinking of dropping it...I think that would be a bit much....so I may take a PE class (1 cr.) to hold a full-time course load.

    Fatima
  9. by   VeggieNurse
    Fatima,

    Why did it take so long to get into the program? Do they have a long waiting list for ECC? I talked with the counselor and she said they have one, but not really...if you have the pre-reqs down and get a good grade on the entrance exam you are good... Now I am nervous about not getting in.... I want to be in the night program starting January 2006. Which program are you in? Daytime or nightime?
    Thanks!!






    Quote from fnimat1
    Veggienurse,
    That's wonderful!!!!! I've been waiting since 2002 to get accepted into this program again....so yes...a waiting for a little while longer won't hurt. I am also taking Micro in the Fall along with Nursing 107 and Math 116 (Medical Math Calculations)...I also registered for Pharmacology during the early registration period....but I'm seriously thinking of dropping it...I think that would be a bit much....so I may take a PE class (1 cr.) to hold a full-time course load.

    Fatima
  10. by   fnimat1
    Veggienurse,
    It's not that it took me so long to get in. I did get accepted into the September 2002 program, but I gave up my spot. I was pregnant with my 4th child and having lots of complications, my ob/gyn didn't know if I was going to be able to carry him. Fortunately, I was able to carry him until 38 wks....which is pretty good...he was healthy...which is all my dh and I could've asked for. :-) I did apply and take the NET for the September 2003 program, but I didn't get in. They did give me a 2nd chance to take the NET being that I came so close to passing. Once I received my score back they gave me a choice of starting in the "new" January 2004 program (which I couldn't do) or September 2004....and I chose Fall 2004. But don't worry, I'm sure you'll get in.....you can do it!!!!

    Fatima
  11. by   fnimat1
    Veggienurse,
    I forgot to answer your question...I'll be in the day program in September. Which is going to be strange, I've always taken night courses for my pre-req's...the students are more mature.....lol

    Fatima
  12. by   Lovelymo79
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm so glad I found this site! :-) I'm interested in attending Trinitas this fall. I applied online but I haven't received word back. I figured it may be a couple of weeks. I already have a BA degree in a non-nursing field and I just want to get the diploma..not the Associate. Do you know how long that would take me since I will be transferring credits in AND not getting the Associate's Degree? I didn't get a chance to attend the informational session but anyone who did..please share what you've learned. I only want to take 2 classes this fall and then in the spring..bump it up to full-time (hopefully, I can do that).
    I'm excited and hopefully, I can see some of you in class in the fall!:hatparty:
  13. by   healinghand
    Quote from Lovelymo79
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm so glad I found this site! :-) I'm interested in attending Trinitas this fall. I applied online but I haven't received word back. I figured it may be a couple of weeks. I already have a BA degree in a non-nursing field and I just want to get the diploma..not the Associate. Do you know how long that would take me since I will be transferring credits in AND not getting the Associate's Degree? I didn't get a chance to attend the informational session but anyone who did..please share what you've learned. I only want to take 2 classes this fall and then in the spring..bump it up to full-time (hopefully, I can do that).
    I'm excited and hopefully, I can see some of you in class in the fall!:hatparty:
    If you did not get a chance to attend the session,
    try visiting the Elizabeth Campus on August 26,when students will be lining up to register.The line may start at 4:00 A.M.
    This will give you an idea and this will be like"Ask all you can" and "Get all the answers day " for you.
    You need to act FAST.And make a personal visit if you want to save some time.
    Good luck

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