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This is a discussion on Essex county college in New Jersey State Nursing Programs, part of New Jersey Nursing ... Does anyone go to essex or trying to get into the program? About how many people apply, What is a...by oldfashionedlove May 10, '09Does anyone go to essex or trying to get into the program? About how many people apply, What is a good(acceptable) score on the Net test in order to get in? I have completed most of the courses because of being in college except for the clinicals. Yet I am not sure if I should complete the last two because if I do not get in I will be ticked off by taking 2 classes over the summer when I would only need them for that particular school. I need preq (other classes to get into another program) like organic chemistry (ugh, I am trying to avoid that one) I have a degree already and I have a B B+ averages. I thought I would go there and then immediately go for a RN to BSN. I figure it is cheap and I would have an easier time getting is because I live in Essex county. My issue is for anyone accepted or in the program is I can't ever reach anyone. I never can. NO one seems to answer e-mails either. I figure it would be a pain because it is a public community college but I wonder if it is really unorganized even if you are in the program. I am in the west caldwell campus I probably will go to the Newark campus just to make sure they received my info. I sent it priority but hey you never know. How long after taking the net test this August will we hear back from them? If I am in then I would want to take the 3 classes and complete them.
Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks!
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- May 10, '09 by MsAsia322in my opinion, its REALLY unorganized. i went there for a year to do my pre-reqs for ap I & II, as well as chem and microbio. the classes were good (i guess) but the program itself is extremely unorganized. i was supposed to have received a letter since feb to sit for the NET and never did.. there were LINES in the nursing dept b/c EVERYone or almost everyone had the same problem. THEN one of the coordinators was fired for pushing applications. so to me, that meant no matter how many good grades you got u could still be at the bottom of the pile - so not fair and so much for trying to be competitive.. what competition?
AND YES you are definitely going to have to go up there in order to get answers. sending an email is like talkng to a brick wall.
I also have a degree, and honestly i didnt see it worth the effort to struggle thru nursing school in a program that i dont feel ill get much from .. i dont know, once again its just my opinion. by the way, i decided to go to Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing. its also a 2 yr RN program but its a smaller school and very intimate. i feel like ill be able to get that individual attention i need to succeed . its more or less a hospital school - how much closer do u need to get?
- May 11, '09 by oldfashionedloveWow, I live right around the corner from Mountainside. I was told it was not an RN program but an LPN program?????? I am looking to get into nursing for clinical research and school nursing not for direct care so I thought I would get an academic background from a university as opposed to going to school in a hospital.
- May 11, '09 by oldfashionedloveI can't believe it!!! I just called a minute ago and now I was told it is indeed an RN program.:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire I live right around the corner so my mother mentioned it to me several times. When I called two times they told me it was LPN and would lead to an LPN. They also told me they are not only booked for Sept. and Jan but they only accept people once a year. There is a really great helpful person in enrollment services at essex so at least if I get in there I have her as a contact. I am going to keep my eyes open for the letter and if I do not receive it the first week in August I was to walk right into the nursing office. in Newark I missed the deadlines for other schools so I really don't have much options but I am going to now look at different masters programs. I was mainly interested in nursing because I wanted a medical background for research. Thanks, I guess I am not going to put much stock in anything anymore, I just seem to get dissapointed. I wish I found this website a long time ago. Thanks and good luck.Last edit by oldfashionedlove on May 11, '09 : Reason: more info
- May 12, '09 by Lovelymo79Who told you it was a LPN program, originally. I can't imagine anyone from Mountainside told you that! And I think Mountainside only starts in August..not in January & August.
But, I go along right with Ms. Asia..I'm taking my pre-reqs there (A&P I & II). It works great for me in that way..but anything else..I'm not bothering.
I'm also going to Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing!!!!!
- I just called up 5 months ago and then just in case, I e-mailed the school. I got a reply a month and a half later. Yes, they only do start one time a year.Last edit by oldfashionedlove on May 12, '09 : Reason: edit
- HI, Since you have a degree did you apply for a second bachelors degree program at FDU, Seton Hall, Rutgers or NJCU or NYC programs? I flooked at the program and I finished all but two of the classes except for the clinicals in essex 's program . I did so because I was planning on going to the accelerated program or second degree program.. I just thougt I would go to essex because I live in essex and I figured it would be easy to get into, cheap (basically no financial risk no student loan) and then I would go for a RN to BSN and avoid the high costs. I am just wondering if you thought about that route (second degree BSN) and why you decided to do the RN route instead. Are you planning to go for a BSN at some point? thanks!Last edit by oldfashionedlove on May 12, '09 : Reason: more
- May 12, '09 by MsAsia322i actually graduated from rutgers and i applied back there but they didnt accept me for whatever reason, oh well and i can always go there for a bsn later. i just want to become an rn and start working asap. u can get an employer to help pay for ur bsn.
i also got accepted to bloomfield college but blah, i decided not to go there. i also applied to william paterson but i withdrew that app becaz i needed to take Econ, which i was NOT lol.. applied to umdnj but i didnt have all the prereqs they wanted right away. also applied to NYU which i absolutely LOVE but they still have yet to get back to me and i cant wait all year for a decision. in fact, i called today and they said there still has been no decision - so i dont know if thats a good thing or a bad thing lol ..
but in any case, i did get accepted to Mountainside which i also absolutely love as wel, and even though its not a bsn, its smaller classes and you get more "individualized" attention rather than the larger classes where everyone is all mixed in and you just have to make sure u get the info - its cheaper and like i said before, you can work for an employer that will PAY for your bsn in exchange for 2 yrs with them or something like that. 2 yrs is NOTHING to get a free degree lol .. the RN-BSN route is what im going to do. and then later an MSN but thats further down the road, but i gotta start somewhere .. good luck with whichever you decide
- Thanks this is really great to have such assistance. I wish I was going to Mountainside, right around the corner. I applied to seton hall today. If I can get some scholarship of some kind if I get in I will go otherwise I think since things have changed and I live in essex county, have a bachelors degree and a 3.6 with my prereqs then I hope I would get in otherwise it makes no sense if they fired the woman. I want to go to caldwell college and go to their school nurse certificate. I was told I can do both as long as I am enrolled in a progarm. Oh well, I will see, something has to work out. I have a lot of community volunteering so I heard Hunter looks for that so who knows. All I need is organic chemistry and then I hit all of their prereqs. I will let you know!
- May 13, '09 by Lovelymo79Quote from oldfashionedloveI have a BA but I never considered an accelerated BSN program for 1 simple reason..I would have absolutely NO time to work..and I need to work. And as Ms. Asia stated..I'd rather get my employer to pay for my next degree..which actually will be a MSN. There are programs in NJ that are RN-MSN and will accept associate and diploma nurses. I'd rather skip over the BSN and head right to my MSN since I want to be a NP. And get my employer to pay for it!HI, Since you have a degree did you apply for a second bachelors degree program at FDU, Seton Hall, Rutgers or NJCU or NYC programs? I flooked at the program and I finished all but two of the classes except for the clinicals in essex 's program . I did so because I was planning on going to the accelerated program or second degree program.. I just thougt I would go to essex because I live in essex and I figured it would be easy to get into, cheap (basically no financial risk no student loan) and then I would go for a RN to BSN and avoid the high costs. I am just wondering if you thought about that route (second degree BSN) and why you decided to do the RN route instead. Are you planning to go for a BSN at some point? thanks!
I also love the fact that Mountainside is so hands on. I learned that by the end of our first semester, we'll have 244 clinical hours..whereas most BSN programs have between 80-90 clinical hours at the end of their first semester. I need that hands-on experience and that's why (along with great reviews from former and present students) I chose Mountainside.