Getting into Nassau Community College Nursing Program - page 2

by Mr.E

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Hey everyone! I had a 4.0 average including English1, Psych, and stats until I took A&P I which I got a C+ in which brought my GPA down to a 3.86. I am taking A&P two in the second summer session and I know I will get an A in... Read More


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    i am wondering the same. This is my first semester at ncc. I have a 3.88 gpa and have all my prerq's done except AHS 131 and PSY 216 which i will be taking this fall. I also have transfer credits from a previous college. can i possibly get in for spring without AHS 132 and AHS 202 which i will take next semester?
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    Yes, you should have a great shot at getting in.
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    Whatever you do, do not attempt to do AHS132 or AHS202 simultaneously with NUR101. Everyone who has attempted it will tell you it's a nightmare. I personally know two people who tried to do it last semester and failed one of the courses. And these weren't stupid, lazy students. They had high GPAs going into this.

    A lot of my classmates opted to do Medical Micro over the summer break between NUR101 and NUR105. It may have taken longer to do, but I finished all of my pre-reqs before starting. After the hell that was 101, I'm glad I had the time off to recover and prep for 105.

    Also, if you plan on going for your BSN afterwards, you can use the free time between semesters to start taking the pre-reqs for BSN programs which may or may not include organic chemistry, algebra/trigonometry and nutrition. I opted to do that during my breaks when I was taking my NUR pre-reqs.
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    @amkat I also took all my pre-reqs already even the ones for the BSN degree. I start the program next month.

    I have started reading the Kozier book and I am up to chapter 16... but I feel that the book is telling me things that I already know or things that seem to be common sense based... Yeah, I thought I would be doing my-self a favor... guess not. Anyway, do we use the medical-surgical textbook in 101?
    Last edit by kitkats4breakfs on Aug 8, '12
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    101 material is mostly taken from the Kozier book, the Davis Drug Guide and the Carpenito Nursing Diagnosis book. Also, buy the Fundamentals Success book. It really helps you prepare for the exams, which are a huge chunk of your grade.

    Technically you don't need the Med-Surg books until 105 but when you start doing your concept maps for clinical, the more textbooks you have from the 4-semester list, the better. You'll be researching and citing from as many sources as possible. Also, invest in a 2-inch binder, a 3 hole puncher and lots of spare printer ink cartridges. Staying organized is really important.

    We definitely did not go in order with Kozier. Unit I: "Health Perception - Health Management Pattern" material is taken from Chapter 16, 17, 23, 24 and 42. I'm trying to find you a digital copy of the reading list. It's just way too long to type out.
    Last edit by amkat on Aug 8, '12
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    dont you have to take the ati exam for nassau? what score is good enough to get in?
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    I got a A in statistics, B+ in A&P I, and A in Pych (Honors). I got in the program for January 2014. I think you guys really do know that the pre-requisites are not very important. They are important ONLY IF those are the only courses you have ever taken at NCC. LOL Bad idea. I have my A.S. (Math-Sci) from NCC. I applied to the Nursing Program after graduating. Of course most of you guys don't have that option, to do two years of college. So what I suggest you guys do is show the selection committee that you are actually serious about the program by investing more than 13 easily obtainable pre-req credits. Take actual hard science classes. A&P I and II are a joke compared to Calculus I and II or Chemistry 151 & 152.
    Along with all your pre-requisittes, take at least Calculus I and Chemistry 151 (and even 152), and Biomedical Ethics, and you are guaranteed a seat in the program. You MUST demonstrate to the selection committee that you can handle semi-high-caliber academic courses that are way beyond the 4 pre-requisites that all the dummies are just taking...DUH. Good luck to you all!
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    Quote from CoolArmadeus
    I got a A in statistics, B+ in A&P I, and A in Pych (Honors). I got in the program for January 2014. I think you guys really do know that the pre-requisites are not very important. They are important ONLY IF those are the only courses you have ever taken at NCC. LOL Bad idea. I have my A.S. (Math-Sci) from NCC. I applied to the Nursing Program after graduating. Of course most of you guys don't have that option, to do two years of college. So what I suggest you guys do is show the selection committee that you are actually serious about the program by investing more than 13 easily obtainable pre-req credits. Take actual hard science classes. A&P I and II are a joke compared to Calculus I and II or Chemistry 151 & 152.
    Along with all your pre-requisittes, take at least Calculus I and Chemistry 151 (and even 152), and Biomedical Ethics, and you are guaranteed a seat in the program. You MUST demonstrate to the selection committee that you can handle semi-high-caliber academic courses that are way beyond the 4 pre-requisites that all the dummies are just taking...DUH. Good luck to you all!
    However on the website and at the information session with the chair of the department, they say that the admissions decision is based only on the pre-requisite GPA and the TEAS exam score (unlike previous years). Are you privy to information beyond what they claim as far as admissions decisions?

    I personally think that Inorganic Chem I and II are jokes compared to A&P, but that's just me .
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    When you have about 1,000 applicants a year, and 800 or so apply with no more than 16 credits to their name, then the pre-reqs become a starting point for the selection protocol. That's all I'm saying.

    And you must be really good at Chemistry! My entire 152 chem class, and another 152 class I was in contact with, all struggled to pass the course; in my class, which began with like 25 students, only 6 were sitting for the final. You are a chem wiz! (who was your 152 prof?)
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    Hi guys, any advices on if I am planning to apply as a transfer student for NCC's nursing program?


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