Getting into Nassau Community College Nursing Program - page 2

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... Read More

  1. Visit  kitkats4breakfs profile page
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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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  3. Visit  amkat profile page
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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
  4. Visit  DuHef89 profile page
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    dont you have to take the ati exam for nassau? what score is good enough to get in?
  5. Visit  CoolArmadeus profile page
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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 .
  7. Visit  CoolArmadeus profile page
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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?)
  8. Visit  xhelenaaax profile page
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    Hi guys, any advices on if I am planning to apply as a transfer student for NCC's nursing program?
  9. Visit  DaisyDukes987 profile page
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    the information session stated that they did not require chemistry for their program though…..if anything the other classes needed for the program like lifespan development and microbiology would be the deciding factor IF they were looking at anything other than the 4 classes and the TEAS exam.
  10. Visit  felicianursetobe profile page
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    Quote from NYCGuy86
    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 .
    I wouldn't listen to that. I know several people in my program now that only took the 4 classes and are in. I'm in nursing 105 now and I've never took calculus or anything of that nature.
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  11. Visit  felicianursetobe profile page
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    Quote from CoolArmadeus
    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?)
    You shouldn't give information if it is not correct. You are discouraging people by telling them to take harder classes when it is not needed. Smh
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  12. Visit  felicianursetobe profile page
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    Quote from DaisyDukes987
    the information session stated that they did not require chemistry for their program though…..if anything the other classes needed for the program like lifespan development and microbiology would be the deciding factor IF they were looking at anything other than the 4 classes and the TEAS exam.

    Yea all you need to focus on are the courses that go toward the nursing degree. I took all my pre reqs and co reqs before applying. But I also have several classmates that just took the 4 classes.
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    Quote from felicianursetobe
    I wouldn't listen to that. I know several people in my program now that only took the 4 classes and are in. I'm in nursing 105 now and I've never took calculus or anything of that nature.
    Thanks! Yeah that's what I thought based on the info session.

    I was wondering, I see that you're in the Farmingdale joint program. How is that? Could you tell a little more about it? I see that you have to be selected for that, so hopefully if I get in I am! I'm applying to a few BSN programs in addition to NCC, but NCC is the cheapest, closest option, and apparently they have the highest NCLEX pass rate in Long Island (the chair said this at the info session). The only thing that makes me pause is the ADN, since I know it's pretty hard to get a job in the area with an ADN (at least in NYC). So the Farmingdale program seems like a great opportunity.

    How long does the joint program take? Like, if you're taking Farmingdale classes at Nassau, how much time does that shave off if you were just going to go to the RN-BSN program after graduating from Nassau?


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