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Hey! im also applying to NCC for Spring 2011 but im not sure yet if im applying for the Day or Evening program. Ive just heard so many things about how hard it is to get into and I'm not sure how well i'd stand in the evening program.
I have all pre-req's except for MicroBiology and I have a 3.83 GPA right now.
Hi Ana! I applied this morning! I was told last spring at one of the nursing seminars that there was no evening in the spring start (Jan). So , I had to pause and consider what to do. I chose days, likely because I already had my head set that I didn't have a choice. I am doing my Micro this semester, and have all of my other pre req and co req completed. Don't focus on how hard it is to get into, just try. Let me know if you chose day or night and when you apply. Good Luck!
I applied last week and am hoping for the best! My GPA is 3.91 however I'm currently taking A&P II and psych 216. I'm hoping to take medical micro in summer even though I've spoken to students who advised against it.
Hi guys and gals. Just a lil bit of info, take it as you will. I applied to the nursing program in the spring of 2 semesters ago with a science GPA 0f 4.0 my overall GPA was a 3.85 i had all of my pre and co-requisites done with several honors classes. I got rejected from the program. Other friends of mine got in with lesser GPA's and less credits??? Anyway dont knock your chances before you get that letter. Apply and wait it out. Nassau has weird ways of picking their Nursing students and its not just (GPA(science), Residents, amount of credits) like they say.
It was a blessing in disguise, i started the nursing program at Stony Brook this semester.
For the person thinking about Med Micro in the summer. If your dedicated it's not that bad. I did Med Micro and A+P II in summer 1 and 2. and got A's.
I drive to Stony Brook 4 days a week and it sucks but getting out with a BSN ( oh yeah Stony Brook has a two year BSN if you have 57 credits specific to what they want) is soo worth it.
AAS's are getting jobs but BSN's are getting better ones and more of them. And RN's from reputable schools are getting them before cummunity colleges. A lot of people say NCC is a great RN school, till you get out of the NCC circle then other people tell you that it really isnt.
@EMT Native-Nassau is a very respected institution. You will find that many of the nurses in leadership positions you come across are NCC graduates. I'm thinking your take on NCC is really sour grapes. Also, if you look at the pass rates for the NCLEX, NCC students pass at nearly a rate of 90% so their nurses are very prepared both to work and to pass the boards. Stony Brook students pass rates are almost 50% less than that of NCC's. What I think the lesson to be learned regarding which school you go to is that it is what YOU make of it. The truth of the matter is that the BSN is the preferred degree status right now, this is dictated by the job market in NY-this does not necessarily hold true for places outside of New York. Several students from NCC have found jobs in the New York area. As you could have guessed I am a NCC nurse. I graduated in May. I am about to start my second round of interviews with NSLIJ.
I just got accepted to NCC and am in the middle of my first semester. I have to say I am loving it. THe professors are SO nice and helpful. They have so many resources to help you succeed such exam review classes that are 4 times a week. I too got accepted to Adelphi but chose Nassau because the tuition is cheaper, their reputation is very good and there NCLEX passing rate is close to 90% which is VERY high compared to other schools in the area. I'm not going to lie it is a lot of work, alot of studying and reading but I am sure it is like that everywhere. Personally, I love Nassau and am so glad I got accepted into the school. This is my first semester but so far I have nothing but good things to say about the program