Nassau Community College Nursing

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    Has anyone had any luck getting into the program if they had to take remedial math? I never took an algebra class in my life (I have a GED and SAT scores), so I didn't do great on the entrance exam. When I took the class I never scored anything lower than a 95, and had one of the highest scores when I retook the test.

    Even with one remedial class, I maintained a 4.0 for my first semester; I read on the admissions chart that the need for remedial courses would strongly put me out of the running for consideration, and I'm somewhat worried.
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    Still try and apply although i dont think that will affect you. Speak to some on in the nursing office they can better advice you.
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    don't sweat it, you will be fine. That doesn't matter, now that your not in a remedial class any more. Keep up the good work!
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    ATTN ALLLLLL: DO NOT waste your time at NCC. You WIL NOT get a job with out a BSN. The Prof.s there will tell you that honestly, just not before you break your ass getting and staying in. People who are PCAs who graduated are also not getting hired. You WILL NOT get a job with NSLIJ-or St. Francis. By the time you get your BSN done, the jobs will deny your application because you have no experience. The tax payers are really getting screwed keeping this program open. They even have a brand new facillity. P.S. you won't learn anything. Don't be afraid of these old timers making as though you should be greatful for being in the NCC program. The truth is that they should be thanking you for showing up for alot of B.S. with out getting a B.S. They should be thankful anyone is even enrolling. You pay their salery. Move on .... let them make it a PCA program or something.
    Love, a Working Nurse and graduate of NCC





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    Has anyone had any luck getting into the program if they had to take remedial math? I never took an algebra class in my life (I have a GED and SAT scores), so I didn't do great on the entrance exam. When I took the class I never scored anything lower than a 95, and had one of the highest scores when I retook the test.

    Even with one remedial class, I maintained a 4.0 for my first semester; I read on the admissions chart that the need for remedial courses would strongly put me out of the running for consideration, and I'm somewhat worried.
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    I wouldn't call it a waste of time because once you finish you can apply to an Rn to BSN program I know many schools that offer that hunter,York and others. I you apply straight to a generic BSN program at a 4 year college there's no guarantee you'll get in, so if you can get into a community college and get your Rn in 2yrs then go to 4yr college and in 2 more years Get BSN they both equal to about 4yrs total so how would you have wasted your time? Everywhere is competitive so it's about getting in where you can.
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    Just to add to that there are even legitimate online Rn to BSN programs like the university of phoenix
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    @del679
    That maybe true, however once you're an RN your a RN. No one can take your education away from you. And eventually you will get a job. It's difficult to get a job as a new grad period, even for a BSN student.

    RN-BSN is usually just 1 year of full-time study. Not a waste of time considering a semester is only 1.5k at ncc. For me 6k for the whole program. Actually it's less when I add in grant money... 2k for the whole program.

    How long did it take you to find a job after ncc nur? Thanks.
    Last edit by kitkats4breakfs on Jan 20, '13
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    Hello All,

    I'm a graduate of NCC's nursing program and was able to land a job at NSLIJ but they are now requiring you have a BSN. If you apply for the program at NCC, they have joint admissions with SUNY Farmingdale, and online programs with SUNY DELHI and SUNY Empire State College.
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    I understand this is to try to be helpful, but really its quite discouraging


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