Carolinas College of Health Sciences Pre-Nursing/Nursing - page 3

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Hi guys! I have applied for Carolinas College of Health Sciences pre-nursing and nursing programs for the fall 2013. After applying I recieved a letter stating that they were also going to consider me for the summer pre-nursing... Read More


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    Quote from caligal28
    Just got the phone call... I got in for pre-nursing for the summer!! I am so excited and CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!
    AWESOME! Congratulations! We're making new student phone calls on Monday and will be keeping you busy at orientation the following Monday. So exciting!
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    Quote from caligal28
    Just got the phone call... I got in for pre-nursing for the summer!! I am so excited and CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!
    congratulations! (:
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    Quote from RunnerRN2b2014
    I don't think any semester for pre-nursing is more competitive than another. It's pretty competitive no matter what. Pre-nursing was definitely the right route for me. The majority of my classes from my previous major transferred (ENG, SOC, PSY, etc) so that was a huge relief. Since I didn't have any sciences to transfer, the pre-nursing program was perfect for me! I took the required A&P 1 and 2, math/dosage calculations, and med term classes and earned guaranteed admission. I took micro in the fall since there is an "off" semester between pre-nursing and nursing. Now, the only class I have is the nursing class...which believe me, is MORE than enough! It's 4-5 days a week with 2 days being ALL DAY and then hours and hours of studying and preparing for clinicals once you get home. The hardest schooling I've ever had but it is so worth it!
    Hi RunnerRN, I am planning to apply to CCHS for Spring 2014.. but I haven't decided yet if I want to apply for Nursing or Pre nursing. If I apply as Nursing and I'm not accepted, will they automatically consider my application for Spring pre-nursing? Do you have any tips? Also it sounds like you did pre-nursing.. do they have a summer semester and if so, would I be able to start in spring, do the summer semester, and then (hopefully) start the actual Nursing curriculum Fall 2014? Sorry for all the questions
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    Quote from hbrooke328
    Hi RunnerRN, I am planning to apply to CCHS for Spring 2014.. but I haven't decided yet if I want to apply for Nursing or Pre nursing. If I apply as Nursing and I'm not accepted, will they automatically consider my application for Spring pre-nursing? Do you have any tips? Also it sounds like you did pre-nursing.. do they have a summer semester and if so, would I be able to start in spring, do the summer semester, and then (hopefully) start the actual Nursing curriculum Fall 2014? Sorry for all the questions
    When you apply, you can check boxes for both the Nursing and Pre-Nursing programs. If you only check Nursing, you won't be considered for Pre-Nursing. Nursing starts in January and August;Pre-Nursing starts in January, May, and August. USUALLY the way it works is this: You do 2 semesters of Pre-Nursing (A&P 1 and 2, Medical Terminology, and Math) to earn your guaranteed admission. If you've earned your spot, you'll have an off semester, which is when most people take Micro and their CNA course (required!). For example: I took A&P 1 and Math in spring 2012, A&P 2 and Med Term in summer of 2012 and earned my spot for January's Nursing class. I took micro in the fall (I already had my CNA and all the other required classes, like ENG, PSY, SOC, etc.) However, I was waitlisted (along with several others) for Nursing for fall 2012 so if a spot had opened up (which didn't happen), I would have started Nursing in fall 2012. If you have other classes that you need (like ENG, PSY, SOC, etc) most people take them during Pre-Nursing to get them out of the way. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend getting all of your other classes out of the way before starting Nursing!

    I hope that helps!
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    Quote from RunnerRN2b2014
    When you apply, you can check boxes for both the Nursing and Pre-Nursing programs. If you only check Nursing, you won't be considered for Pre-Nursing. Nursing starts in January and August;Pre-Nursing starts in January, May, and August. USUALLY the way it works is this: You do 2 semesters of Pre-Nursing (A&P 1 and 2, Medical Terminology, and Math) to earn your guaranteed admission. If you've earned your spot, you'll have an off semester, which is when most people take Micro and their CNA course (required!). For example: I took A&P 1 and Math in spring 2012, A&P 2 and Med Term in summer of 2012 and earned my spot for January's Nursing class. I took micro in the fall (I already had my CNA and all the other required classes, like ENG, PSY, SOC, etc.) However, I was waitlisted (along with several others) for Nursing for fall 2012 so if a spot had opened up (which didn't happen), I would have started Nursing in fall 2012. If you have other classes that you need (like ENG, PSY, SOC, etc) most people take them during Pre-Nursing to get them out of the way. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend getting all of your other classes out of the way before starting Nursing!

    I hope that helps!
    That was really helpful, thanks for responding!! I am taking my CNA course this summer to get it out of the way and I've done all the pre-reqs except Micro, and A&P 1/2. I'm hoping to be admitted to Pre-Nursing Spring 2014.. if you don't mind sharing can you tell me what your GPAs were and SAT/ACT when you got into Pre-Nursing? I'm just wondering if I'm competitive enough. Also as far as gaining admission to Nursing after Pre-Nursing, do they just rank Pre-Nursing students according to GPA?

    THANK YOU again
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    Quote from hbrooke328
    That was really helpful, thanks for responding!! I am taking my CNA course this summer to get it out of the way and I've done all the pre-reqs except Micro, and A&P 1/2. I'm hoping to be admitted to Pre-Nursing Spring 2014.. if you don't mind sharing can you tell me what your GPAs were and SAT/ACT when you got into Pre-Nursing? I'm just wondering if I'm competitive enough. Also as far as gaining admission to Nursing after Pre-Nursing, do they just rank Pre-Nursing students according to GPA?

    THANK YOU again
    I'm a second career student so my SAT score was from 1984. LOL We didn't even have the ACT back then. I can't remember the score but it was average. However, my college GPA was/is a 4.0.

    With pre-nursing, as long as you've completed the 4 classes with a 3.25 or higher, you're guaranteed a spot in the next nursing class. It seems to be about half the pre-nursing students sucessfully get a 3.25. HOWEVER...with the class before mine, more students got a 3.25 than there were spaces available, which means they had to be ranked according to PERCENTAGE grades for each of the 4 classes, not letter grades. Several people were waitlisted. Luckily spots DID open up and everyone got in, but it was very touchy for awhile! That has only happened once, I believe. The best way to guarantee your spot is to get a 4.0 in pre-nursing .
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    Quote from RunnerRN2b2014
    I'm a second career student so my SAT score was from 1984. LOL We didn't even have the ACT back then. I can't remember the score but it was average. However, my college GPA was/is a 4.0.

    With pre-nursing, as long as you've completed the 4 classes with a 3.25 or higher, you're guaranteed a spot in the next nursing class. It seems to be about half the pre-nursing students sucessfully get a 3.25. HOWEVER...with the class before mine, more students got a 3.25 than there were spaces available, which means they had to be ranked according to PERCENTAGE grades for each of the 4 classes, not letter grades. Several people were waitlisted. Luckily spots DID open up and everyone got in, but it was very touchy for awhile! That has only happened once, I believe. The best way to guarantee your spot is to get a 4.0 in pre-nursing .
    Lol! Wow that's a really good GPA.

    I get what you're saying, but after completion of the 2 Pre-Nursing semesters are you *required* to have an 'off' semester? Or if your GPA is one of the higher ones in your Pre-Nursing class can you gain admission for the semester starting next? I hope that makes sense... for example, if I were to start Pre-Nursing spring 2014, and finish in summer semester, is there any way that I could gain admission to the Fall 2015 Nursing class?

    That's weird that only your class had that happen to them, where more got the GPA needed than there were spots available but at least everyone ended up getting accepted in the end.

    I really appreciate your help and hope I'm not bugging you with all my questions
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    Quote from hbrooke328
    Lol! Wow that's a really good GPA.

    I get what you're saying, but after completion of the 2 Pre-Nursing semesters are you *required* to have an 'off' semester? Or if your GPA is one of the higher ones in your Pre-Nursing class can you gain admission for the semester starting next? I hope that makes sense... for example, if I were to start Pre-Nursing spring 2014, and finish in summer semester, is there any way that I could gain admission to the Fall 2015 Nursing class?

    That's weird that only your class had that happen to them, where more got the GPA needed than there were spots available but at least everyone ended up getting accepted in the end.

    I really appreciate your help and hope I'm not bugging you with all my questions

    Short answer, yes, you have to have an "off" semester. By the time you finish summer semester, the fall nursing students have already had their group advising session, met with their advisor, registered for classes, ordered their scrubs, verified vaccinations, etc. So YES, 95% of the time, you will have that off semester.

    HOWEVER, once in awhile, a student will apply to the nursing program that starts as soon as their pre-nursing program ends and get in, thereby NOT having an off semester. That doesn't happen very often. Usually, students need that semester to do their CNA course and they want to take micro (and other classes they may still need) to get it out of the way.
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    hello! i would like to apply to cchs pre-nursing. has anyone gotten accepted that doesn't mind sharing their gpa? i have a 2.6 high school gpa. any advice on the best route to take as far as pre-nursing to nursing? is there general ed also competitive? and can you switch to nursing? responses are very much appreciated. thank you!!!


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