This is my first post
. I am applying to five community colleges for their ADN program in the southeast: Craven, Coastal Carolina, Cape Fear, James Sprunt, and Lenoir. Yes I am trying to go whever someone will take me
. I would like to know if anyone can tell me how competetive the schools are. Some of the schools admit by a point system others, like Craven, admit on the basis of PSB entrance scores only. My grades have not been the best in my past college years due to immaturity and depression, but this is over a decade later and I can't wait to jump back in the game. I figure my best bet is to score as high as I can on entrance tests. Can someone give me some feedbacks on the best way to get admitted to these schools? Take care!
May 8, '06
Quote from ChadleyNC
Heya, sorry for the lateness of my post but I read this just today and wanted to have a say. I am in the second semester of the ADN program at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. I can tell you a few things about the program's admissions process. It's highly competitive and very difficult to be in 14 places at one time. The window for applications opens in the late fall and stays that way usually until the middle of January, you file an intent to apply form and once that's done and you get through phase one you can take the PSB exam which is your admissions test. After that, they rank you in numerical order highest to lowest based on 50% PSB scores and 50% prior classes credits and grades. THe top 80 students get in the next 25 get alternate letters. We had I believe somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 total applicants before phase one the year I applied. I did get in on the first try but I had most of my prereq's done already as I have a BA from a 4 yr school elsewhere in the state. I am told this is not the way things normally work though, and that most people have to apply at least twice before they get in. Admission to any program will be tough, the important thing is to hang in there with the process once you decide on a school. Also, when you do get in, and start classes and you are patting yourself on the back for getting all of your ducks in a row by the required date (i.e. CPR certif, Hipaa paperwork, background checks etc) to allow you to sit in the class, don't lose faith in your instructors when they show you that the program itself is far from as organized as they require you to be.
I almost did, but I stuck it out and realized this is how it is, and I want to see myself succeed at this more than I want to spend time worrying about the organizational skills of my department. LOL
Best of luck to you
]Hi Chadley! I start at CFCC in August. Do you have any advice? Could you tell me what your class schedule was too? Thanks!
Last edit by mamatojoe on May 9, '06