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- May 3, '12 by dragon_ladyDid you guys find a school who's accepting students with deficiencies?
- May 3, '12 by reyallanbonusHi all, for those looking into retaking their classes, try Grossmont College in the San Diego Area, and Cerritos college in in the Los Angeles Area. These are community colleges, meaning the cost of tuition is not as expensive as state colleges, but you must be a resident of CA for one year, or have taken your high school in CA, to be eligible for state tuition. There are grants that can help reduce or waive tuition cost for the semester, or even pay for books free. For those who wants to take their NCLEX right away, apply in another state like Washington or Hawaii, I hear it only takes a month to be eligible.
- May 3, '12 by BluecrossDoes anyone know for sure if Grossmont College is entertaining our special situation? I wish they would since im around the area =). Has Anyone successfully enrolled to any school for those subjects needed for BRN?
- May 3, '12 by dragon_ladyYeah i heArd Cerritos College is accepting students but you have to take the 5 levels of Med-Surg.It will take 2 years or more to finish it.
- May 3, '12 by sallyp911There's also Pierce College, Woodland Hills for So Cal and San Franciso State Univ. for Nor Cal community colleges, I've posted their information and Pierce's special nursing deficiency form much earlier. The open spots are very limited, you need to make your own inquiries and expect to wait for awhile if they aren't already filled.
The problem with the oversea's friend and a couple of her friends that I'm trying to help out, it will not matter to them, since they don't have a valid SSN, so it's no good for them to take any CA courses now and have been going out of state with those not requiring a SSN upon the initial application stage and or where a SSN is needed even after getting their ATT and passing the NCLEX before that state's BON issues the license to them. They didn't tell me exactly which states those were.
- May 4, '12 by mjhayhi there kabayan, thanx for the post,good thing we have it in here nearby..do u think it takes a year or more to finish it all? ...by the way your deficiency was OB and MS right?..so when do u plan to enroll?...
- May 4, '12 by dragon_ladyYou're welcome kabayan.I don't know if how long will it take.If you want,we can go there on your free time.I went there once but planning to back for some questions.Bring your transcript,course descriptions or syllabus.I think they will evaluate it,especially Math and English and if they found out that it's the same as their course description,we dont have to take the pre- req subjects.They only accept students once a year and since we are only taking make up classes,we'll wait until there are available slots for that particular subjects.And one thing more,we have to take their 2 Pharmacology subjects in one semester.
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- May 4, '12 by sallyp911While I can't speak of Grossmont, Cerritos, SFSU or CCSF, I do know from my overseas friend who has been looking into the CA colleges and school, I do know that Pierce College foreign nursing deficiency program is very limited as I mentioned. So if the other colleges are like Pierce, you're competing with other already enrolled US nursing students in the program and any open spots (space available) in the course you need to take, then the school will allow you to take the course.
Note that Pierce has only 40 enrolled students, that's the entire nursing population and there was 1-2 open spots for any foreign last semester. SFSU has only up to 80 students, but not sure how many spots were left for foreign students, my guess is probably also just a couple of available spots.
Please keep in mind, these colleges are not offering a class of 10 or 40 or 80 foreign students to take the deficient courses. CA colleges and schools today are even cutting back on classes as there's no money to support new classes, no money to bring on new teachers, the schools have to make due with what's little money they have to do the regular classes.
I can tell you that before my overseas friend was competing with her own classmates after getting word even among the 4-5 of them, they were going after the same 1-2 spots, so imagine the numbers of other unknown foreign applicants trying to get in the class. It's truly "first-come, first served", after passing any pre-testing exams and pre-req's filled.
But now they scratched CA off their list, given the no valid SSN problem, insufficient clinical hours and/or the concurrency issue problems, they have applied to other states so as to not waste any more time doing the CA thing, which can be 2-3 years at the minimum.
They are looking to getting their licenses out of CA, will work on the deficiencies in that other state and maybe will try to come back to CA, with not only some RN working experience, but with a completed college transcript, but they are not sure if they will be able to get their SSN by then. Again, I don't know which states they have gone to, other than it's now slowly happening for them.
- May 4, '12 by sallyp911Quote from dragon_ladyOutside of the regular and traditional schools and colleges that offers other courses (geography, English, Math, Chem, Arts, etc), besides nursing, be very careful if you start to see "colleges or schools" or businesses that offer you to enroll in "their" courses and offers they can cure your deficiencies very quickly, very easily and at some high tuition fees.Did you guys find a school who's accepting students with deficiencies?
If they advertise in your local newspaper, where say I can't read due to it's in foreign writings and they promise you guaranteed results to get it done and if they claim with testimonies, slick website, certificates hanging in their offices and classrooms AND they are claiming they are 100% CA BON approved. Make sure they are really on CA BON approved listings but simply going to their website or e-mailing CA BON directly.
I would hate to see any scammers out there trying to prey on so many innocent students just so they can afford to pay their life's loves and material things and other illegal gains and in return, there's no true benefits at all to the students and nothing more than empty promises.
If you find such an outfit that claims they can meet CA BON deficiencies, post up so others can start their own investigations with CA BON. If they are a scam and enough inquiries gets to CA BON, they will check out the outfit(s) and if they are illegal, they will shut them down, hopefully before anyone gets hurt by their fees and wasting precious time.