Current DCN students, did you take classes ahead of time?

  1. I'm wondering if you took any other classes above what was on the course list for each semester? I'm going to be doing Micro, Bio, and could also take nutrition locally starting in May, along with the first round of DCN classes. Do you know if DCN allows this? I'm thinking my gen eds like developmental psych and interpersonal com will tranfer from my previous degree,as well as pharmacology and hopefully the A&P's. Do they let us work ahead? If all transfers, I'm only left with nursing concepts, nursing lifespan 1 & 2 and personal concepts of the PN component to take. I did send an email to Erin Kelly about this.

    Also, do you know when after acceptance, DNC reveiws transcrips for trasfer, and when we are assigned an advisor? Do they wait until all the financial aid is in place before moving ahead?

    TIA
    Lisa
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  3. by   mona b RN
    Quote from ImaEMT
    I'm wondering if you took any other classes above what was on the course list for each semester? I'm going to be doing Micro, Bio, and could also take nutrition locally starting in May, along with the first round of DCN classes. Do you know if DCN allows this? I'm thinking my gen eds like developmental psych and interpersonal com will tranfer from my previous degree,as well as pharmacology and hopefully the A&P's. Do they let us work ahead? If all transfers, I'm only left with nursing concepts, nursing lifespan 1 & 2 and personal concepts of the PN component to take. I did send an email to Erin Kelly about this.

    Also, do you know when after acceptance, DNC reveiws transcrips for trasfer, and when we are assigned an advisor? Do they wait until all the financial aid is in place before moving ahead?

    TIA
    Lisa
    Hi Tia,

    Yes, they are generally slow until financial aid is in place. I cannot imagine why they would have a problem with what courses you are planning to take as long as the co-requisites are being met. It sounds to me like you have a good plan. I am currently in 3 DCN course and 2 co-requisite courses. A&P I has been ok so far, but I think it is a tough course. I wish I had it out of the way already.

    Keep calling them until you get the answers to your questions. Erin is usually fast but she is very busy.

    Good Luck and let us know how you make out.

    mona
  4. by   Amy P
    Lisa -

    I talked to Erin last week about a couple of courses I wish to transfer and she got back to me fairly quickly. She just needs the course description for the class. She also told me that she is trying to finalize dates for advisement and registration and may try to send an email out on that this coming week. I am transferring both A&P (which I had already talked to them about before applying) and dev psychology. These were classes I took at my local community college last year in anticipation of attending that school. I am also taking micro and chem through CCConline right now and will transfer those. They took my sociology and english from my other degree, but not the speech class b/c it was regular speech, not interpersonal communications. I am hoping to take nutrition and maybe pharmacology (and interpersonal communications) at my cc here to save money. I keep thinking that I need to start going to someone else with my questions, but Erin seems more than willing and she has been so wonderful, that I keep going through her.

    Have you talked with the financial aid people at all yet?
  5. by   ImaEMT
    HI,
    Thanks for the great responses. Amy, you sound WELL on your way! I think you'll save a bundle of $ on tuition between what you have to transfer, and your local college. I'm really hoping to do the same. Our local college is $46 a credit, which is comparable to ccconline, so I just may do ccconline for the convenience and do nutrition and the other stuff locally.

    I did talk to (Michelle I think) at financial aid, and she said they don't offer anything specific for online students. I filled out my FAFSA yesterday, online, and hope to hear back soon. I'm so afraid something is going to happen and I won't get enough money, or something will fall through. I did hear from my employer, who will pay a total of $6500 between employee tuition reimbursement, tuition of work program and a scholarship I should be eligable for. That at least pays for 2 clinical nursing classes! It sounds like you and I have most of our LPN requirements out of the way. I think I'm going to have to retake A&P because I had it 7 years ago and I don't know if it was up to the ADN level.

    Keep in touch! Can't wait to hear how everyone does with this program!

    Lisa
  6. by   Amy P
    Lisa - Just wanted to let you know that ccconline is around $130-$140/credit hour. You may have been looking at in state tuition before. That is still, however, alot cheaper than DCN! The classes are good too. I need to call the financial aid people. My husband's company may get sold soon and he should get a lump sum if that happens. So that would definately help pay. I'm sure he would much rather use the money for something more fun, but oh well!!

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