Hey all...I've been searching the forum but can't find a direct answer. For those of you in the online track at Columbus State Community College or those who have recently applied for the online track at CSCC...
Is it true that admission is based on your application time instead of your bachelor's degree GPA, CSCC GPA, HESI score, essay, etc?
For those of you who have been admitted to the online track, do you mind sharing your first degree GPA, CSCC GPA, HESI score and confirmation # of your application when you applied (and maybe what time you applied)?
Thanks! I'm in my last quarter of pre-reqs and getting ready to apply for the spring 2011 cohort. I thought I'd be a shoo-in for this program but now after reading some other posts I'm not so sure. Have an appt. with an adviser in 2 weeks but I hear the general advisers aren't very helpful when asking nursing specific questions.
Jan 24, '10
by msteeleart, BSN
I am currently in anatomy and there is a girl in the class that got accepted for the spring online class at cscc. She said her GPA was a 2.90 and couldn't remember her net score. She just went to the nursing orientation on Friday and told me a little about it. I guess they will let you switch to the online(if you have a bachelors degree) or traditional if you get accepted to one and don't like it. I guess there tends to be space after the first quarter because people drop out because it is difficult. She said there were 200 new nursing accepted nursing students but they said by the time graduation comes there will probably only be 75 left. Also, your first clinicals will be in a nursing home. She said one of the graduates got up and spoke about the program and burst into tears. When you apply, cscc says you have to take the classes like the plan of study is but they said in the orientation that you can drop down to part-time in either program. The graduates said that it is a good idea if you take, at the most, 2 nursing classes a quarter even if you are supposed to take 3.
Lou_tango, I would apply to the online program no matter what if I were you. It doesn't cost anything and what do you have to lose? ForeverLaura, you should really apply once you take that patient care skills class and then you wouldn't have to move to Cleveland. You have that awesome job at Mt. Carmel so you would have an "in" to a nursing job there if the economy is still crappy. It is just so hard getting jobs right now that I would be scared to give one up if I had one.
Last edit by msteeleart on Jan 24, '10