Sinclair CC Wait List
- 0Dec 30, '09 by kaye-bI was just curious how many people have been on their waitlist ... how long were you told it was versus how long it actually took. Also if there was any advice/problems to be given.
- 0Jan 3, '10 by Fins Up!Quote from kaye-bI was on the wait list for 2 years, got my pre-req's done during this time.I was just curious how many people have been on their waitlist ... how long were you told it was versus how long it actually took. Also if there was any advice/problems to be given.
- 0Feb 16, '10 by brown eyed girlIts been a 2 yr wait list since I was a STNA;and that was in 1998, and Im a LPN now. Do your prereqs, follow the instructions of the nursing program; get clarification on how and when to take the entrance exam, and do the prereqs. If you complete all the requirements by the time to apply,you should have no problems and all you'll be taking is your nursing classes; which is REALLY what you want. To be able to focus on nothing but your nursing classes.
- 0Feb 18, '10 by foreverLaurHow long would you expect the wait to be at Sinclair CC for me?
-I've already applied and been accepted to Sinclair
-All my transcripts have been sent
-I meet all admission criteria (BIO 141/142/205, ENG 111, math, chemistry, and first quarter courses)
-I have a 4.0 GPA in the above courses
-Completed a STNA course and have hospital-based STNA work experience
I haven't taken the PAX-RN, but I'm not worried about it. I have a strong science background and I scored a 97% on the Hesi A2.
So - about how long until I could start? I have everything done except nursing courses for the curriculum, so I hate waiting around because I have nothing else to take course wise...
- 0Feb 18, '10 by brown eyed girlFrom the way that it looks at the moment, you seem to be a shoe in to be accepted but if you havent completed ALL of the pre reqs, I would do so that you can just focus on the nursing classes when your time comes. But again, you just gotta wait until theres a spot available. Like I said before, for as long as I can remember, SCC has always had a 2 year wait list. Good luck to you. I wish I was anxiously waiting with you for admission.
- 0Feb 18, '10 by foreverLaurQuote from brown eyed girlWhat do you do in those 2 years? I don't have any more classes I could possibly take (I have almost 200 semester hours) and my job isn't paying the bills. I've been applying to better jobs for almost a year with no luck and I just had to drop health insurance because I can't get a job with benefits and it too costly to pay out of pocket when your paychecks from waitressing are around $400 a month. I have a great resume and two bachelor degrees - this is just depressing...From the way that it looks at the moment, you seem to be a shoe in to be accepted but if you havent completed ALL of the pre reqs, I would do so that you can just focus on the nursing classes when your time comes. But again, you just gotta wait until theres a spot available. Like I said before, for as long as I can remember, SCC has always had a 2 year wait list. Good luck to you. I wish I was anxiously waiting with you for admission.
- 0Feb 19, '10 by brown eyed girlWhats going on with the hospitals at home? Is the Valley hiring for pt or casual techs? Have you tried Southview? I know many people dont like ltc but I would try Bethany Lutheran Village; it seems hard to get in over there and they take forever to call you, but it is really nice and clean there. They are affiliated with Lutheran Social Services. Try to find work as a STNA since you have completed the course; if you find a job doing CNA work, trust me, you will appreciate your CNA's when you know their job and how hard it is plus it will make you a better nurse. Also, consider a different shift other than days; you dont want to luck up on a days position, get comfortable, then its time for school to start and you have to give it up due to the demands of school.Last edit by dianah on Feb 19, '10 : Reason: Edited for profanity, per Terms of Service
- 0Feb 19, '10 by foreverLaurI actually do have CNA experience. I never took the exam (waste of $$ and only required for LTC) but I have worked in a hospital since June 2009 as a multi-skilled technician. I do all typical nurse aide duties and I also do foley catheters (in and out), all lab draws, and deal with all the orthopaedic devices. Howver, they only hire people part-time but 36+ hours a week. So I work three 12 hour shifts, but I'm still only considered part-time. They aren't hiring any techs full-time because they don't want to pay for benefits. I also work night shift - I'm not a morning person.
- 0Feb 19, '10 by brown eyed girltry picking up as many hours as possible. I wish that you would have not considered taking the cna exam as a waste of time and money cause you just never know what gonna happen and how that cna license can come in handy. That's what I did years ago and I fell in head first with nursing. I was only supossed to do cna work to supplement my income, then things changed and I had to do it full time. You gotta make a decision. If you can afford it, you need to take it to tie you over. You're stuck cause you have nothing to fall back on financially; If you had you're cna, you could supplement your income at your discretion while waiting to get into the program.
- 0Feb 19, '10 by kaye-bI'm on the waiting list for Sincair & they just changed their policies, which kind of screwed me up ... but if you look at their nursing page, you can't even get on the waiting list until you take the PAX & finish all your first quarter Prereqs.
You're going to be in a similar boat as I am, because I started taking classes not worried about the PAX test, but apparently the classes don't do anything for your waitlist time, it's all based on your test date & then your classes. It's kind of confusing, because taking the pax just gives your waitlist a starting/priority date, but your not even officially on the list in the nursing department until you finish the first quarter of classes in addition to the test.
Take us for for example, I took my test last fall & I'm finishing up my last prereq now, so once I finish this class my file will be sent to the nursing department with the Fall 09 date. Say you were to take the PAX now, since you're already gotten your classes done, your file would be sent up to the nursing department automatically (once you met w. an advisor) and you would then be given a date of Winter 2010. If the waitlist is 2 years long, I would be accepted in Fall of 11, whereas you would be accepted 2012 (assuming it stayed at a 2 year length), because of when we took our test, not when we finished the classes.
Sinclair only admits about 80 students a quarter to the program. So each quarter they start at the top of the list & work their way down. As I explained above it's prioritized by PAX test date, but again a person's name isn't submitted to the nursing department until the 1st quarter of classes is complete.
I hope this all makes sense ... read the website it's all explained there as well. I started this thread to see how long the waitlist was, hoping that it would be shorter then the 2 years they told me, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I've even heard from people at school say that it's been know to take longer. Also with the economy apparently alot of people have taken the PAX and are finishing classes afterwards, to get the priorty placement & then taking their time, because even if it takes them 2 years to finish classes it doesn't matter they still get the priority once up there because of their test date.
In honestly it really doesn't seem fair, but they made it this way because people were cheating the system even worse before they made it this way & apparently they were letting people into the program taking up space when they weren't ready. So this is their way of trying to prohibit that.