Applicants to Portland area schools 2013 - page 2
Hello everyone! I was an avid reader of last years articles on applying to schools here, and it really helped me get an idea of how many points I would need. I thought I'd return the favor. So far... Read More
Mar 10, '13Kelly,
I am basically on Federal student loans to pay for (most of) school. Many of the scholarships had deadlines prior to the notification that I got in the program, I also have a prior degree, so that limits me somewhat on some of the aide. I do think I will have more in place for next year. One of these days I'll win the lottery - I'm sure.... (j/k).
Mar 13, '13Christy,
Thank you, and now, I did not really have medical experience, I did have a lot of volunteer experience though. I spent a few months in Baton Rouge and New Orleans helping with Katrina recovery, and worked directly with victims; and I was a house-mom for women in recovery from addiction and abuse. I also had a couple other small volunteer opportunities.
Mar 14, '13I'm currently at Clackamas, and would be happy to answer any questions about the program that people may have. I'm in my first year, and I really like the program.
Mar 15, '13nwnursing,
I've read that many programs in the area have clinical placements mostly in the long-term care setting. How's your experience at Clackamas been so far?
Mar 15, '13The clinical for first term (Fall) is mostly lab based, health promotion (health fair) and immunization clinics. This term (Winter) we spent two weeks in a skilled nursing facility, but the other eight weeks has been on a med/surg unit at the local hospitals. We will spend the last four terms in a hospital setting.
That said, there is a lot to learn about management of chronic issues in a long-term care setting.
NW NursingLast edit by nwnursing on Mar 15, '13 : Reason: more info
Mar 20, '13I go a email inviting me to OHSU BSN program at WOU. I am so excited. Anyone know anything about the interview process? Number of people interviewed as a whole, is it a one on one interview or a group interview?
And good luck!
Mar 21, '13Hello everyone! I am excited to see there is a board for the 2013 applicants. I look forward to hearing how it goes for everyone. Some stats about me: I applied to CCC and PCC, as I am interested in going the OCNE route but don't want to spend 3 years at OHSU (too expensive!) I have a prior bachelors degree but am not a good enough candidate for the accelerated BSN (my undergrad grade point is only about a 3.5). I have a 4.0 in my prerequisites, am finished with all of them and have volunteer experience. Good luck to everyone!
Mar 25, '13I got an email from CCC dated last Friday (3/22/13) confirming my points (57.8/66) which is exactly what I pre-calculated. April 8th is when point evaluations will be final! It's nice getting confirmation as I have been checking the mail like crazy each day!
Excited to see what happens
Now just waiting to hear from PCC!
Mar 26, '13I too got my points confirmation email from CCC last week. I have a relatively low point total (51/66) since I didn't take any of my prerequisites there and wasn't eligible for other discretionary points. But I have heard great things about the program and thought I'd try anyway! Good luck! I can't wait to hear from PCC (that is where I have the best chance I think)!
Mar 28, '13Hey everybody,
Just wanted to let you know, I got a rejection letter from PCC in the mail today (I live in Portland). Good luck to the rest of you! Did anyone else apply to OHSU Ashland?
Mar 28, '13I, too, recieved a letter from PCC stating that I was not invited to the essay portion of the application process.
I also heard back from OHSU regarding the 3 year program this week in e-mail- you can see it on the other posting in this forum.
Holding out hope for the ABSN program at OHSU-- no e-mail about it yet, and others have heard back rejection about it.
Good luck to everyone-- sadly enough, it looks like I will be repeating this process next year
Mar 29, '13Man... Thats discouraging mamakac. From looking at your posts it seems like you have a great application! Great GPA's, prior degree, volunteer work. But yet you still got turned down from PCC and OHSU. I hope you have luck with the ABSN program. Keep your head up.
Mar 30, '13I got an invitation today to take the proctored essay at PCC on April 16th! Now to practice my essay writing under pressure.