PCC Wait List - page 2
by cjmama 5,480 Views | 24 Comments
Hi, Has anyone who is a PCC alternate heard yet? Does anyone know when we might start hearing? On the edge of my seat (still!)... Read More
- 0Jun 3, '11 by jimithing112Quote from yellow6tI bet! It's frustrating that they can't take everyone who's qualified. I've thought that many many times.Hey jimithing, thanks, it's certainly nerve wrecking. I worked my butt off to get my 4.0 and 200 hours of volunteer hospital work, it just sucks to have to wait on sidelines. I'm still hopeful! Good luck at your school!
- 0Jun 7, '11 by JDNurse2BeI'm most likely going to give up my seat at PCC too...and I have some mixed feelings
I've decided to accept a seat in the OHSU Fall Cohort for their accelerated BSN...the first ever, they decided to have a smaller second cohort begin in September. Although I'm excited about finishing my BSN much sooner - I really have enjoyed going to PCC Sylvannia for all my prerequisites and will miss it....I love the library, the short commute, the professors....and the cost of the program.
I wonder .... is it better to go at a slower pace over 3 years or finish in 1 year and 4 mos? With this job market? With the additional debt I will carry? It's not an easy choice to let my PCC seat go to someone else....I will be notifying them by the end of the week.
BUT..knowing one of you might get it and will be thrilled makes it a bit easier
- 0Jun 7, '11 by jimithing112JD, interesting thoughts...I've thought the same thing myself. I'll be attending Clackamas for the 3 year program, even though I have a prior bachelor's degree. I don't think the accelerated format is the best match for me so I didn't apply to any accelerated programs, but I'm jealous that everyone in ABSN programs will be finished so much earlier than me!
Although, the job market for nurses in OR is crap right now. I'm glad to have that 3 year cushion to be occupied and productive for myself, and hopefully the market will have improved by then. Plus I really can't believe what a deal tuition is. $75/credit or something like that at Clackamas.
- 0Jun 8, '11 by cjmamaYellowt - I don't know how to email you back on here (I don't see that option anywhere in messages - maybe I'm just bleary from taking care of a sick baby and toddler all night)
To answer your question - I was number 1 on the wait list. I hope you hear soon! My excitement is tempered with worry, unfortunately. I don't even know if I can go honestly. If I don't get enough in loans to cover not just tuition, but child care, also - I can't. I am working every angle possible. It would be sad to work so hard, com this far, and not be able to actually go to school.