Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012. - Page 10Register Today!
- Apr 19, '12 by SushiOConnorLilpoka,
Yes, good luck! You have worked very hard and chances are you will either get in or at least be an alternate (64 spots + 40 alternates = 104 out of 150 interviewed so... two out of three chances you'll get something!)
- Apr 20, '12 by missmichelleHi all! I finally find a post for the 2012 nursing program applicants! I applied to PCC, MHCC, CCC, and Clark this year. So far, I've received my denial letter from MHCC (I was pretty shocked to tell you the truth!), an invitation letter to PCC's proctored interview on April 25, and points calculation from CCC (I believe I got 58.64?). For anyone who wants to compare, I have a 3.91 GPA (one B in PSY237), have been working as a CNA2 since 2008, and am bilingual. I did all of my pre-reqs at MHCC and I thought it was my best chance of getting into a nursing program, which is why I was surprised at being denied an interview. My point calculation for CCC is a bit on the low side.. I didn't think they would require a proficiency exam if I was fluent in another language! I thought they would accept a high school transcript with 2 years of a foreign language like PCC, but no such luck! CCC is my number one choice so far, then Clark, and PCC.
Has anyone here attended a PCC proctored essay? The information page says that the questions will address general factors such as personal values, diversity, communication and critical thinking skills, motivationsal fitness, tolerance for stress and transferable skills. Their wording threw me off a bit though. They said "essay questions" and I am curious to know if there are multiple ones that we will be answering or if there will be just one that we will address in essay format. Please don't post specific questions, even if you know! Like a previous poster said, I don't want this to affect my application.
Thank you in advance. I'm sure I will be seeing some of you on Wednesday.
- Apr 20, '12 by Sartorius1Quote from missmichelleI didn't think they would require a proficiency exam if I was fluent in another language! I thought they would accept a high school transcript with 2 years of a foreign language like PCC, but no such luck!
So Clackamas did not accept your two years of high school foreign language??
- Apr 21, '12 by missmichelleSartorius1, when I got my points letter, I called and they told me the two years of high school language apply only to the BSN degree through OHSU. For the nursing program application itself, they only accept college-level language courses or a language proficiency examination. I would have taken the exam but it was too late at that point!
- Apr 21, '12 by Sartorius1Oh my gosh. That is annoying! I took American Sign Language in high school..I wonder what the exam for that is?! Haha.
- Apr 21, '12 by LilpokaUgh!!! Mail just came and STILL nothing from Clackamas! Why do they torture us so!
- Apr 21, '12 by portland medicYeah the clackamas waiting game is getting annoying.
- Apr 21, '12 by emmyersAwesome link, thanks! Will definitely help in prepping for my Tuesday interview
- Apr 21, '12 by emmyersmissmichelle,
How strange that you did your pre-reqs at mhcc but were declined, but got into pcc. That does not add up, since the point cut off for pcc is stricter than mhcc. If I were you, I'd give a call to them to make sure they added your points accurately, sounds like a discrepancy to me.
Congrats and good luck for your PCC interview though, I'm sure you'll do phenom!
- Apr 22, '12 by missmichelleemmyers,
I emailed -----, who is the contact person for program admissions, and requested a review of my application. She said that I may go to the information meeting listed in the denial letter that they sent out where they discuss how to improve your application for the following year. I am really confused though.. I was sure I'd at least get an interview. It's hard to figure out if they made a mistake if no one will talk to me!
I am happy I got an interview at PCC though!Last edit by dianah on Apr 22, '12 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting names