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- May 12, '12 by osuchrisThanks Reid,
It was definitely a holy crap moment for me. I felt pretty good about it - but sheesh - there are a lot of really, really good applicants (on this board especially) and I wasn't expecting an accept letter, more an alternate letter. The ups for PCC is that it is much cheaper and I can finish either in two years with an ADN or have the option for the third at OHSU and finish w/ the BSN. The downs for PCC is that OHSU is a very, very good program and well respected across the country. I have heard from a few people (and earlier in this thread) that the transition to the program style of OHSU from PCC is very difficult and there are more people who wash-out of the OHSU program after PCC. One of the nurses I work with is a PCC graduate trying to do the OHSU online RN to BSN program, and she is having a tough time adjusting to the difference in styles. I also think that the clinical experience of OHSU might be more stable - as they are tied to their hospitals and clinics. I have until the 25th of May to decide and send in a $200 deposit. I hope PCC isn't that delayed and gets their letters out soon. Thanks again and good luck!!!
Valeriatackitt - I really would recommend getting your CNA certification and getting into a skilled/rehab facility. The residents/patients I work with are usually just out of the hospital and the care is as close as I can get without getting my CNA2 and working in a hospital. There is a huge difference between nurses who have been aides before and those who haven't and really after doing this gig for a while now, I can't imagine being a nurse without having done the type of care I do now. I was in your boat last year and I understand and know how disappointed you are feeling. Good luck for next year!!
- May 13, '12 by ReidHi Osuchris,
Thanks for the insight into these programs and good luck with your decisions in the upcoming month. Also, I definitely agree with promoting CNA experience. A friend of mine who is an RN has told me how much her CNA experience helped her during both school and work. I will graduate from my CNA program in 4 or 5 weeks and will be in the job market at that point.
Again, thanks and congratulations!
- May 14, '12 by happiness123Does anyone know the earliest that OHSU will notify people on the waitlist for the regular BSN program?
- May 14, '12 by portland medicThe lady from admissions I talked to on the phone today said people could be notified as soon as right now, to as late as the week before classes start. She would not give any specifics about how many people were chosen as alternates, or where I was on the list.
- May 14, '12 by happiness123It's so frustrating that they will not even give you a rough estimate of your position on the list or how many alternates there even are...I don't understand the logic behind it
- May 14, '12 by LilpokaAnyone out there getting ready for their CCC interview??? Mine is Friday. Also, I wonder how delayed PCC will be...hmmm.
- May 14, '12 by buttercupp85I just got my alternate letter for OHSU, and out is very frustrating that you dint know what spot you're in. the letter did say all the alternates are ranked according to prerequisite GPA, a&p grades, essay scores, and overall fit. So I guess you can kinda estimate where you might be. I wonder hire many alternates there are overall. Also you can choose to be an alternate just from the OHSU site you applied to or any of the five locations. I'm going to put that I'll accept wherever, even though obviously there are locations I'd want more than others. Some WAY more than others, but in the long run it's only 3 years. Does anyone know if they'll tell you what you got on the essay if you're an alternate?
- May 15, '12 by LilpokaPCC letter came today! Waitlist #18....
- May 15, '12 by portland medicOhhhhh man I just got a little sick to my stomach. PCC was by and large my best chance to get in somewhere as I took all my prereqs there AND their foreign language points were so easy to get. If I don't get in there it'll be a sign I think. Sucks, we used to get the mail around 10-11 am, but ( right before nursing letters started to come ) the local post office changed the routes so now we get mail around 5pm. Arrrrrgggghhhhh!!!!
- May 15, '12 by nwnursingI got in to PCC! I'm shaking I'm so excited. Here's to everyone else also getting good news.