Bc3 (Butler County Community College) Nursing Program - page 2

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I am applying to Butlers nursing program for next fall. I have heard bad and good things about the program. I was wondering if anyone who has graduated or is currently in the program could leave some comments about how thier... Read More


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    phlowtey... my above reply to this thread, were my opinions, based on my experiences, and my communication with my advisor at BC3. I never accused the school of unfair and negligent methods of choosing it's nursing students for the program.... I stated they didn't care. I also stated they do nothing other than look at your GPA, and it is the truth. - compared to other schools who try to make a serious effort. I have had friends go through the program and none of them know how they got in, other than their grades. (Where you given any special treatment?) No pre-entrance exam...no written essay... no professional references... no interview. BC3, thus knows NOTHING about you, other than a NUMBER...a GPA. It does not take a nurse with a master's degree to look at a number. BC3 would have no other information to base a sound decision on... what are they going to look at... my address... my student id number. really? There is NO OTHER professional or personal information they would have on me, to choose me as a nursing student, or not!!!

    I know interviews and references can be swayed.... but knowing the school I am attending, cares about me and my education enough, to get to know me, speaks volumes. I am not just a number. Interviews happen everyday at jobs all across America. If they weren't useful, why are thousands of people wasting their time everyday? I, myself would not hire anyone who I have never met. (have to ask... would you?) I would ask for a professional reference to aid in my decision. Does the person have a strong work ethic.. are they notorious for being late? In a legit reference, and interview a lot could be revealed. It is a chance, like everything else. BC3, in my opinion is taking huge chances and risks, by not getting to know it's pre-nursing students. ALL, they care about your number, your high gpa, so at the end, they look good when you pass the NCLEX. (wonder if it isn't time that the word has got out, and LOCAL employers have caught on?)

    There is another thread on allnurses, worth reading. Someone (bizmom?) posted, that upon graduating BC3, they filled out 80 applications, and has yet to be called for an interview. They stated that they think BC3 is a turn off to employers. Again, not to openly offend, but another perspective.

    We each are entitled to our own opinions, and at this point we will just have to disagree. I don't care enough to waste anymore time on the matter. I know what I have experienced and nothing is going to change my mind. BC3 is a great place to start a career, just not a nursing careeer. I do beleive that all schools have their own ups and downs, and, in the end it is what each of us chooses to tolerate and / or accept.

    I wish you all the best, because ideally, it does not matter where you get your education, as long as YOU are happy and proud of it. It is a free country, and All that matters is what YOU think of the program.... Not what I think of the program.
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    Hello everyone,

    This is my first time posting here. I am a single mother returning back to school after 11 years! I am taking some prereq's now and my goal is to apply for next fall's nursing program.
    I currently work full time at a normal 8 to 5 job and I have a 4 1/2 year old. I have been doing alot of reading on here. I heard it is hard to get into their program as they go off of a point system but in my case I have a bachelor's degree already and I am changing careers therefore I do not qualify for any financial aid. I am determined to make good grades and not quit once I start something.
    Next month I will be taking a full schedule on top of my full time employment and yet being a full time parent.
    I believe anyone can do this, if they put their mind to it.

    Does anyone know for 3rd semester in the nursing program about how many days or hours you will be in class? I am wanting to make a transition in employment to a hospital but I just need to know if I should look for part time employment. Thanks
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    I will be starting the 3rd semester in August. The schedule is essentially the same as the 2nd semester. Two lectures a week of two hours each and two clinical days that are usually 7am to 1:20pm. The schedule is based on which clinical group you are assigned to but they are all pretty similar. There are some evening clinical rotations available. I had a son born the day before I started the prereqs and my daughter was born three weeks into the first semester of the Nursing program last fall. My wife works full time. I lost my job in April of 2009. Most of the classes I have taken have been online so I have been able to stay home with the kids. Hasn't been easy but everything has been working out schedule-wise. There is a single mother of four who works 30 hours a week in our class. I figure that if she can do it...
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    Recent BC3 grad. Everyone who as admitted to taking the NCLEX so far has passed. As for applying for jobs, its tight right now, but some are finally opening up. I had one interview this week and have another next week.
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    I just received my letter of acceptance for Spring 2012 classes at BC3. Any suggestions of what to study or how to prepare to get a 'head start' on the first semester would be greatly appriciated.
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    Are you an LPN beginning the nursing program in the spring or starting your prereq's at that time?
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    I am currently enrolled at bc3. I am doing my prerequisites for nursing. I have had a troubled past and am concerned I will not be accepted into the program regaurdless of my gpa. I am 34 and when I was 22 I recieved a dui and resisted arrest. At 26 I had another dui. I am a new mom and I want to make a better life for my son. Should I forget about nursing and try a new feild?
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    Quote from troubledpast
    I am currently enrolled at bc3. I am doing my prerequisites for nursing. I have had a troubled past and am concerned I will not be accepted into the program regaurdless of my gpa. I am 34 and when I was 22 I recieved a dui and resisted arrest. At 26 I had another dui. I am a new mom and I want to make a better life for my son. Should I forget about nursing and try a new feild?
    Nobody can say whether or not you will get accepted into the program with the arrest record and charges. Many schools will accept students with criminal records....however... clinical sites and future employers may not allow you to participate in their program/employment. Depending on whats on your record the BON may not give you a license. But nobody here can speak to what they will say to you... only those entities can. Honestly talk to the school and see what they say....BEFORE you take all kinds of classes only to find out you may not be eligible for clinicals.
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