Help! Any students or alumni from either of those schools
on here that could help me? I have been accepted to both programs and I can't decide which school to attend. There are pros and cons to both options it seems! I heard some horror stories about RACC so i'm leaning toward RHSHC but then again, i haven't heard much of ANYTHING about Reading Hospital's program. I need information on what my schedule would look like at both schools but I can't seem to get answers from either school on these questions. Would one look better than the other on my resume? RACC would give me an associates (but I already have a previous B.A.) and reading hospital would only be a diploma. If I were to someday go for my BSN would that matter?
Feb 17, '11
salina - how funny!! Congrats to you for getting into both schools as well.
I have been taking pre-req's at RACC also for the past year and also have not really had anything bad to say....but thats just pre-reqs. What classes have you taken and who were/are your professors?? Interested to see if we've had the same professors at all. Wouldn't it be funny if we were in the same class? I am taking A&P2 right now. My professor is my least favorite professor so far and she intimidates me. If the clinical instructors are like her, I could see how that could be a problem...but my chem professor and A&P1 professor have been 2 of my favorite professors ever! I wouldn't have so many reservations about RACC if it weren't for all the horror stories I keep hearing! Not even just on here. I met someone in person last year who said the same thing. She transferred to Alvernia. Apparently they have made a lot of changes to their program though (including admission criteria) so who knows if that will make a difference. I also have a friend whose sister and cousin are both going to Reading Hospitals program...both of them have young children and both of them are doing very well and loving it. Without a doubt, Reading Hospital would be my choice if cost wasn't a factor. I also keep getting cold feet and asking myself if I REALLY want to be doing this at all and missing out on the early years in my kid's lives. Every other day I am considering dropping out...yet I just can't. There's just this pull that keeps me going...but I wonder sometimes if i should choose the cheaper school just in case I get to that first semester and HATE nursing and end up dropping out! Thats a horrible way to think of this but that's where i'm at right now. I have so many doubts...about whether i'll be a good nurse, whether i'll make it through school (even though I have 4.0 at RACC right now), and whether i'll even LIKE nursing. That's a huge part of why I accepted this part time job as a unit clerk. I need to see first hand what nursing is. Anyway, i've gone off on a tangent now! Good luck with your decision as well! Maybe i'll see you at RACC's orientation on the 16th?
Last edit by LindsG on Feb 18, '11