Additional Application Period at CCRI

  1. hey guys sorry i didnt post this sooner

    "please note: one additional application period will be available for the *nursing program:

    october 1 through november 2, 2009"

    "i wish to apply to the nursing program in the application periods that start february 2 and may 26. what criteria will be considered for potential admission to the program?
    • in addition to the admission requirements, applications will be considered through a competitive process and includes the following criteria:

      • exceptional (b- or above) grades in biol 1010, biol 1020, and heal 1060
      • cumulative gpa (2.7 or better)
      • accuplacer reading score of (90 or above)
      • teas test scores of (50th percentile or above) "
    Last edit by crazensweet on Aug 28, '09
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  3. by   Northofnowhere
    Thanks for posting this crazensweet.
    I was told by admissions a couple of months ago they were probably going to have this additional application period. They are really struggling to get enough applicants for next Spring.

    Someone in Lincoln told me they only had 10 applicants for the evening program and 5 applicants for the day program. Unless you just don't meet the criteria at all...I think most people will get in.

    Unless a miracle occurs and I get in this fall, I'll be in the day program at Lincoln next Spring!
  4. by   Jubilayhee
    I'm glad that they are having trouble finding students. Hopefully this will force them to lower their teas scores, number of pre reqs, ecetera. ASN programs are supposed to be two years. With their pre reqs at CCRI, it takes at least three semesters right there(sequence of science classes), so it takes at least 3 1/2 years for a so called two year degree. That needs to change. And nursing instructors won't be able to brag able how so many people want your seat, how easily your replacable.
    Last edit by Jubilayhee on Aug 28, '09
  5. by   nurse2009
    hate to burst any of your bubbles but they are not having any problems finding applicants for there rn program, In fact they still have a waiting list of people that they are having to place in these program.
    :heartbeatTRICIA RN:heartbeat
  6. by   crazensweet
    that's true nurse2009
    I did hear it depends on which of the 4 campuses though and day or evening
    Lincoln is still going through their list
    I'm in no hurry and may change my major
  7. by   nurse2009
    it does not matter on the campus they have a huge waiting list. The night program has a longer list than the day.
    :heartbeatTricia RN:heartbeat
  8. by   Jubilayhee
    Maybe once upon a time that was true. But the fact that they are continually posting open nursing enrollment dates speaks of another story
  9. by   nurse2009
    boy you really are delusional well go ahead and believe that if you like. let me know in a few years when you finally get in and maybe pass because there is a high failure rate not just in this school in all nursing schools.
    were i went to school we started with 60 and only graduated 29 but we all passed the boards first time to.
    :heartbeatTricia RN:heartbeat
  10. by   Jubilayhee
    Gee, you must work for CCRI. LOL
  11. by   crazensweet
    You'll get in and you'll do just fine!!!
    It's so sad that some nurses do "eat there young"
    And hope

    Ps I work at ccri
  12. by   nurse2009
    Quote from crazensweet
    You'll get in and you'll do just fine!!!
    It's so sad that some nurses do "eat there young"
    And hope

    Ps I work at ccri
    No whats bad is that ccri misleads individuals and you wait around to get into a nursing program as long as some people do unless you are the perfect little angel with that perfect 4.0 average oh wait you still dont get in.
    im just keeping it real. Dont put your eggs all in one basket. URI, RIC and STjoes all have great nursing programs too. If you can not get in at CCRI try somewere else.
    Just because you work there does not count for anything.
    And Yes CCRI has some great nursing instructors and some really crappy ones to.
    :heartbeatTricia RN:heartbeat
  13. by   crazensweet
    Very Very Very nice.....
    Everyones situation is different...
    Some people cannot afford to go to the other schools and pay out of pocket...
    To each his own.....

    Good luck to you!!!!!

    I'll send you a private pm tomorrow.......I'm off today
    Last edit by crazensweet on Sep 2, '09
  14. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    Just wanted to pop in and encourage those who are trying to get into nursing programs. Please don't listen to anyone trying to bring you down---if you want to be a nurse, then keep pushing for it. I do, however, think CCRI is a bit disorganized, and that everyone should look at all of the options around them (not just one school).

    I took Anatomy and Human Development at CCRI in 2006, and transferred to RIC for Spring '07. I am now in my 3rd year of the nursing program at RIC and will be graduating with a BSN next May. I did not have a 4.0 or perfect grades....I have good grades (3.32 overall) and I work hard. The program here is also very competitive (90 students accepted for Fall and 60 for Spring) but I kept plugging away, got accepted, and am learning a whole lot about what nursing really is. I am proud to be a RIC student nurse.

    If you want CCRI's program...then stick with it and don't back down until you get in. That is my attitude in never let anyone tell me I can't do something. Sorry this all sounds like a corny pep talk but I really can't stand when other nurses are not encouraging to their future colleagues.

    Keep working hard, and when you think it will never happen, you'll be pleasantly surprised... and even that much more grateful when it DOES happen.

    Good luck to all! You can do it!