CCRI Acceptance? - page 2

Hi everyone. Im 19 years old, leaving for Basic Training in the Army in 3 weeks and come back in October. I want to get my Associates in Nursing at CCRI but ive heard that the acceptance to the... Read More

  1. by   mgalano
    I'm with frogs. The newest pass rates aren't published yet, but our school has recieved them stating ccri is leading. Not that it even matters I was just saying that if you don't have a way to choose a program then go by the pass rates.
  2. by   kellbell11
    Hi all ! Congrats to everyone accepted! I have a curious question for any students that have started the program or finished. Is there a difference in clinical locations based on what campus you are accepted?

    I understand that each semester progresses to a different level so for example it would make sense to have all students do clinicals at Hasbro while learning pediatric.. But just generally speaking if you live in Newport are accepted to the Newport campus, would you do clinicals at Newport hospital? If you are in Warwick at the Warwick campus would you do clinicals at Kent?

    I have been accepted to Warwick this fall and I live in Bristol.. I have actually been flexible enough to consider moving to Warwick or surrounding areas in order to make life a bit simpler as Bristol is at min 30 min commute.. I have a 4 yr old that needs to change preschools due to his current one not being open early enough for me to consider commuting from Bristol and make it anywhere on time..

    At the same time searching for rentals has become a thorn in my side, perhaps I am picky, but there seems to be soo many dumpy outdated attic type apartments for outrageous prices,even in places like pawtucket, CF, woonyville (not a fan) and then if I do find something, as a parent, I have to do a bunch of sex offender/criminal checks for that area and I wonder if it best to take my chances and re apply to Newport for Jan.. or possibly Lincoln if I am better suited to find affordable rentals in that area (johnston/smithfield.. ) ... Just looking for some insight on those already in what are they saying about clinicals is there a major difference between campuses? and any insight on rentals too
  3. by   violin9
    KellBell11 - Did you apply this month - the June application period? I did. I ran into a classmate a few days ago who said that she called to check on her application and was told that she did not get in. I drove down to the Knight Campus where I applied and checked on my application. I was told that they don't make decisions until July. I don't know why this classmate would have lied to me. She seemed like a fairly nice person. I checked with three different individuals about this and they all gave me the same answer. They don't decide until July and this student could not have found out this early. It's maddening!

    Any thoughts anyone?
  4. by   kellbell11
    With regards to your situation, the first open application for the upcoming fall is held in Feb. The bulk of students who apply then are accepted (number wise). If there are still seats available then they will open another month up, which this time was June. And yes it takes a month. I found out late March I was accepted as I appled in Feb. Then in August the first open application for Spring start (Newport/Lincoln) is held and if seats are still available they hold another in October.
  5. by   violin9
    Thank you for the information. I'll sit tight and keep it in perspective.
  6. by   mgalano
    kellbell- The first semester they base your clinical location on where you live (they try to) all other semester are at different hospitals. You don't go to one hospital more than once.

    Me and my husband own a house in Woonsocket and I go to the Lincoln campus, My first semester I got St. Antiones as a nursing home in North Smithfield and Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket for a hospital. It was great having both places 5 minutes from my house but next semester I could get Kent, RI hospital etc. They arent releasing where I will be until 1 week before classes start. Which is kind of tough because I need to let daycare know which days my daughter will be attending.
  7. by   violin9
    I have been considering a number of options. First of all, I will once again apply for the Flanagan campus day nursing program in August. I was also considering taking the two prerequisite courses which I need to apply to the respiratory therapy program. They are College Algebra and Chemistry. I don't know if it's worth it to do this, in case I am accepted this time around to the nursing program at which time I would not need these courses.

    Any thoughts anyone?

    Maybe I should just give up totally if I get rejected once again in the August period and just find jobs playing my violin. I played at a wedding today.

    oh well
  8. by   mgalano
    for this august app period are you applying for spring flanagan?
  9. by   violin9
    Yes, the August open application period begins today and lasts through the end of the month. I was at that enrollment services at Flanagan at 8am to hand in the application, etc. This would be for the Spring of 2012 and a full complement of spaces. There would be more than the left-over spots of the June application period.

    I was toying with the idea of taking chemistry and college algebra in the fall to qualify for application to the Respiratory Therapy program in their February 2012 period (I've made a science of this!), but enough is enough. Too much striving - It's exhausting mentally and physically. So I have decided to register for two applied music courses at RIC - private lessons in violin and piano, both of which I have been playing for many years.

    The available spaces for Spring 2012 occurred at the Flanagan and Newport day programs only. I was told by a Mr. Rob Giovino, a person involved in the decision process that there were an equal number of spots in either campus. So, here's hoping.

    So if it's not nursing, it will be the Boston Symphony Orchestra. - just kidding.

    Thanks for listening.
  10. by   violin9
    one more thing - I was thinking that logically, if I didn't get in this application period, if there were spots left over for the next application period in October, should I bother reapplying? I emailed Mr. Giovino who gave me a generic answer "if there are spots available in October, you may apply." What is going to make me more attractive as a candidate in October when they have fewer spaces if they didn't want me in August when there was a full complement of spaces?

    You can't get anywhere with these people. You're at their mercy and you have very little control of the outcome. Just know that.
  11. by   spankybax320
    I also put in for Nursing day I think that if you have good grades in anatomy,physiology and Dose calculations. You should get in. Good luck ,your other idea the Chem 103 or general chem is a good one you need the chem to apply to RIC or URI . As of Fall 2012 (Sept) CCRI is going to a pt system this should make thing more transparent. I have read a lot of nonsense about conspiracy and political rigging I see no evidence of any sort just hearsay,speculation and foolishness. I also read claims that RIC had higher pass scores for( Nursing Boards) that is all BS. CCRI has the highest pass rate and the most students in one year. I think 270 -320 students in any given year. I did read that Fatima St Joe's diploma school had 100 % pass rate this semester they take CCRI classes. I hope others that put in for Jan 2012 join in this. And I thank Mgalano for passing on useful information and insight. Thank you Michelle

    Lata Sean
  12. by   spankybax320
    I applied in Aug 2011 for Jan 2012 I was told they would let me know in November.. I was emailed Sept 28,2011. I had been conditionally accepted to the Day Nursing Program.
    I have read a lot of nonsense about CVS Caremark people having first spots, untrue.
    The system is as fare as can be if you get good grades you will get in my GPA is a 3.95 in the Nursing program. And 3.67 overall.. Maybe some people did not get in because they did not get the grades.
    This of course is a double edge sword -personally I think the GPA based system the new point system is good and also bad.
    1. The grades you get in the Holy grail Anatomy-Physiology-Dosage Calculations, are important do not take this the wrong way but they are not a correct prediction - if you will be a good nurse?
    2. They do not have a interview -- Maybe that would help. I tutor Anatomy, Physiology, and have met some great students that can not get higher then a B. Some are CNA's and have a lot of hospital experience.
    3.CCRI has more clinical spaces then URI and RIC and more hours of clinical experience.
    4. CCRI has the highest pass rate of the Nclex in the state run schools.
    5. For the money CCRI is the better choice and the State pact of classes that will transfer to URI or RIC.
    6. Remember URI takes twice as many Nursing students as they have spots for clinicals it takes a student 5 1/2 years on average to graduate from URI.I do not know anything about RIC.
    7. If you get a RN from CCRI you can go directly into URI or RIC and finish up your BSN.This is possible because you are not competing for clinical positions.
    The clinical positions are the challenge for the Colleges - To think out loud I wonder what impact New England Tech's new
    R N program is going to have on the number of clinical spots for the State Schools.
    Clinical positions, clinical positions, clinical positions. THIS is what it is all about..... And YES Anatomy will weed out a lot-but if you are determined YOU CAN DO THIS ... Good Luck -- And now the work really begins.