No waiting list at CCRI - page 2

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I am just starting this thread to help spread the word about the Nursing program at CCRI. I am currently a student finishing up my last prerequisites this semester. I am going to apply for the FAll 2010 Nursing program in June.... Read More


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    Hi, I am a student at URI. My mom has been an LPN for my entire life. At this point, she wants to take courses at CCRI to become an RN. I have been googling everywhere and I cant seem to find where she can register online. Can anyone either reply back to me or send me a private message with step by step directions + links on how I can do this for her?? thanks.

    Quote from elisiah
    I am just starting this thread to help spread the word about the Nursing program at CCRI. I am currently a student finishing up my last prerequisites this semester. I am going to apply for the FAll 2010 Nursing program in June. I am very excited to have gotten this far in my education. I am have previously received a Bachelor's Degree in another field from RIC back in 2005. I chose to attend CCRI because of its affordability and the fact that you spend less time in school (its a two year program not including the prerequisites) to make your way to a great career. Don't get me wrong in thinking that it is by any chance easy to accomplish. The courses that are required are pretty darn tough, mainly the sciences, but if determined, a person will succeed. The main point of this thread is to let prospective students know that CCRI does not retain a waiting list and as long as the student maintains great grades and fulfills all other requirements (i.e. TEAS test, immunizations, CPR certification etc), they should not face disappointment when applying to the Nursing program. A student will receive an ADN which is just as good as a BSN because both of these degree students take the same NCLEX-RN exam and can apply for the same nursing jobs. Something else worth noting is that students who graduate from CCRI with an ADN can go on to receive their BSN and receive credit for holding an RN license and still get that BSN in a short amount of time, say at RIC or another school. Oh yeah, like some other schools chemistry is not a prereq. Thank Goodness!!
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    Well, if she's a new student she will have to fill out an application for admission to the school I would guess. I just did a quick look at their website, Community College of Rhode Island, and there's a tab in red on the home page that says "How to Enroll." If she's already put in an application for addmissions and been accepted, there's a tab that says "For Students" and on the student page there's a hyperlink along the left side of the screen that says "My CCRI Help" and under that "Adding Classes." Good luck to your mom!
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    thank you TRR8021! Another question, is there a way I can find out if the class is even offered in the summer? She hasn't enrolled as a student yet. If the class is offered in the summer, she would rush to enroll quickly. However, if it's offered in the fall, perhaps, she would have more time to enroll and do everything in a timely fashion. I actually took one class at CCRI last summer so I have a login info and my #ID for "Pipeline" (although I heard a rumor you guys don't use pipeline anymore)? If I have to pretend "I'm" the student just so i can see when the class is available then i will! I just don't know how to find it. Is it the same way you explained?
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    I'm actually not a student at CCRI lol. I go to RIC, but again, I did a quick search on the website and found this link: https://bannerweb.ccri.edu:9443/pls/...disp_dyn_sched

    Just search for available classes according to the term (i.e., Summer 2010). If not, you could always call the school to get the info you need. Hope that helps!!
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    how is the nursing I CLASS USUALLY schedule. once or twice a week? cannot find time of classes online
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    Nursing 1 class is two/three hours in the morning twice a week and clinicals are also two days 7-3 pm. So four days total, FYI, in class all they do is read off power points, so its not really vital for you to be there.
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    do you start clinical right away?
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    I know at my campus they take attendance and if you objected to a question on a test they would go back and see if you attended class on the day the material was lectured on. If you missed class then they pretty much didn't give you a leg to stand on. I do agree that you shouldn't focus on the lectures but try to focus more on the reading material, thats where the test questions come from. Nursing 1 clinical usually begins with 3 weeks in the nursing lab going over basic CNA stuff and watching videos, then a few weeks in a nursing home and then the remainder of the semester is medsurg in a hospital.
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    And this is why I'm currently doing my pre-reqs for nursing at CCRI....no waiting list!!! I've met so many students who were waiting at RIC.....one for 2 years! not for me thankyouverymuch!

    That, and I had an awful AWFUL experience with RIC as a whole during the three semesters I was there as a communications major. I will NEVER go back there. Ugh.

    But I agree. While a BSN is "better", for many people(like myself), it makes sense to go the ADN-RN RN-BSN route. I'd rather pay under $5k a year and get my RN, rather than loads of money for 4 years, you know?

    But at the end of the day.....no waiting list!! haha
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    Quote from kelsey.kristine
    And this is why I'm currently doing my pre-reqs for nursing at CCRI....no waiting list!!! I've met so many students who were waiting at RIC.....one for 2 years! not for me thankyouverymuch!

    That, and I had an awful AWFUL experience with RIC as a whole during the three semesters I was there as a communications major. I will NEVER go back there. Ugh.

    But I agree. While a BSN is "better", for many people(like myself), it makes sense to go the ADN-RN RN-BSN route. I'd rather pay under $5k a year and get my RN, rather than loads of money for 4 years, you know?

    But at the end of the day.....no waiting list!! haha
    Sorry you had a bad experience at RIC, that's a shame. But to clear things up, there actually is no waiting list at RIC. You either get in or you don't; they admit the students with the best grades. I had all A's and B's in my prereq courses and had no problem getting in, am paying $6000/year in tuition (lowest 4-year college tuition around) and I'm graduating in May with a BSN....not too shabby

    I'm glad to see that CCRI no longer has a waiting list, merit based admissions is so much better. Good luck getting into nursing school!


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