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!!