Hi everyone. Just like you guys, I was once seeking acceptance into the STCC nursing program
. I was accepted into the program and have partially completed the program. The only problem, I am now on academic probation since I failed 2 classes (by less than 1 point in both) Although I have come to realize that whether it was 1 point, 1/2 a point or 2 points, it doesn't matter...I have to sit out 2 semesters. I now understand that everything happens for a reason and I will be returning this Fall where I left off.
If you go back to the "Fall 2010 hopefuls" thread that I started, you will see that all of us where just as nervous and eager as you all are and will be until you receive the "phone call" saying that you have been accepted. I decided to post on this thread in hopes of helping by answering any questions and offering positive advice for anyone wishing to be accepted into the program.
First off, I am sure you all have heard that the Fall program is the hardest to get into. And guess what??? It is! The committee chooses the top 60 highest ranking scores. What I know as fact...the most important thing in securing a spot in the top 60 is to make certain that you have completed all your required science courses with all A's. That is the bottom line!
Now on to the actual classes in the program...the 1st bit of advice that I can offer is keep your ears open at all times but NEVER accept any information from a classmate as FACT. ALWAYS listen to YOUR gut! Also, I have to be very honest and say that this program is not easy but completely do-able if you are focused and determined. If you focus on the material that is presented to you and study and retain it, you have nothing to worry about.
When I was placed on academic probation I was devastated because I worked so hard to get accepted and I felt I blew it in one semester. I was doing too many things outside of school. I was working a full time job and a part time job and trying to manage studies. I am not saying that is impossible but for me....it was impossible. I was cheating myself study time that I desperately needed on a daily basis.
Nursing is a 2nd career choice for me and I will tell you that being in the program made me so disgusted that I did not seek this profession years ago. I fell in love with Nursing once I was taught all of the things that I've been taught thus far. But there is nothing I can do about the past. However, what I will tell each of you, do not take this opportunity for granted. Go over and above what is expected of you and the benefits will be reaped.
Take care everyone and the best of luck to each of you!!