ACC Spring 2013 hopefuls - page 2
Anyone else out there? I'm starting my prerequisites this spring, and will be applying this summer for the spring of 13. Anyone else in the same boat?... Read More
Sep 20, '12 by texasRN_14, LVN, RNI am confused. I got a ranking email almost a month ago. Is this a new one or...? I have 52.56 points but Im not sure how it counts for the alternate entry class.. I have a lot of Bs for the co-recs bc I took them a long time ago before I knew how competitive nursing school was. And yes I work at a SNF right now and have worked as a CNA in the past.
Sep 20, '12 by kdell23I received my ranking letter back in the middle of July as well. I think they sent letters out in July to those who applied during the first half of the application period, and then just sent letters out now to those who submitted their applications during the second half of the application period. This allowed those who applied earlier and ranked high enough, to register for the first fall 8 or 10 week session of nursing skills 1105. Those who rank high enough from this second batch of letters will probably be granted permission to register for second 8 or 10 week session of the skills class. Acceptance letters won't go out until October for everyone though.
Sep 20, '12 by texasRN_14, LVN, RNThanks for the clarification kdell! Does anyone know how close to Oct 1 they will send out the letters? Only 11 days until the 1st!
Sep 20, '12 by elfimkakdell23, that's exactly right. My friend who took hesi and applied in July, received her rank back then too. I took hesi and applied in August and got my rank now.
Sep 24, '12 by yejin0816Hi, Everyone
I am also waiting to get the acceptance letter for Spring 2013.
I think this is my 4th time applying to the program. I have been lazy about re-taking courses since I am working full time.
This time, I have 63.15 total points. When I took HESI, I received B.
Currently, I am taking Nursing skills which I have pushed for about 3 semesters.
We are almost there since acceptance letters will be sent out in October.
Good luck everyone!
Sep 28, '12 by michellemcCheck your email. I got a petition. I'm taking the online/hybrid course at RRC on Wednesday mornings.
Sep 28, '12 by elfimkaMichellemc, that's great!
What is a petition? Permission to take nursing skills?
Sep 28, '12 by kmclartyMichellemc -- Did you get it today? do you mind sharing what your rank number was? I am on edge wondering if I'll get one.
Sep 30, '12 by texasRN_14, LVN, RNHey everyone, so tomorrow is the 1st! Hopefully they send out letters this week. However, I found out from the nursing office that since I am doing Alternate Entry, I won't find out until November since the deadline for Alt entry applicants isn't until Oct 16. Brutal! Good luck to everyone and I'll still be checking this post to see who got in
Oct 1, '12 by thuynwinHello Everyone,
Decided I would post a comment and say to everyone GOOD LUCK! I just got a petition today to take the Nursing Skills 1 (kind of late...thought I got an acceptance letter...lol. I think someone rejected this semester because they didn't/couldn't take it, but no worries I will jump to it in a heart beat!) I am also applying for the Spring 2013... which I really hope I get in, because this will be my third time applying. I've been out of school since January, almost a year, just waiting. *Sigh* Looking back, there could have been many things i could have done differently that would have SAVED me so many semesters...but oh well, the turtle will eventually get there. If some of you are tired of waiting, I heard Temple College doesn't have a waiting list and people tend to get accepted right away. The catch is is that they only have applicants once a year, and I believe it's around March. I don't know exactly where you would be doing your clinicals (I think Scott and White) but I would ask since we are Austinites and the drive would be pretty far going to temple as it is. I was going to do this, but decided not too because of the drive and I had really thought I was going to get into the that semester...another mistake.
BUT it's not all bad news for me this year. I landed an awesome job at St. David's Hospital! Been there since January. I don't know if I saw it on this thread or somewhere else, but it WOULD tremendously help you if you get a job in the medical field while in nursing school. You should try to become a PCT/ CNA (same thing), you would have to do most of the leg work, but from what I've seen and heard, you do ALMOST everything that a nurse does...so you would be more advanced and ahead once you start the nursing program. You should get your CNA certification...it doesn't take that long maybe like a month or 2, ACC offers it and other places around Austin does too, super easy. I paid 400 bucks, got my certification so I could get my foot in the door- i currently don't do alot of CNA work at all. Im what they call an Endoscopy Tech. It's kind of different in my department. Think of it like a Surgical Technologist and an RN. Some nurses in my department can't do my job, and I can't do theirs. You would have to be trained to do it and it takes about a year to learn everything, and still then you're still learning. We actually assist the doctors during the procedures, like his right hand man, kind of like a surgical tech.
So like I said, get a job somewhere anywhere, it would help you. My supervisor tells me all the time that she is willing to adjust my schedule, do whatever it takes so I can finish school and then become a nurse in her department. If you work for a hospital, they LOVE hiring within, and it's guaranteed to have a job lined up for you the day after you pass your boards. Plus, if you have trouble with your coursework, just go to work and ask! =)
Anyways I have written a story on here, but hopefully me sharing my life to you guys and give yall some pointers on how to tackle this. Good luck!
Oct 2, '12 by michellemcHi elfimka, You are correct; the petition is permission to take Nursing Skills. It doesn't guarantee I will get into the Spring class, but it means my ranking score is high enough that I might get in. I have to take Nursing Skills this semester to be eligible for the Spring class.
You also asked about taking co-reqs over to improve your ranking. It is hard to say how much difference it makes, because it depends on where you are in the list, and what other people have (which you don't have any way to know), and they can retake classes too. I applied for the fall with a 54.18. I had a similar ranking score as you: all A's, except 2 B's in co-reqs (speech and psychology - both from 1979!). In the fall, I was ranked number 223. They took 95 students in the fall, but some of the first 95 didn't accept the offer (or pass the background check or did not enter for whatever reason). Someone posted that they were number 124 (which was 99 away from me) and did get in. Since I knew when I reapplied that I would be close to the top 100, but on the edge, I decided it would be a good idea to improve my score. I retook Intro to Psychology over the summer. I think it improved my ranking, but I don't think I will ever know how many people I moved in front of, if any.
Hi kmclarty, I don't mind sharing; my ranking is 60.09. However, you might be more interested in the information that was posted today on the ACC Application Status page. Petitions were sent to everyone with a ranking of 57.09 and higher.
They also posted that acceptance letters will be sent in the next week!
Oct 4, '12 by nickasarbataGood luck to everyone! Emails coming today or tomorrow!! Crossing fingers for us all!!
Oct 4, '12 by Savvy.FNickasarbata-I thought the website said within the next week(so by tuesday)? Or do you have further info to why it could be out by tomorrow? If so thatd be awesome!