Anyone out there who would like to commiserate about waiting anxiously to be accepted to the ACC ADN program in the fall 2012 semester?
Have you received your petition for Nursing skills yet? Pre-reqs and co-reqs completed?
Hope to hear from some of you (or all) soon!
Feb 22, '12
by Austin404, ADN
@ pjatx -
Who knows. I'm sure it will depend on many variables. I've been told by various nursing instructors and staff that the amount that they accept mostly, if not solely, depends on the amount of nursing teaching staff that they have on hand during that semester.
Apparently, in Spring of 2011, a huge chunk of the nursing staff retired at ACC. Then, ACC was on an active hiring freeze due to state budget cuts, but I think that was lifted at the end of 2011. I've also been told by nursing staff at ACC and an adviser at UT that there really is no one to hire to fill those positions at ACC or UT. With that being said, since state law mandates the amount of students per instructor, ACC has had to cut down on the amount of students they accept every semester since that point. UT is currently offering full rides to the children of perspective nursing professors as a hiring incentive to attract the very few that are out there (I was told that by the nursing adviser at UT).
I pretty sure it will depend on how many professors they are able to hire for the fall and the amount of clinical space they're able to secure; however, I've been told that clinical space is pretty easy to find. I'm sure this rank cycle will be just as competitive as the last one, and full of re-applicants if they haven't hired more instructors.
From what I understand, last semester they accepted 112 and got to the 140s on the rank list. Apparently, applicants either differed or transferred to other schools.
Last edit by Austin404 on Feb 22, '12
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