Houston Community College ADN - page 2

Hello All, I am finishing up my B.S. in Health Science right now, and I am interesting in applying to HCC's ADN program for fall 2010. The website isn't very helpful, and I am currently living in Oregon, so I can't just pop in... Read More

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    I know of alot of ppl that have previous degrees that are in the program currently. I really don't think that previous credits matter, as long as you have what is required for being able to apply. You need to go to lonestar.edu and I know, atleast for North Harris you can now do their orientation online. There you can get all the info you need!

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    I think it's a good idea to apply to HCC's ADN program AND other nursing programs in the area. From what I've heard, HCC ADN tends to have a lot of hurdles to jump over compared to the other programs. Don't put all your eggs in one basket--especially if that basket is HCC ADN. It's a great program (I went there ) but it can get real crazy/tedious when it comes to dealing with the administrative side of things. If you get into HCC, great. It's a good place to learn, and if you choose to go somewhere else, good for you. Just don't get to frustrated dealing with 'the nursing office,' those folks work real hard and sometimes there's just not enough time/resources to cater to everybody. Good luck!

    ETA: Your degree doesn't really affect your application status either way, as long as you have the pre-reqs they require, you should have no problem. For the person who "tested out" of some classes. You may have to take them (not sure what their current policy is) just call them way ahead of time so in case you do have to take them, you'll have enough time to get them over with before the semester you want to start nursing school).
    Last edit by Scrubs911 on Oct 1, '09 : Reason: To add more info.
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    Have you tried Lonestar college sytem?They go by points but you get points by taking 32 credit hours in the education part of rn program 4points.up to 4 points for taking bio 2401 or 2402 (they use the highest grade), general pyscology, and english 1301 grades averaged.Then when you take the hesi you can get up to 4 points from your score.The higher the point number you can choose which school you want to attend but if not theyll give you your second school choice.most get an 11.3 and up to get in
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    As a current student in the ADN program, I would recomend checking out Lonestar College, Lee college, Houston Baptist university. Hcc has a high failure rate in Pediatrics, OB, and ther HESI to graduate has a high failure rate also. The campus is all unorganized, they will tell you your excepted to the program and then tell you they made a mistake and your not excepted. We have Med-surg students about to graduate school doing clinicals at a nursing home and getting no skills, and most of the other schools get all the good ckinical spots. In all honesty go to the Texas Board of Nursing web site and you can look at the schools pass and fail rates, and so on. They truley dont want you to make, they make more money if you fail and can let someone elsse on.
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    I see the orignial post was a bit ago, however, wanted to chime in. Did the orignial OP ever get intoa program?

    I did prereqs at HCC. it was a horrible experience. I did a transitional LVN to RN program at Wharton. It was a terrific school and I loved the instructors. I found that the drive was comparable to inner Houston areas. Mainly because there was NO TRAFFIC because Wharton is sorta considered in the sticks. I did get a quality education though. We did some clinicals in Med Center but carpooling helped out a lot.
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    I agree with concerned student. I was in the HCC ADN program in the fall '09 semester. It was awful. So unorganized. They tell you where to go for class, then change it at the last minute. They added an extra class (assessment) on Fridays at the last minute. I passed Foundations, but made a 73 in assessment. I didn't go back. Got in Lonestar with an 11.6, so I'm not dumb. HCC is just not a good teaching school. Most of the professors are lazy, have an attitude and like "concerned student" said, they seem to want you to fail so they can make the money when you have to retake it. They have a large failure rate, but they only advertise the high NCLEX passing rate. That's b/c the ones that actually graduate are the smartest. I heard that 60% of the peds class failed. Stay away from this school. It needs to be audited. I know 2 people that wrote annonymous letters to the Coleman College President. They were passing, but barely.
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    You should try applying to other programs besides HCC. They are extremly competitive so many people are trying to go there and i have heard that they aren't that helpful during the process and while in school. I have a couple of friends who went to san jacinto who said that there program was well organized and a benefical preperation for their careers. I believe most of the 4 year schools have accelerated programs like UHV, UT houston and UTMB. Good luck

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