Hi! I applied for Sac's spring 08 nursing program. Has anyone who has applied had any trouble getting info from the nursing program? I never received an acceptance OR a rejection letter. I can not get a hold of anyone to talk to. I leave messages and get no responses. When I have gone to the school all I get is "the run around".
Anyone have any advice?
I do not have eneough pre-reqs to apply to a bsn school and I do not know of any other asn school in San Antonio.
Jan 3, '08
Before I got my ADN from a nursing school
in Ohio, I must have applied at SAC at least 6 times and I never ever got a response. I went thru the entire process, including talking with a school advisor and a nursing dpmt advisor, but it didn't help. I felt like my app was getting the File 13 treatment. I gave up on that school. I suspect they get a few thousand apps each year and can be choosy. My GPA was really high and my pre-reqs were done years before applying. I also had lots of LVN experience. It didn't matter at all. Best of luck to you.
St. Phillip's has an ADN program. It is part the the Alamo Community College district that SAC is part of. There are 3 other community colleges that are part of that district, and they might also have nursing schools
Last edit by KrysyRN on Jan 3, '08
Nov 14, '09
Hi. I saw your post in the general student forum, but then lost it in the flood of help with homwork posts.
I go to SAC (in San Antonio). I am a third semester student, currently in OB.
I wanted to warn you to be flexible about the "evening classes" part. Because of the number of students, and the limited number of clinical instructors and competition for clinical sites (currently 7 nursing programs [LVN, LVN to RN, and RN] programs functioning in San Antonio), you need to be as flexible as possible in your scheduling. I have been switched multiple times from classes (sections and times) I was registered for into another section that may be on a completely different date and time. This flex, I was to have evening clinicals Monday and Tuesday (according to the schedule) but apparently, unknown to everyone including the registrars office, there is NO 2 day clinicals in OB, they are ALL full day clinicals held on Tuesdays. Someone should tell the people creating the registration bulletins :icon_roll (yeah, that wll happen). During Mental Health, my clinical was changed 3 times before the class was started ultimately ending up with a message to show up on campus at 7 am on the day clinicals were supposed to start and we would have an instructor and clinical site assigned at that time.
You will also have clinical check offs that will need to be performed on campus during the day as well, the only time that the lab is open.
Soooo, moral of the story is, make sure you have a very flexible work schedule and boss(though by med surg 2 you will want to quit your job anyway), have child care lined up, and back up child care. During your Orientation day Ms. Sweet will tell you to take pictures of your kids and kiss your pets good-bye, but it's not that bad. Your instructors will be sympathetic to your personal "interferring phenomenae", but it is up to you to get your work done and be there when you need to be there. They hear sob stories every day from students that have some personal drama, but they have one priority, get us through the program and passing the Nclex.
Last edit by SolaireSolstice on Nov 14, '09