San Antonio college

  1. 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.
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    mother/NICU nurse
    Specialty: NICU


  3. by   EricJRN
    Moved to the Texas Forum for better responses. Good luck to you!
  4. by   KrysyRN
    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
  5. by   mandeeh
    Hello, I am starting my last semester at San Antonio College on Monday!! First of all, I hope you have a really high GPA!! You also need to have most if not all of your pre-reqs finished. There are tons of applicants each semester and limited slots available. Competition is fierce. If you applied to start in Jan. and have not heard anything yet, you probably wont get in this time around. Last semester I heard that they were starting new classes 4 times per year instead of just 2, but I dont know if they still are. I can tell you that they are going through a lot of changes right now and everyone there seems overworked and over stressed! (including the students!) So it could be that they havent had time to return calls. They do that to existing students as well. All I can say is keep trying and good luck!!
  6. by   futurenurse00
    hey there, im a fellow sac student, i was wondering if u got accepted into the nursing program at sac, ur message was posted back in january, how did everythg go?
  7. by   futurenurse00
    :wink2:Hellow fellow sac students, im also attending sac right now and hoping to get into the nursing program...if anybody here got accepted into the program, any advice on what to do to better our chances into getting in?
  8. by   myrose
    I'm still waiting to hear from Sac. I heard they will be letting people know if they are accepted mid May. Someone told me they do not send out "sorry, you did not get in" letters which makes sence because I never heard anything from them last semester. My GPA is a 3.6 so i'm feeling good about it (but i'm getting my hopes up).
  9. by   mandeeh
    Good luck to all of you applying!! I graduate May 10, last day of school is tomorrow! Be ready, nursing school is a challenge!
  10. by   myrose
    Thanks Mandee! Did you like SAC? Can you tell me what a normal week was like for you there, such as were you roughly there from 8-3 or did it change daily etc... And any pointers would be great! Thanks and Congrats!
  11. by   mandeeh
    SAC was ok. I have to warn you that the first level instructors seem to be the most "out to get you". If you can make it through Fundamentals and Med/Surg 1, the rest isnt so bad, (instructor wise). For the first semester, we went to school 2 days a week but I cant remember how many hours I think it was only 4 hours in class and 1 day in clinical which was about 6 hours. You start clinicals right away so be ready. Then it's on to med/surg 1, then to med/surg 2 and mental health. Try to take your med/surg 2 right after med/surg 1, because it makes it a little easier than if you throw mental health in between them. Then, you are on to ob and pedi. Then critical care and management. You may want to look at rate my professors to get an idea of who to pick. Your first level classes are assigned to you, and after that, you are on your own picking your instructors. All I can say is study, study, study! I actually thought that med/surg 2 was the hardest class, so be ready for that, it was the one that more people failed than any other class. Good luck!! If you need to know anything specific, let me know. -Mandee
  12. by   Dottie, RN
    I realize the last post was over a year ago, so I'm hoping to get a reply, but if not, that's ok. I just found out a couple weeks ago that I've been accepted into SAC's RN program! I'll be going in the evenings, and from what I understand, it'll be Mon-Tues. - lecture/lab 4:00-7:45 p.m., and Wed.-Thurs. - clinical 4:00-9:45 p.m. I'm very excited, but at the same time, I'm sure it'll be a challenge. What did you think of SAC's program? Is anyone else out there going to SAC in the evening beginning January?
  13. by   SolaireSolstice
    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
  14. by   myrose
    I was accepted to Sac also. I chose however to go to Baptist School of Health Professions instead. I didn't like SAC's lack of organization (to say the least.) Baptist is also an ASN program and has an evening program. The evening scheldue is Mon-Thur (6-9 or 10 I think) and an all day clinical on Sat.
    Both schools produce great nurses so I am sure you will do fine at SAC. Good luck. The 2 years will fly by.