Quote from Demico1986
Hi, I am going to Utah next month to start my schooling with Job corps(Clearfield) to become a nurse. They have a partnership with Davis Applied Technology College, so I will be going there to start the CNA program, then hopefully move on to the Lpn/Lvn program that they offer.My main goal is to become an RN and possibly continue my education to become a CRNA. I have no prior college schooling or nursing experience, other than 3 years of full-time care-giver work. Can anyone help me, by telling me what to look forward to, the difficulty level of nursing school for someone with no experience. Will I have a better chance at being accepted into the Lpn/Lvn program seeing that Job corps has a partnership with them?.... Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advanced!
First, congratulations on continuing your education.
Just wanted to take a moment to tell you what I know about Job Corps and though it might not be specific to your situation, hopefully it will offer some perspective.
I'm a Job Corps 'grad', myself
(Angell Job Corps in Oregon) Started there just before my 17th birthday - primarily to get crash course type preparation for the GED since I'd been out of school since early in the 9th grade...Well, and because my family was living in a hotel room at the time - so Job Corps was a great option because they also provided housing for students.
Job Corps is kind of a government run service for continued education, geared toward disadvantaged youth. (Now this is completely speculative, so take it with a grain of salt) I would imagine that Davis Applied Technology College would have something to gain from a partnership with a government run (and *funded*) education and training program. If I were to guess, I'd say that they are likely to have the number of spots to fill specifically with Job Corps students - and that those spots are tied to a government funding contract...Meaning that (remember this is completely speculative) there may be special incentive for Job Corps students to matriculate. However, I would also have to imagine that in order for them to protect their investment they would have to have application requirements that serve two purposes:
1) To ensure that Job Corps applicants will be well enough prepared to handle the curriculum and
2) To ensure that the bar is not set so high that the average Job Corps student would be unable to reach it without a reasonable amount of preparation.
So, what that means to you is (remember...speculation)...First, that you may be welcomed with opened arms by the technical college. And second, that there will likely be some requirements you will have to meet that may require a bit more work than the average Job Corps student, but that will be reasonable enough to prepare you for the CNA program and beyond.
The one caveat is this though...
If there is some competition for those theoretical spots you'll want to know as soon as possible so that you can get ready to really put your nose to the grindstone.
I wish you the best of luck!!