How Competitive is Northern Virginia Comm College? - page 2

by koblyn12 8,454 Views | 12 Comments

I want to become an RN. I have done all the pre-reqs at Northern Virginia Community College. And I have taken the TEAS but need to redo the math section. I heard that the program is hard to get into and my GPA is only a 2.75... Read More


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    I'm so thrilled to finally talk to someone with something POSITIVE to say about nursing! I know a lot of people come to this site to vent, but it really is unsettling to read all this rants about how much people hate nursing. Thanks for making me feel better about my choice! Good luck to you in the future!
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    I applied for the traditional nursing program that started in 2010 and was not accepted. I had a 2.9 GPA and was in the 80s-90s for all of my TEAS sections. I also live in Fairfax County. Since then I have retaken some courses that I had not done well in and brought my GPA up to a 3.79. I am hoping to be a lot more competitive this time around.
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    I have seen where they hire a lot of LPNs for home health care and there are a growing number of opportunities in home health care. Admission to NVCC Traditional Nursing is very competive, pretty much along the lines expectedtobehere said. I got in Fall 2010 with a 3.8, for example. It also is a lot of work once you are in the program and I graduated in Spring 2012 with a 3.4. I currently work at INOVA Fair Oaks as an RN1 and am making almost $70K/year because I get a differential for being on the night and weekend shift, which was the only placement available to me as an ADN. The hospitals seem to give prefence to BSNs, but demand has been sufficient for more people in my class to still have been hired by hospitals than for any other type of job. NOVA nurses seem to have very good reputations with hospitals and it was not much work for me to get a job in one. When you factor in benefits, hospitals are paying nurses twice what home health care pays.
    Last edit by summer03 on Feb 5, '13 : Reason: typo


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