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by Richmondrn2b

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Hi everyone i live in richmond va and i was wondering if anybody has heard anything about the bon secours nursing program. i can't figure out whether i should do that program or go through j. sargeant reynolds community college.... Read More


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    Quote from Rn2b204
    The TEAS Test doesn't determine your acceptance into the program it is just used to see where you are as far as your understanding of basic things english, reading, math, and comprehension. The test is fairly easy nothing to worry about or study for. I took it the earlier part of this month and I was accept to Bon Secours back in Jan. of this year. I think they are going to use it to help with academic counseling you know when you are having trouble with a class they can use that to assist with finding the right teaching aids to assist you to passing. So not a pre-entrance exam.

    But, yes it is a wonderful school and they do have their bad days like every program does. I think they may just be a little bit more organized and well planned. They are also getting ready to have a BSN program as well. I was told by a co-working that was trying to transfer from one of the area community colleges that they wasn't going to transfer her nursing classes because they are about to redo the whole curriculum. So she is going to go to another communtiy college in the area.


    Rn2b204, BSMSON/ Fall 2004

    Wow really!! See, I got a letter a couple of months back saying that I meet the basic requirements for the program, etc and that I needed to take the pre-enterance exam (their words not mine ) and then after that I would have to go in for the interview. So did you have your interview before you took the TEAS test? I'd love to know that I'm accepted into their program.

    Bon Secours is actually my first choice school, and then I began looking into the practical nursing program at J sarg because I didn't want to wait a year to begin the RN program, but J sarg nursing program is so darn disorganized and I'm lucky to be able to get anyone on the phone that knows anything, and of course my emails and phone calls are never returned. It's been very annoying, so I'm back to square one and I'll gladly wait to start Bon Secours program if They'll have me. I've loved everyone I've talked to so far and (GASP) they are very prompt with getting back with me if I've got a question.

    Can't beat that.

    Thanks for your post. I feel better knowing that my acceptance doesn't hinge on this test. I feel confident that I'll do fine, but I tend to stress anyway.
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    Quote from sleepymom
    Wow really!! See, I got a letter a couple of months back saying that I meet the basic requirements for the program, etc and that I needed to take the pre-enterance exam (their words not mine ) and then after that I would have to go in for the interview. So did you have your interview before you took the TEAS test? I'd love to know that I'm accepted into their program.

    Bon Secours is actually my first choice school, and then I began looking into the practical nursing program at J sarg because I didn't want to wait a year to begin the RN program, but J sarg nursing program is so darn disorganized and I'm lucky to be able to get anyone on the phone that knows anything, and of course my emails and phone calls are never returned. It's been very annoying, so I'm back to square one and I'll gladly wait to start Bon Secours program if They'll have me. I've loved everyone I've talked to so far and (GASP) they are very prompt with getting back with me if I've got a question.

    Can't beat that.

    Thanks for your post. I feel better knowing that my acceptance doesn't hinge on this test. I feel confident that I'll do fine, but I tend to stress anyway.



    Yes, I had my interview in Nov. 03 and then got my acceptance letter in Jan. 04. So yes I had my interview first. Like I said I didn't take the TEAS test until THIS July I think on 5th. I know it was the first week in July. And they specifically said to me that this has nothing to do with being accepted. I guess we all had that look on our face. :uhoh21: You will do fine. I haven't received my results back as of yet either and really haven't thought about it until I saw your post.

    I am really excited to be going to Bon Secours. I had a friend to graduate May 03 and she had nothing but wonderful things to say about the program. They keep you really involved there with all the activities they have amongst the students. They have their hands in everthing. It is a really great diploma program. Yes there staff is very professional and they always return your call promptly. No waiting weeks or months for an answer to any question you may have. They don't mind you calling check on your status or anything. They are really nice and undestanding. And the financial aide lady OH MY GOD!!! they need more like her gets real one-on-one with you and makes sure you have all the things you need no running around or mis-information she was on point.

    You know I could go on and on about that school so I am going to go before I can't stop. But if you want more information on anything I don't mind answering your questions (if I can).

    Good luck with your acceptance process I know you will do fine and soon will be a Bon Secours nursing student.


    Rn2b204
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    Quote from Rn2b204
    Yes, I had my interview in Nov. 03 and then got my acceptance letter in Jan. 04. So yes I had my interview first. Like I said I didn't take the TEAS test until THIS July I think on 5th. I know it was the first week in July. And they specifically said to me that this has nothing to do with being accepted. I guess we all had that look on our face. :uhoh21: You will do fine. I haven't received my results back as of yet either and really haven't thought about it until I saw your post.

    I am really excited to be going to Bon Secours. I had a friend to graduate May 03 and she had nothing but wonderful things to say about the program. They keep you really involved there with all the activities they have amongst the students. They have their hands in everthing. It is a really great diploma program. Yes there staff is very professional and they always return your call promptly. No waiting weeks or months for an answer to any question you may have. They don't mind you calling check on your status or anything. They are really nice and undestanding. And the financial aide lady OH MY GOD!!! they need more like her gets real one-on-one with you and makes sure you have all the things you need no running around or mis-information she was on point.

    You know I could go on and on about that school so I am going to go before I can't stop. But if you want more information on anything I don't mind answering your questions (if I can).

    Good luck with your acceptance process I know you will do fine and soon will be a Bon Secours nursing student.


    Rn2b204

    Well that's great. I'm feeling much better about the TEAS test. Well, I know you must be really excited about starting up. Will you be in the part time, accelerated, or full time program? I'm hoping that I'll be able to do the accelerated program. I've only got 4 more classes to go and then all I'll have left is nursing classes. Assuming I get accepted.

    Have you thought about where you want to work when you graduate? I noticed on the website that the Bon Secours hospital has won numerous awards for generally being a wonderful place to work. That's really encouraging.

    Best of luck to you! :spin:
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    Hi. Just reading some of the postings and thought I'd say that I'm going to Bon Secours currently. I will finish up my last two semesters (Yea!) and be done!:hatparty: I have loved being there and have found all the teachers to be helpful and knowledgeable. My NUR 100 teacher still says hello and calls me by name in the hall. I would recommend the program for those who want more clinical time. I must admit that I'm envious of a friend of mine who went to PVCC at the same time I did and has finished already. However, she was on their wait list for a while before getting in. Being 31 already, I didn't want to be on a waiting list. The entrance test and essay was easy enough. Good luck with your decision. Feel free to ask me questions or look me up if you decide to go there! Cindi
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    Quote from sleepymom
    Well that's great. I'm feeling much better about the TEAS test. Well, I know you must be really excited about starting up. Will you be in the part time, accelerated, or full time program? I'm hoping that I'll be able to do the accelerated program. I've only got 4 more classes to go and then all I'll have left is nursing classes. Assuming I get accepted.

    Have you thought about where you want to work when you graduate? I noticed on the website that the Bon Secours hospital has won numerous awards for generally being a wonderful place to work. That's really encouraging.

    Best of luck to you! :spin:


    I will be doing the full-time day program. I still have 7 more pre-reqs to take. I won't be finish until 5/2007 maybe earlier being that I have 1/2 of my pre-req's taken.

    I think I want to work for bon secours their new hospital St.Frances. But, I think I really want to be at MCV/Level 1 trauma center in one of their ICU's or in the OR. I will see when I get to that point.


    Rn2b204


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