Student Applying to NVCC For Nursing Program Starting in Fall 2013 - page 2

Hi Everyone! I really wanted to begin a thread about NVCC's Nursing Program due to begin in Fall 2013 (Applications are due May 2013). I am starting my pre-reqs in January, because I have been in school elsewhere. I know it... Read More

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    I am in the online-hybrid NVCC. My GPA is 3.6, My TEAS as 99. As long as you got all your paper work in according to their checklist, you should be fine. I applied once before for the tradiditional fall 2012, and because my foreign high school diploma was not properly evaluated, they returned my application, so I have to get in the spring 2013.
    Thanks summer03 for your information, I was worried about ADN find jobs. This is a great relief. I always thought that the employers seem to like graduates from NVCC because of the reputation.

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    I just submitted my application to the Traditional program.

    My GPA is 3.33 right now, but will go up at the end of April as I have 2 A's in courses and am confident I'll remain there.
    My TEAS scores were 98, 92, 98 (first time)

    I'm really worried because I just realized that I didn't send a manilla folder with my name and Student ID on it; I sent an email and will probably call them to ask if I should resubmit my application because I do have plenty of time. I wonder how strict they will be on that.

    Sooooo nervous.
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    Amiga, sorry to be slow replying, as I have not been on this site this month. Inova seems to do a mass hiring of new graduates in the summer, around July. My suggestion would be to take your NCLEX early, say June, and then keep your eye open for Inova job announcements. Mine was called System Float Pool Nurse and it is an RN1. Inova's openings for the new grads do not seem to be up there long, so you have to look just about every day and apply on line. This past year Inova had two such mass hirings of probably 50+ each time. The second was February. So many of my 2012 graduating classmates seem to be in these hiring groups with me. Sometimes it feels like NOVA at Inova. Hope this helps and good luck.
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    hanoi98, you are right that the hospitals prefer BSNs and I and my classmates had to sign agreements that we would get our BSN within 3 years. The nice thing is that Inova helps pay education costs. Also, NOVA does seem to have a very good reputation and there is demand, so we get hired with our ADNs.
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    suziechu, I suggest you just ask them if they need more. I am betting you get in. Good luck.
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    I submitted my application to the NVCC traditional nursing degree program on April 5th, 2013. I have a 3.8 GPA in the five science courses (Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, Chemistry 1 and 2, and Microbiology) that I took at NVCC last year. My TEAS scores are 1) Reading: 90.5%, 2) Mathematics: 83.3%, and 3) English and Language Usage: 90.0%. I reviewed the ATI test workbook before taking the TEAS. I am a male (which may work to my advantage), but I am also older than most of the students currently in the program (which may work to my disadvantage). I have other academic degrees but I only had one undergraduate degree transcript sent to NVCC in order to receive credit for the SDV 101, ENG 111, CST and HUM courses. Based upon the information that I received from NVCC, NVCC will accept approximately 150 applicants for the class starting on August 21st, 2013, and the overall acceptance rate will be approximately 50%. NVCC will notify all applicants of their acceptance or rejection by June 21st, 2013.
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    NOVA EMT, everything you said sounds right to me. And you sure sound organized, too! That is exactly the type of student that does well in the program and the program wants. Assuming you live in the area covered by NOVA, I am pretty confident you will get accepted and then do very well in the program. Males were a distinct minority in my class, so I am guessing you are right that will help, but I doubt you will need such help to be accepted. Also, I would not worry at all about age. I found there were two major age groups: young 20-somethings and older 40,50-somethings. I was a tweener, haha.

    I think it will work out great for you.
    Last edit by summer03 on Apr 8, '13
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    Thanks for your insight. I do live in NVCC's service area, which I know will improve my chances for acceptance. FYI, I am 59 years old, so if I am accepted I will be 60 years old when I begin the program and I will be 61 years old when I graduate from the program.
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    June 21st sounds like a LONG way to go. I am so anxious!

    Update - I emailed and asked about the manilla folder issue and they said they put me on file and to just send one with a copy of my application. I attached the email to it just in case they weren't sure why I was re-sending. I got my receipt notice last night via email, so I guess now all I have to do is wait!
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    @summer03 - I know I'm getting ahead of myself here, but I am so anxious about testing; what are your suggestions for studying for the TEAS? I plan to try to study as I go through the program (assuming I get in) so I feel prepared when the time comes. I also want to work for INOVA hospitals. Also, are you now working toward your BSN? Which program are you attending? I was curious how long it would take. I'm currently cooking baby #2, so I have to be proactive in planning for the future in order to work around my family.

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