Student Applying to NVCC For Nursing Program Starting in Fall 2013 - page 12

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... Read More

  1. by   spoland
    NOVA EMT- Not adding anything important here, but just wanted to say...if you can take pharmacology with [moderator edit of name], DO IT. Love him!! Such a fun teacher, and very intelligent. Plus he almost always lets out at least an hour early (but our class was 3 hours, so I don't know if they're the same way currently).
    Last edit by Pixie.RN on Oct 19, '13
  2. by   Pixie.RN
    Just a reminder: per the website Terms of Service (TOS), by which we all agree to abide upon registering with this site, posting staff or faculty names in the forums is prohibited. I have edited several posts in this thread. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
  3. by   summer03
    NOVA EMT, I have taken both in-person and online courses. I agree it is more convenient not to go to class and you can get the "lecture" material online. I think there is no significant difference in material, but I do think that the mechanics of online can sometimes be frustrating; there were sometimes glitches in what was posted. I hesitate to say this, but I think the younger you are, the more likely you are to find online second nature. One thought, pharmacology online; the nursing courses in-person? I am sure you will do well whatever you decide.
  4. by   summer03
    Spoland, so you ended up at NVCC? I noticed Tidewater in your profile. I think ultimately I would like to end up in a hospital down there, maybe Virginia Beach. Know anything about those places?
  5. by   spoland
    Summer 03, I'm from Northern Va and went to NVCC for nursing pre-reqs, but I could never meet their TEAS requirement and used up my 3 attempts.

    I moved south to be with my hs sweetheart and was just accepted to Thomas nelson cc. We live in Petersburg right now but will be moving to Williamsburg or newport news in a month or so!
  6. by   spoland
    Oops didn't answer your question - no, I'm not all that familiar with things down here...but I do know you won't make nearly as much at a hospital down here. I've stalked some forums and was kind of blown away by that...but Northern VA is a higher cost of living so I guess it makes sense.
  7. by   summer03
    spoland, thank you for being so responsive. Williamsburg and Newport News are great places to live; I have friends there who would never trade that area for NVA. Also, Thomas Nelson is supposed to be a very good school and I have seen where its pass rates for NCLEX are similar to those for NOVA. Congratulations on getting into Thomas Nelson.

    Plus, that is just so romantic about still being with your HS sweetheart. Awww.
    Last edit by summer03 on Oct 20, '13
  8. by   Simplyjustine
    Hi guys, I JUST created my account so I apologize for not having a picture... I am curious if any of you took a spring prerequisite RIGHT before the deadline, and if your grade was posted in time to make it. I will be graduating the LPN program this year and want to apply to the LPN - RN program for 2015. I still need Bio 150, SDV 101, and Hlth 141, and wanted to take them spring 2015, which the end of the semester seems to ride a fine line with the fall nursing deadline :/
  9. by   bushraf
    Hi i am almost done with my PreReq but i am just really nervous about the teas. Any advice on how to study for it and where to study from? Thanks
  10. by   Simplyjustine
    Bushraf, I bought the official Testbook you can order off the website. It has study chapters on the subjects as well as practice tests. I studied the chapters and did the practice tests. If it didn't explain something clear enough for me, I looked it up so I could understand. I studied maybe for a month? Got 100% in math and somewhere in the 90's% on the rest. Good luck!
  11. by   Mindylane
    Hey guys,
    I am already an RN, but my fiance is looking to go to NVCC's nursing program. He's an EMT/medical assistant with a bachelor's degree in nuclear medicine. Just wondering if anyone knows what percentage of applicants are accepted. Also, does anyone know how reasonable it would be for him to work, part-time, throughout this program? I did an accelerated BSN program and graduated in May, and was able to work part-time, but am not sure how this compares.

    Thanks for any insight.