TCC Nursing Program

  1. I know most of my questions could be answered at an orientation, but I am out of the country on "guberment bizness" until Feb 06 and net access is all I have.

    Does any one know how long the average wait is at TCC? I know you have to take certain pre-req's before youcan apply(ENG111, A&PI/II and Micro) before you can apply. I heard that they do not have a waiting list, meaning if you do not get in this time you have to reapply for the next round. Is this true? Does anyone know if the rumor about federally funded schools being forced to go to a lottery system is true?
    If anyone can describe their experience with them it would be most helpful.
    I am considering their program and NSU.
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  3. by   fuerza757
    Hi,

    The last time I checked it was about two years, but that is very unrealiable. Because my friend was waiting for six months and then she was called when...... she was initially told it would be 2 years. Situations arise when people relocate, drop and so on. If you have prereqs to complete just concentrate on those before making any choices, or else it will drive you nuts. Your best bet is applying everywhere, start on your prereqs and when they call, way your options.

    Good Luck

    Quote from va_n8tive
    I know most of my questions could be answered at an orientation, but I am out of the country on "guberment bizness" until Feb 06 and net access is all I have.

    Does any one know how long the average wait is at TCC? I know you have to take certain pre-req's before youcan apply(ENG111, A&PI/II and Micro) before you can apply. I heard that they do not have a waiting list, meaning if you do not get in this time you have to reapply for the next round. Is this true? Does anyone know if the rumor about federally funded schools being forced to go to a lottery system is true?
    If anyone can describe their experience with them it would be most helpful.
    I am considering their program and NSU.
  4. by   FarmgrrlRN
    http://www.tcc.edu/academics/divisio...ing/packet.pdf

    I just graduated from their program in May. When I applied in '03 there was no waiting list and they still do not keep waiting lists. If you are not accepted that year, then you must reapply the next. My advice is to take A&P I/II, Micro and English Composition before applying and do well. If you do that, then you'll get in. If you can, take as many of the other classes as you can (psych, child psych, eng comp II, etc) so you don't have to worry about them while you're in the program. That's what I did and it worked out prefectly for me. If you take your classes at the right times (ie A&P in the fall, A&P II in the spring, Micro in the summer or fall) then it will take you a year to complete pre reqs and you can enter the program the following year.
    Just a side note, I entered the program before they created the points system. I did terrible in my A&Ps (C in the both!), got a B in Micro and they didn't even look at your English grade (had to have it completed). I was still #69/100 on admission. (I did still manage to graduate with a 3.33 gpa) I'm not sure how much that has changed in the last two years. It seemed that while I was getting ready to apply, there were many students applying to ODU and hadn't even bothered to apply to TCC's program b/c they didn't even know it existed! Apply to as many schools as you can. TCC had a great program, lots of politics but you'll find that anywhere, but no complaints from me.
    If you have any questions, PM me! Good luck!

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