TCC's Nursing Program (Virginia Beach area)

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    Hello. I'm new on this site, and I find it to be very helpful and inspiring. Anyway, I just need some advice from fellow students.
    I'm from California. I attended San Joaquin Delta College, and took my prerequisites there: Human Anatomy, Physiology, Micro, Nutrition, and other general eds. Also, I got an A in Eng 01A (which is considered to be Eng Compositon I in TCC), and an A in Eng 1D (Eng Comp II). However, my family relocated to Virginia. One of our relatives mentioned TCC. I applied, and got accepted, but I'm still waiting for my prerequisites to be evaluated. I have spoken with a counselor at TCC, who said I will be able to apply for their nursing program in the Fall. I've had a B in anatomy, a C in Micro, and a C in Physiology. I know that the program is competitive, but do I still have a chance? Also, how is the program? What others schools would you recommend?

    I also heard about the Sentara's school of nursing. I've already did some research, and I found threads that talked about their RN program, which I assume to be an ADN program. However, when I looked on Sentara's official website, I saw that they only have the RN to BSN program. So, I'm assuming they don't offer the ADN program anymore?

    I'm also considering to become a CNA, since I don't feel too good about my grades to be accepted to a Nursing program. Should I become a CNA, apply to other schools? I really want to become a nurse, but with so many requirements, I feel so lost. I'm not looking for an easy out, just different ways to complete my goals if I get rejected.

    For those threads that talked about never giving up, thanks so much for inspiring me!
    Last edit by SCJavier on Jul 5, '10
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    I'm at Sentara now. In their last diploma RN class.

    It's not an RN program anymore- it's a 3 year BSN. I know some of the teachers who are teaching the BSN program, and they are good. It's just that it's 3 years now instead of 2.
    And you HAVE to have your CNA in order to apply to Sentara's program.

    I know some people who graduated from TCC's program (and that is a 2 year ADN program) They said it was a good program.

    Bon Secours is also a BSN program. Riverside (which is on the Penninsula) is still a 2 year diploma program- I know a couple of people who applied there as well. Thomas Nelson Community college (also on the Penninsula) has a 2 year ADN program.

    That's all the ones that I know of. I know that NSU has a BSN program, and I think it has an RN program as well (it did when I was reseraching schools 2 years ago). ODU has a BSN program.

    But with the BSN programs, there are a lot more prerequisites. They gave us the option last year of opting out of the diploma program and applying for the BSN program, but there were at least 3 more classes (plus the online classes) that I'd have to do, and I'm just DONE right now LOL.

    Hope this helps.
    Cheryl
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    Thank you for all of your suggestions. ^^ I've been looking at their websites, and am considering applying for some of them. I wish you the best and good luck!

    By the way, would you happen to know any schools that offer an LPN program around the Virginia Beach area?

    Thank you again.
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    You can get a complete list of all nursing schools in Virginia at the Virginia Board of Nursing website -- as well as their contact information. The website also includes the NCLEX pass rates of all schools over the past 5 years.
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    Thanks for the link. I'm going to try for those other schools. ^^ I hope at least one will accept me. >.<


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