TCC's Nursing Program (Virginia Beach area)

  1. 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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  3. by   sneakymom2011
    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.
  4. by   SCJavier
    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.
  5. by   llg
    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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  7. by   SCJavier
    Thanks for the link. I'm going to try for those other schools. ^^ I hope at least one will accept me. >.<