TNCC (VA) Is the RN program no more?

  1. 0 What is going on in the HAMPTON RDS AREA- Do I need to leave VA to get a EDUCATION like ***

    I'm starting to think NURSING may not be calling! I have been sooo sick with all that has happen to me- I love helping people maybe I should go about it another way




    My name is Ginger Snapp and I may just "SNAPP"

    GOOD WEEKEND TO ALL XOXOXO
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    About Ginger Snapp

    From 'NN, VA'; Joined May '11; Posts: 25; Likes: 5.

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  4. Visit  JBudd} profile page
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    Sorry, I'm not following your question well...... TNCC?
    Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum is what that means to me.
    Are you saying a local RN program has closed? and there are none at all in Virginia?
  5. Visit  demylenated} profile page
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    After having the one program close... you're having trouble???

    Thomas Nelson CC - I called them almost a year ago because my DH had orders to NN, VA. I wanted to do the LPN to RN bridge. They said they had it, but your LPN had to be less than 5 years old!!! Well, I graduated 12 years ago. i was willing to stay here for another year just to finish it... But, his orders were pulled and we stayed anyhow...

    Um - what did they tell you. It seemed to me they still had it. I was told Riverside Hosp still had their program, and MCI still offers LPN and now an RN program (BUT, their credits don't transfer - you can still do transition programs, you just have to start all over with your pre-reqs). And, from what I remember with your last post they have gotten QUITE expensive.

    Seems those are your only options in that area... How far are you willing to travel? What about just going for your BSN (I know a LOT more time required). Is anyone willing to work with what you've already gotten from the school that closed?

    I'm sorry... don't give up...
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  6. Visit  demylenated} profile page
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    Says they still have it:
    http://tncc.edu/students/classes-cur...rees-programs/

    http://www.tncc.edu/academics/degree...mpton_2010.pdf

    Here is the info for RIVERSIDE:
    http://www.riversideonline.com/rshc/...al-nursing.cfm

    And it is at the hosp (used to be) so most clinicals are done right there.

    I know it is a drive (1-2 hours depending where you are) - but here's one in Richmond:
    http://www.jsr.vccs.edu/curriculum/p...NursingAAS.htm

    Old Dominion
    http://hs.odu.edu/nursing/
    Last edit by demylenated on May 27, '11
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    Quote from JBudd
    Sorry, I'm not following your question well...... TNCC?
    Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum is what that means to me.
    Are you saying a local RN program has closed? and there are none at all in Virginia?
    LOL....sorry TNCC Thomas Nelson Community College in VA
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    Quote from demylenated
    After having the one program close... you're having trouble???

    Thomas Nelson CC - I called them almost a year ago because my DH had orders to NN, VA. I wanted to do the LPN to RN bridge. They said they had it, but your LPN had to be less than 5 years old!!! Well, I graduated 12 years ago. i was willing to stay here for another year just to finish it... But, his orders were pulled and we stayed anyhow...

    Um - what did they tell you. It seemed to me they still had it. I was told Riverside Hosp still had their program, and MCI still offers LPN and now an RN program (BUT, their credits don't transfer - you can still do transition programs, you just have to start all over with your pre-reqs). And, from what I remember with your last post they have gotten QUITE expensive.

    Seems those are your only options in that area... How far are you willing to travel? What about just going for your BSN (I know a LOT more time required). Is anyone willing to work with what you've already gotten from the school that closed?

    I'm sorry... don't give up...
    I feel like giving up- Riverside , I called and I have to have them review my transcript to see if the will take any or all of my credits and take the entrance test smh.....


    WHY WHY WHY......I MAY "SNAPP"
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    Quote from demylenated
    Says they still have it:
    http://tncc.edu/students/classes-cur...rees-programs/

    http://www.tncc.edu/academics/degree...mpton_2010.pdf

    Here is the info for RIVERSIDE:
    http://www.riversideonline.com/rshc/...al-nursing.cfm

    And it is at the hosp (used to be) so most clinicals are done right there.

    I know it is a drive (1-2 hours depending where you are) - but here's one in Richmond:
    http://www.jsr.vccs.edu/curriculum/p...NursingAAS.htm

    Old Dominion
    http://hs.odu.edu/nursing/
    THANX
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    Moved to VA Nursing Programs Discussion forum for more responses.
  11. Visit  HoneyGamble} profile page
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    Don't give up Ginger Snapp . I'm sure you will find a program that will work for you. In order to gain admission to these RN programs you will have to do some work and get pre-reqs done. I know for Norfolk State's Associate's degree program all you need is to be accepted to NSU and have completed Chemistry with lab, Biology with lab, General Math, and Algebra. If you completed these classes in high school then they will accept that. Their NCLEX pass rate is ok I guess. Here is website if you want to check it out: http://cset.nsu.edu/nursing/index.php/

    Now there is Hampton University VA Beach campus which offers an accelerated BSN program that only takes 3 years to complete. They have had a good NCLEX pass rate for the last 2 years. I know if you are coming in as a transfer student you should have 15-30 transferrable credit hours done in college. The best way to make sure you are taking the right classes is to look at their nursing curriculum and take the general classes at your local community college. The tuition at the VA beach campus is much cheaper than the Hampton campus. Here is their website: http://cofvb.hamptonu.edu/programs/

    I have applied to both Norfolk State and Hampton University and I'm still waiting to see if I got accepted . Now I'm leaning more towards Hampton University more because of their good NCLEX pass rate and I think I just want to go straight for my BSN. I really hope I get accepted.

    At the end of the day you will choose the school that best fits for you. I would not give up on Riverside, they are an excellent school. Just go in there and show them your transcripts, take the entrance test, and see what happens. I hope everything works out for you and I wish you well.
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    Quote from HoneyGamble
    Don't give up Ginger Snapp . I'm sure you will find a program that will work for you. In order to gain admission to these RN programs you will have to do some work and get pre-reqs done. I know for Norfolk State's Associate's degree program all you need is to be accepted to NSU and have completed Chemistry with lab, Biology with lab, General Math, and Algebra. If you completed these classes in high school then they will accept that. Their NCLEX pass rate is ok I guess. Here is website if you want to check it out: http://cset.nsu.edu/nursing/index.php/

    Now there is Hampton University VA Beach campus which offers an accelerated BSN program that only takes 3 years to complete. They have had a good NCLEX pass rate for the last 2 years. I know if you are coming in as a transfer student you should have 15-30 transferrable credit hours done in college. The best way to make sure you are taking the right classes is to look at their nursing curriculum and take the general classes at your local community college. The tuition at the VA beach campus is much cheaper than the Hampton campus. Here is their website: http://cofvb.hamptonu.edu/programs/

    I have applied to both Norfolk State and Hampton University and I'm still waiting to see if I got accepted . Now I'm leaning more towards Hampton University more because of their good NCLEX pass rate and I think I just want to go straight for my BSN. I really hope I get accepted.

    At the end of the day you will choose the school that best fits for you. I would not give up on Riverside, they are an excellent school. Just go in there and show them your transcripts, take the entrance test, and see what happens. I hope everything works out for you and I wish you well.
    you are right and Congrats to you! VA Beach is not that close-I live in NN (Ft. Eutis) and work in Hampton FT. I am rethinking everything I have to make big CHANGES and do what is best for me and in the process of getting a tutor -thanx again
  13. Visit  HoneyGamble} profile page
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    I live in Newport News also, off of J Clyde Morris. I'm waiting for some things to work out and hopefully this summer I will be moving to Norfolk. I wish they had more nursing programs on this side of water but it looks like if you can't find one close to you then you have to travel and that can be alot. I also wanted to mention another RN program that you may want to look at. Sentara has a BSN program and you can take classes in Hampton because they have a learning site there. It only takes 2.5 years to get your BSN however in order to be eligible to apply you have pre-reqs completed. Here is the link to the website in case you are interested: http://www.sentara.edu/

    I have spent months researching and looking up different nursing programs in the area. I know how the process can be and how anxious we all are to get into nursing school and become nurses. If you have any questions or need anything, let me know. I'm here to help
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    Quote from HoneyGamble
    I live in Newport News also, off of J Clyde Morris. I'm waiting for some things to work out and hopefully this summer I will be moving to Norfolk. I wish they had more nursing programs on this side of water but it looks like if you can't find one close to you then you have to travel and that can be alot. I also wanted to mention another RN program that you may want to look at. Sentara has a BSN program and you can take classes in Hampton because they have a learning site there. It only takes 2.5 years to get your BSN however in order to be eligible to apply you have pre-reqs completed. Here is the link to the website in case you are interested: http://www.sentara.edu/

    I have spent months researching and looking up different nursing programs in the area. I know how the process can be and how anxious we all are to get into nursing school and become nurses. If you have any questions or need anything, let me know. I'm here to help
    You are right there are no programs on this side of the water..lol I will look inton Sentara also- it just hurts my that I want this so bad and I got slapped in the face hard as hell! I have been looking for other programs myself its time consuming too. is there a program you are attending in Norfolk? goodluck to you
    Thanx for wanting to help Good weekend to you
  15. Visit  Bob_N_VA} profile page
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    GS, or should I call you Snapp?

    Having gone through the process of researching schools a couple of years ago, here is what I know.

    There are two hospital based programs left in this area, Riverside and Sentara. Riverside is still the traditional diploma program, and they offer LPN and RN programs. Sentara went to a 2.5 year BSN program about a year ago, you come in with 1.5 years of college credits and they give you the rest for your 4 years. MCI by the way, is the same with their BSN program. I'm not sure about MCI credits transferring though if you want to go on to a masters level program, that you would have to research. Both Riverside and Sentara are highly rated programs, neither is going away and Sentara has a good wait list to get in. Riversides campus is a bit south from the hospital, Sentara is out in Chesapeake. Riverside still offers the LPN program in the evenings if keeping your FT job is a requirement. And if it matters, Sentara is still accredited as a Diploma program, they will not be accredited for BSN till they graduate a class or two which is another year or two away. Still, I wouldnt have a problem going there if I was accepted. Many of the Riverside grads get into ODU's RN to BSN program afterward. They have courses online which makes it easier to work and finish up the BSN.

    The community colleges are a popular route to go for RN. TCC and TNCC are it in this area. Both have wait lists since they are the cheapest per credit. Both are days only. ODU, NSU and HU are the 4 year schools. ODU's program is tough to get into but well regarded, and of course we are talking BSN here, not LPN. NSU has had its share of organizational issues from what I have heard online, so I would do some research there if that is your choice. I havent heard anything bad about HU, and that is on your side of the water.

    And finally there are the for profit schools, MCI, Fortis and who else I'm not sure. They have the highest cost per credit. Not sure about what they offer for LPN, but they do have evening programs. I have not heard of folks having long waits or not getting accepted so maybe your ticket in is your willingness to pay the high tuition.

    You got the short end of the stick with New Horizons, but that is history now. Your best option is probably Riverside and even if they don't take any of the credits, its 18 months in the evenings and you are done. You would probably cruise through a portion of the classes that you already had over at the other school if that is any consolation. So pick yourself up, shake off the dust and get back on the horse to use a worn out analogy. Good Luck.

    Bob
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