Spokane Community College Waitlist??? - page 4

I am from a small farming town outside of Spokane Washington but I live in Colorado now and I was talking to a friend of mine that is also from Spokane(lives in Denver) and she mentioned that SCC... Read More

  1. by   BarnOwl
    Student Mike,

    Glad to hear that Sacred Heart is still hiring ADN nurses. Nice to hear your opptomism about my getting in, in the fall also. I am not feeling so opptomistic at this point. I am actually in a weird state right now. Starting to panic a bit about the difficulty of the program and also the job itself. I have read a few threads here that say nursing classes are twice as hard as our hardest pre-req and that the job itself is horribly difficult. What do you think about comments like these? How hard is nursing school really? I got a 4.0 in both micro and chem and did really well in all of my other pre-reqs but I had to work hard for those grades. Thinking about working twice that hard hurts a little, ya know? I don't know why I am all of a sudden second guessing myself. Maybe because I am so close to getting in or maybe because I have thought about this adventure for so long that the excitement has worn off a bit. Don't know. Like I said, weird state. Anyway, what does SI Vis Pacem, Parabellum mean?

  2. by   Student Mike

    Yes Nursing school is difficult. You get out of it what you put in. If you don't work or study for class than it will be hard to get through the program.

    You sound like me, I am a good student but I was worried about nursing school. I had heard all the doom and gloom stories. Once I got her I found that it is at par with the prereqs.

    "Si Vis Pacem, Parabellum" is an old Latin adage. It means if you want peace prepare for war. Peace through superior firepower. You can interpret it many ways. I see it as hope for the best plan for the worst.


    Si Vis Pacem, Parabellum

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. Benjamin Franklin, 1759
  3. by   BarnOwl
    Student Mike,

    I talked to my old lab partner from micro today and she said that they have until the first day of class to turn in their background checks. She said that the background checks are only required by the clinical sites. Did you have until the first day of class to turn in your background check? Seems they would want that info sooner than that.

  4. by   Student Mike

    Most people turned in the Background check paperwork on the first day, I turned in my paperwork much earlier. I also had to fill out additional paperwork for a federal background check for my practicals site, the VAMC.

  5. by   Arisha
    I got an email from Connie and she said that I'm still 3rd on the waitlist... I'm officialy freeking out.
  6. by   BarnOwl
    Student Mike,

    Seems like the background check wouldn't be a reason then that some of us would move up on the list since they would need to know that info before the first day of class in order to offer someone else the spot if needed. I was told that they wouldn't add anyone to the class once the first day had commenced.


    I'm surprised to hear that you are still #3. If we don't start this fall it will only postpone our graduation date by 6 months. That's not that big of a difference. We would, however, have to take 2 summer quarters if we start in the Spring. This could be good or bad. We'll have to ask Mike how summer quarter was in September.
  7. by   joanngs11
    Student MIke:
    I am a graduate of SCC as of dec. 07 and am working at SHMC, have been for years and recently they have posted ALOT of positions, we are actually hurting a little for nurses. Here is my question, I was there when we lost the nursing accred. that prevented people from working at federal jobs but that was the only one. At work this week I heard that SCC has now lost State accred.!!! as in students not being able to take bourds!! Is this true or are people just repeating the same rumour that has been around for a year (fed by ICN students). And as far as SHMC, they have never had an issue hireing ADN's, same bourds, same job, same pay! whether the BSN's like it or not!
  8. by   Student Mike

    no, scc did not lose state accreditation. grads can stand for boards. misty covered alot of the rumors in class last tuesday.


    si vis pacem, parabellum

    democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. benjamin franklin, 1759
  9. by   texaslizard
    I am a December 2010 Grad. The waitlist changes from quarter to quarter, but most students wait about a year before getting into the program.
    As for accredidation. It was lost before I started, we were told the school had it just needed a form to be signed. Found out it was lost at least a year before that. So don't believe a word anyone at the school tells you about getting accredidation back. How does it affect me? I can't get a federal job - VA or some out of state jobs - Kootenai Medical won't hire SCC grads.
    I will agree with the program that cut back in students because of the flood of nurses unemployed, but I think that is their choice. I was able to get a long-term care job no problem. I think a lot of the new grads don't want to work in long-term care, so they just apply to the hospitals. I have about 50 applications out there for a hospital job and haven't had an interview yet, but I won't give up.
    I guess that would be my advice to everyone, from pre-reqs to employment, don't give up....it will happen eventually!
    Good luck to all
  10. by   Tarapie
    I'm looking into SCC's program, but I can't find a comprehensive list of pre-reqs on their site. Can someone help me find that info? How long should the pre-reqs take to complete? Do you have to finish your pre-reqs before getting on the waitlist? Lots of questions, but this seems like a really good resource to get actual info. Thanks in advance.

  11. by   slemon
    I don't remember levels and I don't have it in front of me right now. If I remeber correctly it's
    English 101
    AIDS/HIV bloodborne pathogens

    You have take biology before taking A&P and micro. I think its doable in 3 quarters.
    Yes, you have to finish all prereqs with at least 2.5 to get on the wait list.

    I was put on the waitlist about a month ago and recently got a letter from Registration that my projected acceptance into the program is Spring 2011. Whenever I filled papers with Georgeanna she marked Fall 2011 in the application. Does it mean that the line moving faster? Is yours projected acceptance time matched with actual? Spring 2011 doesn't look that far away
  12. by   dallet6
    Spring 2011? I thought there were 200 people on the waitlist right now. When I went on the waitlist at the end of spring quarter 2009 they put Spring 2010, I got in but most that finished that quarter with me didn't make it up to the top of the list and are starting in Fall. Since they are only take 50 in Fall, those came from the applicants that applied Spring 2009 and Summer 2009. Based on the numbers I've seen maybe not even all of the summer applicants got in. So, you'll have the rest of Summer '09, Fall '09 and Winter '10 applicants ahead of you on the list for next spring entry. I don't mean to sound like a downer, I just wanted to kind of "Put out there" what the numbers are looking like right now.

    Tarapie-I was going to give you the link to the nursing program prereq page, but I havn't been able to get into the SCC webpage all day. The basic ones are what slemon said, I'd call and make an appointment for a fall counseling session with Amy or Georgianna. They will get your paperwork set up to start the "prenursing" courses.
  13. by   Arisha
    Just letting everyone know that I received an email that one more person dropped off the program list for this Fall.