Spokane Community College Waitlist??? - page 5

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 didn't have a waitlist:eek: ... Read More

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    I got an email from Connie and she said that I'm still 3rd on the waitlist... I'm officialy freeking out.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    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

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