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Anyone applying to Pratt Community College LPN to RN program?

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by evreux96 evreux96 (New) New

Has 23 years experience.

I plan on applying to the May 2016 Pratt Community College LPN to RN program.

Is there anyone else who is in the process of applying this year or has applied in the past few years?

Also, I would love to hear from someone who has in the program recently like the last 2 years. I am curious to know how many people are accepted and what are the odds of my getting into the program.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks :)

Currently they accept 40 students per cohort. They usually receive 150 to 200 applications for each cohort. Their selections are currently all points based. If you have a 4.0 with your nursing pre-reqs you receive 40 points, a 3.5, 35 points etc. They also use the total adjusted individual TEAS-V score. The higher you score the better are your chances of being selected. You must score at least a 50% or more on the science portion of the TEAS exam.

Information is available on their website www.prattcc.edu and then clicking on the nursing tab.

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evreux96

Has 23 years experience.

With only 40 slots available, I better start looking at other schools as well. Thanks Brittll for the info.

NurseKellyKMo

Specializes in Home Health; Hospice.

Have you considered Hutchinson Community College LPN to RN program? I am accepted into their traditional bridge and the application period for the online programs just started this month.

evreux96

Has 23 years experience.

Actually, I did take a look at Hutchinson. I may consider applying there. I just need to take Pathophysiology.

NurseKellyKMo

Specializes in Home Health; Hospice.

You may want to take another look at Hutchinson, or another program as I heard that Pratt recently lost their accreditation.

evreux96

Has 23 years experience.

Oh wow. I just checked the ACEN website and their info has not been updated yet. I see where the school was due for a Spring eval with a warning. I'll check later to see if they truly lost their accreditation. Thank you for giving me a heads up!

Ddestiny, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Post-Surg, Oncology, Psych, Family. Has 7 years experience.

Students worried about nursing program losing accreditation | KSN-TV

Look under my previous posts. I was originally going to attend Pratt a couple years ago but found it so disorganized that I forfeited my acceptance fee and dropped out right before classes started. We were a week before classes were to start and I knew that I needed to be on campus about 15 times in the first semester (fuzzy on the details of exactly how many times at this point) but we only were being informed of the first date. I kept emailing them saying hat I work fulltime and that I needed to be able to work around at schedule so I needed to know the dates in advance and still got nowhere. I got my ADN through Hutch (graduated last December) and was sooo much happier. You know when you need to be on campus (for orientation and skills check offs in the first semester) and you get to schedule your own clinicals. There were many dates to choose from, including weekends. In he last semester when you have the most clinicals (14 days, 12 hours each) you can do half of them at an approved site closer to home, if you are not from Hutch, which is great because people were flying in from Oregon, New Jersey, Florids, Mississippi, South Carolina..... I would definitely recommend another look at the Hutchinson CC online LPN to RN program.

evreux96

Has 23 years experience.

Thanks for posting that link. I will definitely be looking into Hutchinson now. I feel bad for those nursing students.

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Hi Ddestiny,

I am also looking at taking the online ADN at Hutchinson. Was it very competitive getting in? Also, would you possibly elaborate on the amount of days you are required to be in Kansas at the college throughout the bridge program?

thanks for any insight.

Ddestiny, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Post-Surg, Oncology, Psych, Family. Has 7 years experience.

Sorry, I wrote up a nice reply but it apparently didn't submit correctly....awesome.

Anyway, about your questions. The program gets between 175-250 applicants (if I remember correctly) and they accept 50. Many of the applicants are from out of state and my class was at least 1/3 EMTs because it's apparently one of, if not the only, online EMT to RN program. I had classmates from Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington, Colorado and Florida.

As far as data on campus and in clinical, it's all very flexible. The only "set in stone" dates are the 2 days of orientation the first week, which is in the Spring semester. Then there are 2 days of skills check offs (can either be the same week as orientation or one of the two following weeks) and I believe we had 4-6 clinicals that spring semester. I'm a little fuzzy on the details, but those clinicals were in Hutch or wichita. In the summer semester you have 3 days of OB and 3 days of Peds clinicals. These will be in wichita, hutch or Salina. In the fall (final) semester you have 14 clinical days but 8 of them can be done close to home at an approved site. They tell you at orientation to work on getting your site approved ASAP. So you have less time in Kansas that way. You will have to spend 3 days in Larned, Ks at the state hospital for psych, the other days are again between hutch and wichita. You are given a lot of different days to choose from with lots of flexibility. Many weekends to choose from. You can do up to 3 shifts in a row (all clinicals are 12 hour shifts) before you have to take a day off so many people flew in, did 3 clinicals, rested or toured for 1 day, had 3 more clinicals, then flew home. Also, several out of state classmates rented houses for their days in KS so they could cook, split housing costs and live a bit more comfortably for less cost.

Let me know if you have any other questions. :)

Thank you Ddestiny,

I appreciate your response. It was exactly what I was looking for!

Icuceu's. There have been significant changes to the program. For instance, clinicals are now held once a week. I would suggest that you contact Mr. Frank Stahl at Pratt Community College. He can be contacted by email nursinginfo@prattcc.edu

Pratt college is a good choice so is hutchinson communtiy college if you want to get a good rounded education. Both schools have great programs. Hutchinson tests are online non proctored pratts are online and proctored. Both have great programs to get you to the next level of nursing.

Hello everyone. Does anyone know where I can take an IV certification course that Hutchinson would accept?

I know this thread is a little old, I am wondering if anyone has any insight on the Hutchinson online medic to rn bridge program? I recently applied with finger crossed that I get in!

I understand the Pratt bridge is mostly online with the exception of orientation and clinicals?

Thanks All!

NurseKellyKMo

Specializes in Home Health; Hospice.

Hutchinson actually has an IV Cert class in Hutchinson, McPherson, and Newton I believe. So, you can go to any campus. Also, they have an online class and I took it.

Ddestiny, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Post-Surg, Oncology, Psych, Family. Has 7 years experience.

I know this thread is a little old, I am wondering if anyone has any insight on the Hutchinson online medic to rn bridge program? I recently applied with finger crossed that I get in!

I understand the Pratt bridge is mostly online with the exception of orientation and clinicals?

Thanks All!

I graduated from the Hutch online bridge program in December 2014. I wrote about my experiences earlier in this thread but if you have any other questions then I'll do my best to answer them. Some things may have changed since then, I don't know, so contacting Hutch might be more helpful. I definitely recommend the program.