New entrance requirements at El Camino

  1. Hi,

    does anyone know if the new entrance requirements for the El Camino nursing program in Torrance will be applied to the people starting in the Spring '09 semester.

    I just saw their website and they're saying that it will be effective starting Spring '09, however when I spoke to the nursing department less than a month ago they didn't tell me anything, they just told me that I would start in the Spring.

    I'm so tired of these people, they say one thing and then they go ahead and change everything, and they're so unhelpful.
    I guess I will go and ask them again tomorrow but I was wondering if there's anyone here that might know what's going on.

    Thanks for your help
    Daniela
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  3. by   jagsterr
    What are the new entrance requirements.
    I was just there with a counselor and there was no mention of a new requirement.
    Maybe I need to bring it up at my next meeting.
    Thanks,
  4. by   KarmaRene
    hello ladies, im a fellow student of el camino and i was just wondering how long, if at all, were you guys wait listed before being allowed entrance into the program?? im taking my final class of the pre-reqs so i was wondering apprx how long i would be waiting to try to get in. thank you so much....
  5. by   dienne
    Quote from karmarene
    hello ladies, im a fellow student of el camino and i was just wondering how long, if at all, were you guys wait listed before being allowed entrance into the program?? im taking my final class of the pre-reqs so i was wondering apprx how long i would be waiting to try to get in. thank you so much....
    hi there,

    i applied in october 2007 and i am finally starting the program next month yey!!!!!!!

    they are changing their admission process, check the el camino website under nursing. starting from next semester you will have to pass the teas test to enter the program.
    they made us take the test as well but we didn't have to pass it.

    let me know if you have other questions
    daniela
  6. by   KarmaRene
    wow, back in 2007 huh? well, any information that you may have that you think would be helpful i would be greatful and appreciate it. im just trying to get as much info as i can from all different angles. oh and what is the teas? what is the passing percentage and what does the test entail?
  7. by   jagsterr
    I just spoke to someone at El Camino today and they told me its a two year wait, however the nursing counselors do not share that with you. It's really confusing. I think they get paid per applicant so they just recruit. I hear some lots of people were accepted and suppose to start in Spring and then they were contacted and said the dept made a mistake and instead they were placed on a priority waiting list.
  8. by   dienne
    This happened to me last semester when they called me and told me that I was going to start in the Fall of '08 and then I was told they made a mistake and was put back on the waiting list. I am now starting in a week and I didn't know they made this very same mistake again, it's pretty sad if they did.

    Anyway, what I know is that everyone who was supposed to start in the Fall of '09 is actually starting now. I believe the waiting is now down to 1 semester. I will suggest to apply if you are ready and see how it goes.

    Good luck.
    Daniela



    Quote from jagsterr
    I just spoke to someone at El Camino today and they told me its a two year wait, however the nursing counselors do not share that with you. It's really confusing. I think they get paid per applicant so they just recruit. I hear some lots of people were accepted and suppose to start in Spring and then they were contacted and said the dept made a mistake and instead they were placed on a priority waiting list.
  9. by   jagsterr
    I'm ready to apply if they don't need chemistry. So I am in chemistry now. Congratulations on starting the program. So you applied last spring?
  10. by   dienne
    I applied in October 2007 for Spring 2008 so it took exactly a year.
    Actually, El Camino doesn't require Chemistry to apply. Chemistry is a pre-req for Microbiology and Physiology but if you already took them, then you don't need Chemistry.
  11. by   jagsterr
    Honestly I am so burnt out from the classes because I did not have bio 1st. I had to put in that much more time trying to understand my classes. Can you believe I started with Micro first, then Anatomy and Physio because the counselors said start with what ever fits into your schedule. And I just completed physio in 5 weeks. Man what a challenge. I could use the rest if I don't have to take chem.
  12. by   jagsterr
    oh one question - do they choose by GPA or just first come first serve?
  13. by   dienne
    No as long as you have a 2.5 and you complete the pre-reqs, you are good.
  14. by   dienne
    Where did you take your pre-reqs? You can't take Micro or Physio without Chemistry at El Camino.
    I'm assuming you probably took your pre-reqs elsewhere. In any case, if you have completed Micro and Physio, then I really don't think you need to worry about taking Chemistry to apply at El Camino but check with a couselor to be sure.



    Quote from jagsterr
    Honestly I am so burnt out from the classes because I did not have bio 1st. I had to put in that much more time trying to understand my classes. Can you believe I started with Micro first, then Anatomy and Physio because the counselors said start with what ever fits into your schedule. And I just completed physio in 5 weeks. Man what a challenge. I could use the rest if I don't have to take chem.

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