Saddleback students - a few questions about your program... - page 4

Hi everyone, I have applied to several nursing programs in Orange County, among them Saddleback College's, and I'm wondering how students who are currently enrolled there like the program. ... Read More

  1. by   Jessie88
    Quote from 2lroberts
    Thanks SO much for mentioning this whole thing to me- I'm really glad that I can knock this class out in advance. I owe you!
    No problem. Glad I could help.
  2. by   2lroberts
    Whoohoo, got my acceptance letter in the mail yesterday! I'm so excited!!! Jessie88, did you hear back yet? I hope we'll be classmates!
  3. by   peachesMT
    Congrats 2lroberts and anyone else who made it in! So exciting
  4. by   PackersFan
    2l:

    Congratulations!!

    Are you for sure going to go to Saddleback?

    When do you all have your paperwork sessions and orientation?
  5. by   2lroberts
    Thanks you guys!!!

    AAnderson- Yup, I'm totally sold on Saddleback and I can't wait to start! Paperwork/TEAS is Oct 12th and orientation is Dec 11th.
  6. by   PackersFan
    2l:

    Congratulations again!

    When are you moving down here? What area are you planning on moving to? Mission Viejo? (I'm so nosy - I can't help it!)

    I ordered the study guide for the TEAS off of the ATI website & did fine.

    My paperwork sessions & orientation didn't seem like that long ago! I can't believe that I'm starting at the hospital this week already!!
  7. by   2lroberts
    AAnderson,

    Thanks so much! SUPER exciting that you're starting at the hospital this week- I'm dying to hear how it goes when you've got time!

    I totally don't mind the nosy-ness. You're so nice for being interested! At the moment I have no idea when I will move down or where I will live....scary! Do you have any good suggestions for apartment/condo complexes that are affordable but nice and near the campus? I'd like to live in Mission Viejo because it seems a bit more affordable than most of the surrounding areas. What do you think?

    For the TEAS I ended up buying the ATI guide plus another Kaplan one since I've heard ATI doesn't cover the science portion very well. Probably overkill but it'd be horrible to fail and not be able to start the program! So far I feel ok about the material, I just need to review chemistry and physics since it's been a loooong time since I've thought about any of that stuff. Any tips you have would be great!

    I really appreciate all the help everyone has given on this forum- it was definitely the determining factor in my decision to go to Saddleback. You guys are the best!
  8. by   Jolen
    Hi 2lroberts,

    I had friends who took the TEAS test and some thought it was hard and others though the opposite. But when I took the TEAS Test I thought it was pretty basic. The science section of my test had no anatomy .

    I took the test in April just to see how it is. I all nightered before the test and managed a score of 91.2%.

    I was pretty shocked and of course happy. haha...

    I hope you do well!

    Good luck!



    Quote from 2lroberts
    AAnderson,

    Thanks so much! SUPER exciting that you're starting at the hospital this week- I'm dying to hear how it goes when you've got time!

    I totally don't mind the nosy-ness. You're so nice for being interested! At the moment I have no idea when I will move down or where I will live....scary! Do you have any good suggestions for apartment/condo complexes that are affordable but nice and near the campus? I'd like to live in Mission Viejo because it seems a bit more affordable than most of the surrounding areas. What do you think?

    For the TEAS I ended up buying the ATI guide plus another Kaplan one since I've heard ATI doesn't cover the science portion very well. Probably overkill but it'd be horrible to fail and not be able to start the program! So far I feel ok about the material, I just need to review chemistry and physics since it's been a loooong time since I've thought about any of that stuff. Any tips you have would be great!

    I really appreciate all the help everyone has given on this forum- it was definitely the determining factor in my decision to go to Saddleback. You guys are the best!
  9. by   2lroberts
    Jolen,
    Wow, congrats on doing so well! I've heard mixed reviews from people too- some say it's super easy and some think it's really tough. I'm glad to hear you thought it was pretty basic. I can't believe there wasn't any anatomy! Darn, that was one of the subjects I actually felt ok about. Thanks for the info!
  10. by   Malefocker
    Quote from 2lroberts
    Whoohoo, got my acceptance letter in the mail yesterday! I'm so excited!!! Jessie88, did you hear back yet? I hope we'll be classmates!
    Hi I am new to this thread and am planning on applying to saddleback for fall 2010 what were your pre-req grades and your overall GPA? If you don't mind me asking?
  11. by   2lroberts
    Malefocker-

    My prereq grades were all As and my gpa is a 3.7. Not sure how this compares to the rest of my classmates- it might be worth calling the department to see if they will tell you the average stats for the incoming cohort.

    I was at orientation a few days ago and some instructors were mentioning that the admission criteria is going to change. I'm pretty sure they said it would kick in for Spring 2011 but I'm not 100% positive so you might want to check with the department to see if this will affect you. In the future they will be looking not just at grades, but also at work/volunteer/life experiences, etc.

    Good luck, I hope you get in!
  12. by   meri07
    hello everyone.. i just want to know how much does it cost for the entire 2 yrs rn program of saddleback college? im planning to apply there this coming feb 16, and also in golden west this jan 11. i checked the cost of golden west rn program, and it was $4800 something. im not sure if saddleback college has the same tuition fee.
  13. by   Rwkrystal
    Hi to everyone on here! I am so glad to have read others questions and learned more!
    I just applied to saddleback for Fall '10 and am just wondering my chances for getting in...
    May is such a loooong time to wait to find out!! I did hear that they had a ton of applications
    this period and they are still accepting for a few more days. So, I'm guessing 1000?
    I was told I have a good chance to get in but I am so nervous. Did anyone else apply this
    February?

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