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Clinical extender program entrance exam (CCE)

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by dallydee dallydee (New) New

I applied for the COPE CCE program sometime last year and got an email from them in December to schedule me for an interview. After the interview, I got an invite to the 3 day (10 hrs a day) training, but in order to do that I had to pay $165 for the training in which they provide food and if I pass the exam( It also includes a blue polo shirt). I've already been to the first day of training (which is 10 hours) this past Sunday. Today i received an email from them asking me to pay $65 for 8 units at UCR.

After the 3 day training they have an entrance exam in which if we don't get 80% or better in a written and a hands on exam we won't be accepted into the program.

I'm afraid that this whole thing is a scam, seriously I'm going to commit to 280 hrs of my time for free and I have already payed you $165 +$65 what happens if I don't pass the exam?

Has anyone here done this program that can tell me how difficult that exam is?

Hello dallydee,

Please do not do this program. I was a former CCE intern there and my experience was horrible. It is basically a CNA internship and I advise you to get an EMT/CNA certificate. I'm finishing my CNA course right now and 95% of the information is similiar to CCE. One of my friends actually got rejected twice by a CCE program and she ended getting a CNA certificate and now she will be attending University of Colorado BSN program. So please I warn you to stayyy away from that program, it was not what I expected and I was warned by family members, staff at the hospital that it's too much of a time commitment,waste of time. Please consider looking into a CNA cert/EMT , it wuill weigh more heavily on your app than CCE. Maybe some people may have had a different experience but I did not have a good experience. Please feel free to pm me.

Hello dallydee,

Please do not do this program. I was a former CCE intern there and my experience was horrible. It is basically a CNA internship and I advise you to get an EMT/CNA certificate. I'm finishing my CNA course right now and 95% of the information is similiar to CCE. One of my friends actually got rejected twice by a CCE program and she ended getting a CNA certificate and now she will be attending University of Colorado BSN program. So please I warn you to stayyy away from that program, it was not what I expected and I was warned by family members, staff at the hospital that it's too much of a time commitment,waste of time. Please consider looking into a CNA cert/EMT , it wuill weigh more heavily on your app than CCE. Maybe some people may have had a different experience but I did not have a good experience. Please feel free to pm me.

Im not allowed to pm yet :(

Thank you for replying!

I've heard negative and positive comments about The CCE program. Can you tell you what hospital you did your intership at? What would you say was bad about your experience at the program?

How did your friend get rejected? Did she do the interview & payed the $165?

Im not allowed to pm yet :(

Thank you for replying!

I've heard negative and positive comments about The CCE program. Can you tell you what hospital you did your intership at? What would you say was bad about your experience at the program?

How did your friend get rejected? Did she do the interview & payed the $165?

I will PM you my email address so I can give you further information. Please don't take it negative because I want you to make it into the healthfield with the upmost best experience and CCE does not cut it. I did mine also at RCH as well and we had to pay 100 dollars not 165 hmm sounds like a red flags on my end . Also my CNA class is very similar to CCE program even more funny, it's similar to a fundamentals of nursing class. To be honest, you really have think about what you are getting into because doing this took 3/4 of own life. The internship even caused family drama and rift from my fiance because like you mention your spending a life commitment there. Also I have done couple other internships and none of them require the BLS, thats why I am warning you now its a CNA internship.

I would like to PM you regarding the bad things because I dont want to sound like a negative nancy. The good thing is , I made alot of lifelong connections that I am grateful for, but I know you can do so much better.

Good Luck to you, I only wish nothing but the best, but keep in mind, getting a paid experience is more valuable than getting the same unpaid experience

Edited by NigyptianBarbie

Also my friend went against pre-med students so the competition at their pipeline was only geared towards the UC students. Every time I speak with my friend ,I tell her I should've taken your advice I should've did CNA long time ago. And she says " yep told you so". She did not make it to the training, only the interview, but she did said that when she got rejected "it was just a blessing". Your literally doing free labor for the hospital and it goes unappreciated.

My friends BSN program was extremely competitive, it consisted of 900 plus applicants, also she applied with two C's in the sciences and not one person in her cohort had CNA certification and luckily she was accepted into the program.

Keep in my mind that whichever program your applying to gives extra points and much consideration on your app, if you were to obtain the two certifications ,I mentioned

The next training for CCE I believe is skills and honestly its what I'm doing right now in my CNA clinicals :-).

Edited by NigyptianBarbie