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Columbia Basin College (CBC) Nursing Program

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Specializes in Pre-op/post-op surgical patients. Has 10 years experience.

Are there any students/recent graduates of the nursing program in the Tri-Cities?

I'm almost done with my pre-reqs in order to apply for the nursing program.

I would be interested in your comments about the TEAS testing, floor training, the program itself, and job availability after graduation.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to your comments.

Hi 60sreturn! I too just applied to the CBC nursing program. I have had no luck finding anyone on the forums that is a current or past student. I did however just meet someone that in in the program and have been corresponding with them over email. If you have any specific questions, I could ask her.



Specializes in Pre-op/post-op surgical patients. Has 10 years experience.

Hi Kate,

If she doesn't mind answering the questions, ask her what her "Admissions Index Score" was when she applied and how she did on the TEAS V test.

Thanks for writing,

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I never got an email that there was a response. Her admission index score was a 26.5 and her TEAS was an 80! She applied last year and started in September of 2010.


Specializes in Pre-op/post-op surgical patients. Has 10 years experience.

Hi Kate,

Thanks so much for getting back to me. I do appreciate your response.

Currently, my education is on hold, but in the meantime, I plan to study for the TEAS V again...sigh...


So sorry Jeanie. My admissions score is 27.041 so I have very high hopes I will start the program in September. So, hopefully I can be of help when you have questions. Let me know if I can help you with the TEAS.


Hey I applied to CBC too. Do you know what the average admission score has been in the last couple years. I hope our letters come soon or I think I might go crazy:)

Hey! ---- told me that the average score is mid 26's. She also said that the last few years the lowest score accepted has been high 25's. Hope this helps. I am dying for my letter too! Let me know... GOOD LUCK

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Thank you for writing back so soon. Did she mention when the letter might come out? I read on the application that we would know by May 31st, but one of my friends in the program said that her letter came sooner then that.

I know that we will have them by May 31st the latest. I have had friends receive them as early as May 8th. So I am crossing my fingers it will be earlier! I didn't ask her specifically about when the letters would be sent out. I have just asked around to people I know in the program!

I got my acceptance letter today. I hope you did too!

Yep got it this afternoon. I got accepted to WSU and CBC all in the same day. Very overwhelming. But I think I want to go to CBC. I am excited:) Congratulations on your acceptance, see you soon:)

For some people WSU is the right choice and for others CBC is. That would be a tough choice! See you at the first meeting :)

If I could ask, Why did you choose to go to CBC..?

Well, I the first reason was because my husband and I want to pay cash for my schooling. WSU cost about 10K more than CBC does. The other reason is that I felt like an associates degree would fit what I wanted out of a career perfectly for me. I want to be a mom first (I don't have children yet) and I do not see myself wanting to be a manager or anything that requires a bachelors. I want to do hospital bedside nursing. The pro to having my bachelors was that it would give me an edge when starting to find a job and also it gives you manager opportunities. The pay is only about $1 more an hour from what my mom tells me. Another reason why I chose CBC is because I have talked to several people who say it is a very good program. I do not like the fact that WSU is via satellite from Pullman campus on many of their courses. In the end I felt that the ASN worked more for my long term goal then the BSN and if I want to go back and get my BSN I always can. Some employers will even pay for you to go back and get it. Sorry that was a lot :)

Congrats on your acceptance to CBC. I am just finishing my first year there and will do the summer quarter too. I think they have a great program. Enjoy your summer & see you in the fall!

hi i have quistions for you guys, iam wanting to put my ap for rn program at cbc wa, what was your guys grades for the pre regs when u guys got acsepted? cuse at the time iam in math 70 wich is algebra iam from oregon 30 min from pasco and tri citys. hope to be done with my pre regs in the fall or summer of next year. i just hope when iam done to get acsepted i dont think iam a pass my classes with an A, maybe a B, for shure a C lol so thats y iam asking for tips on how to get acsepted? and hows the school going for u guys? oh and is it easy to get a job once u graduate? thanx i hope someone replys lol

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Hey, I'll try my best to answer them for you.