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El Centro - Fall 07 Applicants

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Anyone out there? If you are applying for the Fall '07 class, what are your:

1) Pre-req GPA

2) Hours of Support Courses

3) Support Courses GPA

I have this:

1) 4.0

2) 9 hrs

3) 3.67

Wondering if it's enough to get accepted. I heard that the lowest to get in last round was with a Pre-Req GPA of 3.67...if that's the case I am in!

~ Bridget

I'm considering this option, but I saw in the DCCCD course catalog that there's also a Spring entry to the LVN program. I am very interested in this, but the El Centro website only lists the Fall entry program. Does anyone know anything about the Spring entry? I'm thinking it's probably too late to apply for it anyway, though, if it does exist.

I am visiting with someone from Concorde today to look into their LVN program. I have no idea on the cost, but I'm betting that El Centro's is cheaper. Any insight in one vs. the other?

If I were applying for El Centro here are my stats:

1) 4.0 (my English is a CR)

2) 49 (this is all of our other college course work, right?)

3) 3.71 (this will be lower after this semester's grades post :scrying: )

2) 49 (this is all of our other college course work, right?)

They only count the course that are in the the general education support, other than pre-reqs:

-Dev. Psych

-A&P 2

-Micro

-Speech Comm.

-Humanities

They don't care about the other credit hours if they don't apply to their program.

Where did you find that list or support courses? I can't find it!! :sniff:

Based on the new information, here are my corrected stats:

1) 4.0 (with the Eng. CR)

2) 7 (A&P 2 and Dev. Psych)

3) 4.0

I hope I figured that right!

OH, we were talking about 2 different programs. I feel dumb!! I was talking about the LVN program, not the ADN program.

Sorry!!

Hi,

I have been accepted into the Spring 2007 ADN program at North Lake College. For the Spring 2007 class the stats from my acceptance letter: The LOWEST ranking accepted applicant at the El Centro campus had a prereq. GPA of 4.0 with 10 credit hours of support courses completed with a 3.40 GPA. The LOWEST accepted applicant at the North Lake campus had a prereq. GPA of 4.0 with 9 credit hours of support courses completed with a 4.0 GPA. ALSO, I would highly, highly encourage you to take as many support classes as you possibly can BEFORE you apply. If we did not have PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology and SCIT 1408 (BIOL 2402) A & P 2 completed then we also had to enroll in those 2 classes along with our nursing classes. I applied with all but Micro. complete, and I am required to take that this summer. But if you are applying for Fall 2006 you will be required to take PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology and SCIT 1408 (BIOL 2402) during your 1st semester of the ADN program and you may be required to take BIOL 2420 Microbiology during your 2nd semester of nursing school. I have friends who have just completed 1st semester and some that have just completed 2nd semester and they all stress how much time just the nursing classes take up so it is in your best interest NOT to have to take any support classes in any of your 4 nursing school semesters. I hope this info. helps and I wish you guys the best.

Amy

Anyone out there? If you are applying for the Fall '07 class, what are your:

1) Pre-req GPA

2) Hours of Support Courses

3) Support Courses GPA

I have this:

1) 4.0

2) 9 hrs

3) 3.67

Wondering if it's enough to get accepted. I heard that the lowest to get in last round was with a Pre-Req GPA of 3.67...if that's the case I am in!

~ Bridget

The only other support classes I lack are A&P 2 and Micro, and I am enrolled to take them this Spring. So, if I get accepted for Fall 07, I will have all the support courses out of the way. If I don't get in, then I'll just keep up the pace and take more classes towards my Bachelors from TWU. Either way, I'll be making progress, it just may take longer for an actual degree, whether it's the ADN or BS.:uhoh3:

Well you are certainly on the right track and you will be very happy once you get in that you won't have to worry with support classes anymore. The 'LOWEST accepted applicant' stats do fluctuate some each application period, depending on how many actually apply. I don't know how many applied for Spring 2007. If you don't get accepted for Fall 2007 don't give up. Quite often people don't get in the first time they apply. Just keep making progress and you will get accepted. El Centro has a reputation for producing some very good nurses. I wish you the best and hope you make the Fall 2007 class.

Amy

The only other support classes I lack are A&P 2 and Micro, and I am enrolled to take them this Spring. So, if I get accepted for Fall 07, I will have all the support courses out of the way. If I don't get in, then I'll just keep up the pace and take more classes towards my Bachelors from TWU. Either way, I'll be making progress, it just may take longer for an actual degree, whether it's the ADN or BS.:uhoh3:

JaxiaKiley

Specializes in OR Internship starting in Jan!!.

PreNurseKirk -- I had your stats when I applied for Spring 07, and I was wait listed. I did get in off the wait list, but it was a nervous few weeks.

However, for some reason, the Fall classes historically tend to have lower GPAs as the minimum.

Best of luck to you. Feel free to come check out the threads in the Nursing student forums for ECC/NL students :)

Happeetxn

Specializes in ER, tele, vascular.

Just finished El Centro's program this past Friday.

AllyRN82

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience.

Congratulations Happeetxn!!!!!

I'm about to go into my 3rd semester!

mysterious_one, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Tele. Has 7 years experience.

OH, we were talking about 2 different programs. I feel dumb!! I was talking about the LVN program, not the ADN program.

Sorry!!

HI, you said you are looking into Concord for an LVN program, I am not sure, but do I understand it right, that you do have all your prereqs necessary to start the RN program at El Centro? I would definitely recommend , you would look into this, Concord is just so expansive, I looked at it too, before I started.

I got accepted last fall at El Centro with a prerq GPA of 4.0 and only one support class , that also a 4.0. But as Amy said, I finished all my support courses before the program actually started, and I am so glad. I am now going into my sec. semester.

HI, you said you are looking into Concord for an LVN program, I am not sure, but do I understand it right, that you do have all your prereqs necessary to start the RN program at El Centro? I would definitely recommend , you would look into this, Concord is just so expansive, I looked at it too, before I started.

I got accepted last fall at El Centro with a prerq GPA of 4.0 and only one support class , that also a 4.0. But as Amy said, I finished all my support courses before the program actually started, and I am so glad. I am now going into my sec. semester.

I do have the pre-reqs for El Centro's LVN program. The main reason why I'm considering Concorde over El Centro for the LVN is that I can start much earlier. El Centro's actually closer to me and much cheaper, but it's hard for me to stomach the thought of having to wait until late August to begin. :uhoh21:

I don't have all the pre-reqs for the ADN program at El Centro (I don't think...). I was working on pre-reqs for the BSN program at TWU. I'm short Statistics, Microbiology and Chemistry. That's at least one semester of work left. You can't apply until you're finished with your pre-reqs, so the earliest entry point I could apply for would be Spring 2008. I could be done with my LVN at the same time that I would be starting the BSN at TWU.

So, I can keep plugging away at my pre-reqs and not be able to do any kind of nursing until early Summer 2010, or I could do an LVN program, start nursing Summer 2008 and bridge to an RN and be done at the same time. Granted, I will just be an RN not a BSN, but pay looks about the same. I can finish up the BSN later on.

I'm applying for EC/NL for Fall 07 and have a 4.0 in all my pre-reqs and all support classes have been completed with a 4.0 in those as well. I also have a prior BA (in Business).

JaxiaKiley

Specializes in OR Internship starting in Jan!!.

Sounds like you are golden :D Have you taken the HESI yet, Maura?

(I'm starting at El Centro this Spring)

Congratulations on your new adventure! I'm not "golden" at all just older and wiser - will be 50 when I start in the Fall!! But from reading the posts on allnurses sometimes I think I'm not being wise at all getting into nursing at my age but then I look into my mind and heart and think "yea, I'm making the right decision."

I haven't taken the HESI, yet. They weren't scheduling the ADN people until January so all the other Allied Health people could take it before December 31st - their deadline. El Centro had some delays in getting the HESI into the testing center and setting all the parameters. But I did take the review class and am now studying/reviewing!!

I've been in a few different industries/positions and there are problems in all of them just like the posts here. I'm probably making the same amount of money now as I will my first few years in nursing but I don't have the same opportunity or variety as I hope nursing will bring for my most "productive" years!! I'm a single parent with an 18yo son and am bored. But I do need to figure out a way to pay for all of it - tuition, books, living expenses, etc.

JaxiaKiley

Specializes in OR Internship starting in Jan!!.

lol, I meant golden as in your chances of not getting in are slim to none :)

Yeah, I was actually making more money than I will make in my first few years of nursing, but I just didn't get the personal satisfaction out of it that I feel I will get out of nursing. I, too, have to figure out how to pay for it though!

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