Broward College applicants for Fall 2009 - page 9

Did anyone already turn in there applications for Fall 2009 @ B.C.? because I am turning mine in next week before the deadline and now I have to wait AGAIN and keep continually looking at my e-mail... Read More

  1. by   jam911
    Quote from newgoalrn
    not to scare you but i know several people at the bcc south campus in the program and it is hard...take time now to brush up on critical thinking skills, dosage calculations methods ie. dimensional analysis, ratio/proportion and most importantly anatomy.

    i know someone who started this may and failed checkoff because she forgot to change her gloves when she was changing another aspect of the bed. someone else that i know who started in jan with 90 students are now down to less than 45 due to failing out or retracking. i am not saying this to scrare you but to get you to realize that it is an intese program.

    pharm seems to be easier to take it at central with dr. krav? who utilizes more powerpoints and notes than at south. heads up, med-surge seems to be very challenging and requires alot of studying.

    the first test in process one is usually 9 chapters of potter and perry so if you have to work and you want to get a heads up, get the book early and start reading

    good luck
    can we pick professors like regular school.. for instancce you said central is good for pharma.. if i go there am i stuck there or i can move around... when i get accepted in the program do i have to decide what campus i want to go to before i put in my application. or is it better to apply at central and north, just in case
  2. by   jam911
    Quote from newgoalrn
    not to scare you but i know several people at the bcc south campus in the program and it is hard...take time now to brush up on critical thinking skills, dosage calculations methods ie. dimensional analysis, ratio/proportion and most importantly anatomy. how would i get this information to start studying.. i am not working.. so i can start now... do they expect you to know this stuff before you get in..

    i know someone who started this may and failed checkoff because she forgot to change her gloves when she was changing another aspect of the bed. someone else that i know who started in jan with 90 students are now down to less than 45 due to failing out or retracking. i am not saying this to scrare you but to get you to realize that it is an intese program. what is check off??? oh yes i figure its an intense program.. my sister was a graduate from bcc nursing and my sons god mother. but this website.. give it to you like how it is.. i got more info from here than them lol!!!

    pharm seems to be easier to take it at central with dr. krav? who utilizes more powerpoints and notes than at south. heads up, med-surge seems to be very challenging and requires alot of studying. i stay close to central and south.. but if y life will be a lot easier i will drive to north.. but i live in miramar...

    the first test in process one is usually 9 chapters of potter and perry so if you have to work and you want to get a heads up, get the book early and start reading.. whats potter and potter???

    good luck
    thanks
  3. by   GabbsRN
    What certifications do you have? HUN is nutrition, right? What is HLP? They will only exempt you if you took the core class some place else, or if you are already in the medical field, but certain jobs, like paramedic, medical assistant, CNA, but not like receptionist for a dr's office.

    The best way to get info on the test would be to attend one of the pre-nursing information sessions. You can go to any campus, but you just have to find out when it is. There, they will go over everything about the program, and then you can ask questions. When I was at the last session, we were told about them wanting to implement the HESI. There are 9 parts to the test, but they only use 4 of them for admission (the reasoning behind making you take all 9 is that if you apply to another college, they may require more sections, so you might as well take it all, and its going to cost the same no matter if you take 1 section of 9). Then I think she said you had to get 75% on all the sections (I can't remember the exact percentage). Then I asked if they would look at the individual scores to determine admission, or are they just using it as a pass/fail thing where if you passed you would be considered, if you didn't, then you would not be considered, and she said they were planning on using it as pass/fail. But who knows, that could change.

    No, it does not matter when you turn in your application. Admission is based on points only, which are mostly made up of your pre-req GPA. For instance, we are all waiting for our acceptance/denial letters right now when the deadline closed a month ago. People started turning in their applications 3 months ago. If it were first come, first served, the people who turned in their apps on March 1st would know if they were in already or not. They didn't even start processing apps until after the May 15. I also asked this at the pre-nursing session and was told that it doesn't matter, there is no advantage to turning it in early vs later.
  4. by   jam911
    Great.. I will call on Monday and aske when will the Session start??? what campus will you be going to?
  5. by   GabbsRN
    Once you're at a campus, you stay at that campus. But I think Central has 2 pharm professors, so you can pick Dr. K. At north, I think its just Dr. K. At south, I have no idea. However, I think you're pretty much stuck with who you have to take for lectures because I think there's usually just one person who teaches process, one person who teaches GI/GU, etc....

    You can turn your application in either North or Central (South campus doesn't take apps). You don't pick the campus you want to go to until you register for your first nursing class, which happens after you are accepted. You attend an orientation and there they will tell you when you can register. North campus has the most amount of seats, so south and central fill up fast. There is a slight possibility if the seats were filled when you went to register and HAD to go to another campus that you might be able to change after the first semester, but you definitely cannot bounce around semester to semester. You have to get approval to switch, and it would be a one time thing.
  6. by   jam911
    what certifications do you have? hun is nutrition, right? what is hlp

    hun is nutrition and hlp is health wellness.. i asked cuz. sheridan exempt me from there core...so, listen, in order for me to get accepted, do i need the core course. cuz if thats the case i need health core and chemistry before may!!!!


    prerequisite courses
    nursing prerequisite courses must be completed prior to submitting a nursing application with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (gpa) in the following 14 credit hours of prerequisite courses:


    enc1101 (english composition i) (3 credit hours)
    * chm 1032 (chemistry for health science) (3 credit hours)
    * bsc1085 (human anatomy & physiology i) (3 credit hours)
    * bsc 1085l (human anatomy & physiology lab) (1 credit hour)
    * bsc 1086 (human anatomy & physiology ii)(3 credit hours)
    * bsc 1086l (human anatomy & physiology ii lab) (1 credit hour)
    *hcp0130 (health career core) (75.0 contact hours):this course is not calculated in the grade point average. (students may be eligible for a waiver if they have a current florida or national license in another direct patient-care, health care profession).

    certification required in the following:
    • <li style="margin-left: 0px">cae0382 - hiv/aids <4 contact hours> <li style="margin-left: 0px">cae0476 -tb/osha/hepatitis <6 contact hours> <li style="margin-left: 0px">cae0299 - cpr <4 or 8 contact hours> <li style="margin-left: 0px">cae0474 - domestic violence <2 contact hours>
    • cae0528 - prevention of medical errors <2 contact hours> (these courses are not calculated in the grade point average).
  7. by   jam911
    Quote from sunraygurl
    once you're at a campus, you stay at that campus. but i think central has 2 pharm professors, so you can pick dr. k. at north, i think its just dr. k. at south, i have no idea. however, i think you're pretty much stuck with who you have to take for lectures because i think there's usually just one person who teaches process, one person who teaches gi/gu, etc....

    you can turn your application in either north or central (south campus doesn't take apps). you don't pick the campus you want to go to until you register for your first nursing class, which happens after you are accepted. you attend an orientation and there they will tell you when you can register. north campus has the most amount of seats, so south and central fill up fast. there is a slight possibility if the seats were filled when you went to register and had to go to another campus that you might be able to change after the first semester, but you definitely cannot bounce around semester to semester. you have to get approval to switch, and it would be a one time thing.

    gott it
  8. by   GabbsRN
    Well, it doesn't hurt to ask. If you get to attend one of the pre-nursing sessions, that would be the best place to ask.

    I will be attending North campus.
  9. by   NewGoalRN
    If you want to save money, you can take CORE at Sheridan Votech- you said that you live in Miramar so you are not far from Sheridan blvd- it is cheaper and most of it can be done online except for theCPR part and about 2 or 3 meetings that are required at Central. It also includes the HIV cert and Domestic Violence ceus.

    The Pharm teacher at south is a woman and she is a doctor. I forgot her name. Dr K is at North and I believe also Central. Sunnyray is right, once you pick your campus, you're pretty much stuck. You can't take classes at different campuses. After you are accepted, you will attend orientation and they will go over all of that.

    The main book for Process 1 is Potter and Perry. I believe that they are currently using the 7th edition. Depending on what campus you attend, the books may be a tad different but they all use Potter and Perry. I know that they sell the math book at South but i am not sure if they use the same one at the other campuses.

    1 book that I reccommend is Math for Nurses by Mary Jo Boyer - it is a small book that you can carry in your purse and it spends the first half of the book reviewing basic math i.e fractions, decimals, metric system, how to convert from fractions to percentages and vice versa, from decimals to percents and vice versa, how to multiply, divide, add, submtract franctions, etc. Then it goes into dosage calculations using dimentional analysis, ration proportion etc, review of roman numerals, pictures, abbreviations ie. sub q, IV, IM etc

    I got it on line for $5.50 from www.biblio.com or you can check half.com.

    I wouln't sweat this too much. There are lots of threads on here about Broward Communit College/Broward college. Just do a search. I think that the program is intense at all of the campuses. Just concentrate on doing your chem with lab and micro with lab before the cutoff date. you will have time to do the CORE series. If you haven't fulfilled the requirement for Ethics or Psych, I strongly reccommend either as I know that they are requirements for most BSN programs in FL and the Pschy will help you when you get to the Psych component of the program.

    Good luck
  10. by   jam911
    Thanks!!!!
  11. by   RNnow2016
    Did anyone receive anything yet? Hopefully, we hear something by today so I can start preparing myself, such as, getting into that math class that starts in July
  12. by   joifulgirl
    I believe entry to the program details will be changing next term.

    Do not postpone starting the program. The delayed entry to the program is going to be updated.
    You have been warned!!!!!!!!!!!

    This will not be confirmed by BC nursing admin staff yet but it I believe it will be announced most likely in October.

    Too many people postponing enter to program.

    The new policy will be if you been accepted start now or loss your place.
  13. by   GabbsRN
    Well, if you defer prior to October....then you're safe, right?

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