SPC Nursing students??All B student - page 3

So I am going to apply to SPC's RN program for the Jan 2010 semester. I have everything but my Micro/Lab finished. I know they look at your GPA from certain classes and I have all B's in those... Read More

  1. by   Kellacan
    what session are you an alternate for? are all of your pre-req's completed now that you have been chosen as an alternate or are you still lacking some? thanks for all the info also. i have a 3.8, but lacking micro, so i'll prob have to wait until fall :-(
    i'm an alternate for starting this fall, 2009, and yes...i've finished all pre-req's...to be competitive for a direct seat, you'll need to finish micro. you may be able to get in via eayl though, but when i've interviewed for these positions, the first question they asked is if i've completed all my pre-req's.
    micro's not so hard, just make sure you study your pants off for the first exam...i mean, like crazy...that's the tough one...if you don't do well on it, take the 'w', if you nail it, you're good to go, just keep studying.
    good luck!


    just wanted to tell you that when i applied my alternate # was 50 and i got in. thought there was no hope, but 2 weeks before the semester started, i got the call. good luck to you!
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  3. by   ADeks
    Ok, well, I've been reading through this thread and don't get discouraged!

    I start Aug. 2009 for the SPC nursing program. I was accepted in the first 70% , but I have a GPA of 3.2 and a science GPA of 3.5. I do have my AA degree and I do have Micro and Statistics done. So you don't have to have a 3.8 or above to get in. Also they look at SAT scores (if you have any).

    I guess you don't have to have Micro and Stats done right away, but it definitely ups your chances if you do have them. I'm saying this because in my orientation class they had students who hadn't taken these two classes and simply said they need to have them done before Nursing 4. So I guess you can still get in without having them completed.

    Also, you can go the route of LPN transition but it does take a long time... And the cost! I mean the RN program is considerably less than any LPN program I have seen lately. And you get so much more for your moneys worth.

    Also, EAYL is an excellent program! I didn't get in personally, but I definitely tried! You do sign a contract for 3 years, but what they give you is so helpful! You get a stipend a job that is flexible and consider your classes. Plus they extra hands on experience. So yea, you work for them for 3 years, but really I've heard that it's not quite a good idea to job hop around so really your'e guaranteed a spot right out of school!

    Also, they have what they call "expansion" group. It's through Northside, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines... They don't really offer much money wise, but you do get a seat... They interview about a couple weeks after EAYL...
  4. by   haimyem
    Wow! Thanks for the info, ATDanchor! So the EAYL program offered by Morton Plant is getting harder to get into? What are they looking for, and how many spots do they offer?
  5. by   ADeks
    You don't exactly have to have gotten into the SPC nursing program. I know many people who weren't accepted this semester or were alternates and where applying. You do have to meet ALL the requirements for the SPC program. Basically about a month before the program you go for an interview. Keep calling the number and checking with it.
  6. by   gtlpn2rn
    I went over to SPC today and spoke with advisor "*" to find out what was going on with my application for the LPN to RN evening program because I had not heard anything or received any letters in the mail yet. There was a problem with my transcripts posting. I got in!!!!!!!!!!! Finally!!!!!!!!! See my saga on the following thread:

    https://allnurses.com/florida-nurses...425-page3.html

    The advisor "*" and two other advisors who were in the office too told me that more letters for all nursing program options are going out this week. Wonder if that means orientation packets too?

    Good Luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 16, '09
  7. by   scuba-girl
    wooohooo good for you GTLPN! way to go, and way to keep checking when you knew something wasn't right!

    I'm an alternate, YAY, better than nothing. I was told by the end of July (I forget the exact date they said) I'll know for sure, unless someone drops out at the last minute, then of course it could be after the end of July.

    Since I know someone will ask... I have a 3.8 gpa and I do not have micro or lab done, when I applied I was in the middle of taking AP II, and that is why I am an alternate. I am currently taking the online micro and micro lab.
    I HOPE to see you guys there
  8. by   scrapworking
    So happy to have some real input! Will have finished all but 1 or 2 of my pre-reqs this fall - enough to apply for the Fall 2010 session. The last courses will be in the Spring - so I'm hoping!

    Subscribing to this thread so I can keep learning more! Thanks!

    Sharon
  9. by   haimyem
    Hey Sharon! I just might be with you fall 2010!! Wrapping my last pre-req up in the spring, and hoping to get into the EAYL program at Morton Plant also...what pre-reqs do you have left?
  10. by   scrapworking
    Hi!

    This fall I have - A & P II, Psych, and Speech. Though I may move Speech to the Spring with Micro and add Statistics this fall. IF I can test out of Intermediate Algebra.

    Where can I learn more about these EAYL programs?

    What have you got left? On-line or on-site?

    It would be cool to already know someone when we started! (See thinking positively!!)
  11. by   haimyem
    LOL! If you check out baycare.org they have a brief description of their EAYL program, and HCA hospitals (Suncoast & Largo Med) has something called Beginning Nursing which is on their main HCA website. Each program is a little different it looks like, but both offer experience and training which is what I am also looking for. I only have Statistics left, and would be taking it in the fall but I'm expecting in the fall so I'm taking fall semester off. I've been taking my courses online which has been a great experience so far. I'm currently taking Ethics online and can't wait for summer session to be over!!
  12. by   scrapworking
    Interesting! I'll look into it - thanks!

    Congrats on the upcoming addition to your family! My boys are teenagers, so I imagine that makes it a bit easier for me. They're pretty self-sufficient.

    I'm online too, and taking A&P I - which I need to go do some studying on! I decided to go back to school/into Nursing when I was laid off in late April, and jumped right into it. I already had some courses at SPC that applied, so I'm better off than if I'd started new, but not quite as far along as I'd like to be. Good luck!

    Sharon/CL
  13. by   gtlpn2rn
    Quote from scuba-girl
    wooohooo good for you GTLPN! way to go, and way to keep checking when you knew something wasn't right!

    I'm an alternate, YAY, better than nothing. I was told by the end of July (I forget the exact date they said) I'll know for sure, unless someone drops out at the last minute, then of course it could be after the end of July.

    Since I know someone will ask... I have a 3.8 gpa and I do not have micro or lab done, when I applied I was in the middle of taking AP II, and that is why I am an alternate. I am currently taking the online micro and micro lab.
    I HOPE to see you guys there
    Thanks scuba girl. I am sure you will know something soon. SPC sent out orientation packets with information for drug and background screening checks on Tuesday, July 7 and several of us received the packets today. We have until 7/22/09 to get the screenings done. The orientation is on 7/23 at 3 p.m. I was told by several advisors at SPC HEC that the packets were for all programs. So I guess after this orientation they will check their lists again and contact the alternates for spots that open up. I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you. Keep us posted.

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