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Future Nursing Student Needing Advice!

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by Chauntol Chauntol (New Member) New Member

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Hi, I am currently attending Baton Rouge Community College where I am now taking the prerequisites for the Nursing program. Has anyone completed this program and can tell me what to look forward to? Is it any good? I am also interested in transferring to Our Lady of the Lake college? Anyone have any experiences you can share? If I do decide to transfer should I take all prerequisites at BRCC?

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JackieBRCC works as a Student and Loan Closer...soon to be only a studen.

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Hello, I am a nursing student at BRCC. The program is very good. We have 100% first time passage rate for the NCLEX, for all graduating classes since the program began. That is saying a lot. If you do decide to transfer to OLOL, don't assume that the prerequisites are easier at BRCC. The A&P classes are very challenging and I have heard from students who have taken them at both BRCC and the Lake, that BRCC is harder. How far along are you in taking your prerequisites, and when do you plan to apply? If you are going to transfer and apply to the Lake, take Nutrition, as they require it. BRCC does not require Nutrition.

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I just started taking my prerequisites this past spring, so hopefully by Fall of 2010 (this time next year)I will be done and can apply to the program. Im just kinda curious and trying to look at all my options. Is the program accredited yet? I also heard that is was kinda hard to get accepted to. Is this true?

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JackieBRCC works as a Student and Loan Closer...soon to be only a studen.

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BRCC's nursing program is NOT accredited yet, but they are in the last stage of the process, and will be accredited by next Spring. In other words, all of the graduating classes from here on out, will be from an accredited program.

As far as whether or not it is hard to get accepted, I'd say that yes, it is challenging. But why would you want to do anything that wasn't? Know what I mean? The nursing department doesn't like for us to give out our scores and GPAs, in relation to getting in or not, because people may shoot for THAT goal, instead of just trying their best, and that can come back to bite you because the year you apply, the applicants may have higher scores. So what you thought would get you in, might not the year you apply. That being said, I will tell you that at BRCC, they hold a lot of weight to having taken all 5 of your prereqs at BRCC. I have several friends who had pretty high GPAs and HESI scores, but didn't get in because they didn't take their prereqs at BRCC. It caused them to be up past 100 in line, and BRCC takes the first inital 60, then as people don't accept their seats, they take a few more. In the 100s won't get in.

My advice to you is to take Eng 101, Algebra, Intro to Psych, A&P I (Take Hasek!), and an Art or Humanities at BRCC...try your best in those classes...shoot for all As and maybe 1 or 2 Bs. Give it your all for those classes and buy the study guide from the book store for the HESI exam.

Please feel free to ask me anything else you have questions about. I know BRCCs program like the back of my hand. I have really enjoyed my time at BRCC and would recommend it to anyone. You can't beat the education you'll get there at such a great value. The science teachers are all wonderful and care that you learn something. I've had Younger, Hasek, Godney and Shajahan and I really liked them all. You'll get out of a class what you put into it, and you'll feel proud if you do well in their classes because they don't give grades. Good luck!

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I am a LPN attempting to do the bridge program at brcc. If I pass the fundamentals and med surg one will I automatically be accepted into the program?

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Anybody applying for the spring 2016 year?

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