Anyone attend Penn Valley in KCMO???

  1. I am looking into Penn Valley in Kansas City, and I have a few questions for anyone that has attended!
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  3. by   TamelaRN2B
    I just enrolled at Penn Valley and are starting pre-req's this summer! I don't know much about the nursing courses yet but I heard they are really good! HTH!
  4. by   ashemson
    I am currently attending MWSC in St. Joe. My problem is that I attended MWSC about 11 years ago, and did really bad! So even though I am now getting 3.5's my GPA is only 2.6. So I am on alternate status for the nursing program. After this semester I have nothing left to take because I am now taking my very last prerequisite. I noticed that on Penn Valley's curriculum for the nursing program it includes in those 5 semesters like Micro, Developmental Lifespan, A&P, and I have had all of those already!

    My question, do you know how long the wait list is to get into the program there? And are there alot that apply and don't get in? I am so frustrated right now because I have nothing left to take, and I don't have a clue what I am going to do!

    Thanks for letting me vent! If you have any insight into the Penn Valley program, I would really appreciate any info you have. Thanks for listening!
  5. by   peaceful2100
    I was thinking about going to Penn Valley and had actually applied. This was back in 2000. At the time they told me they had a waiting list of about 100 students. Things could have changed since then maybe not. They will tell you if you ask them. They have way more applicants then they have spots available. My cousin's wife graduated from there 10 years ago and she said she really liked it there.
  6. by   ashemson
    OK, I am going to cry now!!! Actually I asked them if the class for August was full yet, and they said no, but now that makes me wonder if they aren't saying yes just so people will still apply. This is really driving me crazy! I am now busting my butt trying to get the testing and apps done just so I can be considered for the program. Ugh....
  7. by   blklab
    I may have some good new for you. I have applied to the nursing program at Penn Valley but am in the process of getting my prereq's done. Two freinds of mine have already started the program ( last January) and they had applied in September. so they were ready for them the very next semester. Hopefully I'll be ready for August. Mabe I'll see ya there! Good luck!
  8. by   ashemson
    Man I hope so blklab!!! I took my placement test this morning and hopefully will take the NET test on Monday. Got my transcripts on the way, so I should have everything close to done soon! Just about to have a nervous breakdown though...

  9. by   blklab
    I second that on the nervous breakdown. Good luck on the test Monday. I am planning to take mine to that day. It will be weird to be in the same room with you but not know which one you are. You will do great! Keep in touch, Ali
  10. by   vaughanmk
    Well how did it go? I am also a nursing student in KC. I hope you both got in. Let me know if you have any other questions. I don't know about PennValley, but I have been in clinicals in hospitals across the city. I hope I can be of some help and possible insight.
  11. by   kjseam
    Hi all
    I hopefully will be starting my pre-reqs in the fall at penn valley. It is nice to see some other people on here will be going to the same school as me.
  12. by   blklab
    Hey guys! I don't know if you seen the other rost but I passed the NET. I met with an advisor this morning and enrolled to take summer classes for my prereqs and in the fall to take all general classes. That way in January all I'll have left is the nursing courses. I am soo excited. Good luck to everyone and hopefully I will be able to meet you in school! Thanks, Ali
  13. by   TamelaRN2B
    From what I was told there is no "waiting list" you are accepted into the nursing program once all your pre-req's are completed. When you get in is just based on when everything you need to have done is done! I'm starting on my pre-req's this summer and I'm so excited!
  14. by   ashemson
    Congrats blklab! I didn't take the NET last Monday because I found out I get no financial aid AT ALL. And I can't afford to pay for school and childcare at the same time. I have been trying to find some alternative way of paying, but no luck yet. Good luck in school!