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Has anybody applied or been accepted to Central Arizona College RN program??

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Has anyone been accepted or applied to the CAC RN program?? I am getting ready to apply, and was wondering how many points I need to have in order to realistically be considered for the program. I have finished about 6 of the co-reqs, but I'm not a Pinal County student?? Does anyone know how many points it usually takes to be competitive or have any advice for me during the application process??

Thanks!

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

I'd guess that at this time you need ALL of your co-reqs done to get enough points to be considered. You need a B or higher to get the off set of the not a Pinal County resident. A's would be key though. There isn't a waiting list because they don't keep one, but there are MANY people that applied last year that didn't get in that are close, if not already maxed out on the points. This is the first year of the new points system but from the people I know that applied last year that got in, they were using the points system then unofficially, and they had all the co-reqs done with A's or B's... They especially look at all the Sciences and Math co-reqs being completed! I had co-reqs still in progress so I didn't get in, but I got into another program so its all good here! Good Luck to you.

Hi Lauren,

I have been accepted to the RN program at CAC for fall '09. According to your date of post you are too late. The application deadline was Feb. 17 or 19. Have you taken all of your pre-reqs and any of your co-reqs? Also, you get 5 points if you are a Pinal County resident, so if not then you lose 5 points. Do you have any other questions?

sorry, i should have read more carefully. i see that you have completed 6 of the co-reqs which is very good. realistically, i don't know how many points you really need and i would have to look at mine to figure out what i really have. passing the hesi on the first try is probably an advantage as well. you get x number of points for doing this, which i did, nervous as heck when i took it and shocked as well. not that i'm not intelligent it's just that i didn't think i was ready. i am very excited to be in the program and was "scared" to open that letter but it turned out great. i don't know how many applicants there were but i know that they only accept 32 students and there were more applicants than 32. i heard about 100 and there were roughly 40 when i applied 1 week prior to the deadline. probably not 100 like last semester. good luck to 'ya.

AZMOM: I take it that you did not get accepted at CAC or am I wrong? What program did you get into?

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AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

I didn't reapply for Fall, I didn't have all the co-reqs completed, as almost all of the people in that semester did I guess. But I got into Gateway which after talking to my friends in the CAC program this semester. I am glad!

I am in second block at CAC. No clue how the point system works.

Why are you glad you got in at Gateway? Also, how long was the wait?

How do you like the program so far and what is a typical day like?

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

I applied to Gateway in October and got right in. I am doing the LPN Fastrack program and then rolling into Block 3 once I get all of the co-reqs completed for the MCC programs. I like the program alot. The only thing I don't like is the clinical site for this term, but hey its almost over so I can deal. The days vary so much week by week its hard to describe a typical one. Its crazy in the beginning, classes everyday except Wed for those of us in the day program. Then now that we are in clinical its seems like a lighter load. Some hybrid days for Pharm, which means no travel into classes which is NICE. Pharm is 2 hours on Monday normally. Theory is 1 day a week for 3 1/2 hours now. Then clinical is 8 hours on Thursday and Friday until the end of April. Then May is finals. Gateway was my back-up plan but as luck would have it I am VERY happy I went this route. Not ragging on CAC, but I have friends in this semester there and well I'm just glad I am where I am. I have more free time less stress.

rmacharrie, how do u like CAC? I got accepted for fall and was just wondering.

Honestly, I love it. Doing clinicals at Casa Grande is not so great because you do not get a lot of experience, but overall, I am enjoying it.

The first block I was in school Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9-3. Wed was lecture days and Mon/Thurs were lab days for the first 6 weeks. We then had lab on Monday from 9-12, and then our lecture day and then our clinical day.

I know things are changing AGAIN, so the schedule could be different, but that is how it was for the group in first block right now as well.

I applied to Gateway in October and got right in. I am doing the LPN Fastrack program and then rolling into Block 3 once I get all of the co-reqs completed for the MCC programs. I like the program alot. The only thing I don't like is the clinical site for this term, but hey its almost over so I can deal. The days vary so much week by week its hard to describe a typical one. Its crazy in the beginning, classes everyday except Wed for those of us in the day program. Then now that we are in clinical its seems like a lighter load. Some hybrid days for Pharm, which means no travel into classes which is NICE. Pharm is 2 hours on Monday normally. Theory is 1 day a week for 3 1/2 hours now. Then clinical is 8 hours on Thursday and Friday until the end of April. Then May is finals. Gateway was my back-up plan but as luck would have it I am VERY happy I went this route. Not ragging on CAC, but I have friends in this semester there and well I'm just glad I am where I am. I have more free time less stress.

AZMOM02,

Where did you have clinicals this block?

Thanks for the info. rmacharrie. Is it difficult?

I wouldnt say difficult....I would say time consuming. A lot of reading and tons of busy work that MUST be done to pass, but you get no grade for it. The beginning of the semester will overwhelm you, but the readings slow down more towards the end.

I wouldnt say difficult....I would say time consuming. A lot of reading and tons of busy work that MUST be done to pass, but you get no grade for it. The beginning of the semester will overwhelm you, but the readings slow down more towards the end.

Hi rmacharrie, I applied to CAC and am currently getting all of my pre-reqs starting this summer (July to be exact). I have a question about applying to their nursing program because I did a couple calculations and I plan to apply for their program for the Summer semester (by then I estimate I'll have at least 39 out of a possible 53 points (I just low balled on the points) Do you think that would be competitive enough for their program?? or should I wait until Fall when I could have a possible 45/53 (yet again not including my HESI and low balling my BIO grades)?!

AZMOM, I am going to be applying for the part time Gateway program because I cannot afford to quit working and I can't seem to find a school that offers a night and weekend program. Wit this being said...............I have all my co-req.s complete and all I need is the HESI.....Any suggestions for the HESI and/or advice for the Gateway program?

Yes, I just completed my 1st block at CAC and it was very hard:grn:. If your starting in the fall brush up on all you can over the summer. I recommend getting some used books such as Potter and Perry Basic nursing any editions will help and start reading NOW....Also get a handle on math dosages. The class moves fast so good luck to anyone starting. It's tough but amazing all at the same time:redpinkhe

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