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I have a question for a Crozer or Riddle nurse. I want to work in the maternty ward. I am currently attending Delaware county community college. It is very hard to get into the nursing program. Plus it isnt very good. It isnt hands on like I thought it was. Is there any programs that these two hospitals have? If not are there any close byt he two? I am very egar to get my career on a rolling start now. I just am very lost and confused. Please help.

Thanks Karen Devlin

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Jolie has 34 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Maternal - Child Health.

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I have a question for a Crozer or Riddle nurse. I want to work in the maternty ward. I am currently attending Delaware county community college. It is very hard to get into the nursing program. Plus it isnt very good. It isnt hands on like I thought it was. Is there any programs that these two hospitals have? If not are there any close byt he two? I am very egar to get my career on a rolling start now. I just am very lost and confused. Please help.

Thanks Karen Devlin

Riddle does not have its own nursing education program, but serves as a clinical site for some of the local colleges and universities. I'm not sure about Crozer. Have you checked into Widener University?

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Thanks for replying. I have tried widener university, but I thought that if a hospital had a program that it would be my best bet to try that first. Thanks again.

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There are lots of nursing programs in the area but I'm pretty sure there are no longer any programs run by hospitals. There is a hospital in Philadelphia with it's own program, Roxbury or something like that. I think Abington may have one too... West Chester has a good program, as does Villanova. I am currently attending Harcum College but would not recommend that to anyone. I thought I heard Delco had a good nursing program, I know it is very difficult to get into! I live on the same street as main campus and would have preferred going there.

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I went to Abington and they still have a great nursing program. Many different options as well. Check out the web site or call for more information. Would be kinda far for you if you live by Crozer though. I really don't know if any other hospital programs around here except in the city. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mommatrauma is a RN and specializes in ER.

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Actually DCCC has one of the BEST nursing programs around their NCLEX passing rates are in the high 90%...I personally went to Gwynedd Mercy in Montco...simply because DCCC was full and didn't have an open spot until the week after I finished at Gwynedd...Gwynedd is also a 2 year program similar to DCCC and you can go on further to get your BSN...MSN etc...whereas Widener and WCU are both 4 year programs to start...unless you have already done the liberal arts stuff...When I was in Nursing school 10 years ago, Nova's program was not very good, their pass rates weren't very high...not sure if this changed since...

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I plan no going to Brandywine Hosptial School of Nursing. There NCLEX rate is pretty high but they have alot of clinical time. Students go to all sorts of hospitals for clinicals. I am from Delaware County but now live in Chester County so Brandywine is close to me. I did not have any college background and I am 40. I passed the DET test but they want me to get all my pre req's before I start at Brandywine. I hope to start at Brandywine in fall 2006. I am currently going to Immacualta for my college credits. I might transfer to West Chester because it is closer to my kids school and it is much cheaper. Good luck.

Lee

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I have a question for a Crozer or Riddle nurse. I want to work in the maternty ward. I am currently attending Delaware county community college. It is very hard to get into the nursing program. Plus it isnt very good. It isnt hands on like I thought it was. Is there any programs that these two hospitals have? If not are there any close byt he two? I am very egar to get my career on a rolling start now. I just am very lost and confused. Please help.

Thanks Karen Devlin

I am currently taking my prereq's ar DCCC and will be starting their Nursing program in September. What about the program don't you like? I am nervous now. I thought it was a great program. What semester are you in?

Eileen :)

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RaggedyRN specializes in Cardiac Step Down, PICU.

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I am currently attending Delaware county community college. It is very hard to get into the nursing program. Plus it isnt very good.

Hi! I am new to the boards and am optimistically hoping to put rn after my name soon. For now it is going before my name :) I am currently a second year student at DCCC Chester County program. I'd really like to know why you say it isn't a hands on program? I have had many opportunities to practice skills. Where are you doing clinicals? Maybe their policy is different from Chester County Hospital...

Chat soon,

Chickey

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Delaware County Community College is considered to have one of the best programs in the area and is very compettive. Worked with fantastic RN's from that school. Many choose to get BSN later through Immacculata Colleges BSN completion program

Looking at the NCLEX past rates for the past three years, they have higher pass rates than all the BSN programs in Delaware County!

http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/lib/bpoa/20/nurs_board/nclex_performance-rn.pdf

:crying2: Sad to see my alma maters rates so low.

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RaggedyRN specializes in Cardiac Step Down, PICU.

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I'm happy with the program for the most part. I feel a litle lost about some of the pathophysiology sometimes...we learn it with each system as we learn etiology, diagnostics, treatments, surgical interventions etc. I'm sorry to hear that someone is not happy with it...I was just curious if it is a main campus thing, or the program in general.

I am planning to enroll in West Chesters RN to BSN program. I went there years ago for Elementary Education and I am comfortable with the school. I thought about Immacculata but it's pricey. I am only working part time when I graduate so only 50% tuition reimbursement for me :o

Thanks for the good news about my school...I hope our class is as successful on the NCLEX :)

Chickey

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SerenityR.N. is a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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Harcum has a nursing program. I tried to get into DCCC Main campus and i couldnt. Iwas short 5 points on the net test last year and didnt even consider me. I had a 3.7 GPA and recieve nothing less than a B while in school. They didnt even look at that. I am not sure how they are doing things now. I heard for a fellow class mate that its about a 2 year wait and they require a lot. It is very hard to get in. I have heard different things about the chester county campus though. You have to take a test at Harcum but that isnt the only thing that determines your acceptance. they consider everything. Once you get in, you have to work hard. You get on hands training from the staff (currently working RN's) in the lab, and you also get your experience from clinicals. MCCC also has a nursing progrom but i am not sure how it is, Hope this helps.

I have a question for a Crozer or Riddle nurse. I want to work in the maternty ward. I am currently attending Delaware county community college. It is very hard to get into the nursing program. Plus it isnt very good. It isnt hands on like I thought it was. Is there any programs that these two hospitals have? If not are there any close byt he two? I am very egar to get my career on a rolling start now. I just am very lost and confused. Please help.

Thanks Karen Devlin

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