Jump to content

Information meeting at WCCCD

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

Did anyone go to the information meeting at WCCCD last night? What were your thoughts on it?

I left feeling well informed, but surprised at some of the changes they made. I think half of the people there were left feeling a little dismal about it all. What did you think?

Feel free to PM me!

Was the meeting for pre-nursing students or those already in the program. I want to apply to WCCCD as well as Baker to start in the fall RN program. Please let me know what you learned at the meeting. Thanks.

I am already in the program but curious about the changes. Do you mind sharing?

SmackerNurse

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

For starters, starting in Spring 09 all transfer students will need to have completed 12 credit hours before the college will evaluate their transcripts. This is a college policy already for general transfers, however, the nursing department waived it for those applying to the program.

Based on this new policy, transfer students will not be able to apply until May of 09 because they will need to complete the 12 credit hours BEFORE they can even submit their transcripts...The deadline for transcript submissions for the nursing program for Spring 09 is 08/01...which means they won't make the deadline even if they take 12 credit hours in the summer semesters.

IMHO, this is a huge change for the nursing department because now it gives residency status to students who completed their prerequisites at WCCCD like myself. There were a lot of people who were upset because they missed the deadline for submitted their transcripts to the college for evaluation for Fall 08 and the new policy prevented them from applying for Spring 09.

I think this is an awesome change. There has been so many loyal WCCCD students that have been at the school from the beginning that lost spots to people from other schools. I say Bravo!!! to the nursing department for making this change.

SmackerNurse

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

I think this is an awesome change. There has been so many loyal WCCCD students that have been at the school from the beginning that lost spots to people from other schools. I say Bravo!!! to the nursing department for making this change.

I have to agree with you! Even universities like Wayne state are giving residency status to students who have taken their prerequisites at WSU for their nursing program now. I believe it is about time that WCCCD does the same and rewards their students for sticking with them from the beginning!

This policy would have been horrible for a good friend of mine who is graduating from WCCCD's nursing program in a few weeks because she was a transfer student from SCC at the last minute and got in. However, another friend of mine didn't get in on her first try because her GPA was good, but not good enough compared to all the transfer students.

So WTG WCCCD!!!!:yeah:

fullofsm1lez

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 1 years experience.

That's awesome I think, maybe we'll have a better chance of getting in! :)

:yeah:

WCCCCD has been wanting to do this for a long time, for the reasons you mention. They just couldn't say 'no' to outside students because it is a public college, receives public funds, and is obligated to accept all. However, lots of other schools have this rule, including HFCC.

It's a good rule, and really cuts down the number of applicants who can apply at a time. Good luck on your entry!!

(What to watch for next: only allowing the NET to be taken at WCCCD; HFCC changed this rule last year, and requires the NET they will accept can only be taken at HFCC. It's simple to enact, and it further streamlines the number of applicants to the nursing program, rewarding those who are, as another poster phrased it, 'loyal'.)

I think this could be a good thing and a bad thing....

On another note I have a question for anyone that may have an answer, opinion or whatever LOL...

I have a friend who is applying in May for WCCCD's nursing program and she has a class that she took online that the instructor was impossible and she was failing the class. This class is NOT a corequisite or prerequisite for the nursing program. Anyway, the instructor gave her an XW instead of a fail and now she is worried about that being on her transcript for the nursing program application. I am not sure what to tell her because I really don't know how it will affect her chances of getting in.

She has a 3.9 GPA and she got an 86 on the NET test. Do you think this XW will hinder her chances of getting into the program? I told her worse case scenerio she will have to retake that class and then reapply for the following semester.

That's great!!!. Maybe many of us will have better chances at getting accepted. Dare2Care tell your friend that they don't care about XW on your transcripts, because it's doesn't affect your GPA on way or the other.

I'm applying for the second time this May. I had to take a few classes to bump up my GPA. I'm praying very hard that I get in.

I was wondering with all these changes going on. If when a person applies in August/September for January admission would these changes take affect at that time. I'm applying on April 29th and it was such a disappointment to hear that they don't honor their students first. I so glad to hear about these changes. I'm a little worried about applying for this semster considering they start looking at GPA's starting from 4.0 down. I have a 3.53 with Pre-Req's and Co-Req's, but I'm still going to give it a try. Did anyone hear that this is the last semster at the Northwest campus on Greenfield. They will move to their new campus on Southfield freeway in the fall.

SmackerNurse

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

I was wondering with all these changes going on. If when a person applies in August/September for January admission would these changes take affect at that time. I'm applying on April 29th and it was such a disappointment to hear that they don't honor their students first. I so glad to hear about these changes. I'm a little worried about applying for this semster considering they start looking at GPA's starting from 4.0 down. I have a 3.53 with Pre-Req's and Co-Req's, but I'm still going to give it a try. Did anyone hear that this is the last semster at the Northwest campus on Greenfield. They will move to their new campus on Southfield freeway in the fall.

Yes, the changes will take effect for the admission session starting this Fall for Spring entry. They said at the meeting that the lowest GPA to be accepted was a 3.47 for Spring 08. I have heard that the GPA cutoff is usually a little higher for Fall, however, there were a lot of people at this meeting that hadn't sent in their transcripts yet and so they missed the deadline. I have been hearing about them moving to the new campus for a few years now. I have not heard about them moving to the new campus this Fall, but that would be awesome!

Something I heard from one of my friends who is in their last semester at WCCCD is that they are switching to a pass/fail for clinical starting this Fall instead of a letter grade? Anyone else hear this? Her clinical instructor accidently handed out this Fall's syllabus and it had this new information on there.

I honestly think gpa's very per smester. I applied for Spring 08 with a 3.3, and didn;t get in yet, my co-worker applied for Fall 08 with a 3.1 and was accepted. So it just varies, it's just a chance that we have to take. I don't know I'll do if i don't get in this time....seriously. I took some simple stuff over like Psych and Englist trying to get A's. My other classes are pretty good, A's and B's. I'm a nervous wreck!!!:crying2::crying2::crying2:

SmackerNurse

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

I do know how you feel! It wears on your nerves no matter what! BTW, I found where they posted about the NW campus moving to the new campus this fall. It is in the Summer Schedule Catalog under the NW section. They are definitely moving to the new campus this Fall....That is very cool! If you get in what campus are you going to try and get? Either one is fine with me...I am closer to Western, but I wouldn't mind going to the new NW either.

A friend of mines that I work with is in her last semster at WCCC and she did tell me that they were changing to a pass/fail for grading in clinical I believe. I have heard so many diffetrent stories about GPA's I'm not sure what to believe. I hope I at least get selected as an alternate for the program. One good thing my friend did tell me was that during spring break for students who want to attend got to go on an all expense paid trip to london and it counts as 2 credits of international studies and that this will continue. So I would go if it's offered for the experience. I would like to go to the eastern or northwestern campuses if I get a good lottery. But I did hear that the instructors at the Western campus were easier.

i too hd heard about the London trip, for 4th semester students over spring break...i would hope that opportunity would pertain to all students, but what about those of us that graduate in december?

SmackerNurse

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

A friend of mine went on the London trip this past spring break! She said it was awesome!

Sillyrabbit, at the information meeting they said that they are no longer going to offering nursing classes at eastern and they are moving the NW campus to the new location for Fall. As far as Western instructors being easier, from what I have heard they are not easier at all. In my friends class there were a lot who failed their first 7 weeks at western. There was one instructor that I heard is like a drill sergeant there LOL but I dont remember her name. I am petrified to start because of the stories I have heard!

SmackerNurse

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

Wyandotte,

I am not sure about the December graduating class. I would call and ask them. Maybe because this is the first year they started it, they may have another trip in the works for winter break. I couldn't imagine them excluding anyone...but then again...nothing is ever as it seems.

Let us know if you find anything out!:up:

Wyandotte,

I am not sure about the December graduating class. I would call and ask them. Maybe because this is the first year they started it, they may have another trip in the works for winter break. I couldn't imagine them excluding anyone...but then again...nothing is ever as it seems.

Let us know if you find anything out!:up:

I will ask around..i'll let everyone know if i hear anything!! :)

SmackerNurse

Specializes in M/S, MICU, Hospice, Homecare. Has 6 years experience.

Hey I found out about the study abroad thingie...They did one in November for the Dec 2007 graduating class and they went to India. The only downfall to the Dec graduating class is they go over Thanksgiving break and you will have to miss classes/clinicals to go on the trip because the trip is for 10 days. They leave it up to you to chose. There is definitely more information about this, but this is what I found out so far!

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.