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I was seeking a career in nursing a few years ago and was discouraged when I didn't get into Penn Valley's evening weekend program even with a 3.82 gpa. I am back now again working on trying to find a nursing program to get into. I know Penn Valley has changed their admission requirements a bit and now require you to take the TEAS before applying. I took it yesterday and scored 86% on it. I am planning on applying for the program that starts in January 2019 but I am also looking into other programs in the area as well. Does anyone have any info about the quality of KCKCC's program? I know they were having several issues years ago but I am not seeing anything current about them here. JCCC is not an option for me as I do not have a CNA but I do have an MA certification. Just have been unable to find a job as an MA because I couldn't afford the extra money for the externship

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Are you a Missouri resident? If so, KCKCC nursing program only allows 2 Missouri residents into their program each starting semester. I plan on applying for Penn Valley evening nursing program next year. Spoke with the adviser, the GPA cutoff was 3.7 butttt, they only have 15 spots. If you are not one of those 15 students selected, you will have to apply for the day programs the following semester or wait 2 years for the evening program to open again. My gpa will not be close to the cutoff therefore I'll most likely apply for the day program that starts in the Spring of 2020, I have micro and chem left to completed but I also finishing the co reqs as well so that I can focus only on the nursing courses. With that being said, will all B's on the pre req and having micro completed, I will have a 4.06. out of 5.

Also, your TEAS score is great. KCKCC gives extra point for having higher scores on the test. *visit their website** Penn Valley however doesn't.

If you do not get in the first time, keep trying. See the adviser and get his input as HE help makes the decision on who gets in or not.

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I am a Missouri resident. When I applied last time I had all A's on my prerequisites except physiology which I got a B in. I have since then taken a combined anatomy and physiology course and got an A so as I understood it they would look at that since it is the most recent so I would have a 4.0 on my prereqs now. I am waiting for my transcript to be evaluated from UMKC to find out if I would receive the microbiology point from the class I took there as the micro I took at MCC is too old. I planned on applying for the day program as I realize that the evening weekend program would be insanely difficult to get into

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When he told me only 15 students get in, it heart dropped. You may have a chance to get in. Go for it! He told me that the GPA cutoff for last semester was 3.7. I won't be able to apply until the August 2019 for the Spring 2020 program. I'm currently looking for an evening job so that I can be prepared ahead of time. I'm currently taking Physiology this summer and unfortunately will receive a high B. Penn Valley's adviser told me that if I received a B in it, to retake it and Psychology, since I received a B in that as well. I received a B in Anatomy but I really don't want to take it over.

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