BCC acceptance letters?

  1. Has anyone received their acceptance letter to the Nursing program from Bristol community college for the Fall of 2007 semester yet?

    For those who have been accept to the program in the past, was there a long wait and was it hard to get in. How is the program overall? any good/bad experiences???
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  3. by   KellieNurse06
    Oh yes......I live near that college.....it is a good school, however.....they get about 300- 600 applicants a year for 60-70 slots......I applied five years in a row & could not get in...I applied to the college I just graduated from & got right in & have since graduated.
    I say if you can get in BCC, you are lucky.....I'd probably still be trying to get in & still being refused......and you either get in or you don't...there is no waiting list.
    Have you tried Brockton Hospital School Of Nursing? You can get in there right away, I went there & did a year then went to another school but had to start from scratch.......
    I went to Community College of RI..(would be equal to BCC or Massasoit) and they have a fantastic nursing program.....I was very impressed! If you want info send me a private message or go on their website...good luck!
  4. by   Kare117
    Quote from winterluv10523
    Has anyone received their acceptance letter to the Nursing program from Bristol community college for the Fall of 2007 semester yet?

    For those who have been accept to the program in the past, was there a long wait and was it hard to get in. How is the program overall? any good/bad experiences???
    Hi,

    Did you hear yet??? I am still waiting.

    Kare
  5. by   Nurse-One
    nope haven't heard anything. Admission told me that letters should be sent out by the end of June- the latest.
  6. by   Kare117
    Quote from winterluv10523
    nope haven't heard anything. Admission told me that letters should be sent out by the end of June- the latest.
    At least you got some kind of date. When ever I call they just say "Complete and being reviewed.".... Good Luck!!!!!

    Kare
  7. by   GTammaro
    Was wondering if you ever got accepted into BCC? I am currently in my last semester there, and was wondering if things where still the same for the Nur 11/12 classes.

    -G
  8. by   Kare117
    Quote from GTammaro
    Was wondering if you ever got accepted into BCC? I am currently in my last semester there, and was wondering if things where still the same for the Nur 11/12 classes.

    -G
    Hi,

    I am currently in NUR11. It is an adjustment, but I am making it. How are the next semesters compared to this one?

    It is really nice to talk to someone from BCC. I will take all the advice and pointers you can had out. >>>> Thanks

    Kare
  9. by   GTammaro
    Well for starters congratulations on being one of the very few to have been accepted into the program, I hear last year they had over 1200 applicants.

    I could probably write a book, with all the stories there are to tell about the program some good some bad.
    However I don't feel this wold be an appropriate place to share some of those stories.

    Some advice:
    1. Get a Saunders NCLEX book, and start practicing, one of the hardest things you will find is learning how to answer the questions they ask. Learn how to answer the questions, and read them VERY carefully as they will seem very tricky and DO NOT read into the questions. Use the CD's in the books, and remember what the instructor teaches or has on their handouts, will rule over the books.

    2. Find yourself a study group (2-4) people work best. Try it, some people learn better in groups others don't, but this is not something you will want to wait to find out.

    3. Do know and understand that these will probably be the most Miserable, frustrating 2 years of your life, and yes you will probably cry, and want to quit/give up...just remember out of all the students applying here your where one of the chosen ones, and ones these two years are over you will be an RN! You've worked so hard to get to this point why not put forth a little more to go out with a bang!

    4. I'de be lying if I said it doesn't get much harder. It is EXTREMELY CHALLENGING, and the best thing you can do is SUCK IT UP! No matter how much you whine and cry to your instructors and the higher up people, things will most likely NOT change. And always keep in mind, that people have done it before so its NOT impossible.

    5. Along with all the stress and challenges you will encounter on your journey through try to make the best of everything. Clinical's aside from the care-plans, should be a lot of fun, especially as you learn more.

    6. Try Not to listen to people who are negative, and say that Med-Surg is the hardest semester, and that this is where you will loose a lot of your classmates. Yes it is Hard...BUT NO..IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE. Listen to your instructors, and read your books, note, and study every free minute you have!

    7. Basically you will be devoting your life to this program, but the feeling of accomplishment as you progress through it is of no-other. And when you get to your last semester, the light at the end of the tunnel shines a LOT brighter.

    8. Remember if this is something you want bad enough, and you are willing to work hard enough for... you will make it through.

    9. When in clinical if you do not know how to do something or don't know what something is or what to do...ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR... you are practicing under their license.

    Always try to find the positive side of things, such as..
    your going to be an RN in two years rather then four,
    BCC costs less then any other school,
    BCC may be more challenging now, but you will be four steps ahead of everyone else when you graduate,
    No matter how bad things get...they can almost always be worse.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask,
    G
  10. by   Kare117
    G,

    Thanks so much for the advice. Please keep in touch, It is nice to know there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Good Luck in all you do.

    Kare
  11. by   GTammaro
    Hey Kare,
    I could give you endless amounts of advice, but you will have to find what works best for you. I was lucky enough to have a really good class, all my class mates seem to be really close with one another, which def. helps, and we have learned to work together as a team. After you graduate you will be most likely working with other nurses, and you will be working as a team, so start working together as a team now, share notes, hints, and if you type your careplans share the meds! its much easier to copy and paste then it is to look up and rewrite meds you've already looked up. As you progress through you will most likely have classmates who either drop out or don't progress to the next semester. Its unfortunate, especially if happen to be one of them, but just keep in mind its not the end of the world, and there always seems to be a few repeats in each class. Also, talk to the repeats, and find out what they have to say. Talk to as many people as possible b/c you never know who will be able to help you on this journey (or Battle). And like I said before, I cant stress enough, to practice the NLCEX questions, the tests are modeled after them so the better you get at taking the those tests the better you will do.

    I'm not sure what semester your in but some good places to try and get clinical are: Woman and Infants for OB, St. Luke's for Psych, and St. Anne's for Med Surge. I was at these places for OB and Med Surg. and W.&Infants was AWSOME, and the staff at St. Anne's was really helpful and the units are extremely clean. I wasn't at St. Lukes for Psych, but i heard its a much better psych experience then SSTAR. As far as ped's goes, (which is what I want to do) I was stuck at St. Annes, where the pedi unit was so small we were lucky to have more then one patient on the entire unit.

    I'm also sure you will here horror stories about the various instructors, some true, some not. I've heard some of the instructors that come off as being really harsh, actually end up being some of the best. So don't let all of them scare you.
    It also seems as if the school is going through a LOT of changes, my class seemed to be the gunnie pigs for some of that, hopefully the changes will be for the better for new classes.
    Anyway, ever have any questions feel free to ask.
    Good Luck!
  12. by   Kare117
    you are awesome!! thank you for all the great advice and tips. i am in my first semester, we start careplans this week.....they kinda scare me. but i take it one experience at a time and so far it is a challenge but i think i like it....strange huh???


    thanks
    kare
  13. by   bbm34
    A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR ANY NURSING STUDENTS IN THE BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING PROGRAM;

    IS THE NURSING PROGRAM MANAGEABLE WITH 2 SMALL CHILDREN?

    WHICH SAUNDERS NCLEX-RN BOOK SHOULD I START REVIEWING?

    WHICH MATH BOOK SHOULD I GET TO START PREPARING FOR THAT MATH TEST THAT THEY GIVE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER?

    ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS :wink2:
  14. by   bbm34
    Kare117,

    How Was Your First Semester? Any Advice?


    Mcb503

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