Jamielynn 826 Views
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What is the hiring process like?
Do you enjoy what you do?
And is it a good idea to accept a job as a PCT while taking classes...
I'm interested in Pontiac's clinic
I'm more interested in what occurs after the interview...
Ok I am going to chime in here and clarify a few things about WCCCD. First off, NLN accreditation is voluntary. Not ALL reputable cc's around here are accredited by the NLN. The only thing that NLN accreditation gets you is a job at the V.A. hospital or military. IF you are not interested in doing either then it doesnt matter about the accreditation. WCCCD's nursing program is accredited by the Michigan board of nursing and that is all that is needed to sit for your NCLEX test. The NCLEX test is a nationwide test which means that if you pass boards in michigan then you should have no problem reciprocating that license in another state. I know of two Universities that will give you up to 36 credits for your RN license alone and if you check out the transfer guides for a BSN most Uni's dont give transfer credit for ASN nursing core classes regardless of the cc.
Rumor has it that WCCCD lost their accreditation with the NLN because they had too many students fail the NCLEX and it has been said that the reason was the math portion. Since then they have completely modified their curriculum and have added a Medical Math class to the general ed requirements that is specific for nursing. This way everyone will have the same foundation for math and as they go through their nursing clinicals they will have a better understanding of dosages and I.Vs. They have to have so many graduating classes sit for and pass the NCLEX with an improved pass average before they can request reinstatement of their accreditation. I personally believe this is what their goal is even if they wont admit to it.
I have attended two of the nursing information meetings and found them to be very informative. I am currently taking three classes at three different campuses one being the Northwest campus, with is located at Greenfield and Joy rd, NOT TIREMAN. It appears to be a rough neighborhood but everyone is so kind there. In fact I have found more positive attitudes at the NW campus than I have found at any other campus. Urbanites are way more down to earth and not so uptight like you find at the suburban campuses. I actually like the NW campus and I am a Suburban born and raised LOL.
I am applying to the program in a few weeks and I am so excited. I will graduate in 2007 a proud WCCCD Nursing grad. I love the diversity there and am very thankful to be going to WCCCD.
Oakland University is not more expensive if you live outside of Oakland County, it is only more expensive if you are not a resident of Michigan. Oakland Community College charges more if you live outside of Oakland County.
The tuition/fes for Oakland University for 12 credits a semester is $4539 for freshmen/sophomores and $4965 for juniors/seniors. Of course that is if you are a resident of Michigan and doesn't include books, etc. That is pretty comparable to other 4 year universities in Michigan. I attended MSU and that cost me around $8000 a year in tuition and fees.
I have heard good things about their nursing program and I have been told that they are a very recognizable program.
Is there anyone that went to Oakland University for nursing and if so, what was it like, and is it reasonable??
You should weigh all of your options. If you call and ask someone in the nursing department they will tell you that it doesn't mean anything, unless your going into the Military. I find it strange that all of the other nursing schools are accredited and Wayne Co. is not. Also you will have to travel to Greenfield Road and Tireman down in Detroit for some of your training to the Northwest campus, that is one area I would rather avoid myself. Rough and dangerous neighborhood. I have already applied to other schools and have been accepted in the school itself. There are a few more pre nursing courses I have to take to get in any other nursing program. Some of those classes Wayne Co., doesn't even offer. Such as the Lifespan and the Chemistry classes needed at other schools. So I am going to finish up what I can at Wayne Co. and then transfer out. Good luck to you.
Recently I called my college bookstore to get an idea of how much my books will cost. They gave me the titles of the books but would not give me the ISBN. Also, when I went in to get my psych book they told me it wasn't in yet and it could take up to the first day of class to get it. When I asked for the ISBN, they wouldn't give it to me.
Just how crazy is that? I was just wondering if this is the norm or do all colleges do this?
I never have, but there are those really cute material ones now days. LOL
As for transferability, you will need to talk to an advisor of that school. It should be ok, as long as you went into depth in Anatomy and Physiology.
For my school, A&P I covered:
**Introduction/directional terms & the chemistry chapter. (Although we actually skipeed the chem).
**Histology & Integumentary system
**Musclular tissue & Nervous tissue
**Muscular system & Skeletal system,
**Nervous system (CNS & PNS) & Special Senses
A&P II covered:
**Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System & Blood
**Urinary system & Digestive system
**Endocrine system, Ageing & Death
With each system we also covered litte chapters such as Electrolyte and fluid balance, Nutrition, etc. We covered the anatomy and physiology at the same time in lecture, as well as lab.
2 lecture days / 2 lab times per week for A&P 1
A&P 2....during summer...lecture was on video tape, lab was 4 X week.
When I took the course it was combined together and worth six credits.
The first half of the class was lecture and the second half lab. I'm wondering now if the college I plan on transferring to next semester will require that I take AP II....
hello i already took the Net and I have to say please focus on the reading comprehension the math was easy! I have the hobbet book i studied for 2 weeks straight and I failed horribly so i am now just getting books on how to take tests so good luck!
The NET doesn't have science, I know the HESI does. Are you having to take more than the NET?
I don't remember anyone saying they could use one. However, the NET isn't extremely hard. Just practice your basic math, algebra, ratios, etc.
If you don't know your multiplication facts, you may have a problem.
I suggest getting the NET Study Guide. I bought mine on Ebay, but EriWorld.com is the one that sells it.
I think the reading portion is harder than the math. It's not "What's wrong with this sentence?"-type questions.....
I took the NET test at Henry Ford Community College back in 2003. It really isn't that bad. I also ordered a NET testing study guide and I would highly suggest you do the same. The math was basic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and some basic algebra - order of operations).
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