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Merced College FA 2021/ SP 2022 Applicants

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Who knows when the link will be available and how we should be preparing right now. Has anyone sent anything yet? TEAS scores, transcripts, other documents????

 

I spoke with a counselor yesterday and she said that they haven't been given an exact date but they are anticipating mid March. 

I sent my transcripts a month ago because I need to have an equivalency evaluation done to turn in with my application. If you haven't had yours sent, I would as they require it. Also have official transcripts sent to yourself as you have to upload a copy with the application. 

19 hours ago, Mots08 said:

I spoke with a counselor yesterday and she said that they haven't been given an exact date but they are anticipating mid March. 

I sent my transcripts a month ago because I need to have an equivalency evaluation done to turn in with my application. If you haven't had yours sent, I would as they require it. Also have official transcripts sent to yourself as you have to upload a copy with the application. 

Awesome. That’s what I have done but wasn’t sure if there was more to do. Is this your first time applying? I’m applying to two other programs but Merced is my first choice. 

I applied to National at the end of last year. I made it to top 45 but not top 20. I was 3 points shy of their lowest score they accepted! 

Merced is the only other program I am applying to this year. I'll apply for FCC in January 2022 and then National again. What other programs did you apply to?

55 minutes ago, Mots08 said:

I applied to National at the end of last year. I made it to top 45 but not top 20. I was 3 points shy of their lowest score they accepted! 

Merced is the only other program I am applying to this year. I'll apply for FCC in January 2022 and then National again. What other programs did you apply to?

FCC and Modesto. Why don’t you apply to FCC now?! Application period is still open.

I wish I could but I don't have the Chem requirement completed. I have my BS in Public Health from National and unfortunately it wasn't a required class so I'm taking it now. 

57 minutes ago, Mots08 said:

I applied to National at the end of last year. I made it to top 45 but not top 20. I was 3 points shy of their lowest score they accepted! 

Merced is the only other program I am applying to this year. I'll apply for FCC in January 2022 and then National again. What other programs did you apply to?

Have you been applying to programs long? It’s my first time applying for nursing school. 

1 minute ago, Mots08 said:

I wish I could but I don't have the Chem requirement completed. I have my BS in Public Health from National and unfortunately it wasn't a required class so I'm taking it now. 

Oh interesting. I’m in Chowchilla which is why I prefer Merced. But I’ll make the drive to Fresno. I don’t know if I’d drive to Modesto but I wanted to apply anyway! It’s so competitive that I’ve heard to cast the net far and wide.

4 minutes ago, Mots08 said:

I wish I could but I don't have the Chem requirement completed. I have my BS in Public Health from National and unfortunately it wasn't a required class so I'm taking it now. 

I’m taking a chem class now too. Biochem. It’s chem 3B.

Not long at all, just started. 

I'm in Sanger so I would prefer something in Fresno but I hate that I would have to wait another year so I decided to cast out a little farther as well. I am considering West Hills in Lemoore but they dock 10 points for not having Chem completed already so that leaves me not being as competitive. CA is insanely competitive! 

8 minutes ago, Mots08 said:

Not long at all, just started. 

I'm in Sanger so I would prefer something in Fresno but I hate that I would have to wait another year so I decided to cast out a little farther as well. I am considering West Hills in Lemoore but they dock 10 points for not having Chem completed already so that leaves me not being as competitive. CA is insanely competitive! 

I’m shocked chem wasn’t required in your curriculum! I never would’ve survived physiology without understanding the way molecules behave. Like in the acid-base buffer in blood and how hydrochloric acid has an effect in the gut and cellular respiration! I also just LOVE chem. I’m hoping to apply to nurse anesthesia school after RN. What are your interests?

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2 minutes ago, SeeksTruth said:

I’m shocked chem wasn’t required in your curriculum! I never would’ve survived physiology without understanding the way molecules behave. Like in the acid-base buffer in blood and how hydrochloric acid has an effect in the gut. I also just LOVE chem. I’m hoping to apply to nurse anesthesia school after RN. What are your interests?

That's awesome! I'm interested in L&D. I've always thought about going the doula/midwife route but I have 6 kids so I don't have a flexible on call "whenever the baby comes" type of schedule. 

I do have a couple of nurse friends who ended up in different specialities than they originally thought because they ended up falling in love with something else during clinicals so I'm definitely interested in seeing how it plays out for me. 

1 hour ago, Mots08 said:

That's awesome! I'm interested in L&D. I've always thought about going the doula/midwife route but I have 6 kids so I don't have a flexible on call "whenever the baby comes" type of schedule. 

I do have a couple of nurse friends who ended up in different specialities than they originally thought because they ended up falling in love with something else during clinicals so I'm definitely interested in seeing how it plays out for me. 

Aww that’s so impressive!! You must have a great support system! I have two boys (2, 5) and a very minimal support system. Their daddy works full time and my family is an hour away but very busy working as well. I’m hoping to get in in Spring to allow a lot of time to figure out logistics. 

10 minutes ago, SeeksTruth said:

Aww that’s so impressive!! You must have a great support system! I have two boys (2, 5) and a very minimal support system. Their daddy works full time and my family is an hour away but very busy working as well. I’m hoping to get in in Spring to allow a lot of time to figure out logistics. 

Nice to me another mama going for it! I hope to have a lot of support. Haha. My oldest is out of the house now so just 5 little ones to worry about. I don't have any family in the area but my husband's family is near and we are really hoping to be able to utilize them along with maybe a few other sources. It's something I really worry about but I'll keep holding myself back if I try to have it all figured out right now before I even know where I'll be or what my schedule will be. 

Hey! I’m waiting for the application window to open too!  I had heard it’s generally March but they were waiting to see what the other colleges were doing before deciding (this was back in like November that I heard this.)  So CSU Stanislaus has already opened and closed their application window (which was about a month or more earlier than usual for them).  I was wondering if Merced would be doing the same?  Good luck to those applying :-)

6 hours ago, Sandrak said:

Hey! I’m waiting for the application window to open too!  I had heard it’s generally March but they were waiting to see what the other colleges were doing before deciding (this was back in like November that I heard this.)  So CSU Stanislaus has already opened and closed their application window (which was about a month or more earlier than usual for them).  I was wondering if Merced would be doing the same?  Good luck to those applying 🙂

That would be cool if they opened it sooner. I talked to a counselor at the end of December and a different one earlier this week and they both said mid March so we shall see. The anticipation is the worst! Good luck to you!

I have a counseling appointment with someone in allied heath at Merced. Anyone have a question you want me to ask?

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Ooh yes!! Ask them if they are opening up their application period earlier than usual as CSU Stanislaus did.  I’m hoping we will know the results of the Merced College applications before the window to promise to commit to CSU Stan expires. 

I know Merced generally have about 350 applicants - are they anticipating more or less this round due to closures of other nursing programs for this year? 

Online? In Person? What are they thinking and when will it be decided. 

How long before we know! LOL - literally everyone’s question! 

Mark your Calendar for 2/24! RN Program Application Requirements Workshop is being given! 

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