New??? nursing program at Schoolcraft???

  1. I was wondering if there's a new nursing program/outline? I looked at the course outline and now it's a ladder program... and from what I understand it's a bit different than what it was like 3 months ago. There's another math class and a few of the classes I've taken don't show up as required on this one. So before I only had 3 more classed to take before all my co and pre reqs were done and now there are couple more classes I need and 2 classes I took look like it was all for nothing. Anyone care to shed some light on this?

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  3. by   NightOwl0624

    This was news to me. I just looked at the new requirements. While I think that integrating the two programs might be a good idea (since the LPN program is supposed to be the same as first year ADN), I question some of the other changes.

    Abnormal psych rather than developmental? No micro?

    The algebra might be good, since a lot of people seem to have trouble with the math calculations, but i think you should be able to place out of it.

    And the NET test costs $50 now? It only cost $25 when I took it...

    I don't blame you for being upset. I would be, too.
  4. by   july123
    yeah it's changed. it sucks, the requirements have tripled for lpns so i'm not going to take their prog now.

    dear student,

    our records indicate that you expressed an interest in the nursing
    program at schoolcraft college. the schoolcraft college nursing
    department is excited to announce the nursing career ladder
    curriculum (nclc) which was recently approved by the michigan board
    of nursing. the nclc will be replacing the current associate degree
    nursing (adn) and the practical nursing (pn).

    this new innovative program was designed to increase flexibility for
    the nursing student to move from a pn program to an adn program. the
    nclc contains both the adn and pn program. following successful
    completion of the pn program requirements, students may apply for
    licensure as a licensed practical nurse (lpn) and have the option of
    continuing into the adn program without further application or
    admission requirements. upon successful completion of the adn
    program, graduates may apply for licensure as a registered nurse

    the nclc is rigorous and challenging. it requires a high level of
    student commitment and mastery of content in many academic areas.

    other important information about the nclc includes;

    one-hundred-twenty (120) students are admitted once a year in the
    fall semester.

    first year courses are scheduled into one 15 week fall semester, two 7 1/2 week winter sessions, one 7 week spring semester and one 4 week summer semester which is optional for adn students. to complete the adn program, the second year courses are scheduled into four 7 1/2 week sessions.

    the program is primarily a day/afternoon program. classes generally
    meet three days per week.

    in addition to lecture and laboratory, clinical practice is required. students must furnish and maintain uniforms and supplies as required by the department and clinical facilities. applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

    some prerequisites, admission criteria and supportive courses have changed. please review the new guidelines for admission to the nclc available at [color=#0000cc] we will be providing information sessions to assist with answering any questions you may have about these changes. please plan on attending one of the following sessions:

    friday, october 17, 2008, 3:00-4:00pm waterman wing room 210

    monday, october 27, 2008, 10:00-11:00am waterman wing room 210

    after attending the information sessions any additional questions can be answered through the nursing department (734)462-4401, or scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor/counselor (734)462-4429 or by contacting the financial aid department at (734)462-4433 if appropriate.

    joy a. pollard rn, phd, acnp-bc
    director of nursing programs
  5. by   Ms.RN
    hello michigan nurses!!!

    i graduated from lpn to rn program at schoolcraft college last year and i think this program is so much better. at that time this school did not have seperate lpn to rn program. we are accepted into their 2 nd year program after the traditional adn students dropped out from the program for various reasons and they filled their place with lpns. school sent me a letter stating i'll be starting their 2nd year classes and i had to have my physical assessments done, immunization and attended orientation but then a month or two before start of program they told me that they didnt have enough seat for me so i have to be on the waiting list. i waited a year and i had to start all over again. plus we had to take online lpn to rn bridge class during summer. now lpns dont have to take bridge class.
  6. by   mysticbreeze21
    I also think it's a better program... that is for someone new to it that hasn't started to work towards it. My only problem is that they didn't only change how they work it but they also changed the pre and co req's and that made me lose out on 7 credits. I know it doesn't seem like much but for me it IS. I'm trying to do all that I can to get all the pre and co req's out of the way so that I only have "just" the nursing classes. It's very hard haveing 3 young kids and no babysitter and only being able to go part-half time. So it was a chore and I worked VERY hard for those credits and now they are no good to me. Now I don't want to come across as a whiny/comkplaining person or that I'm the only one having a hard time (I know I'm not)... I'm just venting. I know I'll get there some day... I just hope this doesn't keep changing every so often or I'll be in a old folk home myself before I"m able to get my degree LOL. Or I'll end up moveing before I'm able to finish and only a few of my classes will count towards another colleges RN program... I swear that's the luck
  7. by   july123
    no thanks, i can't afford 6+ more pre-reqs. ridiculous.

    mystic, i can sympathize.. i just started pre-reqs this fall and now this $500+ algebra class is no good to me because i just can't do all these pre/co-reqs to get into the dang LPN program. so i basically took it for nothing, not to mention that i couldn't afford that to begin with. i planned on paying for the pre-reqs because there were only a couple more that i needed, but NOW, ugh, i can't do it (more $$ plus working full-time.. it's too much.) it's a good way for the school to make more money, but for the people just getting started, it sucks that they changed the program.
    Last edit by july123 on Oct 27, '08
  8. by   Ms.RN
    on the second thought i'm not sure if lpn's who graduated from other lpn programs are allowed to enter the second year of adn program since their first year classes might be different from schoolcraft.
  9. by   Gretchen4
    Hopefully you will get this message. I am looking at transferring from Oakland Comm College, I sent for my transcripts, so now do I schedule an appt with the counselor? Sorry don't me to sound stupid but I have been reading so many things about some many diff. nursing programs and I am a bit confused. I live in Plymouth and I think Schoolcraft is going to be my best I only have a few courses I need to take.
    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!