Quote from maggijo
How long did you all wait to be admitted into the SLCC program? Do you know how long the current wait list is?
I think Dana's pretty close to the time frame you will wait for the community colleges (there are three you can apply to, but you must apply to EACH one individually once you meet the minimum prereqs, which I believe are a biology and chemistry courses -- not sure).
However, if you don't have a previous degree and are starting from scratch, that time can be used VERY wisely to knock out a bunch of other classes -- you can finish EVERYTHING except for the core nursing courses and make your life during nursing school so much less complicated.
My heart just breaks for the folks who are still finishing their A & P courses or history or other classes as there's quite a time commitment with the nursing classes alone, never mind clinicals and time for practicing lab skills, studying, etc....the people who have to complete other classes really have their hands full.
In addition, some of those classes such as A & P or microbiology MUST be taken either at the same time as certain semesters of nursing school or BEFORE....so you can't "save them" until later -- you won't be allowed. There's a lot of information at the nursing school website:
, and I highly recommend reviewing it. Also, there are folks at the community college you can contact for more info (possibly more current admissions info), but I'll also be happy to answer any questions or get answers to those I don't know!!
What I like about the CC is the cost, the location/convenience factor, the time factor (many BSN programs were more time intensive that I was willing to do at this time in my life), and their reputation in the community.
Let me know if you need more info! Good luck!!