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Nassau Community College Spring 2015

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Hey Everyone!!!! i didnt see a thread for NCC spring 2015 nursing program, so i figured i start one. Anyone plan on applying for spring semester?

You could also share some insight if you're already in the program. Like how the application process was for you and your gpa as well as TEAS scores. im sure any info would be helpful.

Medic2RN, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ER, IICU, PCU, PACU, EMS. Has 15 years experience.

Moved to the New York Nursing forum for more of a response.

I ❤️ Nursing, LPN

Has 6 years experience.

I'm starting in spring 2015 but I'm in the advanced LPN to RN program so I'm skipping NUR101 and going right onto NUR105. Probably not what you were looking for as far as a response, but I'll be there in the spring

Is the LPN-RN program deadline earlier than the regular program?

MurseJJ

Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology.

Check out these two threads from Fall 2014 applicants. It should help you out:

https://allnurses.com/new-york-nursing/ncc-nursing-program-896374.html

https://allnurses.com/new-york-nursing/ncc-fall-2014-a-920565.html

I was accepted to NCC's nursing program for fall 2014 but decided on another school. It sounds like a great program, new facilities on campus, and has a good reputation. Plus, tuition is great! Basically, make sure you have taken the pre-requisite courses, and the TEAS exam. They only go by the GPA of the pre-requisite courses (they don't care about what you got in other courses, even if they count towards the program). For me, I had a 4.0 in the prereqs and a 90% (99%tile) on the TEAS, however there is really a range of scores and GPAs (though you have to have at least a 3.0 to apply I believe). Go on the website and see if they have the dates for the Fall semester open houses so you can go to one. They give you info, it's in one of the nursing labs, and the chair of the department answers all your questions.

Once the application process opens, you make sure all your transcripts are in, then you submit student/unofficial copies of them, along with a copy of your TEAS results (you should also have them sent to the school), directly to the nursing department (you go there and fill out a change of major form as well). Then you wait until they send the letters out. It came in a regular sized envelope, and I think it had just the acceptance letter, can't remember (I'm pretty sure I mentioned what was in it in the prior threads).

Check out the two threads to see more stats of accepted applicants for the upcoming class.

Hope that helps!

I ❤️ Nursing, LPN

Has 6 years experience.

Is the LPN-RN program deadline earlier than the regular program?

I'm not sure if the deadlines match up. Were you accepted? Since I'm doing the LPN to RN, I've known I'm accepted since last spring. I'm taking the mandatory NUR100 class this fall then onto NUR105 in jan. I'm not sure if that one credit class is just for the bridge program. Do you have all your pre reqs done?

I didn't have to take the teas since I'm a LPN so I'm not sure about that.

I just finished applying and sending out my transcripts. I believe the deadline is Oct 1. I have completed all my pre-reqs. The only class i haven't completed is A&P 2 (which isn't a pre-req), which i plan on taking in the summer.

Thanks a lot for this information

I ❤️ Nursing, LPN

Has 6 years experience.

I just finished applying and sending out my transcripts. I believe the deadline is Oct 1. I have completed all my pre-reqs. The only class i haven't completed is A&P 2 (which isn't a pre-req), which i plan on taking in the summer.

A&P II was a pre req for me, maybe because I'm in the LPN-RN? Anyway I took it this past summer. It's a 4 month class squeezed into 5 weeks. It was intense! Plus I work over nights so it was crazy. It was a lot of work and you have to get a C or better. I worked my butt off and was able to pull off getting an A. Be prepared! Good luck to you and I hope you get in!

A&P II was a pre req for me' date=' maybe because I'm in the LPN-RN? Anyway I took it this past summer. It's a 4 month class squeezed into 5 weeks. It was intense! Plus I work over nights so it was crazy. It was a lot of work and you have to get a C or better. I worked my butt off and was able to pull off getting an A. Be prepared! Good luck to you and I hope you get in![/quote']

Wow...You must have been really determined. Thanks for all your information. Hopefully i hear some good news about being accepted.

Hi everyone,

I'm planning on applying in October for the Spring 2015 nursing program at NCC. I have a bachelors and I'm taking all of the science prerequisites that would apply for a BSN. I have a 3.8 average and I'm currently enrolled in AHS132 and Human Development. My question is since the AAS degree is mostly classes that I've taken already since I have a bachelors what would the timeframe be for me to finish the program. Also I'm debating whether or not I should even considering applying because everyone I speak to informs me that most hospitals are not hiring any associates nursing entry level RN's. Anyone who has graduated or has any input on the subject I would really appreciate it! Thanks! Oh! I also wanted to know how long it takes to register for the TEAS and if there is anyway to prep or study for them? Thank guys!!& Good Luck to anyone applying this year!!

I ❤️ Nursing, LPN

Has 6 years experience.

Hi everyone,

I'm planning on applying in October for the Spring 2015 nursing program at NCC. I have a bachelors and I'm taking all of the science prerequisites that would apply for a BSN. I have a 3.8 average and I'm currently enrolled in AHS132 and Human Development. My question is since the AAS degree is mostly classes that I've taken already since I have a bachelors what would the timeframe be for me to finish the program. Also I'm debating whether or not I should even considering applying because everyone I speak to informs me that most hospitals are not hiring any associates nursing entry level RN's. Anyone who has graduated or has any input on the subject I would really appreciate it! Thanks! Oh! I also wanted to know how long it takes to register for the TEAS and if there is anyway to prep or study for them? Thank guys!!& Good Luck to anyone applying this year!!

It will still take you the same amount of time because you can only take one nursing course per semester. The only way you can shorten it is if you are an LPN and do the bridge program which knocks off NUR101. You still may need to take another class or two, depending on how they pick apart your transcript. Have you sent your transcript in yet? I have an associates degree already and I'm also a LpN and they still wanted another 7 credits done at Nassau to fulfill their requirements to be able to give an associates. If you have a bachelors degree already have you considered stonybrook's accelerated program? It'll grant you another bachelors degree. But I don't think financial aid covers another bachelors. It is true that most facilities won't hire ADN RNs, maybe if you have LPN experience? Friends of mine who were LPN's graduated from am RN program with their associates and were able to get jobs at hospitals but it was because they had experience as an LPN and they had to be enrolled in a bachelors degree program at the time of hire. I'm sorry but I don't have any info on TEAS, I didn't have to take them.

Good luck to you!

I also applied to NCC for Spring 2015 and just finished sending all my transcripts. I got an 81 on the TEAS and my GPA for the pre-reqs is 3.75. My fingers are crossed I get in. I also applied to SUNY Farmingdale for the same semester; they too require the TEAS and I think the same pre-reqs. The only difference is Farmingdale is a 3 year BSN program as opposed to NCC's 2 year ADN program, but from what I understand NCC has a bridge program for another year to get a BSN. I already have a BS from SUNY Purchase in bio and would prefer the BSN over the ADN.

Good luck! and hope to see you in the spring

Hi everyone,

I'm planning on applying in October for the Spring 2015 nursing program at NCC. I have a bachelors and I'm taking all of the science prerequisites that would apply for a BSN. I have a 3.8 average and I'm currently enrolled in AHS132 and Human Development. My question is since the AAS degree is mostly classes that I've taken already since I have a bachelors what would the timeframe be for me to finish the program. Also I'm debating whether or not I should even considering applying because everyone I speak to informs me that most hospitals are not hiring any associates nursing entry level RN's. Anyone who has graduated or has any input on the subject I would really appreciate it! Thanks! Oh! I also wanted to know how long it takes to register for the TEAS and if there is anyway to prep or study for them? Thank guys!!& Good Luck to anyone applying this year!!

I also heard the same thing that hospitals aren't hiring nurses with ADN, but I think that NCC has a bridge program for another year to receive a BSN. As for the TEAS, you can register online through atitesting.com for tests given this month. Once you register for the site, it'll take 5 mins. I bought the ATI Study Pack through their website and studied for about a month and a half and got an 81. I looked at other review books, but this one was the best and had the exact format of the test. Hope this helps and good luck!

MurseJJ

Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology.

Hi everyone,

I'm planning on applying in October for the Spring 2015 nursing program at NCC. I have a bachelors and I'm taking all of the science prerequisites that would apply for a BSN. I have a 3.8 average and I'm currently enrolled in AHS132 and Human Development. My question is since the AAS degree is mostly classes that I've taken already since I have a bachelors what would the timeframe be for me to finish the program.

The time frame would be the same, as someone mentioned. You take the nursing classes in order (since they build on each other), so you can't shorten the time it takes, no matter what other courses you come in with.

Also I'm debating whether or not I should even considering applying because everyone I speak to informs me that most hospitals are not hiring any associates nursing entry level RN's. Anyone who has graduated or has any input on the subject I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

Well, that is what they say. It is very difficult to get a job with an ADN, and many hospitals will explicitly state in their job descriptions that a BSN is strongly preferred, or required, to apply. However there are ways around that. The best way that I've seen is to already be an employee at the hospital in some capacity. I personally know 3 people at the hospital I work at that were PCAs and were able to be hired as RNs at our hospital, with ADNs, because they already worked there. They also immediately enrolled in an RN-BSN program upon graduation with the ADN/passing the NCLEX.

I actually asked this very question at an info session at NCC, and the chair said that it's true, and while some go to non-hospital jobs to start, others go into RN-BSN programs immediately. Nassau has a bunch of linkages with those kinds of programs listed on the website. I personally was accepted to Nassau for this current semester, but opted for a BSN for this reason. However, that's just me, and I think that there are ways to still get a great, low cost education at NCC and find a job after if that's what works for you. You should also be flexible as to location, since while NYC hospitals may prefer BSNs, other hospitals in other areas readily welcome ADNs.

Oh! I also wanted to know how long it takes to register for the TEAS and if there is anyway to prep or study for them? Thank guys!!& Good Luck to anyone applying this year!!

It doesn't take too long. I used the official ATI TEAS study guide, and a couple other resources (like Basic Math Review for Nurses, the McGraw-Hill 5 Practice TEAS Tests, and TEAS Secrets), but you absolutely MUST get the official guide, if anything.

Hi i am also applying for the spring 2015 program... I see that some of you said u already submitted ur applications... But i thought u could only apply during the 2nd 3rd and 4th week of oct???

Hi i am also applying for the spring 2015 program... I see that some of you said u already submitted ur applications... But i thought u could only apply during the 2nd 3rd and 4th week of oct???

You can send in your application/transcripts since the summer, it isn't restricted to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th week of Oct. The deadline for all transcripts and application is the last Friday of this October.