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I finally received the letter on Friday and I was accepted with the interview on the 24th! Looking forward to it and getting the process started!

Good for you Special RN!!

My interview is on the 25th! Please let me know how it goes!

I will let you know but I don't think it's all that difficult. I'm not stressing over it!

I am always one to stress every little thing but I'm not stressing it either...I'm too excited!

I hate to dim the mood in here, but last week one of my instructors told me something a bit disturbing.

NCC was under review this past month and the results look like they may be put under probation and if things don't change, may lose their accreditation.

Among the reasons that were cited were:

- failure to use more up to date material

- the lecture material didn't prepare you well enough for the exams

I'm hoping for the best, and from the final exam I just took, it seems like they're already shaking things up.

Grindin - thats interesting. NCC has one of the highest passing rates according to the NLN website....it was close to 90% passing rate for 2009. I wonder how how so many people passed the the test if supposingly their materials are not up to date and if they didnt prepare you enough for the NCLEX

I just wanted to wish everyone who is going for the interview on Monday good luck!

Mine is on Tuesday so PLEASE post and let me know how it went on Monday and what I should expect

Grindin - are you currently a student in the NCC Nursing Program?

>Undoubtedly a Malloy student that just realized they're getting half the education for ten times the cost.GO LIONS!

Yes I am a NCC Nursing student. I have absolutely no clue as to the exact criteria for accreditation.

I'm just passing along what I was told by my professor on Tuesday. And she's one of the more level-headed people in the program. She said current students need not worry, but future students may have to, if the school does enter probation.

You can argue passing rate all you want, but thats just one piece of the equation. Those of you in the program, know it definitely needs some tweaking.

And it's pretty laughable, one of you accused me of being a Molloy student. If I had the money though, I'd be at Molloy in a heartbeat getting my BSN, in a more efficient manner.

Believe or not 90% passage rate is terrible. I just graduated a school that had a 98% passaging rate and they wanted it higher. Schools don't get funding unless there passage rate is 97% passing or higher. I started the program at NCC and transferred its a very faulty program. For all of you who are dying to get into the program, evaluate your situation again. The job market for nurses in New York is dead. There are no nursing positions for new graduates. The demand lies in higher level management positions. Nursing is no longer the cake job that everyone imagines. I graduated at the top of my class and am currently unemployed along with many other NCC graduates. If I want to lie in NY I will have to a job at nursing home or doctors office.

Believe or not 90% passage rate is terrible. I just graduated a school that had a 98% passaging rate and they wanted it higher. Schools don't get funding unless there passage rate is 97% passing or higher. I started the program at NCC and transferred its a very faulty program. For all of you who are dying to get into the program, evaluate your situation again. The job market for nurses in New York is dead. There are no nursing positions for new graduates. The demand lies in higher level management positions. Nursing is no longer the cake job that everyone imagines. I graduated at the top of my class and am currently unemployed along with many other NCC graduates. If I want to lie in NY I will have to a job at nursing home or doctors office.

In this economy all jobs are going to be difficult to come across but that doesn't mean it will be like that forever. I'm not going to go into something I don't want just because I might be able to find a job better. You say a passage rate should be 97 or higher but you aren't going to be able to find many programs with that passrate in NYC, some schools have a passrate of 95 and only one person failed. My school has a passrate of 94 and that's the highest in the state for BSN programs, beating out top names like NYU and Hunter, so unless all of those schools have faulty programs, I don't think a passrate under 97 is terrible, but hey that's just me.

People need to stop being scared by people on this board not being able to find jobs. Yes there are a lot of new grads who don't have jobs but there are equally some who have found jobs right out of school. Sometimes it's about who you know, sometimes it's about luck, but you can't do or not do something based on someone else's experience.

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