NC Diploma Programs - page 2

Hi, I'm thinking of applying to one of the three diploma programs in NC and was wondering if there was anyone who graduated or curremntly in the program (or works in one of the diploma hospitals). I... Read More

  1. by   Cherish
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  2. by   Cherish
    Just an update. I applied to only one school which was Watts after comparing programs and I have been accepted. Thanks to those who have replied.
  3. by   RN Zeke
    Quote from sanctuary
    Think of another single symbol of Nursing that is as easily identifiable and iconoclastic as our good ol' cap?
    I can't think of another symbol that carries more germs.............unless it is a tie and maybe a dingy lab coat!!! Thank goodness the hats are almost gone. How unberable to think ones own hat carries so many germs from one room to another and then maybe some nurses took their hats and germs home before going to the laundry. Lets have a gross of shoe covers form every hospital employee also.

    There are no more so called Diploma schools in NC. They are all connected to a college. A good way to investigate this is the NCBON web site or any other state you are interested.
  4. by   VickyRN
    according to ncbon website:

    nursing programs leading to diploma in registered nursing
    a program leading to a diploma in nursing is generally 18-32 months in length and is offered by a hospital. the nursing curriculum includes classroom and clinical experiences for patients across the lifespan in hospital, long term care, and community settings. the program prepares a minimal competent, independent nursing practitioner for these settings.

    graduates of the hospital based programs receive a diploma and are eligible to apply to take nclex-rn. a rn license is awarded upon successful "pass" on nclex and satisfaction of other licensure requirements.

    http://www.ncbon.com/content.aspx?id=324

    more information about mercy in charlotte:
    http://www.carolinas.org/education/mercyson/
    http://www.carolinas.org/education/m...am/aboutus.cfm
    mercy school of nursing is a five-semester 19-month program offering a diploma in nursing. graduates are eligible to seek licensure as registered nurses.
    more information about watts in durham:
    http://dukehealth1.org/watts/index.asp
    http://dukehealth1.org/watts/courses.asp
    graduates receive an associate of science degree in health science from mount olive college and a diploma in nursing from watts. they are prepared for entry level nursing positions in a variety of health care settings and have a solid foundation for continued formal study with a broad-based academic and clinical education.
  5. by   RN Zeke
    Quote from RNinJune2007
    I go to Mercy Currently! We have a 100% NCLEX pass rate. It's a wonderful school, and I graduate may 4th.Full capacity is about 120-140 students, my classs began with 45 students and currently have 21.

    Mercy is pretty competitive, both in clinical and class portions. It is extremely difficult to get into. They accept students based on a "risk" assessment, giving points for different things.

    The passing score is 80+ (you make a 79 you're failing). It's EXTREMELY difficult and challenging, but we like to say, if you can make it to graduation, you can DEFINITELY pass NCLEX.

    Lots of great nurses are made every year at Mercy, it's a great school.

    GOOD LUCK!
    What a sorry rate of student retention. This would not be tolerated in the western states. Look a the fantastic gpa one must have to get into nursing school and the desire to pass one has. Just maybe the schools need to find out what they are not teaching and we wouldn't have such a nursing shortage. When schools take part of the blame and do something about it this will help the nursing shortage.
  6. by   Cherish
    Quote from Cay
    I can't think of another symbol that carries more germs.............unless it is a tie and maybe a dingy lab coat!!! Thank goodness the hats are almost gone. How unberable to think ones own hat carries so many germs from one room to another and then maybe some nurses took their hats and germs home before going to the laundry. Lets have a gross of shoe covers form every hospital employee also.

    There are no more so called Diploma schools in NC. They are all connected to a college. A good way to investigate this is the NCBON web site or any other state you are interested.
    Watts is an official Diploma program. It is 5 semesters, the first semesters being Gen. Ed. that you take with Mt. Olive so you can get an associates in health science not an associates in nursing. The lat 4 semesters are stictly with Watts and you get a diploma from them. They also no longer wear the cap at Watts.
  7. by   nursecave
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Queens college is now an Associate degree program. Their requirements are detailed on their website. However, it's a very, very expensive college.
    My sister goes to Queens - it is VERY expensive! She is going to get her MSN there. Good thing she got scholarships is all I have to say. I nearly went to Mercy, but I didn't want to have to enroll there and at CCCC also to get my ADN.

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