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Passaic County Community College Nursing Evening Program 2016

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Hi,

I'm currently studying for the TEAS in preparation to apply to PCCC's nursing program (evening division). Application deadline is in October, so I'm getting started now. I know the evening program has a much smaller group, so I believe it is more selective. I called the nursing department, but the secretary wasn't clear on how many students they accept. Any other applicants out there?

I heard mixed reviews on PCCC's program, so I was also hoping any other applicants/current students could chime in with their experiences.

direw0lf, BSN

Has 3 years experience.

PCCC is north NJ's best community college for nursing. Before I moved, I took 4 semesters there including 2 summer semesters. I found the coursework to be easier than 4 year schools.

More ranking info: Passaic County Community College Nursing Ranking 2015

Oh and take (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME) for everything you can (psych, sociology, lifespan development)

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I actually took (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME) for developmental psych; he kept it pretty interesting and made me want to go to my 8AM class!

I did all my prerequisite courses at PCCC, and it has been easier, especially for the science. However, I heard mixed reviews about the nursing program.

Did you attend the RN program at PCCC, or did you end up going else where?

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sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

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direw0lf, BSN

Has 3 years experience.

I actually took (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME) for developmental psych; he kept it pretty interesting and made me want to go to my 8AM class!

I did all my prerequisite courses at PCCC, and it has been easier, especially for the science. However, I heard mixed reviews about the nursing program.

Did you attend the RN program at PCCC, or did you end up going else where?

I ended up moving, and going to a 4 year school. But I did look into the PCCC one A LOT! It is a very good program. I found no real evidence for the mixed reviews honestly, I mean without actually having been in the program myself (I had been accepted though, went to orientation). My mom worked for the Paterson public school system and knows some of the higher up people at PCCC and we both came to the conclusion it's a great program.

Not as good as WPU though imho. .. but better than MSU for example.

I chose a BSN program because first we moved and PCCC wasn't an option anymore, and also because word from seasoned RN's is that if you want to work in a magnet hospital (better treatment, pay, hours) in NJ anyway, you need the BSN. But, plenty of people disagree with that and go on to prove you can get a job just as well with an ASN!

^I just wrote that about the BSN not to discourage you in any way whatsoever, but only if you were considering a BSN.

Edit: I had looked into Mountainside hospital diploma school of nursing too. If you plan to work in your area, I thought it was a more "caring" environment and a smaller school. Being affiliated with Hackensack hospital is excellent, and even though diploma RN's seem to be wanted less, my CNA teacher (an RN) told me you'd have a good chance to be hired with Hackensack and get paid to pursue a BSN.

Just throwing this at you.

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I will be starting evening nursing 2 at PCCC in Passaic. We started with 48 but people began dropping out. You have to dedicate yourself to 15 weeks. I work 4 days a week and go to school in evenings . Your friends and family have to deal that you will basically living at PCCC or locking yourself in your room. plainly,it's a lot of work it's worth it. You can do it. You can email me skoli51886@aol.com if I can help you. Good luckí ½í¸Š

@skoli51886 Thanks! I just sent you an e-mail.

i'm starting the PCCC program this january!!

lpn1986

Has 2 years experience.

Was is hard to get accepted into this program? I applied to their lpn to rn program and I'm still waiting to hear from them ☺

I am attending this school now. Can you private message me regarding the professors for me re reqs. I would truly appreciate it.

I am attending this school now. Can you private message me regarding the professors for me re reqs. I would truly appreciate it.

There tuff but for a reason . Don't get discouraged even when your right your wrong . I love the program but it truly is learn on your own on clinic research tube go o clinic on your off day and friday

If you've always been an A student get ready to become a low B student. The school is really unorganized, the rumors are true. Some instructors are nasty. And I wonder why do you want to be a teacher? If they see you're weak they will bully you. They love to prey on the weak. Some instructors are amazing. There's one in particular that's short, cute and very very nice. You can tell that she loves what she does and wants to see you pass. She encourages you that there's a light at the end of the tunnel, don't let that light get smaller. I miss her. God bless her. The rest, humph! They should take notes!

Hi

could you please let me know how many intensive writing courses I need before nursing?

tatianayari

Has 3 years experience.

hi everyone, im not sure how to post a new question so hopefully someone answers this one

im currently a Bergen county resident in NJ, and im taking my pre-reqs at PCCC, I really want to get into the nursing program this fall but I know they look at PC residents first over any other students. has anyone outside of Passaic county gotten in to the program? is it a big deal?