CCAC Fall 2009! - page 6

I finally got my acceptance letter! :thankya:I'll be attending the Boyce campus. I know if I got my acceptance letter today, then other CCAC students have as well. Share the good... Read More

  1. by   betty67
    Most of us that applied for spring 2010 got our letters today!!! And so far everyone got in!!!! We are all very excited!!!!!



  2. by   mcRN2b
    Hello everyone,

    I am trying to get into CCAC's Fall 2010 semester for nursing. I took the NET Oct. 29. I was told that in two weeks I would be receiving my results. Nothing yet. I called Eriworld. They had me on hold for 5 min. to tell me that they haven't received anything from CCAC since Oct. 26. How long exactly am I supposed to know? I need to know if I have to retake it! I am losing patience with CCAC and I am seriously thinking abourt taking the PSB for UPMC Shadyside. Why does CCAC make it so hard and long of a process? Their graduating class size diminishes year after year. Does anybody understand this school?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. by   betty67
    Quote from mcRN2b
    Hello everyone,

    I am trying to get into CCAC's Fall 2010 semester for nursing. I took the NET Oct. 29. I was told that in two weeks I would be receiving my results. Nothing yet. I called Eriworld. They had me on hold for 5 min. to tell me that they haven't received anything from CCAC since Oct. 26. How long exactly am I supposed to know? I need to know if I have to retake it! I am losing patience with CCAC and I am seriously thinking abourt taking the PSB for UPMC Shadyside. Why does CCAC make it so hard and long of a process? Their graduating class size diminishes year after year. Does anybody understand this school?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hi! I just got into spring 2010 at ccac. It is very hard to understand how they process things for the nursing program we have pages of all of the people who applied for spring on the "ccac spring 2010" thread we waited a really long time to get our letters we just got them yesterday! We are starting in January. With that said as far as the NET you are supposed to get your results in 3 weeks, I got mine in 1 week which really was a fluke most people don't get their results for 4 to 6 weeks some people did not get results for 2 months. I guess you have to decide if you really want to go to ccac or not. If you want to go to ccac unfortunately this is the way it is. If it goes beyond the 3 weeks call melissa at the north campus and she should be able to help you. The other problem is ccac just got a new dean of nursing and they are going to be changing some things starting with fall 2010, they are doing away with the NET (anyone who already has it is fine) Starting in january the test will be different I think they are doing the PAX (I don't know what that is.) If you call melissa she is really nice but please be patient with her because for spring of 2010 it was a nightmare for the staff too. (we all kept calling her wondering where our letters were.) Shadyside has a really good program too, but with ccac you get an associates and with shadyside you get a diploma. Shadyside has really good nclex pass rates they are higher than ccac, but ccac is getting very competitive because they also have a very good program (there were a lot of people that met the qualifications for spring but were turned away because there were not enough seats)........Good luck I hope that I helped you in some way.:spin:
  4. by   mcRN2b
    Quote from mochabean
    It costs $15 for each titer (measles, mumps, chicken pox, german measles) and $10 for the tetanus shot if you haven't had it in the last 10 years. I was told results would be sent out in a week or 2. I got my fingerprints done yesterday and those will take at least 3-4 weeks. Clearances have been mailed. After I get the major stuff taken care of by the deadline, then I can focus on the minor stuff: books, uniforms, stethoscope, and other school supplies. I'm excited!
    Best wishes, I just got my NET results for the Fall 10 and my composite is 74%. I am doubting the Allegheny Campus even though it's closer. Is there a campus at CCAC that actually has a SimMan? They can't be so far behind in technology! I've been to South campus (not for a class) and it looks pretty nice. Since I live off of Banksville Rd., South campus won't be harder to get to than the North campus (I have a car). However, I thought North was better? What is the better campus and why? I went to the 7th floor of Milton Hall where all of the nursing courses are, just to take a look and there's nothing impressive.
  5. by   nurs_1
    Avoid Allegheny by any cost. And when I say that I mean the clinical instructors and people in charge of the program. I am not sure why but both black women instructors are aweful and treat students very badly. I am surprised they have been around this long, but I guess that's how they love to fail people. Also, there is this one white instructor who loves to send people home for nothing. This means you have to make up, pay 80 dollars and pray you wont' get sick the next time or you will fail the program. If you think they would care think twice. As a nursing student you have very little to say. Allegheny got bad rep for a long time now and dont be surprised if they pick on you. Good luck and if I were you I would invest my time and money elsewhere. Try other schools or at least stay away from Allegheny.
  6. by   mcRN2b
    Thanks for the feedback. I definetely won't consider Allegheny. I see there are all kinds of backward people. My math teacher takes 20 minutes to explain a test. No wonder why my class was so behind and can't have our questions answered. I can't wait 'til finals are over next week. This campus is already killing me!!!
  7. by   mcRN2b
    I heard that the Boyce campus of CCAC nursing is racist in their program. Can anybody confirm this?
  8. by   tokidoki7
    Quote from mcRN2b
    I heard that the Boyce campus of CCAC nursing is racist in their program. Can anybody confirm this?
    Where did you hear that from? How are they racist? I go to Boyce and I've never heard that before.
  9. by   nurs_1
    i dont know about boyce, but the allegheny campus nursing is a very sad place.

    many of the clinical instructors have a very little respect for the students and are running a boot camp. however, what you as a student need to do is to speak with the dean. i had never experience such a miserable place in my life. since i am about to graduate i don't care much, but i would never ever do it with them again. why the teaching nurses are such miserable b*** it remains a mystery to me.
  10. by   mcRN2b
    If anybody has anything to say about the South campus, I'd like to hear it too.

    Thanks!
    Last edit by mcRN2b on Dec 13, '09
  11. by   mcRN2b
    Quote from Chocobean
    Where did you hear that from? How are they racist? I go to Boyce and I've never heard that before.
    Well, I heard that from someone who used to teach nursing at CCAC and a student who's chosen not to come to CCAC for nursing cause she passed the PSB for Shadyside. I went to international schools in Switzerland so, I am more comfortable with some diversity. What is it like at Boyce campus? Do you feel like you're sitting in an outdated classroom? Are your teachers helpful?
  12. by   mcRN2b
    Quote from nurs_1
    i dont know about boyce, but the allegheny campus nursing is a very sad place.

    many of the clinical instructors have a very little respect for the students and are running a boot camp. however, what you as a student need to do is to speak with the dean. i had never experience such a miserable place in my life. since i am about to graduate i don't care much, but i would never ever do it with them again. why the teaching nurses are such miserable b*** it remains a mystery to me.
    did you get very much out of your clinical training?
  13. by   nurs_1
    Most of the instructors teach very little. They expect you to know things without a chance to try it on a patient first. I dont know how about you but I dont learn in fear and intimidation. They think if you had it in your lab you should already know it. They are very eager to punish you but they dont support you in your learning. I ve seen people in tears and being severly punished for things that could have been easly tought by the nurse instructor if she really cared about teaching. Of course there are some exceptions and some good instructors, but good luck getting one! .

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