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    Arapahoe Community College

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could tell me about their experience, recent or current, with the nursing program at Arapahoe Community College. How is/was your experience with it? Did/Do you like the program? What was your schedule like, at least for the first year in the program? How many students were left at graduation time? Where did you do your clinicals and what were the hours? I apologize for all the questions, but I really would like to know more about this program as I am highly interested in it, but I could not find much about it in my online research, or at least from recent experiences. Thanks in advance!
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    Arapahoe Community College

    Hi again! Yes, this was my first time applying anywhere and I was immediately accepted (thankfully!). I also plan on doing the dual enrollment for the BSN. I am not sure how Denver College of Nursing works, but to apply at ACC, the HESI scores are crucial. Good luck with Denver College of Nursing! I have heard good things about it.
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    Arapahoe Community College CNA program

    Very often, we would finish before 12 p.m., and this schedule was for a few weeks (I can't remember well, but maybe 6-7 weeks?), until we started clinicals. Then, we came back in class a couple times to do some testings or reminders of skills we may have learnt in clinicals.
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    Arapahoe Community College CNA program

    Hi, When I did my training at ACC, there were three types of placements: long-term care facility for 3 days (I did mine in Lakewood), hospital for 3 days (I did mine at Littleton adventist, but others went to Skyridge, Craigs, and Parker), and 2 days in hospice (in-home with Suncrest or Porter, that is your choice). I was registered in the Saturday morning class, and the clinical were only assigned on the weekend, unless you requested a day during the week. But you will have priority for the weekend clinical times. I was only days, but some students were scheduled evenings (hospital only). Now, this is the way it was when I did my training and things can change, at any time. It depends on the availability of the locations. So, be prepared for anything, really.
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    Pharm., Fundamentals, and 2 sciences

    Hello, I am still trying to decide on my course load for the Fall semester and I could use some advice, please. Here is my situation: I am planning on doing a dual enrollment in my community college for a Bachelor degree. So, I was contemplating not working at all for the first semester of nursing (this coming Fall), and filling up my schedule with the science classes I have left: Microbiology (online?) and Pathophysiology (this one one I know would be online). That way, I would be able to work on my Bachelor degree's classes while doing my 2 years in the community college, following the advised course planning offered by the university, for their dual enrollment. My question is: if I follow this idea, my Fall semester classes would include Microbiology (4 credits), Pathophysiology (4 credits), Pharmacology (2 credits + some online work), and Fundamentals (6 credits). Would that be WAY too much, knowing that I would not work? Or, is it possible with implied hard work, of course?
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    Pharm., Fundamentals, and 2 sciences

    Hello, thank you for the response. Yes, I agree, it is a heavy course load and I do understand that it would take a lot of dedication to do well with it. After thinking about it, I am thinking that it just may be too much for me; I do not want to spend all my time sitting behind my desk, study, and nothing else. I am just worry about the dual enrollment and having enough courses to be kept in the program... I am putting so much on hold to become a nurse, and I just want to start my new career whenever possible. I think I will just keep the schedule that my school has set, and just add one class per semester towards the Bachelor degree, as well as summer semesters. Thank you!
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    Nursing Student and Uber Driver?

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone here is working as a Uber driver, during nursing school? I would love to hear about your experience with it, whether it is as a main income or as an extra. I will have to quit my current job when nursing school starts and I am trying to figure out all possibilities for a very flexible job, besides being a CNA. I would not mind working as a CNA (I just certified) while in school, but I have no experience in healthcare and I find it hard to find employment without it, especially with my desired pay. Thank you!
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    Nursing Student and Uber Driver?

    Hello Meanmaryjean, Thank you for responding! Yes, I agree. Working as a CNA would be ideal and I am not opposed to starting from the bottom of the ladder. I could absolutely work one day a week as a CNA in order to gain the experience needed for my future career. It is just that I need to make enough to pay for my mortgage, food, taking care of my child (single parent), and other necessities, and I would have to work 35-40 hours per week as a fresh CNA to achieve all that. I would really like to avoid working that many hours while being in school full-time. Ideally, I would like to work 30 hours, preferably less but that would be lucky :) It is very impressive that your driver can help his children with college with a gig as a Uber driver! Good for him! So, it could be a good option for myself...
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    Arapahoe Community College

    Hello Bradley, Thank you so much for taking the time and respond to my post. Your reply was very helpful and exactly what I was looking for. You are right about the BSN and I am definitely planning on going there, whether it is after ACC, or as a dual enrollment. As a single mom, I need to work asap, so I chose to start with an associate. The retention rate does worry me a little bit, but I have read similar numbers on other programs in the past, so I am guessing that it is pretty much the norm... I just wanted to make sure about ACC's case. If you do not mind my asking: did you find a job right after graduation, with an associate? Unless you went straight for a BSN after ACC... Again, thanks for your input!
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