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  1. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    Yeah everyone’s experience will be different and community college RN programs are overall “harder” which is why they’re so stressful to get into in the first place but I don’t regret my decision at all. I like pacific college becuase it doesn’t give me the “fail a test and you’ll fail the semester” vibes that other schools drill us with. Our med surg instructor sally saites is amazing, she works with you if you’re struggling and is very thorough in her lectures. She’s also very approachable and understanding. All the professors I’ve had so far have been great, no complaints about them really.
  2. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    Read my reply to kev that I just wrote. He basically asked the same thing u did
  3. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    There aren’t any NCLEX scores becuase the very first cohort hasn’t graduated yet. This program is that new. I’m in cohort 3 and To be honest the first term was very bumpy but we are not in term 2 and it has gotten a lot better. I’m sure as time goes the school will become better, just got to cut them some slack since it is a smaller college. I’m an Lvn already so I’ll be very blunt and just say all nursing schools are self taught either way lmao it’s really what YOU as the student put in. Pay attention to lectures, don’t miss any class or clinical days, study hard and manage your time wisely and you’ll be fine. Being in covid times also doesn’t make it any easier with zoom lectures and everything online compared to when I went to Lvn school in 2011. Times have changed. For me with prior medical experience the material isn’t too hard to grasp it’s just a lot of readings and learning time management but my classmates who have no medical experience are having a tougher time. Which is to be expected, it’s alot to learn. I chose pacific college becuase it’s the fastest ADN program in Southern California right now and the cheapest (for a private school). The ADN program is 16months and then if u choose you can go straight for bachelors (an additional year) after you take and pass NCLEX. So you can start working as an RN already while bachelors is all online. That’s what sold me. Everyone is different but I highly suggest looking into pacific. You’ll have great classmates that you bond with and y’all will help each other through it. Good luck!
  4. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    When I applied the the program cut off for the TEAS was 65%. I applied in November last year. But I know they have increased it to 70% since then so as long as you’re at 70 and up you should be fine. BUT please check with the school to be 100 percent accurate.
  5. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    Hey so I’m going to be honest 100% here and say the school is still very new. My class is the third cohort (we started March 8th) so the school still has its kinks to work through and at times it can be disorganized. That being said no school or program is perfect, you just have to roll with the punches and be very flexible when it comes to your own schedule. If youre working your job has to be flexible to accomadate. My class is now in our second semester and I personally feel like it’s improved and it’s way smoother compared to first semester. I’m an Lvn so fundamentals was a bit on the boring side but once you hit med-surg it’s great, a lot of work but good. For first semester you’re going to have: 1 lecture day for 4 hours (ours was on zoom on fridays) 1 clinical day for 8hours. Now, clinical days are going to be different for everyone. You get assigned into your clinical groups. My group had our clinicals on Tuesdays and the other groups went either mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. 1 skills/simulation day which also depends on your clinical group. We had skills for 3 weeks in the beginning and the last few weeks of the terms we had simulation days. I know it’s kind of confusing but essentially expect 3 days out of the week. They may also assign you on the weekend too so expect that just in case. I didn’t get any weekend dates so far but my other class mates have. Hope this helps some what
  6. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    Well anyway to answer your question fundamentals for us was lecture day 4 hours on Friday and a 8 hour clinical day (assigned to you so that day is up in the air) plus another 8 hour day skills day on campus (also assigned to you) but that was for 3 weeks. what we were told so far for 2nd semester is we will have an 8 hour skills day (for 3 weeks) a 12 hour clinical day (both of those days won’t be announced to us yet) and a 6 hour lecture day on Thursdays from 12-6. That’s all we know so far. I’m going all the way for BSN BUT we can take NCLEX as soon as we’re done with the ADN portion which will be 7/2022. They give us 1 week of NCLEX prep after that. For the BSN part right after I don’t have an exact start date but I know that program finishes in 2024 but the good thing is that I’ll be able to start working as an RN by the time BSN starts. Thats honestly what sold me so this program, it’s faster than other schools I looked into. Being an Lvn already fundamentals has been easy I’m not going to lie I’m a bit bored because I know this information already it’s pretty much a review but all the professors have been great so far! Good lectures and material. I can’t wait to get to next term though LOL and I won’t lie the school is disorganized when it comes to last minute changes so if you’re working right now you have be VERY flexible because sometimes they will make changes like less than a week in advance which is the annoying thing. Also, we haven’t received our uniforms yet because they have been on back order so just buy any type of burgundy colored scrubs.
  7. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    Interesting I’m already an Lvn also and they never offered me that. I guess I’ll have to be talking to them. Lmao
  8. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    Hey I’m currently in cohort 3 first semster. I’m just curious though how are you coming into our 2nd semester without going through fundamentals?
  9. Jen1990

    pacific college rRN program

    I emailed Nadeem this morning he said they will be sent out today!
  10. Jen1990

    Pacific College Costa Mesa ADN

    Hi! I’m also starting here in march 2021 and trust me I felt the exact same you did. What made me finally just bite the bullet was when I was applying to all these CC’s they said that they were not taking new applicants or cohorts until next year so forget that. I’m not wasting anymore time waiting to apply with no guarantee I’ll be even to start anywhere. Such a waste time is money!
  11. Jen1990

    Rio Hondo LVN-ADN bridge Spring 2021

    Nothing yet 😞
  12. Hello I haven’t seen a forum open for this yet! So I’m an Lvn just applied to Rio Hondo’s Lvn to RN bridge program. I received a confirmation email saying they received my application but I don’t feel too confident because of my overall GPA and TEAS score but I have 7 years Lvn experience. My stats are: associates degree in allied health 3.0 science GPA (all B’s) 2.7 cumulative due to me being irresponsible in my 20’s -_- I had a lot of C’s in the general education. Retook most 66% TEAS Work experience: 7 years Lvn bilingual in Spanish and English need to work first generation college student proof of low income im hoping the life experiences will boost my chances but I’ve heard that they really value work experience. Fingers crossed. What are your stats and let’s get through this waiting period!
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    Citrus college Lvn-ADN fall2020

    hi no I still haven’t received anything. It’s kinda unfair that they haven’t even sent out a letter updating us, while other schools have at least something updated about thier programs. Hi I appreciate your comment updating ya. Anything else that you’ve heard regarding the program?
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    Citrus college Lvn-ADN fall2020

    That’s a good point but I don’t think they would be on hold per say. I have a co worker who is in Rio Hondo’s Lvn to RN program and she still has theory and Clinicals but all online... which IDK how well that turns out. She’s also not sure if graduation will be delayed for them, nothing is certain at this point.
  15. Jen1990

    Citrus college Lvn-ADN fall2020

    Hi, yes I actually emailed the nursing department A few days ago asking if they had processed applications yet. They simply said due to this covid-19 situation they “are unable to provide an update on the nursing applications at this time” this makes waiting so much harder, they have to give those who are accepted a chance to study for the TEAS.
  16. Hey everyone I havent seen a thread for the advanced placement for fall 2020. So the application period is over, when are we supposed to be receiving emails about acceptance? Also what are your stats and have you taken the TEAS yet?