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  1. Hi! I just saw you were accepted into GCC. Congratulations and I envy you, because gcc was my first choice. I was accepted into county and college of the canyons and wanted to let you know that I am 90% sure I will go to coc rather than county. I believe county is superior to coc and glendale, but I am pregnant with my second baby and I believe that coc is more accommodating than county. I just wanted to let you know that my spot will likely open by Beginning of December. Good luck!!!

    1. itscindy

      itscindy

      Hi Heidi!

      Congratulations on your acceptance to CoC and county! Thanks so much on messaging me about giving up your spot at CONAH. This community is amazing. I was already given my spot back for county so I’ll be declining GCC soon! I hope that means spots open up for GCC and maybe you’ll get some good news from them too.

      Good luck on your nursing journey!! Hugs 🙂

  2. Hi Jessica0812 and Duckman, thank you for the insight. I was accepted into college of the canyon and county, so I am deciding between the two. I must say that college of the canyon sounds like less work (only two lecture days and one 12h clinical day per week). They also seem to have a better support system. However, county is very attractive because of the job opportunity. I am currently pregnant with my second child and I am sure that college of the canyon would me easier to handle with a toddler and a newborn than county.
  3. Hi, can anyone here share how they have liked the program so far? Are you happy with your choice or do you wish you could go back in time?
  4. Hi all, First time ever posting in that forum. I need advice. I applied for nursing school this fall and was accepted so far for two our of three schools I had applied for. I had applied for Glendale Community College (which is my favorite school, but they haven’t send out letters yet and it’s a lottery system), College of the Canyon and LA County School of Nursing. As previously mentioned, I was accepted into both College of the Canyon and LA County School of Nursing. I was wondering if you can give me your opinion on which school to choose. Maybe some of you are currently in one of the programs or have recently graduated from either one. My problem is that I live pretty much right in the middle between both schools. It takes me 20min (without traffic, but there is always traffic) to get to La County, but 35min if I have to drive during rush hour. It takes me 30min to get to College of the Canyon (without traffic, but there is hardly any traffic). Consequently, the commute is about the same. College of the Canyon has had an NCLEX pass rate of 92% last year (according to director of the program) and LA County has been hovering in the 90s for the past couple years (except last year). College of the Canyon will have us come 5 days a week in the first semester for six weeks at the end of which we have to pass pharmacology and some skill evaluation. After that, things will slow down and the schedule looks more like two lecture days per week and one 12hour clinical day. Clinical rotations are held in many different locations and they don’t necessarily divide students according to zip code. However, according to current students who spoke at the orientation, the program offers a wide variety of clinical sites including private hospitals and County Hospitals and they said its actually positive that they don’t stay long at one location. College of the Canyon has multiple corporations with Universities to get your BSN ranging from online programs (Ohio University), to local universities like Calstate LA. La County will have us come Monday through Thursday and we usually start at 7am in the morning and are done by early afternoon ( third and fourth semester clinicals are a bit longer). We will have to lecture days and two clinical days. Clinical locations are confined to County Hospitals. They have one Collaboration with Calstate LA to obtain your BSN and an online program is pending with the university of Phoenix. The program is slightly more expensive than COC, but they offer you to sign a contract to wave your tuition if you work for the county after (no job guarantee, but most nurses I know who went there were hired by the county including my mother in law). I should add, that I am a mom of a three-year-old and I am expecting my second baby in late May next year (after first semester). Both schools are supportive. Thoughts on how to make the decision. Maybe you can share your own experiences?
  5. Heidi Kaffeekanne

    Part Time RN Program

    Community Colleges scare us too. They tell their students "its the hardest thing you have ever done, harder than any science class" blabla... But just look at the credits. It's 10-11 credits per semester if the college doesn't offer winter and summer sessions. I think they just want students to take the program seriously which is a good thing. You should prioritize school over work and be prepared to be very organized and structured if you continue to work (my friend works as a CNA, fulltime, night shifts. No idea, how she manages school and work).
  6. Heidi Kaffeekanne

    Part Time RN Program

    Technically, the normal Community College RN programs are part time. You are part time in school, when you take less than 12 units per term and all RN programs I applied to require you to take 2-3 classes per semester or 10-11 units. So at community college you would be going to school part time. I have heard of people who worked full time while earning their RN (a friend of mine currently does it)..
  7. Why do you want to start in a nursing home instead of a hospital?
  8. Hi all, I also posted this in the forum "Colleges", but feel I might get more responses over here. Its my first time ever posting here. I need advice. I applied for nursing school this fall and was accepted so far for two our of three schools I had applied for. I had applied for Glendale Community College (which is my favorite school, but they haven’t send out letters yet and it’s a lottery system), College of the Canyon and LA County School of Nursing. As previously mentioned, I was accepted into both College of the Canyon and LA County School of Nursing. I was wondering if you can give me your opinion on which school to choose. Maybe some of you are currently in one of the programs or have recently graduated from either one. My problem is that I live pretty much right in the middle between both schools. It takes me 20min (without traffic, but there is always traffic) to get to La County, but 35min if I have to drive during rush hour. It takes me 30min to get to College of the Canyon (without traffic, but there is hardly any traffic). Consequently, the commute is about the same. College of the Canyon has had an NCLEX pass rate of 92% last year (according to director of the program) and LA County has been hovering in the 90s for the past couple years (except last year). College of the Canyon will have us come 5 days a week in the first semester for six weeks at the end of which we have to pass pharmacology and some skill evaluation. After that, things will slow down and the schedule looks more like two lecture days per week and one 12hour clinical day. Clinical rotations are held in many different locations and they don’t necessarily divide students according to zip code. However, according to current students who spoke at the orientation, the program offers a wide variety of clinical sites including private hospitals and County Hospitals and they said its actually positive that they don’t stay long at one location. College of the Canyon has multiple corporations with Universities to get your BSN ranging from online programs (Ohio University), to local universities like Calstate LA. La County will have us come Monday through Thursday and we usually start at 7am in the morning and are done by early afternoon ( third and fourth semester clinicals are a bit longer). We will have to lecture days and two clinical days. Clinical locations are confined to County Hospitals. They have one Collaboration with Calstate LA to obtain your BSN and an online program is pending with the university of Phoenix. The program is slightly more expensive than COC, but they offer you to sign a contract to wave your tuition if you work for the county after (no job guarantee, but most nurses I know who went there were hired by the county including my mother in law). I should add, that I am a mom of a three-year-old and I am expecting my second baby in late May next year (after first semester). Both schools are supportive. Thoughts on how to make the decision. Maybe you can share your own experiences?
  9. Heidi Kaffeekanne

    Los Angeles County College of Nursing - Spring 2020

    I am accepted as well!
  10. Heidi Kaffeekanne

    Los Angeles County College of Nursing - Spring 2020

    I hope not. I want to know it so I can plan accordingly. Why would they say that they send out notifications on October first and then not follow through? I mean, most colleges don’t give an exact date. If you give adapted it would be appropriate to stick to it.
  11. Heidi Kaffeekanne

    Glendale Community College- Fall 2019

    Yes, they expect you to take one or two classes in summer. Summer term starts in June, so it might interfere with your classes.
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