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  1. There is only one program I know of that "guarantees" students on the wait list will start the program. Other than the fact that you're basically in a holding pattern on the wait list, many programs are continually updating their entrance prerequisites to meet state or funding requirements, and those changes are imposed on the wait listed students as well as new applicants. So, if you are wait listed, check the nursing website regularly to ensure you don't miss any changes.
  2. I'm looking to buy my scrubs and a quality stethoscope (lots of ear cushion) on the cheap. I came across cherokee online but their standard shipping rates nullify any savings on the scrubs. Any suggestions?
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    Chabot College Fall 2011

    Good luck Angela! I think you're going to get that call. I still haven't gotten anything from Chabot!
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    Chabot College Fall 2011

    They have one applicant pool, with the same requirements for both campuses.
  5. Hi dreamnurse, this was posted on March 9, 2011 by lil bit country; I am in the program now and it has not improved from what I can tell. The instructors are discouraging, belittling, and unapproachable. All of the classes are self-taught (with the exception, so far, of Psychiatric Nursing), with "lectures" consisting of instructors zipping through their power point presentations at lightning speed without any consideration to students attempting to take notes or ask questions. Our "skills lab" is a joke. We weren't taught anything, only sat down in a classroom to re-watch videos that we were assigned to watch at home. Yet once you get to clinical rotations, you are responsible for being proficient at these same skills. (The skills lab is open 4:30-6:30 only during the weekday and you have to sign up for skills lab hours separately than the program --costing more money and prolonging hours on campus). Their "state of the art" SIM lab is off limits to students -- not a single person in my class has touched a single piece of equipment in that room. It was used as an alternate day for clinical rotation when there were too many students on the floor at the hospital. Take a wild guess what you do on your SIM lab day. Yup, watch videos. Until our class, end-of-semester class evaluations were not anonymous, so no real opinions could be put forth without fear of retribution from the instructor when you have them again farther along in the program (the same instructors that teach the first class...teach the last class as well). The system for filing a complaint is a joke, since the administration and the teaching staff are one and the same. For instance, if you'd like to complain about an instructor, somewhere along the chain of command that you are required to navigate in order to get to the dean, you will have to go through the very instructor you are filing a complaint about. No advocate for the students exist. It appears that the administrative staff are only in place to watch each other's back. A side note of shady behavior: In order to be approved for funding from the Song-Brown Act of California, each health care program it is required to undergo a walk though evaluation site visit by a lawyer. Guess who the lawyer who did the check on Merritt was! None other than their own ***** Conflict of interest much? You can see the full report by clicking the link below. http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...S0cPFBQV-Lb2Ug Dreamnurse, I hope this info helps in preparing for the program. Wishing you much success.
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    Anyone took Online Pathophysiology and Pharmacology at SBCC??

    Hi Optimism, Patho is completely self paced. Pharmacology is a bit more structured. The lectures are all posted online, and you read them at your convenience. The tests are timed and are multiple choice/true false. Your tests are automatically graded by the system upon completion, and your results displayed.
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    Anyone took Online Pathophysiology and Pharmacology at SBCC??

    I took both patho and pharmacology at SBCC. Taking them together should be fine, I don't recall being overwhelmed with work from either. Just FYI, the pharmacology class does not include any dosage calculations work.
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    Chabot College Fall 2011

    The notifications are coming in the mail, not by email.
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    CSM fall 2011 applicants!

    You may indeed get your call, I was told they're up to # 15 or 16 on the waitlist, and still waiting for people to submit their TEAS score. Good luck!
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    Evergreen Valley College...input please?

    I got it! Can't believe we have to wait another month to find out. I was so hoping we would both have wonderful new years news!
  11. I've been on the wait list for 2 YEARS now, and I'm still only in the 200's. (248) It's very discouraging, especially since I moved very little in the last posting. Does anyone here have experience with this program? If I don't see significant movement with the next posting, I'm giving up.
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    Evergreen Valley College...input please?

    Here's hoping we both get good news!! Best of luck to you, and let me know if you hear anything!
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    Evergreen Valley College...input please?

    This question is to those who have previously applied to EVC. When you do typically get the notification email? I read on their site that it's by the end of December, but did you hear prior to that?
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    why do people do this?

    I think this is something we all do, in one way or another. If someone is undertaking something that is known to be difficult, we may joke about not seeing them for a while, or that they'll have their work cut out for them. It's not said out of jealousy or meant to insult, it's just acknowledging the challenge.
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    why do people do this?

    My apologies. I was not trying to sound harsh, just impressing that as nursing students, and nurses, we will have to deal with those type of comments and much more, on a regular basis.
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    why do people do this?

    I don't think it's jealousy; it's just that people have a general idea of the difficult nature of the nursing program.