I personally believe this is a professional website. Nursing is a PROFESSION and this website is for nursing and aspiring nurses. We should remain professional in communication, including grammar/spelling. Others read these post to learn from others. Venting is okay if done tactful. It appears anyone who agrees with or does not have a problem with the extra classes you lash out. El Centro and other COMMUNITY COLLEGES are making the change, not just TVCC. Overall the change is being made to better equip nurses, especially since nurses can cause life or death in their patients. This should be a good thing not frowned upon because after school comes the real world. People can be killed! Back on point, if TVCC is money hungry then so are the other schools. Its not about money but about hospitals and the health field wanting better nurses. It is not nice to throw around comments like racist. From what I can see those who have posted, including myself, have tried to help you realize the changes and the benefits it can provide. I can see the initial frustration but even when Helen, from TVCC, tried to explain the changes your response to her was kind of rude. If the changes are not what you want, then there are other "job" choices. Both Princess Mama and I referred to Bachelors degrees not Associate degrees when referring to the 7 additional classes. You failed to read properly what was said. I am not a TVCC rep, I am an aspiring nursing student. Social websites like facebook or myspace would probably better benefit you for what you are expecting to hear regarding the changes in the ADN programs. Toodles!