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    Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014

    Good luck everyone. I am in hybrid currently, and we were told they are getting rid of hybrid in the fall for level 1 and any future admitted classes. I think there will be 2 RRC onsite groups for level 1 next semester, but we haven't been told anything "official" yet.
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    ACC Nursing Fall 2013

    Hi fellow hybrid peeps. I chose hybrid as well. Have you guys done PreCheck already and signed up for/taken a CPR class? I haven't decided where I should take it. Thanks Austin404! It's always nice to hear from someone who's been there. As for the mastery checkoff based on our nursing skills course that occurs in the beginning of nursing school, do you remember when you did it? The first day/week of seminar? Lab? Clinical? How long was it? We're having 30 minute scenarios in class right now, and I was wondering if that was what the checkoff would be like. I can't imagine they could throw in everything but the kitchen sink, it would probably take too long, but what do I know?
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    ACC Nursing Fall 2013

    Hi guys! I waited until this summer to take Nursing Skills because I was taking Chem I and Biology in spring. I thought I would have the info fresh in my mind if I took it the summer before nursing school, rather than a semester before. I am regretting that decision as summer Nursing Skills is really crammed in. It seems like we have a skills checkoff and a regular theory test every other class. Also, I do not have any medical background, so all of this stuff is brand new to me. If you're a CNA, med tech, paramedic, etc, I think it might be easier to do Nursing Skills squished into a 5-6 wk course because you might have prior background in these types of skills. If I could have gone back, I might have taken Nursing Skills during the regular year in a 8 week course, and Chem and Bio afterwards during the 11-12 wk summer, since I do not need it immediately for the ACC program. carmelite, I had the same points as you last time. I was worried about not getting the extra points for the Nursing Skills class for reapplication, so I was considering taking it during the spring for the points. I decided to chance it and not take it, since I had heard that people were getting in with 59 points for Spring 2013. So with review points, you'll be over that next time. Of course, the cutoff changes with every application period, so it'll never be certain. I did hear that for Spring 2013, when people deferred, and spaces opened up later, people with 58 points got in. For Fall 2013, I have 2 Nursing Skills classmates who are going to defer, so I know of at least 2 spots opening up this time. Anyway, those are all things to consider, I guess. If you think you're going to get in this time, I would take Nursing Skills during the summer. If not, then I would put it off until Fall. If you were going to take Nursing Skills during the second part of the summer session, I would probably drop Gov't, since you already have chem on your plate, but everyone knows their own limits. Austin404, what are your thoughts on scrubs, white lab coats, equipment, and books? How often do you use the teal scrubs, and how many pairs did you get? I heard no one really uses the lab coat, is that true? Do you have any good advice for the summer before nursing school? Thanks!
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    ACC Spring 2013 hopefuls

    Congratulations to all of you! It's nice to know the cut off was before 59; it gives me hope for next semester, yay! I am ranked 286, and it says they took 127.
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    ACC Spring 2013 hopefuls

    It's great to hear from students in nursing school, and those who are going through/have gone through the process (thanks thuynwin, Austin404, and RadiationRN2BE). It makes me wish there was some sort of student/professor/counselor panel event where prospective students could ask current students (and faculty) all these types of questions about getting in, scheduling, pre-requisites, ADN-BSN, BSN, job prospects, campus pros and cons, etc. They give you the basics when you take the orientation before applying, and I applaud Tammy for all her hard work, but it would be really nice to hear from the students. I mean, it wasn't until I went to anatomy open lab that I heard that from some other student that I should rush and take all my pre-reqs asap instead of stretching them out into different semesters, so that I can apply as quickly as possible to get those valuable review points. I would probably give anyone (who thinks they're able to do so) the same advice. And it's been so nice hearing about the pros and cons of different programs and campuses on this forum. I am a little confused about CEC. Are there lectures there? Or just labs? It's a part of Brackenridge? Also, I was wondering about nursing school during the summertime. I saw some folks at Eastview this summer studying in scrubs, and I was wondering if they had nursing classes during the summer. Or were those nursing skills students? Do they offer nursing school classes (not just nursing skills) during the summer or do students just take off and rest during the summer because you have to take all classes with your cohort? How does summertime work?
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    ACC Spring 2013 hopefuls

    Thanks RadiationRN2BE! I'm no where near getting admitted, but it's nice to get some background info on the program. I was wondering if people can switch from hybrid to lecture if they feel like they're getting left behind. I heard that it's slightly possible to do the reverse (lecture to hybrid), but I was wondering if you've heard of anyone who has gone back to the class room setting. I guess I would feel better if there was an "out" if hybrid wasn't my thing. Thanks! Also, do you think getting a job in healthcare is important for ACC nursing students? Either to better know the healthcare setting (do better in nursing school) or to aid in getting a job coming out of school? I have a regular non-healthcare job that pays okay with good benefits, so I was wondering if my job prospects coming out of nursing school would be worse off than someone who had experience as a CNA or phlebotomist beforehand. Do you think that your fellow nursing students did better in nursing school if they had healthcare experience? Sorry to bombard you with questions, hope someone can answer them! Thanks!
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    ACC Spring 2013 hopefuls

    The ranking letters went out! Did anyone get theirs? I don't know why I'm excited; I'm not in the running this semester. Oh well. I have a score of 52, so I am excited. They gave me credit for a class I didn't think I would get credit for. The score sheet is a little confusing. The email also says that the acceptance letters or rejection/ranking placements will go out in approximately early October. Hi murseman and texaslvn! murseman, what Houston schools have you looked into? I see a lot of other forums threads for schools in Houston, but haven't looked into specifics. Are the pre-reqs drastically different than ACC? texaslvn, I wish I had gone the LVN route a couple years ago, but I guess I can't turn back time. Do you work in the medical field currently? Do any of you work in the medical field? I don't work in the medical field currently and would have to take a drastic pay cut to become an CNA, so I am debating it. But I heard it helps in getting a job as a nurse down the road. I am going to try to get CNA certified, even if I don't take a job in the field. Some ADN BSN programs require it, too, so it would be good to have in my back pocket, if I happen to apply to another school or to find a cna job with good hours (haha, right?)
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    ACC Spring 2013 hopefuls

    Hey guys, just another hopeful here. I'm expecting to get rejected for Spring 2013, since I don't have some of the co-reqs done yet. I'm using this application round as a gateway to admission in Fall 2013 (with re-application/review points and fingers crossed!). I'd love to see what my ranking will be in this admission period, though. And the cutoff number of points and rank. That will be interesting for me. What else? Hmmm, I'm taking some of my co-reqs this semester, and also starting on my ADN-to-BSN co-reqs. I'm also thinking of applying to other programs, but haven't really looked into that fully yet. I have to go to ACC's transfer university orientation or their transfer counselor for that, I'm assuming. I don't know if anyone else has pursued other alternatives to ACC, but if you have let me know. I have found information when they'll be sending us information about our Spring 2013 admission. I guess posted at the end of August on ACC's nursing website. https://sites.google.com/a/austincc.edu/application-status/ Nursing Skills: 2nd 8 week section petitions will be given after the application period is over and all applications are processed (3-4 weeks). Updates will be posted here. Ranking Calculation Emails Ranking calculation emails will be sent after all the applications are processed (3-4 weeks). Fall Acceptance Letter Letters will not be sent until October.
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