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  1. mluckyb85

    Cpcc nursing program 2016

    Thank you! I got an email at 4:19 PM. haven't checked the mailbox yet. Hope yours comes through soon!
  2. mluckyb85

    Cpcc nursing program 2016

    Just got my letter, I'm in :) Hope to see you both at orientation!
  3. mluckyb85

    Cpcc nursing program 2016

    Trying not to freak out until 11:59 PM on Friday. Hopefully they wont keep us in suspense for a whole month! CPCC is the most affordable school I've seen as well. I'm leaning towards not working too, even though I could probably manage a part time job. Just afraid that work will take away from my studies or pose complications. I would need to take out loans though for some living expenses at the very least. Torey851 - I was considering the same line of thought. If I did work I was thinking about being a CNA or waiting tables. At least with waitressing I wouldn't feel awful if I had to quit mid-semester for some reason. But CNA would probably help a little bit as work experience on a resume.. and help familiarize us more with basic skills. Haven't worked as a CNA yet outside of clinicals when getting certified.
  4. mluckyb85

    Cpcc nursing program 2016

    Only 2 more days until we find out! Yay! In the meantime, is anyone planning on working through school once accepted? I have heard it's not advised but I was thinking of looking into something that may help build my resume. Maybe working as a CNA? My current job, although it pays decent, is not healthcare related and is not flexible so I wont be able to keep it. Interested in what others are planning to do? Work a bit, tough it out on loans? Other? Also, anyone planning to go straight through to BSN once ASN is complete?
  5. mluckyb85

    Cpcc nursing program 2016

    This Friday will be week #3. Patricia from admissions told me we should expect a decision within 2 - 3 weeks. Has anyone heard any different?
  6. mluckyb85

    Cpcc nursing program 2016

    I may be overly optimistic, but judging by some of the posts I've read, it seems like if you meet the minimum TEAS requirements you have a really good shot at getting in. Last year they had to delay admissions because they did not have enough people who met the min TEAS requirement, so instead of lowering their expectations, they just waited for more applicants with the scores they were looking for. Since you are well over the min requirement, I think it is safe to feel confident in your status. Have you completed any courses towards the program? Like Anatomy and Physiology, Math, English..? Having those done will also help solidify your application status and lighten your load through the program itself. As soon as I get my letter or email I'll post to let you know, but I believe it will take 2 - 3 weeks from the application deadline before we hear anything. So at the very soonest, we may hear back by this Friday! In the meantime, I'd proceed as if I was already accepted. If you haven't already done CPR, go ahead and register for that. Register for any remaining classes you might want to take before January, start thinking about financials.. It'll be a good distraction and you'll be more organized once the good news arrives :) Good luck!
  7. mluckyb85

    Cpcc nursing program 2016

    Just submitted my application, crossing my fingers! I had to take the test twice too. Ran out of time on the reading portion the first time. Science was definitely a challenge. Much of it was educated guesses for me after studying a bunch for it. My scores ended up being 95.2% in Reading and 80% in Math, 86.7% overall. My point value out of their ranking system of 50 was 44.19 since I took a bunch of the prereqs, so that certainly helps. My recommendation to anyone studying for the TEAS is to do as many practice tests as you can. The ones you have to pay for from ati are best because they look exactly like the real test, and you get in the mindset of what the test is looking for out of each section. It also tells you the rational of why you got each answer right or wrong. Getting used to the timing is also important. Good luck everyone!
  8. mluckyb85

    Cpcc nursing program 2016

    Thanks for posting this thread. I'm taking the TEAS on the 22nd. Would be really interested to know what people are getting in with. I also heard applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Wonder if we are at a disadvantage applying late?
  9. I was wondering if anyone on here is anxiously awaiting their Carolinas College Nursing program admissions letter for January 2016 Spring matriculation? I believe they begin sending out letters this Friday (06/26/15) and I am so excited! This is my second time applying to the school. I was waitlisted last year but have since taken the rest of my 'prereqs' and finished with all A's so very hopeful this will help bring me over the hump to get accepted. If not, will probably need to look into other less competitive programs but so far Carolinas College is my first choice. Creating this thread for anyone who needs a distraction from the anxiety of waiting! Any other students out there applying for the second time?
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    Carolinas College Spring 2015 Matriculation

    Very true! I'll be honored to get accepted anywhere :) It's all about making it to and passing that NCLEX!
  12. mluckyb85

    Carolinas College Spring 2015 Matriculation

    wow congratulations on your acceptance! I cant believe you did not get waitlisted or accepted to CCHS, that is an impressive GPA. Good luck at SPCC I'll have to check that program out!
  13. mluckyb85

    Carolinas College Spring 2015 Matriculation

    t397357 I am sorry to hear that you were not admitted for Spring Semester. Nursing schools are so competitive and I feel like I'll need to apply to several schools and maybe take more classes to stand out. I was waitlisted but I'm not sure how many waitlisted people will actually get in. I was wondering what your plan b is? I am looking to apply to other local nursing programs like CPCC and Mercy. How about you?
  14. mluckyb85

    Carolinas College Spring 2015 Matriculation

    Yes I have received my official email from the school and accepted to be waitlisted. I am currently enrolled in a CNA program at Umanah healthcare institute in Gastonia. There are quite a few programs in the area ranging from 4 - 8 weeks in length depending on your schedule. There is a list on CPCC's website of accredited CNA I and CNA II programs (we just need CNA I for admittance). I work full time so I took the course on Saturdays. Don't get too caught up on which school is better, they all seem to be about the same and teach you the bare bones of taking care of people in a health care setting. It is a rushed course so make sure you pick a school with a schedule that works for you, you can attend every class, and keep up with the reading. My CNA course was 8 weeks. 5 Saturdays of skills and lecture 9 AM - 3 PM ish, then 3 Saturday's (7:30 AM - 2 PM) of working in a nursing home with my class as a CNA in training. They split us up into teams of 2 and we practiced our skills by carrying our what was on each residents care plan. It was a lot of fun and eye opening, definitely a great way to get your feet wet and to see if this sort of thing is for you! Once you are done with the course you take a state exam which includes demonstrating the skills you learned, as well as a written test. I take my state exam in 3 weeks. Once you pass both the written and skills part, you are listed as a CNA on the state registry. The second thing we'll need to get started on is taking the TEAS V test if you haven't already. This is something I still need and am a bit nervous about. If anyone has any suggestions on how to prepare I welcome your advice! Some other things we need: -CPR certifications - I think this is a 4 hr course and costs ~$40 - $50 -Immunizations - there are quite a few of them but I would get the TB Skin test and Tetanus right away since you will need this for admittance to your CNA program. sdlo1107 are you applying to any other schools? So far I have only applied to Carolinas College but I am thinking about other local programs like CPCC and Mercy. Mercy has a diploma program and I am not really sure how that differs from an associates. One day I'd like to get my bachelors so its something I need to look into. Does anyone who applied for the Spring semester have any other schools in mind?
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    Carolinas College Spring 2015 Matriculation

    I also have the alternate offer on my access page. I wonder if we're able to find out what number we are in line?
  16. Hi Tyallen, I was wondering where you were at in this journey? Are you still applying to Mercy for Jan 2015 matriculation?