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    Has anyone received their license?

    Hi all Illinois May 2018 graduates! Did any of you receive your license yet? I've been waiting for over a month now and still no license. In case you're wondering I took the NCLEX-RN June 21st, 2018 and mailed my application to Springfield on July 5th, 2018.
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    UIC RN to BSN

    Can anyone give insight on what to expect during this program? Which classes are hard and which classes are easy enough that you can enroll in more than one at the same time? How long did it take you to finish the program? Any tips are welcomed!
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    How to know if your license is approved or denied?

    I'm so glad I found this post! My status on idfpr says the same thing. Has your status updated yet?
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    IL License Status pending....

    Hello, I checked idfpr and I've received the same status as you did. Did you ever get the issue resolved? What was the cause of your message? I sent you a private message.
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    NCLEX JUNE 2018

    Found out today that I passed! The quick results are available on Saturdays. Good luck to you all.
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    NCLEX JUNE 2018

    Took the NCLEX yesterday afternoon 6/21 @ 2pm. I did the PVT about 2 hours later and got the "good popup". I still couldn't sleep last night because I'm so anxious to recieve the unofficial results. I used ati and uworld for my study sources but I felt uneasy with every question I answered. 48 hours for me will be Saturday afternoon so does anyone know if PearsonVue gives results on the weekend?
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    NCLEX and Uworld

    So did you pass the nclex?
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    This happened to me when I applied in 2016! I was sent a denial letter & the reasoning was I didn't take the math & English class. I took them at a different school & submitted my transcripts in person a month before (& got a receipt) so when I went to the registrar & he said I never submitted my transcript I showed him the receipt. Then he said my classes didn't transfer. I showed him on the transfer website the college recommends we use that the classes DO transfer & about 30 minutes later I received an acceptance letter. You have to advocate for yourself in this program. Don't take the first or even the second NO as final. Look at the student guide, keep receipts, and stay organized yourself & you will be successful. I am in my final semester and I'm happy I went through the program. It saved me so much money & I've met some incredible people along the way. Good luck everyone.
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    RN to MSN

    This does help! Thanks!!
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    RN to MSN

    Hello All! I am currently in an ADN program and I am interested in going straight into a MSN program once I am done with my Associates. I currently have a bachelors in community health & I chose to pursue an ADN instead of a second bachelor's or MSN general entry because of cost. I've done a little research & I see schools like UIC, Rush University, and elmhurst will except ADN nurses with bachelors in something else. I would love to hear from anyone who has went this route in obtaining a MSN degree on your experience & which school you went to. Did it save u money in the long run? How hard was it to get a job in a hospital as an ADN nurse? TIA!
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    I doubt if anyone is selling their books. We use most of them again in 2nd year.
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    Hello classmates! Is anyone else as excited as me to be starting our final year?!? I have a few co-workers who graduated and some already started working as RNs in my department & I keep thinking "I can't wait for next May" :-)
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    You have to wait until you're registered into the class before you can set up the payment plan. Last year we didn't get registered until after orientation, but hopefully they will be more prepared this year. You can find out what books you need from the bookstore around mid July but even then I would wait until after orientation because you may or may not need certain books. You will also get ATI books which are included in your tuition, but again, I don't know exactly when because we got ours late. You have to purchase the scrubs with the patches at the same time. They will talk about that at orientation as well.
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    Yes you can enroll in a payment plan! That's what I needed to do & it worked out well. You will set up the payment plan through your my.ccc.edu account.
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    Don't freak out! My goal is to prepare you for what's to come not scare you. Yes you can still work full time & do well in your classes the first year. The first semester will be a breeze if you are working as a pct. The second year will be more difficult. A friend I work with dropped down to part time during his last year. As far as scheduling you have to pick a lab section that is attached to the lecture. The program isn't that bad if you guys stay on top of your readings, don't miss any classes/clinics & communicate with your classmates. It won't be easy but I don't think any nursing program is. Good luck all!
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    No you don't pay for each exam. They are test that determine if you can pass on to the next semester of the program. You take your classroom final then you take the ATI exam. You can get an A in your class & on your classroom final but if you don't pass the ATI exam then you have to repeat that class. They are different from the TEAS exam. The actual score doesn't matter it's pass or fail.
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    We take an ATI exam after each subject, 7 total. They are Fundamentals Med/surg Maternal/Child Pediatrics Mental Health Pharmacology Comprehensive I'm still confused on how we take a pharmacology exam when there is NO pharm class
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    Both Nancy Kipnis & Susan Neal are great.
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    Hi @oregon-88. The program is disorganized meaning administration likes to change things often & at last minute, and it seems there isn't much communication between staff but the teachers (at least the ones I've had so far) are great. Administration also tell you about mandatory” meetings & study sessions very last minute usually the day before or day of, which is frustrating. The RN program is 2 years not including summer unless you still have pre-reqs to take (ie: Microbiology) then most students like to take it in the summer. Most of your pre-reqs should have been completed before starting the 2 year program. ATI exams at the end of each specialty are challenging but are totally passable. At the end of 1st year you take the ATI fundamentals exam but second year you take a lot more! I spoke to 2nd year students and they were stressed because they had to take 3-4 ATI exams in the same week plus their finals. If you fail an ATI exam twice you do have to retake the class which you would have to wait a whole year to retake because they only offer certain classes in certain semesters. As far as reading your anatomy book all over again it's not necessary. It helps to already have a basic understanding of A&P before classes start because they will not reteach those things in class, however, if you forget something a quick review while you're on that topic will be just fine. Good luck with your application process.
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    I had expire courses (bio 121; chem 121) and instead of taking them over and waiting to apply next year I took the CLEP exams to test out of those subjects. I wasn't given this option when I visited an academic advisor to inquire about the program. I read the option on the website and researched it on my own. I ended up taking 2 CLEP exams and the TEAS exam in the same week. You need to score at least a 50 on each clep exam to receive credit. I'm glad I did this instead of just listening to the advisors because I would not be in the program now. So if anyone reading this that is thinking about applying and have expired courses or required classes that you haven't taken yet but don't want to spend $599 or more each class to get the credit then consider CLEP exams. I studied for about 4 weeks before I took the exams. and spent $110 for each exam (that includes registration fee).
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    You should have received a confirmation email with that information right away. I would call anyway and see if they can look up your account another way. Especially since your card was charged!
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    I ordered the ebook/prepu access. I called the support number the next day and they set up my access over the phone. I called 800.638.3030. Make sure you have your order number and customer number.
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    I just came from Malcolm X and it was a hot mess! Amy Green was very rude and unprofessional to me on both of our meetings. If I tried to talk or answer a question she would talk over me or plain cut me off. She kept insisting my clinical site is St. Bernard after I told her several times it was Weiss. If you got an email about St. Bernard it was for 2nd year students. She wanted me to just leave my paperwork and go, but I wanted to make sure my file was complete because I've already had too many mishaps in this whole process. She became very frustrated with this request. I'm glad I did insist on pulling my file because she had a difficult time locating it but when she finally found my file did she still didn't know what was going on. I can see why a lot of paperwork is lost at this school. She seemed very overwhelmed and I wanted to stay and VOLUNTEER to help her with filing or other office duties for a few hours but she was so rude to me I decided against asking if she needs help. Maybe she isn't getting the support she needs from other Malcolm X staff and if that is the case I have sympathy for her but that is still no excuse to be rude to students. I really hope things get better.
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    I didn't get an email. What does it say?
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    Malcolm X Fall 2016 (CCCSON)

    I emailed Kipnis (9am class) about the syllabus and her response was she will give out everything on the first day.
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