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  1. Hello,

    I am not sure if you are the person that can answer my questions so if I have the incorrect person could you please provide me the email address of someone that can help me. My daughter will be eligible to apply to the nursing program based on the new admission guidelines for 2009-2011 in February 09. When her and I first went to speak to someone about the nursing program in the summer of 2007 the way it was explained was that in order to do away with the current wait list CCRI has they would take 90% of the students from the wait list and 10 % of the students would come from the pool of applicants based on the new performance guidelines. Then the plan was the following year take 80% from wait list and 20 % from performance based applications, then 70% and 30% etc....until the wait list was eventually gone. I cannot get anyone to tell me how many people remain on the "old" waiting list which I can't understand why because I'm only asking for a number. The last information I got was that the performance-based percentage for 2007 & 2008 was 10% and based on the number of students selected for fall 2008 at 10% (the Knight Campus accepts 90 students per class in the fall) so 9 performance based students were accepted. I then questioned the Knight Campus (because my daughter plans on the Lincoln campus) and I was told that the Flanagan Day students are grouped with the Knight Day students which total 90 students. According to my math at 10% this would mean only 4-5 students would be selected to go to the Lincoln campus and 4-5 for the Knight Campus? Now to add to my confusion on the top of the page for the Nursing Program Guidelines it shows the FALL nursing programs are, Warwick Days, Providence Days, Lincoln Evenings-Weekends, Newport Evenings-Weekends and SPRING Lincoln days and Newport days. I was also told that when my daughter applies she can only choose one location.

    Also what will happen if you have 15 students with a 4.0 GPA?? What is the next determining factor; will it be the TEAS Test scores? I keep asking questions but I get the feeling that every time I ask a question in regards to where the old wait list is at and how many students will be taken from the old list and how many from the new performance based pool of applicants I get the run around. Please let me know the numbers. My daughter is deciding on taking the CNA classes in case she has to wait, and I have no problem with that; however I would like to know the numbers at this point in the game and try to figure out if she will be waiting one year, two years, five years???? I just cannot seem to get any valid information and the stories and rumors on Campus are horrible. Please can someone clear this matter up for me?

    I look forward to hearing back from someone very soon.
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  3. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    There are over 700 students still on the waitlist. I don't go to CCRI, but I know someone who works there so I have a good solid source of info. Unless your daughter has a 4.0 or very very close to it, she will be waiting quite a while. If there are 15 students with 4.0's applying and only 10 spots, then 5 of those students will have to reapply.
    CCRI is so in over their heads at this point, and will be for years to come. They should never have implemented a waiting list.....that was just asking for trouble.
    How are your daughter's grades? I decided on the BSN route (Rhode Island College) and am happy I made that choice.
  4. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    I'm in the same classes as Lauren (RhodyGirl-SN) and what she is saying is absolutely right. I used to go to CCRI but I transfered to RIC and I am really happy that I did. Here's what happened to me...

    I went to CCRI from Fall of 2005 - Spring of 2007 and while I was there I was taking prerequisites until I could go into the nursing program and I even took a two semester phlebotomy program so I could get a hospital job while I was waiting to get into the program. By the Spring of 2007 I still was on the waiting list and I was told that it would be quite a while before I got into the program (even though I had straight A's except for one B.) I then transfered to RIC and have been at RIC since the Fall of 2007 and this semester I started in RIC nursing program. The funny thing is just the other day I got a call from CCRI saying that finally I had gotten accepted into their nursing program and I could start in the Spring of 2009. I told them that they could give the spot to someone else because I have long since moved on. So basically after 3 1/2 years I would be ready to go into a nursing program that only awards an Associates degree. That's 5 1/2 years for a program that is only supposed to take 3 years to complete! That is just crazy in my mind. So if I were you I would tell your daughter to transfer to RIC (because we are so much cooler then URI or Salve Ragina) and she can finish up her prerequisite classes here at RIC and then go into our program and get a Bachelors degree instead of an Associates degree. Not to mention, I received a lot more financial aid from RIC then CCRI and I am actually paying less to go to RIC then I did to go to CCRI. Good luck and if you or your daughter have anymore questions just be sure to ask us.
  5. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    Chris, that's so funny that CCRI called you! 3.5 year wait? YEAH RIGHT.
  6. by   concernedmomof3
    Oh, Yes by the way my daughter does has a 4.0 GPA but rumor has it so do alot of other students. I guess everyone has put there best foot forward trying to avoid the long waiting list, but what will they do if 15 or 20 people have a 4.0 ? go by the teas test results? I just don't wanr her to be disappointed after working so hard to get a perfect score and then be denied accepptance into the program! it's just crazy.... :typing
  7. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    Despite her 4.0 GPA (which is obviously excellent) she is still not guaranteed a spot in the nursing program. Not a single applicant to any nursing program can be guaranteed anything. I'm sure if there are 15 4.0's for 10 spots, they would move to TEAS scores, and possibly whether there were any repeated science courses or prerequisites. I'm not sure what other determining factors would be used, since there is no essay or other requirements. Please prepare your daughter for the possible outcomes. I have a very good GPA and was not accepted my first time, but was on the second. Being prepared for the worst but hopeful for the best is a good way to be when pursuing such a competitive major.
    Wishing you luck.
  8. by   concernedmomof3
    Yes, I have and will continue to prepare her for the worse, but if CCRI were to stick the there plan and take 10 % the first year and 20% and 30 % would increase the odds especially for a student that has a 4.0. So far I have had no replies from anyone at CCRI but I'll continue to ask questions and try to find out who is in charge of the nursing program there. If I cannot get that information I will contact dean of students. This past Sept. they took 10% that was 9 students, I was under the understanding that next Sept. it would be 20% but it seems no one can answer that question yet.....Here it is November, you would think with such a large amount of people still waitlisted and more applying every Feb. they would have made a discision by now....go figure....I'm not giving up on getting answers I'll continue to ask and hopefully somebody at the school will provide accurate information.:typing
  9. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    Good luck. Keep us posted.
  10. by   FFMedic2RN
    I would not bother with the CCRI program. Not b/c it is a bad program (I graduated in '05), but perhaps you could put your time & efforts into another program. The college is a state run institution, obviously, so you will not get an answer from a disgruntled, tired, worn-out state employee who could care less about your daughter's dreams. And for the state employees who are reading this - and still cares about the students - I do not mean you, or the other person who helped me from time to time.

    Depending on where you live, I would look into out of state colleges. I hear BCC has a good program and there are other schools in MA that have excellent programs. Good Luck.

    Stay Safe.
  11. by   Balki
    The initial plan was 10% 1st year, 20 % 2nd etc. I think 2007 was 10 and 2008 was supposed to be 20%. All of a sudden in 2008 it was changed to 10 % a year, no explanations given. What it came down to: some of the students on the waiting list threatened with a lawsuit (a li'l birdie told me).

    There's lots of politics and hard feelings around these issues. CCRI should never have had a waiting list. It was poor judgement. If you have a large pool of applicants, simply figure out a good way to test them and take the best. If you believe that anybody can be a nurse, hold that thought.... until you are at the hospital and your nurse is just plain scary. It was a disservice to general public and to students who waste money and end up not making it through the end.
  12. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    Balki- couldn't have said it better myself......CCRI has a lot of work to do.
  13. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    I just read the new guidelines for admission. It is true that they have set the max number of performance base admissions students per year at 10%.
    See here:
  14. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    How's anatomy going?