Seminole Community College

U.S.A. Florida


Has anyone applied to Seminole Community Colleges Nursing program and have received their letter of whether you made it in or not?

I also faxed my letter on friday and dropped one in the mail today. Can't be too careful I guess :specs:. I cant wait for orientation!

I went onto the site too. I hav'nt purchased anything just yet. Im going to wait till orientation, I'm sure they will go over exactly what we need to buy. Does anyone have a breakdown of the program or know exactly how much its going to cost?

Thanks so much swirlything! Im very excited about the program. I applied to UCF and didnt make it for fall they recommened this program and sure enough I was accepted. If you dont mind me asking can you give me an estimate of how much the program cost you? Im trying to get a rough figure.

For items purchase, they havnt been specific yet, just gave the website for the uniforms. There are many things listed on the site, the orientation is mid june so Im hoping for more info then.

I dont know about anyone else but the paperwork has been painful...esp the shot records werent avail so Iv had to have all the shots over!! Expensive and a pain literally.

Tuition for SCC ran about $4500 for the whole program. Tuition for UCF was $3200, but that doesn't include the last class (which I haven't taken yet, will do in the fall). For SCC, you cannot just count on the listed price for tuition for the college because the lab fees can be high. For your last class, practicum, the lab fees are almost as much as tuition. Oh and if you miss a clinical day, they charge you $125 to make it up.

Books cost the most first semester, but a lot of the ones you buy then you will use for the whole program. I think it was like $400 for books first semester. I think 2nd semester was a couple hundred for books as well, but you use those for 3 semesters too. You can figure, if you buy used books online, $50-80 per class for books for Pediatrics, OB, Mental Health, and all UCF classes.

I got through with 2 uniforms, I think they were around $50 each. White shoes, I spent about $20. Then under $10 for your name tag. I think the school is now making you wear school logo shirts and blue slacks to lab... I THINK. I don't know how much they are charging for the shirts. Our class had a different lab dress code.

The student nurses association at school will offer to sell you the equipment you need. The stuff they sell is very low quality, some of it is broken before it even gets to you. Also it takes so long to get your stuff that you won't need the BP cuff by the time they get it to you... which means you don't have it to practice with before you have to test on it. I recommend NOT buying from them. Go to a local uniform/scrub shop, and buy there... or buy online.

What you'll actually need: stethescope, pen light, bandage scissors, pens (clickers are best), blood pressure set. Don't spend too much on the BP set; you'll practice with it the first couple months until you demonstrate you know how to do it, then never use it again. I bought a used one on EBAY, and am glad I did.

That's about all I can think of in the way of costs.

Swirlything- I tried to send you a private message but it stated that I didn't have permission. Anyways....Thanks for the quick response! I knew that only going to school 2 days a week was impossible! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions, it's nice to know that now I have someone to ask if I need to know something. One more thing, did you choose where your clinicals were or did they choose the site for you? Thanks again and I wish you the best of luck!:urck:

For first semester, our Long Term Care clinical was assigned based on our address to keep us from having to drive too far. We were allowed to sign up for which hospital we wanted to do our first semester clinicals at as well. However, after 1st semester we had absolutely no say in which hospital we were at.

And speaking of clinicals, just because it's a week-day program doesn't mean you won't end up with night or weekend clincicals. I ended up with Saturday evening clincals (1PM-11PM) for pediatrics; Saturday day clinicals for obstetrics; and 7pm-7am practicum (even when I specifically said I was NOT availabe for nights on the practicum request form)... even had to do overnight on a holiday for my practicum.

Thanks for the information. It's so nice to know what to expect!

I am also accepted into the SCC/UCF concurrent program for August :yeah:

I applied to UCF, but I got wait-listed with my 3.76 GPA (at the time of application--now I'm at 3.785). The guy that I spoke to at UCF said it's only because I'm a transfer student. I'm still kinda hoping that I'll get something in the mail about that, but I'm not holding my breath.

I also applied to UCF Daytona for Jan. 2010. I don't know if I got in, and it would be a major hike for me (50 min.), if I did. SCC Altamonte is about 15 min. from me, and that's awesome. The only thing that I don't like is that there are 7 semesters of school, by going that route. If I get into UCF Daytona, I'd start a semester later and finish a semester earlier. I have two young children, so that is pretty major. Also, I'd be in one program out at Daytona vs. being in two programs with the SCC/UCF program. That aspect is a little intimidating for me.

I dunno.....lots to think about :bugeyes:

Being in the 2 programs at once isn't all that difficult. The UCF classes are not very hard. The few classes you have to do in person, they bring to the SCC campus for you (first 2 semesters). Then the rest of the UCF classes are all online. I've found the UCF work to be quite easy actually. Not only that, but **********, who coordinates the concurrent program will help you get into classes you want, even if they're full.

Thanks for the response :up:

I guess I'll see how I feel at orientation. I am getting excited and don't want to have to wait until Spring semester to start. I've been working toward this for a very long time.

Either way, I'm going to finally get to go to nursing school. YAY! :nurse:

Hi, this August will be my third semester in the nursing program, and i'd really like to find out what were the hardest topics in Advanced med surg and Peds, so I can review over the summer. I have a little bit of anxiety about the next two semesters because i've been told that these are the two semesters where the most people fail....any info is appreciated

This is my third semester, and I was wondering if you could explain how practicum works. Are you still taking classes along with practicum or is practicum just a semester of clinicals

+ Add a Comment