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SPC Jan 2010 RN program

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anyone applying for the jan 2010 spc rn program? if so, is this your first time applying or have you done it before and not been accepted? what is your pre-req gpa and have you taken micro??? also, do you have any info on the eayl program with morton plant as far is job fair dates? i called their info line and there isn't a new date. any info would be helpful!

i just met the the EAYL h/r today for my first interview. i had no idea how to get into this program either and have been misguided by some posting incorrect information. so, here it is in a nutshell:

i applied for the october 2009 LPN program at pTEC, clearwater .... this is my 2nd attempt .... because of that, i was well aware by this go around on how the EAYL program works. the first thing you need to do is call the phone info number, as you have. call it every day. trust me when i say this. also, check every day for any updates to the job postings for www.baycare.com had i now done so, i'd have no clue what you NEED to do next. on their website job listings, they will actually show a job listing for the EAYL program. you MUST fill out an application first with baycare. from there, you will get an acknowledgment letter/email telling you what to do next. for me, i was told to attend a mandatory orientation at pTEC on July 22nd. had i not applied, i would have had no idea that i HAD to attend this orientation. so, from the email, it stated that they would contact me after the orientation date. that was wednesday, i rec'd my phone call yesterday! very quick.

after my call yesterday from baycare, they already interviewed me today. yes, it is fast paced. so, today was my first interview. if you make it past the first interview, they then decide to advance you to the 2nd and final interview with the EAYL director of nursing education at baycare. (i was told i was advancing by the way :yeah:)

the next round of interviews for my particular program will be within the next 2 weeks. after that, they make their selections. had i not attended this mandatory orientation, i would not have been able to advance to the first interview - that is the first question they ask you when they call -- they also need to be certain you signed in when you attended, or this can also prevent you from interviewing and being accepted to their program.

for the October 2009 pTEC class, they will be accepting 48 students - of those 48 students, 6 spots are saved for baycare's program. once you are accepted into the baycare program, you then become an employee of baycare.

i asked her about the SPC RN program, as i had tried for the past 2 years to get into that program. she actually recommended i enter that program first, since i have a degree, but this is what i wanted to do first -- i want the experience and may decide later down the road to just forego the RN program. in any event, she told me to even be considered for the RN-EAYL program, you have to have completed A & P I, II, labs of course, as well as micro. i have all of those completed, with the exception of A & P II/lab.

so, to answer your question, if you don't have those 3 classes completed, do so before applying - they will not consider you without them .... their GPA requirement is only a 2.75. not sure if you have to test for the TEAS for the SPC RN, but for pTEC you do. their TEAS requirement is only 70%, which is quite low if you as me.

as i find out more going thru the program's process, i will update this post if you want. i'm very excited about it and hope to get into the program for October. you do have to sign a 3 year commitment, but you can transfer to other units as openings come up, so you don't have to work the entire 3 years at the same unit. i don't mind the 3year commitment. i did it before as a police office too -- it gives you great experience and flies by.

good luck to you.

Interesting, thanks for the info. I've applied to Spring 2010 and was hoping to also apply to EAYL, but I won't have micro completed prior to the interview. I will however have it completed before the semester would begin. I wonder if they consider this? Either way, thanks and good luck with the second interview. Congrats.

thank you. i'm not really sure if you can apply without having completing all of the courses required. i would call them to see for sure. because you will be finishing the course during the application process, i'm not sure they would accept that .... you have to have passing scores in all completed coursework, but here's their link: http://www.baycare.org/19426.cfm

i spoke with Terri Rogers, recruiter 727- 734-6489. she is the contact for the RN program as well.

good luck

What types of questions do they ask during the interview?

what types of questions do they ask during the interview?

if you are referring to the baycare interview, it was just yoru typical job interview type questions.

Thank you! I'm new to this EAYL program so I'm not quite sure what I should prepare myself for in the interview portion in Sept.

are you interviewing for the ptec or spc program?

MandaMoe...did you get into SPC's Spring 2010 RN program yet?

i just met the the eayl h/r today for my first interview. i had no idea how to get into this program either and have been misguided by some posting incorrect information. so, here it is in a nutshell:

i applied for the october 2009 lpn program at ptec, clearwater .... this is my 2nd attempt .... because of that, i was well aware by this go around on how the eayl program works. the first thing you need to do is call the phone info number, as you have. call it every day. trust me when i say this. also, check every day for any updates to the job postings for www.baycare.com had i now done so, i'd have no clue what you need to do next. on their website job listings, they will actually show a job listing for the eayl program. you must fill out an application first with baycare. from there, you will get an acknowledgment letter/email telling you what to do next. for me, i was told to attend a mandatory orientation at ptec on july 22nd. had i not applied, i would have had no idea that i had to attend this orientation. so, from the email, it stated that they would contact me after the orientation date. that was wednesday, i rec'd my phone call yesterday! very quick.

after my call yesterday from baycare, they already interviewed me today. yes, it is fast paced. so, today was my first interview. if you make it past the first interview, they then decide to advance you to the 2nd and final interview with the eayl director of nursing education at baycare. (i was told i was advancing by the way :yeah:)

the next round of interviews for my particular program will be within the next 2 weeks. after that, they make their selections. had i not attended this mandatory orientation, i would not have been able to advance to the first interview - that is the first question they ask you when they call -- they also need to be certain you signed in when you attended, or this can also prevent you from interviewing and being accepted to their program.

for the october 2009 ptec class, they will be accepting 48 students - of those 48 students, 6 spots are saved for baycare's program. once you are accepted into the baycare program, you then become an employee of baycare.

i asked her about the spc rn program, as i had tried for the past 2 years to get into that program. she actually recommended i enter that program first, since i have a degree, but this is what i wanted to do first -- i want the experience and may decide later down the road to just forego the rn program. in any event, she told me to even be considered for the rn-eayl program, you have to have completed a & p i, ii, labs of course, as well as micro. i have all of those completed, with the exception of a & p ii/lab.

so, to answer your question, if you don't have those 3 classes completed, do so before applying - they will not consider you without them .... their gpa requirement is only a 2.75. not sure if you have to test for the teas for the spc rn, but for ptec you do. their teas requirement is only 70%, which is quite low if you as me.

as i find out more going thru the program's process, i will update this post if you want. i'm very excited about it and hope to get into the program for october. you do have to sign a 3 year commitment, but you can transfer to other units as openings come up, so you don't have to work the entire 3 years at the same unit. i don't mind the 3year commitment. i did it before as a police office too -- it gives you great experience and flies by.

good luck to you.

correction: the only science you need to complete is a & p i and ii .... not micro. also, there are other classes required. all the info you need can be found here:

http://baycare.org/workfiles/jobs/rn-info.pdf

they are accepting applications now for the rn program thru 9/15 i think it said .... here is the link:

https://sbo.baycare.org/jobs2002/job...sitecode=00036

good luck

:cry: No I was not accepted into the SPC program. I've been at this applying thing for about 3 years every Spring and Fall Semester and I'm still waiting to get accepted. It's kind of sad really. I'm a member of Phi Theta Kappa have a 3.4 for my pre-req, have completed all support courses etc. and I'm working on my Bachelors now in management just to keep going to school to stay in the groove. Hopefully this EAYL program will be my foot in. Since I've been working on my BA my lowest semester GPA was a 3.75 so I'm not sure why I'm not getting accepted into these programs my brain and body are capable and willing. Hopefully the powers that be at the EAYL program can see my drive and overlook a few B's!

:cry: no i was not accepted into the spc program. i've been at this applying thing for about 3 years every spring and fall semester and i'm still waiting to get accepted. it's kind of sad really. i'm a member of phi theta kappa have a 3.4 for my pre-req, have completed all support courses etc. and i'm working on my bachelors now in management just to keep going to school to stay in the groove. hopefully this eayl program will be my foot in. since i've been working on my ba my lowest semester gpa was a 3.75 so i'm not sure why i'm not getting accepted into these programs my brain and body are capable and willing. hopefully the powers that be at the eayl program can see my drive and overlook a few b's!

please apply for the eayl program. i'm pretty sure if you express that drive to those interviewing you, you will be accepted into their program. be sure you brush up on interview questions, just so if they ask you something like, "what was the most stressful situation you experienced at your current job and how did you handle it?" you will be able to have a quick response. be sure to also stress to them how much you want this and how long you've been trying to get into the program. they are not concerned with your gpa --- really. what they are interested in is someone who is serious about a career in nursing. they'd rather hire someone who has common sense, rather than book sense. book sense does you no good, if you are unable to apply it to real life situations.

when i interviewed for their lpn program, they really wanted me to reconsider and apply for their rn program. and i would have, if i had all the science classes completed at that time. they wanted me to wait another year to finish my pre-reqs, but i elected to continue on the route i have chosen. i've waited long enough to be a nurse and didn't want to wait any longer :yawn:

if you have any other questions, pm me.

please apply for the EAYL program. i'm pretty sure if you express that drive to those interviewing you, you will be accepted into their program. be sure you brush up on interview questions, just so if they ask you something like, "what was the most stressful situation you experienced at your current job and how did you handle it?" you will be able to have a quick response. be sure to also stress to them how much you want this and how long you've been trying to get into the program. they are not concerned with your GPA --- really. what they ARE interested in is someone who is serious about a career in nursing. they'd rather hire someone who has common sense, rather than book sense. book sense does you no good, if you are unable to apply it to real life situations.

when i interviewed for their LPN program, they really wanted me to reconsider and apply for their RN program. and i would have, if i had all the science classes completed at that time. they wanted me to wait another year to finish my pre-reqs, but i elected to continue on the route i have chosen. i've waited long enough to be a nurse and didn't want to wait any longer

if you have any other questions, PM me.

Awesome! Thank you so much for the encouragement FLg8r! Hopefully we will see each other in the halls of a MP/Baycare hospital someday. :nurse:

Does anyone know if the "stamped, validated SPC Hospital Expansion Programs Requirements Checklist" is something that the advisors can whip up pretty quickly or does it have to be requested and takes a few days? Also, at the interview for EAYL they say you need a copy of your transcripts..do they have to be official or just printed off of the website? Thanks

i am not sure about the transcript thing but i went to the admin office and got my checklist and that only took about 15min start to finish to get. the transcript i think i am just going to get an official one from school and also a print out....hth!

It does, Thanks. I'm gonna run there tomorrow and get the checklist so I'll ask about the transcripts. Did they seem to have any indication whether the last of the Spring letters were almost done? I hate waiting. Who are you taking for Micro this fall? It seems like a crap load of work compared to A&P.

it does, thanks. i'm gonna run there tomorrow and get the checklist so i'll ask about the transcripts. did they seem to have any indication whether the last of the spring letters were almost done? i hate waiting. who are you taking for micro this fall? it seems like a crap load of work compared to a&p.

if it is any consolation to ya, i thought micro was way easier, compared to a & p -- which i did not think was easy at all :twocents:

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