Spring 2016 MANE programs

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by MusicRN1791 MusicRN1791 Member

Has 1 years experience.

Howdy everybody I'm pretty new here but I was wondering if there was anybody applying to the MANE programs for 2016? I sent out my applications last wednesday to NHCC and ARCC(hoping to get into ARCC in coonrapids) with composite scores of 11.67 and 11.42. I was told that the 11.42 is a good score to have at ARCC. But its so hard to know for sure!

I'm waking up somtimes freaking out that I forgot to add something to my application, or that I got the address wrong or that I spelled my own last name wrong. Then I have my coffee and turn on SNL to calm me down xD(its pretty ridiculous I know). Good luck to all of you. Hope you are not freaking out like me over everything related to the program till July 15th.

Eman0

Eman0

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Howdy! I'm actually applying to both NHCC and ARCC for Spring 2016. I'm currently trying to figure out which school is more reputable, but am getting different info from each site I visit. I may just go to the closest school (assuming I get accepted), if they're similar. Do you have any insight on differences/similarities? Good composite scores, btw! I think you have a good shot

RNJSN

RNJSN

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Hi, I just graduated from with nursing from NHCC. I have found that NHCC carries a high reputation in our community as far as specific programs go. Although it is rigorous, you will be set up for success. I would encourage NHCC :)

MusicRN1791

MusicRN1791

Has 1 years experience. 28 Posts

I sure hope so, I'm mostly just worried about forgetting something that I sent to the ARCC program. in my head I'm thinking "ok, copy of TEAS V score: check, application filled out: check, checklist: check, information meeting certificate: check, Never attended any non Mnscu schools so I don't gotta worry about sending physical transcripts: check", Every single irrational thing that I can think to not get into the program I am thinking of it lol. But good luck Eman0. I've heard really good things about both ARCC and NHCC (which is why I applied to both) programs so I think you be would good attending either one if you got in.

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MusicRN1791

MusicRN1791

Has 1 years experience. 28 Posts

Also Eman0, I know that the first semester classes that determine your GPA for ARCC are a little bit different than NHCC. At ARCC I needed my general psych, writing, biology, and chemistry classes(I ended up with 3 A's and 1 B) but at NHCC you're chemistry class is not counted in as part of your first semester classes. Its weird, they don't even require the 4th class, they only recommened it as a Humanities or fine arts class so I ended up using one up music classes I took(which is why my composite score is higher there). Any way I'm just hoping to getting into ARCC so that way I won't have take another speech class because for some reason, the speech class I took at ARCC doesn't count or transfer to NHCC. It's kind of sucky but what ever.

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Eman0

Eman0

19 Posts

Yeah, I was actually surprised by the differences in requirements. I had to transfer classes from the U of M, and just found out today that ARCC is accepting courses other than Chemistry for this round only. So, I was able to use a 4cr history course. Pretty lucky, as I haven't taken chem. I'm sitting at 2 A's, and 2 B's with a 82.7 teas, so hoping it'll be good enough. I heard that the average scores were around 79. I believe it's similar at NHCC.

I was a bit stressed today as well, as I scrambled to get all my application materials completed. I had to get a hard copy of my U of M transcript mailed over, so sweating a little about the possibility it could vanish somewhere between Minneapolis and Coon Rapids. :) Gonna be a long wait until results are in, but I think we have a good chance of getting in.

Eman0

Eman0

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Hi RNJSN, thanks so much for the insight. It's really helpful hearing feedback from other students in the program. I do like the night option at NHCC, as I'm currently working full time. I've also found that the NCLEX-RN pass percentages are really good. I think results are similar at ARCC.

I read one old post from a student who went to NHCC, but wished they attended ARCC, because their clinicals were more diverse. I realize much has probably changed but do have any knowledge or thoughts on that?

MusicRN1791

MusicRN1791

Has 1 years experience. 28 Posts

As long as its post marked before June 1st, I wouldn't worry to much about. Wow nice TEAS score! I ended up with a 73.3 the first time and a 76.7 the second time on my TEAS, but the proctor and my advisor told me that was a pretty high score so I went with it, plus all the other testing dates were filled up so I couldn't retake it again anyway.

There were alot of people taking the TEAS at the last minute and scoring really low so I'm holding onto that belief so I can stay positive about getting in(that sounds really mean I know!). I know couple of people who took it 3 times and couldn't get above a 68. I'm just thankful that I've got a high GPA since I've never been a good standardized test taker.

Also, I didn't know that ARCC wasn't accepting Chemistry this round!? The only thing I know about whats going with chemistry is that after this round, they are now making it required that you take the CHEM 1050 class. All other Chemistry classes will not count like they did in the past. I'm pretty lucky that I didn't have to take it and only needed to take CHEM 1020 which is an intro to chemistry class since I applied this round.

I personally think its stupid that they are doing that but hey what do I know, I'm only a CNA and a student ;).

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Eman0

Eman0

19 Posts

That is a good TEAS score, and deserving of acceptance :) I took it twice, and studied pretty intensely for it so hopefully it'll pay off.

As for chemistry, they still require it as one the the four courses if you've already taken it. Spring 2016 applicants only, can write in a different course (as long as Chem wasn't taken, and it isn't a course needed in the nursing program).

MusicRN1791

MusicRN1791

Has 1 years experience. 28 Posts

That's weird, I would have thought that the Chemistry class was required for everybody. If I would have known that then I wouldn't have taken it!

MusicRN1791

MusicRN1791

Has 1 years experience. 28 Posts

But thank you for the compliment, I think we've got a good shot at getting in but I'm not saying anything until I get a letter in the mail.

Eman0

Eman0

19 Posts

Yep, and now that the application is in, time for me to switch focus. I had to choose between microbiology and anatomy for summer semester, and finally decided on micro. It'll be intense, but that's what I signed up for. :)