Austin Community College Fall 2012 hopefuls

  1. Anyone out there who would like to commiserate about waiting anxiously to be accepted to the ACC ADN program in the fall 2012 semester?

    Have you received your petition for Nursing skills yet? Pre-reqs and co-reqs completed?

    Hope to hear from some of you (or all) soon!

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    Joined: Feb '11; Posts: 4


  3. by   yejin0816
    Hello, tnAustin
    I am glad you made this thread!
    This is my 3rd time trying. I finished all my pre-req and co-req, but I am
    Taking Physiology this coming semester to raise my GPA.
    Since they decreased the size of class, I do not think I can get in this time either, But it does not hurt to try and plus I get the bonus points.
    Good luck to you!
  4. by   tnAustin
    Hi Yejin0816! Glad to see your reply. I am re-taking some co-reqs too! I'll keep you posted here if I hear any new updates from ACC, please do the same.
    I'm taking nursing skills in January. Have you already taken it?

    Chat later!
  5. by   yejin0816
    Not just yet.
    I thought you have to be granted to take nursing skills after applying to the
    nursing program. Are you already permitted to take nursing skills this coming
  6. by   tnAustin
    Yes, but it's not a guarantee I'll get in. How about you? If you haven't, let me know if you have any questions - I may be able to help or direct you to someone who may be able to help.
  7. by   Austin404
    I would like to wish all of you the very best this application period. This is my third time to apply. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get in this fall. So excited that this application period starts in two weeks. Good luck!
  8. by   Medic2RN
    Moved to Texas nursing programs forum.
  9. by   texasRN_14
    I am a ACC Fall 2012 hopeful but I probably would not be in class with any of you. I just graduated from ACC's LVN program and am hoping to be accepted into their Mobility program or the 2nd semester of the traditional track. I still have to take Physiology which I am taking this semester. I am really nervous because I have heard horror stories about physiology. Would love to have some support here with others going through the same. Good luck to you all!
  10. by   michellemc
    I am a first time applicant, applying for Fall 2012 ADN program. I took the HESI today. I made an A and the average today was a 90. I think 55.6 is my rank and I am not planning on trying to retake any of my classes to improve my rank. I hope I can take Nursing Skills this semester. I also hope that ACC will be able to admit more students in the Fall than they did in the Spring so that I will have a better chance of getting in. In the meantime, I am taking Nutrition and Chemistry this semester in case I want to get my BSN.

    Good luck to everyone!
  11. by   Judifer
    Hi tnAustin-
    Just curious, were you granted Nursing Skills during the Spring 2012 round and did not get in? I'm just wondering how many people did not get in last semester but are currently taking nursing skills this semester....
    I am a Fall2012 applicant- this will be my third application round. Hoping this will be my last time!

    Good Luck everyone!
  12. by   WANTING2BANRN
    Hi Judifer
    I applied for the Spring 2012 start and didn't make it. Then I got the petition to register for the Nursing Skills around November. It said to re-apply in Jan for the Fall 2012 start but go ahead and take Nursing Skills. I don't think they want 120 students cramming in this class over the summer. I have a 4.0 GPA and have finished all the co and pre-reqs, I really hope they take me this time. Kinda hard to sit around for a year! Good Luck to you!!
  13. by   pjatx
    Misery loves Company!!! Glad to know I'm not alone sweating out this nursing school thing. I've taken all pre/co-reqs and am currently enrolled in Nursing Skills. I applied last semester and was short and am hoping the 2nd time is the charm. Does anyone know how many applicants they are accepting this time?
  14. by   Austin404
    @ pjatx -

    Who knows. I'm sure it will depend on many variables. I've been told by various nursing instructors and staff that the amount that they accept mostly, if not solely, depends on the amount of nursing teaching staff that they have on hand during that semester.

    Apparently, in Spring of 2011, a huge chunk of the nursing staff retired at ACC. Then, ACC was on an active hiring freeze due to state budget cuts, but I think that was lifted at the end of 2011. I've also been told by nursing staff at ACC and an adviser at UT that there really is no one to hire to fill those positions at ACC or UT. With that being said, since state law mandates the amount of students per instructor, ACC has had to cut down on the amount of students they accept every semester since that point. UT is currently offering full rides to the children of perspective nursing professors as a hiring incentive to attract the very few that are out there (I was told that by the nursing adviser at UT).

    I pretty sure it will depend on how many professors they are able to hire for the fall and the amount of clinical space they're able to secure; however, I've been told that clinical space is pretty easy to find. I'm sure this rank cycle will be just as competitive as the last one, and full of re-applicants if they haven't hired more instructors.

    From what I understand, last semester they accepted 112 and got to the 140s on the rank list. Apparently, applicants either differed or transferred to other schools.
    Last edit by Austin404 on Feb 22, '12 : Reason: Edit