Houston Community College ADN - page 2

Hello All, I am finishing up my B.S. in Health Science right now, and I am interesting in applying to HCC's ADN program for fall 2010. The website isn't very helpful, and I am currently living in... Read More

  1. by   concerned student
    As a current student in the ADN program, I would recomend checking out Lonestar College, Lee college, Houston Baptist university. Hcc has a high failure rate in Pediatrics, OB, and ther HESI to graduate has a high failure rate also. The campus is all unorganized, they will tell you your excepted to the program and then tell you they made a mistake and your not excepted. We have Med-surg students about to graduate school doing clinicals at a nursing home and getting no skills, and most of the other schools get all the good ckinical spots. In all honesty go to the Texas Board of Nursing web site and you can look at the schools pass and fail rates, and so on. They truley dont want you to make, they make more money if you fail and can let someone elsse on.
  2. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    I see the orignial post was a bit ago, however, wanted to chime in. Did the orignial OP ever get intoa program?

    I did prereqs at HCC. it was a horrible experience. I did a transitional LVN to RN program at Wharton. It was a terrific school and I loved the instructors. I found that the drive was comparable to inner Houston areas. Mainly because there was NO TRAFFIC because Wharton is sorta considered in the sticks. I did get a quality education though. We did some clinicals in Med Center but carpooling helped out a lot.
  3. by   gio1970
    I agree with concerned student. I was in the HCC ADN program in the fall '09 semester. It was awful. So unorganized. They tell you where to go for class, then change it at the last minute. They added an extra class (assessment) on Fridays at the last minute. I passed Foundations, but made a 73 in assessment. I didn't go back. Got in Lonestar with an 11.6, so I'm not dumb. HCC is just not a good teaching school. Most of the professors are lazy, have an attitude and like "concerned student" said, they seem to want you to fail so they can make the money when you have to retake it. They have a large failure rate, but they only advertise the high NCLEX passing rate. That's b/c the ones that actually graduate are the smartest. I heard that 60% of the peds class failed. Stay away from this school. It needs to be audited. I know 2 people that wrote annonymous letters to the Coleman College President. They were passing, but barely.
  4. by   Calista2121

    You should try applying to other programs besides HCC. They are extremly competitive so many people are trying to go there and i have heard that they aren't that helpful during the process and while in school. I have a couple of friends who went to san jacinto who said that there program was well organized and a benefical preperation for their careers. I believe most of the 4 year schools have accelerated programs like UHV, UT houston and UTMB. Good luck