SPSCC and Centralia College

  1. Hi Everybody:

    I applied to two schools--SPSCC and Centralia College. I just got accepted to Centralia College's program (yessssssssss) and I am waiting word from SPSCC. I have to work while in school and SPSCC has hybrid classes (a combo of online and in-class components) which can give me a little breathing room for work. Of course, I need more out of program than just that.

    Both schools have good reputations, but, does anyone know how well the prep is for NCLEX testing (for both LPN & RN)? That is, on a personal level. I know WA state has a site for the stats ( http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professio...ngPrograms.htm )(Thanks whymara)

    Also, if you have gone throught either program, how well do you think the school you went to prepared you for the job.

    Thank you!!!
    Last edit by makeitwork on May 1, '09 : Reason: Clarity
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  3. by   lovetowork
    I know a couple of people that are in the RN program now at Centralia College. From what they have told me, they have a good nursing program. I went to SPSCC and graduated 8 years ago. They had a good program then but I'm not sure how it is now. I felt they prepared me well. I had worked several years as an LPN prior to returning to school which I think really helped me when it came time to do clinicals.
  4. by   makeitwork
    Thank you for your input!

    As it turns out, SPSCC has hybrid classes (classroom and online components). This turned out to be the deciding factor for me because I still need to work. The flexibility is hard to beat.

    Thank you again!
  5. by   lovetowork
    My daughter is considering Centralia College. May I ask how long you were on the waiting list before you were accepted. My daughter is taking A&PII now and I am a little concerned because she got a 2.9 in A&PI. I have heard you need to get a higher grade than this to get accepted. Congratulations on getting in to the SPSCC program. Good luck to you!
  6. by   makeitwork
    As I understand it, Centralia does not have a waiting list that lasts past the start of the program each year. Your daughter would have to reapply each time if she doesn't get in. They have a requirement of at least 2.75 for A & P classes. I feel bad saying this, but, I think she may need to do a bit better. This process is so competitive that a 2.9 may not be enough.

    http://www.centralia.edu/academics/nursing/RNPN.doc is the webpage you want to look at.

    I wish her the best with this and suggest that your daughter apply to as many colleges that she can practically commute to.
  7. by   lovetowork
    Thank-you so much for the information.