Tacoma Community College Nursing Program - page 18

Hi... I was just accepted into the TCC Nursing Program. Does anyone out there have any advice or information to offer? I'd appreciate hearing about the program, instructors, clinicals, etc. Thanks! ... Read More

  1. by   wishfullthinking
    Quote from LalaJJB
    At least above a 3.0... I personally had a 3.9, but my class mates (first lottery admitted students) had a gpa from 3.0 to 4.0. Im not exactly sure on the average, and since it's a lottery, i dont know if the admin really knows unless they go back and add them (and divide them) one by one....
    Thank you so much! That was really helpful to know! I have a 3.67, (thanks to my B in psychology) so I'm hoping to raise it when I take the rest of my pre-requisites. Do they put you on a waitlist for winter if you don't get into fall quarter or do you have to reapply? Did you get in the first time you applied, or did you have to reapply? Just looking at the odds of getting in the first time!
  2. by   LalaJJB
    You have to re-apply each time (no waitlist)... which kinda sucks. They admit the first 24 on this list, but if a person doesn't accept the offer, or doesn't reply in the allotted response time, they will go up the list (#25, #26, etc until they fill 24 spots). Fortunately I applied once and got picked. I think this was due to only have 70 or so applicants in the very first lottery. Each admittance since the first lottery has increased the amount of applicants, however, so Im not sure the odds each time. Are you going to apply for winter??
  3. by   wishfullthinking
    Im applying to the fall of '12 class.. so I still have a little ways to go. I saw on their lottery website they had 300 numbers in the pool of applicants, whoa! That's great you were able to get in on your first try, I'm convincing myself to take it with ease if I don't get in the first time
  4. by   nimalu
    Hello everybody! I was wondering if anybody else won in the nursing lottery and got accepted for Spring quarter? I'm super excited but also very nervous about what is to come. :-)
  5. by   libaysp12
    hi there! i did but just for the part-time program. is your orientation also on march 19th?
  6. by   nimalu
    Yes it is! I'm so excited :-)
  7. by   ROSIIET
    Who got accepted into the RN Full Time nursing program for Fall 2012?
  8. by   fmiller
    I am excited and very surprised that I received one of the 14 seats for the RN full time nursing program for Fall of 2012. IF anyone is reading this who is currently in the program or has recently gone through the program, could you please tell me what time clinical generally starts, or what a "typical" clinical schedule might look like. I am trying to figure out childcare for my two little ones. Thanks.
  9. by   touchofgray
    I am a 5th quarter student at TCC. The first quarter is very hectic. You have clinical once a week but only for a few hours (3 I think?). You also have outside activities you have to do. Those are scheduled during your clinical orientation during the first week of school. So you should know your schedule the first week of school. After first quarter, clinicals are much more constant and your schedule shouldn't change from week to week.

    When is your orientation? I am excited for you! Congratulations on making it in!
  10. by   fmiller
    Thanks you touchofgray, I am excited. I was pretty surprised though because they had reserved/held over 10 seats for returning students, so there were only 14 left to give away for fall. Orientation is on the 7th. I am currently trying to obtain and complete all of the necessary pre-orientation requirements. I was worried about childcare but I think that what I have lined up will work just fine and if I need more flexibility later I will figure it out then.

    You are close to being finished the program. Do you feel you will be well prepared as an RN once you are done?

  11. by   Mira2012

    I was also accepted to TCC RN program fall2012.
    Im very excited to start!!!! Cant wait till orientation on sep 7, so I can plan the day care and school. I have two munchkins to take care of!!!
    Is there anyone that selling good books, or book we required, please let me know!!!


    Hooray for future RNs!!!
  12. by   Mira2012
    Im in! I hope to see you at orientation on sep 7

  13. by   lalaland00
    Hello, I also got in for fall quarter 2012. Did you receive the 3rd part of the email yet?