West Coast University-Child Care

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Hello All,

I am getting ready to start West Coast University, Anaheim on 2Feb09. I was wondering if anyone has any advice or referrals of child care facilities that may be able to accomodate the schedule at this school. I really just need to cover until about 7pm until my husband gets off of work. Typically most child care centers close by 6pm. I don't need full time M-F, just enough to accomodate my changing school schedule. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great! Thanx.

zerovero

26 Posts

did you try ymca?

Cecilia85

46 Posts

is west coast a good school? what made u pick it out of the others? thanks

nurse2bmom

59 Posts

I haven't started yet. I chose this school because i found out the waiting list at the community colleges to get into the program is so long. At least one year to finish pre-reqs, then at least a 2 yr. wait to get accepted into the program, then another year for the program. So, at a minimum of 4 years to get an ADN. Forget it. I'm not getting any younger. I will complete this school in 18mos. and be working. I'll deal with transfer credits and pursuing a bachelors after I get my RN. It was a pretty hard decision though, because it costs a lot of money.

zerovero

26 Posts

what classes are you taking? my husband is taking anatomy and math these first 10 weeks.

nurse2bmom

59 Posts

I am taking English online and anatomy Tues. Small world!

kryztality

25 Posts

Hi, I was just wondering if your orientation and registration on different days? Were they mandatory. I'm going to start for the BSN program in April @ Anaheim. I'm hours away from the area and I just want to know if it is necessary to spend more money to fly down there for something I can do online. Lastly, how are your classes going? Is everyone in your class ONLY from your ADN program?

nurse2bmom

59 Posts

Well, if you haven't already gone through the admissions (registration) process, you will need to do that first which could be a couple of trips (with the test, and financial aid). You don't really have registration per se. Either your admissions rep should give you your schedule or you will get a copy of it at orientation. If you are taking online courses, there is a separate (additional) orientation (conducted online the week prior to your class starting). Because you are coming from far away, they may arrange something with you as far the on campus orientaiton. I am taking Anatomy and English. Just took my first test tonight. There is a lot of material to cover in a short time. I'm worn out right now, trying to adjust my schedule to meet the time requirements of the homework. The online classes appear to require more work, as so far, I've turned in a few assignments and have a quiz, where the people in class on campus have barely cracked the book open. Anatomy, so far, is not hard as far as the material, the homework is just VERY time consuming. I have people in my class from the BSN program as well. So, some of the class are already LVN's and some are not. I'm sure in a few more weeks I'll have a better feel for the whole thing. As of now, just a real impact to my daily schedule. So, I'm guessing you are trying to do your pre-reqs from your current location...when in the program do you plan to move to the area?

nurse2bmom

59 Posts

By the way, thanks zerovero for your suggestion about childcare. I ended up finding child care for the time being, however, I will need to readjust every 10 weeks. I'm hoping this one will be flexible enough to adjust according to my schedule. They are aware of my situation. Now my next obstacle is how I'm going to pay for it once I'm in school 4 days a week! I'm just going for it and figure I will figure out something when the time comes; I always do.

hi nurse2bmom,

I am also in my first term at WSU- Ontario. My classes are anatomy and written communication. The anatomy class and labs are intense to say the least.

My mom watches and cares for my two boys while I am in school. I am not sure where you live. If you need a back up alternative, she can watch over your children too at our home in chino hills. She has worked at a few childcare centers and took some classes through ROP a few years back.

Good luck with classes. =D

nurse2bmom

59 Posts

I am taking the same classes, except at the Orange County campus. Thank you so much for the offer! I am taking English on-line, and let me tell you, I am a busy somebody. Anatomy homework alone took me at least 12 hours plus the additional study time. English is keeping me busy too. It takes me forever to get my head together to write something and I've had at least 2 writing assignments due every week, plus class participation in discussions, plus a quiz and reading. So, are you going for your ADN or BSN? Good luck to you too.

Jenbabe741

20 Posts

Hi, I read your post and was curious about your classes. I am looking into going to the WCU in Ontario and doing their bachelors program. I have taken all pre-reqs for normal nursing programs and I am just sick of waiting to get into a program. How far in are you now and how is it going? Do you have any advice good or bad? How many days a week do you go to school? Did you have any classes completed prior to start WCU? Sorry for all of the questions, I am just really curious.

Thank you and good luck!!

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