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Lazrguy works as a Student.

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Hi Alynna,

I entered the program in January (Winter Quarter) of '09, so I am still currently going. As far as ALTA, I do not know the ins and outs to that. The nursing secretary will answer any question you can throw at her. She has a great handle on things. Sorry I could not help more. I hope to see you this fall!

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So that means you didn't take the ALTA exam when you applied to this school?

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Lazrguy works as a Student.

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No, I finished pre-reqs and applied. If you go to the nursing office or to a councilor they will give you a booklet that explains the entire process of applying to the program. It can also be found online at the YVCC website. Any questions can be answered by the secretary there. I know I keep saying that in my posts, but that is because she really is a wealth of knowledge about all of this. I can only answer what I experienced when I applied for my specific circumstances with any certainty. I hope this helped and I hope to see you in class this fall!

Nursing

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when I applied the lowest number they accepted was a 43. I got in for Winter of 2010 starting this Jan!! :) I'm super excited about it but very nervous. I won't know anyone there so I'm hoping to make some friends. I wish you the best of luck! I'm sure you'll get in. :nurse:

hey my friend I are in for winter quarter as well! where are you from?

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To alls who want to know about YVCC Nursing:

1. Pre-requisite:

- English 101 or 102

- A & P 1

- A& P 2

- Microbiology

- Psychology 100 (the first one)

- CNA license

- ALTA (Tests in any language besides English). They made an appointment with you only once each quarter. Be vigilant when contacting with the assisstant (Rebbeca). You must visit YVCC. The interview will be any language you choose. Remember: No English during interpretation excepts the information about your name, social security number, and some basic information that needed to be verified before allowing you to take the interview. (12 full points in ALTA must be converted to 8 points for the nursing program).

- Be on time, Program assistant (Rebecca) look the way you act.

2. How Do we Calculate Your GPA?

- Average all prerequisites (both repeated classes and non-repeated class) accounts for 80% for the consideation:

For example:

- Spring: English 101--->4.0. Psychology 100 (first one)--->3.9

- Summer: ANP 1---> 3.0

- Fall: ANP 2--->4.0

- Winter: Microbiology--->4.0

- Spring: ANP 1--->3.7

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[A & P 1 (summer) + A & P 1 (spring)]/2= (3.0 + 3.7)/2=3.35

Now, calculate the total average of all pre-requisite:

Total average (4.0 + 3.9 + 3.35 + 4.0 + 4.0)/5 = 3.85

Percentage: 3.85/4.0= 0.96 or 96%

So, 80 points * 0.96 = 76.8 points.

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- CNA license= 8 points

- ALTA Result= 8 points (if you get 12 out of 12 points in ALTA)

Ex: if you got 9 points in ALTA---> 9/12 = 0.75 or 75%

Therefore, 8 x 0.75= 6 points

- Second time apply is given only once per person: 4 points

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Grand total = 76.8 + 8 + 6 + 4(if second time apply)= 94.8 points.

Possibilities to get accepted are varied. But, now it is at least 88.0 for fall 2011

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***Housing for all residents and international students:

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$305.00 (share)

$330.00 (single)

$360.00 (large)

- If get financial support, the payments will collected automatically to Casher excepts that you request financial aid to do so.

- If no financial aid, the monthly must be paid in first 5 days of the quarter (this 5 days also includes weekend)

College allow you to check in and bring your stuff to college apartment one or two days before fully get in, but you must pay first).

- pay day-by-day is accepted if not full occupied by students. one day is less than $18.

- Recommendation: Rent cheap renting houses nearby the college.

- No much Asian there excepts Mexicans.

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- Libary is very pretty. Viewed in Youtube looked old and non-moderned. Didn't want to go at all. But, when visit there, all facilities are nice and renewed.

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What interesting things there:

Buy cheap Fruits and and Mountains View, Big Library. Countryside Look excepts the modern college.

Good for study and see mountains view. Driving there is like riding an airplane, which goes up and down due to a storm. It is an adventure. But, when arriving there, feel everything is alright.

Hope to meet some friends in fall 2011.

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Hi, I need a syllabus for 5th Quarter. Do you have it? Now, I am struggle. Please help.

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Hi, Do you have 5th Quarter syllabus. I really need it, Please help.

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Is anyone applying for 2012 YVCC nursing program? Also, for those of you already admitted, do you mind sharing your GPA? I just want to see where I stand and what my chances are. Thanks!

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Is anyone applying for 2012 YVCC nursing program? Also, for those of you already admitted, do you mind sharing your GPA? I just want to see where I stand and what my chances are. Thanks!

Hi I already sent in my application. Good luck :)

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**************Run away from this YVCC nursing program. It is a intimidation, discrimination, and rudeness place.

You won't learn any thing from YVCC nursing program. You are on your own. No support. No review after exams. No extra points. No make-up quiz. No extra point for any assignment. No homework. No study guide for pratice for exam.

What they have for you are lecture and exams. Don't expect exam follow the lectures.

They weed out students that they dislike. In RN program (5th and 6th Quater), they don't let you review your exam results so you won't know the answers and How they scored on your test. If they don't like you, they fail you. Period!

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gonzalezcer has 2 years experience and works as a RN.

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I actually did learn something from this program, so much that I passed the NCLEX with minimum questions. I feel if you want help, you get help IF you ask for it and if that's not helping, use other resources! I had a study group and used some Youtube videos to help suit my learning style. Some teachers did some reviews for questions that they felt that a lot of people were missing. There usually is no extra points, yes, but that's ok.. just study and kill your exams. I definitely did have some homework in this program, not much, but some. And maybe when you went through the program instructors did not do study guides, but some teachers do study guides now. Exams for the most part follow lectures, but sometimes you need to use your brain and ask yourself, "what could he/she ask me?" "do I know how this procedure is done?" etc etc. I know it's tough, but that's the name of the game and sometimes yes, you do need to read all the pages in the book or look up drugs in your drug guide. And I definitely do not agree with if they dislike you, they fail you…. like you said, grades are based solely on tests and that's that. It's tough cookies.

I do agree that it is lame that they don't let you review exams after you take them, but I do know IF you make a meeting with Wendy, the 6th quarter teacher will go over certain questions you missed and dance around the concepts so to help you understand without giving up her question.

My opinion: I think this nursing program is great. It was definitely mentally challenging, but what nursing program isn't? We had tests every week with multiple other things going on/due that finding time to sleep and study was challenging, but only the determined survive! The instructors were great.. I had Geoff, Peggy, Barb, Sherry, Liz, and Wendy and just graduated end of March. They record lectures so that you can relisten to lectures at home and all teachers are very kind and encouraging you to meet with them if you struggle, in fact, some teachers made it mandatory to meet with them if you got below the passing (75%) on the first couple tests. To get into this program I had to take the TEAS test and at the end, if you do not get 80% on the final AND you don't meet the national average on another standardized test called the ATI then you have to pay to take a remediation class (For example, Kaplan, etc.) I believe no one in my class had to do this and everyone that I know who has taken the NCLEX-RN has passed. One of my only complaints is I bought SO many books for this program and didn't use some of them once. Also another great thing about this program is they offer for you to sit for NCLEX-PN so you can work gain some nursing experience throughout the program if you want!

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