Recently, the Yuba College Nursing Department announced the permanent suspension of the waitlist application because it will soon adopt an entirely new admission process that is estimated to begin the academic year of 2012-2013.
The newly adopted process, as reported in the last issue, is a lottery-based system that randomizes all applicants, in this case, by the Yuba College Research Department of Personnel.
The lottery system is accused of favoring diversity over actual merit, but your admission still heavily relies on the Chancellor’s Formula for Success and passing the TEAS or HESI pre-entrance examination.
The questions and concerns come natural with the shifting of a new admission process of a lottery-based system. Most pre-nursing students fear never being chosen. Out of that fear, concerns are raised about the actual mechanism to the new lottery system. For example, how does the lottery system ensure students will get picked and what is the maximum go-around?
These questions were asked and the following answers may leave many pre-nursing students’ fear a reality.
According to Sheila Scroggins, the Director of Nursing and Allied Health, they are currently determining the exact process for the selection of students and how many times students can actually apply. They do not have clear answers that can clarify the questions and concerns many pre-nursing students have. However, they are considering new legislation that allows them to consider merit (GPA) for selection of students. In Scroggins own words, “Everything is up in the air right now.”
The only advice that is clear, as of right now, is for pre-students to continue to check for regularly updated announcements regarding the nursing program via the program’s home page at yccdwebapp.yccd.edu/nursing. There is still quite some time for the nursing program to figure out which route it will take. That announcement will come soon enough, but for the time being, students should stay in contact with the nursing counselor, Julie Morgan, by phone, (530) 634-7766, or by email at email@example.com.
This article appeared in the winter 2011 print edition of the Prospector.