Pima Medical Institute (PMI) -- fair warning - page 2

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I am sharing my husband’s story as fair warning to anyone considering attending PMI (Pima Medical Institute) either as a nurse or in any of their other classes. My husband made a mid-life career change in 2008 and wanted... Read More


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    Hi Kristey,

    What is your school schedule like for the Nursing program at PMI? Do you know if PMI offers evening classes? Do you think I can work full time or part time while attending PMI?

    Thank you in advance! =)
    -GC
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    Quote from gconcep
    Hi Kristey,

    What is your school schedule like for the Nursing program at PMI? Do you know if PMI offers evening classes? Do you think I can work full time or part time while attending PMI?

    Thank you in advance! =)
    -GC
    The first semester is pretty intense, but do able once you get the hang of studying. The second semester you start clinicals and have class. There are a lot of tests, papers, projects ect., so I wouldn't recommend working (not in the second semester and beyond). There are a few people that work part time on the weekends in the programs, but they are exhausted.
    As for night school, not at PMI. It's a full time program that you need to be available 5 days a week anytime because clinical scedules can change.
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    Quote from facethemusic
    The first semester is pretty intense, but do able once you get the hang of studying. The second semester you start clinicals and have class. There are a lot of tests, papers, projects ect., so I wouldn't recommend working (not in the second semester and beyond). There are a few people that work part time on the weekends in the programs, but they are exhausted.
    As for night school, not at PMI. It's a full time program that you need to be available 5 days a week anytime because clinical scedules can change.
    Thank you so much for your reply! Did you take the Nursing program at PMI? If so, did you graduate already? Do they have a student loan program where I can pay after I graduate?
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    Quote from gconcep
    Thank you so much for your reply! Did you take the Nursing program at PMI? If so, did you graduate already? Do they have a student loan program where I can pay after I graduate?
    Dear GC,

    PMI has a financial aid department that will take care of student loans. I am currently in the RN program at PMI Tucson. IF you have any questions you can e-mail me at seangowers@gmail.com (((I LOVE MY SCHOOL BTW)))
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    Does anyone know if you can go to classes part-time for the nursing program at PMI? I would still like to hold a job while going to school? I can't imagine everyone in the class not having to have a job while in school. I am supposed to attend the information seminar on the 28th of August but there is no sense in doing so if my only option is school 8-4 Mon-Fri. Thank you for your help!
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    I'm a Hospice CNA taking my Nursing prereqs at the local CC, Olympic College, who's Nursing program is actually pretty respected, only problem is, unless you have close to a 4.0, you wont get in, it's all by points factoring, so I'm at least taking all my prereqs for Nursing here(Chem131/Intro to O-Chem/BioChem, A&P 214/242, 6 cr each, and Microbiology, so that when I do apply to other Nursing schools(for options), I SHOULD be covered... I'm also trying to find a school who looks at experience. I know grades DO matter, but for someone with experience, but being a 3.0 student, I hate that that means not getting in, when I see people IN the program here who I wouldnt trust with my or any of my family's lives.
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    Sorry for the VERY late reply here...LOL. Evening classes? I can tell you that on the Tucson campus, that's a NO. Also, don't plan on having a M-F 8-4 schedule. I had clinicals on weekends several times. Especially during the summer months when the hospitals don't have a lot of patients to care for.
    I graduated from the Tucson program in May, and did so with a job offer. I sadly had to turn it down because I IMMEDIATELY moved to Texas, but I will say it is a well respected program. The only RN programs in the state that have better pass and employment rates was ASU. (This was as of August, 2012.) I can tell you I had NO problems with the NCLEX exam. Hindsight being 20/20, I was overprepared thanks to the program requirements.
    I am now a pediatric RN, happily employed here in Texas. YAY! I cannot say enough about this program. Yes, it has its faults, but EVERY school does. At least this one tries to take care of them and shows they care.


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