Anyone Trying To Get Into Atlantic, Sheridan, or Mcfatter 2012-2013? - page 21
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In broward county? Or am I the only one? I see the last thread on either one of these schools was from 2011. I'm trying to get into mcfatter for Novembers start date. Orientation was supposed to be Monday but was cancelled due to... Read More
- 0Feb 17, '13 by iwillbeanurse2012Hello. I'm trying to get into atc Lpn program for April. I just passed the tabe test. Going to orintation feb 19 for the program. Hopefully I pass the teas test on march 6th and I'll b on my journey to the top. Can anybody show their experience so far in the program please?
- 0Feb 17, '13 by pookypQuote from iwillbeanurse2012I'm at Atlantic currently and I like it! I tried to get into mcfatter but didn't get in. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise because I really like this school. I just started in December and already have been in clinical for a couple weeks now. The teachers really want to see you succeed and they do a good job of teaching.Hello. I'm trying to get into atc Lpn program for April. I just passed the tabe test. Going to orintation feb 19 for the program. Hopefully I pass the teas test on march 6th and I'll b on my journey to the top. Can anybody show their experience so far in the program please?
- 0Feb 17, '13 by pookypQuote from iwillbeanurse2012The classes aren't hard, just a lot to know in such little time. Currently, I have clinicals twice a week. Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, are spent in class either taking tests, or listening to lecture. We usually have tests twice a week. Mostly Mondays and Thursdays. It's usually 2 chapters each test, but sometimes it can be 3. This week we have a test Tuesday and Thursday. So that means there's not much time between to study! That's what I mean by its so much in such little time.That's good u like it I'm really excited about the journey of becoming a nurse. Are the classes hard? What have u learned so far in clinicals?
Starting in April there will be 4 tests a week! Yikes!
In clinical, we're just doing bed baths and vitals. Nothing major. Just on Friday, we started adding care plans. And learning how to chart. So we'll be doing more soon. I'm assuming that's all we'll be doing pretty much until April when we move into Block 2. Then I believe we can pass meds. Because we'll be doing pharmacology.
- 0Feb 23, '13 by Doeeex3Hi everyone! Sorry for not responding! I've been super busy! I attend mcfatter currently in block one. Love it! If u get in April u have the same block one teacher. April will be her last class. She's awesome she's an army nurse a tough cookie but def love her! Core is 3 weeks.. 22 tests are done during core which we do at home! We only go in once a week during the 3 week period. I started in November and our first clinical Was right around the corner! We go to clinical Mondays and Thursdays from 8-1 after core we start fundamentals 1 which is sort of hard because its more of a what would u do type of section. U know, the questions that have 4 right answers but only ONE correct answer lol. After fundamentals comes BSF body structure function which is basically 2 college semester of anatomy squeezed into 3 weeks. It was tough but easier than I thought. You'll be amazed how much u learn! We finished BSF now were finishing up fundamentals 2. After fundamentals 2 we have growth and development which only consists of about 3 tests then we move to block 2 as soon as we come back from spring break. I love it we go to school Monday- Friday 8-230 ( usually get out around 145) and of course if we have clinical we go Monday and Thursday. So far the program has been great ive met awesome new friends. It's alot of work and cramming but it's worth it. I'm getting by with 70s but that's good for Me. My teacher said if u get an 80 in nursing school it's amazing lol if u are eligible for financial aid THEY DO NOT PAY FOR BOOKS SUPPLIES OR UNIFORMS! At the end of the program u will get a left over check which will reimburse u with what you've spent and a little extra if u got books for cheap. I've used amazon mostly and have had great deals. I can't tell u which books you'll need because they possibly might change them. If uve never had anatomy before like myself I suggest u find a book or something and brush up on it. U dont come to class in uniform until u finish core. U also don't need stethoscopes until the END of BSF when u do vital signs. Hope this helps u if u plan on going to mcfatter. Ill try to check this more often for more questions I just always forget!
- 0Feb 23, '13 by Doeeex3Also I forgot to add. The only frustrating thing about the program is we go over things we won't need while still trying to study for the things we do. For example lets say Monday we lecture about digestive Tuesday well have a test on urinary and start studying skeletal then Wednesday we start studying cardiovascular then Thursday we take our digestive test and learn about muscular then Friday we take out skeletal. Get it? Kind of confusing lol but that's why it's tough because u have one system In ur head but ur taking 2 other different system tests
- 0Feb 23, '13 by pookypWow. We do things completely different at Atlantic. I'm in fundamentals now. It's not as bad as I though. Been getting 80's and 90's on my tests. Hope I can keep it that way. After spring break we start BSF. And there will be a test 5 days a week. Monday through Friday. Then right after is human growth and April 23rd starts block 2! My clinicals are 6:50 to 1:15 wednesdays and fridays. and we do vitals and careplans at clinical. and next week we'll be starting head to toe assessments at clinicals.
Our teacher hates that some teachers don't break up the curriculum. Like we'll do chapters that relate to each other. Our test in Tuesday is on fluid balance and electrolytes. And Thursday we have a test in the urinary, bowel, and respiratory system. Some other blocks have fundamentals from 8-10, BSF from 10-12, and human growth from 12-1:45. I would die if it was like that.
Last day of clinicals for us is 3/22. Kinda happy about that. Lol
I'm scared about block 2 though! We had some students that came and spoke to us that graduated and they said its hard, but doable.