Anyone Trying To Get Into Atlantic, Sheridan, or Mcfatter 2012-2013? - page 22

by pookyp

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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


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    Hello pookyp. I graduated from mtc August of last year. You are correct when you state Block 2 is hard. I had Mrs. D for block 2 and she was awesome. There were a few times I wanted to quit and many times I finished an exam to then go in the hallway and cry. It is stressful but possible. Matter if fact, I was taking Block 2 AND taking Anatomy and Physiology 1 and the lab at BC. It took a toll in me but I passed them with Bs and 2nd block with a C average. Just study, study, study. Don't leave drug cards for the last minute and breathe. Things start to pick up towards the middle and you might feel like quitting. Don't! Unfortunately no one in my class liked me and judged me. So unfortunately I had no study partners. I was able with God's help, to do this alone. Clinicals were fun at Cleveland clinic. The PCTs LOVE the students and will ask them to do the work they don't really want to. All in all it was a great experience but it isn't for the weak-hearted, weak-stomached, or the lazy ones. You can do it!

    Mrs. Cordero: who's the teacher who is leaving?
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    Hello! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. ********* is leaving but so far this is the first week of block 2 and it's pretty easy got a 95 on my first pharm test. The toughest part is when we get to disorders but as long as you study study study and learn the way your teacher is you will be fine. I'm terrrrrrrible at math and just discovered I actually enjoy doing the conversions! Nursing is tough but if it's what you love you can do anything! How's Atlantic going??
    Last edit by Esme12 on Apr 8, '13 : Reason: TOS/facility/staff names
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    Hi! I'm in body structure right now! 4 tests a week! I hate it! April 23 is the last day of block 1! Can't wait! Did you take the hesi? We have to in 2 weeks. I'm terrible at math too, but always get them right and I'm surprised to say I kind of enjoy it too! What was on your first pharm test?
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    For those in block 2 or who are about to begin Block 2. Don't procrastinate on your drug cards!!! I always had a problem with those. Lol. Study hard! I did Block 2 AND took A&P1 w/ lab and passed, so it's very possible! Just don't quit! I would usually leave the classroom after an exam an cry, cry, cry, but then I'd get back up and face the night head on. You guys can do it! I'm actually considering heading over to mtc to see my old instructors to tell them I got accepted into the LPN-RN transition program starting in May! Good luck to you guys! No procrastinating!!!
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    Quote from Butterfly6890
    For those in block 2 or who are about to begin Block 2. Don't procrastinate on your drug cards!!! I always had a problem with those. Lol. Study hard! I did Block 2 AND took A&P1 w/ lab and passed, so it's very possible! Just don't quit! I would usually leave the classroom after an exam an cry, cry, cry, but then I'd get back up and face the night head on. You guys can do it! I'm actually considering heading over to mtc to see my old instructors to tell them I got accepted into the LPN-RN transition program starting in May! Good luck to you guys! No procrastinating!!!
    Could you tell me more about the LPN-RN transition? It's like everytime I ask someone on here they're not active anymore. Thanks for the tip on the drug cards!

    How long is the LPN-RN program?

    What was your gpa when you applied? Or do they not really look at it since you have an LPN license?

    Are you going to BCC? How many times a year do they accept the LPN students? Just once a year in May?

    TIA!
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    Quote from pookyp
    Could you tell me more about the LPN-RN transition? It's like everytime I ask someone on here they're not active anymore. Thanks for the tip on the drug cards!

    How long is the LPN-RN program?

    What was your gpa when you applied? Or do they not really look at it since you have an LPN license?

    Are you going to BCC? How many times a year do they accept the LPN students? Just once a year in May?

    TIA!

    No problem pookyp!

    The LPN-RN program is (I believe) 15 or 17 months long. It's 3 months sooner than the Generic students.

    My gpa for my prereqs was a 3.4, but my cumulative is a 2.0, (sucky I know).
    Prereqs for this May were:
    *A&P1
    *A&P1 lab
    *A&P2
    A&P2 lab
    *Chemistry
    *English

    For those students applying for next term they'll need Microbiology and College Algebra.

    They looked at my GPA but to be honest a 2.0 was the minimum cumulative. It's because of the 3.4 on my prereqs, but from what I was told in January LPNs would only need the minimum.

    Yes, I am going to BC-Central since it's the ONLY campus this year that is taking LPNs. I wanted South but hey, things happen for a reason. At least I'll be able to focus since my boyfriend is going to the South campus. Generic students don't go to Central. Next summer is when they'll be accepting LPNs in South campus.

    They accept LPN-RN applicants once a year.

    If you have any more questions I'd be happy to answer them!
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    Quote from Butterfly6890
    No problem pookyp!

    The LPN-RN program is (I believe) 15 or 17 months long. It's 3 months sooner than the Generic students.

    My gpa for my prereqs was a 3.4, but my cumulative is a 2.0, (sucky I know).
    Prereqs for this May were:
    *A&P1
    *A&P1 lab
    *A&P2
    A&P2 lab
    *Chemistry
    *English

    For those students applying for next term they'll need Microbiology and College Algebra.

    They looked at my GPA but to be honest a 2.0 was the minimum cumulative. It's because of the 3.4 on my prereqs, but from what I was told in January LPNs would only need the minimum.

    Yes, I am going to BC-Central since it's the ONLY campus this year that is taking LPNs. I wanted South but hey, things happen for a reason. At least I'll be able to focus since my boyfriend is going to the South campus. Generic students don't go to Central. Next summer is when they'll be accepting LPNs in South campus.

    They accept LPN-RN applicants once a year.

    If you have any more questions I'd be happy to answer them!
    My gpa isn't all that great either. Lol That's why I asked

    Central is right by my house so that's good. Are you going to work while in the program? Do the LPN students spend less time in lectures and clinicals due to experience? I think I saw on the site the LPN's have less clinical hours I think? Thank you for answering my questions!
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    The difference between the generic and transition is we get to skip 1 semester I forgot which it was. And yes I took the hesi it didn't count for us so I just rushed I got a 767 and that's with stuff we didn't learn on it. 800 s passing and alot of people in my class did get in their 800s. We got to go on elsevier and do practice case studies which help with the hesi if u have access to that. It's like a mini nclex basically. We get to go to memorial for clinicals I'm so excited because that's where I dream to work! Which hospital are u guys going to? BSF is pretty easy because its straight forward no tricks just study study and memorize! I just hate fundamentals because its so tricky. On the first pharm test it was like legislative stuff the laws and drug stages and stuff like that. Next test is the math test and ill keep updated after that. There are 2 block 2 teachers one is like everyone's nightmare and one is the nice one. I got the nice easy one thank gosh! Hope you've been buying books from amazon block 2 books are pretty expensive!
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    Quote from pookyp

    My gpa isn't all that great either. Lol That's why I asked

    Central is right by my house so that's good. Are you going to work while in the program? Do the LPN students spend less time in lectures and clinicals due to experience? I think I saw on the site the LPN's have less clinical hours I think? Thank you for answering my questions!
    Hey pookyp!

    No I will not be working. They don't recommend working unless you REALLY have to. LPN students spend less time in clinicals. About 250-300 hours less than generic. Also for the first semester we take 4 classes. Generic students have 6. Lucky us huh?!
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    Quote from MrsCordero04
    The difference between the generic and transition is we get to skip 1 semester I forgot which it was. And yes I took the hesi it didn't count for us so I just rushed I got a 767 and that's with stuff we didn't learn on it. 800 s passing and alot of people in my class did get in their 800s. We got to go on elsevier and do practice case studies which help with the hesi if u have access to that. It's like a mini nclex basically. We get to go to memorial for clinicals I'm so excited because that's where I dream to work! Which hospital are u guys going to? BSF is pretty easy because its straight forward no tricks just study study and memorize! I just hate fundamentals because its so tricky. On the first pharm test it was like legislative stuff the laws and drug stages and stuff like that. Next test is the math test and ill keep updated after that. There are 2 block 2 teachers one is like everyone's nightmare and one is the nice one. I got the nice easy one thank gosh! Hope you've been buying books from amazon block 2 books are pretty expensive!
    You don't skip a semester. You just take less classes than generic. Also a nice teacher doesn't make it a good teacher. I had Mrs. D for night classes and although she was tough in class, she taught us a whole lot. I can never thank her enough. 3rd block was the best though! You'll REALLY enjoy maternity. I remember a mom left her baby in my care while she slept. It's an experience that you'll never forget. Just try not to get "baptized" by the newborns! I did! Haha


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