Manatee Community College/St. Pete's College Grads?

  1. I am moving to Bradenton the end of the summer from Pensacola. I moved here in Jan so I could start the LPN-RN program.

    Hubby couldn't find a job and it's been strenous staying with my mom so we are moving to Bradenton.

    Have any of you went to either MCC or St Pete's? Pensacola Junior College's Nursing Program is having some really bad times right now and I don't want to stay here and go into LPN transition. I just wanted to know what you all thought about these colleges.
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  3. by   RNPATL
    Quote from michelle95
    I am moving to Bradenton the end of the summer from Pensacola. I moved here in Jan so I could start the LPN-RN program.

    Hubby couldn't find a job and it's been strenous staying with my mom so we are moving to Bradenton.

    Have any of you went to either MCC or St Pete's? Pensacola Junior College's Nursing Program is having some really bad times right now and I don't want to stay here and go into LPN transition. I just wanted to know what you all thought about these colleges.
    Hi Michelle - I am a MCC LPN-RN graduate. I enjoyed the program and had some really great instructors. The LPN to RN program offers a great deal of clinical and skill development. In the end, whatever sacrifice you make to finish the RN is worth it .... at least it was for me.

    If you have any other questions or what more information, PM me. I no longer live in Sarasota, moved to North Carolina about a year ago, but am willing to answer any questions you might have. Good luck.
  4. by   georgia peaches
    I am a graduate of the SPC ADRN program, and would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

    I felt that the program provided outstanding opportunities to learn, and is doing an excellent job to prepare its students.

    John
  5. by   michelle95
    First, for MCC is there a long waiting list (usually) for LPN-RN?

    Second, for SPC how does the evening program work?
  6. by   RNPATL
    Quote from michelle95
    First, for MCC is there a long waiting list (usually) for LPN-RN?

    Second, for SPC how does the evening program work?
    The last time I knew, there was not a long wait list for the LPN to RN program. They accept 25 LPN's into their advance placement program. If all your pre-reqs are done, you should have a pretty good chance of getting in. Of course, I am speaking about MCC .... not really sure about SPC.
  7. by   georgia peaches
    The evening program is just like the day program only in the evening??? (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

    The biggest differences: Clinical hours for the "day" program are 6:30am-2:30pm, and for the "evening" program, 2:30pm-10:30pm.

    The classes are essentially grouped the same; "day program" all before 2:30 or so, "evening program" after 2:30pm or so.

    The course content is the same, the exams and policies are departmental in nature.

    Even though in the 'evening' program, sometimes you do have to schedule morning things - such as infrequent departmental exams, final exams, etc.

    Hope this helps.

    John
  8. by   michelle95
    Thanks to both of you guys.

    I was hoping to get into MCC because it will be closer, but, since I don't have my stuff in, I'm not sure if I'll be able to get in next May. I am going to try, though.

    If I don't think I am, I may start SPC just so I don't have to wait so long....but, then again, I might go there anyway. Uggh. I just don't know if my job would let me leave to get to school on time.

    Decision, decisions.

    I may just have to do baylor somewhere.
  9. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Quote from michelle95
    Thanks to both of you guys.

    I was hoping to get into MCC because it will be closer, but, since I don't have my stuff in, I'm not sure if I'll be able to get in next May. I am going to try, though.

    If I don't think I am, I may start SPC just so I don't have to wait so long....but, then again, I might go there anyway. Uggh. I just don't know if my job would let me leave to get to school on time.

    Decision, decisions.

    I may just have to do baylor somewhere.
    Hi Michelle,

    My name is Kris, and I've been attending MCC forever. If everything goes okay, I should finally be starting in Fall 2005. I've taken a couple of turns away from nursing, but I find myself keep turning back. Since we have a new Department head for nursing, there seems to be a lot more organization than before. I would advise you, if you are still looking into MCC, to check out their website: http:\\www.mccfl.edu and go to the academic section. Applications for the transition program are accepted in January. You need to have all of the prereqs finished.

    I'm originally from NY, but after a few years here, I'm really beginning to love it here. The school is great. The area is growing by leaps and bounds.

    Kris

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