MDC Spring 2012 Part Time Program
- 0Nov 1, '11 by MwenHello Future Nurses out there,
I have been accepted into the part-time RN program at MDC to begin in the spring (January 2012).
I'm reaching out to anyone interested in collaborating in a thread that is geared towards MDC Part Time RN students who will begin in Spring 2012. It seems like our class will be the first Part Time class starting in the spring. So, we're already making our first mark...
Here's hoping that we can start "meeting" each other here, pick each other's brain, encourage each other in preparing for this most exciting journey!
- 0Nov 3, '11 by P_FunkI'm amazed to see that none of the part-timers has jumped on this thread yet.... hmm... idk maybe their busy...
btw, I was accepted into the full-time program at mdc for spring 2012...
Congrats on your acceptance and taking your time to open this thread!!!
I'm sure they'll all migrate to your forum when it gets coser to your orientation day!!!
- 0Nov 5, '11 by MwenHi there P Funk,
I'm wondering the same thing myself... Hmmm... We'll see! I heard that the Spring Part Time program for 2011 was canceled... Sure hope Spring 2012 doesn't get canceled too! That would drive me crazy!! :uhoh21:
Congratulations! It'll be tough, but we'll all get through it!
- 0Hi Chanel360,
and on your acceptance!
Isn't it so exciting to know that you're just one step closer to doing what you really want to do, yet so nerve-racking when you hear/read all the stories of how intense the program is?? Hopefully in the PT program, we'll have a little more time to assimilate the material at a slightly slower pace...
I applied to the PT program only because I have to work (9 to 5), take care of kids, home, etc. So, it'll be a lot to juggle, but I'm already starting to get everybody at home in check and learn how to become self sufficient...
Kudos to you and hope to "see" you here and around on campus! Just a few more days until orientation!
- 0Nov 12, '11 by Chanel360Hi Mwen,
Thank you for the warm welcome! I am very excited. Just the other day, as I woke up, I yelled "OMG!! I'm going to be a nurse!!!" HaHa!! As for my nerves, I don't think they've kicked in, yet. They prob will, but on the day of class. Haha! I hope this program's pace allows you to juggle everything. I'm confident it will, just stay positive and determined! BTW, would you happen to know what the schedule would be like for us part-timers?
- 0Chanel 360,
Thanks for the words of encouragement!!
For the first semester, I looked up the courses a couple of weeks ago, and it seems like we have classes two nights a week (Tues and Wed, I think?) from 6 to 7:30pm and Saturday from 10 to 4:15pm. Of course, it might change...
- 0Start Reading:
I have been in touch with a PT MDC student who started in Fall 2011 and a friend of mine who just graduated from BCC. Recommendations from both:
Nursing Fundamentals Reviews and Rationales by Mary Ann Hogan
Fundamentals Success by Nugent & Vitale
And if you already have your Fundies book, start reading it too! I'm waiting for orientation before I buy my Fundies book (want to be sure of the edition they'll be using for Spring).
- 0Nov 12, '11 by Chanel360You know, one of the nurses at work, recommended that I start reading any med-surg book..Do you have any recommendations on where these books that you've just recommended could be purchased (affordability is key). As for the encouragement, you're more than welcome. Positive energy is important for us, and for those who will be joining us.
- 0I ordered them from Amazon. It's a bit hard finding these types of books used and in good enough condition. Amazon is definitely cheaper than the school bookstore!
The med-surg book is probably a good idea, but we have Fundamentals the first two semesters so I'd focus on the Fundamentals reading first then move on to the others...
OK. I'm out! Trying to enjoy as much as I can of my week-end nights until January...