Miami Dade Community College Nursing Students... - page 6

Hello! Are there any MDCC nursing students out there?? I'm currently wrapping up my pre-req's at MDCC and will be applying to MDCC for their Accelerated ADN program for January of 2006. Is anyone... Read More

  1. by   Ltorres5351
    hi, i know that mercy has a lpn program, but its too far for me. im in the kendall area. as far as mdc there is no waiting list. you just have to pass the net test and get over a 70 percentile. program starts in aug 07 12 months program. it is cheaper there about 3,000.00. but i have been accepted to medvance which is $24,000.00 but there are two test you have to take to get accepted. the ati, and the nln entrance score with a 40 percentile. test consist of reading, math, and science.

    the net consist of reading and math.
    now there is another school that starts on march 07 called florida national college they are having orientation on jan 25 but you have to call to schedule an appt, tuition is $ 19,000.00.

    by any chance are you in mdc and what are you majoring?

    lizzy:spin:
  2. by   miav0719
    Hi Lizzy,

    Thanks for your reply. My major is Elementary Education but I also have my Cardiovascular Tech license. I went to Mercy Hospital last week and registered to take the entrance exam on May 10th. How does the LPN program at Miami Dade work? How about the program at Medvance, how many days a week will you have to attend?

    Thanks for all the info.
    Aida
  3. by   Ltorres5351
    hi, well in miami dade you just have to take the net the nurse entrance exam, score above a 70 percentile. program will begin aug 2007. after you take the test you apply for the program application is due before may 1st 2007, but you have to take the net test first its walk in- at the medical campus at 950 nw 20 street.

    for medvance where i was accepted you have to take the nln entrance exam and score a 40 percentile consist of reading, math, and science. this test is a little harder than the net. net is basic reading and math... but i am planning to go ahead and take the net test also at mdc because the school is cheaper. medvance is expensive $24,000. mdc about $3,000.

    but however i found out about a forgiveness program that they have when you complete your program where they help u to pay back your nursing loans, but with a contract that u will work for a specific hospital or clinic that they have listed.

    well if interested for the lpn at medvance try to hurry cuz, school starts on march 5th which i am going to atten at least the first semester. until i am accepted at mdc, than will transfer if not i will stay at medvance.

    medvance school hrs for lpn is 1-5pm mon-thurs-clinicals during the day.

    mdc its at the evening, 4-9pm mon -thurs, fri- clinicals.

    well i hope i sent you enough info....its kind of tuff with all this nursing req, and pre-req. i am just trying to open doors for myself...soon to be a rn.

    lizzy
  4. by   Mexarican
    this is just my two cents but that's an expensive LPN program. It's not worth the investment since you won't be making that much anyway...na LPN is not an RN...so don't waste your money go for the AS at MDC if you can get in. Have you thought about going to FIU since you already have an AA & BA...i believe it would the same amount of time commitment as miami dade if you have your pre-reqs squared away and an AA...2 yrs vs 2yrs.

    nw
  5. by   Ltorres5351
    Are you a RN? Did you complete it at MDC? well I have already enrolled at MDC. Currently my GPA is 3.1. The only requisite I need is Chemistry. I already put in the application for the Nursing Prgm. Lets see what happens

    Liz
  6. by   Mexarican
    no, but i did attend MDC for my AA in pre-nursing to get my BSN. I'm currently waiting to see if i get in to schools i applied for. I did my research and unless you have personal circumstances that keep you from being an RN as opposed to LPN or the LPN program is extremely cheaper, it's not a good investment for some people. LPNs don't make as much when you look at the time committment when it comes to schooling as RNs do for the associates program. If i'm not mistaken you already have an AA and a BA so if you can pay for the AS in nursing then go for that instead...the return on investment is night and day. the only other choice is LPN then Bridge to RN but from what i see in your situation you don't have much financial aid left and you need the most bang for your buck with what you have left...the RN seems from the looks of things like the best choice. Kick @$$ in your remainding classes to improve your GPA and hope for the best. Although i think you can get in with your GPA as it is but getting it better doesn't hurt. I had a close friend who started school jsut after me (she is in the MDC nursing program right now) and she got in with a 3.0gpa. word is and that people have gotten in with less even though you hear all over the place that some people got in with so so high GPA. The truth is if you have skill that is required...bilingual, creole or spanish your ahead of the game. You'd be surprised at how many people here ARE NOT truly bilingual even though they may be of hispanic heritage or they claim to speak spanish but really they speak it "todo machacao" as we native speakers would say. Also if you ahve experience in the medical field or healthcare field you get more consideration...even though they'll never come out clean and say it. Bottom line it is a fact that people with lower GPAs have gotten into the MDC nursing program my friend is living proof of such. So don't count yourself out, as my dad always says, el ultimo minuto tambien tiene 60 segundos (the last minute also has 60 seconds).

    nw
    Last edit by Mexarican on Mar 19, '07 : Reason: none
  7. by   szelda
    Also, remember MDC will likely start their BSN program in Spring '08. I'm just finishing my ADN here at MDC (5 more weeks to go!), and from what I heard from instructors, it will be more affordable for MDC students, especially if you're doing the RN-BSN program!
  8. by   Mexarican
    Quote from szelda
    Also, remember MDC will likely start their BSN program in Spring '08. I'm just finishing my ADN here at MDC (5 more weeks to go!), and from what I heard from instructors, it will be more affordable for MDC students, especially if you're doing the RN-BSN program!

    Exactly! that's true...all the more reason to do the MDC rn program! ...good lookin out szelda!
  9. by   Ltorres5351
    hi nwlatino76 and szelda, thanks so much you guys have been my angels. this career can be very stressful especially when this is something that you really want to do. i started working at this job as a secrtary and seeing all the rns work there break my heart not because im hating on them but because thats my dream job. moving to miami has been hard for me becuz when you have all your friends back home there usually your supporters (thats if they are good friends which they are) but being here has been so tough to meet people...i just have my fiancee and thats it!!!

    but thanks so much.....i will start mdc kendall campus on may 2007 to take the chemistry class(professor johann and lab with professor jean mary). thats all i need, i just sent out the application for the generic program at mdc, gpa is 3.1 but i will study my #@% off! need a a!

    i also took a psychology class human sexuality just to increase the gpa higher hopefully to a 3.4 or 3.5. thanks and plz keep in touch..
    liz
    Last edit by Ltorres5351 on Mar 19, '07
  10. by   akspudus
    Well it looks like it is that time of year again. That time when people are waiting to hear what school they got into. I have applied at Barry and MDC. Both schools have their merits.
    Miami Dade - Cheaper and soon to have BSN program.
    Barry - Smaller and have a well established BSN program. And for me, A LOT easier commute.
    I have a 4.0 GPA as of now and by the end of next week (finals) will have all my pre-reqs completed (hopefully the GPA survives).

    Anybody else out there?

    akspudus
  11. by   ALGMDC
    What exaclty are the pre-reqs for Barry? I applied there but I do not know what classes to take. Just curious. Also what is the average GPA for students to get in to barry nursing? I have a 3.2 is that good enough? My GPA for science is a 3.7.
  12. by   vips_10
    I go to ATI college of health doing respiratory therapy. I got a 3.8 gpa at ATI and 2.8 gpa at bcc. I heard there is some affiliation between miami dade community college and ATI in miami. Is it true. I am almost done with Respiratory therapy program planning to take the board exam in couple of months. Has anyone tried the bridge program that Miami dade has. Please let me know. I cant find any information about people who did bridge prog at Miami dade. Please let me Know if anyone got any info on it. THanks
  13. by   labrador4122
    Quote from Mexarican
    no, but i did attend MDC for my AA in pre-nursing to get my BSN. I'm currently waiting to see if i get in to schools i applied for. I did my research and unless you have personal circumstances that keep you from being an RN as opposed to LPN or the LPN program is extremely cheaper, it's not a good investment for some people. LPNs don't make as much when you look at the time committment when it comes to schooling as RNs do for the associates program. If i'm not mistaken you already have an AA and a BA so if you can pay for the AS in nursing then go for that instead...the return on investment is night and day. the only other choice is LPN then Bridge to RN but from what i see in your situation you don't have much financial aid left and you need the most bang for your buck with what you have left...the RN seems from the looks of things like the best choice. Kick @$$ in your remainding classes to improve your GPA and hope for the best. Although i think you can get in with your GPA as it is but getting it better doesn't hurt. I had a close friend who started school jsut after me (she is in the MDC nursing program right now) and she got in with a 3.0gpa. word is and that people have gotten in with less even though you hear all over the place that some people got in with so so high GPA. The truth is if you have skill that is required...bilingual, creole or spanish your ahead of the game. You'd be surprised at how many people here ARE NOT truly bilingual even though they may be of hispanic heritage or they claim to speak spanish but really they speak it "todo machacao" as we native speakers would say. Also if you ahve experience in the medical field or healthcare field you get more consideration...even though they'll never come out clean and say it. Bottom line it is a fact that people with lower GPAs have gotten into the MDC nursing program my friend is living proof of such. So don't count yourself out, as my dad always says, el ultimo minuto tambien tiene 60 segundos (the last minute also has 60 seconds).

    nw

    you are very right. You never know if your 3.0 might get you in!

    I had a 3.3 and I was never accepted to MDC- and to this day that angers me.
    I know I was a great candidate for that school - but for some reason or another I was never picked.

    I went to BCC- finished and became an RN- and I feel proud of myself for doing so.
    Keep trying and searching for the dream job!

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