Quote from yuca799
Thank you so much for replying! I've been hoping to meet or email someone that's actually in these nursing programs! I just had a couple of more questions to ask:
1.) What are your hours like (classroom and rotations..for example, are you in class from 7am to 3pm on mondays, and then on rotation from 6am to 2pm on wednesdays??)
2.) was it difficult to get into the scholar's program?
3.) if you had to do it over again, would you do the scholar's at baptist program or go to the medical campus and do rotations at jackson?
any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
1st sem hours 3 days classrooom, 1 day clinical rotation, 1st month ina nursing home & 3 mo in hospital. Study required estimated at 3 hours per class hour. 2nd sem 2 class days & 2 clinical days, all hospital. With each clinical day we must research and present a care plan (you'll find out what that is!) including listing of drugs the patient is taking, what they do, how they act, what they are for & contraindications.
Scholars' program was easy to get into because my grades are good. The hard part was getting into MDC because they have limited # of teachers so there is a cap on # of students. Once MDC accepts you, then fill out the Baptist application right away. Whatever they want, give it to them. And if you can get your immunizations out of the way now it will save you lots of aggravation later. Start with your Hep B, MMR.
I like Baptist because they have a culture of cooperation. But for variety and intensity of experience I'd go to medical/Jackson. Depends what you want. Also I live in Homestead & am hoping to get stationed at the new hospital (plus going downtown EVERY day in traffic would be irritating). However med campus does have the best learning resources. Really I could go either way, I think the program is very good in both places.