Oct 13, '03 by Mint Julip
Originally posted by jgg767
Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
The program I was reffering to was at Soldiers Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Can you give me the name of the school were you took the program at and the cost.
That explains the one year work obligation. I attended Greater Lowell Technical in Tyngsboro and tuition itself was $3650, but I believe it has increased since then. I'm not sure by how much though. If you call them or send an email they can give you that information. http://www.gltech.mec.edu/adulted/
Last edit by Mint Julip on Oct 13, '03
I am currently a student at the Soldiers Home, and it is a 10 and a half month program. It begins around September. 8th, and ends in the third week of July. The cost total is around $1,000+ dollars, and yes you have to work for the state of Massachusetts for one year after graduation or else the tuition of the school would be close to 13,000. The state of Massachusetts is paying for the program, therefore you need to work for one year to pay back that debt.
They accept about 40 people into the program and they are extremely strict. You have to maintain an average of 75% to even be able to sit for the final exam in a course. You also can only miss 8 hours of class per semester or you will be asked to leave. We are currently down to 23 people and we are only in the middle of our second semester. It is a great school, and highly regarded in the state of Massachusetts but it is a very difficult fast paced program as well. Good luck in your future,
Last edit by angelad725 on Feb 8, '04
Mar 20, '04 by angelad725
We start with two days of clinical every week during the first semester. Starting second semester we have three days of clinical and three days during our third semester as well.
In total we have close to 3,000 hours of clinical time in a 10 1/2 month period. During that time we have rotations in:
-Respiratory and Neuro
These rotations are done at St. Elizabeths Medical Center in Boston and at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.
Last edit by angelad725 on Mar 20, '04