MCON Peoria Il

  1. 0 Anyone out there currently in MCON or planning on attending MCON in Peoria Il. There is not much information on this site for Methodist College of Nursing in Peoria Il. I have been accepted for the Spring 2011 and plan on attending, but would like to learn a little bit more about the program. Any current students or graduates that could provide any input would be much appreciated.
  2. Visit  TexHaws profile page

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    Joined Feb '10; Posts: 47; Likes: 11.

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  3. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    They are a pretty new program (but fully accredited) - they've only been around about 5-6 years. I work in Peoria but didn't go to nursing school here.
  4. Visit  TexHaws profile page
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    Have you had a chance to work with Nurses from MCON? Are they well prepared nurses?
  5. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Yes, I work with one who is now the Infection Control Nurse at one of the hospitals. She was in the first class at MMCON - she is very bright and has been very successful.
  6. Visit  TexHaws profile page
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    Buterfly913 & Trauma thank you so much for your responses, they have been very helpful. I am just now finishing up Micro as a prereq to start in Jan. I am getting very excited. Butterfly913 sorry I can't respond to your private message, but i really appreciate the advice.
  7. Visit  mspontiac profile page
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    Just my input...I really wanted to attend MCON but when I had completed my pre-reqs for two other schools, I still needed one more class to apply there. They encouraged me to apply anyway based on my high GPA, just on the off chance I would be accepted with the condition I complete that class prior to starting. I did, but was denied. I was accepted elsewhere and didn't want to take the gamble on waiting until the next semester, so I went ahead and took a spot at a different school.

    I never re-applied but they sent me an acceptance letter the following semester because they had kept my application on file...I was sad that I missed the opportunity to attend there. I didn't want to drop out of the program I was in and start over. I hear good things about the school and they had a very nice sim lab. I think you'll have a good education. Good luck!!
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  8. Visit  T.W.RN profile page
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    I am really looking forward to transfer to MCON next fall.
    I am a sophomore at a local CC and just trying to complete all the prereqs.

    Quote from mspontiac
    Just my input...I really wanted to attend MCON but when I had completed my pre-reqs for two other schools, I still needed one more class to apply there. They encouraged me to apply anyway based on my high GPA, just on the off chance I would be accepted with the condition I complete that class prior to starting. I did, but was denied. I was accepted elsewhere and didn't want to take the gamble on waiting until the next semester, so I went ahead and took a spot at a different school.

    I never re-applied but they sent me an acceptance letter the following semester because they had kept my application on file...I was sad that I missed the opportunity to attend there. I didn't want to drop out of the program I was in and start over. I hear good things about the school and they had a very nice sim lab. I think you'll have a good education. Good luck!!
    If you don't mind me asking, what was your gpa and why did you think you got rejected the first time?
    Also, which college did you get accepted to? I am trying to find some other possible colleges to apply.
  9. Visit  T.W.RN profile page
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    I visited the campus last week. I really liked it. The building was a hotel, so if you are living on campus, you are living in hotel-like rooms, with your bathroom in each room.
    The only thing that is keeping me from going there is MCON is no longer 2+2 program. It's a 4 year program now.
    If you are a freshman in college and am considering to transfer to nursing school, then MCON is for you.
    If you are a sophomore like me, however, you will have to do an additional 6 semester hours, bringing the total years of studying to 5 years.
  10. Visit  mspontiac profile page
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    Quote from Tim W.
    I am really looking forward to transfer to MCON next fall.
    I am a sophomore at a local CC and just trying to complete all the prereqs.


    If you don't mind me asking, what was your gpa and why did you think you got rejected the first time?
    Also, which college did you get accepted to? I am trying to find some other possible colleges to apply.
    My GPA is currently 3.96 and I think at the time it was 3.94 or in that ballpark. I was rejected only because I was lacking one pre-req class that they require, which is why I believe they sent me an acceptance letter the following semester (going on the assumption that I had completed the class.)

    I was accepted to Parkland College in Champaign, which is an ADN program. As with all community colleges, you pretty much have to be in-district to be accepted. Where are you located? If you are close to Peoria, there is a little gem in Canton, IL called Graham Hospital School of Nursing. They are a diploma program which is 3 years long, but that gets you a lot of clinical time and they're good. My husband graduated from there and he loved the staff and the small class ratios. If you want more info feel free to contact me.
  11. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    I have to say the only concern with a diploma program is that it can be harder to further your education without taking a lot more classes since you don't get a degree with it.
  12. Visit  mspontiac profile page
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    I have to say the only concern with a diploma program is that it can be harder to further your education without taking a lot more classes since you don't get a degree with it.
    How many more classes are needed depends on what your ultimate goal is. The only additional classes required are also the ones required of a BSN, so if you plan on stopping at an ADN, then it wouldn't be worth it. If you plan on pursuing a BSN then all there really is left to do are your BSN nursing classes. I believe my husband has to take two gen eds for his BSN.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "don't get a degree"? Diploma programs (at least, Graham's) place people between an ADN and a BSN, and you most certainly do get a degree upon completion of the program.
  13. Visit  TexHaws profile page
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    So I will be attending MCON starting in about 2 weeks.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jan 6, '11
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  14. Visit  TexHaws profile page
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    I currently attend MCON. If anyone wants more info I have a blog about it. Please email or IM me: jonhaws (at) gmail (dotCOM)


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