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Has anyone been to MedTech in Greenwood or heard of it? Does anyone know if they have a good nursing program? :)... Read More

  1. Visit  beagreatnurse2day profile page
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    It is not "easy" to get accepted to Medtech's nursing program. They require tease testing only accepting scores that are in line with other programs in their area. The cost is high, but it is an accelerated program, unfortunately it is a "new" accelerated program. Accelerated programs are always going to require an even larger comittment of students due to the amount of material covered in such a short time. I am confident that Medtech isn't going to allow students to remain in their program when those students are not meeting the program's standards, especially if the school is seeking accreditation. Stay the coarse, learn what they are offering you and take it as a stepping stone in your path to becoming the nurse you want to be. Best of luck to all of you!
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  3. Visit  Kman1985 profile page
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    I am currently a student at Medtech college in Greenwood, and im half way through my ASN, for the RN degree. I actually laughed at alot of the posts i saw put on here. The school is not as bad as everyone thinks it is. Yes it has its drawbacks, but so does every school.

    Yes, you do pay alot of money to go here, but you have to keep in mind you are paying for a private school. I like alot of the teachers here, unlike big name schools, all of our teachers hold at least a MSN, or NP in nursing. We also have several MD's that teach here. Each teacher does offer private tutoring if needed.

    You can transfer you credits to Indiana Wesleyan for the bridge program.

    The school has made alot of changes in the past year because of the future NLNAC accreditation, we will be applying for within the next month.

    It really is a great school. It is an accelerated program so you do have alot of studying and homework.

    I have worked in the hospital for 3+ years before attending medtech, and im also in the RN program, so i know what im talking about by saying it really is a good school, if you dont mind paying the money and working hard.
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  4. Visit  MedSurgeMess profile page
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    Quote from Kman1985

    Yes, you do pay alot of money to go here, but you have to keep in mind you are paying for a private school. I like alot of the teachers here, unlike big name schools, all of our teachers hold at least a MSN, or NP in nursing. We also have several MD's that teach here. Each teacher does offer private tutoring if needed.
    All instructors in the state of Indiana, in a didactic setting must have a MSN, preferably PhD. This is not exclusive to MedTech.
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  5. Visit  Sueellen profile page
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    I went to Ivy Tech's LPN program. Sounds the same as MedTech's. Unorganized, teachers didnt seem to want to help you, too much crammed in. Instructors mostly read from books. Then you had to re read it and study it at home. Spent more time doing homework than I spent at school. I think instructors forgot we were paying them to teach us.
  6. Visit  kgle profile page
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    Quote from Sueellen
    I went to Ivy Tech's LPN program. Sounds the same as MedTech's. Unorganized, teachers didnt seem to want to help you, too much crammed in. Instructors mostly read from books. Then you had to re read it and study it at home. Spent more time doing homework than I spent at school. I think instructors forgot we were paying them to teach us.
    Hmm odd. I've heard wonderful things about ITCCs nursing programs. Maybe its just my campus and a couple others?
  7. Visit  kitkat260 profile page
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    I went to Ivy Tech for my LPN. It seemed to me that they tried to cram too much info into too short of a time. A lot of our material was "self-study" that was tested on in class along with the material that the instructors "lectured" on (mostly it was just teachers reading power point that was copied verbatim from the text books). I'm not saying that I feel that Ivy Tech was a bad school, just that it was IMO, very disorganized and confusing at times when most of the instructors wouldn't go out of their way to explain things. "Read your text book" was the phrase that I heard from the vast majority of my instructors or "nursing isn't for everyone" was another whenever a student would ask what else they could be doing to raise their grade. Maybe this is just the way that all nursing programs are.
  8. Visit  tlwk profile page
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    Hi, I am a ADN student in Fort Wayne, in my 4th quarter, and the second ADN class that has started up here. A lot of us are VERY concerned about the NLN accrediation status with the school and the transfer of credits and being able to get a job when we graduate....can anyone let us know what they have been through? Thanks!!!
  9. Visit  bulldog46767 profile page
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    hello, i also go the fort wayne campus. i m very tired on many of the things that go on at that college. i am very upset about the lie about the number of days we are to go to school. when filling out your finical aid it considered a trade school not a traditional college. i get less money than i would if i went to a traditional college. which means people going to school there are working along with going to school. they just change the wording on the web site saying that now i could potentially go to school monday thru friday and even go evenings and saturday. so much for going to school 4 days a week. i also know of a couple of people who just went to the information session then they told them that the 4 days of a week is what makes them popular and wants people to come there. they pride themselves on allowing the students time for work and family time. i'm sorry i don't see who they are doing that. the pro limb schedules they have out i'm in class monday thru thursday and have clinical on friday. i will now never suggest to anyone thinking about going to school to run and hide from them. i also agree with rules and who has to follow them and who doesn't. it amazes me how things work like that. i don't feel like i am in high school but junior high or even elementary.
  10. Visit  beagreatnurse2day profile page
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    I have read your recent posts regarding MedTech and would like to say again that you need to realize that this is a new nursing program in Indiana. However, the school has been on the East Coast for quite sometime under a different name. I believe it is the Stewart School of Nursing. To date 100% of the recently graduated LPN class has passed the NCLEX, and only 1 RN has not passed on their first attempt...I feel that says something positive for this new program. I have co-workers who graduated from Ivy Tech and IUPUI's programs, and several of their classmates did not pass on their first attempt. As a graduate myself, I have been offered great several positions at local facilities, and offered starting salaries at, and above, the average salary for the Indianapolis area. MedTech is working hard for the NLN accreditation, and should have it by the year's end.
    To those of you who are enrolled in the program, please stay positive and keep communication open. Please do not listen to the rumors. If you have a question ask the staff so that you stay informed and positive. You have great instructors to teach you, and who will gladly go above and beyond for you. Take advantage of the open Sims Lab to work on the skills you are not comfortable with. The instructors are there for you.
    Best of luck!
    Last edit by beagreatnurse2day on Feb 24, '10 : Reason: spelling
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  11. Visit  bulldog46767 profile page
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    after reading the last post i feel as if you are someone from the office at the school trying to make the school look good. i don't like to talk to staff at the school because i have been lied to multiple times or get the run around. they only thing that keeps me here are the time and money i have spent here. plus there is the fact that none of the credits transfer and i would have to start all over again. i had my change to go to another school and right now wish i have. but i seen this as a quick way to get started and then move on to a better places because it is a fast tract school. i should have gone to the four years school and get it all done over and done with that way. now i have to be if i can even go one to another school when i graduate. i'm not sure how you would know they will have the accreditation by the end of the year if you are a graduate and have been offered many positions. maybe it's me reading too much through the lines. i do understand people keep in contact with their teachers and what not, but i'm just spectacle.
  12. Visit  bulldog46767 profile page
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    after reading the last post i feel as if you are someone from the office at the school trying to make the school look good.
    i don't like to talk to staff at the school because i have been lied to multiple times or get the run around. the only thing that keeps me here is the time and money i have spent here. plus there is the fact that none of the credits transfer and i would have to start my schooling all over again. i had my chance to go to another school and right now wish i would have gone to that school. i should have gone to a traditional four years school and get it all done over and done with that way. i saw this as a quick way to get associates and then further my education ay another school. now i have to see if i can go one to another school when i graduate. i have to ensure they will take the credits from medtech.
    also, i'm not sure how you would know they will have the accreditation by the end of the year if you are a graduate and have been offered many positions. i guess it could be me reading too much between the lines or me just being skeptical after what i am experiencing right now.
  13. Visit  tlwk profile page
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    This for anyone that has been told about the agreement between MedTech and Indiana Wesleyan, per IWU they will NOT accecpt MedTech's English, Psych, Soc and as far as the "Physical Sciences" - A & P, Chemistry, Biology and Microbiology, I was told that this was to be decided by Student Services. So if anyone thought it was going to be "easy" to just go and transfer over to IWU when they were finished at MedTech, think again, you will be taking a lot of classes over, not to mention there own General Ed requirements like Fine Arts and Religion. They will take up to 40 Nursing Credits, from what I understand that is the agreement that has been made between the schools.
  14. Visit  tlwk profile page
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    No Sim's Lab in Fort Wayne yet, was suppose to be here 2 months ago....


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