MedTech College - page 3

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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


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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.
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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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    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 itís me reading too much through the lines. i do understand people keep in contact with their teachers and what not, but iím just spectacle.
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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.
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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.
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    No Sim's Lab in Fort Wayne yet, was suppose to be here 2 months ago....
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    I am going to Medtech Greenwood. The school is what you make of it. If you act like a child you will get treated like a child. I have not had any problem with the school and if you want a education in 2 years it is the place you should go. It is easier than most colleges to get in. But in 6 months I will be a nurse. Everyone complains and gripes about the school, but as in a new school there is growing pains and if everyone wopuld act like a adult and not like teenagers their education would come easy and there would be no trouble.
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    I am a current ASN student at MedTech Greenwood. I finish up this month . Now, I have sat through 8 quarters of griping and complaining. Slandering Instructors and the ASN program. The bottom line is this; If you haven't spent tons of money taking and retaking classes to become "competitive" at schools like Ivy Tech, I.U., Butler, U.I. go to MedTech and save yourself some money in the long run. I had a 4.0 at IvyTech and still didn't get in. Maybe my interview was not what they were looking for. Maybe it was the other 500+ applicants that threw me to the bottom of the pile. Meanwhile I aced my TEAS, interviewed with two faculty and was on my way to what I am now....an RN. You can listen to all the crap that people post here, but at the end of the day, allowing people to discourage you could be the reason you won't have RN behind your name for quite some time. MedTech is a new program, and we are having some growing pains. Most new programs do. There is a large amount of information in a short period of time. You have to study. You have to put in the time. That's all to it. Only one person to date has failed their NCLEX. Think about that. I have no worries about finding employment. The RN instructors are wonderful. There are a few bad apples, but overall they are great. You will have small class sizes, and personal attention in an environment where you feel comfortable asking question without fear of being judged or made fun of. I feel great about my clinical skills. Yes, I can administer injections, yes I can start and pull I.V.'s, yes I can do tube feedings, and yes I can Assess the h*ll out of you. . So I encourage you to get off the net and do some one on one research. What is your goal? After all the BS, my goal was to be an RN. I am an RN . No, I am not staff or an instructor.... They don't pay them enough I hear lol!
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    There is no way that you weren't accepted with a 4.0 on pre reqs and an awesome TEAS score. I also wasn't aware that ITCC did interviews...
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    O.K. critical thinking here; There is no way that you'd even get an interview if you had less than a 4.0 gpa. which is competitive. Yes, if you read and study you too can have a 4.0 it is attainable. You have to put in the work. As far as the TEAS, all it requires is good test taking skills. Process of elimination and a little applied knowledge. Many people that apply to MedTech take the TEAS, blow it and are subsequently offered a spot in the LPN program. They never mumbled LPN. I work darn hard in academia. So, I am now an RN. I graduate from MedTech School of Nursing- Greenwood. I wasted time and money at Ivy Tech from 2003-2005. I was simply sharing my experience, and attempting to warn others about the potential money trap. The one beef I have with MedTech is that they should take prior classes with a "C" or better final grade, or at least allow students to test out of certain subjects. I had every pre req and then some. None of them counted . The good thing is that I can apply them toward my BSN, or MS . Good day, Good luck!


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