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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  soon to be RN2010} profile page
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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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  3. Visit  IbreakForBichons} profile page
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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!
  4. Visit  kgle} profile page
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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...
  5. Visit  IbreakForBichons} profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  sunnysideup09} profile page
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    I would have to agree with kgle. Ivy Tech does not conduct interviews for their nursing program. Which campus are you speaking of? Definitely not the Indianapolis campus. It is pretty cut and dry. The 4 required courses and the TEAS.
  7. Visit  tlwk} profile page
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    IF you can find someone to take those credits....
  8. Visit  IbreakForBichons} profile page
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    I don't know where you two were in 2005, but I took the TEAS, then interviewed with the DON at the Fort Ben campus which is the only place you can go for Ivy Tech nursing classes in indianapolis last I checked. You can go to another campus in another city but you lose points. I have no idea if they still use the point system. Everyone had to interview before you could get in. I have no idea what they are up to these days. It definitley wasn't "cut and Dry" when I was attending. My point is, with or without the interviewing process, applicants will be on a waitlist to get into Ivy Tech like many other schools due to the large volume of applicants. You need to have a 4.0 to be competitive. For U.I. Don't drop any classes otherwise you're out of the running alltogether. I wanted to get in and get out. I wasted time and money bottom line. If MedTech's program had been available, I would be a MSN by now. I suspect they will soon have a waitlist as they build a reputation and more people pay attention.
    Regarding, classes transferring; Westleyan offered to take 40 credits already towards BSN. Don't believe everything you read. Even double check what I say. Please do your own research. Remember these schools are for profit. They will make you retake courses, and it's strictly to get more money. IU allows students to test out of certain subjects. Small schools won't because they want the money. Period. :heartbeatGood luck ladies.:heartbeat
  9. Visit  ErinRN2B} profile page
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    I go to Ivy Tech and they definitely don't conduct interviews. They look at your four pre-req grades and your TEAS scores, period. That's it. They don't have a face to put to your name on the application.

    Also, I really wouldn't consider Ivy Tech "wasting money." It's the most affordable out of any of the nursing programs I know of. I got a Pell Grant, so I actually didn't have to pay for any of my tuition. People whine and complain a lot about the co-reqs, but some of them - Micro for example - you could very well end up using down the line! My mother-in-law works at a large hospital in Indy and I know that they aren't hiring grads from MedTech. I'm not trying to talk down your program, but I think that Ivy Tech is much better institution in the long run.
  10. Visit  newmommy82707} profile page
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    I worked for the licensing section of the Indiana State Board of Nursing for 2 years before going back to school and NO school in Indiana has a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX for LPN's or RN's. In fact, we were told not to expect better than a 60 or 70% pass rate for RN's and around an 80 or 90% pass rate for LPN's. The NCLEX is hard and they honestly don't expect everyone to pass. So I find it hard to believe that a new program (MedTech) would suddenly have a near perfect pass rate when more established schools like IU don't.
  11. Visit  kgle} profile page
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    Quote from IbreakForBichons
    I don't know where you two were in 2005, but I took the TEAS, then interviewed with the DON at the Fort Ben campus which is the only place you can go for Ivy Tech nursing classes in indianapolis last I checked. You can go to another campus in another city but you lose points. I have no idea if they still use the point system. Everyone had to interview before you could get in. I have no idea what they are up to these days. It definitley wasn't "cut and Dry" when I was attending. My point is, with or without the interviewing process, applicants will be on a waitlist to get into Ivy Tech like many other schools due to the large volume of applicants. You need to have a 4.0 to be competitive. For U.I. Don't drop any classes otherwise you're out of the running alltogether. I wanted to get in and get out. I wasted time and money bottom line. If MedTech's program had been available, I would be a MSN by now. I suspect they will soon have a waitlist as they build a reputation and more people pay attention.
    Regarding, classes transferring; Westleyan offered to take 40 credits already towards BSN. Don't believe everything you read. Even double check what I say. Please do your own research. Remember these schools are for profit. They will make you retake courses, and it's strictly to get more money. IU allows students to test out of certain subjects. Small schools won't because they want the money. Period. :heartbeatGood luck ladies.:heartbeat
    Think about that: 5 years ago. ITCC does not do interviews.

    2. ONLY 40 credits toward BSN? So therefore you have to retake about 30 credits, thus spending MORE money? LOL By the time I graduate with my BSN I will have still spend less money than it cost you to go to MedTech AND IW. Key words here are for profit. No thanks.

    There is no waitlist. People make it seem more difficult than it is. Get four As in pre reqs and a good score on the TEAS and you should be good. It's funny that MedTech students offer up all these horror stories about ITCC but I have several friends in the ASN program right now. One of them had four As and an 87 on the TEAS. A total of 210. I wonder how it is that she got in and you didn't if you very obviously aced your TEAS? Also you have to consider that 5 years ago the program wasn't nearly as competitive as it is now.

    There's nothing wrong with weighing all of your options. I, personally, would never steer anyone in the direction of a for profit school. I'd stick with the programs that offer you the best chance of getting a job and furthering your education.
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  12. Visit  sunnysideup09} profile page
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    Here are the pass rates for anyone interested. Can't get information earlier than 2008.

    http://www.in.gov/pla/files/Current_...ember_2008.pdf

    http://www.in.gov/pla/files/ASN_Passrates.pdf
  13. Visit  anjoba} profile page
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    I start my LPN tomorrow at the Indy Medtech. I was concerned also but after meeting w/staff and talking with some students, I feel the program is right for me. Yes, it's expensive but being accelerated and adhering to Indiana state guidelines for accreditation, I think any college would be in a 15 mo span.

    Thanks for the posts that ease my mind.

    Oh, and just to add, I did my homework and called area hospitals about hiring and interning MTC students. Most of them accept the state accreditation and the only reason the others do not is because of the lack of national licensure acc.
    Last edit by anjoba on Jun 27, '10
  14. Visit  CareteamRN70} profile page
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    I currently attend Medtech College Greenwood and graduate from the RN program in 3 months. NLN accrediting doesn't look good for the near future. Many of the major hospitals within the 465 loop are going for or have magnet status and thusly are looking to hire accredited graduates with BSN's.
    One piece of good news is I recently talked to some recruiters for Western Governors University and they are offering a fairly low priced, fairly accelerated RN to BSN and it looks like they take degrees from Medtech...kinda like back in the day way back when individual Ivy Tech credits didnt mean anything but IUPUI would accept the degrees from IvyTech.


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