Madisonville Community College Fall 2013 Nursing Program - page 2

Just wanted to see if anyone else will be attending the Fall 2013 class? Seriously cannot wait to start the program! :) Hurry up August 19th!!... Read More

  1. by   LaraW90
    I was looking for you too! I think we may have been sitting in the front row together before we all left for the day?! I was the one wearing the coral and white striped shirt with the black headband? Lol!
  2. by   StudentGina
    I cant remember, I do remember several people coming down to the front row. I was comforting the girl next to me that looked like she was about to cry! They laid it on us today and I am still trying to sort it all out in my brain. I was sitting on the far end of the front row. I asked the question about who do we call if we run into an accident on the parkway for those of us who are driving some distance to get there. Does that ring a bell? How ironic that we both have the same last name. lol I remember signing those sheets today and seeing your name and thinking no , she couldn't have the same name as me.
  3. by   LaraW90
    Oh, my gosh! I do remember you saying that! I was sitting in the front row with you, just on the other end of it lol. Today was definitely overwhelming. We’re literally going to be hitting the ground running this semester, but it’ll be all worth it! I can’t believe we have the same last name! That is too funny!
    Last edit by LaraW90 on Aug 14, '13
  4. by   SarahStoddard14
    I just got accepted into the Madisonville Spring 2014 program. I was curious about what your typical school week consists of. Where do you go to clinicals. Where are the clinicals. And how long are clinicals. I live about an hour away from the school and I'm just trying to get a rough draft as to when I would be getting home (I have a husband and daughter). I pretty much need this information to see if going here is even an option (I'm really hoping it is). Thank you!
  5. by   StudentGina
    Sarah, Some weeks we are there 5 days a week and others we get one day off. Clinical are on Wed. or Friday from 8 to noon roughly your first semester. It is definitely a full time job because when you are not at school, you are studying. Its a great school and the teachers really want you to succeed. I'm at the halfway point in 1st semester now and I am still loving it!
  6. by   greeniebean
    Have you considered doing the hybrid option that pairs the online learning with in class skills/clinical? I am applying at MCC for the Fall 2014 semester and I will only be able to attend if I get into the hybrid class (I also live 1 hour away). I was told the most you are in class/clinical is 3 days a week, usually just 2 days.
  7. by   SarahStoddard14
    I'm more of a hands on learner. It's also too late for me to do the hybrid option because you have to put that on your application. I've decided I'm just going to have to suck it up & just drive to Madisonville everyday. It will be worth it in the end..... and hopefully I will get used to the drive. And it would be awesome if it was only 4 days a week. That would give me a break one day from having to drive there. I also applied to Hopkinsville LPN as a back up ( I didn't have a high enough PAX score for RN ). Hopkinsville is 20 minutes away, but I want to be an RN not an LPN... so Madisonville it is. At least it's only 2 years!
  8. by   SarahStoddard14
    I think they only accept 10 people for the hybrid... I'm not sure if it's true. But at the meeting you attend they strongly encourage you to think about the hybrid because it is much harder and they said a lot of people end up failing because of that decision to go hybrid. That's what scared me and made me not want that. I didn't want to risk it and possibly fail.
  9. by   greeniebean
    Totally understandable. I do pretty good with the online classes but I was also told that it was pretty hard and that makes me nervous. I would also hate to fail when I could have maybe done fine in the traditional classes. It is only 2 years and from what I've heard, time flies!

    I am going to the pre admsission conference this Thursday (so excited!) and I'm hoping they will touch on the online program some just so I get a better idea of what it entails. I am a transfer student and really don't know anything about the Madisonville program. I find the info out there about it is pretty limited.
  10. by   SarahStoddard14
    You should be able to find out everything you need to know at the conference. I should have wrote down the questions I wanted to ask. I left there with unanswered questions.. which defeats the purpose of the conference. Lol. Good Luck!
  11. by   greeniebean
    Well they are cutting the program in Fall 2014 by 10 spots. She said the job market just wasn't there anymore for them to be accepting 50 students a semester. They also changed the points scale for admission.
    I decided last minute to also apply to the program in Paducah. I did all my pre-reqs there and was accepted into their program a few years ago, but 2 weeks before classes I found out I was pregnant and they advised me to wait a few years to go in.

    Basically (not to sound cocky) I KNOW I will be accepted at Paducah based on my points. I have no clue if I would be able to get into MCC's program. They wouldn't even give an average of what gets accepted each semester. I will not know until July if I am in at MCC. PCC sends out their letters in mid March! But, I would have to accept admission into the PCC program way before July and start the orientation process there, and I would hate to waste all that time and money getting set to go to PCC, and then get into MCC (where I would much rather go). The drive is the same either way, and I hear they are both great programs. Just not sure what to do.
  12. by   SarahStoddard14
    I would not be able to enroll at Madisonville Fall 2014. I saw that they changed the points. I'm happy I got in when I did. If I was you I would just go to Paducah, or whatever school accepts you. Good Luck! I don't see how they say the job market isn't there anymore.....???
  13. by   LaraW90
    @SarahStoddard14 I can’t send a PM yet, because I haven’t made 15 posts lol, but congratulations on being accepted!! Yes, I do live in Clarksville! My husband is stationed there as well. When I first started the program, I did not look forward to the drive there and back either, but honestly it’s really not that bad! We would always record our lectures, so what I would do is listen to them on my commute from Clarksville to Madisonville and vice versa (it definitely helped with understanding the material a bit better too!). So far, I LOVE the program! All the instructors are great and they really go out of their way to help their students in any way that they can. I’m not gonna lie, it’s going to be hard and there may be some days when you think to yourself, ‘what in the world did I get myself in to?!’, but it is SO worth it! I’m so excited to start second semester!! If you have any questions or need any advice at all, I will be happy to help!

    Do you have orientation on January 8th too?
    Last edit by LaraW90 on Dec 12, '13 : Reason: Error