Montgomery College Nursing Fall 2012 - page 3
Greetings! I wanted to start a thread for anyone who has applied into Montgomery College's Fall '12 Nursing program. I am applying after my second attempt on the TEAS which will be on Tuesday, March... Read More
0Apr 27, '12 by kedacakesHey Eramos809! Well at least you are already accustomed to working in a hospital setting. I think as long as we all get enough sleep we should be fine. I think I'm going to have to be ready to completely sacrifice any social life but, it's worth it. I'm ready to go! Hope to see you this fall.
0Apr 27, '12 by kedacakesAlso, is $5110 the cost of tuition for all the nursing classes or is that per semester, because that is amazing!
0Apr 28, '12 by drea588kedacakes, i totally agree- this area is expensive and two years without an income is not an option I have. The $5110 is what I came up with. The nursing courses themselves account for 35 credit hours, and based on the current rates (Montgomery County Residents - 2011-12) - $5110! It is an awesome deal for the entire program! What we have consider is all the additional requirements for this program. Books, scrubs, travel, the blood titers, immunizations, BLS course, physical, etc... it adds up quickly and will likely be equal to the cost of one semester for start up.
Everyone- Im excited, and really hopeful to be accepted. Theres so much waiting involved here! This time period before getting an answer is starting to get to me! After that you need to wait for more information, dates to turn in required paperwork, then the picking your schedule thing. Did you guys know its by lottery!? Everyone picks a number, and the lower the number the better the class picks!
0Apr 28, '12 by Eramos809Hey Kedacakes!
There are also nearby clinics and offices that offer physicals at a reasonable price. There are two in Germantown, one is Germantown Primary Care 301-528-7110 and the other Medical Access 301-428-1070, they have reasonable prices for physicals and so forth. Call around and get quotes, oh and try any of the Community Clinics, they have several locations in Montgomery County. But the overall experience of working in a hospital is great, just observing the daily routines of nurses, physicians and other staff is an experience worth having. Just getting prepared to be in their shoes one day.
What is by lottery, getting your schedule once accepted? I had no idea of that, why is it that way? MC has the farthest date of notification than any other school in MD, FCC has known for months now and UMB students now know. I know their program is very competitive but this is such a long wait time! I just want to know, but for now I am going to assume I didn't get in and prepare to apply in Spring when I have all the priority courses done and re take the Teas to get a better score.
I wish everyone luck and lets all hope for the best!!
0Apr 28, '12 by drea588hey eramos809, the lottery is that of the students in the program, by random receive an order that they will pick their schedule. So people with lower numbers get to pick their classes, and students with higher numbers have less options since the classes will be filling up. Ive taken a look at the fall semesters courses for 1st semester nursing students, and two of the classes only have two options, nu110 and nu105, both on mondays but nu 110 either 8-12 or 3-7 and in between those too nu105 at 1 or 2. Nu121 is held many different times throughout the week, and then you also will have your clinical hours in there somewhere plus the hours you need to spend in the stimulation lab.
0Apr 29, '12 by sarahcooperShould we be expecting a letter saying that our application was received? I turned mine in by hand and then called to make sure that they had it. I saw on a thread from fall 2011 applicants that some of them got letters saying that their apps were received (i think that those people mailed their applications in though). If anyone hears anything please post it ASAP!
As a side note...I am an LPN and applied for the Fall 2012 program because I missed the LPN to RN bridge deadline. They asked me to bring in a copy of my license 4/6 saying there was space in the summer and then told me a couple of weeks later that I need a letter from a supervisor who I have worked under for a year - which I don't have because I just got my LPN license in January! Huge bummer! I really hope that Fall acceptance letters come soon!
0Apr 30, '12 by kedacakesI turned my letter in by hand as well but did not receive a letter that my application was accepted. I assume with increasing interest in the nursing program it may be too daunting to send letters to all applicants to tell them their application was received unless they had an electronic application process. Not sure!
0May 1, '12 by redmonds12I have never heard that they send out letters to students to let them know that they got their applications? Maybe they used to but they did away with that? Who knows. I actually was thinking I was a little worried too because all I did was walk in to the office and hand it in. I never got a receipt or anything.
I am with all of you....SO NERVOUS WAITING!! I am also going to assume I didn't get in and then hopefully be happy when I do. This is my only option because I can't afford anywhere else, so if I do not get in for fall I will try again for Spring. I am just really worried because I don't have all of the priority classes done, but I did get fairly good TEAS scores.Hopefully soon enough we will all be classmates!!!!!!!
I think its great that they have a lottery system for students to pick their classes. Since we can't register at the normal start of fall registration, it seems like the fairest way to do it. I am just REALLLLLLY HOPING the letters come in May and not June....
0May 1, '12 by drea588I called yesterday and was told they do not send letters out informing of the application receipt. The only contact we will receive is the one we are all so patiently waiting for. Ugh.
I didn't think the lottery system being used due to the delay in our ability to register. Good point!
1May 1, '12 by sarahcooperI have been stalking last years fall applicants posts and it looks like they were told June as well but received their letters May 28ish. My bday is May 29th so getting an acceptance letter would be such an awesome present! I hope we all get in and end up being classmates this fall!
Make sure to post with any updates/info that you get!
1May 1, '12 by redmonds12Oh wow!!! My wedding is May 19th, so I was REALLY hoping Id get a nice wedding present from MC. lol.
I'm glad to hear they don't send out receipts of the applications. I was a tad bit worried
0May 1, '12 by drea588congratulations on your upcoming wedding, redmonds12! you must be extremely nervous with the acceptance letter and marriage planning and date approaching!
sarahcooper, you too have something exciting coming close to the letter date as well! Happy (way-early) birthday!
I personally was hoping to know by my graduation date from MC, the 18th. Being unsure where I'm headed after that date is going to be difficult. I really like knowing what the next step is, and am always thinking of the future.
Lets just all keep hoping for good news and that it comes sooner rather than later, and oh my goodness, can you believe we have waited a month now already!! April is through, and were already in MAY! Good luck everyone!!
0May 7, '12 by drea588anyone... anything? now that im done with the spring semester, im really anxious to hear something!