Bunker Hill Weekend Program Over

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    According to our professors, The BHCC Weekend Nursing program is being merged in with the Hybrid program. Which makes perfect sense because Friday night lectures and Sat labs consist of the teacher reading power points and showing us youtube videos we can see at home. She doesnt actually teach. No need to drive all the way in for any lectures. They are beyond ridiculous. They dont teach, they just waste time. Over all the BHCC program needs to be overhauled and need to establish some, ANY, kind of communication between the professors, teachers, staff, students etc. Just found out today that one of our 6 week clinicals, that should be Sun 7am- 7pm, was changed to Sat 12-8pm. That's not what we singed up for, what we were told when we signed up, and throws a huge monkey wrench into people's schedules. Plus it cuts our psych clinical rotation down by 24 hours. I have no interest in doing papers to make up for the on the floor work. Its not the same. According to our teacher, she had no idea about the change; Not until the newly hired clinical psych instructor came in to introduced herself to us and asked which student will be in her next week 12-8 pm clinical. HUH? What? The poor clinical instructor had no idea what was going on. She said she told the woman who had hired her, that she could only do clinical on Sat, and that woman who hired her said that it was fine. Really? How about the admins tell the students that and not the week before!! The entire weekend program needs to be addressed, be it class work, clinical or hybrid. Its a mess.
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    Hey - I'd love to hear more about this. I've been considering going to BHCC and was looking at the weekend option. What is the hybrid option? Is it just the weekend option with parts of it being online?

    How have you liked the program so far? Does it have a good reputation in the community? How has the weekend program been set up before this? I currently have a degree and a job but would like to go into nursing so the weekend option would've been great so I could have still worked some.
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    We just learned that we will be the last "weekend" program group. What we've been told is that the hybrid program will essentially be taking its place or they will some how merge the hybrid and weekend program. I assume that means labs and weekend clinicals, but dont hold me to that.The Hybrid program is basically made up of online lectures and assignments and you would have to actually come into the college and do your lab work, as well as attend your clinical assignments at various hospitals and facility off campus.

    I am not liking the weekend program here at all. There are several students already looking to transfer out of it its so bad. Its disorganized, and our professor can't really teach. She reads power points. She reads power points,at break-neck speed, we have already have read on line. She is more in a hurry to get out there than we are. This may as well be considered a hybrid class because everything we are shown in class is available at home and the students have to tell the teacher where to find stuff. Sat. morning labs consist of the reading of the power points, and then she goes on youtube and starts clicking on random videos regarding what we are working on that day. She's never watched them before, so we all have to sit there and watch some videos that are out of date, or flat out wrong. She has no list of video prepared, not real teaching plan that any of us have seen other than what is on the syllabus and teaching schedule that day.
    Now I cant really speak for the day or evening groups, but the lack of overall organization and communication in the entire nursing department has been an ongoing issue. My advice- take your pre-reques at BHCC, Anatomy/ Physiology, Micro, drug calc, etc, then go find a better program some where else. If I knew then what I know and have seen now, I would have never even bothered to apply.
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    Wow im in the evening program.. I've heard alot of crap about the weekend program.. You should change to evenings!! What semester are you in?
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    I graduated from the day program is May 2011 and really liked it. The problem with many nursing programs that try to accommodate various schedules is that I feel like it detracts from education. Devote the time to a proper program or don't. Trying to fit in an entire education in a weekend is ludicrous.

    That being said, while there was some disorganization around clinicals at the beginning of most semesters, I felt the day program was great. We all also felt the night program was easier, but it just could have been the teaching styles of the teachers at the time.

    BHCC has a really good program with good pass rates for an affordable cost. I would do the evening over weekend.

    I have heard awful things about Regis and Laboure.
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    I already have a BS in another field. I returned to BHCC to change careers. Not all of us have the luxury of sitting in school full time during the day or even in the evening. Classes usually start at 4 PM. We work 9-5, if not longer. We all work and have families. The weekend program would be fine if they had teachers that knew how to teach. We put in the same amount of class and clinical time as the day and evening classes, so we are devoting time, its the program itself, not when we take classes that it the problem.
    We are currently in the middle of the second semester.
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    Quote from vivalaselvis
    I already have a BS in another field. I returned to BHCC to change careers. Not all of us have the luxury of sitting in school full time during the day or even in the evening. Classes usually start at 4 PM. We work 9-5, if not longer. We all work and have families. The weekend program would be fine if they had teachers that knew how to teach. We put in the same amount of class and clinical time as the day and evening classes, so we are devoting time, its the program itself, not when we take classes that it the problem. We are currently in the middle of the second semester.
    From my experience and all accounts from students, the programs are not all equal. Day was always regarded as the most difficult. I can't speak to the weekend. The problem with nursing curriculum is that it's not easily transferable so if the program is as bad as you are stating, then you are stuck and your only recourse would be legal action for your money back. I know of a couple people that have taken action against the school for various reasons regarding the nursing program.
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    how many semesters is the evening program?
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    All programs are four semesters, or two full years because they don't hold nursing classes during the summer.


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