Mass Bay Fall 2011 - page 4

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Hello! Is anyone applying to MBCC for Fall 2011? I didn't get in last year, this year I'll have a 4.0 GPA and 30 credits all from Mass Bay. I really hope to get in this time but the system seems so secretive. Is there any... Read More


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    hi mashkinm,

    i received a letter from massbay last fall 2010 that they will stop january nursing/evening program and start on september so it can follow the same path as daytime nursing program. i have also received my acceptance letter begining of february of this year and will start evening program this sept. i already went to the orientation last week (may 18) and did the hesi a2 exam yesterday. in the letter that i received confirming the orientation and hesi dates, it clearly stated that student do not need to study and this will not affect our status in nursing program, i hope they really keep their word because it was really tough! now it really kind of give me an idea of how hard it will be to get through this program.

    good luck!
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    Hi Hopetobeanursesomeday!

    I was at the orientation and the HESI exam yesterday too. Two things they said freaked me out.... studying between 4-6 hours per day and that clinical can be nights, weekends or DAYS....I understand they take what they can get but how is that supposed to work for people with jobs? I thought the HESI was tough and I took almost the whole time...I finally got to a point of guessing the answers on some sections just to save time. It was a good introduction to what the NCLEX could be like (and the longest test I have ever taken!)
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    I thought the same thing, I stayed the whole time and left around 5pm or later, I couldn't take it anymore, my arm was hurting I guess by pressing to hard on the desk. About the lab, I kind of knew about it and at some point I would have to reserve my vacation, sick and personal days only for the labs or study time. When I heard the nurse saying that it's impossible to work full time jobs and do evening nursing, I only heard this girl in front of me smirkin and everyone else was silent, haha, so the meaning either you quit your job, or go part time or have no job at all?

    That exam was long but I used to take longer exams for other subjects and I learned from that, eat plenty before going, have a good night sleep and wear comfy clothes! Well I did one of those 3 things, only eat and the rest I didnt have a good night sleep because I was anxious about the exam and I wear tight jeans. I stayed until 5pm or later, I couldn't take it anymore so I was at the point where my eyes couldn't see the screen anymore. I just hope that the school will really not do anything about the grades because it wasn't my best grade. I am wondering what are they going to do with the ones that have lower grades, the letter specifically said "is to identiy our weakness and strenght", ? I hope they wont tell us to take a english or math class again? They did say that we didn't have to study or it would not affect our grades, I just wonder and I am not very anxious and nervous of what will happen next!
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    Has anyone received in writting any information on the nutrition class as the program requirements on the website has not changed
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    Quote from Hopetobeanurseoneday
    I thought the same thing, I stayed the whole time and left around 5pm or later, I couldn't take it anymore, my arm was hurting I guess by pressing to hard on the desk. About the lab, I kind of knew about it and at some point I would have to reserve my vacation, sick and personal days only for the labs or study time. When I heard the nurse saying that it's impossible to work full time jobs and do evening nursing, I only heard this girl in front of me smirkin and everyone else was silent, haha, so the meaning either you quit your job, or go part time or have no job at all?

    That exam was long but I used to take longer exams for other subjects and I learned from that, eat plenty before going, have a good night sleep and wear comfy clothes! Well I did one of those 3 things, only eat and the rest I didnt have a good night sleep because I was anxious about the exam and I wear tight jeans. I stayed until 5pm or later, I couldn't take it anymore so I was at the point where my eyes couldn't see the screen anymore. I just hope that the school will really not do anything about the grades because it wasn't my best grade. I am wondering what are they going to do with the ones that have lower grades, the letter specifically said "is to identiy our weakness and strenght", ? I hope they wont tell us to take a english or math class again? They did say that we didn't have to study or it would not affect our grades, I just wonder and I am not very anxious and nervous of what will happen next!
    Correction, kind off in a hurry typing this post : I mean "They did say that we didn't have to study and that would not affect our grades" I just wonder what will happen next![/quote]
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    At the orientation I received an updated curriculum sheet which included Lifespan Psch and Essentials of Nutrition as requirements.
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    Quote from pristock230
    Has anyone received in writting any information on the nutrition class as the program requirements on the website has not changed
    Yes, at the orientation they explained that it was a new course that will be required to enter the nursing program. They also changed the whole curriculum and made it more nursing oriented.
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    Thanks for the tips for the next exam...next time I won't chug a cup of coffee beforehand! I am taking the nutrition class now it is currently a 2 credit but will be changing to 3 credits at some point. At orientation they said to that the two new classes (nutrition and Life span psych) must be completed by the end of our first year. I am trying to get everything done...I also just looked into the Math for Meds course that was put on the board at the HESI exam. it is a non-credit, 2-night class they offer for four different weeks. I think it is only $75. I am taking it since I think it can only help!
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    IrishMommy - I was wondering if you could explain what the Labs are? I got my schedule for Labs - Friday 12.30-4.30 (testing), Monday 3-8pm (testing) and Friday 4-8pm (for remediation). Are you expected to attend for all these times for the full session, or is it just a part of it? Just trying to figure out my childcare needs! Thanks a bunch.

    Are you now looking for jobs? How's it going?
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    Do you have any scheduled teaching labs? As I said before they have completely changed the curriculum for the incoming September class so I can only tell you what we did. The labs were only in NU100 (your first semester) one day a week for 3 hours.They are labs for teaching skills like taking vital signs, transfering patients, dressings, med administration, etc. We were also required to pass competency testing on these skills on test days. Remediation lab is for people who have failed a skill test or if a clinical instructor feels you need more practice with a certain skill. We also had open lab time to practice our skills which I highly recommend attending if they still offer it.
    You may not know what your actual schedule is until the first week of classes (we never did).


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