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This is a discussion on CLASS SCHEDULE -- Accelerated RN Program at Howard Community College in Massachusetts State Nursing Programs, part of Massachusetts Nursing ... *****Students who have taken the accelerated RN program at HCC please respond*****I just got...by daisification Feb 16, '12*****Students who have taken the accelerated RN program at HCC please respond*****I just got accepted to the accelerated 14 month program at Howard Community College. I desperately need to know what the schedule is like (especially the first semester in the summer) so that I can determine whether I need to quit my job or not. Your response is highly appreciated!!
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- Feb 17, '12 by traumaRUsMoving to MA nursing program forum for more responses.
- Feb 20, '12 by daisificationI apologize but I'm not sure if I understand your response. Could you please clarify?
- Feb 20, '12 by PharmaRNI happened to be online and got a notification that you responded to my thread, so I'll jump in and answer your question... I was the original poster of the thread that you responded to a few minutes ago. I graduated from the accelerated RN program in 2010 — the first Summer, Winter, and second Summer 'mini' semesters are far worse than the regular semesters in terms of pace and amount of time. If I remember correctly, the lecture schedule itself is three or so days a week and the lectures are roughly four hours or so (it's been a few years, but that's at least close). In addition to that, you'll have clinical approximately two days a week for about 8 hours each and some time spent in the lab in addition to that.
On paper, it probably looks like you would be able to continue working during that time, but I strongly suggest that you not work if you don't absolutely have to. The semesters go by at warp speed and you cannot afford to fall behind or be distracted in any way.
During the regular semesters (Fall and Spring), you're with the 'traditional' students for the semester and it's much more reasonable to consider working during those times.
I can tell you without hesitation that the students who chose to work during the accelerated semesters were significantly less successful than those students who didn't work, and we had a very high attrition rate because of it. Having said that, I did have a classmate and good friend who had a young daughter and worked part time throughout the entire program and she ultimately made it through, but even she would strongly advise that you not work if you don’t have to.
Anyway, hope that helps – best of luck to you.
- Feb 21, '12 by daisificationIt helps tremendously!!! Thanks so much!!!
- Mar 5, '12 by love_heal_yogaI am also beginning the accelerated program this May. *happy dance* I suppose we will meet Wednesday and can discuss this more, but I will likely resign my current position while in school.
- Mar 8, '12 by love_heal_yogaI think you meant to transfer to MD nursing programs. Can this be changed please?