Glass-Half-Full: Would be happy to recall what I can, they provide many handouts. (it also helps me get clarity). Yes, I have been accepted for starting this Fall, 2012.
- books: $375. However, that may change because I haven’t gone through the paperwork to see if I’m missing something. This is for two years which seems awfully low. Don’t quote me on this.
: you go to a specific dealer because they have the MCC logo on them. they suggest getting 2 pairs at least. tops: $19-24, bottoms: $16-21. lab coats: $24-27 (only one needed). Price dependent on size.
-stethoscope: expect to purchase a mid-level pair for $30-50. (they suggest littmann)
-medical liability: $20 bucks one time payment I think.
Summary: there are many little costs here and there, but they add up.
- Health/physical: you need it. Also, Tb shots, MMR, tuberculin, Hep B, varicella or proof of it.
- CPR card (they do offer a class for nurses through MCC)
- Proof of medical insurance
- Learn algebra. Yup, we will be tested on algebra I. (in September) Ratios, proportions: think…what would a nurse have to do?
- watch: get a waterproof one. I'm thinking walmart, $6
-shoes: all leather, white, tied. Sketchers were one brand. They give suggestions. No clogs.
- jewelry: not much, no necklaces.
Required by all:
Mondays: 8:30-11:30 lecture, 12:00-1:30 pre-lab
Thursdays: 8:00-10:30 lecture,
Lab/Clinical: you have to do one lab and one clinical – to be picked at a later date. Clinicals are every other week and change each semester. Labs I think are every week (not sure). There are multiple times for both lab and clinical and limited spaces. They said it would make more sense once we pick them.
Clinical: 7-2:30pm, Nashua Tuesday/Wednesday
Lab: 12-3:00pm, Friday.
My Notes: make friends with 2nd
New notes: be gentlemanly and make friends with opposite gender
I had a BA and actually completed A&P (I & II) – working on microbiology as we speak.
MCC accepted everything from my BA which only left Nursing I, II, III and IV (when I transfer micro). So 4 classes in 2 years. The intensity was much greater than expected since they tell you working more than 24 hours is detrimental. Hence, looking into a job where I can study is paramount. I was also told through the grapevine at another CC I applied to (and was accepted in) that the minimum is 94 or 95% on the entry exam - the demand for 2 year programs is higher than BA programs, surprisingly. Note you can only take the exam once every 6 months. So if you can get it done EARLY you can decide if you need to take it again.
- about 20 some odd froshmores came into the orientation. Which, to me, says volumes about how they feel about the program. They were extremely helpful and I thought it a good gesture on MCC to do this. I wish I wasn’t so overloaded with information, but I will be calling one of the guys to ask more.