MCC (manchester) Fall 2012-2014 - page 2

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For those currently attending MCC (or graduates). One:Where are the clinical rotations held? All in Manchester or what? Two: How'd did you like MCC? I have been accepted for this fall and looking to choose between MCC and... Read More


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    Yes it is quite interesting the things they take into consideration! It doesn't say on the application that you have to have volunteer hours, just that you need to turn in a resume. Tricky, tricky! You'd think you were applying to the Peace Core not a Nursing program the way it goes sometimes! I was tremendously relieved to be accepted to a program too!!! Planning ahead as much as possible is always good.

    One thing you could do ahead of time for an RN to MSN program that bypasses the BSN is to take whatever prerequisites or "Courses within the B.S. program that must be taken in required sequence" before entering graduate classes. At USM they include classes like Statistics, Pathophysiology, Health Related Research, Concepts in Community Health, Health Assessment, and Professional Communications and Technology Utilization in Nursing plus 30 RN credit options. I've already been subjected to all of the above as part of my B.S. in Health Sciences except Health Assessment, and trust me the only one that is REALLY necessary in my opinion is Pathophysiology! Chipping away at whatever you can for whichever MSN program you apply to can really help!
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    Danielle,

    Thanks for all the great info! Were you assigned to a nursing home your first semester for clinicals? It seems like that's usually the case and that's the thing that scares me the most. I know that I need to learn how to care for the elderly and I want to learn, but I have this overwhelming fear of nursing homes. I hope I can just learn to work through it because I know that these are people who need and deserve the same care as everyone else, and one day we will all be just like them. I'm also very afraid of performing the postmortem care.
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    Michelle,
    First semester, every student does 6 weeks of long term care. I happened to be placed at the VA on their community living center unit. It's in a hospital but is a long term setting. Others were at Greenbriar, which is a nursing home (other sites for LTC have slipped my mind, sorry!). The first week, I was in palliative care. I had NO experience in the healthcare setting so I was a bit nervous but got through it and learned a lot. I never had to do postmortem care but I know other students have. It all depends on your patients.

    Also, feel free to ask any and all questions. I was extremely nervous going into nursing school. The more info you know, the less anxious you'll be. I love this site and am always browsing so I have no problem responding to questions.

    - Sam
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    The other first semester clinical is RMU (rehabillitative Medical Unit) at CMC.

    Like Sam and Danielle I will be graduating from MCC this May. Here to answer any additional questions and/or concerns you have about the program.
    Good luck to you all!
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    However, this silly system requires I have 15 posts. apparently i have not met quota. if you can PM me, please do so, I think if i provide my email address they may boot me from this website.

    fyi. the book costs seem very small (maybe they don't include nclex books), but it appears to be around $450. far, far less than i expected and then again, I could very well have been overwhelmed. ahh, nursing.
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    I sent you a PM. My email is SCrehan731@students.ccsnh.edu.
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    Quote from simply_commenting
    For those currently attending MCC (or graduates).

    One:Where are the clinical rotations held? All in Manchester or what?
    Two: How'd did you like MCC? I have been accepted for this fall and looking to choose between MCC and Great Bay (95-5 in favor of MCC). FYI: consistent pass rates of 100% are excellent.
    Three: For Nursing 1 classes, how much/little of a time commitment is it since it will be my only class starting this fall.
    Four: Any insight you could provide would be appreciated and welcome.

    thanks ahead of time.
    I wanted to wish everyone who got in a big fat congratulations. I'm very sad that I won't be attending with everyone. I got accepted but had to decline because I still need to work during the day. I would have loved to of gone to school with some students from my area. I live in Manchester. I took a spot at the Lawrence memorial night and weekend program in Medford Ma. Best of luck to everyone. Simply I'm sure you will do great. Congrats again.
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    kimball: thanks! and grats to you. for me, the biggest issue was getting into a program. now that i'm in, as much as there are plenty of hurdles the biggest is behind me (in my mind at least).

    Oh, and you may want to see this: Lawrence Memorial Hospital/Regis College Nurse Program Named NLN Center of Excellence In Nursing Education
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    samantha: thank you for the quick and thoughtful replies. and future questions.
    Last edit by Medic2RN on May 3, '12 : Reason: TOS - Solicitation
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