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.
Danielle: thank you! I would like to say congrats to you on your upcoming gradation and nursing degree - all while being a mother of two!
One: I am going to choose MCC and your post just cements the fact I am making the right decision.
Two: The clinicals are so close! If Derry/Nashua is as far as a I go, that's nothing.
Three: how was your, or even most of the classes', experience as a whole with nursing staff at most hospitals? i'm not asking you to single out any hospital, but were most nurses helpful? The horror story I have is one friend of mine in a boston nursing school says it is a dog-eat-dog world. Me? I prefer to be eternally optimistic about people. However, it doesn't hurt to have a heads up.
Four: The excitement still hasn't hit me. I checked my mail everyday for over a month (no joke) and when I got it - it was a sense of relief.
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morgan: (congrats!) i feel that both provide great experience and either one would be a good choice.
here is a run-down, from my angle, as to why i chose mcc.
pros to mcc
1) less classes to take [color=#808080](mcc accepted more transfer credits) mean less money to spend.
2) shorter range of clinical commute.[color=#d3d3d3]: [color=#808080]mcc=manchester to nashua versus gbcc=portsmouth to lawrence, ma
3) less commute to class (my situation)[color=#808080] mcc=i could bike to class! gbcc=20 min drive at minimum.
4) slightly higher pass rate at mcc. [color=#808080]wasn't a big deal, both are quite high.
5) job opportunities for me: [color=#808080]mcc=anything on i-93 and gbcc=seacoast.
6) long term:[color=#808080] looking to buy house in manchester area, family is much closer.
7) living costs: less for mcc, [color=#808080]gbcc many surrounding areas tend to be more expensive.
pros for gbcc:
1) living on the coast. (beautiful!)
2) slightly better reputation - although that is subjective and depends on who you talk to.
3) only program on coast and therefore slight edge to other programs in other parts of state-i could be grossly wrong about this.
what i do not know:
1) % ratio of grads that get jobs
2) long term ability to enter a master's program (mcc already sent a bsn option to rivier, but i'm hoping to skip that step).
i would write down pro's and cons. worst case, you accept both and lose $100 bucks but gain valuable time to consider both.
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Apr 23, '12
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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.
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