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- Aug 31, '10 by Jag815Hi Everyone,
I graduated from Middlesex Cty Vo-Tech's day program this June (2010) and passed my NCLEX on the first try. The program is very good (and stressful), but I did learn a lot. And it is true - you will lose students during your first semester. I lost a little more than half of my starting class.
- Aug 31, '10 by SaraSmile3Thanks Jag, I've been looking for someone that has gone through the program already with no luck.
How were clinicals, and where did you go for them?
How homework intensive is the course, and how often are tests? Any advice you can give would be so very much appreciated
I finally unwrapped ALL of my first semester books and started reading, I almost fell over... I'm a fast learner, but it seems like so much information that I have no idea how my brain is going to retain it all lol....
Jenny, I'll keep you updated once I start, feel free to PM me!
- Sep 1, '10 by Jag815I did my clinicals at Alameda in Perth Amboy, Raritan Bay (Old Bridge & Perth Amboy), Robert Wood (New Brunswick & Rahway), Summit Oaks Hosp, JFK Hartwyck and St. Peters. The experiences were very good overall, but it also depends on when the opportunities present themself.
There is no homework, HOWEVER you have quizzes just about everyday. Depending on how well you retain the info and understand it, you may or may not need to study. Passing grade is 75 and quizzes represent 60% of your total grade, but try to maintain a quiz average of 85 or higher.
Most of my classmates and I studied are a***s off every night to maintain a high quiz average. As I've told everyone I've spoken to (friends, family, etc) I have NEVER studied as much or as hard as I did in college as I did in nursing school. I've never been one to study, but for nsg school you simply have to. There were many times when I was tired and felt overwhelmed, but I pushed myself to do it and I did.
- Sep 2, '10 by SaraSmile3Jag, not sure if you're still around on this thread, but I can't figure out how to send a PM lol.
One question, it seems that Middlesex County Votech doesn't have any tuition aid. I'm looking into WIA... sorry if this is personal, but did you get any loans, grants or tuition assistance? I already paid my first payment, and as appealing as it sounds to pay every 2 months and graduate with no debt, I would want to take advantage of any assistance that I can as money is tight.
Thanks again in advance!
- Sep 9, '10 by ebbee24O wow about Hohokus I graduated in 07 I know things have change cause the entrance was done on paper and it was fairly easy, the teacher was nice well some of them were and then you had the stern ones but he i did what I had to do and didnt get on their bad side cause at the end u will get screwed if you was a back talker, we had some students who was one point from passing a test or the final so hey its a must study intense one year course but you get a good study habit n good study buddy youll do fine...
- Sep 13, '10 by Jenny81Hi Sara,
Please let me know if you found out anything regarding the WIA, I did notice on the labor board website that Middlesex County Vo-Tech was affiliated with the program. Any insight you have would really help as I am in the same boat. Also how long was the math portion of the entrance exam and what was the major topics that were covered?
Thanks again for all your help!!
- Sep 15, '10 by SaraSmile3Hi Jenny,
Unfortunately, I haven't gotten any further info about WIA yet. They asked me to come in for an info session in Perth Amboy, held once at week at 9 am, which I'm having trouble with since I work. Going to have to take a half day at work soon; I definitely could use some tuition help lol. Once I go, I'll let you know....
The entrance exam is fairly easy, study your fractions- multiplying, dividing, etc., and same with decimals and Roman numerals. I think there were only 2 sections, the rest were reading comprehension.
I'm only into my 4th day of classes (alternating nursing fundamentals and A&P), and it is A LOT of info. We have quizzes EVERY DAY, which account for 40% of your total grade. Already had a fund. quiz today, and have an A&P tomorrow.
If you have any other questions, let me know, I'll help as much as I can
- Sep 21, '10 by Bklyn_Butterfly86I took the entrance exam for The Center for Allied health and Nursing Education in Hackensack yesterday and Passed soo excited will be going back in 2 week for my interview and meet with the financial aid office . Also I took the Pre-entrance exam at Hohokus Hackensack 2 weeks ago and passed and taken the Teas in 2 weeks. With all that said The Center is my first choice everything goes well I will be starting November 8th, my back up is Hohokus starting in January if financials dont fall into place like I hope.
- Oct 18, '10 by Jenny81Hi Sara,
Hope school is going well for you! I received my testing letter for this Thursday, I am so nervous. Was it a group of people testing the same day or just you?
- Oct 18, '10 by SaraSmile3Hey Jenn,
No need to be nervous! You'll do great, just brush up on your math
The test is in a small group setting- it's in a classroom with about 25 people. Bring a couple of pencils and pens, they'll provide the scrap paper... no calculators allowed lol
Thanks, I really love it so far, and I'm doing pretty well, averaging 93 in both classes (could do better, need to study more!) We're doing clinical simulation (bed baths tomorrow), and starting clinicals the 1st week of November. That's where I think I'm going to be a wreck!
Let me know how it goes! Good Luck!