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    Does anyone have any information about the Diploma RN school offered by Mercy? Has anyone gone there or know someone that has? Would you please share information about it with me?
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    Several of my CMA's have been looking into SON's around here, and what they've told me about Mercy is that they do not offer night classes or make any accomodations for folks who have to work and go to school at the same time. That's about all I know about it. Have you checked into Presbyterian's?
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    I haven't checked into Presbyterian. Do you know anything about it? I am open to any suggestions and appreciate all the input that helps me focus on where I need to go for my nursing degree. Thanks for your response!
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    What type of degree are you looking for? 2 yr or 4yr?
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    I am looking for a Diploma or ADN and want to start as soon as possible. That would be spring or perhaps summer. I haven't had sociology, but have the other pre-nursing courses. I do want to eventually get my BSN and am taking a chemistry for it now. I have been a surgical tech. since 1990, so the medical world isn't new to me. Thanks for the question!
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    Cay, I've heard of Presbyterian having a great program... and if I'm not mistaken, if you are intending on getting your BSN anyway, they have a program where you can get your BS within final year. (Don't quote me on that, but I'm pretty sure that is what a "friend of a friend" who went there said. Check into it. Heard great things about them. In regards to Mercy, someone has already mentioned, they aren't too flexible with working / student life, etc. What about Carolinas Medical? They are a wonderful teaching hospital? Good luck on your endeavors.
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    Cay, I've heard of Presbyterian having a great program... and if I'm not mistaken, if you are intending on getting your BSN anyway, they have a program where you can get your BS within final year. (Don't quote me on that, but I'm pretty sure that is what a "friend of a friend" who went there said. Check into it. Heard great things about them. In regards to Mercy, someone has already mentioned, they aren't too flexible with working / student life, etc. What about Carolinas Medical? They are a wonderful teaching hospital? Good luck on your endeavors.
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    Thanks for the reply Rn to B in 2004. I will check Presbyterian out and Carolinas Medical. Thanks again, Cay
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    Hi Cay,

    I am preparing to graduate from Presbyerian in December...FINALLY!!!

    My recommendation to you - is to think about where you want to work when you graduate. Any of the programs in Charlotte are great. Carolinas is a two year program that results in an associates, Presby you graduate with a diploma, same with Mercy. In the great scheme of things an RN is an RN. If you are looking to go for your BSN it will take about a year or so longer through Queens or UNCC, Presby is not offering an RN to BSN program at this time.

    With the nursing shortage all of the hospitals offer programs to help pay your tutition if you enter into a contract to work for them after graduation. (Hence why I said choose the hospital first) My other reccommendation to you is to get ALL your general subjects done before you enter the program, ie.. microbiology, anatomy. You can take all these courses at CPCC and it will be less expensive then if taken anywhere else. Also you can do these at night if you need to work while going to school. Once you start school you can work full time - it can be done I am doing it, just means no live for 2 years. And a night job, working in the hospital in an area of interest as a CNA realy helped empasize what we were learing in school.

    Well I hope you don't mind the unsolicited advice: -)

    Good Luck!
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    And to add on to Phsongrad

    CPCC has a 2 yr ADN program which is great. Passing rate this year NCLEX was 100% with only one person not known to take it. Many opportunities, do what works best for you! We had a surgical tech in our program and her transition from tech to RN was fairly easy.

    Good Luck


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