Charlotte NC

  1. 0 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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    From 'USA'; Joined Jan '03; Posts: 453; Likes: 110.

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  4. Visit  mommy6 profile page
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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?
  5. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  Marlo2bRN profile page
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    What type of degree are you looking for? 2 yr or 4yr?
  7. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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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!
  8. Visit  RN 2 b n 2004 profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  RN 2 b n 2004 profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    Thanks for the reply Rn to B in 2004. I will check Presbyterian out and Carolinas Medical. Thanks again, Cay
  11. Visit  Phsongrad 12/03 profile page
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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!
  12. Visit  Marlo2bRN profile page
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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
  13. Visit  mommy6 profile page
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    Congratulations, phsongrad, I'm proud to see that you've stuck it out and have almost made it!! I read somewhere that the average age of nurses right now is 45 years old, and I think the bulk of those are the ones like me, who graduated back in the dark ages. We "old-school" types are often accused of "eating our young"--throwing students or new grads into situations where they may not be comfortable, giving you the skut jobs, not providing enough support or help, and definitely not enough mentoring.... and we wonder why new nurses burn out so quickly!
    I hope you will be able to find a seasoned veteran wherever you end up working, and pump her/him for their wisdom, experience, their screw-ups and their successes. After graduation is when the REAL learning begins!! Good luck, and I'm proud of you all!!
  14. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    I appreciate all the in-put that Phsongrad and Marlo 2 b RN have given me. This is a wonderful site to learn from others. I have completed all the pre-nursing courses, Micro, A&P's, English's, Speech, Communication, Chemistry and many others, except for the Algebra I am taking this semester. I haven't had Sociology as many of the colleges don't require it, so that would be the only know course I might have to take. I also was able to do a one day clinical and written exam to become a CNA 1 that many schools require. I am ready to jump in the first school that will have me. In other words, I am good to go!! Just don't know where I am going or if I will take the Excelsior classes if I can't get in the Spring or Summer session start. Thanks again!!!
  15. Visit  GR8RN2B profile page
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    To add to the previous msg....
    I am currently in CPCC's program and will graduate in May.
    It is an excellent program. Applications for admission for next years program are due some time in december I believe.
    With CHS and Presby you need your CNA when you apply.
    You do not need it at CPCC. All programs are going to get you your degree ..but you also have to look at how well you're prepared to take the NCLEX....or it wont matter what kind of degree you have. I would also advise taking as many prereq classes as possible before starting..especially if you have a family or like to breath occasionally. All the nursing courses at CPCC are during the day..they are at the vast majority of the schools around here...I havent heard of any night classes yet...you may have a clinical or two at night..but plan for the day.
    One word to learn for nursing school..FLEXIBLE.....
    that is the one word they taught us at orientation..
    I still have the occasional panic moment trying to fit everything in...but the end is in sight..
    hope this helps

    ANS is a wonderful thing..............


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