Future DCN nursing student

  1. Hello out there, I am currently an EMT and hope to start Dcn in the fall. I was accepted into the program this spring but did not get my financial aid in- in time. I am married with two children and it has been hard to attend classes the traditional way. I just finished my AA in Psychology and the last year was done online at the community college in my area. I look forward to chatting with anyone that is attending this collge or will be.

    Give a sister some feedback.
    God Bless!!
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  3. by   opalmRN
    Quote from cnursewoods
    Hello out there, I am currently an EMT and hope to start Dcn in the fall. I was accepted into the program this spring but did not get my financial aid in- in time. I am married with two children and it has been hard to attend classes the traditional way. I just finished my AA in Psychology and the last year was done online at the community college in my area. I look forward to chatting with anyone that is attending this collge or will be.

    Give a sister some feedback.
    God Bless!!
    There are several DCN students on this BB what is it you are looking for?
  4. by   cnursewoods
    Basically, I want to know what the program is like? What is the best way to achieve in the program. What Kind of work load to expect, and would taking three classes at one time be too strenuous?
  5. by   mona b RN
    Quote from cnursewoods
    Basically, I want to know what the program is like? What is the best way to achieve in the program. What Kind of work load to expect, and would taking three classes at one time be too strenuous?
    Welcome aboard

    Glad to hear your about to start your nursing education. One of the most important things I have learned as a DCN student is patience . It is still a relatively new program and new nursing programs are subject to the need for tweeking here and there. Communication could be better, support could be better, the tuition is way to high. I think the very nature of how this program is set up lends itself to these problems though.

    On the flip side, it is very convenient, the instructors are great, the course content is not extremely overwhelming (compared to some nursing schools I have heard of). I love the fact that it is not a traditional nursing school(delivery method) and there are very few, if any programs like it. However, I am sure other schools will follow suit. Mucho bucks to be made here .

    I love the autonomy of the program, it is very well suited for older students or those that do not need to have their hand held all the time. This program would probably not work for individuals who are not at least somewhat assertive and independent.

    In regards to your questions, no I don't think taking 3 classes would be difficult. I am taking five and doing okay with it, but it does take up much of my time. The best way to acheive, (I guess you are talking about good grades), would be to study and participate. As far as the work load goes, I don't find it extremely heavy but I guess it depends where you are coming from.

    Good Luck and I hope you get in for the fall. Let us know how you make out.

    mona
  6. by   cnursewoods
    Thank you for the information. It was very informative. Good luck to you!
    QUOTE=mona b]Welcome aboard

    Glad to hear your about to start your nursing education. One of the most important things I have learned as a DCN student is patience . It is still a relatively new program and new nursing programs are subject to the need for tweeking here and there. Communication could be better, support could be better, the tuition is way to high. I think the very nature of how this program is set up lends itself to these problems though.

    On the flip side, it is very convenient, the instructors are great, the course content is not extremely overwhelming (compared to some nursing schools I have heard of). I love the fact that it is not a traditional nursing school(delivery method) and there are very few, if any programs like it. However, I am sure other schools will follow suit. Mucho bucks to be made here .

    I love the autonomy of the program, it is very well suited for older students or those that do not need to have their hand held all the time. This program would probably not work for individuals who are not at least somewhat assertive and independent.

    In regards to your questions, no I don't think taking 3 classes would be difficult. I am taking five and doing okay with it, but it does take up much of my time. The best way to acheive, (I guess you are talking about good grades), would be to study and participate. As far as the work load goes, I don't find it extremely heavy but I guess it depends where you are coming from.

    Good Luck and I hope you get in for the fall. Let us know how you make out.

    mona[/QUOTE]

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