Familiar with Evening/Weekend Program at Tri-C?
- 0Oct 14, '11 by needingchange77Hi,
Is anyone currently in the evening/weekend program at Tri-C? I have a chance to move up to this Spring 2012 (am already accepted for Fall 2012) and was thinking about this program, instead of the day program.
Does it take longer to complete if you are in the evening program? Is it more of a part-time program? I'm completely finished with all the supporting science courses and would only have the nursing courses/clinicals to complete.
If it makes a difference, I have a 5 yr. old son, and will have a new baby in 2 weeks, am married (spouse will be home for the kids if I choose the evening program; for day program, we'll do childcare since spouse works).
Thanks for the info!
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- 0Oct 14, '11 by ScottE,RNThe only difference between the Evening/Weekend program and the Generic Days program is the time when classes and clinicals are held. Everything else is the same. Classes usually start at or around 5:00 during the week. Not sure when things start on the weekend. Keep in mind that once you choose a campus and track you are pretty much locked into that track. It is very very hard to switch from one campus to another, or from Evening Track to Days Track.
- 0Oct 19, '11 by ScottE,RNQuote from A Blooming RoseI am also curious about tri-c's evening/weekend program...I am wondering what you can expect your week to look like. 4 days total with classes during the week maybe clinicals saturdays and sundays (just an example of what I mean) something like that. Thanks!
It varies. You can have lecture in the evening on Tuesday and Wednesday. Clinical Thursday and Friday evening, and Lab on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Or log into your Tri-C space and search for Spring 2012 NURS courses to get an idea.
- 0Oct 19, '11 by A Blooming RoseThanks ScottE. I have done that actually... looked at the nursing courses in a specific semester then searched the schedules for them online. I wasnt 100% sure that it was an accurate way to get an idea...plus you can't see when the clinicals are (they do give u an idea of how many hours/days I know).
- 0Oct 19, '11 by ScottE,RNQuote from A Blooming RoseThanks ScottE. I have done that actually... looked at the nursing courses in a specific semester then searched the schedules for them online. I wasnt 100% sure that it was an accurate way to get an idea...plus you can't see when the clinicals are (they do give u an idea of how many hours/days I know).
The "clinicals" are the ones with a maximum enrollment of 8. You can't see what the sites actually are until you are admitted to the program and allowed access to the group site. I will say though that Tri-C has clinicals at pretty much all the area hospitals.
- 0Apr 3, '12 by KFossDid you end up moving up to Spring 2012? I just moved into the area and I am looking at this program for the nights and weekends as I have to work full time but I have slight flexability in the hours that I work. (Don't want to hear people saying not to work as I have all supporting courses completed as well and would only have to take the nursing courses...not everyone can't not work, so again I say, please don't add that in.)