Any other TCC'ers out here?

  1. 0 Just curious, are there any other Tulsa Community College nursing students on this site? If there is, how do you like the program and what level are u in? I just finished level one and I thought it was pretty good, I enjoyed myself most of the time anyway and felt like I learned a lot!
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  3. Visit  mistiffy profile page

    About mistiffy

    30 Years Old; Joined Oct '06; Posts: 125; Likes: 14.


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  4. Visit  honeydawn75 profile page
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    I am going to apply this fall. I have a couple of questions for you. Do you know what the minimum score for the NET test is to get in? What is the average gpa of the students you are going to school with? I am worried about not getting in. I took the practice NET test and only made a 70 in the reading section. I am going to take the net test next week.Any advice or information that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Visit  mistiffy profile page
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    Hi! As far as the NET goes, I was told they dont have a specific score they go for, but they were looking for composite scores at least at 75 or 76ish...if I remember correctly. Also, u should definitely get the ERI NET study guide, you can order it off their website, I read it cover to cover in like 2 days and let me tell you, it helped IMMENSELY. And my GPA was BARELY at the minimum requirement when I got into the program (I was an alternate & got called the day OF orientation, lol), but nevertheless I got in and I made it through the first semester! I would advise you to take as many of your pre-reqs as you can before u start the program and you'll also have to have ur CNA certification. Good luck! Just let me know if you have anymore questions! Hope this helps!
  6. Visit  LAURAASHLEY2006 profile page
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    I am starting my pre-reqs at SE campus next week. I plan on applying to the spring 2010' program. The reason I am waiting so long is b.c i want to get all of my pre-reqs out of the way. I need to bring up my GPA alot.
  7. Visit  honeydawn75 profile page
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    Are the classes hard. I have heard that TCC accepts about 90 students but by the last semester there are like 35 left. Do you know why? Are they quitting or flunking? I heard that the nursing classes were as hard as the science classes, but then I have also heard that they were easier. What was your first semester like?
  8. Visit  mistiffy profile page
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    When first semester began I think there was something like 95 students enrolled and by the end of the semester my CI told me that over 20 won't be returning for level 2, and she also told me that this past May's graduating class graduated about 50, but that's including the LPN's that were bridging to RN through TCC. I know some that quit and some that didn't make it through the semester, but are repeating this semester. I don't really like comparing it to the science classes I took because those were 99% memorization and I learned real quick that memorizing won't get you very far in NS. Don't let that scare you, though, you'll start learning how to think like a nurse once you're in NS! I didn't necessarily think it was hard either, just different. First semester focuses on the older adult and you do your clinicals in the nursing home, learn how to do care plans, head to toe assessments, etc. Let me know if you have any more questions!
  9. Visit  jsokmom profile page
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    I know this thread is somewhat old, but I just thought I'd interject myself here! My name is Jennifer and I've been going to TCC for the last year, just today I got my acceptance letter for the spring 09 semester!! I hope to be able to "talk" to some other TCC'rs out there!
  10. Visit  honeydawn75 profile page
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    Congratulations! I just got my acceptance letter too. I will also be starting this spring. I am so excited, but nervous too. This semester I am taking Physiology, Microbiology, and Freshman Comp II. Are you still taking other classes too? I go to the Southeast Campus.
  11. Visit  jsokmom profile page
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    Hi, it's great to meet you!!!! I admire you taking all three of those classes at once, you must have alot of guts! I took my CNA class this fall, and online I took a 4 week Fed Gov class that just ended yesterday; and today starts my 8 wk HIST class by telecourse.....that's it for this semester I still have to take Phy. and Micro, I guess I'll do the Phy next sememster and Micro either this summer or next fall.....
    I have taken most my classes at Southeast campus since I live in BA, but obviously we'll both be at Metro next semester, huh? Congrats to you too Hope to hear more from ya :wink2:
  12. Visit  mistiffy profile page
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    CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH ON GETTING IN THE PROGRAM!!
    and u will be on the southeast campus the first 2 semesters, then for level 3 & 4 u'll be on metro =-) Im excited to be at metro next semester too cuz it is so much closer to me!!! well, i wish u both the best, and Im halfway through level 2 now so let me know if u have any questions, id be more than happy to help if i can!!
  13. Visit  PedsNrs2B profile page
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    Quote from honeydawn75
    I am going to apply this fall. I have a couple of questions for you. Do you know what the minimum score for the NET test is to get in? What is the average gpa of the students you are going to school with? I am worried about not getting in. I took the practice NET test and only made a 70 in the reading section. I am going to take the net test next week.Any advice or information that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
    I know this is an old thread, but I thought I would throw in my information. I applied in December and got my acceptance for Fall 2009 the beginning of March. I think the NET was kind of a joke. I bought a book and studied and it was 30 very remedial math questions (the most complicated it got was adding fractions), 5 total multiple choice questions on math, a personal assessment, etc. I got a 70-ish on reading and a 100 on math with a 90-something overall. My GPA (total including my OU courses from my business degree) is a 3.252, my TCC/Science GPA (approx 24 credit hours) is a 4.0. I got in with Physiology this summer to go and Micro also still to be taken (with Level 1 this fall).

    I am really excited. Best of luck to everyone else starting soon and applying.

    Terri
  14. Visit  PedsNrs2B profile page
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    Would anyone who has been through the program be able to share a basic overview of skill set learned in Level 1? I know you cover fundamentals such as CNA tasks (bathing, beds, vitals, etc), but what else? Do you do any of the following: foleys/caths, blood draws/IVs, injections, passing meds (in clinicals), etc? Also, do you do your entire Level 1 clinical (I've heard a nursing home) at the same location? How far into the semester do clinicals begin?

    Thanks,
    Terri
  15. Visit  jsokmom profile page
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    I had to drop level one this last semester just a day before onsite clinicals began, due to a childs illness....but
    I'll try to help you where I can! I feel for you having to take Micro during level one, that is really going to be an added strain! I had to take Phy this semester, and I'm taking Micro over the summer to avoid doing that again! It's true that the entire semester is spent at one nursing home, after all level one is entirely on the older adult! I'm not sure about what additional skill sets are learned except for sure that you'll be assigned a client that you have to get to know personally and physically and track their PHI and make a semester long care plan for them, I know that's the biggie. On of the hardest things about level one is also I&P. It's only a one hour class, but it's extremely time consuming and if you fail that, you won't go to level 2. I'll be back in the fall to level one again, so if we meet give a shout out!

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Smith


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