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Hi are there any Montgomery County Community College (PA) Nursing students out there? If so I started a thread for us. Questions, good ideas that were helpful, helpful study habits, and clean... Read More

  1. by   RN2B-09
    Tamara,

    I just received my acceptance letter last week for Dixon School of Nursing. They have a great program and had a passing rate of 99% for the NCLEX for last years graduates.

    Are you applying for this Fall?

    Let me know.

    Cathy
  2. by   TamaraC1700
    Yes, my plan is to apply to Dixion. I have applied. I am taking a A&P course again since it expired. You that five year rule. If I find I remember alot in A&P one I may clep A&P two. I am taking the NlN exam in March. I work in the medical field also and I really like the nursing field. Montco should offer more. The most they offer now is evening clinical rotations. But with the average student being twenty-five and older they need to look into expanding the program. But that would mean hiring more instructors or God forebid they may have to work outside of school day hours. All the nursing schools need to think about expanding their programs for the adult learners.
  3. by   Heather725 RN
    Hello all Mc3 Nursing Students!!! I am a graduate of MCCC 2005. We all LOVE LOVE LOVE Montco, or 202U as we called it!! I can't wait until they bring the BSN MSN programs to the Blue Bell campus like they have at Pottstown. Anywho, if any of you need advice, encouragement or suggestions please feel free to email me. I too was a single mom with three kids while I attended Nursing school. It wasn't easy, but it sure was the best thing I ever did!!!! Best of Luck to you all. I am serious about the help too, There were many a time when I could have used a mentor. heather
  4. by   ktliz
    Hey everyone! Are there any current/former MC3 students still around here? I was at Montco before I transferred out of state for my Bachelor's in psychology... now I'm looking at ending up right where I started!

    I will have alll my gen eds done by the time I apply to the nursing program. I'm guessing a lot of people do it that way now, with the program being so competitive. How was it only taking NUR classes during the nursing program? I'm hoping it will be a bit easier than trying to finish up my B.S. while taking pre-nursing classes at the same time (I took a year's worth of courses in the past 6 months!) Also, the price of gas is scaring me since I will have a 50 minute drive to Blue Bell, and who knows how long to clinical... I'm hoping I will only need to go to campus 2x a week and then clincal once, does that sound right??
  5. by   TamaraC1700
    Quote from ktliz
    Hey everyone! Are there any current/former MC3 students still around here? I was at Montco before I transferred out of state for my Bachelor's in psychology... now I'm looking at ending up right where I started!

    I will have alll my gen eds done by the time I apply to the nursing program. I'm guessing a lot of people do it that way now, with the program being so competitive. How was it only taking NUR classes during the nursing program? I'm hoping it will be a bit easier than trying to finish up my B.S. while taking pre-nursing classes at the same time (I took a year's worth of courses in the past 6 months!) Also, the price of gas is scaring me since I will have a 50 minute drive to Blue Bell, and who knows how long to clinical... I'm hoping I will only need to go to campus 2x a week and then clincal once, does that sound right??
    It is different every semester. You have class, seminar, and clinical. Lottery pick on clinical. Seminar a hour and class up to two-three depending on level. Lecture/class and seminar is usually once a week. Clinical is once-twice depending on level in school.
  6. by   msdizzydolores
    Iam so glad I found this forum and this thread.

    I graduated from MC3 back in 1998 and I am returning possibly for the nursing program.

    I have had a difficult time deciding if I want to do a BSN, AA or MSN program.

    I have my Bachelor's degree in MIS (Management of Information Systems) and my heart is now turned towards nursing.

    I took a drive to Monto the other day and I am scared to apply to the nursing program.

    I'm confused about pre-reqs (that sheet is CONFUSING!!!!). I want to start taking some classes this summer online if I have to take pre-reqs for their program.

    Any suggestions? How many schools should I apply to? Why am I am nervous to step out on faith and do this? Which program should I apply for?

    Uggghhhh...and does anyone know how long the waiting list is?
    Maybe I just need to schedule an appt with the Director or something.
  7. by   Piglet68
    Msdizzydolores,

    I am returning to MC3 for the nursing program. I have a BA in liberal studies so my gen ed classes transferred over. The only real bummer is that since I graduate from Salisbury University in 1990 my science classes have to be retaken. Anything over ten years in science is a do over. I need to take Bio which I am taking this summer and Chem in the fall. Then I will start the real pre-reqs in the spring. I work full time so I am going to start part time and then hopefully in the spring full time.

    Did you talk to an advisor? Once I spoke to the advisor I got a game plan together and it is not nearly as scary now as it was when I first looked at it. They accepted 50 students twice a year and I think is competitve but do able. The other thing is there are quite a few other nursing programs in the area so there are lots of options.

    My first class starts tonight. Wish me luck and let me know if I can help!

    Piglet
  8. by   msdizzydolores
    Oh, Hello there!
    Thank you for responding. I guess this forum doesn't get a lot of action. Anyway. I just applied to the Nursing program at MC3, online.

    I applied twice because I forgot to add one of the colleges I attended lol
    But now they have all of them. I will be requesting my transcripts this weekend. I owe Liberty almost $400 and I don't know why. So I will be calling them tomorrow to find out why.

    I can't believe I applied. WOW!!! One day, I will be Nurse Dolores LOL
    I now need to do my renewal form for FAFSA so I can take some pre-req classes. I might actually try and take some at work (I work for Eastern University---but I doubt these classes will be available for the summer. I will check)
    Ok...When are you returning to Montco? This summer, fall or next spring?
    And I hear ya. I know I will have to take the Bio 121 again. Which sucks. But I'm a Bio freak, so it won't matter to me. Chemistry is what is going to kill me. I have never in my life taken a Chem class and I'm sooooo afraid of taking one

    OH MY GOD. You kind of have the same idea as I do.
    Send me an email and we can discuss this further.
    msdizzydolores@yahoo.com is my email address.

    I want to start this fall, but I will be ok if I can do all of my pre-reqs this summer and fall and then enter in the spring. As long as I get any and all pre reqs done, I dont care.

    Im going to the Information Session tomorrow night and I will schedule an appt to speak to someone. I think that is what will help me figure out my gameplan as well.

    What class are you starting tonight?

    I need help. HELP ME :chuckle
    Quote from Piglet68
    Msdizzydolores,

    I am returning to MC3 for the nursing program. I have a BA in liberal studies so my gen ed classes transferred over. The only real bummer is that since I graduate from Salisbury University in 1990 my science classes have to be retaken. Anything over ten years in science is a do over. I need to take Bio which I am taking this summer and Chem in the fall. Then I will start the real pre-reqs in the spring. I work full time so I am going to start part time and then hopefully in the spring full time.

    Did you talk to an advisor? Once I spoke to the advisor I got a game plan together and it is not nearly as scary now as it was when I first looked at it. They accepted 50 students twice a year and I think is competitve but do able. The other thing is there are quite a few other nursing programs in the area so there are lots of options.

    My first class starts tonight. Wish me luck and let me know if I can help!

    Piglet
  9. by   nicumom
    Congrats to all of you for entering montco's program. I graduated from the nursing program there in 2006...best thing I even did. You will live, breathe, and eat nursing through this program but it is awesome....any questions PM me

    Good luck
  10. by   ravneet
    I graduated from MC3's ADN this may, now that i am out in the real world, i am realizing the actual worth of our program. Great program, especially the last critical care semester is very intriguing. Future students, any queries. i'll be glad to help!! I have some transcripted lectures from last sem. if somebody needs
  11. by   cazach0122
    Hey all! I'm not sure if anyone will see/reply to this since the last reply was in 2008, but anywho...

    I was curious if anyone knew any statistics regarding the points system Montco uses to rank nursing applicants. I'm wondering at what number students start to get accepted? How many points did you each have?

    TIA for the info!!
  12. by   KnitWitch
    Hey Cazach!

    The points range each semester is different for each semester. I pulled out my acceptance letter for Fall 2010 (I'm in 110 now and loving it!) for reference. For fall semester, students offered acceptance had a point total in the range of 58.75-84.75. I sat in the lower end of the middle at 65.25 -- keeping in mind that I have a BA from another school with some not-so-stellar grades (I got a C in Psych? Really?) but I kicked butt on all the sciences I had to take at MCCC.

    I don't know how this range compares the the range during other semesters but I'm guessing it remains pretty similar.

    I do really love the program at MontCo. I ended up turning down my Drexel ACE admission in order to stay here because I liked the atmosphere so much. Good luck to you in the future!

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