Midlands Technical College Nursing Student - page 3

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  1. by   sahm02
    I was in the evening/wkd program so we didn' t have the regular 265 instructors. sorry I couldn't help you. it is a very tough semester so gear up!
  2. by   misssherisc
    Hi everyone. I am currently a teacher. I have been teaching for three years and I see this is not the career for me. I have always been interested in nursing, and even in high school took a health occupations class. I really enjoyed it! I am wondering how hard is it to get into the Nursing program. I am going to send my application off tomorrow. Since I am leaving teaching, I want to be sure I am not going to waste time in the program. My other coursework should transfer over from my degree, I took A and P in 2003 (wish I made this descision last year!) So I will have to retake this to meet the 5 year requirement. Looking at the coursework, I should be able to start with the first semester classes. Will the school allow me to begin in the summer? These are probally questions I should call the school and ask, but I figure I will ask here anyway. Currently I am in Florence, but I am moving back to Columbia at the conclusion of this school year. An advice you could give me would be very helpful.

    Also, is there still an evening nursing program? If not, what kind of jobs do you think are best for a nursing student?
  3. by   oneblessed
    Hello to all. Just got acceptance letter for the pre-nursing program. Thank God! I would appreciate any and all pointers to this new career change at MTC. Right now I'm just excited and anxious at the same time.
  4. by   oneblessed
    Hi everyone. Any MTC students out there? I will be starting my pre-reqs in January @ MTC. Being that I work full-time, I'm only taking 2 classes per semester. I have medical terminology along with PSY 102. Would it be best that I take BIO 210 (if available) my first semester? Also are there any suggestions/recommended instructors for AHS and PSY. I would appreciate any and all comments. Thanks!
  5. by   JacAn001
    Quote from oneblessed
    Hi everyone. Any MTC students out there? I will be starting my pre-reqs in January @ MTC. Being that I work full-time, I'm only taking 2 classes per semester. I have medical terminology along with PSY 102. Would it be best that I take BIO 210 (if available) my first semester? Also are there any suggestions/recommended instructors for AHS and PSY. I would appreciate any and all comments. Thanks!

    Hey - I'm also starting my pre reqs in Jan at MTC!
    I'm doing Medical Terminology online AHS along with English 101 online and Freshman Seminar Online
  6. by   oneblessed
    Good luck to you also! Being that I've been out of school for awhile, I thought that being in a classroom setting would be better for me. I'm not that discipline for online classes yet. But I'm just ready to learn and start a new career.
  7. by   Katie803
    Have you decided to take Pre-Nursing by chance? I took it and HIGHLY recommend it. You can get nearly all of your pre-reqs out of the way without having to worry about the stricter grading scale of nursing. Plus, you are in a certificate program and more eligible for grants and such. I will start clinicals next week (yay!!) and have finished all of my non nursing courses without having to fear that my 79.8 was going to get me an F instead of a C. Some advice...Bio 210, 211, and micro are not easy. You will need to study hard and overprepare. Touchet is a GREAT med term teacher, Carter is good for 210, Ciuca is good for Nur 115, and Liodice is the BEST LAB TEACHER EVER!! Sundlie (lab) is strict, but she will make sure you know your stuff! Let me know if you need any advice! Good luck!
  8. by   Monik Sims
    Thanks Katie803 for that good advice. I was contemplating when to complete BIO 210 and now I definitely know that I should take everything I can before I start in the actual ADN program. I am starting medical terminology next week with Touchet.
  9. by   Katie803
    Monik, he is a good teacher. I liked him a lot. He is a chiropracter and is into more of a homeopathic method of medicine, but he does not force his ideas upon anyone. However, while his test are fairly easy, he does expect you to study and do the homework. If you do this, you are guaranteed an A. Feel free to write with any more questions!
  10. by   Monik Sims
    Quote from sahm02
    I was in the evening/wkd program so we didn' t have the regular 265 instructors. sorry I couldn't help you. it is a very tough semester so gear up!

    Sahm02, how was the evening program? Did you keep your day job while you were in school? I went to Part 1 Orientation today and my clinical start date is August 2011 but if they open up an evening program, I can start Fall 2010. They will not let students know about the evening/weekend program until April.
  11. by   oneblessed
    It's good to hear from MTC students. I am enjoying both of my classes so far. Had my first test in Med Term last night; think I did pretty good. I'm now studying for tomorrow's Psy test. Both instructors are great!

    Monik Sims, can you please keep me informed on the evening clinicals. Will there be evening and weekend clinicals? Being that I work fulltime, 8-4, that was one concern I had coming into the program.

    Katie803, thanks for the helpful information on Bio and micro. Good luck to all - I love this forum!
  12. by   Barbie1981
    Hello All,

    Let me first begin that I am new to this forum and has found it very informative thus far. I, too, am a nursing student at MTC begin my clinicals (101-Fundamentals) this coming August. I am nervous well maybe I should say apprehensive because I have been told it is alot of work. I, unfortunately, do not have the priviledge of just attending school so I will attend school as well as work fulltime. I quit my previous job because it was too much of a "nusiance" to work CRAZY hours and take day classes. I plan on like some other on the forum, to do the evening/weekend route of taking clinicals. I have heard (not confirmed) that evening clinicals are offered 2 a week (weekend was not mentioned) from 5:30PM - 9:30PM. This would so be a God send if it was true. I DO know that a mailer is sent with a checkbox for those who are interested in evening clinicals. I was supposed to start clinicals in Jan 2010 but pushed back to Aug. I at the time was trying to work at my previous employment and do school and QUICKLY realized that would not be possible.

    Sorry to write a book. LOL. Just wanted to introduce myself.

    Thanks....Barbie
    Last edit by Barbie1981 on Mar 19, '10
  13. by   Katie803
    Barbie,
    First of all, while this is a program that you will work hard to get your degree, it is worth it. You will have to study a lot and I would highly reccommend reducing your work hours. I know that's a difficult decision to make, school or food, but if your job will work with you then I suggest you take it. And don't let them freak you out like they did me when I went to my second orientation. I do study a lot and have been working hard, but it's not as terrible as I expected. My biggest thing going for me is that i only work about 8 hours a week because my husband makes enough money to support us. I do have a little girl and I think my inability to be mommy 24/7 is a little hard on her, but it will be worth it when I can afford to give her the lifestyle that she deserves when I am making good money. Don't get me wrong, I went into this because it has always been a dream of mine, but the money is definitely not a hinderance on my decision lol. I don't know too much about evening/weekend courses, but you could definitely talk to mrs. boufawaz and get her advice. by the way, 101 teachers (the ones i know of anyway) are as follows: mrs horn is probably the sweetest woman on the planet. she is very helpful and wants you to learn and is so incredibly nice and understanding. mrs. mays is pretty cool, shes a little more laid back, but encourages you to study and practice practice practice. she is also really good at explaining things in a way anybody could understand. Ms. murrray is a good teacher, but she is retired military so she expects your best and is a little strict, but you will know your stuff when it is time to do clinicals. just don't let her military ways of doing things intimidate you. she expects you to ask if you don't know and does not offer a whole lot because she will assume if you dont ask that you already know what to do. she will definitely help you out with anything and while sometimes she can make you feel a little silly for not understanding something she sees as basic (because shes been doing it for like a hundred years) its not intentional, she just has a different sense of humor than most. Mrs. Ruff is super cool, she is the youngest and really laid back and fun, but you have to stay on top of things in her class because sometimes she may forget that you are doing stuff for the first time (a flaw a lot of teachers have due to their years of experience) and also assume that you know something if you dont ask. Mrs. Kennedy I don't think is a 101 teacher, but she does all the make-up stuff and helps with the coordination of things and while she is actually very nice she expects the best from you and may come off a little sharper than she means, but like i said she is really very nice and doesn't mean to make anyone feel bad. Good luck, let me know if you need anything else!

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