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  1. by   sahm02
    I did the first evening wkd class when it first started at MTC. Classes are either 2-3 days a wk clinicals all day Sat, and then Sat/Sun in 265. Most of us in it work either stay at home moms, or those who had to work full time. you do not get the normal day instructors as the other students, there are a select few that stay with this class until the end of the LPN program then you transfer to the day program to finish the last two semesters. It is a great option. good luck!
  2. by   Monik Sims
    Thanks for the insightful post Katie803 and Sahm02.
  3. by   Barbie1981
    Thanks Katie803 and Sahm02. This was very helpful and unfortunately I must work fulltime. My mortgage must be paid and though I have a significant other (fiance) he is not able to tackle his bills as well as my mortgage. Which I dont mind working hard, I received a Master's degree in 1 year while working full time (though this seems to be far more challenging).

    Katie: Yes I heard Ms. Horne was a total sweetheart and if at all possible try to get her, and thanks for the information with the other professers as well.

    Sahm02: I do intend to go the evening/wknd route for as long as possible. I am seeking my ADN/RN so me working nights will come into play with the last 2 clinicals.

    It is so refreshing to speak with someone who has gone thru the footsteps that I am about to walk through. Thanks for being so willingly to help another Fantastic Nurse (I believe MTC makes only Fantastic Nurses).

    Barbie
  4. by   Monik Sims
    Barbie,

    I just spoke with Judy Jones and she said the interest card for the Fall 2010 Evening/Weekend Clinicals will go out in the mail soon. Can you let me know when you receive your interest card and I will do the same?

    Thanks!
    Monik
  5. by   Barbie1981
    I sure will Monik and thanks for the update I really appreciate it.
    Thank you again, Barbie
  6. by   Barbie1981
    Sahm02,

    I know you stated that you did your first clinical the evening/weekend. So for Fundamentals the clincial was all day on every Sat. Asking because I am trying to work out somethings on my end. What hours was the lecture and clinical when you took Fund of Nursing? I am sorry to be a pester but just trying to be prepared.

    Thanking you in advance
  7. by   Barbie1981
    Monik,

    Hello hope all is going well for you. Just wanted to let you know I received the Evening/Wknd notice in the mail today. Just an FYI.

    Barbie
  8. by   Monik Sims
    Quote from Barbie1981
    Monik,

    Hello hope all is going well for you. Just wanted to let you know I received the Evening/Wknd notice in the mail today. Just an FYI.

    Barbie

    Thanks Barbie! I received mine today as well. I see that Fall 2010 clinical students have first priority. My clinical start date is not until August 2011.

    Monik
  9. by   Barbie1981
    Quote from Monik Sims
    Thanks Barbie! I received mine today as well. I see that Fall 2010 clinical students have first priority. My clinical start date is not until August 2011.

    Monik
    Monik,

    Sorry for delay. I was not aware that clinical start date would be a factor but it does make since. I would still attend if I were you to get any questions answered that you may have as well as general information. I personally know of a few people who will not be starting their clincial in Fall 2010 but still will be attending the informational session.

    Wishing you the best of luck,
    Barbie
  10. by   Barbie1981
    Quote from Monik Sims
    Thanks Barbie! I received mine today as well. I see that Fall 2010 clinical students have first priority. My clinical start date is not until August 2011.

    Monik
    Monik,

    I saw the message (on my blackberry) you sent me but I am unable to locate where it is so I am able to reply. Where can I find the message?
  11. by   kidelicate
    Hi all!

    Anyone around? I'm starting this Fall in the program. I was initially accepted for Spring 2011 but had the chance to move up and took it. Anyone got any advice? I'm all ears. :] I'm nervous and yet very excited about starting this Fall. I think I'll do okay. I did the Pre-nursing and got most of my non-clinical courses out of the way (including all of the biologies!). I don't work currently or have any children or anything really to distract me so I'm hoping it'll be even easier for me.

    I do have a question about the math if anyone knows. I know the requirements for the math say you need MAT 120, MAT 110 or a higher level math. Would MAT 122 be a higher level math?
  12. by   none the wiser
    kidelicate, I didn't have to take a math. My AP calculus from high school (which was awhile ago) counted for it. MAT 122 is a higher number than MAT 120 and 110, so I imagine you'll be safe

    I just finished the dreaded 3rd semester. It was hard but it wasn't a catastrophe. lol

    I'll put together a list of the instructors that I have heard about, for those who are going through.

    101: Horne is the best. Murray is very difficult, as is Fournier. Mays is pretty good too, I've heard. She arguably goes to the best location, and in 101 location is everything.

    165: I would recommend getting an adjunct. Seriously, go for the TBA's. I liked Ms Hudson a lot in lecture, but I'm not sure how her clinical is.

    263: This class is so much fun. A nice break from 265. OB is slightly easier than Peds, but don't stress about this class too much. All the instructors are great.

    265: Ms Shirk is the best of the full instructors. The adjuncts were not bad.

    A note about 265/263 semester: There are pros and cons to having 265 clinical first. Pros: You get the hard stuff out of the way before you're burned out. Cons: If you fail, you don't know until AFTER you've done all the clinicals haha.

    The rest of the semesters, I don't really know yet. If anyone else can fill in the blanks for the last two semesters, that'd rock.

    Hope this helps!
  13. by   Barbie1981
    Quote from none the wiser
    kidelicate, I didn't have to take a math. My AP calculus from high school (which was awhile ago) counted for it. MAT 122 is a higher number than MAT 120 and 110, so I imagine you'll be safe

    I just finished the dreaded 3rd semester. It was hard but it wasn't a catastrophe. lol

    I'll put together a list of the instructors that I have heard about, for those who are going through.

    101: Horne is the best. Murray is very difficult, as is Fournier. Mays is pretty good too, I've heard. She arguably goes to the best location, and in 101 location is everything.

    165: I would recommend getting an adjunct. Seriously, go for the TBA's. I liked Ms Hudson a lot in lecture, but I'm not sure how her clinical is.

    263: This class is so much fun. A nice break from 265. OB is slightly easier than Peds, but don't stress about this class too much. All the instructors are great.

    265: Ms Shirk is the best of the full instructors. The adjuncts were not bad.

    A note about 265/263 semester: There are pros and cons to having 265 clinical first. Pros: You get the hard stuff out of the way before you're burned out. Cons: If you fail, you don't know until AFTER you've done all the clinicals haha.

    The rest of the semesters, I don't really know yet. If anyone else can fill in the blanks for the last two semesters, that'd rock.

    Hope this helps!


    None The Wiser,

    This was very informative and thank you for sharing. I start my clinical in August of 2010 and I am sooooo excited. (If you havent read it previously.) I will keep everyone posted as to my progress in the class if I am not too busy.

    Thanks,
    Barbie1981

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