Midlands Technical College Nursing Student - page 5

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  1. by   Spikey74
    @ none the wiser...how is Nur 101? Can you take micro with it and be somewhat sane in Dec? Also what is the sequence of classes(for ex. what class goes with Nur 101)? Thanks for your help.
  2. by   none the wiser
    Quote from Spikey74
    @ none the wiser...how is Nur 101? Can you take micro with it and be somewhat sane in Dec? Also what is the sequence of classes(for ex. what class goes with Nur 101)? Thanks for your help.
    I don't know about taking Micro with 101. I had all my prerequisites done when I started clinicals.

    It depends on the person, but I think that'd be a good time to take it. 101 really isn't very intensive. I would avoid taking anything besides clinical classes in the last 3 semesters at all costs lol.

    The sequence of classes and co-requisites is listed here under curriculum on the left
  3. by   Spikey74
    Thanks for the info...how is Nur 131???
  4. by   Spikey74
    @ none the wiser....one more question...do you know or have you heard anything about the weekend program? I know they are offerring it htis fall but i wanted to know if it was better than the day program. I do know you have an extra semester but they also split 263 &265 up
  5. by   none the wiser
    Quote from Spikey74
    Thanks for the info...how is Nur 131???
    It's all math. I went into the exam with like a 107 lol but if you have trouble with math, this might be a bit hard.

    Quote from Spikey74
    @ none the wiser....one more question...do you know or have you heard anything about the weekend program? I know they are offerring it htis fall but i wanted to know if it was better than the day program. I do know you have an extra semester but they also split 263 &265 up
    I haven't heard about it at all actually.

    As of this past semester (spring) we were allowed to split 263 and 265 anyway though. There was a waiting list of course, but I don't know of anyone who wanted to split that didn't get to.
  6. by   ashlaine83
    Hi everyone! I just received a letter from MTC stating that I have qualified for admission to the ADN program! I attend orientation next week.

    I have a couple of questions though. I already have a BA from USC. I am now at USC-Beaufort trying to get into their BSN program (already turned down once). All of my sciences were done at USCB. All I'm missing from the Pre-Nursing Certificate is Medical Terminology and NUR 115 (Basic Concepts in Nursing). Does anyone by chance know if my science courses will transfer to MTC? I got A's and B's in all of them, so I really, really don't want to have to retake them.

    Also, how long does it typically take from orientation to start date? I have wanted to move back to Columbia ever since I left lol so I'm pretty excited about MTC.
  7. by   none the wiser
    If the science courses are more than 5 years old from when you start clinical, then you have to retake.

    I got accepted around January 2009, maybe late 2008. My start date was August 2010. I applied for merit and got in for summer 2009. From what I hear, the wait list is even longer now.

    I highly recommend using this site. There's so much information on there. They'll also tell you a lot at orientation.
  8. by   ashlaine83
    I just completed my sciences in the past year, so that's a relief! I will check out that website. Is orientation just one long info session, or is it more informal? Also, what does "start date" mean? Is that when you start clinicals, or when you start non-clinical courses?
  9. by   none the wiser
    I'm glad! I had friends who had to retake everything. I personally barely squeaked by on a couple

    I believe there were two orientations, but honestly it was (feels like) a long time ago. There was one when you're accepted, and there's one right before you start your clinicals. I remember the first one being fairly informal, but you can always ask lots of questions.

    I might call the nursing dept and ask to meet with an adviser too, to help deal with transferring credits, finding out what your track would look like, etc.

    If you have a BA and most of your sciences done, the Merit is definitely worth looking into. Like I said, it pushed my start date up a year. They talk about that on the link I sent
  10. by   southern.bellex3
    I know this thread is almost 4 years old, but thought I'd reply and represent the school!

    Just graduated from the RN program this may! Any other alum or current students that still come on these boards?
  11. by   lelafin
    hey, i just got accepted... am attending the 1st orientation in two weeks! i was wondering if any of you all know how competitive the merit program is? i've got a good amount of points, but no where near all of them.

    also, @none the wiser why would you suggest and adjunct for the 2nd semester? just curious because it seems that every time i had an adjunct prof here at tech that they didn't seem to care as much or something.
  12. by   ashlaine83
    @lelafin: I'll be at the orientation in two weeks, too! I have no idea what to expect but am so excited!
  13. by   none the wiser
    Quote from lelafin
    hey, i just got accepted... am attending the 1st orientation in two weeks! i was wondering if any of you all know how competitive the merit program is? i've got a good amount of points, but no where near all of them.

    also, @none the wiser why would you suggest and adjunct for the 2nd semester? just curious because it seems that every time i had an adjunct prof here at tech that they didn't seem to care as much or something.
    i got in on merit. i had a biology degree and nearly all the non-clinical courses, so i was fairly sure i was getting in. i think it's just a matter of waiting tbh...i don't think many people know/apply for merit though, fwiw.

    i would actually say adjuncts are nearly always great for the med-surg clinical courses lol. most of them still work out in the field, so they're up on what's current best practice.

    the nursing program is very different from the rest of mtc.

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