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- Oct 31, '10 by worldatlasi graduated in may also! did summer school to work towards my bsn requirements and now am looking for a job.
to the mtc students i wish you all the good luck in the world! and if you fail 265, please don't take it personally! there is something very shady about that class and the number of people that fail (and i am talking about all of us with 3.9 gpas, who made b’s in the first 2 semesters. some of the smarted people i know have failed that class). it will feel like some conspiracy. you will go nuts. but you will get through it, even if that means failing it first.
i recommend working (at least prn) by the 5th semester. my classmate exited out of the rn program (she wanted that 265 fail off her record), took the lpn nclex and passed, got a prn job and came back in the following semester. (she only took the summer semester off) since she did not wait a year, she did not have to take that extra class that lpns have to take when they enter the rn program. she worked prn during the 4th and 5th semester, then got hired in-house and is now working critical care. the rest of us that did not work and don’t know people in a hospital are still looking for a job. oh to know then what i know now! (but i admit, i haven’t been as aggressive as i should have been since i will start my bsn at upstate in january and i have money in the bank…for now that is!)
good luck! good luck! good luck! remember, don’ t take it personally. something is seriously wrong with mtc, especially 265. don’t get me wrong, i also have had a couple of the best teacher of my life there too (sorry, in the 4th and 5th semesters!). and i did pass my nclex the first time. i cried at least 3 times during the test, sure i had failed. i have no idea what i got wrong or right. i felt like i didn’t know anything or i was taking the wrong test. but, mtc delivered on that promise, we have a high pass rate.
- Nov 6, '10 by lelafinThanks for the info - esp about 265... any theories on WHY it is so sketchy? I'm pretty nervous about it already and I'm only starting 101 next semester!
Also, I have a question for anyone who's done clinicals at Lexington Hospital - I've heard that it's the worst clinical place ever. Is there any validity to that?
Also, to the person asking about good teachers: for Nurs115 I've heard that Ms. Glenn is super easy. But I had Ms. Cuica, and I really appreciate her thoroughness because it's helped me in other nursing classes since. For Math 102 Mr. Salais is pretty great. Try not to get an adjunct for math - in my experience they are not as good as the regular professors in that they don't seem to care as much. But that's just my opinion obviously...
- Dec 5, '10 by snmtc265/263 semester is a nightmare but if I can take both classes in the summer semester and pass on the first attempt anything is possible. Don't count yourself out before you get there! This program is tough for a reason. Teachers: 101 get cambell 165 rivers or adjunct 263 I would get adjunct if possible but I doubt u will frankly I really didn't like Mrs chuica or Mrs stokes but there class is easy. For 265 I had Mrs basham who I love she is the smartest nicest most genuine teachers at tech . I heard that Mrs dimbitsky and Mr shirks good is too. For 210 anyone but chaplin is fine. I think Mrs chaplin is a snooty and annoying woman.With the final semester I dunno yet. It helps if u go ahead and realize now that nursing school is your life if u expect to get through this program.
- Dec 16, '10 by makingithappenin2011Quick question:
I have read and reread and don't know if this question was asked, but if you are interested in the LPN program and you have a B.S. degree (mine is in biology) what, if any, prerequisites do you have to take for the program. Can you take them the summer prior to the fall you plan to enter? Thanks in advance for your help!
- Dec 17, '10 by ashlaine83I am attending Part I orientation next month. I have a BA in English from USC....will I have to do the pre-health certificate? I have all my sciences done (I completed them within the past 2 years at USC...they should transfer to MTC, correct?), just wasn't sure about that certificate. Also, does anyone know the average time you have to wait from orientation to your actual start date? Also, when does one apply for merit acceptance? Thanks!
- Dec 21, '10 by makingithappenin2011I THINK merit acceptance is in October and June.
- Jan 10, '11 by worldatlaslelafin, I am not sure what one thing it is about MTC...mainly the 265. I hope someone can figure it out. A friend that failed (yes one of the smartest people I know...and who is constantly told that she should be a docter), is now at Newberry getting her BSN. She said the teachers there really support here and care about the students and encourage them positively. (SO not the case in 265!) I wish you all the best of luck! Give yourself LOTS of time to study. Even if you already have a Masters degree, because this is some crazy stuff!
- Jan 12, '11 by kidelicateQuote from none the wiserThank you so much for this! It did help and you were dead on. I ended up getting Mays. I wouldn't have changed that. She's incredibly sweet and no doubt her location was the best.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.
So I finished my first semester. I was freaking out after the first class. lol You get a lot of information and you think you'll never figure it all out but you will and to anyone waiting to start: you'll be just fine. I also recommend Horne or Mays for clinical. As for advice, ask questions, don't forget lecture to study for lab instead. A lot of people it seems make that mistake.
- Jan 14, '11 by none the wiserCongrats!
I just took my boards yesterday...now comes the agonizing wait to Monday. Haha.
Where are you all at now?
- Jan 14, '11 by none the wiserQuote from none the wiser101: 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.Quote from none the wiserUPDATE:UPDATE:
210: Adjunct, adjunct, adjunct! Ms Carson is also fabulous
162: Either one is all right, but Ms Glenn is easier. Easy peasy class.
This semester will help you remember you're not the total idiot 265/263 made you think you were.
How's everyone doing? What semester are you in now?
215: Everybody's great. They're all really nice. I highly recommend Ms Rivers though. Everyone's at Lexington, except Ms Praelue (sp) but she's apparently not teaching for the spring semester. She goes to Providence.
264: Sooooo much better than 263. I :heartbeat Ms Earn.