Where are all the Tri-County Tech, Pendleton, SC -Students ( Anderson&Oconee SC ) - page 7

by Carolinanurse50

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The school has over 6,000 students this year and Nursing Careers are No.2 at this school. I am surprised there are not more Students on here. It sure would have been nice to talk with others going through the same thing at the... Read More


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    MissJessica, RN

    I am trying to begin the RN-BSN program at Clemson University. I have two general education requirements left- public speaking and physical assessment. I have been searching for a school that offers the physical assessment course that transfers to Clemson as NUR 313's equivalent. On the general education requirements, it states that NUR 230 from a SC Technical College transfers as this; however, when looking at the transfer credit equivalency list on Clemson's website, it states that NUR 230 transfers as an elective. I wanted to know what course you took, and from what college that transferred for this course? Also, how do you like the program at Clemson? I live in Charleston, SC, and I am worried that traveling every other Tuesday will be a lot...however, I started at Clemson prior to deciding to go into nursing, and I'd like to obtain my BSN from there. Any comments, suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated! My name is Kristin, and my email is: kscarbo@gmail.com. Thanks so much!
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    Miss Jessica RN,

    Where did you take the health assessment course for Clemson's general education requirements?
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    Hey, sorry been out of touch. Nursing school.... phewww... Keeps me busy along with life itself. I took a different path then you and went LPN transition into RN. It's working out great. I really ddn't have the points to get into RN and did not want to wait. So.... I got into LPN right away and finish in December and transition into RN. It's been good and just as challenging. I have all RN pre-req's so it's an easy transition.How are you and you are soon graduating aren't you? With the last semester being the fall for me, I am taking Med Surg 3, PED's and OB, and Special Topics. In the spring I will transition into Mental Health, gerontology and whatever else they will let me take.My biggest worry is not school, but a job. There have already been some problems for some graduates of the RN and LPN programs obtaining jobs. Oconee medical has a freeze on all jobs right now. As we all know, AnMed has let all their nursing asst. know once they receive their LPN certificate they could no longer work there. They don't hire LPN's.So everything is a challenge.Again, I hope your doing well!
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    Aug 1 by colesc
    Hey, Charlie T......sorry been out of touch. Nursing school.... phewww... Keeps me busy along with life itself. I took a different path then you and went LPN transition into RN. It's working out great. I really ddn't have the points to get into RN and did not want to wait. So.... I got into LPN right away and finish in December and transition into RN. It's been good and just as challenging. I have all RN pre-req's so it's an easy transition.How are you and you are soon graduating aren't you? With the last semester being the fall for me, I am taking Med Surg 3, PED's and OB, and Special Topics. In the spring I will transition into Mental Health, gerontology and whatever else they will let me take.My biggest worry is not school, but a job. There have already been some problems for some graduates of the RN and LPN programs obtaining jobs. Oconee medical has a freeze on all jobs right now. As we all know, AnMed has let all their nursing asst. know once they receive their LPN certificate they could no longer work there. They don't hire LPN's.So everything is a challenge.Again, I hope your doing well!
    Last edit by Carolinanurse50 on Aug 7, '12 : Reason: Addressing someone
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    How is the LPN program ? How many days do u go school ?
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    Did anyone in the LPN program at tricounty tech ?
    How is the program ?
    How many days do you go school ?
    thank
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    Hello Scorpio 75er,The LPN program is a great foundation for the RN/ADN program or it's a great program to get your LPN. It is hard and some say harder than the RN program. I am glad I went that route and my plan will be to transition in spring to the ADN program which is approx. 3 or 4 semesters more. I graduate LPN in December this year. I can use it to go to work while getting my RN degree. I already have all my ADN pre req's out of the way. I took those before going into LPN program. In the LPN program you usually go to 1 class and clinical the first 7 weeks, 2 three hour classes... So 2 days for classes@ 3 hours each and 1 clinical that's either 1 full day or 2 short days a week. All which are normally during morning to afternoon hours. And then, you go to a different class and clinical the second 7 weeks of the semester. We have lots of students working and going to school, but I will tell you it's hard to keep your grades up and work. But students do accomplish it and for some, their grades suffer a little. We do have a tough program, it's to prepare you for the ADN program, for the NCLEX, for the work place.
    I hope this helps and I didn't confuse you. Colesc
    Last edit by Carolinanurse50 on Aug 13, '12
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    thank you very much. I am currently working 30 hours a week and wondering if i can work and go school at the same time. I wish i don't have to work while in school but oh well . With the LPN program, are you in the main campus or easley ? Did you do any weekend clinical ? thank :-)
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    Scorpio75er,That is alot of hours. But you can do it. Are some of those weekend hours? Most people have to cut back their hours and go mostly weekends. Here is what happens. The school and instructors dictate when you go to clinica or how longl its hard to explain. For instance, my med surg 3 is in the afternoon this semester, not my choice but i have no say in this matter and my special topics class was before that class. So spec.topics at 3 pm and med surg 3 at 4pm to leave campus at 7:00 pm. That has changed to special topics will be after med surg. If i worked at night and depended on a set schedule this would hurt me. They do this with the clinical too. You may sign up for a certain day and time when registering but they will change that about 100% of the time. You still have to sign up though.Next, depending what semester you start your nursing will depend in what campus you will go to. Fall student nurses go to easley and spring student nurses go to oconee. There are no weekend clinicals.
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    I work mostly toward the weekends. Instead of waiting at GVL tech or the RN program which could be forever, I think i am going to take the LPN program. I have to drive an hour to get to the oconee campus. I rather tough it out and get it done instead of waiting forever. 3 days a week won't be that bad. I am greatly appreciated all the info. You are a great help. Email me at lee7575@aol.com. Once again. thank .


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