Best in TN - Please give info - page 2

Hello Everyone, I am gonna relocate to TN and I am looking the good college - Nashville Community College, Columbia Community, Tennessee State University. I can't decide which college and I don't... Read More

  1. by   CrazyGoonRN
    Quote from serenitylove14

    I also went to MTSU. It was great! It is 5 semesters, but the 5th semester is alot ALOT less stressful than the other semesters and allows you to do alot my community based clinicals. Overall I enjoyed my time there and would go back if I had to do it over again.
    The 5th sem has recently changed a little. There will not be a leadership clinical anymore. There is now a capstone course that will start this fall. It is still in the making so I'm not sure how it will work. Sounds like it will be picking a speciality and doing precepted clinicals at various hospitals in middle TN.
  2. by   bmac00
    I am in the Motlow program right now, end of my first year. Motlow is a 2 year ADN program and it is great. You have to have completed A&P I and A&P II and take the HESI exam. You will have to complete other classes during the program also, so it might be good to get your prerequisites before so you do not overload your course work. Anyways, you will take 4 main nursing courses, 1 each semester. Each consist of lecture, lab, seminars, and clinicals every semester. I'm not going to lie, it's hard. But you will learn a lot and be able to apply your knowledge in clinicals and labs.
  3. by   serenitylove14
    Makes more sense then following around a Nurse Manager. I got to follow around the nurse educator and loved it tho.

    Quote from CrazyGoonLPN
    The 5th sem has recently changed a little. There will not be a leadership clinical anymore. There is now a capstone course that will start this fall. It is still in the making so I'm not sure how it will work. Sounds like it will be picking a speciality and doing precepted clinicals at various hospitals in middle TN.
  4. by   CrazyGoonRN
    Quote from WantToBeMidwife
    See, I forgot about those CrazyGoonLPN mentioned, there are truely a LOT of places around Nashville, if you live there and they are an easy commute. Motlow is good from what I hear. I got accepted yesterday (YEA!!!) at Aquinas, which in IN Nashville in the Belle Meade area...which is beautiful and safe. Good luck!
    I was told that Aquinas students do some clinicals at Kindred Hospital in Nashville. Have you been there? If so, what was your impression of it? I'm just curious because I've had some trouble finding someone who knows anything about that hospital. I have an interview there next week. Thanks! :-)
  5. by   Proverbs16:24
    Does Motlow college accept A&P online?
  6. by   MilliePieRN
    Quote from tasha92337
    Does Motlow college accept A&P online?
    Yes, they do. (RODP online for sure, not sure about other types of online transfer courses..)
  7. by   Proverbs16:24
    Quote from MilliePieRN
    Yes, they do. (RODP online for sure, not sure about other types of online transfer courses..)
    Thank you MilliePieRN. I will keep that in mind. I am actually in California and plan on relocating to TN, Memphis/Nashville area after completing my LVN program 2016. I have not completed my science courses yet so I may take them here in CA before I relocate. It depends on the timing at that moment. Also, I wanted to know is Motlow college too far of a drive from Memphis/Nashville area? I"m also looking into Southwest College as well. My GPA (2.7) is not all that great and I have a a current (W) and (D+) in A&P on my transcripts from five years ago. I also have a (D+) in college math which I plan on retaking online in the Spring if the class is not full. Hopefully that can bring my GPA to at least a (2.9). So I am more of looking into schools that weigh heavy on entrance exams and accepts low GPA's. Do you know anything about East TSU?
    Last edit by Proverbs16:24 on Nov 6, '14
  8. by   MilliePieRN
    I only know about Motlow and it is extremely competitive. I believe you'd have to bring your gpa up significantly to be accepted into the program (even with a fantastic hesi score). Your sciences have to be complete within 5 yrs of admission to the nursing program.(and you have to have a c or better in sciences to even be considered). There is a campus in smyrna, which is close to Nashville, but even then, you'd have to drive to lynchburg quite a bit. Memphis is way too far, imo.
  9. by   Proverbs16:24
    Thank you @MilliPieRN for taking the time to share your experience about Motlow. I will be looking into SouthWest College and TSU since it's the area where i plan on moving.
  10. by   unionnurse12
    Quote from tasha92337
    Thank you @MilliPieRN for taking the time to share your experience about Motlow. I will be looking into SouthWest College and TSU since it's the area where i plan on moving.
    Check the TN board of Nursing website...At one time TSU was losing their accreditation
  11. by   Proverbs16:24
    Quote from unionnurse12
    Check the TN board of Nursing website...At one time TSU was losing their accreditation
    Thanks @unionnurse12 for the advice. I will definitely keep that in mind
  12. by   Proverbs16:24
    Hello WantToBeMidwife
    I've read that you attended Motlow. Is it a hard school to get in? If you don't mind me asking what were your grades in A&p and micro? Also, how was your hesi score? Thanks. I plan to move to memphis. as a lvn in a year.

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