Tennessee Wesleyan

  1. Has anyone gone through TWC-FSN nursing program? I'm interested in attending here and it appears to be a good program. Nancy, the advisor told me they give students extensive training in ICU in the "advanced nursing" course and that that's unheard of in most BSN programs. So has anyone been? How was it? Pros/cons? Any info would be great!
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  3. by   edotts87
    I'm in the program at TWC-fsn right now, and I absolutely love it! You get a lot of hands on experience between labs and clinical. The instructors are super nice and really want their students to do well. The clinical groups are about 5-6 students, so you get more one on one attention.
  4. by   Brad2019RN2b
    Quote from edotts87
    I'm in the program at TWC-fsn right now, and I absolutely love it! You get a lot of hands on experience between labs and clinical. The instructors are super nice and really want their students to do well. The clinical groups are about 5-6 students, so you get more one on one attention.
    I've heard that the program is heavy on clinicals, which I think is great. Have you gotten to the advanced nursing course yet? That's the one I'm most interested in. Do you feel like you are really getting the theory part as well in the program? I know some programs are usually one or the other, sometimes they don't have a good mix of theory and clinicals. Lol
  5. by   Brad2019RN2b
    Could you tell me anything about the advanced nursing course? Really interested in that. Nancy said that few programs offer ICU nursing in the curriculum and that Id receive "extensive icu training"
  6. by   edotts87
    I just got done my first semester. We had pharm, health assessment, and foundations of nursing. I know next semester we have psych, adult one, and ob. I've been told we also get to stand in on surgeries too. I have learned so much in just one semester. The program is tough and you definitely get what you pay for.
  7. by   Brad2019RN2b
    Sounds so exciting! I have a friend who went to fort sanders nursing school before it was affiliated with TWC, it was still a hospital program at that time. She loved it. I hope it's a really good program because TWC is crazy expensive. I noticed that they don't have a separate pathophysiology course, so do you learn the pathophys as you go? One thing that was in the Twc nursing report from employers was that the nurses who graduate from twc had "extensive knowledge of pathophysiology". How challenging would you say the program is? Also, what's the chemistry course like? My friend who graduated high school last year valedictorian and a 30 something ACT said she's struggling to keep her head above water. She said its "Intro to gen/organic/Biochem" and she says it covers all the main topics from each area but that they do it at a breakneck pace. She said its a very fast paced course and has weeded quite a few people out. She says it covers the topics the premeds would have in those courses but they do it in one semester. To sum it all up, how hard is the chemistry? Or any other prereqs? Sorry for asking so many questions, but I start this fall and am so excited!
    Last edit by Brad2019RN2b on Dec 11, '14
  8. by   edotts87
    AHH that's so exciting!! CONGRATS!! Enjoy your time off because it really does go by so fast and the fall will be here before you know it. So sorry for the late response! I'm just seeing this now. We learn about pathophysiology next semester in adult I. I heard the spring semester is the hardest semester out of the two years. You only have to take one pharmacology class too. I think at other schools they have more than one semester of pharm, but our school teaches the basics the first semester then as you progress into OB, Psych, Peds, and other courses you will go more in depth with the drugs.

    Mondays: Health Assessment 8-11, Pharm 12-2, Role Prep 2:15-4:15
    Tuesday: Health Assessment Lab (You are in group A or B for lab. Group A goes from 8-11 and Group B is 12-3) The labs are held in Laurel Plaza at Fort Sanders.
    Wednesday/Thursday: Foundations Lab or Clinical. For the first month you will have lab at Laurel Plaza then start at the nursing home for three weeks. For me, the nursing home was very boring. Don't stress about it. You're there from 730-11ish. You will give some baths, feed the patients, and change some beds. You will start at the hospital in mid October. The first two weeks you will be there on Wednesday or Thursday (depending on what group you're in for lab). After the first two weeks, you will go every other week for two days a week.
    Friday- Foundations 8-10 & Pharm 10:15-12:15

    if you have any questions feel free to ask!! congrats!!

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