TAMUCC eline role call - page 5

I was wondering who all got accepted or is in the TAMUCC eline program this semester. It is nice to have someone to talk and ask questions about the program. I start Jan. 10th, YEAH.... Read More

  1. by   CharlieBear
    Does anyone know if TAMUCC's family nurse practitioner program is done online? Is that somewhat similar to the eline program where you're able to take the classes online and find meet with a preceptor in your area? I've been curious but I can't really find the information on the website. Thanks! Great discussion post!
  2. by   simplyme09
    hi, im new to this forum and wondering if anyone is applying for spring 2010?

    Also, can anyone share there experience in the program. Would u recommend going here or not? Are the teachers helpful in wanting you to succeed. I don't want to go somewhere where everyone is out to get you.
  3. by   EricaColeman22
    I am not going to lie, there are some professors who are more involved and interact more with us than others, as with any other college. You will find that some are extremely strict and want excessive information, while others let you get by with the minimal requirement. The strict ones are the best because they want to make sure you know your stuff. I wouldn't let the professors input persuade you from attending. As you enter the program you will find a discussion board and there are regulars who are more advanced in the program and love to share their wisdom with everyone else. I wouldn't have gotten as far without their help. So don't worry about lack of encouragement. I would recommend this program for those who have families or jobs and can't make a face to face campus. I love/hate the program, who doesn't? It is extremely difficult and time consuming, I don't think anyone has completed the program in less than 2 years. But you can't beat being able to spend time with your family, work, and obtain a degree all at the same time. This program is one of the few online programs, but has a very high success rate and I want to say above 90% pass the NCLEX the first time around, so judge for yourself of how good a program this is.
  4. by   av1084
    I wouldn't recommend it. I'm in there now and find it very frustrating. When I turn in assignments it takes over 3 months to get them graded which puts you out because if you get any points off you're left wondering what it is that you got counted off for. Not only that, but when you have questions the teacher replies with, "I'll look into that", and 4 months later....still no reply. Anyway, it's very discouraging to get any work done when you never see the progress from grading. All in all, I would say if you have any other options to take those first. I wish I would have known what I do and I would have just gone for the ADN at the junior college.
  5. by   simplyme09
    Quote from av1084
    I wouldn't recommend it. I'm in there now and find it very frustrating. When I turn in assignments it takes over 3 months to get them graded which puts you out because if you get any points off you're left wondering what it is that you got counted off for. Not only that, but when you have questions the teacher replies with, "I'll look into that", and 4 months later....still no reply. Anyway, it's very discouraging to get any work done when you never see the progress from grading. All in all, I would say if you have any other options to take those first. I wish I would have known what I do and I would have just gone for the ADN at the junior college.
    yikes! how long have you been in the program? I want to finish in atleast 2yrs. I don't plan on working and I don't have any kids. I just don't want to sit in any more lectures and I plan on traveling alot more next year, so i felt it would be more convenient. I'm starting to be skeptical about the program. Do you guys have to take HESI exams or do you guys use something else.?
  6. by   EricaColeman22
    You have to remember that these teachers have to grade in class students' assignments as well, and because they have the class at the end of the semester, it sometimes takes a while to get to the eline people because our classes don't have a deadline. I can say, though, that there are some very good teachers out there who are quick with their response time. And if you don't get a grade then you can call them, most of them will give you their cell phone numbers for you to call at any time. 2 yrs with no kids and no job is completely do able. Remember there are no deadlines so you have to set goals for yourself in order to keep yourself on track. Set a schedule and stick to it. hopes this helps
  7. by   EricaColeman22
    forgot to address the HESI question. Yes, there are HESI's there is a HESI for pediatrics, ob, m/s I and II (combined), research, and community. I don't think you have to score a certain number its just for your information to know what you need to study up on more. Then there is the exit HESI which you do have to pass with an 850 it's cummulative to all the other HESI's there are many study aides for these tests which will be very similar to the NCLEX.
  8. by   tescobar
    Hi Erica,

    I am very interested in this program and you seem to have a lot of information. I am working on my prereqs now and my only concern is actually learning how to do the procedures such as an IV or foley. can you tell me how that works? Do you get to actually practice (hands on) or is it virtual? How much do you learn at the clinicals? I am sceptical about the hands on experience. Any input you can give would be great.

    Thanks!
  9. by   EricaColeman22
    There is one check off to do in the lab setting between levels I and II, when u get to clinicals, your preceptors usually walk u through anything you are new to. We do get CD/DVD's that come with some books that show how to perform certain things, but nothing is what it seems until you actually do it on a person. Even inserting a foley, which u do as a check off in the lab, is completely different on a real person. Your hands on comes to play during your clinical hours.
  10. by   College_Mom2006
    Prior to your first clinical, you will travel to Corpus Christi to do a complete head to toe check off and some skills. You will practice a Foley on a Sim Man/Woman, Practice injections (into gel bags), and some other simple skills. You will do your clinical in the hospital setting and this is where you really learn your skills, etc.
  11. by   tescobar
    Thank you for the responses. How many lab skills check offs are there? Is it just the one? I am very interested in this program as I have kids and need to work at least part time. Do you feel that you are getting the same level of skills training that a nurse in a classroom setting does? I would love to hear from any current eline student.

    Thanks again Erica and College mom.
  12. by   College_Mom2006
    You will have one skills check-off. As with any nursing program, you learn the most in the clinical setting. And you have to practice on real people to get the full effect.
  13. by   simplyme09
    THanks guys for answering my questions. I think I'm going to order my books while I wait to be accepted and start reading something. Hopefully, I get in with a 3.5. I heard it wasn't that competitive so hopefully that will be enough.

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