Tarrant County Community College Students

  1. Hello,
    Just wanted to know is anyone on the board attending Tarrant County Community College ADN Program?, If so, what is it like? Instructors and classes? I'm asking because I'm thinking about applying there for the Spring 2005.


    -Thanks in Advance
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   bioniclewoman
    Quote from caminurse
    Hello,
    Just wanted to know is anyone on the board attending Tarrant County Community College ADN Program?, If so, what is it like? Instructors and classes? I'm asking because I'm thinking about applying there for the Spring 2005.


    -Thanks in Advance
    Oh, I would love to know all this too. I am going to TCC right now. I'm taking my prerequisites for the BSN program at UTA. I plan on applying to UTA and the Adventist university when I'm done, but I'm also thinking about TCC. I want my BSN but if I don't get into the nursing schools I want I'll need a back up plan. What I really want to know is if you are garenteed all your nursing classes after you are admitted. I have heard that some ADN programs have a lottery system to see who gets in the classes, and if your unlucky you might be working on you ADN for a year of more longer than you should just because the classes you needed were full.

    Caminurse, have you taken your prerequisites at TCC? Can you suggest any good teachers?
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    I go to TCC south now and am pretty mad because they canceled the LVN to RN program. Now I hear they are starting a new program in Jan (TCC South nursing program told me this) I dont know if it will effect the traditional program or not it is suppose to be some type of challange program. I have heard very good things about the traditional program.:roll :roll :roll :roll :roll
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    I have taken all of my pre classes at tcc, mabey I could help you as well...




    Quote from ganeese
    Oh, I would love to know all this too. I am going to TCC right now. I'm taking my prerequisites for the BSN program at UTA. I plan on applying to UTA and the Adventist university when I'm done, but I'm also thinking about TCC. I want my BSN but if I don't get into the nursing schools I want I'll need a back up plan. What I really want to know is if you are garenteed all your nursing classes after you are admitted. I have heard that some ADN programs have a lottery system to see who gets in the classes, and if your unlucky you might be working on you ADN for a year of more longer than you should just because the classes you needed were full.

    Caminurse, have you taken your prerequisites at TCC? Can you suggest any good teachers?
  6. by   bioniclewoman
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    I go to TCC south now and am pretty mad because they canceled the LVN to RN program. Now I hear they are starting a new program in Jan (TCC South nursing program told me this) I dont know if it will effect the traditional program or not it is suppose to be some type of challange program. I have heard very good things about the traditional program.:roll :roll :roll :roll :roll
    Wow, I'm glad to see someone from my area here. I hope you visit this board often.

    I've been taking summer CDI classes; Tex Gov and US Gov. I can't wait until I start back in the fall and can physically go to class. I really don't like the CDI/ITV classes. I had to take them though because my son isn't in school. I need to stay home with him and the CDI/ITV classes let me do that.

    I'm taking Micro in the fall with Johnson, do you know if he/she is a good teather? Oh, I should say that I go to the south campus. What about composition 2, how many papers do you have to write for the course? I took composition 1 ten years ago, so I'm really nervouse about composition 2. I'm really rusty as far as writing and I think the only reason I did good in composition 1 was because I had an easy teacher.

    So can I get an appointment to talk to the people in the nursing department at TCC? Do they have advisors over their that anyone can talk to? Do they have an info packet they give out since the campus catalog says very little about the program? I plan on visiting both the UTA and SWAU nursing department in the fall. I want to meet with an advisor to talk about everything from prerequisites to admission standards.
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    I am taking Johnson right now for micro, tomm is my last day. She is pretty messed up gives alot of inacurrate information,I know this because I am a nurse but I never say anything. Dr Johnson is a vet and teaches micro as if you were going to be a vet. You can buy her notes at kinko's in arlington I20 or you can go to the hulen kinkos and buy DeAnglis notes (they are the same ) for half the price. DeAnglis puts more per page than Johnson does. YOU WILL NEED THESE NOTES IN ORDER TO PASS. I paid 20.00 for the notes and put them in a three ring binder. She gives alot of notes as well . Lab was boring in the begining but then it all came together for me. I think the whole goal in micro with all the experiments you do is getting you ready for your unknown. Which is the last thing you do ,identifying two mixed together organisms. Also she fails A LOT to explain in detail how to do something. I kinda got the impression she thinks just by reading the material we should be able to figure it out. It just dont work like that with me. This was a hard class but I think Ill get out with a B. I take all of my classes online with the exception of micro and chem . A&P I &II were online at northwest campus with Foote. I love online classes I have 5 kids and cant go all the time to class. English, I took Mata I love her she is very fair. Well Im in Chem with Stratton summer II, and that's all folks IM DONE.............Oh I plan on applying to McLennan county LVN to RN program in the fall, then Weatherford transition program in the spring (if I dont get in McLennan county) :roll :roll :roll :roll :roll




    Quote from ganeese
    Wow, I'm glad to see someone from my area here. I hope you visit this board often.

    I've been taking summer CDI classes; Tex Gov and US Gov. I can't wait until I start back in the fall and can physically go to class. I really don't like the CDI/ITV classes. I had to take them though because my son isn't in school. I need to stay home with him and the CDI/ITV classes let me do that.

    I'm taking Micro in the fall with Johnson, do you know if he/she is a good teather? Oh, I should say that I go to the south campus. What about composition 2, how many papers do you have to write for the course? I took composition 1 ten years ago, so I'm really nervouse about composition 2. I'm really rusty as far as writing and I think the only reason I did good in composition 1 was because I had an easy teacher.

    So can I get an appointment to talk to the people in the nursing department at TCC? Do they have advisors over their that anyone can talk to? Do they have an info packet they give out since the campus catalog says very little about the program? I plan on visiting both the UTA and SWAU nursing department in the fall. I want to meet with an advisor to talk about everything from prerequisites to admission standards.
  8. by   bioniclewoman
    Ugh I got a bad teacher. I really wanted to take chem this fall but I couldn't because the chem classes ran past the time I have to go pick up my son from school. His school has an after school program but since it is his first year going all day I didn't want him there even longer. I'm sure I will have to do the after school care next spring since all the science classes are so long.

    Thanks for your help, I will go get those notes. I have about two weeks after summer 1 is over before fall starts so I can study a little then.

    Quote from txspadequeen921
    I am taking Johnson right now for micro, tomm is my last day. She is pretty messed up gives alot of inacurrate information,I know this because I am a nurse but I never say anything. Dr Johnson is a vet and teaches micro as if you were going to be a vet. You can buy her notes at kinko's in arlington I20 or you can go to the hulen kinkos and buy DeAnglis notes (they are the same ) for half the price. DeAnglis puts more per page than Johnson does. YOU WILL NEED THESE NOTES IN ORDER TO PASS. I paid 20.00 for the notes and put them in a three ring binder. She gives alot of notes as well . Lab was boring in the begining but then it all came together for me. I think the whole goal in micro with all the experiments you do is getting you ready for your unknown. Which is the last thing you do ,identifying two mixed together organisms. Also she fails A LOT to explain in detail how to do something. I kinda got the impression she thinks just by reading the material we should be able to figure it out. It just dont work like that with me. This was a hard class but I think Ill get out with a B. I take all of my classes online with the exception of micro and chem . A&P I &II were online at northwest campus with Foote. I love online classes I have 5 kids and cant go all the time to class. English, I took Mata I love her she is very fair. Well Im in Chem with Stratton summer II, and that's all folks IM DONE.............Oh I plan on applying to McLennan county LVN to RN program in the fall, then Weatherford transition program in the spring (if I dont get in McLennan county) :roll :roll :roll :roll :roll
  9. by   camiluvsNURSING
    HEY, I'M BACK... I know ya'll probably thought I started this thread and never came back:chuckle

    My question now is How is the CHEM class? It is the only class I need to apply there. Also Is the new program that they're starting in the Spring a traditional program or transition?

    Also, I'm taking College ALG right now (For DCCCD) and I'm trying to be optimistic with this instructor. Have any of you taken it at Tarrant Co.? If so with who? This is the last class I need for DCCCD and I want to be positive I'm gettina an "A"! So, If it is an instructor at Tarrant Co that someone can refer me too, I'm there!

    Lastly, I thought Weatherford only accepted in the Fall do they have a Spring admission too?

    Thanks in Advance


    THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!!
  10. by   bioniclewoman
    If you want an "A" take Haley. I think that is how you spell her name, her first name is cindy. I had her for college algebra and she was wonderful. I am taking her again this fall for statistics. She explains everything so well, gives great notes, and reviews a lot. She is very nice and always willing to help you in the lab if you need it. I took the class at the south campus. I'm not sure if that is the only campus she teaches at, I know some teachers teach at more than one location.

    I took Gustafasin(SP?) for intermediate algebra. He was OK, but left you confused sometimes because he skipped over important details. I thought he was very fair with his grading and he was a nice guy.

    Quote from caminurse
    HEY, I'M BACK... I know ya'll probably thought I started this thread and never came back:chuckle

    My question now is How is the CHEM class? It is the only class I need to apply there. Also Is the new program that they're starting in the Spring a traditional program or transition?

    Also, I'm taking College ALG right now (For DCCCD) and I'm trying to be optimistic with this instructor. Have any of you taken it at Tarrant Co.? If so with who? This is the last class I need for DCCCD and I want to be positive I'm gettina an "A"! So, If it is an instructor at Tarrant Co that someone can refer me too, I'm there!

    Lastly, I thought Weatherford only accepted in the Fall do they have a Spring admission too?

    Thanks in Advance


    THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!!
  11. by   camiluvsNURSING
    Thanks!...i'll Check Her Out!
  12. by   txspadequeenRN
    I am a LVN and the transition program starts taking admissions in Jan . Im starting my last science tomm, Chem at TCC. I hope this goes well Im really scared of this class.



    Quote from caminurse
    HEY, I'M BACK... I know ya'll probably thought I started this thread and never came back:chuckle

    My question now is How is the CHEM class? It is the only class I need to apply there. Also Is the new program that they're starting in the Spring a traditional program or transition?

    Also, I'm taking College ALG right now (For DCCCD) and I'm trying to be optimistic with this instructor. Have any of you taken it at Tarrant Co.? If so with who? This is the last class I need for DCCCD and I want to be positive I'm gettina an "A"! So, If it is an instructor at Tarrant Co that someone can refer me too, I'm there!

    Lastly, I thought Weatherford only accepted in the Fall do they have a Spring admission too?

    Thanks in Advance


    THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!!
  13. by   txspadequeenRN
    Thank you so much for this info ... I hate algebra , it makes me want to puke...



    Quote from ganeese
    If you want an "A" take Haley. I think that is how you spell her name, her first name is cindy. I had her for college algebra and she was wonderful. I am taking her again this fall for statistics. She explains everything so well, gives great notes, and reviews a lot. She is very nice and always willing to help you in the lab if you need it. I took the class at the south campus. I'm not sure if that is the only campus she teaches at, I know some teachers teach at more than one location.

    I took Gustafasin(SP?) for intermediate algebra. He was OK, but left you confused sometimes because he skipped over important details. I thought he was very fair with his grading and he was a nice guy.
  14. by   camiluvsNURSING
    Hey Texspadequeen921,

    After CHEM will you be finished with all your pre-reqs and I'm asking because that is the last class I have to take, Is there a good chance I can get in without that one class? What do you think? I spoke with Alice (She is one of the admissions staff) and she is getting back to me about the equivalent CHEM class I can take at Dallas Community College. Also, when are their Information sessions?, Do they have those?

    I know you don't work there but any info that you have will be greatly appreciated!



    -Thanks in advance

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