Any Current MCI Students Out There? - page 2

I recently got accepted into the RN program at Medical Careers Institute. I was wondering if anyone that is in the program now or a grad had any advice or info on the program. Thanks and please... Read More

  1. by   bsnstud
    what does your GPA have to be to be accepted in MCI's RN program..

    thanks
  2. by   tatgirl
    I graduated from the VB campus with my LPN in March of this year. The LPN program for days is 12 months, if you go nights it is 18 months. When I went there, the LPN program was very disorganized. Our pharm teacher quit halfway thru the course, and we basically learned pharm and dosage calculations on our own. However, we did have some extremely knowledgeable teachers who taught us alot. Would I recommend them? Maybe. However, it is cheaper to go to either Sentara or Vo-tech for your LPN. I will be paying off student loans for the next 15 yrs or so lol. I chose them because I had to work full time during the day, and this was the only way for me to go to nursing school. I have a good job as charge nurse at a local health and rehab center. Our class had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX exam.

    Wendy
    LPN
  3. by   c-stal24RN
    Quote from bsnstud
    Hi, I'm new to the site and I was so happy to hear that you got into the RN program at MCI. We are military and will be moving in that area soon. I wanted to do research on the school other than what I was told by the school and your info was so helpful...thanks!!! What are the other pre-req other than math and computer ? How much is the RN program, when I called and asked they really didn't want to tell me over the phone so I was like ooookkay that's not good... again thank you and hope to hear from you soon...
    The RN program is about $27,000 and the LPN program is close to that number also. It is a high price and I kind of regret it, but we are military also and my time here is limited and this is the fastest program I could find. It is a 15 month program and it is a little disorganized. We don't have a lot of lab supplies for regular academic courses. I have been told that the actual nursing classes are better. The pre-reqs are computers, a really easy math, and chemistry. If you have had any of these classes in the past 7 years (including high school), you are exempt. If you have a limited amount of time, then I would recommend this program. But, If time is not an issue, then check into sentera's program or Norfolk State. I do not recommend TCC because the waiting list is really long and it will take you at least 4 years to finish a 2 year program. I hope that this has been helpful. Good Luck!!
    Crystal
  4. by   bsnstud
    Quote from clawrence24
    The RN program is about $27,000 and the LPN program is close to that number also. It is a high price and I kind of regret it, but we are military also and my time here is limited and this is the fastest program I could find. It is a 15 month program and it is a little disorganized. We don't have a lot of lab supplies for regular academic courses. I have been told that the actual nursing classes are better. The pre-reqs are computers, a really easy math, and chemistry. If you have had any of these classes in the past 7 years (including high school), you are exempt. If you have a limited amount of time, then I would recommend this program. But, If time is not an issue, then check into sentera's program or Norfolk State. I do not recommend TCC because the waiting list is really long and it will take you at least 4 years to finish a 2 year program. I hope that this has been helpful. Good Luck!!
    Crystal
    Thanks so much...I've been out of high school for a while now however I have taken alot of college courses, what type of college math do they require you to have or take there? Could you give me a run down on the curriculum? I want to stay in contact to here more about how you like or don't like the RN program there at MCI and the intensity level:angryfire LOL. Yeah our time is limited, we will only be there for 2 years and then going to Hawaii so I want to be done with school by then. Have you thought about getting your BSN later? I was told by MCI that I could transfer to a university afterwards, I don't know how true that is but I was looking at ODU because I could do the BSN on line but oh course I will have to do more research to see if ODU would accept the courses from MCI but if you already know or have any ideas about them, please let me know....again thank you so much...
  5. by   bsnstud
    Quote from clawrence24
    The RN program is about $27,000 and the LPN program is close to that number also. It is a high price and I kind of regret it, but we are military also and my time here is limited and this is the fastest program I could find. It is a 15 month program and it is a little disorganized. We don't have a lot of lab supplies for regular academic courses. I have been told that the actual nursing classes are better. The pre-reqs are computers, a really easy math, and chemistry. If you have had any of these classes in the past 7 years (including high school), you are exempt. If you have a limited amount of time, then I would recommend this program. But, If time is not an issue, then check into sentera's program or Norfolk State. I do not recommend TCC because the waiting list is really long and it will take you at least 4 years to finish a 2 year program. I hope that this has been helpful. Good Luck!!
    Crystal

    is the 27,000 for the RN program with or without the grants...thank you:trout:
  6. by   Epona
    Hi all. I am starting a RN program in Jan. I had called and talked to ODU. The head of the accelerated BSN program there told me that the RN programs are VERY COMPETITIVE. She said that the previous incoming class had GPA's no lower than 3.4. They had LOTS of prereqs. including Chemistry and seats were limited. So I just wanted to let you know (from the horse's mouth) that ODU is extremely competitive and appears hard to get into. I have a degree already from James Madison. One of my areas of study was Bio., Pre Med. I was an honor student. She told me I could apply, but know I had a lot of competition. Wow... and I was even a Pre Med student. Just wanted to share that since there was mention of ODU here. Very tough school from what I was told by admissions...

    Good luck!!
  7. by   bsnstud
    [quote=Epona;1951644]Hi all. I am starting a RN program in Jan. I had called and talked to ODU. The head of the accelerated BSN program there told me that the RN programs are VERY COMPETITIVE. She said that the previous incoming class had GPA's no lower than 3.4. They had LOTS of prereqs. including Chemistry and seats were limited. So I just wanted to let you know (from the horse's mouth) that ODU is extremely competitive and appears hard to get into. I have a degree already from James Madison. One of my areas of study was Bio., Pre Med. I was an honor student. She told me I could apply, but know I had a lot of competition. Wow... and I was even a Pre Med student. Just wanted to share that since there was mention of ODU here. Very tough school from what I was told by admissions...

    Good luck!!

    I guess the question that I was asking if any universities (BSN) in the va area accept credits from MCI. thank you so much:spin:
  8. by   armyvet
    I would call the school and talk with the program's coordinator or advisor. I do not think that MCI Courses are accepted as transfer at NSU or ODU, If they are I would find this info in writing before I spend any money. If time is an issue then take the pre-reqs here for the school that you will be applying to at your next destination. (Just be sure that the school is accredited by a regional academic authority, and will transfer)
    It seems like a pain to wait, but better than being 27K in debt. My first bachelors degree did not cost that much. Jeez that's a lot!
    Last edit by armyvet on Dec 22, '06
  9. by   bsnstud
    Quote from armyvet
    I would call the school and talk with the program's coordinator or advisor. I do not think that MCI Courses are accepted as transfer at NSU or ODU, If they are I would find this info in writing before I spend any money. If time is an issue then take the pre-reqs here for the school that you will be applying to at your next destination. (Just be sure that the school is accredited by a regional academic authority, and will transfer)
    It seems like a pain to wait, but better than being 27K in debt. My first bachelors degree did not cost that much. Jeez that's a lot!

    thanks for being so helpful.....
  10. by   nessa36va
    clawrence, i just graduated from the rn nursing program in december 06, and it was really hard, but i just passed my boards and have a job in the er. dr nick is an awesome teacher. if you listen to her study guide for the tests you will have no problems passing her tests. ms dowling is the don and you will see a lot of her during your program. i think that all schools have good and bad points, but i finished and now am an rn. so good luck and study hard. all the classes are 5 weeks long and very intense, you basically have no life, but no nursing school is easy. they are in the final stages of accredidation with the board of nursing. they are waiting for all of my class's results from taking the nclex. if you have anymore questions, send me an email. good luck,
  11. by   fshnbaybe
    I checked out MCI in Newport News for the LPN program. I also checked into Riverside Regional Medical School. Their program is much less, and was recommended by a psychologist friend of mine. I took a tour of Riverside a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. I am looking forward to attending Riverside in September.
  12. by   AlwysLrning
    Quote from fshnbaybe
    I checked out MCI in Newport News for the LPN program. I also checked into Riverside Regional Medical School. Their program is much less, and was recommended by a psychologist friend of mine. I took a tour of Riverside a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. I am looking forward to attending Riverside in September.
    I don't hear much about Riverside on this board. Is it extremely competitive? What is the program like?
  13. by   Celtfire
    hello all! I will be graduating from the MCI PN program in Richmond next month. I know that the credits I earned will not transfer to traditional institutions because they are accelerated vocational courses. My tuition was 23,850 a year ago. I know that almost every term the tuition goes up. Hind sight is 20/20. I should have just gone to VCU and took an extra year to get my RN BSN. Now after I graduate and pass NCLEX. It will take 2 to 3 more years to get the BSN. oh well. I chose MCI because a friend of mine graduated from there a couple years before I enrolled. Make sure you check out what you are getting too. Is the RN program a certificate, diploma, Associate Degree. If it's anything less than an Associates degree it may not be worth the tuition. Me? I'm just getting a diploma....sucks....but whacha gonna do? )

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