Is MCI VBeach accredited? - page 2

HI! IS MCI in VA Beach an accredited institute? I am interested in their RN Program (15mos.) but I am confused coz somebody told me it's not accredited. I am currently doing the pre reqs of Sentara's... Read More

  1. by   del2009
    Heather,
    You graduate in a few weeks. did everything go okay? I took the prereqs at MCI and passed all 3 with an A. I have my RN interview on monday 11/26/07. Is there any advice that you can give to me? it will be greatly appreciated...
  2. by   al7139
    When I first decided to go into nursing, I looked into, then dismissed lots of available "Diploma" nursing schools, in favor of an AD program. This is because I was told that if I decided to pursue a higher degree in nursing at some point, that my "Diploma" in registered nursing would not count, even though I would be an RN. I have since found that to be false. While the curriculums may differ somewhat, and you may need to take some additional courses, if you are an RN wanting to get a BSN or MSN, all that really matters is if you are a liscensed RN. I was also under the impression (I have since changed my opinion), that a "Diploma" in nursing was inferior to getting an Associates Degree. I have since realized that it is not at all inferior. I work with several nurses who graduated from diploma programs, who have just as much, if not more knowledge than myself. Either route towards your goal has pros and cons.
    My best advice is to research your options. Here in the Hampton Roads area we have tons of schools offering nursing. You can pick and choose where you want to go, but don't let anyome tell you that MCI is a bad school, is their grads are any indication, it makes me wish I had gone there!
    Amy
  3. by   lklin09
    Quote from delvenia
    Heather,
    You graduate in a few weeks. did everything go okay? I took the prereqs at MCI and passed all 3 with an A. I have my RN interview on monday 11/26/07. Is there any advice that you can give to me? it will be greatly appreciated...
    Hi Delvenia! How was your interview??? I have mine on Thursday. I am terrified!!! Just the whole stress of what if I screw up and do not get in. By the way, were you in the Chemistry class in Sept???

    Hope everything went well for you and you get that all important acceptance letter for Jan.
  4. by   del2009
    Quote from lklin09
    Hi Delvenia! How was your interview??? I have mine on Thursday. I am terrified!!! Just the whole stress of what if I screw up and do not get in. By the way, were you in the Chemistry class in Sept???

    Hope everything went well for you and you get that all important acceptance letter for Jan.
    Yes. I was in Ms. Blatzer's class in September. The interview was okay. The Director of the Nursing program is nice. I hate to say it, but i am more nervous now than i was before the interview. The anticipation is killing me. Hope you do well...
  5. by   lklin09
    Quote from delvenia
    Yes. I was in Ms. Blatzer's class in September. The interview was okay. The Director of the Nursing program is nice. I hate to say it, but i am more nervous now than i was before the interview. The anticipation is killing me. Hope you do well...
    I was also in her class...I thought I recognized your name...This is Liz. I sat in front of you in the class. Did you take a resume or note cards to your interview? The lady who scheduled mine advised that I could bring those in. Wasn't sure how much the director would ask about past experience with my work since it isn't in the health field...but who knows...Good Luck!! I really hope you (and I) get the acceptance letter and I get to have some more classes with ya!!
  6. by   del2009
    Quote from lklin09
    I was also in her class...I thought I recognized your name...This is Liz. I sat in front of you in the class. Did you take a resume or note cards to your interview? The lady who scheduled mine advised that I could bring those in. Wasn't sure how much the director would ask about past experience with my work since it isn't in the health field...but who knows...Good Luck!! I really hope you (and I) get the acceptance letter and I get to have some more classes with ya!!
    i wasn't told to bring anything in. the interview only took like 10-15 mins. 3 people went before me, all within 30 minutes. no one brought anything with them. the only thing that makes me kind of nervous is the fact that she did inquire a few times about my job, if i planned on still working full time, and how supportive my job was of me doing this. my VP gave me a letter of recommendation and I assured her that if i had to leave work early, it wouldn't be a problem. do you plan on working full time while going to class? i have no choice because i live by myself.
  7. by   lklin09
    Quote from delvenia
    i wasn't told to bring anything in. the interview only took like 10-15 mins. 3 people went before me, all within 30 minutes. no one brought anything with them. the only thing that makes me kind of nervous is the fact that she did inquire a few times about my job, if i planned on still working full time, and how supportive my job was of me doing this. my VP gave me a letter of recommendation and I assured her that if i had to leave work early, it wouldn't be a problem. do you plan on working full time while going to class? i have no choice because i live by myself.
    I thought it was a little weird to bring in note cards. I could understand a little about the resume if you currently worked in the health care field. I'm glad to know it only takes 10-15 mins. I was sweating thinking of having to be in this interview for 30 + mins and not have a good idea what they are looking for. I have to work full time. But I have that all worked out. I work mon-fri 9 - 6 now. But when school starts I will adjust my hours based on the class schedule. My work puts school so high on the list that they basically fall over trying to help. I have my hubby to take over my duties at home plus his family will all help with my kids...making sure homework is completed and help chauffer them around. I think I have it all covered...I hope!
  8. by   del2009
    Quote from lklin09
    I thought it was a little weird to bring in note cards. I could understand a little about the resume if you currently worked in the health care field. I'm glad to know it only takes 10-15 mins. I was sweating thinking of having to be in this interview for 30 + mins and not have a good idea what they are looking for. I have to work full time. But I have that all worked out. I work mon-fri 9 - 6 now. But when school starts I will adjust my hours based on the class schedule. My work puts school so high on the list that they basically fall over trying to help. I have my hubby to take over my duties at home plus his family will all help with my kids...making sure homework is completed and help chauffer them around. I think I have it all covered...I hope!
    that was the only part of the interview that made me a little nervous. she asked a couple of times about the work thing and how i would manage. i only work 2 miles from school and i get off at 5pm anyway. her concern were if we had a clinical during the week and i had to be in Portsmouth for it by 5:30pm, how would I manage. I have no husband or kids so it shouldnt be that difficult and my job will have no problem letting me leave at 4pm. I left at 2:30pm today. I hope we both get in. The anticipation is just a killer.

    P.S.- She read my letters of recommendation and my essay in front of me. That was also a little scary, but she is very, very nice...
  9. by   lklin09
    Thanks for all the input from your interview...I have mine tomorrow evening. I will let you know how it goes. Have you been reading up on A&P yet. My stepmom, who is a nurse, suggested a go ahead an get a book to start learning the terminology. I am going through it now and it is a lot of memorization.
  10. by   del2009
    Quote from lklin09
    Thanks for all the input from your interview...I have mine tomorrow evening. I will let you know how it goes. Have you been reading up on A&P yet. My stepmom, who is a nurse, suggested a go ahead an get a book to start learning the terminology. I am going through it now and it is a lot of memorization.
    I am going to the library to get a book this weekend. I wanted to wait until I got accepted and I did!!!!!!! I received a call this afternoon from my admissions officer and I got in!!!!!!! It didn't take long at all. Hope to see you in my January class.....
  11. by   lklin09
    Congratulations!!!! I hope I can say the same soon!!!
  12. by   la bellota
    Woot! to you guys! I am not graduating until April due to unforseen circumstances. But I do hope that you guys will look me up and find me. My name is Heather C. Ask Mrs. Dowling or Mrs. Lipsmeyer and I am sure they can point me out to you. I will be back in February. I would be happy to make the trip up there to meet you all.

    Are you guys going to be day or night students? I am a night student and I have worked all the way thru so maybe I can be of help.
  13. by   lklin09
    Hi Heather! How was it working the whole time? What has worked for you doing it all? I had my interview last night and was told that most do not make it working and school together. I have to work. I really do not have the option to quit work if everything gets to be too much. I figured I would have to learn to work on less sleep and study during all free time. I also have saved my vacation up at work so that if needed I can take a day when needed (up to 22 days).

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