Medical Careers institute - page 2

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ANYONE CURRENTLY ATTENDING OR PLANNING TO ATTEND? iF SO WHAT INFORMATION CAN YOU PROVIDE ME ABOUT THE SCHOOL? I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE LIVING DOWN THER PLEASE INSITE FROM BOTH LOCATIONS. I AM CURRENTLY LIVING... Read More


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    goldenscroll I would like to thank you once again for your help.
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    Hi,
    I can answer any questions you may have about the TCC ADN program if you are interested. I see that you have an LPN already, and I will tell you that the TCC program is only 3 semesters for LPNs. You may have some other required classes besides the nursing classes. If you are interested in the TCC program, you should obtain a copy of your transcripts, and get in touch with a counselor to find out what will transfer, and what you need besides the nursing classes. If you have lots of other classes to do, and decide on TCC, you may want to consider getting them out of the way first, as the last three semesters of NS are tough and time consuming.
    Let me know if I can help.
    Amy
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    Quote from goldenscroll
    i iwll start by saying it will cost you an arm and a leg. its about $26,000 per program. they told me that in order to go into rn, I had to have medical experience or go through the lpn program at another $26,000....

    As for the area...I live in Newport news, and youhave good areas and bad areas. You have to knwo where to live, btu overall, its got a lot of shopping, and is close to a lot of activities. I liek ti here, but I was born and raised here, so its hoem to me. People Iknwo who have moved here either love it or hate it.
    Interesting as my wife and I are transfering from LPN here in Roanoke to RN at MCI in VA Beach. Ive heard some oddball issues at NN which I cant put my finger on from what I can see the only campus worth anything is Va Beach. Hell were paying the same as them here in Roanoke and getting 20% oif the education or at least skills experience.. Its sad now down there in VA Beach they have awesome equiptment and training offered
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    Hello,

    I'm posting for all those people out there, who would like to know how much Medical Careers Institute costs without going in to meet with someone. I went in there to get information on their Registered Nursing program. It's hard, b/c they have you come in several times before they tell you the cost. It sounds like a beautiful perfect program... but then there is the cost. I went to the Richmond, VA campus (04/2010) and they wanted $39,500. In addition to that... even if you decide to take out student loans... you still have to pay $200 per month to the school. The $200 a month comes out of the $39,500. So, it's not $200 a month in addition to the total tuition. That's nice and all....but if you are pay check to pay check and are trying to make a step in the right direction...$200 a month can be hard to come up with. FYI, they offer loans for that too....but there is immediate interest involved in those loans. My biggest problem with them was that they tried to tell me that new RN's go into the working force making over $60,000 per year. Maybe if you go to a 4 year college... but not if you get an associates. I've talked to several RN's... and I can't seem to find anyone that started at over 60,000 per year. Just be careful. This is a business... so they will tell you what they need to to get you to sign the papers. FYI, local community colleges might not have schedules that are easy to work with... but their programs typically cost 11,000 to 15,000.
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    Having lived around this area for years, I just wanted to add my perspective as I have a relative looking for a nursing program. First, the community colleges have long wait lists, all of them. And if you do get in and accepted, it may be a year longer before you can start. ODU has a great program, however they only take in about 80 applicants out of the 200 that apply. I have known several people who went there and did all of their prerequisites just to find out they did not get in. Sentara hospital has a very good program but you have to have a 3.0 or better and they are now only a BSN program. There is Riverside Hospital which isn't as competitive and offers the diploma program not a degree. It is around 21,000 now and that does not include books or uniforms. Then there is MCI which I have heard is good, but outrageously expensive. It is really lousy that they are wanting so many nurses but have so few programs. Whatever any of you decide, best of luck to you!
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    I wish they had the RN program in roanoke. I would have gladly spent the extra to do that than the LPN. I cant relocate to va beach. I really liked MCI though!
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    Quote from tessa45
    Having lived around this area for years, I just wanted to add my perspective as I have a relative looking for a nursing program. First, the community colleges have long wait lists, all of them. And if you do get in and accepted, it may be a year longer before you can start. ODU has a great program, however they only take in about 80 applicants out of the 200 that apply. I have known several people who went there and did all of their prerequisites just to find out they did not get in. Sentara hospital has a very good program but you have to have a 3.0 or better and they are now only a BSN program. There is Riverside Hospital which isn't as competitive and offers the diploma program not a degree. It is around 21,000 now and that does not include books or uniforms. Then there is MCI which I have heard is good, but outrageously expensive. It is really lousy that they are wanting so many nurses but have so few programs. Whatever any of you decide, best of luck to you!

    Do you know anything about Norfolk State Universitys nursing program?
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    Hello, I go to MCI in Newport News so I will give you all the info I can:

    1) The RN program is 15 months long and it costs $41,000 for the entire program. Luckily I have the GI Bill so 13 of my 15 months will be covered, that is all I have left. With the 2 months I foot the bill for, believe it or not it will be costing me $8,000. That is the estimate from financial aid. Also things like books, 2 pairs of scrubs, light pen, stethiscope, etc are provided. You tuition DOES NOT get adjusted unless you take less then 11 credit hours.

    2) The pre-reqs are College Algebra, Computers, and Chemistry. I only had to take chemistry since my other two transferred in. I got a 95 in the class but I did find it challenging and had to work hard for that grade. Most people in my class got C's. You get out what you put in.

    3) I transferred in for the actual program College English 1 and 2 and Critical Thinking. The only other Gen-Ed for the program is Sociology. I got a print out of the course syllabus when I went in for my interview in Mid-November. All my transfer classes were A's and I hear that if you have less then a B your classes do not transfer in.

    4) I did my Chemistry Pre-Req at night but I applied for days because I like the days vibe better there.

    5) I have absolutely no nursing experience. However I am prior military and I have a B.S. already. I was told by the director that I have a "perfect situation" for the program since I do not work, have no kids, own a home in Hampton, and am prior military as well as a military spouse. So I think I will get in, they also fitted me for scrubs at my interview so that is a good thing.

    6) To apply for the program I had to write an essay, take the TEAS exams which were pretty easy, get the recommendation of my admissions adviser, and get 3 professional recommendations.

    7) This program seems to be for people who can devote themselves 100% The director told me that people who work full time have trouble with the program.

    8) The drive from Norfolk to Newport News definitely sucks because of the HRBT.

    9) Hampton sucks and if I didn't own a house I would have moved a long time ago. Newport News sucks too. In my opinion....

    10) Night classes have clinicals on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays as well as during the night on weekdays, according to my adviser. During my chemistry class we had one Saturday class out of the 5 weeks.

    11) All classes are 5 weeks long and they throw 16 weeks of info at you. It is possible but it is difficult.

    Hope this all helps you out. I am hoping to start Jan 24th.
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    Also forgot to mention that the students pay $100 per month at our school, someone above mentioned $200 out in Richmond. I do not have to since I get the GI Bill but I will once I start paying out of pocket.

    Oh and the nursing class room is awesome. It looks just like a hospital and I was told the dummies do everything including take a number 2. LOL. I love the school, it is a perfect fit for my situation!


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