Tidewater Community College 2012 Hopefuls? - page 14

Just wondering if anybody is considering TCC... they had two application periods for the fall semester.. december 1st (2011) deadline and march 15 deadline (2012).. im applying in the march group but... Read More

  1. by   virgolove34
    abacrumbie.. there is tons of reading.. like a lot and you'll see when you start next month, you're gonna be like, how am i supposed to study for weekly tests and read at the same time.. geez. im taking a break from reading right now. my head is always hurting lol. goodluck
  2. by   cupkaker
    Thank u for the heads up on what to read! Im starting in October but definitely wanna get ahead while I can!
  3. by   Ski Utah
    If anyone shows up here looking for the next years class, I started a thread for it called Tidewater Community College 2013 hopefuls..

    Thank you to everyone that answered my questions.

    Hey, I have one more...what book is all the reading in for the first class?

    I guess I have 2 more questions---When did they notify you after you applied? They told us since we are applying for the Jan/Mar 2013 cohorts, and we will know by October/November---Just curious to know how long it actually took them past the deadline?
  4. by   virgolove34
    We knew exactly two months after we applied. Good luck and don't forget to let us know how you made out. The book we use is by Kozier called Fundamentals of Nursing I believe, by Pearson publishing.. the newest edition.. 2012.
  5. by   tcchopeful
    Hey so how's the first class going? Cohort 2 starts in 2 weeks. I am so nervous/anxious!
  6. by   MegonLynn42
    Well now we are down to 12 official days. Nervous, I think is an understatement...... I can honestly say I am concerned with the work load. I have not heard anything positive and this concerns me. However, I am keeping my glass 1/2 full.
  7. by   virgolove34
    Nursing school is a very positive experience. Just going through this first class though, many of our lives have changed so quickly and we are still trying to adjust and find what works for us. There is a lot of reading and reading for understanding to apply the knowledge is different from the memorization we are all used to. But in my opinion, nursing school is not as bad as I thought it would be. I will say ive never been so tired though. I have an 8 month old and I choose to give her my time during the day and wake at night while she's sleep to read. That's how I balance my life at home and school. Everyone has to find out what works for them. Lots of us have children and jobs and we do just fine. I made A's on my first two exams and I didn't go crazy with studying and reading.. its all about balance and finding what works for you. Its a very good experience and goin to clinical allows you to get a break from classroom stuff and really experience the career you're aiming for. Sorry if this is long. I just want to help in any way I can. We worked so hard to get in so we all need to help each other stay in. Hope this helps.
  8. by   tcchopeful
    Congrats on your A's !!! That's so great to hear! I think we all feel like its going to be overwhelming and hard to adjust to, but I guess I just gotta suck it up and make some sacrifices these next 2 years and be selfish with my time
  9. by   virgolove34
    Thanks. Even though nursing school will take over your life, u still have to make time to do the things you enjoy. I like nursing school. I like that it challenges me and causes me to think. Y'all will do fine. Its just an adjustment and y'all always have our cohort to come to since we are only one class ahead of you.
  10. by   AtBat
    You are so sweet, I'm so glad you are enjoying yourself.
  11. by   chmicha88
    I was wondering when u guys started early is it 8weeks school 8 weeks off or how does this cohot differences work,
  12. by   virgolove34
    Each class in the beginning is 8 weeks. We only get a day off before our next class but before the october cohort starts their second class, they will have christmas break off which is about a month. Cohort 2 just starts 8 weeks after us and when they start, they keep on going too.. no 8 weeks off lol
  13. by   virgolove34
    One week ladies.. so excited for you all!