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My3GuysinVA has 2 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse/Super Mom.

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Each NUR class lasts 8 weeks. Until you get to your last semester, where you have some 16 wk classes. What do you mean, "after dismissal?" If you fail a nursing class, (correct me if I am mistaken Meriwhen) you have an additional 2 chances to pass that class before you are official dropped from the program. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

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Each NUR class lasts 8 weeks. Until you get to your last semester, where you have some 16 wk classes. What do you mean, "after dismissal?" If you fail a nursing class, (correct me if I am mistaken Meriwhen) you have an additional 2 chances to pass that class before you are official dropped from the program. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

Great! There's plenty of chance! For each class, you meet twice a week for 8 weeks? I assume that will be mon & wed(lecture) tue & thurs (clinicals)?

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Psychiatric sheep...er, nurse.

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I think that if you fail once, you're still in the program--if you fail a second time even if it's another class, you're gone for good. At least that's how I've always understood it to be, since that's how our group has lost a couple of students: they failed an earlier class and landed in our cohort, but failed a 2nd time with a different class and were out. But it should be double-checked with the nursing office.

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Well, we lost several in the first couple of weeks of 108 because Nursing was either not for them or school was incompatible with their life. Since then, we've lost the others as a result of not passing classes. 3 in this class that we had over the summer, 170. It's really hard. At first, you don't know anybody, so it doesn't make an enormous impact. Then you get close to folks and it's like losing a family member.

Definitely get them a copy of your CPR. And your nursing insurance certificate, when you get it. Just a COPY though :cool:

When they lose students like that, will they pick up the people who were next in line to get into the program?

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My3GuysinVA has 2 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse/Super Mom.

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When they lose students like that, will they pick up the people who were next in line to get into the program?

Not to my knowledge. It just a fresh rotation of students into 108 at the regular intervals: August, October, January, March. The only way to get into the program earlier is if students drop prior to the start of the semester. For example: I was originally scheduled to start in Oct of 07, but I had to finish 142, a 16 wk class. Obviously, it is IMPOSSIBLE to be in two places at once, can't do lecture and lab for both classes, so I requested to start in Jan, which I was moved to. I think that freed up a slot for a student who was prepared to go into 108 in October.

You'll be in class Mon through Thur for 108, then most other classes are T, W, Th for the first couple of weeks (sometimes longer - depends on the class) then you go to clinical on T and Th in lieu of "lab." Lab is only really a "lab" for 108. For the other classes, it's just another day of lecture. A 6 hr day of lecture, no less.

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Not to my knowledge. It just a fresh rotation of students into 108 at the regular intervals: August, October, January, March. The only way to get into the program earlier is if students drop prior to the start of the semester. For example: I was originally scheduled to start in Oct of 07, but I had to finish 142, a 16 wk class. Obviously, it is IMPOSSIBLE to be in two places at once, can't do lecture and lab for both classes, so I requested to start in Jan, which I was moved to. I think that freed up a slot for a student who was prepared to go into 108 in October.

You'll be in class Mon through Thur for 108, then most other classes are T, W, Th for the first couple of weeks (sometimes longer - depends on the class) then you go to clinical on T and Th in lieu of "lab." Lab is only really a "lab" for 108. For the other classes, it's just another day of lecture. A 6 hr day of lecture, no less.

Thanks My3GuysinVA and Meriwhen for helping all of us! :bow::bow::bow:

Also, what's a typical day for a TCC nursing student? Do you have quizzes almost everyday? Do you have Friday class as well?

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Psychiatric sheep...er, nurse.

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Thanks My3GuysinVA and Meriwhen for helping all of us! :bow::bow::bow:

Also, what's a typical day for a TCC nursing student? Do you have quizzes almost everyday? Do you have Friday class as well?

No Friday classes at all.

As for daily quizzes...most give quizzes, but I haven't heard of anyone giving quizzes every day for as long as I've been there. So far, the most quizzes I've come across within one class is 4 (that's 4 quizzes over the 8 week class).

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My3GuysinVA has 2 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse/Super Mom.

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Thanks My3GuysinVA and Meriwhen for helping all of us! :bow::bow::bow:

Also, what's a typical day for a TCC nursing student? Do you have quizzes almost everyday? Do you have Friday class as well?

Teachers have different ways of running things, but generally speaking, you lecture from 8 or 8:20 until 2 or 2:30 with 1 30-45 minute lunch break and several smaller breaks in between. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Some classes add a day, I've never seen a Friday class though. There may be days where equipment and procedures are demonstrated, but that is generally in 108 and 130. Some teachers quiz and some do not, as Meriwhen said. I haven't seen more than 3 per class yet, but I'm only in my 4th class. DVD's and videos are used to reinforce material. Lab in 108 is a blast because it is where you will gain your initial Nursing skills. That's pretty much it. Basically, be prepared to have several chapters of reading material crammed down your throat per day, and then be prepared to catch up on your reading in every free moment you have! :yawn: :nurse:

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Are there classes on Monday?

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My3GuysinVA has 2 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse/Super Mom.

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Not generally. 'Cept in 108. I think 201 too...

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2bnurseforce1 works as a Registered Nurse.

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I have a friend in cohort group 1 right now and she has class Mon-Thrus. Right now she is in Fundamentals of Nursing.

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My3GuysinVA has 2 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse/Super Mom.

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I have a friend in cohort group 1 right now and she has class Mon-Thrus. Right now she is in Fundamentals of Nursing.

Yep. Fundamentals is 108. That's one of 2 classes that I believe go M - Th.

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