1. I've been lurking around here for a while but I've finally decided to join. I am pretty sure I am going to be starting my prereqs in January (about time!). I really am only interested in L&D or NICU nursing but we'll see. I am going to be going through the TMC-U program because I work in Nuclear Medicine as a tech. asst. and this is really the only way I can afford school right now. I also don't mind giving them a few years for them giving me school. Do any of you know about this program of have you been through it?
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  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Do you have to give them a 3 year committment??
    Last edit by cardiacRN2006 on Apr 25, '08
  4. by   kitten_
    yeah, it is a 3 year commitment but in the big scheme of things I don't think thats a big deal.
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    Will you have to be on a waiting list once you finish your pre-reqs or do you get to go right in?

    If you go right in (or get in relatively fast) then no, the 3 year committment is worth it.
  6. by   kitten_
    there is no wait so I get to go right in... as of right now I am just not sure how long my prereqs are going to take. It's looking like it may be a whole year because I honestly never thought I would go to school so I never took any classes.
  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    If you have no prereqs done then it will take longer than a year. You need to have a year of A&P, and you need a semester of BIO prior to taking that.

    My advice is to get moving on the A&P ASAP. This is what takes students the longest to complete.
  8. by   kitten_
    actually when I was in HS I took concurrent enrollment of bio (just because I found it interesting)... so I am going to test right into A&P (I am positive I will pass because I find it so interesting I try to keep learning whatever I can). It really shouldn't take me any longer than a year to finish my prereqs but if it does it's not the end of the world. This is all pretty exciting and new and I just can't wait to start my nursing classes.... I'm just not to thrilled about having to do my prereqs first lol.
  9. by   Multicollinearity
    NAU recently increased the BSN pre-reqs to 14 classes.

    Have you met with an advisor from NAU about your plans? Admission to the NAU BSN program is very competitive.
  10. by   cardiacRN2006
    TMC-u offers classes in nursing with both NAU and Pima.
  11. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    TMC-u offers classes in nursing with both NAU and Pima.
    Thank you! For some reason I thought kitten was walking about NAU. I forgot about Pima.
  12. by   kitten_
    yeah I'm only planning on getting my ADN from pima....I figure if I want my BSN later I can always go back for it.
  13. by   RNMeg
    I'm doing the TMC-U thing now. I just finished my first semester with the NAU Tucson program, and so far TMC-U has been great. They pay tuition on time, and it's a 4 year commitment for BSN, but I'll need a job when I graduate anyway, and was promised when I signed my contract that I won't be pushed into a department I don't want (unless there are no positions available anywhere else, I suppose). Also, they pay for books if you work as a nurse tech after your second semester as a BSN student (I think it's after first semester as an ADN student, but I'm not sure..ask the advisor )
  14. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from MegRN2B's a 4 year commitment for BSN, but I'll need a job when I graduate anyway...

    4 year committment! Eeegads! That's a very, very, very long time.

    I love where I work, and have been there since I graduated, but I kick myself everyday for the 2 year committment that I signed. Even though I probably still wouldn't have left, I hate the feeling of being owned and chained down.

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