Published Aug 4, 2004
Has anyone graduated from or heard anything about CTC's nursing program? I hoping to start pre-reqs in spring'05 then the ADN program in fall '05. I am hoping it all works out that way:)
I am a graduate of Central Texas College (CTC). It was an excellent program...great clinical skills and clinical sites. The nursing building where all of your classes will be is not very old. Good facilities. I am glad I went there, served me well clinically and for the NCLEX too. Hope that helps! Pm me if you have more questions.
Is that the same school as North Central Texas College?....If so, I have all the pre-reqs except Intro to Computers. Can I still apply?:uhoh21:
I'm not sure if they're the same, but from what i know the pre-reqs for ctc are anatomy and physiology 1, composition, intro to nursing, and a computer science course(not sure which one it is).
I just graduated from CTC in May. Wrote a great note to you, then my computer locked up :angryfire and I lost it.
I'll try again!
From what I have heard, CTC has a good reputation in the area due to the amount of time spent in clinicals. If you have not yet talked to the Nursing Department, I would do that as soon as possible. (In building 150) I would also recommend taking more than just your prereq's if possible (such as PE, psychology, speech and so on). The 2nd - 4th Semester nursing courses are not scheduled on a M/W or T/Th schedule like most classes are. That can *sometimes* cause a course conflict. (a lot can be taken on-line or at the Ft. Hood campus fairly easily, tho)
BTW for caminurse - Central Texas College (Killeen, TX), and North Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX I believe?) are not the same school, nor are they affiliated.
Hope this helps!
PM me if you have any other ?'s,
CSLee3, ASN, BSN, LVN, EMT-P
CTC is a good school with great clinical sites....Scott & White especially. I went to EMT school there, and went to Nursing at Temple College, also an exceptional program. The Bell County area has some great clinical sites and either school would be great. Try and see if you can get in Temple any sooner...It is only a short distance up the road, and they have priority scheduling at the Temple facilities for clinicals because it is in their taxing district. Plus their facilities rivals many universities....go to www.templejc.edu and to nursing programs,look at the new 9800 sq ft. sim labs and health center, mock icu, er, or, etc etc. Another note about CTC is you can easily bridge into Tarlton's BSN program there on CTC campus. Hope that helps! Oh yeah, check out the schools passing NCLEX rates by year on the BNE website.
I just graduated from CTC May 05. The program has an excellent reputation, especially among the healthcare facilities. I've been told many times by nurses, that they prefer the CTC students (after graduation) because CTC has so much more clinical time than the other institutions. Now I have not validated these comments, but this is the general census from my experience among, the hospitals in Temple. I have mixed feelings about the program, but I don't doubt that the instructors prepared me for the NCLEX. The program is by no means easy...you will have to work your but off, but it's all worth it in the end. Although I've been told by the former Director that they are full through fall 2006, I suggest, going to the Nursing Dept, and picking up an application. It will have all the information you need to be accepted. But get it in as soon as possible. This is a military town, so although they say they have a long waiting list, many people here move away. I got in by luck, because I was an alternate, and since someone had not replied to their letter of acceptance, I was called the morning of orientation to come in. Get the NET taken, and any other documents (shot records, etc) that are required turned in as soon as you can. Be sure to get all the prerequisites completed first, if you are still not accepted by those classes end, start taking as many of the non-nursing classes as you can. The program is tough and demanding, there are many people in my class who took those classes along with the nursing classes and succeeded, but I was not one of them, and I cringe at the thought of having to do it. I felt so exhausted with just the clinicals and the nursing classes, I don't know how I would have survived if I'd have had to take those other classes as well. If you have any other questions feel free to pm me, or post them (as long as you don't use any names). Good luck!
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