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If you went to Trident Tech. can you tell me if it's possible to do all the nursing classes in a year? I've taken every single class except the NUR classes and clinicals. I got in for Fall 2009 and I'm just wondering if I'm going to have to spend 2 years only taking 2 classes a semester or if I can go through faster somehow?

Also, do you know if you can transfer to more easily to the Accelerated BSN at MUSC if you're already in clinicals? A nurse I met told me she had done that.

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Hi...I am also accepted to the Fall 2009 nursing program at Trident tech and I was wondering the same exact question myself....There is a madatory meeting Feb 19th from 3pm-7pm...We could ask there if no one replies here.

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trimeduRN has 8 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Hey,I just graduated from TTC. There really is no way of taking more than 2 classes per semester. Each class is 7 wks long and its hard enough trying trying to study for a 14wk course thats crammed into a FF class. I was thinking that when I first started as well. But once classes started, oh my gosh. When I looked in to transfering to MUSC while in the program, I was told I would have to started from the beginning because they didnt accept transfer Nursing courses from other schools for the Accelerated BSN. Only for the RN-BSN.Hope that helped a little.

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live4rachael works as a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

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I'm currently a Accelerated BSN student at MUSC. There may be a cutoff for the # of classes that can transfer over, but one of my classmates transferred from CSU and isn't having to take Health Assessment or Patho this semester since she already did.

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trimeduRN has 8 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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I'm currently a Accelerated BSN student at MUSC. There may be a cutoff for the # of classes that can transfer over, but one of my classmates transferred from CSU and isn't having to take Health Assessment or Patho this semester since she already did.

I think that may be the difference between a 4yr and 2yr program. Health assessment, patho, etc are included in each class. 1st semester is Basic Nursing Care/Nurse Care Management 1(which is Fundamentals) , 2nd semester is Health Promotion (Peds/OB)/Nurse Care Management 2(Med-surg 1), 3rd semester Nurse Care Management 3 (Med-Surg2)/Mental Health Promotion (Psych) and the last semester is Health Promotion 2(High Risk Peds/OB)/Nursing Management & Leadership..... And of course we have a Pharmacology class, but its just an introduction, pharm is intergrated throughout the program... So I think its kinda hard to pull courses to correlate from our program to a 4yr... But I think the young woman's name I spoke to was Felica Wright who I believe the admissions person for the program, but it has been a while.... Check into it... It may have changed....

Good Luck to you ....

Shawn

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live4rachael works as a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

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Ahh, didn't realize the difference... that makes sense.

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Hi I am looking at applying to Trident Tech. Is there a waiting list? Are any of you doing the accelerated program? I have a lot of questions but I cant seem to get anyone on the phone. Thanks

Nic

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Tnicolecasey,

Yes there is a waiting list...If you go to Trident tech's website and click on programs/academics and scroll to nursing, click on it and the nursing site will come up and there should be a box somewhere showing you what they are currently taking applications for. I think its a 2yr waiting list...I waited 1yr from the time I was accepted to get in this Fall. I'm not doing accelerated..If you call one of the nursing advisors and leave a message, someone will call you back.

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redshott has 9 years experience and works as a Medical Admin.

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yes! there's a LONG wait list right now! i'm currently "in" for the Spring 2011 semester. I thought about the CNA route but since i'm a CNA in NC, it doesn't count. about done with my general ed courses though.

even though i'm in NC, i applied to TTC b/c here, they don't do lists...you just apply every chance you get and hope and pray! and i don't mind relocating for school! plus it gives me enough time to save so i won't have to work (much) while in school. as the previous poster said, if you call and leave a message, they'll get right back to you. i had to do this a few times and don't ever think i had to wait 24hrs for a response.

good luck!

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cursedandblessed works as a volunteer nurse.

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If you're done with the sciences, psych, english, and stats you may want to check out your campus cruiser emails every week. or even if you're still working on them. They have this thing called merit placement.

From what I've can deduced, after every mandatory pre-nursing meeting, those that don't show up for them are out(I'm sure they may be exceptions, but pretty much that's been the rule), and their spots are offered out by merit placement which the notification came via the campus cruiser email.

The second semester is a killer.

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I am also starting TTC nursing this fall! Well, actually this summer, since I'm taking CPR, NUR 105, and AHS 126. As of final exams 2 weeks ago, I now have ALL of my prereqs finished, so I'll be taking JUST nursing classes, like you will be.

I, too, was wondering if I'd have to go for 2 years just taking 2 classes a semester! I'm more interested in trying to maintain my 4.0 than in finishing early, though, so I'm in no particular rush.

I applied this past February, and got in for this Fall using the merit placement program, so I didn't have to wait at all, really.

What appalls me is the amount of students I talk to who have no foresight--they are waiting until they finish all of their prereqs before even applying to the nursing program! By that time, they MIGHT be entering in 2015, LOL!

I strongly urged them to apply, try to get accepted, and THEN use the waiting time to get their prereqs done. They were like, "Oh yeah, I never thought of that!" If their critical thinking and lack of planning is that lacking, they'll most likely get weeded out.

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TTC's nursing program was tougher than my BA - double major. I cried when I studied for a week and got a B... accept it that they are have no GPA or acceptance requirements besides those pre-reqs and passing the classes. They are tough, you'll learn a lot really fast, but you are a prepared nurse when you graduate. You'll start seeing the slackers and people who aren't ready for an intense program and profession start to shed off with each class. We started out with more than 200 students and I think we graduated with less than 50.

Go to their website, go to the pre-admit meeting where they explain all of this stuff... lots has changed. I graduated in two years, but it flew by, the classes are intense with clinicals that take all day. You could work but not take more than one NUR class at once, unless that's changed, go to pre-admit meeting, its where you get your answers.

I truly believe this was the best education I could've gotten. I worked two part time jobs and took out loans... To be honest, I'd recommend this over MUSC, its a lot less expensive with more clinical experience.

Good luck!

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