anyone from middlesex community college rn program - page 15

Hi, I am new to this forum and I am wondering if anyone has graduated from mcc in lowell the 2 year rn program. Also if anyone is in the middle of the program or applying for it. I am applying for... Read More

  1. by   Erindel RN
    Hi guys, hope everyone had a nice holiday and new year.
    Well I got waitlisted again for a third time!!!
    I am so disappointed. Congrats to those who got in, and to those who just
    Finished their first semester. Can anyone let us know how the first semester went?
    Look forward to hearing some responses.....

  2. by   patno86
    I remember seeing the new application procedures right before I received my acceptance letter, and thinking to myself I wonder if these will apply to me if I don't get in for 2011. I can't believe existing qualified applicants will not be grandfathered into the new system? Erindel - I was wait listed three times as well before the fourth time was a charm!
  3. by   Erindel RN
    Well i guess you know what im going through! I hope the fourth time is a charm for myself as well.....
    What date did they give u guys to respond by to accept your seats in the program? Maybe someone wont accept by that date and
    A spot will open up...heeehee.... Wishful thinking... I think its infair we are not grandfathered in. I feel all the time i spent preparing
    For the math for nurses test and the cpt was a waste of time. Oh well i have to go by what they want now. Well im still happy for you that you
    Got in. you have something great to look forward too!!!
  4. by   JamesM
    Erindel- The first semester was not easy by any means. There are certifications in the lab almost every week. Many found them to be stressful because in order to master them, you had to spend a lot of time in open lab every week. The tests came straight out of the powerpoint lectures; study those and you will be fine, but there is a lot of material in each lecture and there are a lot of lectures on each test. All the professors are very helpful. Clinical was the easiest part for me. Just make sure you do adequate patient research and you will be fine. The reading was the biggest killer all semester. SO MUCH! I made it through first semester unscathed, lets see how the next one goes. Good luck everyone!
  5. by   Erindel RN
    Hey James, thanks for responding... Congrats on making it through the first semester!!! I can imagine how much reading is required for fundamentals. I think clinical will be easier for me.. Whenever i get there! Ha. Did you guys go to two different clinical sites? Was nutrition incorporated into the program? I hear pharm next semester is a doozy.. Goodluck with that. I think intergenerational nursing sounds more interesting. Have you gone to ? It has alot of pharm help in the health/medical section. Well again congrats and goodluck!
    Keep in touch when u can.
  6. by   JamesM
    There are 4 different clinical sites to choose from, and you do two of them; One is a nursing home (which they wanted us to call an extended care facility) and one is a rehab from surgery. Yeah, i hear that pharm is a doozy but they are giving us the reading list next week to start it before the semester starts. Intergenerational nursing has 4 different clinical components: pediatric, rehab, maternity, and community. Should be an interesting/stressful semester. I will try to keep you posted as often as possible.
  7. by   Erindel RN
    I bet you will do great next semester. Study hard and enjoy clinical. Itll go by so fast for you, then youll be done!!
    Enjoy your time off thanks again for responding.

  8. by   LynM75
    This whole TEAS test is bugging me, not the fact that we need to take it, but the fact that I had to take the Math for Nurses twice... I failed (by one point) the first time in June 09, so I couldn't submit my application until I passed it. I was taking A+P over the summer, so after that was over I studied for the Math for Nurses test in August and got a 98. Then I put in my application...the one thing that held me back is no longer a requirement! I might have already been in the program...sorry I'm just venting here, I'm a little steamed. best wishes to those in the program already, I'm sure all of your hard work will pay off in the end.
  9. by   Erindel RN
    Hi Lynm,
    I totally FEEL what your going through!!! I think we got the crap end of the stick and there is no way out... Im ***** now because im sitting here looking at the study guide and the math and science portion is ridiculous. A miracle is gonna need to happen in order for me to pass this. It makes me feel like my time preparing and waiting was a complete waste. Almost like our apps didnt even matter before. I signed up for that mandatory nurse info meeting for thurs feb 3rd. What could they possibly tell us now that we dont already know?
    Oh well I have to try to stay positive if I am to continue with this process. I hate to keep thinking about how we wouldnt be dealing with this crap if we had just been accepted!!!!......
  10. by   patno86
    Hi All,

    I recall there was once a question asked concerning when the deadline was for applicants to the nursing program must make their decision to accept/decline by was? I can't recall the exact date off the top of my head, but it is in February.
  11. by   Erindel RN
    thanks patno, i was wondering when the date was so i could maybe get my hopes up and be called off the waitlist.... the hard truth is i will be waiting until fall 2012 to start classes .

    well goodluck with second semester, study hard
  12. by   LynM75
    I got home from work tonight to find a large envelope that contained...

    an admission packet for the Fall 2011 Day Nursing program !!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG! I can't get over it, I am beyond excited...words cannot express how happy I am right now. Someone must have declined and I was the next person on the list. I'm not sure I'll be able to sleep tonight. I am so super happy right now...
  13. by   Erindel RN

    I am so very happy for you!!!!