anyone from middlesex community college rn program - page 25

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
    Wow so much info and thanks for the insight.. sounds exciting to me as each new semester unfolds. I actually read some of the info in the ATI book. The questions are helpful. We will be doing basic meds first and I can't wait to learn them and pass them to the patients. My weakest thing is math tho. Do u have math tests each semester like we do in first semester? I know it'll only get harder, esp calculating drip rates and such..
    Did u guys get a rotation in the OR and ICU? I'm curious about those fields. Have u thought about what field of nursing you may be most interested in? Well keep in touch and let me know how the rest of the semester goes for you....
    Thx again, Erin..
  2. by   Katherinevt7
    Math will be on every single exam you take during the program. Its kinda really important, during your semester breaks try to practice some problems. Memorizing the formulas is key once you have that down, your 3/4 of the way there. Unfortunately we don't have any OR, ICU, or ER rotations, because their considered areas of advanced nursing. In the last semester, some lucky few get to spend a day either in the ER or ICU shadowing a nurse just to get a feel for it, but thats about it. I've always wanted to be a Labor and Delivery nurse, I currently work as tech in L&D and at a OB/GYN doctor's office, so I'm hoping I can get a job in that field....But the nursing job market is tough now, so I might just take what I can get.... Let me know how everything goes.
  3. by   Erindel RN
    Labor and delivery is a nice area to work in. I work as a pca in preop/pacu. I should practice more math.. well enjoy your week and I will catch up later with you....
  4. by   laceybugbear
    Hey Krista I too am starting in 2012 however it will be in the fall
  5. by   laceybugbear
    Hi all , I got my letter I am starting in the Fall of '12 anyone else starting then?
  6. by   SYeH
    Hi everyone, I've already applied to the program, but I'm dying to hear about my application status. I've already called them 2 weeks ago, and they said they should be mailing out the letters for this week, and I'm debating whether I should call and ask them again, or if I should wait. All of your stories have been very motivational for me, and have learned a lot! I can't wait for this journey to start.
  7. by   Erindel RN
    Hi guys. Goodluck with getting in. I started last fall and I am in the evening program. Its good so far but a lot of work. Try to gain some exp outside of school as a can if u can. It'll help a lot with cert and clinical. Erin..
  8. by   laceybugbear
    Wow! I am so excited and anxious to start <3 I cannot wait. This upcoming thursday we get to sign up for courses and get measured for our scrubs? How much do they run? If anyone has an idea?
  9. by   SYeH
    Laceybugbear- I was wondering when you submitted your complete application, and how long it took for them to get back to you.
  10. by   Erindel RN
    so for the srubs i believe i paid about 13 each for top and bottom. u also need lab coat and two patches and name badge. they want u to get a penlight too. save up for books because they cost first semester about $600.
  11. by   LynM75
    They send the letters out around mid-June and then again around mid-December...Keep your head up the time flies by!

    I'm just finishing second semester (IGN) and pharm and can't wait for the summer for some time off.

  12. by   laceybugbear
    Hi shey!! Ok so I got my letter in December I appled in July of 2011 and got my letter December 2011 so it wasn't a bad wait . Last Friday was registration and I also ordered all my scrubs and name badges patches and lab coat. Have u heard anything yet
  13. by   ChristineCallahan
    I'm starting the Part Time program on the 30th!!! I'm freaking out because my book vouchers still are not in and I'm afraid of getting behind because of them!!! I've been reading this feed for a while now and I love how truthful and forthcoming the infor is!