MCI-NN Jan 2011 ASN

U.S.A. Virginia


Hi Everyone,

After 8 years of working in a field I hate, electronics, and getting a Bachelors in something I do not want to do, Technical Management, I am hopefully about to start the RN program at MCI in Newport News in January 2011.

I have all my pre-req's except for Chemistry which I start tomorrow. I originally signed up for the Medical Radiography program but after volunteering at the VA Medical Center in Hampton I found that nursing is my true calling. I love working in the OR and ER, I love dealing directly with patients, I love the fact that there are a million RN jobs in my area, and I love the fact that there are so many different directions to go in with the nursing field.

I am just looking for some honest reviews on the program from some current and former students. I have heard a lot of the good and the bad, but with my situation I feel this school is the best choice for me. The price does not affect me because I have the GI Bill, I have no kids and a great husband so I know I can get through it, the fast pace of the classes is relatively similar to the fast paced electronics classes I took for a year in the Navy, and I am comfortable with accelerated classes since my Bachelors is from DeVry.

Also if anyone out there is going to be starting this January I would love to network with you.



Hey Chris,

You and I have A LOT in common! I was also in the Navy and will be using my GI Bill for MCI's RN program here in Richmond (hopefully) with a start date of January 24th. My husband and I don't have any kids yet either, so now is the perfect time for me to go back to school. I'm in the chemistry course now as well.

Let's get in touch! :)


Good luck with your program out there! I just finished Chemistry, which I found to be pretty challenging, but I was able to get a 95 for my final class grade. My academic adviser says I have a pretty strong package, so I am hopeful I will get accepted. Our interviews start in Dec and the program on Jan 24th.

You can email me at [email protected]. Look forward to hearing from you!

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