TMCC Program - page 3

Hi Everyone! I am brand new here and have already found some very interesting and useful info on here. Hopefully I'll keep finding more and maybe be able to help as well! I just got accepted into... Read More

  1. by   Shar81
    Quote from tmcchopeful
    Shar81,

    I also just applied to the fast-track program at TMCC. Goodluck! I've heard mixed stories about the way they accept students. First, I've heard they have a hard time filling the program because they do not have enough qualified apps. Second, I've heard they already selected Spring 2010 program even though they are suppose to wait until the end of this semester. Have you heard anything like this? I'm just curious because so many people tell different stories.
    I did not end up applying since i decided not to take A&P 2 this semester but rather this Spring. I dont regret my decision because i'm hoping to apply to another accelrated program in the summer that offers a BSN. I've heard both horrible and good things about the nursing program at TMCC. Its a great program overall and they do graduate skilled nurses but from what i've heard from graduates the teachers are extremely harsh on students. I went to a graduation ceremony for a friend and realized that there were only a handful of graduates from the nursing program and maybe about 5 or less graduated with honors. That scared me a whole lot.

    I couldn't imagine they have a hard time filling in spots, there are so many applicants every year. What i hate is that even for the traditional program this coming August, all preqs must be completed by next month. Anyway, good luck on getting in. With all that i've heard, i decided it wasn't for me.
  2. by   4242newnursestudent
    Quote from kjsquared
    Hi Everyone!
    I am brand new here and have already found some very interesting and useful info on here. Hopefully I'll keep finding more and maybe be able to help as well!
    I just got accepted into the TMCC Nursing Program starting in Aug. 2009!!!!! I am sooo excited!!!!! But also nervous!!
    Is there anyone else joining me?!
    I just applied for the fast-track program. Did you get in your first try? How is the program so far? I'd love to know how your experience was applying and also how it is in the program.
  3. by   kjsquared
    Quote from tmcchopeful
    I just applied for the fast-track program. Did you get in your first try? How is the program so far? I'd love to know how your experience was applying and also how it is in the program.
    Wow, I'm so sorry I didn't reply sooner.. I was extremely busy, to say the least! I didn't even realize you had posted a reply to me., probably because I haven't checked the site in a few months..sorry about it!
    Anyway, I'm sure you have found out by now... Did you get accepted for fast track?
    I am in the traditional program and starting my 2nd semester Jan 25th. I did get in the first time I applied, but I also know that last year not nearly as many people applied. I have heard that a lot more applied for 2010!
    The program thus far has been challenging, time consuming, stressful......but still fun! haha.. It's really hard to describe it to anyone unless you are or have been in the same situation. No matter what people told me to prepare, I don't think much can prepare you for what is about to come if you got in... It's a rollercoaster and I'm sure it will be even harder in the coming semesters, but I'm still trying to enjoy the ride..
    Good luck to you!
  4. by   4242newnursestudent
    Im sorry I didn't get back sooner I too haven't checked this site in quite a while. I didn't get into the fast-track program, but I did get into the traditional program. I am excited and also nervous. I'm ready to bust my tail to succeed. Any advice???
  5. by   loloed
    I got excepted into the Fall 2010 traditional program as well!! I'm sooo nervous!! Any info,advise or support would be greatly appreciated I'm busy now getting my immunizations and other requirements together...don't want to miss anything
  6. by   4242newnursestudent
    Congrats! I am very excited too. Maybe we should meet or something before August? Just a suggestion. I am anxious to start and get everything going. I just finished all of my requirements too. Now, it's just waiting until August 26 and 27th. Well, good luck and let me know if you'd like to meet or anything to chat about whats to come. See ya in August and good luck!
  7. by   loloed
    Congrats to you too!! I think it's a great idea to meet up sometime. I do live an hour and twenty minutes out of Reno but I go there a lot...so yeah, let's plan something when it gets a bit closer and the weather isn't so awful. I keep going from nervous to excited..mostly nervous though!!
  8. by   4242newnursestudent
    That sounds great! I'm a little nervous, but I've wanted this for a long time now so I'm really ready to just do it. lol. It's gonna be a lot of hard-work but it should be...it's nursing. Haha. Anywho, lets just keep in touch and we can for sure set something up when it gets closer to the start. Take care and talk soon.
  9. by   4242newnursestudent
    Quote from kjsquared
    Thanks for your responses. I feel like I already have good study habits, so I do feel prepared in that sense, but I guess one never knows until they are actually in the program. I am sure it will be much different and harder than anything I have ever done.. but I am ready for this challenge and have been waiting for what feels like forever!

    Medwynn,
    Where did you learn this information about the program changing? It seems like they are constantly changing everything. Good to know, though!

    I know you posted this a year ago, but how is the pathophysiology? I've heard a lot of people struggle with this section.
  10. by   kjsquared
    Quote from 4242newnursestudent
    I know you posted this a year ago, but how is the pathophysiology? I've heard a lot of people struggle with this section.
    Holy cow, I am really bad at this replying thing. I go months without remembering to reply...Once again, sorry I blame it on school. lol...So I will reply to both of your previous questions!
    Anyway, Congrats on getting into traditional! That's very exciting. The only advice I can give you is study, study, study...and study some more. I can't even tell you how many hours I study, especially for exams...endless! It's extremely difficult but it will be worth it..and at least TRY to enjoy it It's hard to sometimes because it gets overwhelming and stressful but you have to remember why you love nursing and want to be a nurse!
    Make sure you review anything you didn't quite get from A&P because everything will build on each other. I have been told many times that over breaks you should always review anything you didn't quite understand from the previous semester... And maybe practice a little math.

    About pathophysiology.... I am just finishing the class and I'm not going to lie.........It has definitely been the hardest, most stressful, want to pull all of my hair out.. class. haha.... It's so hard because it is SO much information in a very short amount of time and it's a LOT to learn. I did hear a little rumor but I'm not sure if it's true or not... They are thinking of spliting patho into 2 semesters (during the 1st and 2nd) instead of putting it all into one semester. Like I said, not sure if it will happen, but I can only hope for you guys that it would...because that would ease the pain!! It's also been so difficult because it's paired up with another hard nursing class. 1st semester for me was all about "normals" and 2nd semester was a step up into diseases and the care for those diseases PLUS pathophys.

    ANYWAYS... DON'T even worry about 2nd semester yet! Focus on 1st semester and don't get ahead of yourself Good luck guys!!! Let me know if you have any questions... I can do my best to answer.
  11. by   Leilani1983
    Quote from kjsquared
    Medwynn - I didn't know where to post this question to you, so hopefully you will see this and reply.
    I wanted to know..I think you said you worked as a nurse tech while in nursing school? How do you get a nurse tech position and do you know where they are available? Hospitals, doc offices, everywhere (especially in Reno..)? I honestly had never heard of a nurse tech until I saw it around this site and researched it a little more.. I'm sure it would be a great experience and help along the way with nursing school. Any advice you have would be appreciated - Thanks!
    KJSquared- Did you ever get any info about the "nurse tech"? I'm getting ready to start nursing school and thought this would be a great idea. I too heard about this only on this site....does this position exist in Reno??? Let me know if you find out
  12. by   kjsquared
    Quote from Leilani1983
    KJSquared- Did you ever get any info about the "nurse tech"? I'm getting ready to start nursing school and thought this would be a great idea. I too heard about this only on this site....does this position exist in Reno??? Let me know if you find out
    Hi there - There is such a position as a nurse tech or nurse apprentice.. However, I am beginning my 3rd semester in Fall (you can apply for nurse tech after your 2nd semester), and all the hospitals in Reno didn't have a single position available and/or were not in need of a nurse tech. Bummer... I really wanted to do it. A lot of people from my class are doing the CNA thing instead.
    Good luck.
  13. by   Leilani1983
    Quote from kjsquared
    Hi there - There is such a position as a nurse tech or nurse apprentice.. However, I am beginning my 3rd semester in Fall (you can apply for nurse tech after your 2nd semester), and all the hospitals in Reno didn't have a single position available and/or were not in need of a nurse tech. Bummer... I really wanted to do it. A lot of people from my class are doing the CNA thing instead.
    Good luck.

    Oh No! Well keep your eyes and ears open and maybe a position will open up. I'm not starting school until Jan and I heard WNC in Fallon does a CNA program starting this Aug that is only 6 weeks long. I was thinking of doing it because I think it will really help when graduating from nursing school and looking for work. What do you think? It is too much to take on???

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