TMCC Program

  1. 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?!
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  3. by   Medwynn
    no. graduated from there though. good luck.
  4. by   kjsquared
    Thanks!! I've seen your postings and I'm sure I will be asking you PLENTY of questions! hehe
    How did you like the TMCC program?
  5. by   Medwynn
    It was a good program, prepared me to become a nurse. Be prepared to study and work very hard because it isn't that hard to fall behind and fail.
  6. by   kjsquared
    That's the plan! I definitely don't want to fall behind or fail after being accepted! I won't be working while I am in the program, so I can study my butt off. Did you work while you were in the program? Is there anything that you suggest I do over the summer to prepare myself?
    Thanks for your input.
  7. by   Medwynn
    my best advice. enjoy your summer. have as much fun as you can . i really mean it. the program will come to you when it begins so why stress yourself out during summer break. I did work part time as a CNA, some miscellaneous side jobs and as a nurse apprentice in the cardiac intensive care while in school.
  8. by   kjsquared
    Just the response I wanted... Thank you!
  9. by   Hello_Nurse_2B
    Be prepared to STUDY. My best advice... If you are a "science" person, learn to let that go. Nursing is not a hard science. It is very subjective and relative to the situation. Questions are not presented in a format that makes perfect sense. The questions are usually presented in a case-scenario format. Just study and be prepared. It is probably one of the most challenging things you will do in your life. Good luck!
  10. by   Medwynn
    It'll be different. they are changing the curriculum this fall. It'll be based on the most common disease processes (COPD, Asthma, etc) instead of nitpicking through most of them. Does that mean it'll be easier? Probably not. It's true you will have to study. You will have to figure out the best answer on multiple choice questions. You will find out there are two answers out of the four that seem correct but only one is right. But like i said enjoy your summer.
  11. by   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!

    Where did you learn this information about the program changing? It seems like they are constantly changing everything. Good to know, though!
  12. by   Medwynn
    i spoke with one of my old instructors who was visiting one of the nursing students on my unit. the students are in their practicum before graduation.
  13. by   Hello_Nurse_2B
    They actually changed the program a year a go. My fast-track group (we graduate in December) are the first to experience this change. Is it easier? People say it is, but I have nothing to compare it to.
  14. by   kjsquared
    Hmm..That's interesting. I don't expect anything to be easy or easier, so I guess I'll just have to wait and find out! What would make it easier compared to the the old program? Just having the most common disease processes?