Anyone attend school there or know someone who has? Any feedback would be great! THANKS!
Jul 6, '07
I am starting there this August. One of my previous bosses went to that school along with one of the per diem nurses that still works here. They both said that it was a VERY GOOD program. I mentioned them to 3 MHSON faculty, and they remembered them (they graduated about 8-9 years ago). I met someone last week who went there and she said that the professors at MHSON go in depth with what they teach, which is an advantage over other professors from other schools (where a BSN or ASN is given). A few other people in passing spoke very highly of the program. Basically, I have yet to hear anything average or negative about the school or program. This is the first school that I have been able to go to and call and have EVERY question answered without recieving an attitude behind it. They also respond to e-mails in a timely manner. They definitely take their time with you and give you individual attention.
No they do not put you out to work. However, they do require that you have CNA skills before beginning the program. It used to be a 3 year program but now it is a 2 year program. They offer the class which started 7/2 for BNA (basic nursing assistant). They used to incorporate it into the first nursing course but since the program change they want you to come into it with certain knowledge. The hospital will hire those who want to apply part-time once the class is complete. It is a choice and an opportunity that I think can only help.
Last edit by Hydakins on Jul 6, '07
Jul 13, '07
Im not sure of the exact numbers but I know that a some people did not do well. Just study even though its a high school level exam. People take that for granted and then do poorly. Study so that you know what questions look like (the wording). When you take the exam, you spend less time thinking and more time "doing" the problems because you will know how to answer the question as soon as you see key words. They basically want to see that you will be able to read and understand the med-surg books. So I guess your score has to be satisfactory (at least the English part) towards that. They may even accept a not so great score if you transcripts look great. Thats a good question though. Maybe I'll ask them when I call again just to get an exact answer. I never really thought of that.
Last edit by Hydakins on Jul 13, '07