Quote from josinda421
Thanks for replying. First of all where do you live. Did you have to commute back and forth to WV? When you got to the nursing courses, how many days a week did you attend school? Why would you have to travel to Beckley campus for classes when you signed up for a another campus? How many days a week were the clinicals plus the nursing classess? Congratulations on graduating soon but, what's WV state CTC? Do you also have to commute to Kanawha Valley CTC? What made you finally switch schools? Sorry for all the questions. But I just need to know what I'm getting myself into before getting in deep.
I live in Charleston, WV. My "commute" to class involved walking two blocks from my workplace to the building where the classes were held. There is no campus per se where MSU classes are held in Charleston. They hold classes in various locations in the community. For the two years I attended classes for the prerequisites, we had class one evening a week. When we got to the nursing classes, we were told that there would be some occasional physical assessment class meetings in Beckley, but most of our classes would still meet in Charleston. I don't know if the nursing classes would be more than one day a week, but they said that clinicals would be either one day of every weekend or both days every other weekend, twelve hour shifts.
I am graduating from West Virginia State Community and Technical College, which is currently affiliated with West Virginia State University. They are becoming an independent, freestanding school this year, and the name will change to Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College. They are continuing the LPN-RN program, and plan to expand it. The school is located in Institute, WV, and my commute is only about 20 minutes. I switched schools because I was unwilling to spend two more years, plus @ $25,000, plus long weekend clinical hours on top of my FT job to get my RN. The CTC option is much more time-friendly and MUCH cheaper!