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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    That's the thing, it's not out of my hands. I intend to take this fully in my responsibility from now on. I'm going to research sites for clinical and then send the information to our clinical placement coordinator so that she can fill out a preceptor agreement. It is just so irritating that I need to do a job that I pay a lot money for someone to take care of for me. Please don't be nervous about it. Other than clinical placement, the program itself is not that bad. I just want you to be aware of everything possible going in so that you may prepare for things like this. Anyway, @NurseRae78 & @madisongrinn, congrats and you will do great as long as you are yourself. Getting an interview is a great sign. I'm pretty sure a lot of people do not get this opportunity.
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    I need to rant, so please excuse this post. I need to let you guys know something about this program. Clinical placement is entirely flawed! They take way to long to place you at a location, even if it is within the same hospital. I realize they have a lot of student being place at the same time, but they need a better system. I just has a friend, who WAS a semester ahead of me and was set to graduate in August this year, tell me that she is now having to graduate in December because they took way too long to place her and she didn't have enough time to finish her clinical before the beginning of the current semester. This didn't happen to me and I am so infuriated. The very thought that it could, upsets me. I can only imagine how she feels right now, but I cannot let that happen to me. I've got everything set up to graduate in December. The thought never even crossed my mind that the school would let that happen, but apparently it can and you all need to know this fact. It is in your own hands to make sure this doesn't happen. They leave you in the dark and even if you contact someone by email, it takes forever for them to reply. I'm going to call someone at the hospital about OB clinical, directly, and get this going. I cannot let this happen to me. I hope this helps you guys in any way possible. I just had to vent to someone and you also really need to know this. Thank you.
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    @madisongrinn - That's awesome! Congrats for getting this far! All I can really say about the interview process is that it is through WebEx. My advisor set everything up after we agreed on the date and time. Some of the professors were sitting at a table in the interview and they just asked me some questions, such as why did you choose to go into nursing? My advise is just to be yourself and don't stress about it too much. I know I was extremely nervous about it as I didn't know what to expect. Clinicals have been going well, although I have only been in a couple so far. I am awaiting notice of my OB clinicals. I'm glad I am now in a position to give others some insight. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    So the first day went pretty well. We were very busy. I should be able to work with the same preceptor as she works fixed days. However, there are also pros to working with multiple nurses to see different points of view. I like mine though and I think I'll stick with her if she'll have me :). @bubbles500 good luck to you, hope you get in! Which semester are you applying to? If you have any questions, I'll try my best to answer them for you.
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    Update for TAMUCC nursing program clinicals. I have officially been placed at Harris Methodist in Fort Worth. I start tomorrow and I am pretty nervous. I hope everything goes well. It seems like they are pretty flexible with which days you can partake in clinicals, at least mine anyway. However, the manager on the floor I'll be on says I may not have the same nurse preceptor every time. I don't know if that is good or not so good, but we shall see. We'll see how it goes!
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    @tatertot11 - do you have a Facebook account?
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    Looks like you can private message someone once you have made 15 posts on allnurses. I don't know how else to get my email to you and I don't want to post it here.
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    K, me too! Goodnight!
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    Ooh man, not looking forward to the care plans... And thank you! I need all the help I can get. You wouldn't happen to be selling any of your books, would you? I just started looking at my books for 2nd semester and they are expensive. Especially med surg...
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    Yep, for Funds! I've never done clinicals before. Did you start nursing school at TAMUCC?
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    Haha, yes they said that Harris contacted them and that I should hear something from them soon. Are you at Harris?
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    Not a problem. I know what you mean. I couldn't find a lot about it before I was accepted. I've found out a lot of what I know from just being in the program. I'm trying to inform others about it as best I can when I receive information.
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    The program is challenging in the sense you would think a nursing program should be, but the professors are very helpful and will accommodate if needed to certain situations. They respond to their emails pretty quickly, but if there is a more time sensitive problem you can text them.
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    I got an email about a prospective clinical site in Fort Worth. I live in the Ponder/Denton area. The hospital still hasn't got back to me about taking me on yet though, so not for sure if I will be going there or not. The school also contacted a hospital in Gainesville, but they haven't responded. I'm not really sure how scheduling works yet, but I'm pretty sure you just can't exceed 24 hours a week. No more than 2 consecutive days in a row. I think scheduling is between you and your preceptor.
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    I don't remember it being particularly difficult to get accepted. The most difficult part was coordinating the application and getting my transcripts to the school. I used the NursingCAS website for the application process. I actually had to take Health Alterations and Pharmacology at TAMUCC after I applied. I took them at a community college, but they wouldn't accept those as they were not upper level classes. I had to have my application in by October 2014 to begin in Summer 2015, but I didn't take those two pre-reqs until Spring 2015. So it is possible to have applied and then take pre-reqs. The way the recommended schedule is set up is you take about 3 classes each semester, for 5 semesters straight (including summer sessions). So, since I started this summer, I will be finished by December of next year (summer, fall, spring, summer, fall). This semester is 13 hrs, fall 2015 - 12 hrs, spring 2016 - 12 hrs, summer 2016 - 9 hrs and fall 2016 - 13 hrs. This semester is especially hard for me as it is a summer session and we only get 10 weeks to finish the same classes students in the fall or spring semesters would have 16 weeks to finish them in. Normal full time summer session is 6 hrs, so you can imagine. It's been pretty rough, so far, but I figure if I can get through this semester without drowning, I should be okay. As I stated before, this is a recommended schedule. You can take less per semester, it will just take you longer to finish the program. Also, if you stay on track with the recommended schedule, you are guaranteed a spot in the next classes, so you don't have to rush to register for them. However, if you fail a class, you are not guaranteed a spot in the next semester and you have to retake the class. Hope this helps!
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    TAMUCC eLine Program

    I started the eline program this summer. I know we do not get to start clinicals until after checkoffs. It is very important to have all your certified profile (immunizations, CPR certification, hospital orientation certificate, etc.) finished before checkoffs so they can place you as soon as possible. There are 135 hours of clinical to complete for Health Assessment in the first semester, but they will let you carry it over into the next semester. It would be impossible to finish otherwise. You do not get a grade for that class until clinicals are finished. I will let you know more after I get my clinical placement. I live in the Denton area, so I am a good 7 to 8 hours from Corpus Christi.
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