SC schools: short wait list?? - page 2

I am a HGTC student here in the grand strand. Our nursing(RN-ADN) program has a wait list of at least two years! LPN- 1 year. Does anyone know of any sc, or north carolina school that are close... Read More

  1. by   drgnys30
    I can tell you that Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort does not have a waiting list. I know that is a little bit of a drive, we have had students that relocated for the time or have done hotels til they graduate. We had some students from Charleston recently. If you would like more information, please contact me.
  2. by   misssherisc
    Thanks for that information. I really wanted to do Midlands Tech, but I don't want to wait forever to start my coursework. I have a BA in English. I have taught 7th grade English for the past 3 years. It is not for me. I need a change in career. I have always been interested in nursing so, that is what my plan is when this school year is over. Thanks!
  3. by   oneblessed
    Good luck to you! I feel I'm in the same situation. I've been at my current job for about 10 years, but always wanted to go into the nursing field. I'll be taking my pre-reqs this Spring at MTC! Much blessings to you!
  4. by   rn2bemle
    I am currently in Florence Darlington Technical College 4th semester and as far as I know there is no waiting list to get in....New groups start in the Fall and the Spring so you just missed the newest call but you could apply and begin in August 2010!
  5. by   LAchune
    Quote from rn2bemle
    I am currently in Florence Darlington Technical College 4th semester and as far as I know there is no waiting list to get in....New groups start in the Fall and the Spring so you just missed the newest call but you could apply and begin in August 2010!
    Hi im starting school at FDTC for my ADN on august 16. i was wondering is the program hard and do you have any general advice for new students trying to be a nurse...would really appreciate it ........thnx
  6. by   ajnole25
    Greenville tech has no wait list. It is a points based system based on your prereq grades and any extra classes or work experiences that you may already have. It is very hard to get in however. I know of a few people that have been waiting and retaking classes to get better grades to improve their standing. Basically you gaet so many points for a letter grade and points vary depending on class. For instance an A in A&P is worth 7 where an A in a general class such as English is worth 4. You do not have to have all prereqs completed but you do get bonus points for having them completed. You also get bonus points for a 4.0 GPA and 3.5 GPA. They have 40 seats per class and the highest point total of applicants get in til the seats are full. If you do not make it then I guess you could call it a waiting list but you just sit or take extra classes until the number of students with a higher point total than you is less than 40. I had a 4.0 GPA with 52 points. The cut off was 49. Also the program is 5 week sessions. Basically they take a 16 week class and split it into 3 five week sessions. generally a class starting with 40 students usuall 6-9 of the origional class is there at the end. The good news is that if you fail a five week session or have to sit out for something life throws at you, you do not have to wait. You join the class in the rotation right behind you. You also get much more clinical hands on experience than the 4 year colleges. Much more! They get more theory. There is a bridge program with USC for an 1 year accelerated RN to BSN after completion.
  7. by   Mezabeth
    Only 6-9 out of 40 make it to the end with Greenville tech? That's not very encouraging! I am starting this fall in their program. Boy do I hope I can make it to the end! I guess all I can do is my best..
  8. by   hallberry
    do any of these schools offer their nursing programs at night/weekend?
  9. by   remylemy
    Quote from drgnys30
    I can tell you that Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort does not have a waiting list. I know that is a little bit of a drive, we have had students that relocated for the time or have done hotels til they graduate. We had some students from Charleston recently. If you would like more information, please contact me.
    I would love more information. I am currently attending Trident Technical College but there is a waiting list for the nursing program. I am willing to drive to Beaufort. Feel free to message me, for some reason it did not allow me to message you. Thanks!

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