Calling all Southwest Tennessee Community College FALL 2013 Hopefuls!!

  1. Since the last few classes have had a forum for their applicants, I figured I would start one for anyone applying for the FALL 2013 start! Anyone?!
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  3. by   DadStudentPerhaps
    Hi, hope you don't mind if I follow this thread even though Im not applying in the Fall of 2013. I still have to take A&P I & II. I do have 99 credit hours completed and a 3.07 GPA through Northwest. I work full time during the day, so I am interested in talking to folks enrolling in the evening/weekend program. Im also interested in learning about the enrollment process.
  4. by   BEL985
    Of course I don't mind. Are you planning to take AP I & II through Southwest or Northwest? I took AP I over the summer in a mini term and I'll be finished with AP II tomorrow!
  5. by   DadStudentPerhaps
    I'm planning on taking A&P through Northwest because the tuition is cheaper and I can do the class online. I will still have to go to the campus and do the labs. I do need to make sure it will transfer to SW. Are you going to work while in school? This is the part that makes the most nervous. However, my wife is currently working full time at Methodist Hospital and taking the RN to BSN at CBU full time.
  6. by   BEL985
    No, I do not work. I have two toddlers and a husband in the military so he comes and goes. I believe Southwest gives the same tuition rates to residents of bordering counties in MS & AR (DeSoto and Crittenden?) I'm not from here so I'm not positive if those are the names. Southwest offers AP II completely online with interactive labs! It's a really good class and the professor gives you so many resources it's unreal.
  7. by   DadStudentPerhaps
    I did not know that, I will have to check into it. I have not visited the Southwest campus yet because I was planning on getting all my pre-reqs done at NW first, but I do like the idea of taking A&P completely online. Thanks By the way, two toddlers sounds like a full time job to me, ha.
  8. by   BEL985
    The Macon campus is very nice . . The Union campus downtown.. not so much but since the class is completely online you wouldn't have to go to either. It's not all that time consuming, and you have tests every 2 weeks or so. A few small assignments here and there, but tons of opportunities for bonus points. Two toddlers = TWO full time jobs, ha. One just turned 2 and the other turns 3 this week
  9. by   DadStudentPerhaps
    That sounds ideal.... I wonder if they also have A&P I online? I need to call them. My kids are 10 & 16 now, but I still recall the toddler years like it was yesterday. Nowadays, I just get to play referee a lot.
  10. by   Amanda0418
    I am also taking all my core classes at Northwest. I hope to be applying to the nursing program there and at Southwest Fall 2013. I am nervous about getting excepted though. We will see what happens.
  11. by   nikkih901
    Hi everyone. I just passed Adult Health I tonight and I am super stoked. It all still seems so surreal since I was academically dismissed from the program last year. I had to sit out 2 semesters (mandatory) to regroup and find out where I went wrong and figure out a plan to redeem myself.

    I wanted to give some words of encouragement to all of you going into the program this Fall. Continue to stay determined and focused just as you have while taking your pre-reqs and it will be impossible to fail. @ DadRNperhaps....I still work a full time 8-5 M-F job because I have no other choice, so if I can do it trust me, anyone can. If you follow all of my post on here, you will see that I worried the dickens out of so many people with questions about the program and I got alot of great feedback.

    Since this sight has been somewhat of a "saving grace" for me, I will be more than happy to help any of you because I truly want everyone to succeed.

    Take care everyone!!!
    Last edit by nikkih901 on Dec 11, '12 : Reason: Mispelled word...imagine that :-/
  12. by   DadStudentPerhaps
    Hi Nikki, thanks for sharing. Congrats on passing Adult Health. My wife passed her Health Assessment Finals at CBU last night and was pretty stoked herself. She had been dreading taking that test because a lot of her peers kept talking about how tought it was. Since you're working 8-5, I presume your enrolled in the evening / weekend program? From what I can tell, only SW and Baptist offer an evening course, how do you like the classes? Are the Instructors available after class to help if a student has questions? What are the hours for the evening classes? Thanks.

    @Amanada, I tried to enroll in A&P I for the Spring Semester at NW but was told by my advisor it required a pre-req to get in the class. He did not know what the pre-req was and seemed to be in a bit of a hurry. I had him put me in another course instead as my major "at the moment" is BA, then after I thought about it a while, I call the registrars office to find out what the pre-req was for the class. It was Biology, which I have already taken and have a B in the class. When I go back in January to complete my registration, I am going to check on switching the class back to A&P. If it is full, I may check into SWs A&P class since Bel let me know the class is online, including the lab : )
    Last edit by DadStudentPerhaps on Dec 12, '12 : Reason: spelling
  13. by   nikkih901
    Yes, I am in the night/weekend program but we still have to meet on campus during normal working hours sometimes. Classes are typically 5-8 p on Tues. and Thurs. and you have the option of clinical days on Saturday or Sunday.

    The only thing that catches people coming into the program off guard is that they are really never told that this is more or less a self study/taught program. It's not like you go to class and listen to lecture and then you are tested on the instructor's lecture. NOT THE CASE!! You have to read, read and then read the book. It does get a bit overwhelming at times because there could be 15-20 plus chapters assigned for one test. But that is where you have to figure out effective studying techniques that work for you.

    As far as the instructors (really loud sighs) that's a hard one. Some of them are great and some not so much. I do think it takes a really thick skin to deal with some.
  14. by   BEL985
    There is a completely online AP I class option with the same instructor I have!
    I have heard the SW program is pretty much "self taught". I can't do any night classes so I'm only applying for the day classes.
    Nikki, if you don't mind telling us, where have you done your clinical sites so far? And congrats on passing