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Tri-C Day or Evening/Weekend Program???

So I just received my provisional application for Tri-C's nursing program (YAY!) for Fall 2015.

But I am at a dilemma now. I currently work full time, 6a-2p. I can alter my hours, but I need to still remain at full time status. So I cannot work any less or else I can't survive.

I have looked at both the day and evening programs, but cannot decide which is better. No information is given on approximately how long each is (such a time to such a time.)

I am leading more toward the day program, since the Metro campus is closest to my house. When (generally) do these classes end or even begin? I can suffer through working nights, but if I get off at 6a and have to be at class by 7a, I'm not gonna be able to make it. Any help?

If you look carefully, you'll notice that the evening/weekend program is referred to as a "modified evening/weekend" program. This is due to the fact that some clinicals start as early as 3 p.m. during the week, while others may begin at 7 a.m. on the weekends. Lectures usually begin at 5 p.m. and are always on weekdays.

If you decide on the "day" program, lectures may begin anywhere from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays and clinicals usually start at 7 a.m. on weekdays. However, due to the difficulty in getting specialty (OB, peds, psych) clinical sites, you may have a weekend clinical at some point(s) during your 3rd semester.

I could definitely work with that, and my job could as well. What I am confused about is that each class has a lab/clinical to go along with it right? Maybe this is a stupid question, but I am confused. When I looked at some of the classes there were ones that had so many credits, then ones with 0 credits- these would be the clinicals right?

The first semester is N1300, Health Assessment, a non-clinical nursing course, composed of lecture and lab. You also take N1450, the first med/surg course, which is nursing fundamentals. This course is 8 credit hours and is composed of lecture, lab, and clinical. If you see a section with lots of students, say 56, that's a lecture section. Labs hold 14-16 students and last about 2 hours. Clinicals hold 6-8 or 9 students, depending on the site, and last about 5-6 hours. When you register, you will only be given certain options, based on your home campus. Remember, too, that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so you may not get your first choice. Also, it is difficult to switch your sections with someone else.

Wagner89

Has 1 years experience.

Hi, I know your thread is old, but I wanted to get some feedback about the program. What was your experience like? Any tips or insight will help

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