I liked that the program was only one year because it gave me a chance to learn everything at a fast pace. There were a couple of schools that had programs that were around two years long and I knew I couldn't really spend two years going to school right now, so TCTC’s one year PN program just made it so much easier.
"Texas County made me feel like I can accomplish so much more. At first when I went to LPN school I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to graduate and I thought it would be too hard, but now I feel like I could go on to RN school and get my BSN. They just really put the confidence in me to do all of that"
“My grandma had lung cancer and got really sick a few years back, and the way the nurse took care of her is what actually made me want to become a nurse and how I found out about TCTC. The nurse did an amazing job with my grandma and even helping my mom and everyone through it. We were talking to her and she told us about her experience with Texas County and that she graduated from there, so I decided to look into the school.
I liked that the program was only one year because it gave me a chance to learn everything at a fast pace. There were a couple of schools that had programs that were around two years long and I knew I couldn’t really spend two years going to school right now, so TCTC’s one year PN program just made it so much easier. It didn’t seem too overwhelming, especially because the instructors cared about our time; if we didn’t have anything left to do in class they would give us time to work on homework so that we could get the most out of our day.
So I feel like I'm really prepared. I’m sure there will be a learning curve, but I don't feel like it's going to be as big as if I went to another school
I’m most excited to actually put all of the nursing skills that I learned into action. I have friends that went to other schools and they were telling me about their program. They never really got to do some of the things we did in our clinical setting. I got to do several catheters, several IVs, I got to do a catheter in a male and a female, I got to clean a central line dressing, I got to do just so much more than they did. So I feel like I’m really prepared. I’m sure there will be a learning curve, but I don’t feel like it’s going to be as big as if I went to another school.
Texas County made me feel like I can accomplish so much more. At first when I went to LPN school I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to graduate and I thought it would be too hard, but now I feel like I could go on to RN school and get my BSN. They just really put the confidence in me to do all of that and now I am headed to the University of Missouri to work in their clinic and eventually further my education.”
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"Now that I am an instructor, I am reminded of the importance of small class sizes. Our class sizes are usually between 20-30 students and there are plenty of instructors for students. As a student, I could always go to instructors to ask for help and talk to them, and now I aim to do the same for my students. I chose TCTC mostly because of the location and the ability to work full time and go to school full time, but once I got here I got to know everybody and they all wanted to see their students succeed because we live in the same town and they want the community to succeed."Read full story
"I worked three days a week, went to classes one day a week, and clinicals one day a week, and the other two days I spent studying. I had my daughter during Christmas break of my RN year, so she was so little which made it easy to get most of my stuff done. I’m glad that I have the job security now and I can support her in anything she wants to do because of it. "Read full story
"Clarice and Chelsye will do absolutely everything they can to find financial help for you. They set me up with programs and grants and all kinds of things that made my whole experience there free. While it is a little more costly, they do more for you than other schools when it comes to finding you assistance. TCTC is a nursing school, so they know what kind of help nurses can get, where other schools that try to juggle all kinds of programs simply don’t care about helping you get aid."Read full story
"Each and every one of those teachers truly cared about what was going on with their students. I grew tremendously as a person, mentally, emotionally, intellectually in nursing school. I realized that out in the workforce I could handle a lot more than I ever thought I would be able to as far as knowledge, stress, and endurance. TCTC just gave me that confidence."Read full story
"Coming to TCTC for nursing school was the best decision I’ve ever made because they worked so well with my schedule. My two girls always come first and TCTC allowed me to go to school as a full-time student while still working as a full-time med-surg nurse with 40 plus hours a week and I could still be a full-time mom without missing out on important events in my daughters’ lives. Not many nursing schools allow you to do that. I felt so loved and welcomed at that school and I honestly did not have one bad part at TCTC."Read full story