I know a lot of people focus on the fact that it’s a small and local school, but I don’t think they realize that it is a top caliber school. From what I experienced, the nurses that Texas County was putting out were better than some of the nurses these big schools were putting out.
"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."
TCTC graduates tend to come out much stronger clinically speaking. They were able to work with patients and have that confidence of an experienced nurse.
Usually when they came out of school they were actually ready to take patients, whereas nurses from some of the other schools focused more on the academics and not the hands-on side of nursing, so it took longer to get them oriented to be able to actually function as a working nurse.
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"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"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