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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know if I am accepted?
Applicants for the 2014-2015 school year have been chosen. 2015-2016 applications are available with deadline of January 31st, 2015.

 

How do I go about specializing in a certain area in nursing?
Specialization in nursing comes after graduation. Traditionally after six months to a year minimum in medical/surgical nursing setting most nurses decide after that year of gaining their knowledge base to branch out into other areas they are interested in (such as pediatrics, maternity, emergency room, home care, etc…). Seminars are offered throughout the area, state, and national levels to gain more specialized information in your area of interest.

 

Will I be able to find a job upon graduation?
Yes. Locally, our students are finding employment in a wide range of health care settings including: hospitals, rural health clinics, long-term care facilities, hospice and home health services.

Nurses are in high demand nation-wide with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting nursing jobs will grow at a rate of 26% until 2020, requiring an additional 700,000 nurses in the workforce (bls.gov)

 

What will a graduate nurse expect to be paid?
RN starting pay range is $15.00 to $24.00/hour*
VN starting pay range is $10.00 to $17.00/hour*

* These figures are based on previous healthcare experience, shift differentials, and the health care setting.

 

Can I work while I am in school?
Due to the study and clinical commitment, we recommend a minimal work schedule.

 

What type of study/classroom commitment can I expect?
A minimum commitment of 45-60 hours per week
On-campus classroom lecture and skills/simulation laboratory plus a study regimen as follows:
- 1 hour of lecture equals a 3 hour commitment to study.

 

Where and when will I be expected to perform the clinical component of the program?
RN clincials are performed at variety of locations from Mt. Pleasant to Longview Monday through Saturday with some night clinical opportunities

VN clinicals are performed at a variety of locations in Mt. Pleasant, Pittsburg, and Winnsboro Monday through Friday during the day only.

 

How do I submit an application?
All Nursing Program Applications are submitted online. Please see the Apply to Program link on the nursing section of the NTCC website.

 

I haven't taken my HESI A2 entrance exam how can I do that?
The HESI A2 exam may be completed through our Testing Center on Campus.

 

How do I submit my letter of recommendation, HESI A2 results, or transcript(s)?
You will need a digital (electronic) copy of your documents, so that you can submit them with your application. Within the application form there is a section for uploading these documents.

 

What if I don't have a digital copy of my transcript(s), HESI A2 confirmation/score, or letter(s) of recommendation?
If you do not have electronic copies of your documents you may mail them to: NTCC Nursing Department, Admissions Committee, 2886 FM1735, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455.

 

How much will it cost?
RN program
Textbooks cost estimate $1750.00
Extra fees $1,600.00
In-district tuition (Morris, Titus, Camp counties)
70 semester hours $5,000.00
Residents of all other Texas counties tuition
70 semester hours $8,700.00
Uniforms/supplies $850.00
 
LPN/VN to RN Mobility
Textbooks cost estimate $1,300.00
Uniforms/Supplies
$850.00
Extra fees $ 1400.00
In-district tuition
30-35 semester hours $2,400.00 to 2,650.00
Residents of all other Texas counties tuition
30-35 semester hours $4,000.00 to 4,500.00
 
VN Program
Textbooks cost estimate $1100.00
Extra fees $1400.00
In-district tuition (Morris, Titus, Camp Counties)
40 semester hours $3,000.00
Residents of all other Texas counties tuition
40 semester hours $5,000.00
Uniforms/supplies $1040.00

 




    
 
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