Medical Careers Institute Reviews
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Reviewed by: Diana S, Associate in nursing-science on February 12th, 2011 featured
I am an RN student at the Newport News campus. Being former military and already having a bachelors degree I know the challenges of a fast paced education. I came here as a career switcher and I could not be happier with my decision. The program is hard and you know that when you sign on. I get frustrated when people complain about the amount of course work and learning required for each class, but when you sign on they warn you that you are doing 16 weeks of traditional education in 5 weeks. If they think this is bad hopefully they never join the military and attend technical school, because no one there will listen to their whining.
I enjoy the teachers and the staff. My best advice is to read your chapters the week before, come to class prepared for lecture and then study for your tests. People complain about teachers using PPT but I think that a diagram on a PPT is much more effective then drawing something on a chalk board.
The RN program is regionally accredited and they are in the accreditation phase for the NLN. Once they receive that you will be able to transfer your credits anywhere. Financial aid is a breeze if you have the GI Bill, they take care of everything for you. The cost of the RN program is now $42,000 and has just been changed to 16 months long because they broke Med/Surg into 2 classes. I like the idea because students have told me that is the hardest class in the program, plus it gets you extra clinical hours.
Reviewed by: Erik L, in on April 28th, 2011
I chose MCI because of the reputation in the medical field. I called multiple facilities before starting and they all told me that they like getting graduates from MCI. It was a challenging program, but it made me more confident. I am now working and love what I do. If you have a family and want to make a career change I def. recommend this school.
Reviewed by: shay O on May 13th, 2010
I will be going to MCI this June, I will be taking the MA program am kind of scare so can somebody tell me a little about the classes. thank you
Reviewed by: Pooh S on May 10th, 2010
Does anybody know if the RN professors at MCI Newport News lectures are equivalent to tests or exams given. Do they teach whats goin to be on the exams. Is it possible if u study the lecture notes you will be able topass the test?
Reviewed by: Marcus M on February 26th, 2010
I am about to enroll and if it were not for the fact that a company was paying for thi school, I would not be going. This is not a school. It is a business. The purpose of a business is to make money. The tution is outrageous and there are many hidden things. The staff are not friendly nor helpful. If you are not willing to jump up and down to get things done, don't apply. Also if you have taken any previous courses, most will not transfer.
Reviewed by: John Q on February 21st, 2010
I am a current student in the RN program and would only recommend it to someone who either has experience or extensive medical knowledge. This program is very fast paced with minimal instruction given. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable but unfortunately you don't have the luxury of time to take advantage of their knowledge. In case anyone is wondering about actual tuition cost, when everything is said and done, the cost from start to finish in the associates degree for RN (which is actually 15 months if you do not fail a class) will be approximately $40,ooo
Reviewed by: Megan B on January 18th, 2010
I think that this is a great way to get a career. Not only does the school have a great reputation in the workplace but the education standards are high. So when it comes to getting a job a student that comes from MCI will be more desired than a Community College. I would visit the school and get the actual pass rates since the one listed above isn't correct.
Reviewed by: Brian B on May 17th, 2010
I'm new to MCI and I am in the MA program. So far things are going okay and it is VERY fast paced. If it goes as fast in the medical classes I feel that I may not learn everything I think I need to know. Hopefully though my externship will work itself out and help me show the way. I cannot complain yet so hopefully it will stay that way. It's cool to know though that if I graduate I will qualify for a job. It just sucks though that sometimes in class when we cover things we move right on from it straight into something else. I just need to make sure that I DON'T forget what I learn. I like the school though. Everyone seems friendly and answers all of my questions so far!!!
Reviewed by: Jessica J on April 11th, 2010
I personally like MCI and would recommend it to others who are looking to get a career fast. Its very time consuming, they do tell you this when you sign up, it's hard to have a job and have any kind of social life while doing this school but that just comes with the fast pace. The instructors are good and will help you when you need it and make sure you understand what they're talking about. Like any college they expect a certain level of obligation to want to do something from the students, they aren't just going to mouth feed you. I cant wait to start my life and a 4 year college just wasn't for me. I'm currently in the LPN program and hopefully will go back for my RN in the future. Its a great start to a awesome career. There are times though when you will not like MCI and times when you do but that comes with any school. Just know when you sign up that its not going to be easy and you'll have to work very hard to get what you want, like any other school.
Reviewed by: KATIE C, Associate in on August 18th, 2010
overall i really enjoyed going to MCI but the down fall is, its WAY TO MUCH MONEY WHEN YOU CAN'T TRANSFERS CREDITS TO ANOTHER SCHOOL! ITS A WASTE OF MONEY IF YOU WANT TO ADVANCE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO START ALL OVER...PLEASE DON;T SIGN UP FOR MCI
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