MedVance Institute Cookeville Campus
caringwoman33

Fort Dodge, IA

#21 Dec 18, 2009
no
caringwoman33

Fort Dodge, IA

#22 Dec 18, 2009
caregirl39 wrote:
allow me to shorten it..MEDVANCE IS A JOKE.
AMen! someone else thinks the same thing to that place is a joke they only care about the money not the students
caringwoman33

Savannah, TN

#23 Dec 18, 2009
wondering wrote:
when do they get out for christmas break?
dec23 til jan 4
caringwoman33

Savannah, TN

#24 Dec 18, 2009
caregirl39 wrote:
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I did not know that was a course the offered. Christmas break starts on the 23rd until the 4th. I am happy that MedVance was able to help you, however in the course that I am in and the people I have dealt with lately there is little to no help at all. I can't even get a straight answer. Sad Really.
I was wondering what course you take there i take the MA course there
caringwoman33

Savannah, TN

#25 Dec 18, 2009
I am in the cookeville school there and my experience there is that i think they try to rush through the program and it is hard for the instructors to keep everything. Also the woman in the office that deals withbilling there leaves a bad impression on everyone with her attitude

Since: Nov 09

Crossville, TN

#26 Dec 19, 2009
caringwoman33 wrote:
<quoted text> I was wondering what course you take there i take the MA course there
I am in the MLT

Since: Nov 09

Crossville, TN

#27 Dec 19, 2009
caringwoman33 wrote:
I am in the cookeville school there and my experience there is that i think they try to rush through the program and it is hard for the instructors to keep everything. Also the woman in the office that deals withbilling there leaves a bad impression on everyone with her attitude
That would be Melissa, and you really don't want my opinion of her.. or what I think of her. I was raised if you can't say anything nice, well this is a good time to remember that.
lol

Brentwood, TN

#28 Dec 26, 2009
this school is rip off!!!!!!!
lobo32

Columbia, SC

#29 Mar 15, 2010
i realize this is a dead topic but i just wanted to say medvance sux do not even consider going there they care about the money not the students they promise job placement assistance which consist of print outs from the internet of job listings and help you make a resume and thats it oh and the job listings are for metro areas because no where around here will hire from medvance they charge you a monthly fee for letting you go to there school plus the cost of the course which in some cases is 30 to 40 grand and when you graduate you have to go to work at wal mart or back to a factory to pay your studet loans rip off dont make the same mistake as i did
well

Smartt, TN

#30 Mar 15, 2010
I have a few friends and family memebers that went there and it is a joke. I have worked in the medical field for years and I know several facilities that won't hire from MedVance. Think about this too. You spend 10 grand at MedVance to go through the MA program and really it's useless. You can to go to VoTeach and spend 5 grand and get your LPN. LPN's are lic and trained to do more and have more job oppurtunities. I know people who have their MA through there and have to use their CNA to get work because MA is useless.
I Dont understand

Edmonton, KY

#31 Mar 18, 2010
Why does the surgery tech students have to go to school tomorrow to make up a snow day and lab tech students dont can anyone answer that for me? It looks like the whole school would have to make that up. I dont get it at all.
med

Cookeville, TN

#32 Mar 19, 2010
if you want to do something in the medical field volunteer state is excellent they have programs for radiology tech. and ultrasound tech and many others they are accredited and all the local hospitals hire from there.
tooty

Charlotte, TN

#33 Mar 20, 2010
Medvance is insane on their tuition. Do people not realize they can go to Motlow or Vol state to take the same course for half the price? Plus half of the courses are jokes. Like a surgical tech??? They have nurses that do that. Why would a hospital pay another person when there is plenty of nurses to do it.
wondering

Edmonton, KY

#34 Apr 13, 2010
why does the hosital in cookeville not let medvance students do their clinicals there but was told they hire medvance students once they graduate,and pay them good money.
JustAgirl2009

Charlotte, TN

#36 May 12, 2010
Thats funny about the MA jobs...i was looking and over 50 places here in putnam county want MAs right now. The LPN thing is bull. They are hiring MAs over LPNs cause they do the same thing only MAs have to get something to give out pain meds. They can pay MAs cheaper too. I heard that from three OB/GYNs at CRMC.
Wrong

Cookeville, TN

#37 May 12, 2010
Medvance is a school for people who for whatever reason can not get into a normal college. I am a nurse and every employer I have ever worked for REFUSES to hire anyone from Medvance due to the lack of training.

And yes, places do hire MA's. Not because they can do what a nurse does. It's because of pay. I refuse to work for a MA's salary when I can make up to 50 bucks an hour. Many doctors offices will hire off the street and train people to be MA's. Anyone can do it, but no room for advancement.
whatever

Charlotte, TN

#38 May 14, 2010
JustAgirl2009 wrote:
Thats funny about the MA jobs...i was looking and over 50 places here in putnam county want MAs right now. The LPN thing is bull. They are hiring MAs over LPNs cause they do the same thing only MAs have to get something to give out pain meds. They can pay MAs cheaper too. I heard that from three OB/GYNs at CRMC.
thats a crock of shit. Why would anyone want to hire someone only to send them to more training just so they can pass out meds. I've never seen one MA at a nursing home, or the hospital. Unless they are the ones walking around passing out water. A MA is no different than a CNA. Dumb people go to school for a year and waste loads of money to do a job that is free at most places and takes 2 weeks to go through..... Maybe the pay is cheaper to hire an MA, but when it comes to peoples lives they aren't going to screw around and hire someone who is clueless. And maybe you need to check the newspapers under the "healthcare" section. They hire LPN's all the time. There will always be a demand for nurses. Sorry medical assistants. You can not consider yourself a nurse.

Since: Apr 10

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#39 May 16, 2010
MedVance in general sucks, not just the one in Cookeville. It's cashing in on people who want a decent-paying job but who don't want to put forth the time and effort required for college or university.
Just So U Know

Cookeville, TN

#40 May 16, 2010
I can tell tell you what part of the problem with training is. One "instructor" worked in Registration at CRMC for several years before working as a pharmacy tech at CRMC for a year or two before she was hired to teach the Pharmacy Tech class at MedVance. Another girl worked in CRMC Surgery Dept. for about three years before being hired as a Surgery Tech instructor at MedVance for $13 an hour. This is true people. I worked at CRMC and knew them both. They were nice girls but in no way qualified to teach. Neither were at MedVance for a year. I have never attended MedVance and wouldn't because of the lack of training and huge cost not to mention not having a job when I got out.
DUH

Cookeville, TN

#41 May 17, 2010
ROFLCOPTER wrote:
MedVance in general sucks, not just the one in Cookeville. It's cashing in on people who want a decent-paying job but who don't want to put forth the time and effort required for college or university.
Yep, and employers know that the people who attend Medvance don't want to put the time and effort into education and want to take a shortcut. That's why most decient employers will not hire them. Also, people who go to Medvance most likely can not get into formal colleges because of test scores. Seriously, who would go to Medvance unless they had to?

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