Bevill State Nursing Program... food for thought - page 2

This is being posted for anybody that is considering the Bevill State Nursing program. I have heard lots of good things about the program from students that were there in the past. This is being... Read More

  1. Visit  RN1488 profile page
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    Quote from cpl_dvldog
    When 2 students, from the same school, are scheduled to be with the same preceptor it IS the schools fault. When the school then tells that student they are so short on preceptors they may just have to do their preceptorship during the summer, that is the schools fault also. When the school gives a student a precept nurses contact info, and when that student is finally able to get in touch with the nurse, and is told she is off on medical leave, and has been for several weeks. Just may be me, but I would say that is also the school's fault.

    Maybe I am too picky, but when my class is constantly preached to about how we are to be professional at all times while in Bevill uniforms, it gripes my ass that they drop the ball all the time. It would not be so bad if they actually acted like they cared, but they act like fixing their screw-ups is an annoyance.

    But hey, as long as the staff get their paychecks on-time everything is just great.
    I'm not in anyway saying Bevill is perfect. It is not and they could be more organized. But it is wrong to assume this is ALL the schools fault. Do you know how precetorship works? The HOSPITAL chooses which nurses to assign students to. Then the school assigns those nurses to the students. We had issues with nurses only working part time after we were assigned to them. The school only knows what the hospital tells them. I think we should keep that in mind.
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  2. Visit  Alabamabound profile page
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    Hello to all! I am currently taking pre-Nursing courses in Florida, but am moving to Alabama this May (spouse got transferred to Birmingham for his job). Someone recommended that I continue my nursing schooling at Bevill State Community College and I am trying to get some information. What pre-req's are required to get in the program? How do they choose who gets in? Down here, we have to take 5 pre-req courses before we can apply for the program and then they take the people with the highest pre-req GPA and TEAS test score. Is that similiar to what Bevill does? Also- are you eligible to take the NCLEX exam right after graduation if you go to that school? Any information that you all could pass on to me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
  3. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    I cannot give you an honest answer on how Bevill chooses their nursing students. I was accepted with a previous BA degree. I only had to take my BIO classes during the nursing program, except BIO 103 had to be completed already. One of the guys in my class was a first semester student at another Jr. College when he was accepted into Bevill's nursing program. He had no previous college credits. I do know the admission requirements are different for the classes that followed mine. Now MTH 100 is required, and the TEAS test must be taken. I am not sure if the COMPASS test is still required or not.

    My advice to you would be the same I give everybody. Apply to more than just one school. It is so hard to get in the more schools you apply to the better your odds.
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  4. Visit  lsk40 profile page
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    What part of alabama are you moving to ?
  5. Visit  Alabamabound profile page
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    I am supposed to move to the Birmingham area...but after doing some research I think that I better stay here in Florida and do the nursing program down here. I already have the pre-req's and all of the Gen Ed classes done except for Microbiology. I would have to take Public Speaking up there- yucky! I had to take Nutrition and MicroApps for Pre-req's and those two aren't even listed in the Bevill program...so they wouldn't even count. My current school only looks at the pre-req GPA (I'm applying with a 4.0)...and Bevill looks at the overall GPA- so I have a better shot down here because I have a C in Math and a B in English.
    My boyfriend moved up there for his job in August. He is staying in Adamsville but works in Birmingham. He is doing the Fire Protection/sprinkler system in the Children's Hospital that is being built there.
  6. Visit  emjunk profile page
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    I graduated from the LPN program at Bevill- Fayette Campus this past December. While there were problems occasionally with the school/program I have to say at the Fayette Campus they were relatively minor, one of the big things to consider when going to Bevill is that all the campuses are almost completely different schools. While there is a single woman over ALL the nursing programs, each campus has it's own head also and each has it's own staff that only works at that campus (with the exception of a few satellite campuses such as carrollton, al which is combined with the Fayette Campus and has the same instructors). So in essence each program is a little different. They do all have the same ugly uniforms, though i have to say the new uniforms are slightly better than the ones I graduated with.

    As for getting your LPN and bridging to RN, I don't know about the other campuses but at Fayette campus it's definitely worth it. Pretty much everyone in my graduating class that applied for the bridge program got in as long as they get the 500 hours of work experience. I like it because now i KNOW that nursing is what i want to do because I'm already working in the field and i really see what I am getting into and know it's what I want it also gets you experience that people who go straight to RN don't get, for example I have no problem passing meds now because it's what i do all day. Also I work in a nursing home where I have to give lots of meds and this has helped me improve my knowledge of drugs, their trade and generic names and what they do, which will help me a lot when i go back to get my RN in the summer. To me it's also something to fall back on just in case the worst was to happen and i didn't pass nursing school or had to drop out for some unforeseen reason.
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  7. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    Quote from emjunk
    I graduated from the LPN program at Bevill- Fayette Campus this past December. While there were problems occasionally with the school/program I have to say at the Fayette Campus they were relatively minor, one of the big things to consider when going to Bevill is that all the campuses are almost completely different schools. While there is a single woman over ALL the nursing programs, each campus has it's own head also and each has it's own staff that only works at that campus (with the exception of a few satellite campuses such as carrollton, al which is combined with the Fayette Campus and has the same instructors). So in essence each program is a little different. They do all have the same ugly uniforms, though i have to say the new uniforms are slightly better than the ones I graduated with.

    As for getting your LPN and bridging to RN, I don't know about the other campuses but at Fayette campus it's definitely worth it. Pretty much everyone in my graduating class that applied for the bridge program got in as long as they get the 500 hours of work experience. I like it because now i KNOW that nursing is what i want to do because I'm already working in the field and i really see what I am getting into and know it's what I want it also gets you experience that people who go straight to RN don't get, for example I have no problem passing meds now because it's what i do all day. Also I work in a nursing home where I have to give lots of meds and this has helped me improve my knowledge of drugs, their trade and generic names and what they do, which will help me a lot when i go back to get my RN in the summer. To me it's also something to fall back on just in case the worst was to happen and i didn't pass nursing school or had to drop out for some unforeseen reason.
    You are right about each campus being different. Between Jasper and Sumiton I would highly suggest goijng to the Jasper campus, because the Sumiton campus is treated like red-headed step-children. Everything is done to accomodate the Jasper campus.

    I discovered that during the first 2semesters those with a medical background, LPN, CNA, etc... did very well. Starting 3rd semester is when things evened out. Perhaps this is due to them being exposed to information that is new to them also. I was surprised we had several LPN's that didn't bridge in, but came in as first sememster ADN students. 2 of which had been LPN's for 7+ years failed 3rd semester.
  8. Visit  Shandra2008 profile page
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    Hello ALL!!!! How is everyone?? I have a quick question! I am applying to Bevill for the fall 2011 semester! I know they said we have to take the TEAS V test befor entering the program. I was wondering how does this process work??? I mean do they send you a letter saying your excepted then you take the test? Or do they send you a letter saying when the test is available to take and then you take it? Im curious about this because I really should study a little for it!!!

    Thanks so much in advance guys!!!!
  9. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    Not sure how they do it now, but when I entered, the COMPASS test ws required to apply. It had to be taken before your application was accepted.

    From what I understand the deadline to apply for the Fall is Apr. 1.
  10. Visit  Tooimpatient profile page
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    You have to be accepted to take the TEAS V test, you should find out sometime in April I believe. We took our TEAD test May 25th last year
  11. Visit  Shandra2008 profile page
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    Thanks guys! I have already gotten my app in... Im just waiting to get the letter! @tooimpatient... Is the test hard? How long is it? And did you have a study guide? What was your gpa getting in? Im sorry for all of the questions!!!
  12. Visit  cpl_dvldog profile page
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    What is the process to fill the seats now? They invite 200 people to take the TEAS test to fill 150 seats, or do they invite 150 people to take the TEAS test hoping they all pass it?
  13. Visit  futurernjap profile page
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    Hey you all! I applied to bevill to for the fall, but I got accepted to jeff state for the summer so if I get accepted I'm just gonna give up my spot. With the teas test it's not so much hard- it's just stuff that is tested to see if u have a knack for retaining information long term. The test is mostly comprised of stuff like middle and high school math, reading, English and science.I feel like the science us a little difficult because it's stuff that we haven't SEEN in a long time. Especially wince the nursing pre req list is anatomy and micro. The science part particularly is hard because it's not anatomy or stuff That mainly comprises the test( it's only like 3 or 4 questions related to anatomy) it's stuff like geology, chemistry and physical science is heavily used on the test basically if you took physical science in wether highschool or first semester of college you'll do good on the test because physical science combines geology, chemistry, biology, ect... A little micro is on the test to. The first time I took the teas test I made a 64%. I bought the study guide off ati.com and I used it for a week and increased my score to a 72.7%. I took my test the second time at wallace in hanceville. I would highly suggest buying the study manual. It's $85 bucks for the packet, but it comes with the study book and 2 practice test. Practice test A is to take before you start studying to let you know where you are before you start using the study manual and practice test B is to let you know where you are after you have been studying the manual. Hopes this helps!!
    Last edit by futurernjap on Mar 31, '11

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