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

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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 posted as an up to date status on... Read More


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    thats what im planning to do. i want to apply to bevill, wallace, shelton, and west alabama. im really considering doing a lpn program and switching to the rn because ive heard its a little easier doing lpn... and does your school give the option of dropping down to lpn from rn or going up from the lpn to rn program? i know some schools do, just didnt know if you all did either...

    and if you could have went to any other nursing school other than bevill which would u have chosen?
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    Thanks for your reply about the uniforms.
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    I am currently attending Bevill State, in the RN program. The problem isn't just with Bevill State Nursing, it's with Bevill in general. They are not organized, they lose paperwork all the time, and honestly nobody ever seems to know anything. I've been told several different answers by several different people about very important things that you would think SOMEBODY would have the answer to. Now that being said, I am doing well in the program and I do love it, it's just that the staff could use a little more togetherness and get their facts straight on things.

    Somebody mentioned the uniforms, they have changed them and yes it's true you now have a blue set (for hospitals) and a white set (for nursing homes). They are solid colors with a round Bevill patch that you have to sew onto the front.

    Anyways don't get me wrong, I think the program is worth going into, and I'm very glad I did. You just have to take extra responsibility and make sure you get the things done that need to be done or you could end up in a big predicament. You have to be responsible for yourself and always double check with someone else to make sure you were told the right thing lol.
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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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    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!
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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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    What part of alabama are you moving to ?
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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.
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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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    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.


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