Thoughts about Unitek College LVN program ?? - page 2

Hi, Could people kindly share their thoughts if Unitek LVN program is a good choice to go with ? Does it meet the hours criteria that hospitals require in order to hire a new employee? How many... Read More

  1. by   peejayheartsyou
    i passed the cpat test today =)
  2. by   Tran24
    Hi Elorraine11!!

    I am also a third year student in a CSU right now. I will also be starting at the Fremont campus for the first three weeks in January 4th and after that, I will be taking classes at the Santa Clara campus. I know our first three weeks at Fremont will end on January 22nd I believe. Do you by any chance know when we will be starting classes down in Santa Clara? It would be great if we could keep in contact with each other. =)
  3. by   Tran24
    Hi Elorraine11!!
    Hi!

    I am also a third year student in a CSU right now. I will also be starting at the Fremont campus for the first three weeks in January 4th and after that, I will be taking classes at the Santa Clara campus. I know our first three weeks in Fremont will end on January 22nd I believe. Do you by any chance know when we will be starting classes down in Santa Clara? It would be great if we could keep in contact with each other. =)
  4. by   Elorraine11
    great! it is really nice to hear that there are other people in the same situation! the csu system makes it so hard to get into nursing! We should totally keep in touch! i am still getting used to this allnurses.com site so i am not sure how to send you my e-mail address in a message.
  5. by   dpeterson
    Hey everyone, FYI when I spoke to an admissions counselor @ Unitek he told me that they only contract your clinicals with nursing homes. You won't get time at major hospitals. I don't know if this makes a difference or not, or if your goal is to go onto RN, but this was what turned me off. Also, they are NOT WASC accredited so you cannot get federal or state aid/ grants and such. Kaplan and Western are both accredited though. After much confusion and strife I am going to USF. Goodluck to everyone and deciding!
  6. by   Tran24
    I'm new to this web too. I think we have to post at least 15 threads in order to send private messages. I wonder, would it be okay if I post my email on my webpage for a while until I get a response from you so that I can take it off afterward? My email will be on my page! =)
  7. by   yoyoyoyo
    ill give you a basic crash course of unitek....

    the first 3 weeks is testing purely almost all of it is very basic A&P/abbreviations and med terms.. thats the easy part...

    med calculations work their way in there, and be careful some of the teachers really do not know their math.. i talked to a few students who took the pharm course (in the lvn program of course) of which all failed the math test .. ... hmmmm..

    once you are in core, be aware that testing is iffy.... a lot of people tell me that the tests are truly not fair, you are unable to review them after, and if there is a review its a class one. where you cannot see your individual score. and most of the time you wont know what questions were thrown out if there were any.. my personal feeling this should not ever happen.. the tests should be black and white with no grey areas just like the nclex they claim its based off of.. a basic example of this is their professional development course.. 90% of classes fail this section yet they still graduate.. which makes no sense.. considering the same problems have happened for many classes before and even after mine, i wonder if they ever fix the problems...

    favoritism runs rampant.. .. ive seen it happen far too many times, someone goes crying they failed a test then they magically pass the next day, etc etc etc. some of the teachers are truly there for a paycheck and nothing more.. others do actually care however..

    dont let this get you down if you are there... not all teachers suck.. there are some that go above and beyond to help their students pass.. i was one of the lucky ones with a killer team... use your book especially. if there is information taught to you, you can always contradict it with the book.

    clinical sites are never and i mean never confirmed until 1 day prior to actually going there, if not after.. i mean that too, they dont have any idea where they are going due to someone from out of state finding these sites...

    the list goes on with the problems there.. if you want a quick in, just to get into nursing this program is good for that and nothing more.. read some of my other posts to know what im talking about.. its pretty pathetic.
    as for the "counselors" they are there to sell purely.. i was laughing one day we were there on a holiday (MLK day) and he said all the students are here by choice for extra work.. (only holidays are 4th of uly, xmas and thanksgiving)
    Last edit by dianah on Feb 25, '10 : Reason: Terms of Service
  8. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    I heard the program director for the VN program in Fremont is pretty top notch! I've never met her personally but my friend attended one of the previous schools she was at before and she had nothing but positive things to say about the program and their director.
  9. by   bluenyellow
    Hello all,

    I'm just curious as to how it's been going so far for those of you who are enrolled in the program. how are the instructors and classes (work-load.. etc) and also was it difficult to get the loan? did you choose sallie mae or another private loan? thanks in advance!! I'm planning on starting in the fall, so i want to get any extra information

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