CT tech lpn program - page 5

Hello, I just got accepted into vinal tech lpn program starting in jan 2011. did anyone else get into the program? If not, did anyone just graduate from the program? i need all the info i can get.... Read More

  1. by   Toni0929
    Quote from TEE1978
    hello all,
    I am glad that you all started preparing. The only thing i have so far is my physical and two books. caring for patients from different cultures and nursing leadership. I finanly got the money to get the rest of my stuff so i will be ordering most of my stuff on monday. The stuff is expensive. I will be paying out of pocket so am doing option three. good luck all.
    Hi Tee,
    Our schools must of set up things different for each school, I don't even remember seeing an optioN three in my packet. I'm sure hoping that when I go to the school monday, I will be able to get all my questions answered. Has anyone decided what they are going to do for work while in school? I'm trying to switch some hours at work but it might now work. I may have to find a different jobs to suit the hours I need. I have two kids at home too so working after school would not cut it for me. Also my packet never said anything about when they offered cpr, did anyone receive info in there packet? Okay gotta get ready for work. Ttyl
  2. by   TEE1978
    hello Toni, my school is vinal. We have three different payment options. The first option you have to pay 3400 monday. Second you pay 1300 monday and third option you pay 700 per month. I didn't get cpr info so I have to do that on my own. I just started working at a nursing home as a cna to get my foot in the door. I will work two weekdays and every other weekend. If that's too much I will cut it down when school starts.
  3. by   TEE1978
    how did orientation go for you guys. A lot of information...
  4. by   Toni0929
    Hi Tee,
    yes lots of information today. I just got my info today about the payment plan. We dont get to chose though. According to what finiancial aid gives us, that is what plan we have to go by. I have to do plan three too. I just have to order my uniforms and get the rest of my books so that i can be ready for school. I just cant wait for it to start.
  5. by   Toni0929
    Quote from TEE1978
    how did orientation go for you guys. A lot of information...
    Tee, how are you getting your books, online or though the company??
  6. by   TEE1978
    hello Toni,

    i will order the books online but i will order the package through the company. are you ready to start?
  7. by   Toni0929
    Quote from TEE1978
    hello Toni,

    i will order the books online but i will order the package through the company. are you ready to start?
    Not fully, still trying to get books. but i'm trying to get some money together for school.
  8. by   Toni0929
    Hello Everyone,
    How is everything going? Has anyone got all their books?? I am still trying to get mine. Hope all is well and NEXT WEEKWE START! YEA! YEA!
  9. by   YMBX
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm also very excited about starting the LPN program next week but nervous as hell. I resigned from my full time job at BPT Hosp to follow my dream, so I really hope I made the right decision. I have two more textbooks to purchase and I'll be donethe textbooks were so expensive!! Was anyone told at orientation about wearing different color scrubs during theory? We were told at Bullard that we are not allowed to wear regular clothes for theory and a letter will be mailed out this week indicating the scrub colors that can be worn. Apparently, we are using the Olive scrubs and the lab coats for clinicals only.
    Hope everyone has a successful semester!!!
  10. by   TEE1978
    hello Toni,
    i can't wait to start. i don't have all my books. especially the fun book that cost 250. am a lil nervous but i can't wait to become a nurse!
  11. by   Toni0929
    I have not bought all my books yet either. Has anyone bought an International book to use during program? I see that they are much cheaper but I am a little scared to use them.Also, is anyone using an older edition of the books requested this time around? My teacher said that it was possible to use, but we had to use it at our own desgression. I also gave up my full time job to persue my dream, so I hope the change is worth it. My school, Prince Tech in hartford does not require us to wear scrub during theory, but we have to buy polo shirts with the school logo on it to wear to theory. On clinical days, I have to also wear the olive scrubs. I have not ordered that yet.

    I did not purchase the package set of books from the company they gave us. It was cheaper for the books, but with the shipping, it made it more expensive. I ordered my set from Amazon.com marketplace where there was a seller selling the items. He/she sold the set almost the same but with two items missing from the package. I said to my self that I would buy those items seperately on my own. The package was well worth it that way. Tee, maybe you can try it that way to get the items soon. I believe we need those books for the first week of school.

    Hope all is well for everyone. TTYL
  12. by   Grovelpnstudent
    I am excited and nervous to be starting. And we like jump right in it fromt he get go. I have to wear grey scrubs for the theory classes and the olive for clinicals which don't start until april so I'm not buying those until march. I got my other scrubs for really cheap at Uniformz on main street in bridgeport and they were by the same company so i knew it ok.

    i found out that some of the books are for the second semester like the med surg books so I didn't purchase those, i also choose not to purchase the med terms books because we only use them ONCE in this first semester, (we have the dictionary). I also got the older edition for the bio book since it was so darn expensive, the new one was printed 2010 and the older one 2009 what could have change about A&P that much??

    i actually found one of the other books at the library so I will go there and photocopy what i need and borrow it until they tell me i can't anymore. i wish i had known that i didn't need the mental health book right away I would have used that money towards other thing, but oh well.

    I'm looking for a overnite cna position as we speak.
    i also found some great study tips for everyone to use, i have been watching them over and over again so I won't be surprised when we get to that part of the course, she's a nurse and she teaches so these are great for review, this is her channel but go thru the videos one by one, just so you have an idea of whats to come:

    and these are just too funny:

    now im learning how to wake up early enough to make it to school by 745

    we should come back on and talk about our first week went YAYAY I can't wait
  13. by   TEE1978
    Hello grovelpn. I am so happy you shared that info..i bought the med term book from amazon but I didn't buy the workbook. I can't believe we will only use it once. I also purchase the mental health book. I didn't mention this in my other post but we have to wear any solid color crubs to class and the olive uniform to clinicals. We were told that clinicals start in march. I don't have to take bio and dev psy. I will ue that time to study for other subjects. I will be take my cpr on the 20th after class...am ready...