FGC LPN 2013 Hopeful - page 2

by Tiffany110207

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Has anyone else applied for the LPN program at Florida Gateway College in Lake City, FL to start in January? I am so nervous waiting to find out if I got in!!... Read More


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    Oh, that's good. Too bad it wasn't closer! I think that's mostly where LPNs work too. I would be fine working at a physicians office though because I want to work in OB. Not sure if I will like Labor & Delivery, but I think neonatal or working with pregnant women before labor would be fun. Do you know what type of nursing you want to do? I have all my pre reqs and co reqs done. I finished my AA last semester, but went over & ended up with credit hours. I started my bachelors this semester in Health Services Administration just to kill time though until I get into the program, but if I do RN I think I'd rather have my bachelors in nursing. I think it will be better for you having all the classes done so that you can focus more on core classes. I kinda wish I had not got my AA & just focused on the classes to get into RN or LPN. Looking back I could have been done by now & not be stressing for another 51 days to get my letter. (But whose counting?!)
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    And the application packet says that if you have completed your prep classes (if needed), have completed a college level math or reading with at least a "C", or have your AA you are exempt from the TABE so you should be okay. =)
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    That makes me feel better I'm actually really into that kind of care too,... But I'm trying to focus on like ER work. UNF has a program for RN to MSN no BSN required with 2 yrs rn work experience. It's supposed to be super competitive though and ER looks best on the app. I kind of know how you feel with ur classes,.. I spent 2 yrs taking classes ( and switching majors many times) before I decided on nursing, so it took another two years to finish pre reqs co reqs and get denied to a program already. So now I have an AA and 20 excess credit hours :/ I haven't decided if I wanna work on bachelors stuff yet, but if I do I'm going to wait until I'm working as an RN cuz everything is comin out of pocket now, financial aid cut me off because of the hours. So if I had started right away I could've already been a nurse for a while too lol waiting is the worst part.
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I ended up with 84 credits & for the same reason- changing majors. I lost my financial reason for the same reason though. At least with my bachelors they gave it back. I hope it covers all of my nursing though since I know you can only have it for a certain number of semesters. The RN to MSN path would be awesome. I guess that's why it's so competetive. When do you find out if you got into the RN program? I'm hating all this waiting too!
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    From what I understand if I start a bachelors program I can get aid for that but since rn is an associates degree I can't. I'm glad I'm not alone too, sometimes people treat me like an idiot for losing my aid. It's not like I did it on purpose, I just couldn't figure out what I wanted lol I find out around the same time I find out about fgc. They said 6-8 weeks which would be anywhere from mid November to early December. Waiting sucks! Lol what about you? Didn't you say you applied to another program for spring too?
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    When I asked they told me I could as long as I had not completed a bachelor's degree because that's when it's no longer available. I hope that's true because that worries me. I didn't even know there was a limit. I just thought it kept going until you finished the degree.. lesson learned! But yeah, I find out about NFCC at the same time pretty much as FGC. They told me I should know by Thanksgiving which is the 22nd. I still have to do my drug test & background check for them on Thursday though & turn in my application by Monday. After that I think time will really start to drag by. It takes so long to find out.
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    That's interesting, I'll have to look into that,.. I'm planning on paying out of pocket tho :/ but I've already started looking up scholarships just in case
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    That's a good idea. I should start doing the same just incase. & I found my HESI paper & I was wrong. I didn't get a 98. I had a 96. Still good though. But as for financial aid, I think it would be the same at any school, but maybe talk to 2 different ones to be sure. F.A. seems to be confusing since there are so many factors that change it.
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    A 96 is still an awesome score. Take it from me because I usually kill tests and only get an 83-84 on it lol there's this one place WorkSource and if you get into an RN program and meet certain requirements (can't remember what off the top of my head) but they'll help pay for tuition and books. FA is irritating to me because you have to know what questions to asks because no one tells you the important stuff until its too late
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    Hmm, I will have to check into that. I had also came across a website awhile back for scholarships, but it was kinda confusing. I wish the schools told you certain sources because looking online, it's hard to tell which ones are legit and how to go about getting it. The people in financial aid never tell me things, even when I ask. It seems like if I talk to 2 different people, I get 2 different answers. I know at my school they were no longer doing financial aid over the summer semesters unless it was loans, but what I found weird was when I asked FGC about it, they knew nothing about that. So I don't know. I guess we should just wait to see where we get in and get it figured out from there. I know things in their system change once you are actually accepted into a program.


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