Anyone starting clinicals this fall, and where? - page 2

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I will be. Just curious who else is out there!... Read More


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    I go to IU Columbus, and we are doing clinicals at Columbus Regional Hospital, which I must say is FANTASTIC...I wish I lived closer to Columbus, I would work there! We also do clinicals at St. Francis hospital in Indy. I am in the LPN-to-ASN program and will finish May 2005.
    P.S.. IU Columbus has a traditional ASN program, (for non-LPN's) but they don't advertise it AT ALL....It is a virtually unknown program and I have no idea why! It's a great school!
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    they use. They weigh the NET exam to the point that someone scoring 80th percentile on the NET, but who is a "B" student will probably be ranked higher than a 60th percentile "A' student. In addition, they give extra points for taking a certain number of your prerequisite courses there. If you can't get into Ivy Tech consider IU (pick the campus), Purdue, or Ball State. These schools do not use the NET (this would help someone with good grades, but you doesn't do as well on standardized tests).



    Quote from KacyLynnLPN
    I go to IU Columbus, and we are doing clinicals at Columbus Regional Hospital, which I must say is FANTASTIC...I wish I lived closer to Columbus, I would work there! We also do clinicals at St. Francis hospital in Indy. I am in the LPN-to-ASN program and will finish May 2005.
    P.S.. IU Columbus has a traditional ASN program, (for non-LPN's) but they don't advertise it AT ALL....It is a virtually unknown program and I have no idea why! It's a great school!
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    Quote from Roland
    they use. They weigh the NET exam to the point that someone scoring 80th percentile on the NET, but who is a "B" student will probably be ranked higher than a 60th percentile "A' student. In addition, they give extra points for taking a certain number of your prerequisite courses there. If you can't get into Ivy Tech consider IU (pick the campus), Purdue, or Ball State. These schools do not use the NET (this would help someone with good grades, but you doesn't do as well on standardized tests).
    IU, Purdue and Ball State and Indiana State and Vincennes University and all the others have selective admission as well. Just as difficult to get into as Ivy Tech. Ivy Tech has control over almost all LPN programs and most ASN programs in the state. Just because a school doesn't use the Net doesn't make it one bit easier to get into. Some schools will not accept the Ivy Tech credit either and will make you repeat the classes even if you have an A in it and it is a couple of years old. Some of the state schools have 40 clinical spots a year but accept a 1000 students a year into the basic classes for nursing. Then they weed you out and there you are again with a ton of credits and an A average and still no clinical spot.
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    Yes, I agree...I had heard when applying to ASN schools that to get your LPN first and then go into an LPN-to-ASN program was easier to get into, so I went that route. I applied to 4 different LPN to ASN programs and only got into 1, so I feel really lucky to even have gotten that spot. If someone tells you that getting your LPN first and then going into an LPN-to-RN program is easier to get into, it's not exactly true!
    Kacy
    P.S... But...it is nice making about 75% of RN's pay AND getting great experience as an LPN!


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