Columbus IVY TECH students

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    Just wondering if anyone else out here is going to Ivy Tech in Columbus.. I start on Jan. 14 and I will be driving from Indianapolis to Columbus 3 times a week. Just wanting to meet others.
    I am nervous...new school, new rules, new people etc...
    tina:icon_roll

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    Best of luck to you...question, did you not apply to the Indianapolis program? There were openings that were not filled for the Spring 08 for both the LPN and RN program.
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    I didn't realize the other Ivy Tech's weren't as crowded as Bloomington. We had 700 applicants for Spring '08 and they could only take 10 RN. Of course, you gave have more hospitals, i.e. more clinical space.
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    Quote from nicumom75
    Best of luck to you...question, did you not apply to the Indianapolis program? There were openings that were not filled for the Spring 08 for both the LPN and RN program.
    yes, I applied for RN and LPN in Indy , I was accepted for the LPN, but I didn't want to turn down the RN in Columbus, there were other students with a higher score that didn't get into the RN in Indy but got the LPN, So I don't know how they had openings in less people dropped and they haven't moved people up from the LPN to RN program. Because my friend hasn't been moved yet from LPN to RN??
    tina
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    Each semester is different. Some semesters are more competitive, but since the Spring 08 semester had 60 LPN and 60 RN openings, pretty much all students got into the program. Students currently in the LPN progam can't just move into the RN program; they still have to apply for the RN program and there has to be room in the RN program for when they want to transition. Depending on where your friend is, there may not be room in the RN program.

    I do know that some students dropped, but not all slots were filled even before those students dropped.
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    Quote from nicumom75
    Each semester is different. Some semesters are more competitive, but since the Spring 08 semester had 60 LPN and 60 RN openings, pretty much all students got into the program. Students currently in the LPN progam can't just move into the RN program; they still have to apply for the RN program and there has to be room in the RN program for when they want to transition. Depending on where your friend is, there may not be room in the RN program.

    I do know that some students dropped, but not all slots were filled even before those students dropped.
    WOW, not sure about that , but I applied for the Spring 08 start and had 3 "A', 1 "B", and a 78 on the tease, that is a total of 188 points and my friend had a total of 196 and neither one of us got accepted into the RN program in Indy, so I'm not sure why ? In Columbus if someone drops the RN program in the 1st semester they move students that put in a request/point total to the RN program. And my friend that is going to the LPN program in Indy said they told her the same thing, but she hasn't heard anything about being moved to the RN program and she was only 7 points from one of our other friends that was accepted into the RN program. She would love to be moved. I would have loved to be goin to Indy instead of driving an hour.
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    This is just my personal opinion........... :spin:
    When I applied at Indy for the transitional program alomst 2 weeks ago, I found them very cold and not helpful at all. The secretary was way to busy for me and I was the only one in her office at that time.
    Then I drove to Columbus and applied there. Well...........right off the bat they were more than helpful, Karen, the secretary for the nursing programs even took me to the proper places I had to go and they loaded my info right into the computer before I left the building. I was having problems with my transcripts before I applied and Neil in the registars office helped me out there as well.
    After the experience between the 2 schools, I would definatly pick Columbus. A small school but the staff seem excellent and very willing to help out.
    I also got 3-A's and 1-B on my pre-req's and have Micro ( which I am doing now) and Chem left to take and then I am done the co-req's and got an 84.1 on my TEAS. My 1st choice would be Bloomington since I live here but would have no concerns going to Columbus. I highly recommened them!!!
    Brenda
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    Quote from mrs.frog
    This is just my personal opinion........... :spin:
    When I applied at Indy for the transitional program alomst 2 weeks ago, I found them very cold and not helpful at all. The secretary was way to busy for me and I was the only one in her office at that time.
    Then I drove to Columbus and applied there. Well...........right off the bat they were more than helpful, Karen, the secretary for the nursing programs even took me to the proper places I had to go and they loaded my info right into the computer before I left the building. I was having problems with my transcripts before I applied and Neil in the registars office helped me out there as well.
    After the experience between the 2 schools, I would definatly pick Columbus. A small school but the staff seem excellent and very willing to help out.
    I also got 3-A's and 1-B on my pre-req's and have Micro ( which I am doing now) and Chem left to take and then I am done the co-req's and got an 84.1 on my TEAS. My 1st choice would be Bloomington since I live here but would have no concerns going to Columbus. I highly recommened them!!!
    Brenda
    WOW , that is how I felt, Bloomington and Columbus seemed to be friendly and caring. I applied in Bloomington and did not get in. Bloomington and Columbus was the same drive for me. GOOD luck on getting in. I have Chem. to take in the summer, that is the only co-req. I have left.
    tina
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    No matter what campus you go to, always ask them what their NCLEX pass rates were for the last year. You will find that some campuses have better pass rates than others. Schools that can't meet the required standards regarding pass rates can be put on probation and could possibly lose their accrediation.
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    Quote from nicumom75
    No matter what campus you go to, always ask them what their NCLEX pass rates were for the last year. You will find that some campuses have better pass rates than others. Schools that can't meet the required standards regarding pass rates can be put on probation and could possibly lose their accrediation.
    :icon_roll I think Columbus, Indy, Bloomington all had about the same pass rate... I just pray I get thru this.. I am still worried that I won't be able to think outside the box?! Sounds like you have a lot of knowledge. How long have you been a Nurse?
    tina


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