Ivy Tech Question - page 2

Hello to all, I am new here and joined because I am starting at Ivy Tech State College in the fall and would like to hear from others who have attended or have knowledge of the nursing program... Read More

  1. by   montinurse
    Toni-I'm interested in your theory-I'm waiting on the results of the LPN or RN program (I applied at both). They should send them out the first week of March. I wish you the best of luck, are you still waiting there? I've finished all my pre-reqs and then some, so I hope I have enough points. Most of my credits are transfer, so my gpa is only 3.0 from my B in Anatomy..ugh. But I do get points, just not a high gpa. If that makes any sense. I have no idea how many people applied, or if they'll look at me for both programs. I'm about crazy waiting for some kind of an answer-so you all are not alone! Good luck, Jenny
  2. by   sassynurse78
    Quote from tonicareer
    Unfortunately if you go out of state to school it is very expensive to pay out of state tuition. That KY program sounds great for those who can get into it.
    Where I went there was no out of state tuition, I graduated in 99 and my tuition was just under $9000 (not including books or uniforms) I have heard that they have raised the tuition to around 12,000 though. It was more expensive then the Ivy Tech LPN program, but not when I weighed the amount of time I would spend on pre-req's.
  3. by   kara411
    I was a student at Ivy Tech and now I go to PNC. Let me tell you I wish I would have stayed there it is cheaper and moe hands on. I have like 7 clinicals this sem. and lots of book work. There you get way more hands on and you come out knowing what the hell you are doing.
  4. by   AnnaN5
    I am starting my journey in applying to Ivy Tech. I have all of the pre-reqs done (I have a previous BS degree) and am currently studying for the TEAS test. I was told they go off of your TEAS score then your gpa to determine your points. Does anyone know what the average number of points gets you accepted for any of the campuses? Or if you were accepted to the RN program, what # of points did you personally have?

    Any other pointers or info would be greatly appreciated!
  5. by   watchthis22
    Quote from AnnaN5
    I am starting my journey in applying to Ivy Tech. I have all of the pre-reqs done (I have a previous BS degree) and am currently studying for the TEAS test. I was told they go off of your TEAS score then your gpa to determine your points. Does anyone know what the average number of points gets you accepted for any of the campuses? Or if you were accepted to the RN program, what # of points did you personally have?

    Any other pointers or info would be greatly appreciated!
    I am beginning the ASN @ IvyTech in Indy on Aug. 22. The first time I applied I had 56 points and did not get in. I reapplied the following year with 68 and did get in. The first year I applied, I heard that the lowest score was 57 so I was almost there, but now I am thankful that I didn't get in because it gave me more time to prepare myself and my family, save money, and relax! Plus I would have had to take summer classes to finish my pre-reqs and I would not have had any time off until graduation, this way, I had last summer, this summer, and next summer off! Way less stressful!

    Good Luck getting accepted!!!
  6. by   Roland
    A few tips for getting into Ivy Tech/ Community College of Indiana. Note that I attend a different program, but closely investigated their ASN program first (note that my information is about three years old so certain items may have changed):
    1. Score well on the NET examination. The difference in their point system between scoring in the 60th and the 80th percentile is almost the difference between being an "A" and a "C" student. I know that there is at least one book written concerning NET exam preparation.

    2. Take as many prerequisites (preferably all required) before applying as this will maximize your point total.

    3. If you take a minimum amount of prerequisite courses at Ivy Tech you get a point bonus (I think its around ten to fifteen points, but am not certain).

    4. Don't limit yourself to just one campus. Apply at Indianapolis, Richmond, Columbus and elsewhere to give yourself the best odds.
  7. by   christianRN
    I can't say enough good about IVY Tech. Although they are strict, and it's very competitive to get into the programs, they take the time with you individually. My husband and I both earned our LPNs through IVY Tech, he went on to a BS in human relations for his medical sales position, I went on to my RN. Have recommended IVY Tech to anyone who'll listen!
    His sister, sister-in-law, and my sister all earned LPNS from IVY Tech. It's a family affair! Even for those whose lifelong love will not be nursing, you cannot beat the 12 month LPN program.
    They are helpful and cheap.
  8. by   Hoosiernurse
    I hope all went well for you and you are happily in a nursing program! Many good wishes coming your way! For my feelings on the program, please see my post under "Ivy Tech State College". It all depends on how you learn and what you are looking for...

    I personally didn't have any trouble getting in, with most of my prereqs done and a 4.0 average (brag brag...hehehe ) but I had to take their entrance exam and I scored pretty well on it, too. Make sure you know what kind of learning style you have and what you are looking to get out of your experience. Talk to past students, then weigh it all carefully...of course, by now you've probably already chosen a school and all this is moot...so I hope everything worked out great!


    Blessings,
    M.R.
  9. by   sunnyjohn
    Which Ivy Tech did you attend?

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