*BBFRN* Galen College question - page 2

by krltdy

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I've read in a previous post you've written that you are a former Galen Instructor. I was wondering if you could tell me what to expect from Galen. I've read horrible things about other instructors/schools on this board,... Read More


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    It is just basic questions on grammar, math, and reading.....you have to receive a score of 162 or higher. The only part that was hard for me was the math because you can not use a calculator. I am awful in math. The whole 2x(5-8)y= stuff really confuses me.. lol...when you apply at Galen they will give you a study guide and a website that will give you examples of the test. The reading part is just like they give you a paragraph to read and you have to answer questions from the paragraph. The grammar, well they have underlined parts of a sentence and you have to pick if the sentence is right or what needs to be changed. It is all multiple choice....
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    O'k, for what it's worth...I will be/am(?) a Galen (louisville) student. Will be starting April 27. As far as the CPat, if you haven't already taken it, look up the websites they suggested, but you can also google for specific help. Especially in math, look for sites that cater to kids (I know it sounds dumb). They are usually good at explaining how to work the problems. Wish you well. Hope to see you there!
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    This question is for BBFRN. This might seem like a really crazy question, but I am curious about how we practice giving shots. I had a friend who started Ivy Tech about 10 years ago for their nursing program. She didn't last long, because she
    couldn't handle the school workload and having to work a full time job. She said that they were told at the beginning of the program that when it came time to
    start learning how to give shots; that the student would be practicing on eachother. That could not have been true, could it? I hope that they were just
    messing with the students!

    I used to have a fear of needles, but now I'm over it after a hospital stay and lots of tries at starting IV's on me!

    Thanks for all of your information and advice!
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    Quote from slmcdo05
    This question is for BBFRN. This might seem like a really crazy question, but I am curious about how we practice giving shots. I had a friend who started Ivy Tech about 10 years ago for their nursing program. She didn't last long, because she
    couldn't handle the school workload and having to work a full time job. She said that they were told at the beginning of the program that when it came time to
    start learning how to give shots; that the student would be practicing on eachother. That could not have been true, could it? I hope that they were just
    messing with the students!

    I used to have a fear of needles, but now I'm over it after a hospital stay and lots of tries at starting IV's on me!

    Thanks for all of your information and advice!
    When I went to Ivy Tech, we really did have to practice subq's on each other- no IMs. I remember practicing at home with an orange for IM injections.

    As for Galen, you'll learn in the sim lab- which is fabulous, BTW. They have injectible body parts, and working arm models for IV insertion practice. You won't get to the IV insertion, until you get to the RN part of your education, if I recall correctly. I hope this allays your fears a bit.
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    Thanks so much for your help *BBFRN*. I was pretty worried about that. You have definitely eased my mind!

    Thanks!
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    Awesome!
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    Hi BBFRN! Some of us( July starting LPN Class at Galen) are really surprised that we were not drug tested. How can they allow students to go into hospitals and nursing homes without a drug test? Is this something that is done in clinicals? I have worked in casinos for the past 10 years and had to go through many drug tests, you would think that nursing would be more strict on this issue.

    Thanks!
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    Good question, slmc- I'm not sure. A current or past student could best tell you the answer to your question. As a student, you will be closely monitored while passing meds during clinicals, though. I didn't even have my students pass narcs- I always did it myself.

    Have you received the packet of everything you'll need to get started yet?

    As a working nurse, you will most definitely get drug tested.
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    Thanks BBFRN! We have all been through the process. We took an admissions test and waited for an acceptance letter. Then we went in for a financial aid appointment and had thorough medical paperwork to get done. The medical paperwork involved MMR and Varicella immunizations or titers, 2 TB skin tests, a physical and 3 optional Hepatitis B immunizations. I am surprised that with all we have had to do, that we were not drug tested. We have orientation July 11th. I have posted a question about this on another thread to previous Galen students.

    I have read that some nursing schools do drug tests for admission and that some don't do them, but that clinical sites do.

    I'll let you know if I get an answer from a previous Galen student.

    Thanks Alot!
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    Yeah- I believe the state of KY requires all nursing students to have a security background check completed as well, before you start clinicals.

    You may still have to get drug testing done at a different place. There are several places around Louisville that do this, and most places will send you to one of them.


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