Quote from tgb1966
I am planning to take the course in Las Vegas in March 2007. Has anyone heard anything negative about Vickie's program? I read all of the information and have been duly impressed. However, there is a nagging part of my brain that says, "if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is." Call it healthy skepticism or whatever. I just want to make sure that I am doing the right thing. Can anyone provide some reassurance? I am looking for a way to be my own boss and retain my nursing education and experience. I would also appreciate any information on how the seminar runs. Does the meeting go into the evening hours or is that our own time to spend sight seeing etc? My son will be on spring break and I thought about bringing him along so we could spend some time doing things when I am not in class. Is that a reasonable idea or will there be too much studying? Thanks!
It's normal to be apprehensive doing something like this. I was, too.
The CLNC course is no different than taking the online AALNC course as they are both educative entities. Essentially the same material is covered in both courses. Presentation is different with one being live and the other taped.
The course starts in high gear around 8:30 a.m. (instruction) and will continue until around 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. everyday. You will need adequate time afterwards to study the assignments for the next day as well as study the sample test questions to prepare for the exam.
When I took the course in St. Louis, I took in a Cards game three nights. I also panicked that I didn't prepare enough for the exam. But, I was alone and didn't have to "entertain" anyone, so that was good. I pressured my own self and got cornered into a "cram" session. Wasn't a good feeling.
IMHO? I wouldn't bring my son. I think you might be too stressed to do that, but everyone is different so it will be something that you have to decide for yourself. Remember, this is your future; you will be in a learning mode and will want to allow time to interact with others there as well. Some sightseeing is in order and I advise that to relax, but please know that you will have a fair amount of studying.
Good luck and let us know when you come back.