Charity LPN Program

  1. Hi guys,

    Well I will find out this week if I made it in for the Fall 2010 class. I am so nervous as I have heard so many stories from people. I have heard that if you don't have at least a 90 profile score they won't consider you. I have heard that you MUST have Intro to A&P and DMTP 101 COMPLETED for consideration.

    I have heard different stories and I 'm starting to get scared I didn't make it in. So if anyone has heard anything else please let me know.

    It seems everyone in here is going for their RN but if by chance a future LPN is reading this please speak up.
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  3. by   beejaycee
    Hi, RN hopeful. Have you checked out the revised PN bulletin showing the pre-reqs? There seems to be a change in the required nutrition course (DMTP 101 instead of BIOL114).

    As for not being considered with a profile score less that 90, it seems that it is competitive scoring and they work their way down. Per the bulletin, higher scores are admitted before lower scores are considered. I took a look at the scoring and it seems they are encouraging applicants to have all of the non-nursing courses out of the way.

    Good luck and keep the faith!
  4. by   Hopefull nurse
    As I said in my post, I did complete DMTP 101 already and have Intro to AP lab completed also. I met w/ someone at Charity who worked out my profile score with the new profile score sheet and a 75 is what she computed my profile score to be. She told me to retake Intro to AP lecture this summer semester...didn't say I didn't have a chance if I didnt have them completed.

    So you are basically telling me that I have no chance of getting in with a 75 since they take the best of the best. I have settled on knowing I didnt make it so I'm not expecting on getting a call from Charity.

    Anyone waiting to know if they will make it in, please post
  5. by   beejaycee
    Quote from RN hopefull
    So you are basically telling me that I have no chance of getting in with a 75 since they take the best of the best.
    No, that is not what I am telling you. You said, " I have heard that if you don't have at least a 90 profile score they won't consider you." What I was trying to tell you is that they work their way down the line, based on calculated scores. So, who knows, perhaps a 90 wouldn't make it last semester but a 55 will make it next semester. It depends on the applicants

    As for my comment about DMTP 101, that was a general aside for anyone reading this thread. I am one of those who took BIOL 114 and was surprised to see it would no longer suffice. To you specifically I was pointing out the bulletin link because there are ways to boost your score, based on course enrollment or completion.
  6. by   Hopefull nurse
    I apologize for being snappy. I guess I am so stressed about this situation that I am jumpy at everything. I am the one who failed the TEAS last september and shattered my dreams of applying to the RN program so another disappointment would just be horrible for me.

    Right now, I am just preparing for the worse and I have basically stopped hoping for the best. Truthfully a 75 profile score is really bad...I know realistically my chances of getting in with that are bad. I wonder how many seats are available. If its only 25 like I was told by a classmate last night then I really didn't get in.

    Once again, I am trully sorry for sounding mean.
  7. by   Hopefull nurse
    Okay the not knowing me. I know calls are being made this week for those accepted into the LPN program. I am 99.99 % certain I didn't make it in but I guess it won't sink in until I read the letter of rejection.
  8. by   Hopefull nurse
    CORRECTION: The knowing is killing me!
  9. by   Hopefull nurse
    Hi ya'll!

    Just wanted to let you know that I just got my call!

  10. by   nursestudent1975
    Yeahhhhh! Congrats girl!
  11. by   Hopefull nurse
    Hi Nursestudent1975!

    Thanks for the cheer! I went to Charity this afternoon to sign the acceptance paperwork. It was so weird because on my way there is was thundering and raining hard. I was thinking I was going to get completely drenched walking to Charity. Then when I parked the sun came out! It was almost a split second thing! I put like 3 dollars in the meter thinking I would be there a while....wasn't even in there 10 minutes! Oh $3 I ever spent (LOL)

    I still think I'm dreaming and its midnight! So its been like 12 hours since finding out I got in. Oh gosh, I'm starting to sound cheesy huh?!

    So I read my packet already (yep, I couldn't wait). I have so many health requirements to complete but I basically did all of them when I got hired by EJGH so I think I am ok. Orientation is July 21st. I am so excited and can't wait.

    BTW, I got an 81 on my first Bio 161 test. I was 4 pts away from an A! I have 2nd test next week and I started studying today. Also, just took my Medical Terminology test (2nd). Made an A on it and made an A on my first one. With the Charity acceptance, I just got a big boost to do much much better in class!

    woooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooo!

    (just ask me in August how I'm doing...might not be doing the happy dance!)
  12. by   cpkRN
    Congrats! I'm so happy for you! What you really need now is to quit doubting yourself. If you continue to doubt yourself the way you do here, school is going to be close to impossible for you. SO - get out there and find a way to have more faith in YOU and your abilities. Nursing school involves a ton of confidence. I don't have much myself but I've had to find it and I know you can too.
  13. by   Hopefull nurse
    Thank you!

    You are right...I have doubted myself from the very beginning. That's probably why 1 day later I still can't believe I made it in.

    A friend told me yesterday that I would Ace everything in LPN school since its a "huge" drop from the RN program. I kind of felt hurt by her comment but I am happy to be in the LPN program.
    I don't know what the future has in store for me...I might decide to bridge to the RN program. If I do decide to bridge over it will be because of better career opportunities not because I think an LPN is not worth it.

    For now, I will enjoy my status as a future PN nursing student! I couldn't sleep last night I was so excited!

    Thank to all that have shared with me their advice and moral support. I was looking back at some posts I made and I couldnt believe just how negative I was.

    Time for a change......
  14. by   missdavis
    So they do calls for the Lpn program?