lpn school questions

  1. Hi, i am considering attending LPN school and have a couple questions and concerts. I would like to be a nurse, but to take all the required classes to become a RN, and then the waiting list, it would take 2 years before i could even start a program. So, I am thinking about attending a technical school that offers an LPN program. It is 1 year long. I have a couple questions.

    I heard you have to get a 80% in the classes to pass. What happens if you are halfway threw the program and you get lower than a 80% or fail part of the program? Do you have to drop out of LPN school entirely, or will they give you a chance to retake the part you failed?

    The program I am thinking about accepts 30 students. What percentage of students usually pass an LPN program? 50%...80% etc? I would just like to know if it has a good pass, or fail rate.

    I am thinking of attending TECO(technical education center of osceola county), or orlando tech, in florida, does anyone know if these are good programs?

    I already passed the entrence test for the technical school (tabe test), but I failed the NET with a school of 63%, and they want a 65%, I am going to try and re-take it this week. Any tips?

    Thanks!
    Tara
    TaraN80@aol.com
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  3. by   NickiLaughs
    Hi, Same thing happened to me and I went the trade school route.
    If you get less than an 80% they usually allow you to retest the final exam.
    If you dont pass the 2nd time, then they usually have you join with the next class, or they drop you. The program I went to accepted 30 students, only 14 finished, and so far, everyone of us that's taken the NCLEX has passed.

    As far as the NET goes, just practice your math. I recal it was just math english, and reading. Good luck
    Nicole
  4. by   spiritkyper
    Hi, Tara. I'm in PN classes in West Central Florida. If anyone fails a module, they can continue with the rest of the course work and come back to re-do the module that was failed. From what I've seen, the biggest reason some of the people have failed was more about not being safe in clinicals and jeopardizing the instructor's license and the hospitals liability and in the class room, not doing the required work or not studying and failing the tests. I think you can re-do the modules three times only, then you are kicked out of the program completely, but very few people fail that many times. Just be prepared...it requires A LOT of time. If you have a full time job, try to find a way to cut down the hours. You'll need time to get it all done!
    -Good Luck! JB


    Quote from TaraN80
    Hi, i am considering attending LPN school and have a couple questions and concerts. I would like to be a nurse, but to take all the required classes to become a RN, and then the waiting list, it would take 2 years before i could even start a program. So, I am thinking about attending a technical school that offers an LPN program. It is 1 year long. I have a couple questions.

    I heard you have to get a 80% in the classes to pass. What happens if you are halfway threw the program and you get lower than a 80% or fail part of the program? Do you have to drop out of LPN school entirely, or will they give you a chance to retake the part you failed?

    The program I am thinking about accepts 30 students. What percentage of students usually pass an LPN program? 50%...80% etc? I would just like to know if it has a good pass, or fail rate.

    I am thinking of attending TECO(technical education center of osceola county), or orlando tech, in florida, does anyone know if these are good programs?

    I already passed the entrence test for the technical school (tabe test), but I failed the NET with a school of 63%, and they want a 65%, I am going to try and re-take it this week. Any tips?

    Thanks!
    Tara
    TaraN80@aol.com

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