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  1. 0 Anyone a current or past student of PTEC LPN program?
    Any info to share? What amount of "points" did you need to get in?

    Thanks.
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  3. Visit  Nolagirl79 profile page
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    I am a current student of the on-line LPN program. Although I cannot speak for the daytime program, I would advise you to stay well away from the on-line program. The course work is very poorly planned, it is almost impossible to get any sort of assistance from the instructor (she teaches this course, is a full-time nurse practitioner, is in med school, and also recently adopted a baby), and a good deal of the administration has no idea what the heck is going on.
    This has been one of the worst educational experiences I have ever had. (Most of my classmates agree.)
    Again, I am speaking specifically of the on-line program. I have heard mixed reviews on the daytime course. If you do go with PTEC, try to register at the St Pete campus. They seem to keep it together a bit more than the Clearwater campus.
    Personally, I would rather have paid 4 times the cost and have gone to a better school.
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  4. Visit  FLg8r profile page
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    that is very discouraging to me .... especially when i've completed my entire aa degree online via spc, with the exception of a few classes that need to be taken on campus. i was so looking forward to being accepted to the august class, now i'm doubting i've made the right decision. i turned down galen after being accepted .... moreso because of the expense to attend.

    what specifically do you not like about the online part of the course? i know from the classes i've taken, that there is a ton more work to be had for the online students, as opposed to those who attend on campus, but that is to be expected when taking classes online. (at least from my experience)

    could you please elaborate a bit more?

    thanks in advance.
  5. Visit  reinvent profile page
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    Quote from Nolagirl79
    I am a current student of the on-line LPN program. Although I cannot speak for the daytime program, I would advise you to stay well away from the on-line program. The course work is very poorly planned, it is almost impossible to get any sort of assistance from the instructor (she teaches this course, is a full-time nurse practitioner, is in med school, and also recently adopted a baby), and a good deal of the administration has no idea what the heck is going on.
    This has been one of the worst educational experiences I have ever had. (Most of my classmates agree.)
    Again, I am speaking specifically of the on-line program. I have heard mixed reviews on the daytime course. If you do go with PTEC, try to register at the St Pete campus. They seem to keep it together a bit more than the Clearwater campus.
    Personally, I would rather have paid 4 times the cost and have gone to a better school.

    Wow this is discouraging. I was applying for that program as well. How is the clinical portion of the class going?
  6. Visit  FLg8r profile page
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    reinvent ...... i heard there were less than 40 applications turned in for the program starting in august. that is somewhat encouraging news, considering the amount at the orientation here's hoping we both get into the program

    and for the record: i think you get what you give to an online course. there is a lot of self-discipline needed to succeed in any course, but more so in an online course. don't let anyone discourage you -- if you give 100%, you will reap the benefits in the long run.

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    Yesterday 11:39 PM reinvent Re: PTEC
    Originally Posted by Nolagirl79
    I am a current student of the on-line LPN program. Although I cannot speak for the daytime program, I would advise you to stay well away from the on-line program. The course work is very poorly planned, it is almost impossible to get any sort of assistance from the instructor (she teaches this course, is a full-time nurse practitioner, is in med school, and also recently adopted a baby), and a good deal of the administration has no idea what the heck is going on.
    This has been one of the worst educational experiences I have ever had. (Most of my classmates agree.)
    Again, I am speaking specifically of the on-line program. I have heard mixed reviews on the daytime course. If you do go with PTEC, try to register at the St Pete campus. They seem to keep it together a bit more than the Clearwater campus.
    Personally, I would rather have paid 4 times the cost and have gone to a better school.

    Wow this is discouraging. I was applying for that program as well. How is the clinical portion of the class going?
  7. Visit  reinvent profile page
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    I agree. I've taken online classes for the last few semesters so I'm pretty used to it by now. Not to mention that it was the first online class PTEC has tried so that is probably why it was "poorly planned." The second time around they should have learned from what was good and what wasn't and improve.

    What amount of points did you have? I had 6 plus the the 8 points for the READI. Wow, I can't believe there was less than 40 because there was a LOT of people at that meeting. Hopefully it works out for us then :spin:



    Quote from flg8r36
    reinvent ...... i heard there were less than 40 applications turned in for the program starting in august. that is somewhat encouraging news, considering the amount at the orientation here's hoping we both get into the program

    and for the record: i think you get what you give to an online course. there is a lot of self-discipline needed to succeed in any course, but more so in an online course. don't let anyone discourage you -- if you give 100%, you will reap the benefits in the long run.

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    Yesterday 11:39 PM reinvent Re: PTEC
    Originally Posted by Nolagirl79
    I am a current student of the on-line LPN program. Although I cannot speak for the daytime program, I would advise you to stay well away from the on-line program. The course work is very poorly planned, it is almost impossible to get any sort of assistance from the instructor (she teaches this course, is a full-time nurse practitioner, is in med school, and also recently adopted a baby), and a good deal of the administration has no idea what the heck is going on.
    This has been one of the worst educational experiences I have ever had. (Most of my classmates agree.)
    Again, I am speaking specifically of the on-line program. I have heard mixed reviews on the daytime course. If you do go with PTEC, try to register at the St Pete campus. They seem to keep it together a bit more than the Clearwater campus.
    Personally, I would rather have paid 4 times the cost and have gone to a better school.
    Wow this is discouraging. I was applying for that program as well. How is the clinical portion of the class going?
  8. Visit  sunbeach73 profile page
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    There are other great LPN programs out there. Try Galen. More expensive but worth the money.
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  9. Visit  FLg8r profile page
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    i applied to galen and was accepted. no problem. the problem there is money! i did not qualify for student loans because of my income level, but yet, even at my income level, i cannot afford galen. galen staff was so nice when they thought i'd be their meal ticket, but after thinking long and hard about it, i declined. the staff's attitude from that point on was like nigh and day! before declining, i'd send an email, make a call, leave voicemail, etc. and get a response back from them within minutes some times. after declining, they never, ever returned my calls/emails. they are quite rude imo.

    here's the long and short of why i chose ptec: money! i have long term goals. my goal is to complete the lpn program at ptec, continue on to spc lpn-rn bridge program and then obtain my bsn. ptec costs about 15k for their lpn program, another 17k for the rn program. their rn program is not accredited - yet. so, their courses will not transfer to uf, usf, spc, etc. now, i realize there are many posts on here about "don't worry that it is not accredited. you can move on for your bsn at university of phoenix." ok, while that may be true, by the time you finshed with your bsn, you would have spent well over 60k for student loans. should you go the route i plan on taking, i'll spend a fraction of that cost. for example, the lpn program at ptec is roughly 5k, which includes books, supplies, uniforms and tuition. another 7k for spc, and maybe another 7k for the bsn. do the math! i'd rather wait and go down the road i plan on traveling, than down the road paying back 60k plus in student loans.

    to each his/her own, but i'd much rather have my rn degree stating i earned it from a respectable school - spc and my bsn to be something i'd be proud of showing uf, usf or spc. how many doctor offices have you been in where their degrees hanging on the wall said "university of phoenix?"

    that's my
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  10. Visit  FLg8r profile page
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    reinvent --- have you heard anything yet from PTEC about being accepted or not? i'm going crazy this week waiting!!!
  11. Visit  reinvent profile page
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    not yet. i guess we'll find out tomorrow. good luck!
  12. Visit  FLg8r profile page
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    well, i just got my rejection letter. i don't get it. i scored 94 on my teas too. let me know if you get in or not.

    Quote from reinvent
    not yet. i guess we'll find out tomorrow. good luck!
  13. Visit  reinvent profile page
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    Are you serious? I only scored a 85.3 on my TEAS and received an email saying I was accepted as the first alternate if anyone should decide to drop from the original roster. But I also had some points from having my A.A. degree and working in the medical field. It really sucks because considering it's an online program, I really doubt anyone would decide to not do the class unless they find out they got into a R.N. program as well.

    So, what are you gonna do now? Are you gonna wait to reapply for the next class in January or try something else? I'm still not sure.
    Last edit by reinvent on Jun 5, '09
  14. Visit  FLg8r profile page
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    well, i'm not sure -- and i'm SHOCKED that you didn't get in either! i was told that a lot of the ones accepted, had high TEAS scores, but their points were 15 and up. they were previous applicants - so there's 1 extra point, some millitary, so there's another extra point - and i'll assume male as well??? it just seems impossible to me to even compete to get into these programs. i don't want to spend the money, but maybe a private school is the only way to really get in. i turned down galen (May start date) because i wanted to get into this program -- to save money for one reason, but really because i couldn't see spending all that money on a private school to get the same outcome in the end. seems to me that those private schools are only out to make money -- i mean, how can EVERYONE get into them, but few get into these?

    they wanted me to apply to the october day class, but it's in st. pete and unless i could find an evening hour job, i couldn't do that. i suppose i could just wait it out and see what happens in january, but i've been WAITING for so long now, i'm starting to wonder if it is worth it.

    i've also heard that local hospitals are no longer hiring LPNs, so that leaves long term care as the only place for employment. wouldn't mind that, but the pay isn't there either. i really wanted to get in the pTEC program to bridge to the SPC RN program ............. i'm really n ot sure what i am going to do ........ how about you?


    Quote from reinvent
    Are you serious? I only scored a 85.3 on my TEAS and received an email saying I was accepted as the first alternate if anyone should decide to drop from the original roster. But I also had some points from having my A.A. degree and working in the medical field. It really sucks because considering it's an online program, I really doubt anyone would decide to not do the class unless they find out they got into a R.N. program as well.

    So, what are you gonna do now? Are you gonna wait to reapply for the next class in January or try something else? I'm still not sure.

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