Anybody taking classes online @ Galen?

  1. 0 Trying to decided if taking online classes at galen is right for me? Ive taken previous classes like nutrition and sociology online and really loved it! So im debating on taking Ap 1 and math with galen? Has anyone taking classes or have any feedback? Any information would be helpful. :heartbeat
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    prettyinblu has '7' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'SNF, 2 year s hospital'. From 'Sarasota,Florida'; Joined Dec '10; Posts: 116; Likes: 76.

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  4. Visit  shamrokks} profile page
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    I'm also considering Galen's online classes for my bridge from LPN to RN. Did you have any luck gathering any information from people who are currently doing the online?
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    I started the bridge program on Nov 7th and originally I had ap1 online and the computers for nurses online but within the first week I couldnt handle the online ap so I switched back to the ground class and Im glad I did!!! The computer class is ok just alot of busy work!
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    Yes, I did my LPN at Galen and now am in the RN program 3rd quarter, I have taken AP2 and PSY online. I have enjoyed their online classes, I have done both online and on ground classes and feel I get just as much out of the online as I do the on ground. But you must be motivated and dedicated in order to succeed. I will defiantly take more online classes in the future.
  7. Visit  futureprice} profile page
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    Daina,
    About how much time did the online classes take? I start February 6th. Also, is there anything you can share about your experiences?
  8. Visit  JessiAli} profile page
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    I'm in my 3rd quarter of the RN program and taking online and ground classes. Last quarter I took math online and this quarter I'm in the online Pharm class. I personally love it. For me it's easier to concentrate and I feel like I learn easier in this environment. The online classes take as much time, if not more, than the ground classes. You are required to participate in discussion forums in addition to learning the material.
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  9. Visit  shamrokks} profile page
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    How are you all doing now at Galen? I have been working as a LPN for the past year and now that Galen has the evening/online hybrid bridge program and applied. I should hear tomorrow if I can start in January 2013. That way I can keep my current job and get my ADN.
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    Well I got in so I guess I will be able to let everyone know how the online/evening hybrid program is at Galen
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  11. Visit  trishlvnsoon2bRN} profile page
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    Hi! Can you give me a general idea of how the application process went? How long before you know if youve been accepted?
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    Hi! Can you give me a general idea of how the application process went? How long before you know if youve been accepted?
    Wow that was so long ago I don't really remember. It was fairly quick. I think they told me when there were spots open before I went in. The first time I inquired they were full the upcoming quarter so I waited. Then I got a different job and waited longer due to my schedule. Then when I heard about the online bridge programs jumped on it. Now I think that I am the 3rd class that will complete the online bridge program. I toured, set up a date for my entrance exam then met that same day with financial aid. You will want to do your fafsa beforehand. Make sure to have all transcripts and everything they said they will need and they will have it all done for you when you come in. If you score high enough on the PAX then they will most likely offer you a spot. Good luck.
  13. Visit  ase25} profile page
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    I am interested in going to Galen in San Antonio TX. I have no nursing (LPN/LVN) experience. I was a Marine, then worked as a recreational therapist for a short time many years ago, after that I was a Correction Officer, then lastly an Insurance underwriter for 9 years. Is Galen more suited for those who are already working in a medical environment?
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    Quote from ase25
    I am interested in going to Galen in San Antonio TX. I have no nursing (LPN/LVN) experience. I was a Marine, then worked as a recreational therapist for a short time many years ago, after that I was a Correction Officer, then lastly an Insurance underwriter for 9 years. Is Galen more suited for those who are already working in a medical environment?
    No, my particular program is because it is the bridge program specifically for LPNs. There are a lot of people at Galen who are coming from different careers - many of them non medical. Those people take different classes that will help you learn from the ground up.
  15. Visit  shamrokks} profile page
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    Warning: my first bad experience with Galen but it's a huge one for me! I go to schedule my LAST quarter this week and there are NO weekend clinical spots offered for the online students. This is what we were promised since the program is geared towards working students. I am livid and so far no one is helping me. There is not even an option at all to "choose" anything - instead we all get automatically scheduled for Fridays at Manatee which is all the way in Bradenton, FL.

    This is not an option for me since I am the only nurse at my job on Fridays! Even if I did another week day that means I cut my pay by a whole day at work which is not easy to do.

    If you're considering Galen for the online bridge program do not listen to the guarantee that you will only have to attend campus or clinicals on weekends or after 5pm Monday-Friday.
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