Lamar State College LVN to RN - page 8

Any one in this program? I am looking it to it as it is the cheapest option I have found... Seems a lot like excelsior with the exception on clinicals (how do they do them?)????... Read More

  1. Visit  karagreen profile page
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    I am set to start the program June 2012. I am very confused about the clinical sites!! I do not work b/c I am a full time student, though I am an LVN. Can anyone that has done the program tell me how the whole thing works. I am in the DFW area. please e mail me @ karagreen@hotmail.com if you have done the program or know anything about the clinical sites?? Help
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  2. Visit  dbeagen profile page
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    I have been a student in the Lamar Port Arthur LVN to RN program since October 2011 and I will start RNSG 2514 on Monday. The program is OK, but it is fast pace and there is a ton of busy work to do. If you work full time and value sleep then you may find if difficult to find time to actually study what you need to learn. The busy work is not hard but it takes up most all of my study time. This last semester we had serious issues with their on-line testing (as it did not really work) but I have been told they are working on it so we will see. If you enter this program be prepared to work hard and study long hours. There is NOT a lot of guidence when it comes to figuring out the assignments...they more less tell you when it is due and then you are pretty much on your own from there. The have "acdemic coaches", but I have not found them very helpful...they tend to be more defensive than they are helpful. Good luck!
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  3. Visit  eturner7 profile page
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    Quote from karagreen
    I am set to start the program June 2012. I am very confused about the clinical sites!! I do not work b/c I am a full time student, though I am an LVN. Can anyone that has done the program tell me how the whole thing works. I am in the DFW area. please e mail me @ karagreen@hotmail.com if you have done the program or know anything about the clinical sites?? Help
    From my understanding clinicals are completed at your work location. If you are not working, I'm not sure how you can complete your clinicals. Did you tell the school that you don't have a job?
  4. Visit  rosco_88101 profile page
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    Hi , I am moving back to the texas and have been accepted into the program already, not sure if im starting in june or sept 2012, cause i have to take my acuplacer test for the college, im just wondering if anyone has any advice on study techniques, and if there are weekly test or just a test at the end of each class? ive heard a lot of people saying there is a lot of work every week, but is it more busy work? i plan on working full time and a family , im really nervous, but ive put this off for way to long, any advice anyone could give would be great, and if anyone is starting around the same time (ill be in the lufkin tx area) and wants a study partner, let me know. rosco_88101@yahoo.com
  5. Visit  sonja77 profile page
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    Quote from rosco_88101
    Hi , I am moving back to the texas and have been accepted into the program already, not sure if im starting in june or sept 2012, cause i have to take my acuplacer test for the college, im just wondering if anyone has any advice on study techniques, and if there are weekly test or just a test at the end of each class? ive heard a lot of people saying there is a lot of work every week, but is it more busy work? i plan on working full time and a family , im really nervous, but ive put this off for way to long, any advice anyone could give would be great, and if anyone is starting around the same time (ill be in the lufkin tx area) and wants a study partner, let me know. rosco_88101@yahoo.com
    If I remember correctly a lot of the classes have exams weekly or every other week. Like I said before, there is a lot of time involved: reading/studying and doing assignments. The program is not very difficult and can be completed if you have the time available to do the required work.
    I also work full time (7 12-shifts in 2 weeks) and I have a husband and a 13 year-old son. I am grateful that my son is old enough; I don't know if I would have made it through the program with small children.
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  6. Visit  Nurseyoyo2010 profile page
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    I am in the last part of Lamar's program. It's doable but more expensive than they let on. The class price (for our class) went from 595.00 per class to 750.00 per class, and they kept changing books and required programs without notice. They did allow time to get the books but it was frustrating.They have gotten very strict on their grading and testing (I think the pass rate was low for boards) but in their defense, it's easy to "get help" on tests in an ol-line course and pass, but when you take boards you're on your own. I think that's what they are trying to get around. Overall, it's a good program, fast and the easiest pay as you go I could find. The instructor's give good feedback and they also provide academic coaches to help you along the way. HOWEVER....they are on the BON's site as "Full with warning" accredidation so beware.
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  7. Visit  NoTitForTat profile page
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    Started my first job as an LVN this week at a prison facility here in Texas. I am considering maybe going on to RN sometime in the future and if so, maybe do the Lamar program. I am wondering if anyone has completed the LVN to RN via Lamar that works in corrections and if so, were you able to do your clinicals on site?
    Last edit by NoTitForTat on May 10, '12 : Reason: typo
  8. Visit  UdonNomi profile page
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    Will be starting the June Class, anyone else in the San Antonio area?
  9. Visit  CBJ123 profile page
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    Starting in June also,, instead of the April class. Congrats to udonnomi. Good luck.
  10. Visit  brose1425 profile page
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    What computer class is requires? I didn't see a computer class as a pre req? Thanks
  11. Visit  UdonNomi profile page
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    It's no longer a prereq, you take it as one of the first courses in the program.
  12. Visit  babatee profile page
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    I am also starting in june.
  13. Visit  babatee profile page
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    are you in the program already?

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