Anyone applying to any LPN program in MA?

  1. Hi to everybody !!!

    Last year, I applied at Assabet Valley LPN program but I could get in because I applied late and they had a waiting list, which i didnt know about it. So this year I'm trying to get it done asap with the applications and I decided to apply everywhere possible and cheaper , such like Assabet valley LPN, Greater Lowell LPN, Shwasheen LPN, NSCC LPN, Roxbury cc, anything LPN.... Is anyone applying just like in LPN programs ? Did anyone graduate from those programs? Please let me know which one are the best among those and which one has a waiting list, so let me not waisted my time...I did the TEAS V too and I fullfilled the assabet scores but now every school just required to take the test at their own site (that sucks 4 real)
    P.S: please I'm looking for a good website where i can find best stories or statement about the famous questions "why do you want to become a nurse", english isn't my first language so I need some good arguments in english because essays are timely administrate.
    thanks dear, keep in touch
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  3. by   Amandarae25

    I'm just waiting to take my Teas and then be interviewed. I live in Shrewsbury and there are waiting list everywhere! I found a program in Fitchburg at Monty Tech, its nights and only 10months for LPN (which im crossing my fingers i can get in) there is no waiting list there. It is also nice because they teamed up with fitchburg state and have a LPN to RN bridge program
  4. by   vitiana
    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for replying ! Yes, last year I applied late and just at one Lpn program but I've noticed they give priority to those who have those some prerequisites in college, so right now I'm doing A&P while being on Assabet Valley Tech waiting list and they asked me for a B or better in A&P, Nutrition, Human Growth & Development, Life span and much more...When on their website its stated no where that you need to have all these before get in ! Anyway, right now I'm working as CNA and I hope the experience will help during these 10 tough months..I'm applying also at Lowell Tech and Shwasheen, I live in Worcester and I'm willing to relocate if I have to !
  5. by   Amandarae25
    Well im on the worcester line, near target on lincoln st. monty tech in fitchburg has no waiting list and doesnt require preregs just a teas passing score. i find out in june if im in for sure. Its not that far and its evenings which is great! have you looked into that, i thought of assabet because im in district but its a waiting list with day classes
  6. by   vitiana
    Why do you have to wait till june to know if you are in for sure? All those tech programs state that teas and interview are the requirements but when many people apply they give priority to those who have college prereq' , thats how Assabet ended up having a waiting list. I'm applying everywhere asap because by february I want to know for sure where I'll be by August...I need to start studying and doing flashcards by June !!!
  7. by   Amandarae25
    Thats how they work I guess. They let you know my June and classes start in August. Im trying to start taking as many classes as I can for the LPN to RN bridge program now. Many people ask why dont I just go for RN...well the waiting lists here in MA are ridiculous and I can not meet the requirements at this time, such as the highest teas score and stuff. Have you heard back from anyone yet about the programs you applied for?
  8. by   vitiana
    I'm still mailing stuff like checks for my teas v, reference form to my employer, inquiring reference letters from professors, but for sure by dec 10th, i need to be done with all my interviews !
  9. by   Amandarae25
    I wish you the best of luck!
  10. by   vitiana
    Same to you !!!!
  11. by   RebeccaB46
    Hi, I am new here.....thinking of becoming an LPN. I am also in Massachusetts. I was a CNA but my certification expired. Do you mind my asking, where are you taking your A&P while you are waiting? You have probably finished by now (I am writing this spring of 2013). Do you go to a community college for that or something similar?
  12. by   vitiana
    Rebecca i took A&P at the community college i was attending (quinsigammond) and now im going for my LPN in august (well, next month !!!) Im so excited !!!
  13. by   LPNurse81
    Baypath Regional in Charlton has a full time evening LPN program. I graduated from there. The NCLEX passing rate is about 99%. Its a great program and really made me feel ready to take on being a nurse!
  14. by   Gretheline
    Bay Path RVTHS Practical Nursing Program offers a paper and pencil TEAS 6th edition Exam every second Saturday of the month at 9 AM at 57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton, MA 01507.

    NEW in 2016, ROLLING ADMISSIONS! Students do not need to wait till June to find out if they got accepted.

    TEAS | Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School

    Below, please find information on how to get into the program.

    If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Meredith, PN Program Secretary 508-248-5971 x 1674.

    The Admission Process

    The Practical Nursing Program is an intense and competitive program. The program is a 40-week, 10-month, full-time, Monday through Friday, evening program that will prepare graduates for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. Upon program completion graduates will receive a Certificate in Practical Nursing. Practical Nurses are prepared for careers in a variety of heath care settings including extended care facilities, clinics, physician offices, hospitals, and community health agencies.
    Admission Requirements are competitive and space is limited. No one evaluation tool is used to determine admission. Students who meet the MINIMUM admission criteria are evaluated against the entire group of qualified applicants.

    STEP 1
    Register for the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Entrance Test.
    The first step for admissions is to fill out the entrance form in its entirety, sign you have read and understood requirements and rules, and return with the payment to the Practical Nursing department here at Bay Path. There is a $85 non-refundable, non-transferable, testing fee with a $25 returned check fee. Students may not reschedule or transfer funds.

    STEP 2
    Take the TEAS Entrance Test on the scheduled date.
    Each student is required to take and complete the TEAS Entrance Test here at Bay Path during the admission's period (September-May). Reading, English, Math, and Science are the areas of concern of the exam.

    The minimum acceptable TEAS scores are:

    Reading at or above 61.9%
    Math at or above 50%
    English at or above 53.3%

    TEAS Review Book - ISBN # 9781565335646

    The official TEAS preparation material to prepare you for health care education success.

    TEAS Practice Test - Free TEAS V Practice Questions

    STEP 3
    Start the application process. Only when the candidate meets the minimum acceptable TEAS scores above.
    Once a student has met the minimum test scores for the TEAS Entrance Exam he or she will be sent an Application Packet to complete. It is the student's responsibility to complete the applications packet in its entirety, and return all requested documents to the Practical Nursing Office by the deadline.

    STEP 4
    Complete an Interview.
    Once the Practical Nursing office has received all requested information. The student will start the second step of the application process where a brief interview will be conducted. The interview is very similar to a job interview.

    STEP 5
    Of those qualified students those whose TEAS scores, transcripts, references, writing sample, and interview demonstrate the greatest chance for success in the program will be admitted. When qualifications are equal, first consideration is given to student's in-district, and graduates of Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. During this step it is recommended the student starts organizing his or her medical and financial documentation.

    After you've completed the entire application process and have been accepted into the program, you will be notified about orientation. Orientation is mandatory, last about four hours, and takes place in JUNE before classes begin in the middle of August.

    Once a candidate is accepted,
    Financial Aid is available through SallieMae. And Financial Aid is available through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).