Anyone in the LPN full time program at Quincy College for the fall?

  1. Hi - I am attending Quincy College in the fall for the full time LPN program. (I missed the application deadline for the RN program ). Just wondering if there are any other students out there or if anyone has gone througth this program.

    I'm specifically looking for information on how easy it is to transition from the LPN to the RN program.

    Thanks so much!
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  3. by   Ginger's Mom
    The program does take LPN in the RN program. You have to do well in the PN program and have to wait at least 18 months to move to the RN program ( LPN start in January - at least in the evening program). Make sure you maintain a "B" average in PN program. You still have to repeat the admissions test.
  4. by   djandkmommy
    Thanks for the info. I will be sure to try to maintain higher level grades. I was hoping to be able to move right from LPN to the Advanced RN but if I need to wait, then so be it. I was a Quincy College years (and years) ago right out of high school so I have already taken all the non-nursing classes which may help with the study load.
  5. by   Ginger's Mom
    Great, as a former PN instructor, some of the students assume that the PN program would be easy since it is not the RN program. The PN program is very intense. If you develop good study skills ( like keep you reading current and not try to read all the chapters the day before the test) you will be able to do well.

    I do feel the wait to move on to the RN program is good since it gives the PN nurse time to get a years worth of clinical experience and able to function independently. Good luck and enjoy the program. I am very proud of my students who are working as nurses.
  6. by   DonnaMurphy116
    I just took and passed the Accuplacer yesterday. The woman in admissions said I should receive an acceptance letter in the next few weeks. I applied for the full-time program. Are you taking any courses this summer to lighten the load?
  7. by   djandkmommy
    I'm definitely thinking about summer courses. I think I will try to CLEP out of Human Growth & Development. The 1 credit course for the LPN does not count towards the RN (which is my ultimate destination) so I would like to avoid actually having to sit through it twice KWIM?

    I don't have to take the psych credit either because I took Psych years ago at QC and it still counts but unfortunately by Algebra course does not . So that leaves College Math (to hard to CLEP out for me- I know I will fail that test without a refresher) and A & P I as options for the summer.

    I would like to try to take both if I can but I'm waiting for all the summer course schedules to come out. I have a vacation planned (and paid for) the first week of August - I'm not sure if that will be smack in the middle of finals, etc.

    I would love to only have to really concentrate on the Nursing courses in the fall but I'm nervous about an accelerated A&P course - I've heard it is really tough.

    I heard that QC sends the letters out on Fridays so you should get yours next week (unless they are running behind). How did you find the NET to be? I was surprised that it was not more difficult after being out of school for 20+ years.
  8. by   DonnaMurphy116
    Yeah, I don't have to take the Psych credit either, already took it @ Massasoit years back. I was also waiting for the course listings to come out, my thoughts were A&P too, but I'm not sure either. I might take something @ Massasoit as it is closer to me and then send in my transcripts for credit. They send out the letters on Fridays? Thanks for the info, I'll be looking for it! I didn't take the NET, I took the Accuplacer and found it pretty difficult, although admissions said I did extremely well and could get into RN with my scores. I've been out of school 20+ too! How is it that we took different tests for the same program? Maybe they changed the testing since you took the test?.
  9. by   djandkmommy
    Hi - I just looked at my results sheet and I did take the Accuplacer - why did I think it was the NET LOL? I was also told that RN would have been good for me but they weren't willing to add me to the list, even though I begged and pleaded ;-) I don't have the pre-reqs needed anyway.

    Where are you located? I'm actually much closer to Massasoit as well but they didn't have any openings when I started looking. I was really late in the game because I was working full time until 1/31 and really didn't think nursing would be an option until I got laid off - some things happen for a reason LOL!

    I'm really excited to start this new phase in my life, aren't you.

    :redpinkhe - This is from my 3 year old - she like to see the smilies
  10. by   DonnaMurphy116
    Ah, I was many different tests for different schools though, lol! I didn't want to start off with the RN program, too scary, lol! Yes, things do happen for a reason! I started looking a little late too. I also applied to Blue Hills the day I took the Accuplacer at Quincy College, but they're not sure if they have any openings, so I'm waiting to hear from them too. I'm in North Easton and you?

    Yes, I am sooo excited to be starting this new phase of my life too!!!

    Too cute......for your daughter!!!
  11. by   djandkmommy
    I didn't know Blue Hills offered classes outside of the high school. Interesting! My husband went there for electronics so many years ago.

    I'm in Halifax. It is so nice to know that there are other "older" students that will be in the LPN course in the fall (assuming you don't decide on Blue Hills). I think our life experience will do us some good, KWIM? As long as I can find the time to study (my husband works the night shift so I will be going straight from school to mommy status) I think I can get this done! I'm can't wait to get some more details. Now that I'm accepted, I guess I just have to sit and wait - so not my style LOL!

    Have a great day!
  12. by   DonnaMurphy116
    Your husband went there? I think my ex went there, lol. My mom thinks I should just go to Quincy College for the lpn program, she thinks it would be more beneficial than a vocational school. I was only thinking really of proximity to my home and the commute! Are you going to be driving in or taking the commuter rail/T? I took the T back from the exam and didn't mind it. Not sure how I want to get there, provided of course that I get accepted! Still waiting to hear, it's only been 4, I'm not too impatient, huh? Yes, I am sooo happy that I wouldn't be the only "older" student! Home from school to Mommy can do it!!! The good thing is your daughter is so young I would imagine she is in bed pretty early which would leave you time for studying and school work. Sit and wait?!...not my style either...I'm a doer, gotta be doing something!

    You have a great day too!
  13. by   djandkmommy
    Yes my husband is from Holbrook. He graduated from BH in 1987. I'm from Quincy originally so I actually did a lot of classes at QC years ago but nothing nursing focused.

    I'm not sure about driving vs. commuting on the train. It really depends on the start times of the classes, etc. Commuting can be good because you can get some good reading done LOL! But my DH leaves for work at 3:15 so if I need to drive to get home quicker, I will.

    I'm sure I will need to arrange sitting for some days but with three kids (9, 6, and 3) I want to avoid paying for sitting as much as I can LOL!

    You will get you acceptance soon. It is first come, first serve at QC as long as you pass the test and there is room, you will get in. I have noticed that the admin is a little weak at QC. Brandi in the nursing admissions is great but others are just out of it.

    Please let me know what you decide as far QC - maybe we can get together at some point for coffee and just chat!

    Have a great day - off to drive the kids to school.

    Tanya :wink2:
  14. by   DonnaMurphy116
    Yes, I agree, I think it will depend upon class schedule- home schedule. Oops, I didn't realize you had other children! At home still, a 17 & 21 year old who are here 1/2 time in and out, lol, I have daughter who is 12, a son 6(in May) and a daughter -16months. So really the only one who is really out right now is my 19 year old son!

    That's what they told me in admissions-but they couldn't "formally" say I was accepted, that I would have to wait for my acceptance letter. After meeting with a friend of mine who is a principal I am definitely leaning more strongly towards QC. I will definitely let you know as soon as I get my letter! And if I'm going there, it would be great to meet for coffee and a chat!

    Yeah, I gotta run, my kids will start coming in the door very shortly, have a good one!