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  • Aug 10 '11

    Done !!!!!!! Time to Cut a Rug......

    Last bit of advice: There are only two days of school left and yes knuckle heads are getting kicked out. There is a time and a place for everything, HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS !!!!!!

    My inbox is filled with questions about textbooks. As you can see we all have different opinions. So from experience, the only textbooks I bought was for pharmacology. Thats it!!!!!!!!!!! Grindin26 mentioned using a lightscribe pen which is a pen that has a recorder in it. If you record the lectures, IT WILL MAKE LIFE EASY!!!! BUT!!! Remember you signed a contract and agreed not to use one. So!!!!! Don't be a knuckle head. If your going to use it, do so discreatly. Thats my time ladies and gentleman. Good Luck to the class of 2012. Your going to have a blast...... HANDLE BUSINESS......

    P.S.......Don't steal any toilet paper, it forces them to raise tution year after year.....

  • Aug 8 '11

    Quote from melosaurRN



    your pt doesn't urinate for 6 hours and you think "OMG, anuria!!!" but YOU don't urinate for 6 hours and you think "good time management"

  • Aug 8 '11

    When you wish you could just buy highlighters and flashcards by the case.

    When getting up at 7 am is considered sleeping in.

  • Jul 19 '11

    In the 2011-2012 book, I scored 71% on the CD, 79% on the book and got 64% on Question Trainer 7. Passed with 75 questions over the weekend.

    Also used the Kaplan Course Book and Kaplan Drug Cards. I didn't take the Kaplan course however. I'm just a huge fan of Kaplan after I used pretty much only their strategy book to pass the PN exam with 85 questions.

  • Jul 19 '11

    Quote from GoalSeeker
    I am in the same boat regarding A&P 1 & II, Micro and Organic Chem I and II would love to know the answer to this and @CowBell thanks for the advice.
    One of the worst financial decisions you can make is buying all those books brand new right away. The school isn't strict to the point that they'll make sure you have a specific book. Only books you'll need to bring in are clinical calculations and the A&P review book. Trust me when I say you don't need the latest editions. It's all the same material, only difference would be page numbers. Shop around eBay, Half, Amazon.

    Honestly most of my books sat around and collected dust. PM me if you need a specific book and maybe I can help you out.

    The Quiz's are strictly off verbatim, a better investment would be a lightscribe pen.

    Seriously don't be intimidated by the material, the school does everything in it's power to help students succeed. The pace may even seem slow at times.

  • Feb 28 '11

    Hey everyone good luck to you all taking the pre-entrance exam im currently enrolled in the program and i must say it sure is intense just last week we had 6 test in a 4day week! but if your motivated it can be done just think positive and enjoy your freedom b/c after sept 2011 veeb will lock u down lol! But i must say im enjoying my experience the faculty and staff are helpful make you stay on top of your game they may seem tough but its just tough love!

  • Feb 6 '11

    I did A&P and Nursing and worked five days a week. It's doable. If you have any specific questions, send me a private email.

  • Aug 27 '10

    Quote from Grindin26
    Congrats to all those who have gotten accepted. Best piece of advice I can give you if you want to save some money on books is just get them as you need them off eBay, Amazon etc. Just type in the ISBN and into google and click on shopping, you'll have a bunch of options.

    Sad to say, but I almost never used any of the books except the A&P review book which they require you to bring to class every so often. The notes dictated in class, really are that good and the exams are pretty much 99% off the notes.

    Its unfair in my opinion, that the school scares you into spending $600+ for books. Some of the books won't even be used until 2nd and 3rd semester, so you've got time.

    Good Luck to you all.
    I tried to warn them already!

  • Aug 27 '10

    Congrats to all those who have gotten accepted. Best piece of advice I can give you if you want to save some money on books is just get them as you need them off eBay, Amazon etc. Just type in the ISBN and into google and click on shopping, you'll have a bunch of options.

    Sad to say, but I almost never used any of the books except the A&P review book which they require you to bring to class every so often. The notes dictated in class, really are that good and the exams are pretty much 99% off the notes.

    Its unfair in my opinion, that the school scares you into spending $600+ for books. Some of the books won't even be used until 2nd and 3rd semester, so you've got time.

    Good Luck to you all.

  • Jun 13 '10

    Just a random thought...to find the brachial pulse in the inner elbow..have the pt/classmate straighten their arm. Look at it, and imagine there's a 50 cent piece in the center of the elbow/antecubital area. At the edge of the '50 cent' piece closest to the body, press hard there. That trick usually seems to work for me.
    It took me a while to get the hang of BPs.

    Anyways, I don't know from experience yet, but I imagin nursing school and nursing are two different things. You might not enjoy nursing school, but at least there is a light at the end of a tunnel. I sometimes say to myself, "I can do anything for a semester." (Then I say it again the next semester. :P )

  • May 10 '10

    Hey when i went to veeb to make my deposit , the lady that i gave my money order to sent me strait to the financial aid office. I spoke to the financial aid officer and he said that i should apply for financial aid right away. They dont do it for u, u have to do it urself. He also said that if u have any questions to call him

  • May 5 '10

    hello veeb heads i have been reading this thread for the past yr. i took my entrance exam feb 23 for the first time and passed i got a 12.7 in reading and 12.9 in math. i handed in the reference letters the 7 and guess what yayyyyyyyyyyyyy i got my acceptance letter today. omg im so happy.

  • Apr 26 '10

    Quote from LilyNurseG0al
    Thanks for the info gabby! About how many people were in orientation with u?
    I would say around 20 people maybe 25. They had orientation the day before that also.
    Not everyone is going to be willing to pay $600. There were people saying that they will test next year because its expensive.

    Since you already submitted references your in its just waiting for the official acceptance I think.
    I think the only people who might have a problem getting in are the people who tested late.

  • Apr 18 '10

    Wrapping up my 1st semester in Nassau's program and I articulated right away from VEEB.

    In order to do that though you need intro english & psych, A&P I & II, statistics before you apply to the program with C or higher and credits < 10 years old.

    Don't worry about the 90 average, with a LPN license you still qualify for the traditional advanced standing route, regardless of work experience. With articulation all you need is a 90 or higher on a basic dosage test and you're basically guaranteed a spot the January after you graduate. With the other route, you need to pass a bunch of clinical skills tests and an on-line course.

    http://www.ncc.edu/Academics/Academi..._admission.htm

    So take some classes if you can this summer before starting VEEB, it'll pay off.

    In my experience VEEB has prepared me to the point where RN school is just a review with some extra details. The hardest part is probably the care plans.

    Also about the tuition, NCC is considered a SUNY school, so all you need is a affidavit stating you live in a NYS county for Nassau resident pricing.

    Although I have no experience with Excelsior personally, the lack of clinical time scared me away. It's tough to beat actual hands on experience.

  • Apr 14 '10

    Quote from ROBINSONGAL
    Hello Gabby,
    Just wanted to tell you that I got my letter regarding the Bridge Program. Missed the passing mark by 1.0 .
    Sad, but hopeful. I'm eager to go to the orientation to see if I can still do the remedial and get in for Sept. 2010.
    Hope you've heard something from Veeb by now.

    To all who've been accepted.....Congrats....Hope to be joining you in Sept.
    Listen, you are in if you can pass the bridge program. You are pretty much guaranteed a seat as long as you pass the bridge course. They will teach you remedial math and english courses, definitely enough to pass the test. I went through the same thing last year missed math by .05. had an 8.5 due to being out of school so many years, finished the bridge with a 10.5. Only study to pass the bridge program, they will give you take home work, and you will be fine. You will also get material to help you in first semester, but my advice to you is only focus on passing the entrance exam, after you pass you can go back and review those sheets. You are in, just pass the bridge, a seat has already been reserved for those that pass the bridge program. Stay focused! Congrats!


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