Any Baker flint Students? - page 3

I am attending my second quarter at Baker flint. I love this school (although some of the students are bit of a joke) and some of the teachers (My math teacher is kinda well dumb i guess her famous... Read More

  1. by   rntoben2008
    Quote from adn44
    I was thinking about something else regarding baker's RN program: That program in total is only 18 months. if you add that up it is approx 3.5 months shorter than any other RN program in michigan. I feel it was somewhat of a blessing for me not to have gotten in; the stress level is extremely over the top due to less time to teach the same material required by Mich BON. think about it, 10 weeks vs 16 weeks at any other school. How can someone become a well informed healthcare provider learning an enormous amount of information in almost half of the time required? I feel the LPN program will be ok due to the time of training, 1 full year, this is a normal amount of time to learn what is needed, not crammed and hoped to be learned. I have a great deal of empathy for some of my friends in the flint program as they are so stressed, some have been on probation due to low test grades and others have dropped out. I understand the nature of the stress level in any given RN program, but I feel that the time frame is much too short to learn and retain the information that is necessary.
    I don't attend Baker, and I really wish you success on your journey in school. I just wanted to add, that I am a nursing student and our classes are 7.5 weeks long. There is an enormous amount of info that you must learn in that time and that is what makes nursing school tough. I think all nursing schools are going to be tough, but it makes you well rounded, a nurse's job is tough, and the program just prepares you to be flexible. I do hear there is life after nursing school, and that working will be nothing like school, so hang in there and I wish you well. Our program is 16 months long, four semesters in our RN program. I think most community colleges are about the same amount of time. Good luck.
  2. by   MySimplePlan
    I agree with rntoben2008 - nursing school is tough no matter where you go....there's tons of info to cram into your head no matte rhow long the course.

    To me, the most frightening thing about an accelerated course is the lack of break during the 18 months. I know I crawled to my Christmas break and especially this summer break. There's a limit to how much I can stick into my head. I need to separate from my studies eventually, and 18 months is too long to go with a significant break.

    To those who can get through in 18 months, a tip of the hat to you. You're a better person than I. :bowingpur
  3. by   jjm22
    at OCC do they require the NET? What is the ladder program?
  4. by   sugarbear25
    Yes, OCC does require the NET test. The ladder program is where you complete the LPN program and then work for about 6 months+ and then you begin the RN part of the program which runs from January until December.
  5. by   Carebear77
    See I went and talked to OCC and they told me all they require is a math profiency test. They have the NET just to see what ppl get on it but it is not required for entrance into the program.
    I hope this is not going to be the same thing as Baker, one person saying one thing and one person saying another.
  6. by   adn44
    I called OCC and they told me that the next application date is december and that the next class to start would be in fall of 08, is this what you were told or was I misinformed? She also said I would need chemistry for the RN program.
  7. by   Carebear77
    Just updating, I actually got accepted to Bakers nursing program...I'm so excited. I wish you all the best.
  8. by   mstouie
    CONGRATS!!!:hatparty:
  9. by   Carebear77
    thank you
  10. by   hannahsmommy
    Congrats carebear---see you in the fall! My class will be mentors to your class!
  11. by   adn44
    Carebear, Congrats! I too have been accepted into the Baker program in Auburn Hills, in fact we probably sat near each other in orientation. How do you feel about the program and the possibility of the ADN they are trying to implement? I am a little nervous about every aspect of Baker but am very grateful to have a seat in any program at this point.
  12. by   Carebear77
    Quote from adn44
    Carebear, Congrats! I too have been accepted into the Baker program in Auburn Hills, in fact we probably sat near each other in orientation. How do you feel about the program and the possibility of the ADN they are trying to implement? I am a little nervous about every aspect of Baker but am very grateful to have a seat in any program at this point.
    I'm soo excited about the ADN program they are planning on adding. Plus the fact they want us to be the test group is awesome
    Where did you sit the other day? I wore khaki's and a brown shirt and sat on the left side near the front (2nd rowe).
    I am also the one who typed up the list of all the numbers and email address for everyone to have a copy of. If you didn't get a copy of it, it may be becasue a few didn't write down their email adresses. So PM me your address and I can send you the list.
    Also, I went to that website Linda Hayden told us about and I bought everything for our uniform (it was all on sale) def. go check it out. I also already went to the Department of Human Service for my background check (I did that monday after orientation) they gave me the results right then and there, so all I have to do is my physical on monday and that is it.
    But I'm like you, very nervous and grateful for my seat. It is going to be a rough year, but we can do it and will get through it. TTYL
  13. by   adn44
    Carebear, I went yesterday to the human resource to get my info and hand deliver the letter to baker same day. I also went to the web site and ordered a lot of the things needed. I was very impressed with the prices too! Do you feel real confident about the ADN program coming to fruition? I am not 100% about it yet but will keep my fingers crossed. Their has been quite a shake up in the baker flint nursing dept regarding most of all the instructors, who have resigned. From the top dog Ms Waite on down to Sandy Cook and so many others. a good friend of mine has been in the program since 1-07 and she told me about it last night. They are so short on instructors that for the fall she has one lab instructor and no one else assigned for the start up. She says that Baker cont's to say not to worry it will all be ok. I am hoping so for all those students. maybe this is where the ADN for Auburn Hills came into play, I thought that the timing was kind of interesting. Oh by the way I sat across the aisle in the second row in the green shirt/black pants. Be seeing you soon!

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