Any others accepted Baker Auburn Hills LPN program?

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    I received my acceptance email for the Baker College, Auburn Hills, LPN program last night, which starts in September 2009, and I just wondered if there were any others here who were accepted? So far, I only know of 4 of us, who all took A&P I and II together over the last 6 months, who were accepted. Compared to some of the wait times I've seen posted on here, I'm so happy that our wait was only a week, especially since there were supposed to be about 120 people applying for 30 spots - a long wait would have been even more nerve-wracking...lol.

    Anyhow, just thought I would check.
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    How do you like the program so far?
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    Quote from LauJen
    How do you like the program so far?
    Hi LauJen,

    Like many nursing programs, ours is tough. There is a lot to learn, especially in the first quarter, which can make it stressful. Of course, they need to get you prepared for your first clinicals. I felt well-prepared for going to clinicals, though, so all that hard work was worth it. We're now into our second quarter and will be starting our Med/Surg clinicals the week after next. In our rotation, winter and spring quarters are a little lighter, whereas summer will be overloaded. It is just how it played out with clinical rotation availability and such. I can tell you that we have excellent instructors, in my opinion, and most are willing to do what they need to help you. There is a ton of homework, reading, practicing skills, testing, etc., but that is not unlike many schools, I'm sure.

    I think I remember reading a post of yours (was it you?) about gaining entry to the program. I don't know about other Baker campuses or programs, but ours (at Auburn Hills) really did require a 4.0 or almost 4.0. Some had an odd 'B' in their grades or a retake or drop, but that then required them to get a very good Hesi score. I know it is discouraging if you don't have it, but as I told people who were applying with me - if you don't have a 4.0, study like hell for the Hesi, which is worth a maximum of 11 pts, almost half of the available point count. As of fall quarter, there were 400 people registered as wanting to apply for the PN program at Auburn Hills in June, so the competition does get tougher, but I think they're working on starting a second LPN program (not sure when, though), so that would ease it a bit. Our campus also offers the LPN-RN ladder now, though an LPN must have a year's experience to apply. However, graduates of the LPN program there will be given preference (if equally matched with another from another school) in getting into the LPN-RN program. Basically, one must still compete, but would have the edge over an equally qualified candidate from another school.

    Anyhow, if you have specific questions, feel free to ask. I don't get the chance to come on too often, but I'll reply when I'm notified that there is a post. Good luck to you!
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    What are the requirements to stay in the program? My mother in law works at a hospital and knows a nurse who said she got 1 wrong a final exam there and got failed. She had to find another school and do the nursing program all over again. Could this be an exaggeration? Baker sounds like a really difficult school.
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    Quote from Anne36
    What are the requirements to stay in the program? My mother in law works at a hospital and knows a nurse who said she got 1 wrong a final exam there and got failed. She had to find another school and do the nursing program all over again. Could this be an exaggeration? Baker sounds like a really difficult school.
    Hi Anne36,

    The requirements to stay in the program are that you achieve, at minimum, 84% (B-) for each class. Getting 1 wrong would not cause a fail. However, each quarter they give us a drug calculation quiz that you must get 100% on before you're able to pass meds that quarter. If you get any wrong on that, you can remediate and take the quiz again. Then, if you fail again, you cannot pass meds at clinicals until you're able to show your instructor that you can do all the calculations 100% of the time. So, that has to be an exaggeration, unless there is some test I don't know about that requires 100%, which I doubt. I have to think that Baker is comparable to other schools with requirements, though? I have heard that some require you to maintain a C+, rather than B-, but that is the only difference I've heard. However, nursing school is a lot of work, and there is a ton to learn, so difficult in that way.
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    Quote from mrsrlg
    Hi LauJen,

    Like many nursing programs, ours is tough. There is a lot to learn, especially in the first quarter, which can make it stressful. Of course, they need to get you prepared for your first clinicals. I felt well-prepared for going to clinicals, though, so all that hard work was worth it. We're now into our second quarter and will be starting our Med/Surg clinicals the week after next. In our rotation, winter and spring quarters are a little lighter, whereas summer will be overloaded. It is just how it played out with clinical rotation availability and such. I can tell you that we have excellent instructors, in my opinion, and most are willing to do what they need to help you. There is a ton of homework, reading, practicing skills, testing, etc., but that is not unlike many schools, I'm sure.

    I think I remember reading a post of yours (was it you?) about gaining entry to the program. I don't know about other Baker campuses or programs, but ours (at Auburn Hills) really did require a 4.0 or almost 4.0. Some had an odd 'B' in their grades or a retake or drop, but that then required them to get a very good Hesi score. I know it is discouraging if you don't have it, but as I told people who were applying with me - if you don't have a 4.0, study like hell for the Hesi, which is worth a maximum of 11 pts, almost half of the available point count. As of fall quarter, there were 400 people registered as wanting to apply for the PN program at Auburn Hills in June, so the competition does get tougher, but I think they're working on starting a second LPN program (not sure when, though), so that would ease it a bit. Our campus also offers the LPN-RN ladder now, though an LPN must have a year's experience to apply. However, graduates of the LPN program there will be given preference (if equally matched with another from another school) in getting into the LPN-RN program. Basically, one must still compete, but would have the edge over an equally qualified candidate from another school.

    Anyhow, if you have specific questions, feel free to ask. I don't get the chance to come on too often, but I'll reply when I'm notified that there is a post. Good luck to you!
    LauJen,

    I now realize that you're not the one who was talking about difficulty getting accepted, etc. I will, however, leave the info for interested others.


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