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I am starting Lutheran in fall '12. Just wondering if anyone has attended/atteding/graduated from the program. I had a few questions. My biggest question is can I still handle to work full time in a hospital 3 days a week. My... Read More


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    I am starting Lutheran in fall '12. Just wondering if anyone has attended/atteding/graduated from the program. I had a few questions. My biggest question is can I still handle to work full time in a hospital 3 days a week. My employer is flexible with my shifts, and i can do weekends only if needed, day/night shift. I would like to stay full time because of the tuition assistance that I receive, it would be cut substantially if I drop to part time. My success is most important, but paying for school and everything else is of course I'mportant as well.Let me know if you are aware of the schedule, and how much my life is going to change over the next 24 months. thanks so much!
    I graduated from lsn a year ago. I started from scratch & did.all my prereqs there as well. You can work during pre-reqs w/ no problem but once the actual nursing program starts I say DON'T DO IT! I worked one day a week & let me say that felt like it was way too much! if you really want to succeed then work as little as you possibly can! I lived on campus as well! I watched way.too many fellow classmates FAIL b/c they worked & didn't study enough! We started with 32 students in my class & let me just say only 14 of us graduated! Thats NO LIE!
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    I applied for the Fall 2013. I have all prerequisites done and I passed the reading pre-entrance test but failed math. Can someone please give me pointers on how to pass the math test PLEASE!!!!! That's all I need to be accepted
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    I applied for the Fall 2013. I have all prerequisites done and I passed the reading pre-entrance test but failed math. Can someone please give me pointers on how to pass the math test PLEASE!!!!! That's all I need to be accepted
    They should give you a study packet, just go over that over and over until you understand it, if you know that packet you'll do fine on math
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    I got accepted and will start the program at LSN in St. Louis this coming Fall '13, I'm kinda nervous, so is there any one who was an alumni can give me some ideas about the programs, instructors, and how the clinical are like. I heard that this school is good because students will be exposed to more clinical, and the skills will be learn in the hospital rather than in the lab. So please give me some ideas about clinical, and what hospital the students will be sent to during her training. Thanks alot.
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    Hi,

    I will be graduating from LSN this June (that's the PLAN, anyway). I don't know much about other nursing programs, but what I can tell you is that I was able to work the maximum 16hrs a week. The program is very rigorous and you start clinicals 5 weeks into the program (versus other programs that start clinicals their 2nd year). Yes, the classroom labs are pretty obsolete, but you are exposed earlier to floor setting to really apply your skills. What I suggest to those that are wanting to work and go to school at the same time is to lower your hours during the first semester to get a feel of the kind of workload you get. There were a couple times where I found myself contemplating on quitting my job - it really depends on the person. To put things into perspective, my graduating class started with 45, and we'll be graduating between 25-30 of us. You will lose fellow classmates on the way but will gain some from those bridging from LPN-RN. Was LSN my first choice? No, but I'm glad I went. If you have any more questions, I'll do my best to respond! Or private message me.
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    HELLO I AM IN APPLIED TECH'S LPN PROGRAM AND WILL BE FINISHING UP IN AUG 2013. I AM INTERESTED IN STARTING LUTHERANS LPN TO RN BRIDGE IN JAN 2014 AND WAS WONDERING HOW THE BRIDGE WORKED FOR SOME PPL. IVE HEARD HORROR STORIES THAT MANY LPNS THAT TRY TO BRIDGE DONT MAKE IT PAST THE FIRST COUPLE OF TESTS BEFORE THEY ARE DROPPED...I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IF SOMEONE CAN EMAIL AND TALK TO ME ABOUT IT AS I DONT COME ON HERE THAT OFTEN :-) MY EMAIL IS justtorri1@hotmail.com
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    What is the Clinical's Like? Time? and how many day's a week do you go? I am hopefully starting in the fall of 2013, I would like to know to be able to see if I would be able to keep my job or have to quit it, because I work at a hospital, and my supervisor doesn't work around school schedules. Thanks
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    Quote from cas9645
    What is the Clinical's Like? Time? and how many day's a week do you go? I am hopefully starting in the fall of 2013, I would like to know to be able to see if I would be able to keep my job or have to quit it, because I work at a hospital, and my supervisor doesn't work around school schedules. Thanks
    Hi! The clinicals are two days a week usually 7am-3pm. And lecture will be 3 days a week. So plan on being busy Monday-Friday. For me, it was very hard and overwhelming at first to juggle school/studying/clinical paperwork plus work. But I decided to cut my hours from 32hrs a paycheck to only 24 hrs it totally sucked, but for my sanity and grades It had to happen. If you are able to maintain your grades and your position at a hospital I would keep your job. Right now, I've realized if you currently work as a tech you are much more likely to be hired as a new grad than if you do not work/have experience. Plus it would be easier to do an internal transfer at your current hospital. Best of luck to you at LSN! Let me know if you have any questions!
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    Hey I would like to know about the program at LSN and if any of you new grads have had trouble finding employment I have heard its difficult without a BSN and also do most schools accept the credits from LSN
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    Hey I would like to know about the program at LSN and if any of you new grads have had trouble finding employment I have heard its difficult without a BSN and also do most schools accept the credits from LSN
    Once completed, and you receive your license, all accredited (CCNE) schools accepts Lutheran credits. You would do the RN to BSN or even the RN to MSN program. And about employment, you can find a job with just the diploma. The hospitals require all nurses to have BSN in 2020 if they want magnet status, but that's a while away.


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