Lutheran School of Nursing - page 2

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... Read More

  1. by   azuldolphin
    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.
  2. by   5h3ryL
    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.
  3. by   ttaylor218
    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
  4. by   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
  5. by   aklehne
    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!
  6. by   MissDS
    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
  7. by   CallMeRN
    Quote from MissDS
    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.
  8. by   MissDS
    Has anyone started LSN? If so how was it? Are you continuing your education and were your credits transfered ok? Hearing different things about schools accepting their credits a friend even told me that only Barnes and Webster accepts all of the credits because LSN ihas contracts with them. Is this true? I wad considering LSN but am wonding if I can do it with three small children? Any insight would be great?
  9. by   Marwah85
    Hi, I have completed all my paperwork for the admission requirement which was around March, the school sent me a letter stating that the class was full for fall 2014 so I needed to sign the paper to be rolled over to the spring of 2015. I am waiting and nervous hoping I wouldn't wait longer. So my question is do I have a chance starting this. Coming spring ????
    And I need to take couple of classes the non clinical bio medical ethics and human growth and development hopfully while I wait .
  10. by   amrarr14
    Hi! I am taking my ACT score in October then only need A&P1 and college algebra to start the nursing classes at LSN. I'm just curious on what everyone thinks about this school? some of the reviews are hard to read and the staff isn't the nicest at times I feel like. also, I hear everyone wants BSN now. is getting my RN a waste of time? I will also have to quite my full time job and live off student loans, government loans and private loans. I have a 3 year old and will be driving an hour plus to the school one way...so is it worth it?? thanks!!
  11. by   5h3ryL
    Hi!

    I graduated from LSN in 2013. Since then I have gotten my BSN but regardless I got a job right away out of school. In regards to the program, I have nothing to compare it to, but I will tell you that it is intense. We start clinicals within a few weeks. The school is outdated and they don’t have fancy simulation dummies, but all your hands on experience is in clinicals (make the most of it)! Due to the intensity of the program, we lost a lot of classmates throughout the courses. I would recommend that all your pre-reqs are done before you start the program. However I did have a few classmates that took them simultaneously - they were stressed but they passed.

    Due to the nature of your living situation, I will say it will pose a challenge. Is it worth it? That’s up to you! Keep in mind you will have to drive to various clinical sites then sometimes drive back to school for post meeting or sometimes for class (depending on the rotation).

    If you have anymore questions, I would be happy to help! Just message me.

    Good luck!!
  12. by   amrarr14
    well I am afraid mainly because they keep saying most jobs will require BSN by 2020. so by the time im done im afraid I cant get a job as an RN. do you know if this is true? What days and hours did you go once you started the nursing classes? I have to get my ACT score done, intro to A&P1 and college algebra then I can start the nursing program. I applied yesterday and am going to pay the app fee and do the essay but afraid I wont get the correct ACT in time for the fall semester to start. but guess ill find out lol!
  13. by   amrarr14
    well I am afraid mainly because they keep saying most jobs will require BSN by 2020. so by the time im done im afraid I cant get a job as an RN. do you know if this is true? What days and hours did you go once you started the nursing classes? I have to get my ACT score done, intro to A&P1 and college algebra then I can start the nursing program. I applied yesterday and am going to pay the app fee and do the essay but afraid I wont get the correct ACT in time for the fall semester to start. but guess ill find out lol!

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