Penn Valley RN Program...What is like? - page 3

I am currently finishing up my pre req's for the Penn Valley RN program. I plan to apply in August of 2009 for the January 2010 start. I have read some other threads saying it is hard and there is... Read More

  1. Visit  Silverwaters05 profile page
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    Quote from nsinbsmo
    I am actually in my freshman year in the PV ADN(RN) program and it is going quite well....for me at least. It is hard for others because of their work schedules and family life as a whole, but I am a stay at home mom with 2 kids. It was easy for me to apply, study for the teas, pass, and then get all the papers filled out and turned in to actually get fully accepted. As for the Teas test, it was pretty easy, almost like the compass test, but a little more math and problem solving. I used the teas study manual and another NLN accredited pre-nursing exam study guide. I don't know if you were wanting to get into the night/weekend class, but they stated that they don't know when or even if they were going to start that again. I am in the day classes which are on mon 2-4pm and tues 8am to 12pm, and skills lecture/lab is wed and thurs 8am to 10 or 11am--the first three weeks and then after that it's on your own time to learn/check off. All clinicals are 6:45am to 2:45pm and they kinda depend on what group you get in, mine are on fridays and 2 times a month, except april I have three days and two are thursdays. Others have wednesdays and thursdays, but never monday or tuesday. The books are expensive and heavy and there are tons of other things you have to buy(scrubs, patch, lab coat, stethoscope, pen light, scissors, etc) but it is so worth it. Also, if you do get in, the orientation is OVERwhelming. Good luck!
    Hi, did you get in while the point system was being used??
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  3. Visit  Momof3getmydegree profile page
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    I am applying to the RN program now. Last semester I applied but did not get in. The only thing I did not have was micro. Now with that done I will go in with 6.6 points. I pray this is enough because I am ready to get started. I also applied to another school to be safe.
  4. Visit  MOLMT profile page
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    I have just started the LPN program at Penn Valley....I am a little nervous about the in class exams....

    Can someone please tell me what they are like? Do they follow the book or lecture mostly? Mrs. ***** posts material on blackboard...How is this material useful? Does it correspond with exam questions?

    Thanks in Advance.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jan 27, '11 : Reason: PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES OF SCHOOL STAFF
  5. Visit  Nursing0929 profile page
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    i am still confused about something with the admission and ranking. under the ranking portion of the admission requirment section it says that "we will rank applicants following completion of admission requirments 1-6. this will be used to determine your eligibility to take the entrance exam and for admission to the program." so my question is, do we have to take another entrance exam besides the teas? because number 6 on the admission requirments talks about the teas and it says that you have to get a minimum of 53.1% on the 1st or 2nd try and that it needs to be taken prior to the start of any application period.

    so if that is the case then what entrance exam are they referring to if we have to take the teas as part of admission requirments 1-6? i hope someone here knows the answer to this question. in the mean time i am going to email one of the women over the program to see if she can answer this for me as well.
  6. Visit  graysunday profile page
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    Quote from nursing0929
    i am still confused about something with the admission and ranking. under the ranking portion of the admission requirment section it says that "we will rank applicants following completion of admission requirments 1-6. this will be used to determine your eligibility to take the entrance exam and for admission to the program." so my question is, do we have to take another entrance exam besides the teas? because number 6 on the admission requirments talks about the teas and it says that you have to get a minimum of 53.1% on the 1st or 2nd try and that it needs to be taken prior to the start of any application period.

    so if that is the case then what entrance exam are they referring to if we have to take the teas as part of admission requirments 1-6? i hope someone here knows the answer to this question. in the mean time i am going to email one of the women over the program to see if she can answer this for me as well.
    i believe that the rules changed recently about the eligibility to take the teas test. i'm in the freshman class now and we were eligible to take the teas if we ranked high enough in admissions. now, i believe they want you to already have the teas taken before you've been accepted. there are no other entrance tests that i know of. perhaps, they forgot to take out the "we will rank applicants following completion of admission requirments 1-6. this will be used to determine your eligibility to take the entrance exam and for admission to the program."

    good luck!
  7. Visit  Nursing0929 profile page
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    Quote from graysunday
    i believe that the rules changed recently about the eligibility to take the teas test. i'm in the freshman class now and we were eligible to take the teas if we ranked high enough in admissions. now, i believe they want you to already have the teas taken before you've been accepted. there are no other entrance tests that i know of. perhaps, they forgot to take out the "we will rank applicants following completion of admission requirments 1-6. this will be used to determine your eligibility to take the entrance exam and for admission to the program."

    good luck!
    thats what i was thinking too, but i was just a little confused and thought that i would ask. so are you in the day or evening class and how do you think the program is for you so far.


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