middlesex county vo tech lpn program. - page 3
Has anyone gone to this school before? Is it a good school? Can I transfer to a lpn-rn program after graduating? What can I do to study for the entrance exam? Sorry, I'm a bit nervous, it's been a few years since I last been in... Read More
- 0Feb 4, '13 by LadyLeo75Quote from brie8989Brie8989 they choose the highest scores but you must pass all sections of the test. Did you take the test yet? I am currently a student there and each class starts with 30+Does anyone know how they choose who they accept? Is it based solely on TEAS scores? Thanks!
- 0Mar 15, '13 by LadyLeo75Quote from HappytonyHello Happytony I am planning to attend the program in September they haven't sent out the testing dates as of yet try should be out late April early MayIs anyone else planning on attending middlesex votech lpn program in sept. 2013 for the day or evening. Would love to hear from other people about their experiences so far with the application process.
- 1Mar 23, '13 by LadyLeo75Quote from HappytonyThat's good I am taking it on the 16th, I took it before it wasn't hard at all I passed but I am retaking the program so I had to test in again. Best of luck to you.Good morning BlessedSPNB I received my test date in the mail yesterday. April 11th @ 9:00. 3 weeks I'm nervous and excited.
- 0Oct 16 by Ciao_mariQuote from xO1000wordsxOHi,Has anyone gone to this school before? Is it a good school? Can I transfer to a lpn-rn program after graduating? What can I do to study for the entrance exam? Sorry, I'm a bit nervous, it's been a few years since I last been in school. I want to make sure, I make the right decision on what school/program I enter. Also, if anyone has any suggestions on other schools in the central nj area. That would be great.
I see this thread is a few yrs old but I was wondering if you ended up going to the school? If so, how was it? I understand they do not test w/ the usual teas entrance exam.. They administer they're own.. Applied a few days ago & waiting to receive my test date. I wanted to know if you found the test difficult as I am studying my butt off for the math portion (Not my strongest suit) do you by chance know if the exam has changed since u took it? If anyone has taken the test &
has been accepted.. Congrats & pls share anything you can regarding the test.. Thanks!
- 2Oct 17 by HemOncI graduated from the LPN(evening) program in 2006. I took the NET exam in 2004 and was granted early acceptance. I remember feeling thrilled, but let me tell you this- the test was really basic. I went totally unprepared as I didn't even know that one could prepare for the exam! I also didn't know anything about MCVTS, but chose it because it was close to home and work and had an evening program. I do not like Math and am not very good at it, but even I thought the exam was easy! I had a lot of language and comprehension, along with basic math. I remember going to Barnes & Noble a couple of months after the NET and finding books to help with preparation!
MCVTS is a highly subsidized school and gives you the best value for money compared to almost every other LPN school in NJ. I spent around $6000 for the program including books. The program was very, very rigorous and went into a lot of detail in a short amount of time. It was a LOT of hard work with at least an hour or two of studying everyday! The instructors were good and clinical experiences gave us a lot of exposure to the real world. I had a 2-year-old, a full time day job and went to evening school with clinicals on Saturdays (every other week I think...don't remember) after the first 6 months. A lot of the students in my class had young kids and full time day jobs. Some quit the program after a couple of months and by the time we graduated in 2006, we had about 22 students remaining. I think we started with 28 or 30.
We has quizzes almost every week and had to write a report after some clinicals, especially once you get to the specialties. We did rotations in Psych, OB, Peds and Med-Surg. We took an exit exam after completion and I remember that was a big deal. The school took us through the process of applying for the boards. I took the NCLEX-PN immediately after completion and had my license even before the graduation ceremony.
Overall, the program gave me a strong foundation into Nursing and I don't really have anything negative to say. Things might be a little different now, I cannot comment on something that I don't know, but I felt like it was one of the best experiences of my life! I took it easy for the next 5 years, had another baby and enrolled in an LPN-RN program at Excelsior College in Oct 2011. I graduated earlier this year and passed my NCLEX-RN recently)
A word of advice- if you are planning on attending evening school, it would help if you work, at least part time in the medical field. It connects theory and practice and help you remember and understand everything better. Good Luck!!