Laguardia and Medgar Evers LPN program

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    I know since their both colleges that they might have you take the prerequisites b4 u enter the LPN program. So my question is... do either schools allow you to take the pre-req's while starting the LPN program?
    Any graduates from either school, or current students have any info regarding their program?
    I'm applying to both schools, and will end up transferring to whichever accepts me.
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    I am a student at Laguardia and I don't know much about the LPN program (I'm in the RN program which is a little different). What I do know is that you have to take some, if not all, of your prerequisites before you enter the clinical portion of the program b/c your acceptance is based on those grades. Don't transfer any credits unless they are A- or better (one B+ MAY be okay), study hard and you'll be fine.

    Lagcc's nursing programs are great. They're tough to get into and tough to complete, but in my biased opinion, you can't get any better.
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    I graduated from LaGuardia's LPN program. Make sure that you have a competitive GPA, because now, they are going strong. They will NOT let you take pre-requisites simultaneously with the nursing program, but will allow you to take co-requisites, such as Anatomy 2 and Developmental Psychology. My strong advice to you, though, is to get rid of Anatomy 2 BEFORE getting accepted, because it is really hard time wise to take it concurrently.

    Some of the students that did take Anatomy 2 had failed the course or did so poorly that they had to repeat it, while still taking nursing classes. Also, unless the program has changed, it was half day and half evening. Like a freeking seesaw. The last thing I would want is to sit through an anatomy lecture and lab after hearing about nursing all afternoon/evening. Good luck!
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    Ello fellow Nursing students. DO you guys mind me asking what your GPA was going into the program? ...or do they ONLY look at the grades that you make in the required pre-req classes and average the GPA based off of that? How hard was it to enter the program. I keep hearing stories that 600 people apply and only 60 get in...
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    Quote from PrincessSpyder
    Ello fellow Nursing students. DO you guys mind me asking what your GPA was going into the program? ...or do they ONLY look at the grades that you make in the required pre-req classes and average the GPA based off of that? How hard was it to enter the program. I keep hearing stories that 600 people apply and only 60 get in...
    Which program are you considering; LPN or RN? From what I saw, it is true, they primarily look at the GPA. Medgar Evers, from what I remember required the NLN exam in addition to a competitive GPA; so, that was a turn off to me and I didn't bother. I was in the first class of the LaGuardia LPN program. Because we were the first ones and not everyone knew about it, most got in with as low as a 2.5, but now that it is up and running, it is just as competitive. At least (unless things have changed), no NLN is needed. And, in LaGuardia, you have two chances to apply for candidacy. If you are not accepted the second time, then forget it, you have to apply elsewhere.
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    Quote from pagandeva2000
    Which program are you considering; LPN or RN? From what I saw, it is true, they primarily look at the GPA. Medgar Evers, from what I remember required the NLN exam in addition to a competitive GPA; so, that was a turn off to me and I didn't bother. I was in the first class of the LaGuardia LPN program. Because we were the first ones and not everyone knew about it, most got in with as low as a 2.5, but now that it is up and running, it is just as competitive. At least (unless things have changed), no NLN is needed. And, in LaGuardia, you have two chances to apply for candidacy. If you are not accepted the second time, then forget it, you have to apply elsewhere.

    WOW a 2.5? Those were the days huh?! haha
    Well I'm really looking to get into EITHER one that accepts me. I sort of have my mind
    set on the LPN program so that I can start working again sooner. They gave me a pamphlet
    for the LPN program and circled the four pre-reqs and said that I have to have a MINIMUM
    of a 3.4 to be considered for the program..but that most people accepted into it had a
    3.6-3.8. For Registered Nursing I had to have a 3.8 for the pre-reqs, but most of the students accepted into
    the RN program had 3.9-4.0. So I guess we shall see .
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    Quote from PrincessSpyder
    WOW a 2.5? Those were the days huh?! haha
    Well I'm really looking to get into EITHER one that accepts me. I sort of have my mind
    set on the LPN program so that I can start working again sooner. They gave me a pamphlet
    for the LPN program and circled the four pre-reqs and said that I have to have a MINIMUM
    of a 3.4 to be considered for the program..but that most people accepted into it had a
    3.6-3.8. For Registered Nursing I had to have a 3.8 for the pre-reqs, but most of the students accepted into
    the RN program had 3.9-4.0. So I guess we shall see .
    Yeah, that will be the deal...the higher your grades, the better your chances. I had a 3.5; anatomy screwed me. I had a B- in both 1 and 2, and behind killing myself for anatomy 1, got a lower grade in English than I intended. Try to be sure, however, that you take both anatomy 1 and 2 before you go into either program. Both of them are very time consuming and being distracted with anatomy 2 will only further complicate things. Wishing you the best!
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    I'm wondering about this A&P class....hmmm...
    I'm going to have to make sure I set things in order
    so that I don't run into what so many other students
    have regarding this heavy class.

    *Thinking Cap*
    Last edit by *guest* on Jun 10, '09
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    For me, it was not just the memorization of body parts, but the physiology (how the body works). They start as low as the atom, a bit of chemistry (not heavy, though), but it was far detailed than what I cared for and what I use in life. If you have a good professor that really breaks it down and makes it interesting, that is a good thing.

    I am not a science oriented person, so, I had to really work hard at it. It was not until after I graduated where I found a decent book that simplified the teaching...none of the terminology was lost, but, it was a sensitive author that gave real life examples of what was happening for me to now have a basic appreciation. The name of the textbook is The Human Body in Health and Illness by Barbara Herlithy (you may wish to order this book ahead of time-even used and use it in addition to the text they give)- http://www.amazon.com/Human-Body-Hea...0736738&sr=8-1
    I dedicated a great deal of time to anatomy, but I did more memorizing than comprehending at that time, which frustrated me. We each have our own learning styles. For me, break it down simple, main points and correlation to real life is what gets me to really understand and appreciate it. I think I was also frustrated because while I know for a fact that anatomy and physiology is an important component, I never felt that the presentation of the class had to be made so complicated. I had two idiot professors at that. You may find that you will excell in those classes. My advice, however, is not to take it with other difficult classes, and if I had a choice, I would have taken it alone. Make cue cards, use highlighters, read again and again, consider using the book I suggested as the book to read on the side to get the basic picture. If they had used the one I suggested, I would have probably gotten a higher grade. In any event, it is over, I am an LPN, and I am fine with that. Best of luck!
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    hi all-
    am planning on registering at laguardia and am wondering if any the LPN program has classes at night? Also, did anyone start at the school taking pre-reqs (part-time while working during the day), become an LPN and then RN? What was it like? I am just about to turn 30 and just decided i cant continue to be afraid of doing what i know will make me happy. I dont have a choice, I have to work to pay the bills (and tuition). Any advice on the programs and/or their life experience would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!


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