VEEB LPN Program (info request) - page 129

Hi All I'll be starting at VEEB in the Fall and was wondering if there are any current or past VEEB students that can give some info on this program. What are the Teachers like? What are the... Read More

  1. by   trinionli
    I think we're supposed get them Friday....... but I won't be surprised if we don't.
  2. by   trinionli
    Quote from kitkat27
    hello where can i buy a study guide for the veeb entrace exam? does any one know i have been out of school for a while and want to go to the veeb school ?
    Just study a GED prep book you need a minimum of 9th grade math and 11 grade Vocab and reading comp to "pass" the test. Look through this thread there is plenty of info as to what is on the test. Good luck.
  3. by   Yolettie3469
    Quote from trinionli
    I think we're supposed get them Friday....... but I won't be surprised if we don't.
    Hey! Funny to see you here today. =) I am hoping to get the grades on friday, but i second your sentiment. It'll probably be in the mail with our clinical rotation information. :icon_roll
  4. by   praise2u
    What do you guys think about out 2nd test? And what was up with the question about the eggs? What kind of test was that? I was very surprised to see something like that. Am I the only one?
  5. by   trinionli
    Quote from praise2u
    What do you guys think about out 2nd test? And what was up with the question about the eggs? What kind of test was that? I was very surprised to see something like that. Am I the only one?
    What question about eggs?
  6. by   bmommy2
    Hey praise! LOL I do not remember a question about eggs... What was it.
  7. by   praise2u
    Quote from trinionli
    What question about eggs?
    How many eggs can a person have in a week?
  8. by   trinionli
    Quote from praise2u
    How many eggs can a person have in a week?
    don't remember that on my test but the answer would be 2-3. We discussed that in the Nutrition module
  9. by   NurseGurl09
    Just want to say CONGRATULATIONS, class of 2010 on finishing the first semester!!!
  10. by   praise2u
    Congrats to all who made it through 1st semester!
  11. by   NY-Mom
    Thank U! Congrats everybody! We just have 2 more to go!
  12. by   trinionli
    Now the REAL fun begins.......
  13. by   Grindin26
    Congrats Everyone!

    Semesters 2 and 3 are a completely different animal. Don't listen to the instructors when they say 3 isn't too bad compared to 2, trust me it's just as difficult if not more.

    Also if any of you have all the following college credits with a C or higher for A&P 1+2, General Psychology, Introductory English and Statistics; definitely aim for a overall program average of a 90. It would qualify you for Nassau Community College's articulation agreement with VEEB. You would transfer your college credits in and you start with a fresh GPA.

    The articulation agreement allows you to bypass a online nursing course from Excelsior and a 2 hour patient care simulation. You would just have to score 90 or higher on a dosage exam. VEEB prepares you really well for that, and if you have a 90 average in VEEB, you'll probably get 100. You will also need to pass your boards by December.

    Basically you'd start in January, right into the second semester of their 4 semester A.S. program. You can also apply as an LPN if you don't qualify for the agreement, but the applicant pool is quite large from what one of the professors has told me.

    To put it into perspective, when a fellow VEEB articulation candidate and I went to take the dosage exam there were about 25 other non articulation LPN's there to test. And the exam is given pretty often actually. According to the online system there are 33 seats open for the second semester of nursing, 10 are allotted per year for VEEB and BOCES articulation students.

    I know many of you are also considering Helene Fuld, but due to VEEB's antiquated traditions, the earliest you can start their nursing courses is April 11' if you have 85 or higher in each class. So you'd finish the NCC or HF program within the same vicinity of time.

    If you live in Nassau, NCC will cost you 3,700 for the core nursing classes and 7,400 if you live elsewhere. Helene Fuld is 15,000 for the full time 1 year program, but 1199 will pay for it. On the other hand though it will be more intense since you have to take a few non nursing classes, and they won't take your college credits (besides english) not unless you CLEP them.

    Both programs do have introductory courses before you can start nursing classes, NCC has a 4 5-hour session 1 credit course with a project to complete and HF has it's month long math/chem course.

    I hope I was able to shed some light for you guys, last year at this time I was getting very anxious about my options after VEEB. The school pretty much left me in the dark about all this until the week of graduation.
    Last edit by Grindin26 on Dec 19, '09

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