VEEB LPN Program (info request) - page 157

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   Grindin26
    Wrapping up my 1st semester in Nassau's program and I articulated right away from VEEB.

    In order to do that though you need intro english & psych, A&P I & II, statistics before you apply to the program with C or higher and credits < 10 years old.

    Don't worry about the 90 average, with a LPN license you still qualify for the traditional advanced standing route, regardless of work experience. With articulation all you need is a 90 or higher on a basic dosage test and you're basically guaranteed a spot the January after you graduate. With the other route, you need to pass a bunch of clinical skills tests and an on-line course.

    http://www.ncc.edu/Academics/Academi..._admission.htm

    So take some classes if you can this summer before starting VEEB, it'll pay off.

    In my experience VEEB has prepared me to the point where RN school is just a review with some extra details. The hardest part is probably the care plans.

    Also about the tuition, NCC is considered a SUNY school, so all you need is a affidavit stating you live in a NYS county for Nassau resident pricing.

    Although I have no experience with Excelsior personally, the lack of clinical time scared me away. It's tough to beat actual hands on experience.
  2. by   LilyNurseG0al
    Quote from Grindin26
    Wrapping up my 1st semester in Nassau's program and I articulated right away from VEEB.

    In order to do that though you need intro english & psych, A&P I & II, statistics before you apply to the program with C or higher and credits < 10 years old.

    Don't worry about the 90 average, with a LPN license you still qualify for the traditional advanced standing route, regardless of work experience. With articulation all you need is a 90 or higher on a basic dosage test and you're basically guaranteed a spot the January after you graduate. With the other route, you need to pass a bunch of clinical skills tests and an on-line course.

    http://www.ncc.edu/Academics/Academi..._admission.htm

    So take some classes if you can this summer before starting VEEB, it'll pay off.

    In my experience VEEB has prepared me to the point where RN school is just a review with some extra details. The hardest part is probably the care plans.

    Also about the tuition, NCC is considered a SUNY school, so all you need is a affidavit stating you live in a NYS county for Nassau resident pricing.

    Although I have no experience with Excelsior personally, the lack of clinical time scared me away. It's tough to beat actual hands on experience.
    THANKS SO MUCH GRINDIN & PRAISE2U,

    U guys are the "Information Angels" of this thread! lol
    It's good to know that I don't have to be a resident of Nassau county, but of any NYS county in order to qualify for the lower tuition rate.

    I was kinda skeptical about Excelsior too, but I figure its always good to have a plan B (or C lol). Nassau takes Excelsior credits...so that's another reason for me going that route.

    Grindin good luck in ur program, and keep us "future fellow veebers" posted! Hahaha. U are such an inspiration!!!
  3. by   geo2009
    Quote from deinde keji
    Hello people,i got a letter from Veeb today saying dat my reference letter from my employer did not reflect my character.Veeb said i shud bring in another character reference from my employer,my employer told me that they dont give character reference.pls advice me bcos i really dont know wat to do
    what happen did u give in your reference! Did they give u more time ?? Did u hand the new ones in??
  4. by   GLady17
    Quote from Grindin26
    Wrapping up my 1st semester in Nassau's program and I articulated right away from VEEB.

    In order to do that though you need intro english & psych, A&P I & II, statistics before you apply to the program with C or higher and credits < 10 years old.

    Don't worry about the 90 average, with a LPN license you still qualify for the traditional advanced standing route, regardless of work experience. With articulation all you need is a 90 or higher on a basic dosage test and you're basically guaranteed a spot the January after you graduate. With the other route, you need to pass a bunch of clinical skills tests and an on-line course.

    http://www.ncc.edu/Academics/Academi..._admission.htm

    So take some classes if you can this summer before starting VEEB, it'll pay off.

    In my experience VEEB has prepared me to the point where RN school is just a review with some extra details. The hardest part is probably the care plans.

    Also about the tuition, NCC is considered a SUNY school, so all you need is a affidavit stating you live in a NYS county for Nassau resident pricing.

    Although I have no experience with Excelsior personally, the lack of clinical time scared me away. It's tough to beat actual hands on experience.
    Thanks Grindin so much for the info. Does NCC have an evening program for their nursing program, or is it only offered during the day? I'm really now thinking about attending there if the classes are held in the evening. I already took psychology and english, so I would only have to take A&P I and statistics. Do you suggest where I should take these classes and when should I take them? Does Nassau take any online classes for A&P and statistics? Thanks!
  5. by   Grindin26
    Quote from LilyNurseG0al
    THANKS SO MUCH GRINDIN & PRAISE2U,

    U guys are the "Information Angels" of this thread! lol
    It's good to know that I don't have to be a resident of Nassau county, but of any NYS county in order to qualify for the lower tuition rate.

    I was kinda skeptical about Excelsior too, but I figure its always good to have a plan B (or C lol). Nassau takes Excelsior credits...so that's another reason for me going that route.

    Grindin good luck in ur program, and keep us "future fellow veebers" posted! Hahaha. U are such an inspiration!!!
    lol... I'm flattered.

    To answer the remaining questions, yes there is an evening program. It's 5-10 PM I believe with 5 hours class, 10 hours clinical a week.

    As for the classes, NCC pretty much takes credits from anywhere, contact the admissions office for verification.

    Good Luck Everyone!
  6. by   GLady17
    Quote from Grindin26
    lol... I'm flattered.

    To answer the remaining questions, yes there is an evening program. It's 5-10 PM I believe with 5 hours class, 10 hours clinical a week.

    As for the classes, NCC pretty much takes credits from anywhere, contact the admissions office for verification.

    Good Luck Everyone!
    Thanks Grindin26. I'm just curious how long will it take you to complete the RN program?
  7. by   deinde keji
    hi Geo2009,i handed in the new reference letters and i have not recieve any response yet.i will keep u posted if anything comes up
  8. by   gabby10
    Quote from Grindin26
    Wrapping up my 1st semester in Nassau's program and I articulated right away from VEEB.

    In order to do that though you need intro english & psych, A&P I & II, statistics before you apply to the program with C or higher and credits < 10 years old.

    Don't worry about the 90 average, with a LPN license you still qualify for the traditional advanced standing route, regardless of work experience. With articulation all you need is a 90 or higher on a basic dosage test and you're basically guaranteed a spot the January after you graduate. With the other route, you need to pass a bunch of clinical skills tests and an on-line course.

    http://www.ncc.edu/Academics/Academi..._admission.htm

    So take some classes if you can this summer before starting VEEB, it'll pay off.

    In my experience VEEB has prepared me to the point where RN school is just a review with some extra details. The hardest part is probably the care plans.

    Also about the tuition, NCC is considered a SUNY school, so all you need is a affidavit stating you live in a NYS county for Nassau resident pricing.

    Although I have no experience with Excelsior personally, the lack of clinical time scared me away. It's tough to beat actual hands on experience.
    Hi Grindin26,
    I went on the NCC website I need to take my biology classes over because they expired.
    I wanted to say Thank you for all of the information that you have shared with everyone
  9. by   GLady17
    Stiil havn't received my acceptance letter....I'm starting to believe that I'm not going to get in......
  10. by   rika26
    Quote from GLady17
    Stiil havn't received my acceptance letter....I'm starting to believe that I'm not going to get in......

    Dont feel bad, GLady17...I havent as well...after stalking the mailman today, I finally called VEEB and the secretary said that they HAVENT mailed any acceptance letters out yet...
  11. by   gabby10
    Quote from GLady17
    Stiil havn't received my acceptance letter....I'm starting to believe that I'm not going to get in......
    maybe veeb is waiting to see how many people sign up the the bridge program before they mail out acceptances
  12. by   geo2009
    why is it taking so longgggggggggggggggggggggg
  13. by   LilyNurseG0al
    Quote from gabby10
    maybe veeb is waiting to see how many people sign up the the bridge program before they mail out acceptances
    That's what I'm thinking too Gabby!

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