VEEB LPN Program (info request) - page 6

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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 required books? Is the program... Read More


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    Last edit by LuckyDD on Jun 11, '07
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    Quote from TriniAngel
    I am currently attending VEEB and all I can say is its a good school. I live in Brooklyn and I have a one year old, its going to be hard at first but if your studying you have no problem passing. The teachers are there to help you out and to be honest they can be tough but they want to see you pass. I have never had a problem with the exams because when you attend tutoring it helps a whole lot. I have a 92 average in almost every class and the only way that happened is because alot of the students formed study group and we helped each other. If you have strong will and power all of you will pass. If you need anymore help or info just drop me a message.
    Bye

    Hey Ladies, Dime here!

    Go Trini, Go Trini, Go! You go girl.. 92% wow!!!

    I do agree the study group is what i'm planning; it was suggested by one of the lab instructors at VEEB. I am really happy for you and wish you all the best w/ veeb and helen fuld.

    I was told a good careplan is required?? Do we need to get this?? What should we prepare for??

    Will we have clinicals immediately within the program or do you have lectures the first week? So much questions Trini....

    I'm not going to ask you for the books recommend, because i'm pretty sure they'll update the inventory yearly. However, what are the subjects does one at veeb takes?? Are you working while attending school??

    Ok I guess i'm asking too much questions:trout: .

    I guess i'm eager for all of us....I wish you all best of luck.
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    Thanks for all the kind words.

    Clinicals start in October, and dont worry about the care plans, they give you a paper on how to write a care plan and also what they want you to look for when doing it.
    Alot of people that I go to school with work full time but I dont. I have a one year old, so thats enough work for me to be juggling.
    Veeb tend to switch the books ever so often to keep the information updated. So I really dont know if your going to have the same books that we have. When you get your book list let me know, alot of the students are seling their books so you can save on book costs.
    I love answering questions so keep em coming!
    Last edit by TriniAngel on Jun 11, '07 : Reason: I pressed reply by mistake
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    [quote=TriniAngel;2245480]Thanks for all the kind words.


    Alot of people that I go to school with work full time but I dont.

    Working fulltime isn't it effecting their grades?? I was told by the director ,Dr. Polan, she wouldn't advise one to work at all. Endless need be, but should be at minimal.

    So I really dont know if your going to have the same books that we have. When you get your book list let me know, alot of the students are seling their books so you can save on book costs.

    Thanks Trini, I'll let you know after July 16th after orientation.

    I love answering questions so keep em coming!

    Really appreciate it for answering my questions.

    Take care.
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    Some of the students who work are really struggling but some of them do pretty good.
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    Tini??? I have another question, if you don't mind?

    The assignment that has to be done before starting classes. What type of assignment is it?? For example, an essay or reading and answer questions type of homework. Does it take the the entire summer to completely or is it a 2 week reading assignment. You know ...really basic?


    *** Pinkdove, I did my research and call Helen Fuld as stated. They will have an open house on June 26 (11-1pm) & 28 (4-6pm) if anyone is interested on speaking w/ some of the counselors. I want to make sure the prerequisits and required course are possible to complete in 1 year, and if my previous courses are transferable. If you ladies have time perhaps you should check it out. Ask for Mrs. Hernandez. I believe she is conducting the open house for this month.
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    Dime, u r surely on top of the game. I was kind of worrying about the assignment 2.

    I don't have MUCH details because I don't know the people personally, but I have HEARD of two people completing HF in one year. It's like a friend of a friend situation. Their website does state it's a one year program but not everyone finishes in a year if u check the statistics, which is on the site too.

    Dime, since u have some pre-reqs, did u consider www.excelsior.edu? Remember if u don't have an 85 in every class, u have 2 wait a WHOLE year for HF. It's great to have a plan B! Excelsior will be mine.
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    Quote from akanini
    Dime, u r surely on top of the game. I was kind of worrying about the assignment 2.

    I don't have MUCH details because I don't know the people personally, but I have HEARD of two people completing HF in one year. It's like a friend of a friend situation. Their website does state it's a one year program but not everyone finishes in a year if u check the statistics, which is on the site too.

    Dime, since u have some pre-reqs, did u consider www.excelsior.edu? Remember if u don't have an 85 in every class, u have 2 wait a WHOLE year for HF. It's great to have a plan B! Excelsior will be mine.
    Akanini...nice name...remind me of African tribal name...you know...like Shaka Zulu or something.LOL!! Don't mind me, I like the weirdest things sometimes.

    Anyway, getting to the point, you are absolutely right. A plan B is advisable. However, I really like everything in Helen Fuld...so a 85% in every class will be the minimal acceptable grade in my mind. I'm reaching for the stars ladies. I'll go check out Excelsior. I was planning on Jacksonville but thats more than a year for a BSN.I rather become an RN now, and then move on the BSN degree. I was scare to try schools like Excelsior, thats why I opt for Jacksonville , because they have an on-campus nursing program as well. I guess I wanted to play it safe. In the city employers are funny. I don't want to be single out because my degree is an online degree. It seems the online program in the health field is becoming increasingly popular...So I figured if their is any school I will give ago would be Jacksonville.What do you like about that school? If you don't mine me asking. Is it offering similar courses to Helen?? Is it affiliated w/ any other school or also referrals from any potential employers. These thing are very important to me. I don't want to have another degree in my hands, that is completely useless.

    Going through this site, I realize that RN non-degree is not that far off then RN w/BS degree in terms of payscale. I figure why do that when I can have someone else pay for my education and make close to the same income other nurses are making. What do you think???

    Akanini...I'll go ahead and check out excelsior....as far as that assignment...(word of mouth). It's some sort of reading assignment,and as soon as we go to class we will have a short quiz the first week. That's just word of mouth. I like my sources straight from the horses mouth.
    Last edit by LuckyDD on Jun 14, '07
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    I "heard" the reading material handed out at orientation is a list of conversions that we need to know like the back of our hands. We'll be tested on it not to long after classes begin.... and throughout the program.

    Got the info from a current student i met on the day i went in for the physical exam.
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    Quote from Bajani1
    That is a nice way of putting it... they didnt actually come out and say that but that is exactly what I see it as... did they tell you registration is closed because when I call the school I can never get a straight ans from whoever answers ... patience is all I ever hear...

    Bajani, Don't worry. I know your tired of Veeb telling you be patient, but in all honesty, everything they said we would expect has happen. I did ask around for you and found out that they are awaiting the last week of remedial classes to conclude; as PinkDove pointed out. Last week should end on June 29th(Some where around the end of June). They need to added these people to orientation; also what they told these students, after passing this classes they have one more exam to take. Once they have pass they will included their name for orientation. We will be divided in to 2 groups A/B, supposably.These student's have already reserve their spot. Their just awaiting the result of this second test,and the physical. Either wish way the end of June you should probably get a letter from them.

    Furthermore, they but a hold on registration so they can continue admitting more students; apparently the anticipated student's in the program is not enough. Do keep in mind the school is trying to fill up 200 seats.

    Considering the snow storm delay they had around March and April; it might of been the case where some students didn't take the test or simply didn't pass.:smackingf Well after April some people were still allowed to take the exam. Its really not you Bajani. Their just trying to make up for loss. Afterall, it is a business.

    ***If your put on a waiting list its only to find out who will pass or not pass this remedial course, and I know for a fact 1 student already dropped out. Don't worry....the almighty will do what's best for you. So just keep your headup and pray on it. It works for me, and I am no .
    Last edit by LuckyDD on Jun 14, '07


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