VEEB LPN Program (info request) - page 92

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   shelltheLPN
    Also, is it a completely different tuition if it were done, for example at VEEB than at a Community College? Thanks again!
  2. by   NY-Mom
    Hey shell, as far as I know all the private lpn schools in NY have entrance exams, and usually the tuition for a private lpn school is more expensive then going to community college, but its worth it because if u do a lpn program at a private lpn school it usually only takes 11 months.. Goodluck!
  3. by   NY-Mom
    Oh and as far as what kind of math, the only entrance exam I have taken was veebs and that was highschool math..
  4. by   Grindin26
    Quote from farroc
    Hello everyone,
    First I'd like to say I liked reading your posts, they were informative and that you are a supportive bunch.
    Second, I have read a lot of posts about the bridge program and they have confused me. I recieved a letter today saying that I passed the entrance exam, but they have put a "hold" on offering additional seats. I guess I'm on a wait list. So I'm wondering, from what I've read here it seems that they are holding seats for those in the bridge program;
    I don't know what to make of this. Would I have a better chance getting in if I had not passed?
    What does this "hold" mean for those who passed? Does that mean they're put on a waiting list? :thnkg:
    Please help.
    Sorry to hear that, what happened to you was probably bad timing.

    I'm assuming you tested in mid-March? By that time, I think VEEB was already sending out "passing" letters. And with the demand for the program this year, deposits probably came in quick.

    I still don't know the exact method to VEEB's madness, but after seeing a lot of the recent posts, its probably whoever is over the "passing" threshold will get considered for admission.

    So basically exceling on the test means nothing, its more about when you take it. I assumed wrong, thinking VEEB scales the grades for admission, since I took the test pretty late last year, did well and got in.

    At least you're on a waiting list though, so you never know. Definitely look into other options, perhaps starting pre-reqs for RN etc.

    In Sept. last year, quite a few people left VEEB in the first few days, and their seats were immediately filled in via waiting list.
  5. by   Grindin26
    Quote from NurseGurl09
    I'm afraid I have to agree with FARROC here...grow up Geo. That kind of attitude is probably why you didnt pass and are now taking this test for, was it the 3rd time u said? Farroc passed it on the first try and I think you are jealous.

    I apologize if I have offended anyone else on this board. I truly support everyone in your career journeys. I am just fed up with reading these immature posts from GEO.:icon_roll
    Pardon my ignorance here, but I simply browse the posts, not necessarily names associated with them.

    Anyways if you're going to VEEB, you're going to be dealing with quite a bit of this. Not necessarily directly but it will transpire often. It gets me angry sometimes why these people continually disrupt the learning process, but it often reflects in their test scores.

    And age is no guage of maturity, whatsoever at VEEB.
  6. by   shelltheLPN
    Thank you so much to NY - MOM for your help!
  7. by   praise2u
    Quote from Hopeful Too!
    Hi farroc...and everyone else! I finally got my letter...also a "hold" I had my letters of rec all ready to go...but they don't even want them! I was thinking about taking the TEAS test for BOCES but since it's so late I'm concerned I'm going to be in the same situation there...late test date=waitlist...

    The bottom line, farroc, is you and I should have taken the test earlier :smackingf harsh but it's the truth! and we were told when I took the test that we probably would be on the wait list.

    I heard if you are waitlist this year you automatically get in next year. Did anyone else hear that?
    I'm not really sure how the wait list works, but keep your head up. I know it is frustrating, but you still have a good chance. Just think you could have gotten a letter saying we're sorry but you will have to wait until next year and reapply. You and many others are on a wait list, which is a good thing, because you never know what's going to happen. Not to discourage you but I believe with Boces you have to have at least 10th grade math. I have heard from my girlfriend that took it at Boces that the test is not that easy. However with diligent study you can pass anything. Stay positive, and be encouraged you, me and the others still have an opportunity to get in. Remember it ain't over until God says it's over!
  8. by   RxDude09
    Hey everyone Im actually new to this website but I actually wanted to get information on the program for veebs. I plan on starting in september 09 but a part of me actually feels nervous. I have no prior experience to nurse related courses so this whole thing is new to me. What I do know is that a main part of the success of the program involves LOTS AND LOTS of STUDYING. Being that I have no problem with that I'm not too worried about that. What's making me on the edge of my seat is the intensity of the program. Is working and going to school a good option? I'm in a situation where I may need money to help myself. Can anyone give me some advice I'd really appreciate it.
  9. by   bmommy2
    Hey RX dude I will also be starting in Sept and am nervous also,,,,have to take it one day at a time!
  10. by   farroc
    Hopefull and praise2u, I actually took and passed all the prerequisites for the RN program at NCC, but their program was way too competitive. I was trying to get some family situations in order before applying to VEEB, as their program is so demanding. That is why I tested so late, I picked up my application less than a week before their last test date.
    Furthermore, I am a firm believer in synchronicity.
    Before the time is never the time. After the time is never the time. But the time is always the time. In other words, things will happen when they are meant to happen. Things always fall in their right places (for me any way) and some things are just not meant to be. If this sept is the right time for me attend, so shall it be.
    If I don't hear from VEEB soon I will go back to NCC and take the prerequisites for the other RN programs I have been looking into, like bio and chem. And maybe more psych (my fave), to insure that once I'm done w/ VEEB I can apply to any RN program, directly.
  11. by   Hopeful Too!
    Good luck to you, farroc~wherever your path leads.

    The reason for the lateness is not important...what is important is that you realize that the lateness is the reason weare on the waitlist..not because of the Bridge program or anything or anyone else.

    I think you tested the same day I did. Remember we were told we would probably be on the waitlist...and we could go to the front of the room and get our money back if we weren't comfortable with that? They were right up front with us!

    Regardless,I wish you luck and happiness in your education, profession and life.
  12. by   praise2u
    Quote from RxDude09
    Hey everyone Im actually new to this website but I actually wanted to get information on the program for veebs. I plan on starting in september 09 but a part of me actually feels nervous. I have no prior experience to nurse related courses so this whole thing is new to me. What I do know is that a main part of the success of the program involves LOTS AND LOTS of STUDYING. Being that I have no problem with that I'm not too worried about that. What's making me on the edge of my seat is the intensity of the program. Is working and going to school a good option? I'm in a situation where I may need money to help myself. Can anyone give me some advice I'd really appreciate it.

    Honestly the program from what I have heard is very intense. It all depends on your lifestyle and family obligations if you can work. When I spoke to the lady during the bridge program interview, she told me to work the weekends and save the weekdays for studying. I have to work as well, so I have decided to work on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the nursing home. Or if I get a job in a group home. This way I can still study because it won't be as busy as the morning shift. Hope this helps you.
  13. by   praise2u
    Quote from farroc
    Hopefull and praise2u, I actually took and passed all the prerequisites for the RN program at NCC, but their program was way too competitive. I was trying to get some family situations in order before applying to VEEB, as their program is so demanding. That is why I tested so late, I picked up my application less than a week before their last test date.
    Furthermore, I am a firm believer in synchronicity.
    Before the time is never the time. After the time is never the time. But the time is always the time. In other words, things will happen when they are meant to happen. Things always fall in their right places (for me any way) and some things are just not meant to be. If this sept is the right time for me attend, so shall it be.
    If I don't hear from VEEB soon I will go back to NCC and take the prerequisites for the other RN programs I have been looking into, like bio and chem. And maybe more psych (my fave), to insure that once I'm done w/ VEEB I can apply to any RN program, directly.
    Whatever path you choose I wish you the best.

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