VEEB LPN Program (info request) - page 93

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
    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.
    1st semester, working is definitely not an issue for a majority of people. The material is very simple and the topics aren't numerous in my opinion.

    2nd semester, you can work but your schedule needs to be conducive to your study schedule. Especially if you have family responsibilities etc. I would suggest not working Mon-Thurs during classroom weeks. There's 4 subjects/semester at VEEB and currently I spend 2-6 hours reviewing the night before each exam. Once 2nd semester gets into gear, there's basically a test everyday and loads of material which can be ambiguous at times. 3rd is basically the same I hear.

    Luckily clinicals are every other week and they serve as a nice break.

    Just so you have an idea of my typical weekday during the classroom rotation; I get up at 6:30 and Im back home by 1:30 Then I have family responsiblities and lunch until around 4:30. I'll nap if possible til 6 and spend 1-2 hours preparing/eating dinner. The rest of the night I watch some shows and review my notes. Ideally I should be sleeping by 10 but I usually get 5.5-7 hours of sleep the day before non-test days and 0-4 hours before a test day. I'm self employed, so I work whenever I can fit it in, usually 6-10 hours/week.

    Most of the time I just relax and party on weekends with no school related work since I get very little sleep during the classroom rotation. Currently running a 91 average this semester, so I guess its working for me.

    At the end of the day though, work or no work its all up to the person.
  2. by   NY-Mom
    Wow 91 average grindin! That's great!!!! Good for u!!! grindin do u have classmates with small children? Mines are 3 and 1 years old, so I'm wondering how its going for them.. Oh and also are u going to Helen fuld after veeb?
  3. by   bmommy2
    Hey grindin,, where are the clinicals held? I live 5 min away from Veeb so I am hoping I wont have to travel to far for clinicals,,,just wondered.
  4. by   bmommy2
    also grindin if u dont mind the questions,,,how long is each subject?(daily) any breaks in between? 5 hrs a day and 4 subjects..just wondered.
  5. by   Grindin26
    Quote from bmommy2
    also grindin if u dont mind the questions,,,how long is each subject?(daily) any breaks in between? 5 hrs a day and 4 subjects..just wondered.
    Ya I have no prob answering the questions. I hope to relieve any anxiety or concerns you guys have with VEEB.

    Basically its an hour a class. And lab takes up the last hour. All test days begin with a test. Finals/Mid-terms are always a full day of testing.

    As far as clinical sites, if you live near VEEB you'll have no problem. The sites near VEEB are NUMC, Townhouse and A. Holly right next door.

    But if you live in NYC itself, don't expect to be placed closer to your home. Basically so much of VEEB originates from NYC you might end up at the site furthest away and VEEB is secretive with the zipcode groupings as much as they're with the testing process.

    I live very close to Queens General and was excited to potentially be there. But instead they placed mainly people in the JFK area there for w/e reason. I ended up at NUMC along with people coming from as far as Staten Island, Bronx, Upper-Manhattan.
  6. by   Grindin26
    Quote from NY-Mom
    Wow 91 average grindin! That's great!!!! Good for u!!! grindin do u have classmates with small children? Mines are 3 and 1 years old, so I'm wondering how its going for them.. Oh and also are u going to Helen fuld after veeb?
    A bunch, I would say 1 in 3 people have kids at VEEB. We've even had people give birth during the program and right before, they seem to be doing well.

    Definitely considering Helene Fuld since they're actually linked with VEEB. Ideally though Id like to be at Molloy also linked with VEEB, since Helene Fuld won't take some of my college credits for essentially the same pre-reqs. Plus the MTA wants to raise fares and put tolls on the bridges...ridiculous.

    I asked the counselor recently about LPN to RN and basically in 3rd semester 3-4 schools are inviited to "recruit" I guess for their LPN-RN programs and among them are the aforementioned.
  7. by   trinionli
    Grindin ,
    Are there any breaks between the semesters and do you guys get holidays off?
  8. by   RxDude09
    I'm somewhat relieved being that you gave me that feedback I really appreciate it. I heard that you arent allowed to a fail a course at veebs no more than two times is that true? (heard two students who attend the school talking about it in the hallway) [whistling]
  9. by   rnhopefully09
    Hello everyone! So I have an interview on Monday for the bridge program, just when I thought I was going to have to change my nursing career into mass. Communications. Almost all the other lpn program are already full or way to expensive, and even tho I like NCC and did well in my pre-reqs I don't see myself going back there for nursing. I guess the saying " good things come to those who wait" is true!
  10. by   praise2u
    Quote from rnhopefully09
    Hello everyone! So I have an interview on Monday for the bridge program, just when I thought I was going to have to change my nursing career into mass. Communications. Almost all the other lpn program are already full or way to expensive, and even tho I like NCC and did well in my pre-reqs I don't see myself going back there for nursing. I guess the saying " good things come to those who wait" is true!

    yeah
  11. by   NY-Mom
    Yay rnhopefull!!!!! See u in June!! And thanks foR all the info grindin!!!!
  12. by   NurseGurl09
    Congratulations, rnhopeful09!!!
  13. by   trinionli
    Quote from rnhopefully09
    Hello everyone! So I have an interview on Monday for the bridge program, just when I thought I was going to have to change my nursing career into mass. Communications. Almost all the other lpn program are already full or way to expensive, and even tho I like NCC and did well in my pre-reqs I don't see myself going back there for nursing. I guess the saying " good things come to those who wait" is true!
    Congrats!!

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