Any LMU students? - page 2

Hi everyone. I am currently waiting on THE letter from LMU for Spring '08..anyone else waiting?... Read More

  1. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Thank you so much! I start in August at the St. Mary's site. {If I don't get into Tennessee Wesleyan}
  2. by   brendadoug
    That helps a lot! I was wondering about the clinicals (times) I am working full-time, I have no choice, so I will need to work that out with my boss!! Thanks again
    I am going to the Blount location
  3. by   Nurse Rachet RN
    The times vary, and they will tell you in the begining...nursing school is very demanding, you will need to be flexible no matter where you go. I worked full time (3-12 hr. shifts) up until this last semester, senior semester honestly you have very little free time. 115 is 9am-2pm once a week, plus lab, then lab will turn into clinical. then the next two semesters 2-3 days/week, then lastly 4-5 days per week last semester. Most students in may class work full time, or atleast part-time. They seem to have our schedule so that you can have a job, children, whatever, so long as you make time for studying. clinical days are 7-3, 2nd and 3rd semester lecture varies, but it usually around 9-11:50, 1-2:50.
    Hope it helps!
  4. by   RNKatrinaK
    I graduated from LMU and would NEVER recommend it. In fact, I recently heard that LMU lost their accredidation. They are very disorganized, terribly expensive, and instruction is less than desirable. I passed boards the 1st time with 75 questions, I also graduated with honors but I worked my tail off for it. A large majority of the students failed classes, failed the boards and had an awful experience,
  5. by   brendadoug
    mommy grad? what to say about that? So, what else can you tell me? I didnt see them lose their accredidation on line?
  6. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Well, it also says that she has been an RN for 3 years- things can change ALOT in 3 years.
  7. by   npwannabee
    FutureNurse, what was your gpa when you applied to LMU? Did you eventially get in?
  8. by   RNKatrinaK
    Yes, I graduated a bit ago, but I just heard this about LMU about 2 weeks ago. All I can say is do not go on the statements on their web site. You should check with the state to verify their accredidation before you send your money. They have been under investigation for some time now and they have a long history of students being disgruntled. Just be careful, that is all. I have no doubt that you will do what ever it takes to graduate... I did. Good luck.
  9. by   ~FutureNurse~
    When this past semester, my GPA was a 3.0
  10. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Quote from RNKatrinaK
    Yes, I graduated a bit ago, but I just heard this about LMU about 2 weeks ago. All I can say is do not go on the statements on their web site. You should check with the state to verify their accredidation before you send your money. They have been under investigation for some time now and they have a long history of students being disgruntled. Just be careful, that is all. I have no doubt that you will do what ever it takes to graduate... I did. Good luck.
    Thank you again. Do you know the number, or the name of the place I am supposed to call to verify their accredidation?
  11. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Quote from smileysyd
    FutureNurse, what was your gpa when you applied to LMU? Did you eventially get in?
    Sorry..I didn't fully answer your question. I did get in for this Fall. When I applied the first time and didn't get in, I think my GPA was maybe a 2.5 or 2.75 I can't exaclty remember. After this past semester, my GPA was a 3.0

    Are you going to LMU?
  12. by   HeatherTN
    Hi everyone
    I have applied to LMU for Spring '09 and in researching them became aware that Hiwassee College that was associated held one of the satelite sites for LMU's nursing program did lose their accredidation(sp); anyway when I talked to Karen in the nursing dept at LMU she stated that Hiwassee college did not have a passing score on NCLEX exams for quite some time. I am assuming this is what has contributed to their recent "bad rep". Overall it seems to be a good school.

    Good luck to all of you!!

    Heather
  13. by   Nurse Rachet RN
    Quote from RNKatrinaK
    I graduated from LMU and would NEVER recommend it. In fact, I recently heard that LMU lost their accredidation. They are very disorganized, terribly expensive, and instruction is less than desirable. I passed boards the 1st time with 75 questions, I also graduated with honors but I worked my tail off for it. A large majority of the students failed classes, failed the boards and had an awful experience,
    I worked my tail off too, but so does every nursing student. I had good instructors and not so good. Show me a perfect nursing school! They lost thier Hiawassii site accreditation, for reasons I do not know. All other sites are doing fine. They were recently this year approved for Family Nurse Practioner and CRNA. They are expensive, but 79% of the students receive grants, scholarships etc. I worked part-time as a tutor to underclassman, ans had a lot of great community experiences. They are rated one of the best for clinical experience. I have had friends in several programs around...LMU is one of the better ones. You do have to maintain 80%...but you are taking care of live humans when you graduate! I don't know if I want the nurse who passed with a 74.9% and took boards a number of times taking care of my family member....Just keep in mind, every school has different high points and low points. Go to the www.TN.gov website and look at the nursing school page, it shows pass rates for all TN schools. ask around, go visit them. You'll make the right choice. I graduated May 2008, passed boards and now work at the hospital I did clinicals at. And I love it!

    :grad: rdnrs:

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