Any LMU students? - page 3

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

  1. by   brendadoug
    Well congradulations Nurse Ratchet! I am going to LMU next month, and i did my homework- considering other schools around, LMU sounded great. Where did you do your clinicals? Do you know how the Blount site is?
    Thanks
  2. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Yea, I went to the NLNAC webiste last night, and it still says that LMU is fully accredited. I am very excited, and from every person I have spoken with, except one, everyone has said that the clinical experience is very good. We are just gonna have to work our tails off- which is what I planned on doing!!

    Good luck everyone! And congrats to all who have already finished!
  3. by   brendadoug
    Did anyone get a D in Micro and still got to go to NS. I had the worst lecture instructor in the world this summer-- but I still want to continue, it is distressing that's all
  4. by   Nurse Rachet RN
    I went to St. Mary's Site, but I have heard Blount site is good too. Just a little different. Good Luck!
  5. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Quote from brendadoug
    Did anyone get a D in Micro and still got to go to NS. I had the worst lecture instructor in the world this summer-- but I still want to continue, it is distressing that's all
    Where did you take it at? I thought that if you made below a "C" in science or math, that it would not transfer. But, I may be wrong?
  6. by   LMU2009
    I currently go to the Blount Campus. I am taking O.B. now and the final is Tue. I should grad in May 09. I would not recommend this school at all. I don't have a prob with the 80% but what I do have a prob with is all the bs time consuming work that they put on you and you don't get credit for it. I have maintained an 80%,until now this class is hard. I messed up on one test and that is all it takes. You can only re-take one class after that if you fail another you are kicked out of the program. The clinical experience is excellent, however you don't get credit for your clinical work. That is my biggest concern. The way I see it most people can maintain an 80%, but that doesn't mean they will be good nurses, if you don't know your skills or have poor people skills you will drown no matter what avg you held in nursing school. So, word of advice think long and hard before you decide to pay that tuition,and do the work that you don't get credit for. I have already lost half my class.
  7. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Quote from LMU2009
    I currently go to the Blount Campus. I am taking O.B. now and the final is Tue. I should grad in May 09. I would not recommend this school at all. I don't have a prob with the 80% but what I do have a prob with is all the bs time consuming work that they put on you and you don't get credit for it. I have maintained an 80%,until now this class is hard. I messed up on one test and that is all it takes. You can only re-take one class after that if you fail another you are kicked out of the program. The clinical experience is excellent, however you don't get credit for your clinical work. That is my biggest concern. The way I see it most people can maintain an 80%, but that doesn't mean they will be good nurses, if you don't know your skills or have poor people skills you will drown no matter what avg you held in nursing school. So, word of advice think long and hard before you decide to pay that tuition,and do the work that you don't get credit for. I have already lost half my class.
    I am not sure what you mean when you say you do not get credit for clinicals. Could you explain,please?

    Thanks.
  8. by   brendadoug
    What can I do if I cant find my old shot records???? I am going to take a physical tomorrow- but I for the life of me cant find my records. Can a doctor just give me a shot and call it good//
  9. by   ~FutureNurse~
    I had to go to my Peds office and get them, but I think that they heath department will have them too.
  10. by   brendadoug
    But we are talking over 30 years ago and I am originally from Calif. I think I am going to the clinic and see what they can do for me!!
  11. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Yea, I have no clue then! Good luck though, when is your oreientation? Mine is next Thursday, I am tooooo excited!
  12. by   RNKatrinaK
    LMU2009-
    Sorry to hear of your experience, as I have tried to explain in previous posts... it is all too common. I do not think you can possibly understand until you have experienced it first hand. All you can do is express the concerns and hope they listen.
    You hit the nail on the head about the grade not making a good nurse. My best friend struggled and struggled to graduate - we were in the same class - I happen to do very well with book stuff and graduated with honors.... who is the better nurse. She is hands down !!!!! I struggle learning new equipment at the hospital and with the hands on stuff. You show her once and she's got it. I am in awe of how good she is. People have different learning styles, the thing is with LMU - the instructors lack in "instructing". I remember all of the BS extra work that really did not apply to what you needed to actually learn.

    I know numerous students that failed and had to repeat semesters.... felt so bad for them.... we are talking 1/3 to 1 point from making the grade and they failed them.... disbelief really. We always said that the left hand never knew what the right hand was doing. I did my clinicals at Blount, St. Marys (which I did like) and at Peninsula. DJ was a good instructor (psych) the good ones are just few and far between.
    Oh well..... I wish I would have been warned in advance.
  13. by   npwannabee
    I'm applying, but it's not my top choice. I live in Nashville and I'd rather stay close. I graduate with my BS in psychology in Dec. and I'm worried about my nursing application b/c my gpa is a little low (I'm about a 2.9 right now with 1 semester left to go). Glad you got in and good luck!!!!

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