I thought it would be a good ideal to start the thread to share the best material to study for the TEAS V, the admission process and acceptance and wait listed for the progam in this thread
For those of you who haven't heard about the program, the program is 12 months in duration. You attend VN theory courses online and your clinicals are every weekend (Sat & Sun) in Gainesville, TX for the entire year. You will conduct your clinical rotations in nursing home for 1st semester, hospital for 2nd semester (summer), and another nursing home for the 3rd semester.
In the first semester, you will have Skills Lab on weekends at the Gainesville campus from 7a - 5p on Sat/Sun for the first 4-6 weeks, then you will start cllinicals that are 12 hour shifts (could began as early as 5:30a and could end as late as 9:00p) but remember you only work 12 hour shifts.
The school only has open enrollment once per year during May - July. They make the selections and send out letters in August of that year for the next January start which is always the next year. The school will not release anymore information about the January 2014 start until May 2013. Advisement is done online as well; you do not have to attend an advisement session in person.
For those of us who cannot afford to stop working or cannot afford to only work 16 hours per week, this is a great way to become LVNs then go through a LVN-RN bridge program. Breakdown of Courses 1st Semester
Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health Essentials of Medication Administration - math course teaching nursing drug calculations and other basic information regarding drug administration Basic Nursing Skills/Clinical I (Skills Lab) - designed to teach the skills expected of a nurse to perform
Clinical I Course in conjunction with Skills Lab - includes Sat/Sun prior to attendance at the clinical facilities of nursing home Nursing in Health & Illness I - course builds on your understanding of A&P by discussing Pathophysiology of the body systems and how nurse implements the medical therapies to assist the patient to return to his/her highest level of functioning as possible
2nd Semester Nursing in Health & Illness II - continues from 1st semester Pharmacology - course to enhance the nurse's understanding of drug therapy Clinical II - allows the VN student to practice in more acute care settings
3rd Semester Maternal-Neonatal Nursing - prepares the VN student to care for patients and families during the child-bearing process Pediatrics - course to teach the student about diseases and disorders specific to children Professional Development - 1st class developed for online presentation and all students must take this course online; Designed to assist the VN student to make the transition from student to license nursing in workforce Nursing in Health & Illness III - continues from 2nd semester Clinical III - variety of healthcare settings
For more course curriculum and description information, please go to the link below: http://www.nctc.edu/healthsciences/lvn.aspx