LPN program CLOSED by BON-VA 5/10/11 what to do! - page 2

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I had my last year of LPN to finish and found out 5/18/11 BON-VA closed the program:crying2: can not get funds back at all, the school was NEW HORIZONS in Hampton VA Where can I go to finish? any HELP would be GRATEFUL:)... Read More


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    Quote from Bob_N_VA
    Sorry to hear about the problems with your school. I'm over at Riverside in the RN program, and I can tell you its a good school and it isn't closing its doors and our pass rates for NCLEX are very good. If you interested, I would give them a call and speak to the registrar to make an appointment to discuss your situation. Our day program is 1 year long and the evening/weekends is 18 months. I can't say if they will accept any of New Horizons credits or not, that you will have to find out directly. Total tuition is currently advertised as 10,620 not counting books and some other fees. Good luck with whatever you decide.
    I am looking into RHS- LPN or RN? I just feel like I have lost so much doing my 1st year of LPN and now its down the drain How was the teas test and what should I study? I have to pay that 100$ lol smh I got my big girl panties on and ready to handle my business like a grown woman
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    Quote from Ginger Snapp
    How was the teas test and what should I study? I have to pay that 100$ lol smh
    Go to the ATI testing site (the makers of the teas test) and get THEIR book! It is the ONLY book I used and had every single thing you need to know addressed in it. The book is like $42. If you get the additional tests, it is $80. The book comes with 2 tests in it, so I didn't buy the other tests...

    Good luck.
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    For days, the school offers both RN and LPN, RN is 2 years, LPN is 1. (both are 3 terms a year) E/W did away with their RN program (mine is the last class) so its only LPN and there is supposed to be an E/W LPN bridge program as well, but I am not sure of the specifics. Right now, the TEAS test is in the distant past, but for me it wasnt too bad. You can buy an ATI prep kit that will help you study for it and take some pre-tests that will give you a good idea how you will fare.
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    What ever you don't do tcn..along with thoses other ones that are just a book store no degree will be given to you that way ....REMEMBER VA DOESN'T DO THEM... EC program the VA board doesn't even except anymore. Check with the community colleges and univ....I would just go for the RN. BECAUSE SINCE MANY HOSPITAL ARE TRYING TO GO MAGNET STATUS(money thing) and dont hire as much or some not at all unless its outpatient lpns. Being that you already did a year of schooling for lpn I bet you would rock in the a RN program information is fresher in your head....I'm NOT KNOCKING LPNS, I was an LPN AND BEFORE THAT I WAS A CNA....JUST HOW THE HOSPITALS HAVE GOTTEN. Thats why we will continue to have a shortage. But also its where you want to work, if you never see yourself working in a hospital then do the lpn first...alot has changed...that is why I went back and got my RN. There aren't alot of bridge programs left in the area. Since colleges realize that people coming to those program aren't all on the same level. And with the the fast track programs mainly private colleges they have gotten better and many are recongized and credits will carry over to a university such as kaplan and afew others. So do your homework....call the board....and check out the schools don't sign anything at any school until you have compared. Also ask about hesi's and exit hesi and if you need to pass the exit to leave the program to get your degree. Nursing schools are getting harder and harder. Also ask about if you aren't successful in a course and so on what is the game play there. Don't fall for the horse and pony shows. AND ASK ABOUT THE SCHOOLS PASS RATE AND HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE FINISHED THE PROGRAM.
    Last edit by thecool1Nscrubs2no on May 30, '11
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    Quote from thecool1Nscrubs2no
    EC program the VA board doesn't even except anymore
    Not quite true. The VA BON will allow EC grads to endorse in with 960 hours (approximately 6 month) of RN practice time. Just wanted to make sure we're keeping it accurate here...
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    thanks for correcting about ec program...just have alittle extra work if you go that way. i wish you the very best. in whatever program... also being that you are up there in hampton. check to see which hospitals are still having the program. [color=#0e774a]www.sentara.edu/programs/rn_bsn.shtml they have a lpn to bsn/ and a rn to bsn.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    Not quite true. The VA BON will allow EC grads to endorse in with 960 hours (approximately 6 month) of RN practice time. Just wanted to make sure we're keeping it accurate here...

    THANK YOU
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    Quote from lunahrn
    not quite true. the va bon will allow ec grads to endorse in with 960 hours (approximately 6 month) of rn practice time. just wanted to make sure we're keeping it accurate here...
    Quote from thecool1nscrubs2no
    thanks for correcting about ec program...just have alittle extra work if you go that way. i wish you the very best. in whatever program... also being that you are up there in hampton. check to see which hospitals are still having the program. [color=#0e774a]www.sentara.edu/programs/rn_bsn.shtml they have a lpn to bsn/ and a rn to bsn.

    thank you:d


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