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Any students in the ADN program at Lee College at Baytown, Tx

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Hello, I have been accepted to the ADN program for the fall 2010. Does anyone knows how are the teacher's at this school? Do they have a high rate of exam failures? I also have the option to attend Houston Community College but this school has bad reputation of the teachers.

Any advice that I can get, will be very appreciated.

I know 3 other nurses from Lee College, and they've done well. I'm taking A&P I there this semester, and am finding it challenging. Please let me know how any of you studied and did well in A&P I. Thanks.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education.

It is very wise to do a thorough job of checking out a nursing school before applying. You can access NCLEX pass rates on the BON web site http://www.bon.state.tx.us/nursingeducation/approved-programs.html . As you can see, Lee College pass rate for 2010 was fairly low - 82%. This was quite a bit lower than the previous year, so I'm sure they are working hard to improve it.

Out of my past experience, I would like to share the strategy I have used finally to get into the program. I have wasted my time and money as I was lost in the 'A' game, I meant the acceptance game. It could be easily avoided if I would have tried differently.

Here are some tips that will help hopefuls to get into nursing programs:

1. Donot only focus on your GPA, Try to get good grades like A's. Try not to repeat. Some schools like UT does not like repeats or withdraws.

2. Complete all of your pre-reqs and get Associate first if you do not have Bachelors. That way you would be exempt from TSI requirements.

3. Take all of your sciences at the end, that way they will be up to date. If I am not wrong, some institution do not accept science courses if they are older than 3 - 5 yrs, if you want to use then for BSN after completing your RN.

4. Take RNSG 1301 if college provides. Even though some Universities would not accept pharmacology from other institution as it is considered as upper division nursing course. You have nothing to loose taking this course again at the University because you will see pharmacology throughout the nursing program. As much as you practice pharmacology you will do good in NCLEX exam.

5. Most importantly, as soon as you finish your A&P take the HESI Test, that way it will be fresh in your brain. You will just need to refresh your memory by studying the guides. Use several guides from the library. Do not just depend on Evolve. Keep studying the Vocabulary when surfing the internet. Get a critical thinking for nursing and study that one if your Hesi require critical thinking portion.

6. Get a CNA licence and always have an active CPR. CNA certification shows your interest toward the program. This is your first step of Nursing.

7. Try to work or volunteer at Healthcare facilities even if it is PRN position. It will look good on your status and resume when applying for BSN.

6. Now, apply to several programs that is available and within in your choice list. Donot just count on one program. You will be putting yourself in huge risk. Apply for LVN, RN, BSN by using step by step method. You can proceed to nursing one step at a time or you may apply seperately, if you feel you are ready and complete.

7. Lastly, get used to with stress and time restraint. Stress will be your best friend for a while.

Hope this helps...:nurse: Good Luck!

Thanks, Blue_River! By the way, have you attended Lee College?

Out of my past experience, I would like to share the strategy I have used finally to get into the program. I have wasted my time and money as I was lost in the 'A' game, I meant the acceptance game. It could be easily avoided if I would have tried differently.

Here are some tips that will help hopefuls to get into nursing programs:

1. Donot only focus on your GPA, Try to get good grades like A's. Try not to repeat. Some schools like UT does not like repeats or withdraws.

2. Complete all of your pre-reqs and get Associate first if you do not have Bachelors. That way you would be exempt from TSI requirements.

3. Take all of your sciences at the end, that way they will be up to date. If I am not wrong, some institution do not accept science courses if they are older than 3 - 5 yrs, if you want to use then for BSN after completing your RN.

4. Take RNSG 1301 if college provides. Even though some Universities would not accept pharmacology from other institution as it is considered as upper division nursing course. You have nothing to loose taking this course again at the University because you will see pharmacology throughout the nursing program. As much as you practice pharmacology you will do good in NCLEX exam.

5. Most importantly, as soon as you finish your A&P take the HESI Test, that way it will be fresh in your brain. You will just need to refresh your memory by studying the guides. Use several guides from the library. Do not just depend on Evolve. Keep studying the Vocabulary when surfing the internet. Get a critical thinking for nursing and study that one if your Hesi require critical thinking portion.

6. Get a CNA licence and always have an active CPR. CNA certification shows your interest toward the program. This is your first step of Nursing.

7. Try to work or volunteer at Healthcare facilities even if it is PRN position. It will look good on your status and resume when applying for BSN.

6. Now, apply to several programs that is available and within in your choice list. Donot just count on one program. You will be putting yourself in huge risk. Apply for LVN, RN, BSN by using step by step method. You can proceed to nursing one step at a time or you may apply seperately, if you feel you are ready and complete.

7. Lastly, get used to with stress and time restraint. Stress will be your best friend for a while.

Hope this helps...:nurse: Good Luck!

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