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Anyone applying at La puente, or other LPN program?

Natasha specializes in Psych.

I'm seeking a friendly and motivated study partner. I have taken the TABE level A test before and passed the math 12.9 but failed the English portion. We can help each other and minimize our study preparation time so if you're seeking a study partner , please feel free to message me.

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Im applying to el monte adult school this week. Have you applied yet? Have you applied to any other schools? any advice?

Really appreciate it. Thanks!

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

Hi, I applied last week and will be taking the TABE test Sept 19th. Have you applied yet? Whats your test date? I have not applied to any other school.

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Wow really? El Monte is cheaper?

I finished the nursing program at Hacienda La Puente this summer. Total cost was about 3k (supplies and shots etc etc? Fafsa covered 5,500. Thought that was pretty cheap.

The TABE test, just read the material QUICKLY and thoroughly if thats possible. If you do get accepted to the prelvn make sure you dress professionally. Last time I was evaluating the people who were in the prelvn. We automatically crossed out the people who weren't dress profession (show us that they are not taking the course seriously)

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

@sr20alex

Thank you so much for the advice. My biggest issue is reading comprehension and grammar rules. Any advice for these particular sections? I have been studying the transitional words and signal clue words in addition to seeking clue words for the author's tone, purpose and main idea.

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Hi, no i havent applied yet, i went in to get the application and will be returning all the paperwork this friday. Do they give you the testing date right away? Do you have an idea of how competitive this school is? I havent applied at any other school because im still doing research and getting deadlines organized for all my local ROP schools.

Thanks for the info! I was also thinking of applying at Downey but it seems way more expensive just to try to get into the program. I see the that for El Monte they have a prereq of advanced medical terminology. Any suggestions of where I can take that course? A study partner for the TABE test? That would be great! Have you ever taken one before?

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

You can take the medical terminology course at the adult school or community college. It's required first to complete the class before you can apply for the lvn program. I've taken the medical terminology. i have taken the tabe test before passed the math and spelling portion. i did not get in the program the first time because i did not pass the english/grammar portion.

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Ok I saw that they offer a medical terminology class but it doesn't fit my work schedule. I'll look around for the class else where. I hope we stay in contact. I'll update when I turn in the paperwork.

Any tips on what to study for the tabe test? I recently took the assesment test at my CC. I've completed most of my GE, just needed English so I took the assessment test for placement. Are they somewhat similar?

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

Yes, look around at other schools that offer medicl terminology. Maybe even an online course if equivalent. I purchased the tabe level A study guide which I did not have the last time I took this test. You can get it at local library, amazon, barnes nobles. Their are study guides online too. Just google 'tabe practice test.'

Main topics are 12th grade level reading comp, math, spelling, and grammar usage.

The funny thing is I just completed english composition and received an (A-) but have trouble on these mutliple choice standardized tests. Lol

You are talking about the accuplacer right? I believe its similiar..not sure. Most compare TABE to a GED test format.

You've been very helpful! Thank you! I'll look into purchasing the study guide as soon as I turn in the application. I know Downey adult school offers a MT class online but it cost about $400 :0 might be my only option. Not sure if its worth it since it's not guaranteed that I'll get in the El Monte program. they also offer a prep class for the TABE test that I believe is under $100. Does La Puente have any prereq?

Yes that test lol! I scored pretty high I'm hoping I do good on the TABE. Do you know if they let u retake the test if you don't do good?

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

Let me know when you sign up for a test date, I'm open to study sessions to exchange test taking strategies.

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Does El Monte have a pre lvn class? I don't remember reading anywhere about it? Do you anyone that has graduated from the El Monte program? Also El Monte also has oneprogram every year right? As opposed to La Puente that has one in Jan. and June.

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

Yes there is a pre lvn class too, once a year. No I don't know anyone who graduated from the progrAm.

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Ok cool! I'll keep you updated on my testing date. thank you so much!

You do not need a TABE prep class.

It is simple 12 grade english/math etc. I honestly thought it was going to be super tough so I bought the TEAS V book to study, cause i know its not harder than that. When I took the TABE, i skim read question skim answered move on to the next. If I had time I would double check. Passed it easily. It is really basic english and math.

For Hacienda, when you do get into the prelvn. We had a to retain a minimum of 75%, if we had more than 24 students, and multiple people with 75% whoever with the lowest percentage gets cut.

If I could remember fundamentals, we went over about 40-50 chapters in a month so prepare to have a test everyday if you get in.

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

You do not need a TABE prep class.

It is simple 12 grade english/math etc. I honestly thought it was going to be super tough so I bought the TEAS V book to study, cause i know its not harder than that. When I took the TABE, i skim read question skim answered move on to the next. If I had time I would double check. Passed it easily. It is really basic english and math.

For Hacienda, when you do get into the prelvn. We had a to retain a minimum of 75%, if we had more than 24 students, and multiple people with 75% whoever with the lowest percentage gets cut.

If I could remember fundamentals, we went over about 40-50 chapters in a month so prepare to have a test everyday if you get in.

Thanks for sharing :)

With the application to el monte did u turn in an essay?

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

Yes, i had to write a 150 word essay. All the information is on the application sheet. You needed official high school transcripts, essay, copies of medical certificates, cpr card if have any and transcript of medical terminology class if you already have taken the class

Natasha, CNA, LVN

Specializes in Psych.

@reco03908

hi, did you ever get a chance to turn in your application?

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