Dutchess County Boces LPN 2012?

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by TryingNot2BeScared TryingNot2BeScared Member

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Hello, just wondering if anyone is or has applied for Jan 2012? I have finished the application and will be sitting to take the TEAS on 12/6! I am so excited, but kinda bummed I will have a month to study! I am happy I took this route as I have been on wait list for clinicals for both WCC and DCC...I plan to do the bridge to RN or BSN afterwards. I am really excited but nervous as heck because I have 2 kids and am the only working parent....where I will have to cut back hours at work right now.

Anyone know how their financial aid works? I know there is no TAP, but Federal grants/loans. I was hoping to get extra to cover books, uniforms and supplies....we will see.

TryingNot2BeScared

TryingNot2BeScared

Specializes in I was the Assistant to the DON. 99 Posts

Anyone??

UpstateNyDollCna

UpstateNyDollCna

107 Posts

Hi I was accepted to the program for the Sept 2011 class, I took a loan for 9,000 and if I recall correctly I got a grant for 5,000. After you take the TEAS they will give you information and papers to fill out for financial aid. Also depending on your score they put you in full time or part time. Either let them know ahead of time you want part time or you can wait until you get your acceptance letter and see which one they put you in, when I took the test she said there might be a waiting list but I did not have to wait at all. Also when I took the TEAS I thought it would be a lot of anatomy and physiology but it was not, only about one or two question were A/P the rest of the science questions were physics and chem. If you have any more questions let me know.

TryingNot2BeScared

TryingNot2BeScared

Specializes in I was the Assistant to the DON. 99 Posts

Hey upstate I believe we have talked on here before :) Are you in the program now? I thought I read somewhere that you were accepted but decided not to do it afterall.

I am bummed about the A&P...because I just took A&P last year and I actually would do well on that part, lol. Physics and Chem are my weakness...ugh. How was the Math? My algebra is aweful....I have been studying, but only for about 2 weeks now and the test is next week! I want part time anyway as full time is not doable. I have 2 kids under 4 and my husband is not working..so i still have to :(

I hope I don't need to take out alot of loans...as I already have 25K from a previous degree and have nothing to show for it :( I need to do something and can't keep waiting around for clinicals at DCC or WCC any longer.

Thanks for getting back to me :)

UpstateNyDollCna

UpstateNyDollCna

107 Posts

No problem :)

Yes I did end up leaving the program, it would cost too much money for transportation to get back and forth to school. You could probably get a smaller loan than I did hopefully, the math was not too hard I am not too good in math either. I was actually going to go to WCC for LPN too since I have to complete my associates there anyway but if I have to wait for clinicals no thanks lol. The first day though all the students full time and part time have to come in early at like 8 am until either 12:30 or until 3 to hear the person in charge of the program talk (it was so boring), and also make sure you have you CPR by the first day no matter what.

TryingNot2BeScared

TryingNot2BeScared

Specializes in I was the Assistant to the DON. 99 Posts

I understand when I was going down to WCC between the gas and a 3 hour commute everyday it was getting so expensive, The clinicals was Respiratory Therapy is what I was waiting for...they told me 5-6 years so I decided to have my last child and then focus on a new career. I got my acceptance letter 3 years early and when she was a month old, lol. So I declined and they put me on the back of the wait list again :( So I kicked myself for months afterwards for not just figuring something out and just doing it...but hopefully it was just not meant to be.

Now at DCC this was 5 years ago and I went pregnant with my son the whole time, my grades suffered so they told me 10 years it would take because I was a C, B- student, haha...oh my. So I got an AS in Science and went to WCC. Now Boces is my last resort, I really hope it all works out.

Just want to tdo it part time, because unfortunately I still have to work. Do you have any plans to persue anything else? Did you look into carpooling with someone at all?

UpstateNyDollCna

UpstateNyDollCna

107 Posts

Hi, I actually have the option of coming back in January for part time, but I declined and I decided to get my associates in science also and transfer to a 4 year college and get my BS in health sciences/ MS in occupational therapy while working as a cna, so I hope everything works out for you and me both :)

TryingNot2BeScared

TryingNot2BeScared

Specializes in I was the Assistant to the DON. 99 Posts

Oh you will LOVE that field!! What schools are you looking into? My sign (he is 4) has developmental delays and has an Occupational Therapist that we LOVE!!

I took my TEAS and feel like I bombed it!! Wayyy harder than any of the practice tests I was taking....argh. Do you recall what exactly is the TEAS requirement Dutchess Boces is looking for? I thought she said a 53%, but was not sure if that was overall or in certain sections...every school is different. I left her a message and I am anxiously waiting.

I got so bummed when I sat for the test because they said only full time spots were left for January...when I was told part time was available...I would never have studied and took the TEAS had I known there was now a wait list for part time...ARGH! Ah well...we will see I may have to look into something else afterall. I am not getting any younger here, lol.

UpstateNyDollCna

UpstateNyDollCna

107 Posts

Well I am looking at Touro College, Suny Stony Brook, LIU, and maybe Russel Sage College( Even though it is super expensive), I think the 53% might be overall, because on some sections I got below a 53%, that sucks that they told you there would be part time spots open and now there are not, would you be interested in maybe getting you COTA or PTA, I do know they have smaller classes than nursing but you might can get in since you already have an associates degree, you probably have all the pre reqs.

For whatever reason not too many people on this site are familiar with the Dutchess Boces LPN program.

TryingNot2BeScared

TryingNot2BeScared

Specializes in I was the Assistant to the DON. 99 Posts

I am 98% sure I am attening in the fall full time. I have 2 small kids and a hubby out of work. I am the only one working to support us. So the thought of quitting my job to do this and live off of loans is our only option. Hubby does not want me to do this, but I can't continue to barely make due every month...have no retirement, no savings EVER and basically no future for my kids.

I am awaiting to find out what my final financial aid package is and hope to find some scholarships to help me.

Anyone else find out how much their grant was??

Hello, just wondering if anyone is or has applied for Jan 2012? I have finished the application and will be sitting to take the TEAS on 12/6! I am so excited, but kinda bummed I will have a month to study! I am happy I took this route as I have been on wait list for clinicals for both WCC and DCC...I plan to do the bridge to RN or BSN afterwards. I am really excited but nervous as heck because I have 2 kids and am the only working parent....where I will have to cut back hours at work right now.

Anyone know how their financial aid works? I know there is no TAP, but Federal grants/loans. I was hoping to get extra to cover books, uniforms and supplies....we will see.

TryingNot2BeScared

TryingNot2BeScared

Specializes in I was the Assistant to the DON. 99 Posts

Palewhite are you still attending the program? I don't see the facebook page anymore either.