Any Nursing students for January '10 ?? Need some friends! - page 4

Hi all! I love it here, just to let you know :redpinkhe. I am (hopefully) going to be starting LVN program in January (6 months YIPPEE!!) After a year of really hard work on prereqs and everything... Read More

  1. by   avidgolfer3
    Quote from SusanneCollins13
    I think it is still something to keep in mind. Our faculty was very specific about the programs and in Avidgolfer it does not seem to be a problem anyway, since he already stated that he and his wife will continue along the chain to the BSN. Further, healthcare has is evloving so insanely fast that it seems to make sense to me that they will collapse the different programs into one. Think about it, more sophisticated eqiupment will be used, more meds given...we have a huge amount of elderly coming in who will require a much greater amount of care. Yes, 1966 was a looong time ago, but look how fast things are evolving in terms of technical demands and just general care situations. Look around you and see how everything around is merged and how the Nclex every two years is increased in the degree of difficulty. Add all this into one pot and I would bet that eventually things will change. Just because they have not changed since 1966 should not pacify others into believing that it will never change. Therefore, if I were in the shoe's again I would work hard to at least continue to progress up the chain instead of standing still with a LPN/LVN if I think that their might even be a remote chance that I may loose my job. Anyhow, that really should be our goal anyway, regardless of what level of degree you have. I would hope that poeple would continue to learn and stay informed and not get content with what they know and think that is good enough.
    Thanks for your insight on this matter!!! It's people like you that have the experience helps us who are just starting this profession!! I think ultimately future nursing students will have to get their BSN in order to be in the nursing profession. I don't know how soon that will be. Hopefully my wife and I will have our BSN'S before then!!! I think people that strive for excellence and continue to learn new things daily about their job make excellent professionals!!!
  2. by   avidgolfer3
    Quote from SusanneCollins13
    This is not about a battle of who is better RN/ADN... RN/BSN....LVN ...I think it was just a great piece of advise and I doubt those changes happen within one year too...I think you have a great approach and I am sure the person who first started to speak about this was just trying to be very nice in pointing out the benefits of possibly going further then the LVN. Shoot I was a medic in the ARMY before I went for nursing and I know that some LVN do a better job then some RN's, even some medics do a better job. However, in the end it all comes down too, like in the so many other jobs that the requirements that were before great no longer are sufficient. Good luck to you and I am sure you will love the profession. I know I do and working as a medic gave me a great insight into seeing if I would like to progress or do another career all together.
    Hello, thanks again for your insight!!! Also thanks for serving our country!! It's awesome people like you that allow us to have our freedoms today and live our lives with many choices and opportunities. I agree with you about that it's not a battle of who is better LVN....RN...Etc.. All I know is it's becoming more and more competetive to get in the nursing program. Shoot in one of my classes there are 20 of us who nursing majors. That is just in one class. Hopefully I can get my RN and work as an RN while I am working on my BSN!!! It's all in God's hands for me and my wife so I am not worried about it!!!
  3. by   SusanneCollins13
    Quote from avidgolfer3
    Hello, thanks again for your insight!!! Also thanks for serving our country!! It's awesome people like you that allow us to have our freedoms today and live our lives with many choices and opportunities. I agree with you about that it's not a battle of who is better LVN....RN...Etc.. All I know is it's becoming more and more competetive to get in the nursing program. Shoot in one of my classes there are 20 of us who nursing majors. That is just in one class. Hopefully I can get my RN and work as an RN while I am working on my BSN!!! It's all in God's hands for me and my wife so I am not worried about it!!!

    Well, you guys have already something going for you. You working as a team and how great is that to have someone at home who "truly understands" why the other person feels overwhelmed, or own or just outright ..***** ( mad is another word) lol. Plus, you guys can exchange a lot of information, because two brains worker better then one. I wish you both great luck and I cant wait to take my Nclex I feel so ready right now, but we have to wait for our grades to be released first then off as an ARMY NURSE. I feel so proud to be part of the greatest military in the World.
  4. by   avidhunter3
    Hi all! Has anyone else taken any of their entrance exams yet? I have my first one (TEAS) on thursday! Then the next one HESI is on Sept 2nd. I bought the TEAS practice test from the ATI website, and made an 80 percent on it. I guess thats pretty good, since we only have to have a 60 percent to be considered. I've been studying every few days for the last few months. But I am sure the science will still be hard. Did anyone else purchase the practice test?? If so, was the real test anything like the practice version? I know the real version has more questions (I think the practice test only had 100 questions versus 170 like the real test). Im just hoping I didnt waste 32.00 on the practice version LOL. anyways, everyone keep me updated on who's taking their tests soon, and if you got in!
  5. by   nina4nursing
    I am still waiting for the application packet for financial aid it is susposed to arrive in September.

    Nina
  6. by   avidhunter3
    My exam date was changed, I was supposed to go thursday, instead I go TOMORROW eek! Nervous, excited, you name it!
  7. by   NewStart2012
    Hello
    I have been accepted into the Spring 2010 program at Tri-C in Ohio. I have 2 kids ages 11 and 8 and a supportive husband. I currently work full time and am getting ready to start looking for something I can do on the weekends. Nice to meet you all.

    I am very excited to start nursing school pretty soon. I cannot believe it is almost mid-August already. Time sure flies.


    NewStart2010
  8. by   avidhunter3
    Got my acceptance letter today YIPPEE!! Sent in all my required forms for backgroundcheck, ect. now I just have to wait til january lol
  9. by   williams3803
    Hello, avidhunter, are you going to AC for the LVN program or RN program?? I just finished my HESI test for the LVN program starting in Jan 2010. They said we won't know anything about acceptance until Oct. I wasn't sure if you were going for the same thing as me or the RN.
  10. by   avidhunter3
    hi! I got accepted into the woodville Tyler County Program, starting in January. I also applied and took the the HESI at A.C. on September 2nd but I havent heard anything from them. What did you make on your test there?
  11. by   williams3803
    I got a 94.6% overall. They showed the grade at the end of the test for us when we finished each section and at the end. I got a 98% in math and 91.3% in reading. I hope it's enough to get in!!
  12. by   avidhunter3
    I guess it depends on what everyone else made, I made a 92.2 percent, I havent talked to anyone else that has told me their scored. For the Tyler County program I was in the 99th percentile so I bet the 90s for A.C. is pretty good!
  13. by   williams3803
    Well, hopefully we both make it in Jan! Good luck and looking forward to seeing ya there!! We might be the only two guys there, LOL.

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