Ivy Tech Indiana

  1. dear all
    [color=#800040]i am thinking to start lpn course form ivy tech with no medical background...can any one give me some idea about school, how is the study and work load, timings, tuitions and anything which comes in mind...like, how much time it took to complete the course, how many hours a day for study and classess
    [color=#800040]and also how is the career for lpn in indiana
    [color=#800040]thanks
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  3. by   WickedRedRN
    Sorry I did not see this sooner...I always feel bad when someone does not get an answer to their question.

    Check around in the Indiana forum, you will find lots of comments about Ivy Tech. I am an Ivy Tech LPN grad, working on my RN with them. My experience has been largely positive. I will say, it depends on which campus you apply to as far as getting in the program goes. Some have larger numbers of applicants, but all are very competitive.

    Pre-reqs....I took mine over the course of a couple of years, mostly because I worked full time right up until I started my clinical components. I will stress in the pre-reqs, but as much time and energy as you can into them. They will be a HUGE determining factor in getting into the program of your choice. It is a great benefit to you to do the work needed to get the A's. Start to finish in the LPN program itself was a year. Began in Jan, graduated in Dec. I studied alot and worked part time. I also have a family so it was a very delicate balancing act, one which sometimes teetered over the edge a couple of times, LOL. I would say I studied about 3-6 hours a night, sometimes more, sometimes less depending on what I was working on. Classes will take up most of your daytime hours during the week.

    Hope this helps!
  4. by   Simple Life
    Thank you for the reply.
    Today I went to Kokomo Center and I have been asked to complete 3 courses as a pre-reqs. No CNA courses required and soonest I can join is Spring 08.
    How is a career for LPN in Indiana? Will I be able to get any job while I am studying?

    Thanks
    Simple Life
  5. by   Simple Life
    Also, I am taking a big decision in my career by doing LPN as I am changing my career. Do you think I will be able to get job easily in Indiana once I will be LPN?
    Thanks again
  6. by   WickedRedRN
    The pre-reqs arent bad, and yes you should be able to work while doing them. Just remember, it is vital you put as much effort as you can into getting good grades in these classes, so adjust your work as you need.

    If you are flexible about work, you should not have a problem getting a job. I worked part time (20 hours a week) as a CNA while in clinicals (already had the CNA) Did alot of weekends and night shifts, but I did not have much of a choice. Like I said, I also have a family and managed a 4.0 gpa while in school and working, so I know it can be done. Yes I felt like I was unravelling a couple of times, but I made it.

    As far as finding a job as an LPN, they are out there. I had a job waiting for me the Monday after graduation. Several of my classmates did as well. Check out career builder and seach for LPN in your area. There are lots of opportunities out there.
  7. by   mary23
    LPN School
    I went though Ivy Tech LPN school with no prior medical background. The good thing is it is very hands on and you will know early if its not for you. THe program is set up so you WILL pass boards which is great but that makes it kina tough too. cost about 1500 per semester-this could be to high. Once you start the program it is one year. When you are done it is one more year for you RN.
  8. by   mary23
    Do you know where you want to work? lik in a nursing home or doctors office? Nursing home jobs pretty easy it can take at lot longer to get hired on by a doctors office or clinic, it really depends on the need which i feel changes al lot
  9. by   deception9999
    if you go to any ivy tech, avoid indy like the plague. they let people in their programs with low scores and they play favorites.
  10. by   sunnysideup09
    It's too bad you feel that way about Ivy Tech Indy. Anyone would be happy to get into any program even if it is with a lower score, since it is a spot and they can fulfill their dream to become an LPN or RN. Maybe someone had a tough semester and got all B's versus A's, but they were also working fulltime and raising a family. Doesn't mean they didn't work hard. They would have a lower score, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't be a great nurse.

    The favorites thing never works, but you're going to find that in any school you attend - not just Ivy Tech Indy.
  11. by   kgle
    Quote from deception9999
    if you go to any ivy tech, avoid indy like the plague. they let people in their programs with low scores and they play favorites.

    Wow.


    Anyway to the OP, I would personally forgo LPN and go ASN...its been mentioned several times that hospitals are cutting down their LPN staff drastically.
  12. by   ParkerBC,MSN,RN
    what do you mean indy accepts students with low scores? i heard the opposite. can you elaborate?
  13. by   kgle
    Indy doesn't accept students with low scores...I think its just a frustrated student commenting.
  14. by   wifey08
    I've heard this repeatedly, not just about LPN/LVNs but also CNAs.
    Quote from kgle
    Wow.


    Anyway to the OP, I would personally forgo LPN and go ASN...its been mentioned several times that hospitals are cutting down their LPN staff drastically.

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