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Hi to everyone. I'm 25 yrs old and a would-be 2nd courser nursing student. Like other second coursers, it took me a while of careful consideration in looking for a good nursing school to invest... Read More

  1. by   sayrah_85
    hi! im also a proud graduate of lanting last march 06 and a passer of june 06 nurse licensure exam. The time i passed the board, i was only 20. My point is, i know a lot of second coursers, some are even dentists, from other reputable universities who didnt make it.. Likewise, my former classmate in highschool, who i really look up to, also graduated from a very popular university in espana manila, yet she unfortunately failed. So I guess, saying that, a grade of 1.0 in lanting is equivalent to 3.0 in other schools, is very much unfair. Moreover, some of the so called "cum laude" of her school also didnt make it. Lanting may not be as "sosy" as it seems but i believe with all my heart, that it is indeed, a very much competent institution of learning for people who desire to be nurses some day.
  2. by   reyaguilar
    I was an aeronautical engr and was working with PAL for 25 years. I decided to go into nursing so I can go to the USA. I started at Lanting-Tandang Sora. The facility was not so great. it was more like FEATI University when I took my engineering classes then.
    I did not finish my nursing course at Lanting, though. But it gave me the necessary feel to be back in school again.
    I am now here in the USA through the student F-1 visa and have earned nursing degree, passed the NCLEX, and now on OPT earning $26.50/hr.
    Lanting may not be great but it is a start.
  3. by   Amiga
    Hello, medtek. I've been reading some threads here, esp this particular thread, so that i can get ideas which will help me decide as to what nursing school is best for me. I'm also a 2nd courser.. May I ask what you've heard about Lanting? As to why you chose this school?


    Quote from medtek
    Hi to everyone. I'm 25 yrs old and a would-be 2nd courser nursing student.

    Like other second coursers, it took me a while of careful consideration in looking for a good nursing school to invest my time and money. Finally I've settled for Dr. Carlos Lanting College and hopefully I'll start by this summer.

    I've heard mostly good comments about Lanting but the info I found on this link http://www.ofwguide.com/article_item.php?articleid=161 is a bit disturbing. It says Lanting is one of the schools [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]given closure notice due to poor performance and failure to comply with the requirements set by the CHED. Though it's a bit dated and Lanting is still in operation (as far as I know), I'd still like anybody to comment on this.

    I'm excited to start this nursing career path and I'm just hoping there will be no hitches on the way. Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated, especially from previous students of Lanting. Thanks!!
  4. by   Amiga
    Hi, again, medtek. I just read your post. You mentioned that you're disappointed with the low passing average of Lanting. May i know what was its passing average?

    You mentioned here your reasons for choosing Lanting. I'm curious. What "good program for 2nd coursers" do they have? Are you referring to the schedule, accreditation of subjects... Please enlighten me.

    Also, how much is their tuition, if you don't mind my asking? I'm asking all these questions because i need to know if it's worth all the distance i'd be travelling from my place.. Proximity from my place to the school used to be my priority, but after learning that most of the schools nearby are not recognized by CHED yet, and those who are, belong to the list of worst nursing schools, i realize i have to do more research...
    Quote from medtek
    I was even dissapointed by the low passing average of Lanting but then I see that they maybe just a little bit lax in accepting students(who may not be serious in studying). But the board topnothcers from that school also prove that if only those students take their studies seriously, they can pass it with flying colors.

    I just chose Lating bec it suits what I'm looking for-good program for 2nd courser, cheap tuition and quality education. Wish the best for all of you nurses and nurse-t0-be. Peace!:spin:
  5. by   Amiga
    Hello, Silverclouds. Congratulations on passing the nursing board exam last December!

    I'm an incoming 2nd courser nursing student, and i'm deciding which school i'm attending.

    Just would like to ask you if it's true that the sections in Lanting are divided among those who are 1st and 2nd coursers, and the latter also being divided among those who are allied and non-allied graduates?

    I presume that you are in the allied section (with the doctors, etc). It was mentioned in this thread that the tuition for the allied section is around P25k, and for the non-allied and regular students, it's around P19k.. May i ask the reason for the difference? This worries me, coz it might affect the "good quality of education" we're after, coz this difference in tuition may mean that the allied section have better, more experienced teachers than do the other section. Please correct me if i'm wrong. Would appreciate very much if you can enlighten me on this. Thank you.

    Quote from Silverclouds
    I tend to forget that I am also a PT.It's not about the school, it's about the student.I hope that I made sense somehow. :-)

    Godspeed :-)
  6. by   Silverclouds
    Quote from Amiga
    Hello, Silverclouds. Congratulations on passing the nursing board exam last December!

    I'm an incoming 2nd courser nursing student, and i'm deciding which school i'm attending.

    Just would like to ask you if it's true that the sections in Lanting are divided among those who are 1st and 2nd coursers, and the latter also being divided among those who are allied and non-allied graduates?

    I presume that you are in the allied section (with the doctors, etc). It was mentioned in this thread that the tuition for the allied section is around P25k, and for the non-allied and regular students, it's around P19k.. May i ask the reason for the difference? This worries me, coz it might affect the "good quality of education" we're after, coz this difference in tuition may mean that the allied section have better, more experienced teachers than do the other section. Please correct me if i'm wrong. Would appreciate very much if you can enlighten me on this. Thank you.
    Hello Amiga,thanks for the greeting. :-) I am more then glad to answer your questions.

    Yes, the sections for 1st and 2nd coursers are divided.And yes,allied and non-allied sections are divided too.And the doctors have their own section.I was in the allied section because I am a Physical Therapist.I think the only difference is that the 1st coursers do not occupy the air conditioned rooms, the allied and doctors use those rooms.Maybe that's why, the 1st coursers pay less. I am sorry but I cannot fully explain the reason for the difference in tuition fee because I did not pay for anything ( I am humbly stating this fact ). But not paying a single cent when I was a student there meant that I had to work doubly hard in studying so as not to embarrass my close relative who owns the school. I had to get good grades and study very hard and I pressured myself to give it my all.

    But I know that we have the same teachers and there is no discrimination when it comes to the quality of education that the school provides.And one other good thing, the school looks better now.They have made a lot of repairs and the last time I went there ( feb 2007 ) it's beginning to look like a hotel. I like the new look of the school.

    I wish you lots and lots of success as a nurse. If you need any help,feel free to contact me.I will be more than happy to be of help. God bless you. :-)
  7. by   medtek
    Quote from Amiga
    Hi, again, medtek. I just read your post. You mentioned that you're disappointed with the low passing average of Lanting. May i know what was its passing average?

    You mentioned here your reasons for choosing Lanting. I'm curious. What "good program for 2nd coursers" do they have? Are you referring to the schedule, accreditation of subjects... Please enlighten me.

    Also, how much is their tuition, if you don't mind my asking? I'm asking all these questions because i need to know if it's worth all the distance i'd be travelling from my place.. Proximity from my place to the school used to be my priority, but after learning that most of the schools nearby are not recognized by CHED yet, and those who are, belong to the list of worst nursing schools, i realize i have to do more research...
    Hi Amiga, I saw this list of Nursing Schools' average board passing grade from 2000-2004 and Lanting had 50% average only. But last year I think they have like 65% average,not so sure, but Lanting have been producing students who made it as board topnotchers.

    I inquired at Lanting and the tuition fee for this summer+first sem is 28K. The succeding semester will be about 32K up since you'll be starting duties. They have a special class for second coursers (twice a week only this summer) and also night classes for those who are working. I'm referring both to the schedule and accreditation of subjects (all your previous subjects that are credited and you don't need to take unnecessary subjects).

    Amiga, it's really your decision if you think that the sacrifice you make in taking up Nursing is worth it. I came all the way from the Visayas just to study in Manila because most schools in my city, although very good schools, take you 3 1/2 to 4 years of study.

    Hope that helps, and can you post the link of CHED accredited nursing schools? I've been looking for it. Thanks.
  8. by   Razor31
    hello, i'd like to thank everyone for the input that i have been getting in this forum.

    I would just like to know if anyone knows how long it will take a second courser to finish the whole nursing course assuming you don't fail any subjects.

    I took up industrial engineering and am seriously considering of taking a nursing course. I am also planning to become a full time student so that i can finish the course in the shortest possible time.

    Any info regarding this would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks
  9. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Razor31
    hello, i'd like to thank everyone for the input that i have been getting in this forum.

    I would just like to know if anyone knows how long it will take a second courser to finish the whole nursing course assuming you don't fail any subjects.

    I took up industrial engineering and am seriously considering of taking a nursing course. I am also planning to become a full time student so that i can finish the course in the shortest possible time.

    Any info regarding this would be highly appreciated.

    Thanks
    First of all it depends on your 1st course. If your 1st course is non-health related then none of your subjects or just a handful will be credited.

    You will have to give your transcript from your 1st course and then let the registrar evaluate w/c subjects can be credited and then they can estimate how long it will take.
  10. by   Razor31
    thanks for the comment lawrence. I'm currently in US having my vacation and i'll surely check those nursing schools as soon as i get back in manila.

    As for now, i'll enjoy my vacation first.
  11. by   lawrence01
    Quote from Razor31
    thanks for the comment lawrence. I'm currently in US having my vacation and i'll surely check those nursing schools as soon as i get back in manila.

    As for now, i'll enjoy my vacation first.
    You are welcome. You may refer to this thread as a guide: https://allnurses.com/forums/f235/sc...ng-160831.html
  12. by   malmd06
    it really depends on the student how determined you are to be a successful nurse. anywhere you may be, the real gauge is how well your background in nursing have helped you to pass the local or nclex exam, how much exposure you have gained, how humble and disciplined you can be as a student which will reflect how you can be a competent nurse. lanting college did help me pick up my loose ends to start a new field in nursing. goodluck... wherever you may be medtek, was medtech one of your course? go lanting....
    Last edit by lawrence01 on Mar 30, '07 : Reason: Edited out Tagalog words for compliance w/ Terms of Service
  13. by   medtek
    Thanks malmd06. No, my first course is BS ComSci, w/c is not an allied science course.

    I also inquired with PWU-Edsa since they have a special two-year, trimester program for 2nd courser. But it is very expensive and quite fast-paced(only 13 weeks per sem), I think I need a more relax program so I can really sink myself in with everything I need to learn with my new 'career'.

    I have already enrolled with Lanting and I'll be starting by this summer; according to them it will take me 2 1/2 years to finish the BSN program.

    Thanks to everyone here in Allnurses who help me greatly.

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