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I am starting the nursing program at Laboure College in the fall of 2015 and was hoping to hear people's opinions or reviews. Any input would be helpful. Thank you!

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I started in January at that school. Started Nursing 1000 this past Monday. Everyone seems very nice and wanting to help. All positive feedback!

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AlwaysLearning247 has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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I just graduated from Laboure's nursing program on May 9th. Overall I had a good experience. I feel prepared for the NCLEX and to get a job. I also work in a hospital that really likes Laboure grads. The program is definitely challenging and there will be times you will be stressed out but it is very worth it in the end. I was able to do many things in clinical that my friends at other colleges said they didn't even learn yet. Good luck!

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I just graduated from Laboure's nursing program on May 9th. Overall I had a good experience. I feel prepared for the NCLEX and to get a job. I also work in a hospital that really likes Laboure grads. The program is definitely challenging and there will be times you will be stressed out but it is very worth it in the end. I was able to do many things in clinical that my friends at other colleges said they didn't even learn yet. Good luck!

Thanks for the feedback! Congrats!!! Did you do the night program or day? How long did it take you? Did you do full BSN? How much did it cost you, if you don't mind me asking you?

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I took Fundamentals (1st of 4 nursing courses) in spring of 2015. I'm a single parent of 3 and I work full-time. I took the evening class because it worked best for my family. Clinical was on Saturdays from 7-7p.m. It was hard BUT not impossible. If you do your assigned readings, take great notes, and study...you'll be fine. I took fundamentals with Suzanne Karlson. A lot of people have not so nice things to say about her but I do not. She was extremely helpful to me. She was always available to meet with me when I needed help and always offered words of encouragement. I also took advantage of the tutors when I had a hard time understanding the content.

Advice: Refresh on your A&P prior to starting the nursing courses...it will make your life a whole lot easier. Prior to starting your first nursing course, you'll be provided a check list of items to be completed before you start. Get your shots, your physical, and whatever else is required. Don't procrastinate! People were asked to leave on the first day of class because they were incompliant.

Practice basic math if you're not comfortable with it because you'll need it for medication calculations fairly early on (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions and decimals) you'll need to know how to convert them from one to the other.

Kiss your social life good-bye….read, read, study, read some more, and study some more!!!

Good luck!

I'm happy to help in any way that I can.

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I took Fundamentals (1st of 4 nursing courses) in spring of 2015. I'm a single parent of 3 and I work full-time. I took the evening class because it worked best for my family. Clinical was on Saturdays from 7-7p.m. It was hard BUT not impossible. If you do your assigned readings, take great notes, and study...you'll be fine. I took fundamentals with Suzanne Karlson. A lot of people have not so nice things to say about her but I do not. She was extremely helpful to me. She was always available to meet with me when I needed help and always offered words of encouragement. I also took advantage of the tutors when I had a hard time understanding the content.

Advice: Refresh on your A&P prior to starting the nursing courses...it will make your life a whole lot easier. Prior to starting your first nursing course, you'll be provided a check list of items to be completed before you start. Get your shots, your physical, and whatever else is required. Don't procrastinate! People were asked to leave on the first day of class because they were incompliant.

Practice basic math if you're not comfortable with it because you'll need it for medication calculations fairly early on (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions and decimals) you'll need to know how to convert them from one to the other.

Kiss your social life good-bye….read, read, study, read some more, and study some more!!!

Good luck!

I'm happy to help in any way that I can.

Do you currently work in the health field as a CRNA? Im just asking cause i've heard that some teachers like it better if you have some experience.

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AlwaysLearning247 has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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No problem! I did the day program, it took me 2.5 years because I did my science classes at Laboure (they used to not take the sciences). I did not do my BSN there, I am getting my BSN through SNHU because its a cheaper/quicker option for me and it is 100% online. It was expensive at Laboure, when I went it was $995/credit for nursing courses and $795/credit for general education courses. Although it was expensive it was worth every penny. I found out yesterday that I passed my boards and am a registered nurse! I didn't really study much for my boards so Laboure definitely helped prepare me. Good luck to you!

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I'm a Social Worker for a Managed Care Organization. I have experience as a Medical Assistant and that background has proven to be helpful.

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I've been accepted into the fall 2015 program also when I went to register this week I was told the nursing classes were full and since I have 4 general education classes to take I decided to take those instead those classes those classes were not transferable so you have no choice but to take them at the college so far everyone I've spoken seem really helpful hopefully I will get to take nursing 1000 in the spring of 2016

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Wow such an inspiration single parent of three and work full time. Keep up the great job

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Hi Bleachqueen

I will be taking Nursing 1000 in the Spring 2016. Now taking A&P I now at Laboure.

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