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Lawrence Memorial/Regis College ASN

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Are there are any current students or applicants to the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College ASN program? I will be attending an info session this week but would like to hear some first hand accounts from current students. Is the admission process quick once your application is complete? What is the typical clinical schedule like? I am considering both day and evening programs so any info would be appreciated!

A_Simp

Specializes in Tele. Has 4 years experience.

After you submit your application and essay, the board will review it and decide if you are a good canidate then you will be asked to come in for an interview. From what I know, you are "in" if you are invited to the interview. They admit student to the programs twice a year - Sept/Jan.

In the Day division, the 1st year you have clinicals and theory 3 days a week and the 2nd year 4 days a week. The first semester it's W-Fri and all the rest start on Mon - Wed/Thurs. If you go to their website you I think there is a calendar/schedule you can view. Sorry but I don't know too much about the W/E times.

Good Luck!

SkiingCait, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER, ED.

I personally didn't have a great experience with the Admissions department at Regis. A few weeks after being told my application was complete by an admissions office worker, I received a call and was told that my application was incomplete and was missing 1 letter of recommendation and my high school transcript. This delayed the review of my application and was extremely frustrating. My advice to you is to be proactive and be sure you get the name and date of everyone you speak with regarding the status of your application.

Good Luck!

A_Simp

Specializes in Tele. Has 4 years experience.

Was your expierence with Regis College in Weston? The Lawrence Memorial/Regis College process is handle at the Lawrence Memorial campus in Medford and their admissions process is not really connect with the Regis campus in Weston.

SkiingCait, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER, ED.

It was with the LM campus in Medford, but to be honest, it could have happened anywhere. Any program handles a large amount of applications and I think it is important to be proactive in keeping track of who you talk to and what they tell you. I'm not trying to say anything bad about the program, as I've heard only great things about it, just sharing my personal experience.

A_Simp

Specializes in Tele. Has 4 years experience.

I agree with you and I didn't think you were saying anything bad. I know sometimes people think it's the same place/program.

Did you ever get into a program?

SkiingCait, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER, ED.

That is a very good point - In fact, until you had mentioned it I had forgotten about the 2 campuses. I had only visited the Medford campus so that was my only frame of reference.

I did get into a program, thanks for asking! I am in my 2nd semester at a program in NH. I definitely think things work out for a reason!

I am currently in my last semester at Lawrence/Memorial Regis college ASN program in Medford. It is an awesome program and I would suggest if you don't have to work full time then don't. I am in the night/weekend program which is usually 2 nights/week about 4 hrs and e/o weekend including friday nights for clinical. They really prepare you to take the NCLEX. Good Luck.. you made a good choice

Thank you! I was hoping someone in the night/ weekend program would reply. This is the program that I think will work out best for me schedule wise so I am excited to hear you like it. Now I am really looking forward to the info session!

Hi,

I applied to the LMRC program and I'm hoping to get in for the fall. My suggestion would be to make sure all your application material gets sent in ONE packet. They ask that you do so. I sent everything together, except for my high school transcript which got sent directly from my HS. Unfortunately, they didn't place them together and so this has held up them reviewing my application. I guess they were confused about matching up my maiden name with my married name. I only found out because I contacted the admissions office regarding the status of my application which was not being reviewed b/c of this. Hopefully, I got all the application materials in early enough still that I'll have a chance for this fall. That being said, the admissions office has been very thorough and helpful with all questions and as soon as they discovered the issue they resolved it quickly and were apologetic. Also, I have heard nothing but great things about the program and they have a very high NCLEX pass rate. Good luck to you!

maddymc55

Has 10 years experience.

Hi All,

Just got an email to come in for an interview. Any LMHRC students or grauduates out there that can tell me what to expect during the interview and what questions they may ask? Thanks!

A_Simp

Specializes in Tele. Has 4 years experience.

From what I know, you are pretty much in, once you have been ask to come in for an interview. I don't think I have heard anyone have an interview and not get in.

I think they basically ask you about what you were asked to write on your essay. Why you want to be an RN, past jobs, schooling, etc.

Good Luck and keep us posted! :yeah:

wackyj2000

Specializes in Cardiac Tele.

Im actually in the day full time program and in my last semester, ill be graduating in MAY. This school is wonderful. They teachers are great, and are there for you every step of the way. They prepare you fully for the NCLEX. Our pass rate is 99% for the boards. I've had nothing but a wonderful experience here. Be ready to be challenged, but you will learn so much within the next 2 years. Time flys.. good luck!

maddymc55

Has 10 years experience.

Hi Irish mommy,

I just recently got into the night/weekend program. Here's all I can tell you. You need very good grades in all the sciences and math especially A & P. I have all A's ,they do say you can apply with a c+ or better but are really looking for an 85 average or better for grades. I also do volunteer work for the hospital and my Church. I took extra classes like Medical Terminology which I found helpful in my A & P classes. I wrote a truthful and strong essay. I already work in the hospital. I got three references, two from my job and one from my Anatomy & Physiology teacher. Good Luck and if this is really for you ,you'll do well!

maddymc55

Has 10 years experience.

Hi Irish mommy,

I just recently got into the night/weekend program. Here's all I can tell you. You need very good grades in all the sciences and math especially A & P. I have all A's ,they do say you can apply with a c+ or better but are really looking for an 85 average or better for grades. I also do volunteer work for the hospital and my Church. I took extra classes like Medical Terminology which I found helpful in my A & P classes. I wrote a truthful and strong essay. I already work in the hospital. I got three references, two from my job and one from my Anatomy & Physiology teacher. Good Luck and if this is really for you ,you'll do well!

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How long did it take for you to hear back about whether or not u got accepted into the practice? I just applied and really want to find out asap.

maddymc55

Has 10 years experience.

It will take 4 months. Everyone in my class had the same thing. I applied at the beginning of February and got an email in May to come in for an interview. Once you get the interview your pretty much in. You really need a good essay and references and of course b+ or better in your sciences, except for like high school grades if you haven't been for over 5 years. They really want to see your a good student now. It's a touch program once your in too, but I love it! Good luck!:nurse:

Thanks so much! I hope i get in...i was in high school 5 years ago and didnt have the best grade but then i went to college and did really well so i hope they dont really look at my high schools grades. I had awesome references, i hate interviews though..does everyone have one?:confused:

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