Lincoln Tech in Edison NJ??

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by nursingdreams (New) New

I've been looking into the LPN program from Lincoln tech in Edison NJ, however all I've found are reviews saying not to go there!!...Have any of you been there?? or are currently there? Please any advice is appreciated..I've made the mistake of going to a crappy school before and do not want to make the same mistake again.

Roxyann57

Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 4 years experience. 138 Posts

I go to a vocational school for my county and during clinicals I have run into a few lincoln tech students, all not seeming too happy. They all said for the amount that they payed it wasn't worth it. They don't get an OB clinical rotation, only done in a lab. I think for that much money you might as well get your RN. Research online for there pass/fail rate of the nclex. my school had a 99% pass rate and I remember theres being a lot lower. That shows a huge reflection on the teaching.

NJMEDguy48

Specializes in student. 67 Posts

I go to a vocational school for my county and during clinicals I have run into a few lincoln tech students, all not seeming too happy. They all said for the amount that they payed it wasn't worth it. They don't get an OB clinical rotation, only done in a lab. I think for that much money you might as well get your RN. Research online for there pass/fail rate of the nclex. my school had a 99% pass rate and I remember theres being a lot lower. That shows a huge reflection on the teaching.

Ashley,

May I ask which county Voc you attend? The m/f ratio? total number of students in your class? Lastly, was the role of the LPN discussed in the "new health care" reforms. I am getting a little concerned about the hospitals not using the LPN's and future job prospects. In community med center in TR LPNs leaving (pushed out?) or going to "Therapist" role Respiratory etc... Nursing assistants are being used in the hospital more i think because of less pay.... Your thoughts

Thanks

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience. 1,547 Posts

i've been looking into the lpn program from lincoln tech in edison nj, however all i've found are reviews saying not to go there!!...have any of you been there?? or are currently there? please any advice is appreciated..i've made the mistake of going to a crappy school before and do not want to make the same mistake again.

please look into middlesex vocational and technical school lpn program in piscataway, nj. they have morning and evening program. lincoln tech is very expensive! i payed $3500 for my whole lpn program 2 years ago. it probably increased now a little bit but it won't be that much and the school is excellent with 100% nclex pass rate.

angel, rn

Roxyann57

Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 4 years experience. 138 Posts

I go to monmouth county vocational school. $6000 for a full time (monday-friday 7:30-2:30) 11 month program. We start with 30 in the first phase (4 months) but people fail out or drop out and in the last 7 months it's 10 students per teacher. We have clinicals 4 days a week. the program is tough but i enjoy it and we have a 100% pass rate also. I do not think LPNs are in hospitals anymore, mostly long term care, rehabs, doctors offices. They are around though. I am continuing onto my RN right away though.

nursingdreams

8 Posts

please look into middlesex vocational and technical school lpn program in piscataway, nj. they have morning and evening program. lincoln tech is very expensive! i payed $3500 for my whole lpn program 2 years ago. it probably increased now a little bit but it won't be that much and the school is excellent with 100% nclex pass rate.

angel, rn

thanx so much! that actually the school that i've been looking at. tuition is about 4500 now but that way better than paying 25000!..thanx for your response.

nursingdreams

8 Posts

I go to monmouth county vocational school. $6000 for a full time (monday-friday 7:30-2:30) 11 month program. We start with 30 in the first phase (4 months) but people fail out or drop out and in the last 7 months it's 10 students per teacher. We have clinicals 4 days a week. the program is tough but i enjoy it and we have a 100% pass rate also. I do not think LPNs are in hospitals anymore, mostly long term care, rehabs, doctors offices. They are around though. I am continuing onto my RN right away though.

I'll look into that school..Thanx!...How much homework/studying do you do a day?...only asking because I have 2 kids, and just trying to figure out how I'm going to get everything done...

Meli050603

6 Posts

did anyone end up starting school at lincoln tech in edison? if you are in the lpn program how do you like it? how is it going? how are the instructors? i plan on starting part time in march. i have to take the teas entrance exam in a few weeks. any advice on the exam? is it hard? please give me your feedback. thank you.

BEyourself

7 Posts

DO NOT GO TO LINCOLN TECH! no no no! $27,000 FOR CRAP! A FRIEND I KNOW WENT THERE AND "GRADUATED", HE WENT TO GO GET A JOB AND THEY SAID BECAUSE HE WENT TO LINCOLN TECH THEY WOULDN'T HIRE HIM. SO HE APPLIED TO COLLEGE AND DID IT ALL OVER AGAIN...ANOTHER FRIEND WENT THERE AND JUST GRADUATED.. HEARD THAT THEY GIVE POINTS TO STUDENTS WHO DONT DO WELL TO KEEP THEIR "95% PASSING RATE" QUOTE. I WOULDN'T WANT A NURSE TAKING CARE OF MY MOTHER WHO JUST PASSED BECAUSE OF FREE POINTS. ANOTHER THING IS IF YOU DONT PASS YOUR FIRST QUARTER, THATS NOT $9,000 YOU LOSE, ITS $27,000 YOU LOSE. ITS BOGUS, EXPENSIVE, THE TEACHERS ARE YOUNG AND DONT HAVE EXPERIENCE. GO TO A COLLEGE WHERE IT IS STATE ACCREDITED. UNION COUNTY COLLEGE HAS A GREAT PROGRAM AND YOU PAY BY SEMESTER. IF YOU DONT LIKE NURSING, FEEL ITS NOT FOR YOU, DIDN'T DO WELL, IT COSTS YOU WHATEVER THAT SEMESTER COSTS, NOT $27,000

Meli050603

6 Posts

DO NOT GO TO LINCOLN TECH! no no no! $27,000 FOR CRAP! A FRIEND I KNOW WENT THERE AND "GRADUATED", HE WENT TO GO GET A JOB AND THEY SAID BECAUSE HE WENT TO LINCOLN TECH THEY WOULDN'T HIRE HIM. SO HE APPLIED TO COLLEGE AND DID IT ALL OVER AGAIN...ANOTHER FRIEND WENT THERE AND JUST GRADUATED.. HEARD THAT THEY GIVE POINTS TO STUDENTS WHO DONT DO WELL TO KEEP THEIR "95% PASSING RATE" QUOTE. I WOULDN'T WANT A NURSE TAKING CARE OF MY MOTHER WHO JUST PASSED BECAUSE OF FREE POINTS. ANOTHER THING IS IF YOU DONT PASS YOUR FIRST QUARTER, THATS NOT $9,000 YOU LOSE, ITS $27,000 YOU LOSE. ITS BOGUS, EXPENSIVE, THE TEACHERS ARE YOUNG AND DONT HAVE EXPERIENCE. GO TO A COLLEGE WHERE IT IS STATE ACCREDITED. UNION COUNTY COLLEGE HAS A GREAT PROGRAM AND YOU PAY BY SEMESTER. IF YOU DONT LIKE NURSING, FEEL ITS NOT FOR YOU, DIDN'T DO WELL, IT COSTS YOU WHATEVER THAT SEMESTER COSTS, NOT $27,000

Hi, I do not agree with anything you are saying. I am currently a student at Lincoln Tech in the Nursing program. The teachers are not young and have been RN's for a very long time. The program is very intense and the rules for the program are strict. They do not give points to students who do not do well. To do well there you have to study hard, do your homework, pass your tests, and attend classes. What campus are you referring to that your friend went to? If you don't pass your first quarter you have to take the classes overe that you didn't pass and pay for them. It's the same thing in any other school. If you fail a class and have to retake it you must pay again for that class.

BEyourself

7 Posts

Hi, This is what I've heard about it within this past year from people. I did some research and heard about it from people who went there. Did my homework on it because they ask for a lot of money. You know more then I do since you go there, maybe they have changed. Didn't like to hear "the points" thing though