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Lone Star College 2019 LVN to RN transition

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1 hour ago, YvetteT said:

I know this question is kind of out there but I'm hoping someone who has gone to NH can give me advise! I have a trip already planned and paid to Florida June 23-30 which means I would miss that week of school. Anyone who went to NH know if this will be doable? I do not plan to miss any other days. I know at Montgomery we were not aloud to miss at all.

My mom was there last year and she said you'd have to talk to the teachers, but that the summer is so condensed that it is not a good idea to miss.

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1 hour ago, YvetteT said:

I know this question is kind of out there but I'm hoping someone who has gone to NH can give me advise! I have a trip already planned and paid to Florida June 23-30 which means I would miss that week of school. Anyone who went to NH know if this will be doable? I do not plan to miss any other days. I know at Montgomery we were not aloud to miss at all.

The summer session is pretty tight. It looks like those days include a Wednesday and a Thursday. You'd at least be missing a LOT of lecture, and may miss a test or lab practical exam. You basically have to be dead to get permission to make either of those up. They don't really worry attendance per se, as long as you're doing well. But if you're slipping they'll be up your butt if you miss. That's right around the time where we were having lab practicals, and you'll basically have an exam every other Wednesday during the summer. 

I would not advise missing that time.

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I got in to NH transition, so guess I’ll be seeing everyone on the 27th.

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Got into TOMBALL!!! Yay!!!

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13 hours ago, LVN2B18 said:

I got in to NH transition, so guess I’ll be seeing everyone on the 27th.

Correction the 26th

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3 hours ago, LVN2B18 said:

Correction the 26th

Congrats and yes, orientation is the 26th! 

Good thing I got my Avengers: Endgame tickets for the early showing on the 25th 😝

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17 hours ago, danielg_84 said:

The summer session is pretty tight. It looks like those days include a Wednesday and a Thursday. You'd at least be missing a LOT of lecture, and may miss a test or lab practical exam. You basically have to be dead to get permission to make either of those up. They don't really worry attendance per se, as long as you're doing well. But if you're slipping they'll be up your butt if you miss. That's right around the time where we were having lab practicals, and you'll basically have an exam every other Wednesday during the summer. 

I would not advise missing that time.

Lab practicals? Did someone say, lab practicals? 

What are those like??? We had nothing like that in the Kingwood transition. 

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18 hours ago, YvetteT said:

I know this question is kind of out there but I'm hoping someone who has gone to NH can give me advise! I have a trip already planned and paid to Florida June 23-30 which means I would miss that week of school. Anyone who went to NH know if this will be doable? I do not plan to miss any other days. I know at Montgomery we were not aloud to miss at all.

The summer session is pretty tight. It looks like those days include a Wednesday and a Thursday. You'd at least be missing a LOT of lecture, and may miss a test or lab practical exam. You basically have to be dead to get permission to make either of those up. They don't really worry attendance per se, as long as you're doing well. But if you're slipping they'll be up your butt if you miss. That's right around the time where we were having lab practicals, and you'll basically have an exam every other Wednesday during the summer. 

I would not advise missing that time.

35 minutes ago, CaseyT said:

Lab practicals? Did someone say, lab practicals? 

What are those like??? We had nothing like that in the Kingwood transition. 

Skills testing.

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2 hours ago, danielg_84 said:

The summer session is pretty tight. It looks like those days include a Wednesday and a Thursday. You'd at least be missing a LOT of lecture, and may miss a test or lab practical exam. You basically have to be dead to get permission to make either of those up. They don't really worry attendance per se, as long as you're doing well. But if you're slipping they'll be up your butt if you miss. That's right around the time where we were having lab practicals, and you'll basically have an exam every other Wednesday during the summer. 

I would not advise missing that time.

Skills testing.

Oh ok, I got you. IVs and foleys and stuff. We didn't really do check offs or testing on that at KW for the transition students. It was more of just hands on reviewing in the lab with the teacher walking around and supervising. 

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22 hours ago, CaseyT said:

Oh ok, I got you. IVs and foleys and stuff. We didn't really do check offs or testing on that at KW for the transition students. It was more of just hands on reviewing in the lab with the teacher walking around and supervising. 

That's basically what we did to get ready for the testing, but then you had to test one-on-one with an instructor. It was a little nerve wracking just bc you had to pass to move on, but it was easy.

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And congrats to everyone who got accepted! 

 

Btw, I rented some of my books from Amazon, but I'll post on here at some point with the ones I actually bought so someone who needs them can snag them on the cheap.

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9 hours ago, danielg_84 said:

That's basically what we did to get ready for the testing, but then you had to test one-on-one with an instructor. It was a little nerve wracking just bc you had to pass to move on, but it was easy.

Yeah, we did those kinds of skills check offs in LVN school and I absolutely DREADED it. Although I'm a bit of an extrovert, I got really bad stage fright and a lot of anxiety over it.

I can remember when we did the manual BP check off and my nerves were so racked, my pressure was like 140+ and my pulse was over 100. Not a fun experience.

It sucks that they require the transition students to do all of that when that's sort of the reason we are there. We (ideally) already have those skills.

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