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equalme, LPN 3,956 Views

Joined: Sep 13, '12; Posts: 55 (15% Liked) ; Likes: 14

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    Quote from Rocknurse
    That's if you can afford not to work and go to school full time. It's taken me 4 years so far to get through my program part time and I still have 2 semesters left. I could have gone to med school.
    Correct. But if you can find a med school to go to part time, then it'll take you 12+ years then.

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    Quote from Magdis2894
    Hi, I'm a LVN in Houston, Texas. I would like to obtain an IV Therapy Certicate, but I'm having difficulty finding a college/school that provides this course. Any suggestions?
    Quote from MalamimiLPN
    Thank you! I've been looking too & thought U of H or Sam Houston would have one but couldn't find one. I live in Magnolia but I'll go down to S. Houston for a one day course! Thanks!������
    Probably difficult because Texas BON does not require LPN to be IV certified, but only recommends it. The facility you work at will dictate whether they allow it or not.

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    Quote from kelkan83
    Can I ask you a couple questions? How long from when they verified your application to when you got in? Would you mind telling me what your GPA is and what your TEAS score is? I messed up when I was younger with my GPA. I have been working so hard to get it back up. My 3 year GPA is a 3.2 and my prereq is a 3.56 and my TEAS was a 75.3%. Trying to see if I am super far off on what I need to get in.
    I am currently in the program and my cumulative and prereq GPA is pretty similar to yours. My TEAS was around 81%. I think your chances of getting accepted is very good.

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    Quote from Dartis
    Congrats!! I am patiently (as possible) waiting to find out.
    Good luck! I'm assuming they just did another stack of reviews recently as I submitted my application not too long ago.

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    I was just notified that I have been accepted into the Fall 2017 ABSN program!!

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    For those that got accepted into this Fall start, what did you score on the TEAs? And if it's not too personal, your average GPA?

    I'm a bit late into applying but I will be submitting my application on Monday. Just trying to see where I stand with a 3.19 cum. GPA, 3.6 prereq. GPA, and 81.3% TEAs.

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    Quote from Dartis
    Hello. I am currently waiting on MNU's decision for this coming fall. My overall GPA is 3.01. I scored a 80.0% on the tease test. My GPA is not great but I have a pretty strong prerequisite GPA of 3.8. It's been a long journey getting to this point for me. I have been a police officer for the past six and a Half years knowing that I would do what I could to become a nurse someday.
    When did you submit your application? I'm a little bit late in the game but I should be submitting my application on Monday for this Fall. Our scores are very similar. My GPA is 3.19 and scored a 81.3% on the TEAs. I think your preqeq GPA is a little higher than mine.

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    Hi all! I'm in the process of completing my application for hopefully Fall 2017 ABSN. I couldn't find any information, but does anybody know what is the average pre-req GPA and TEAS score that are getting accepted?

    If you get waitlisted and then not-accepted for say Fall semester, will you have a better chance getting in the next go around in Spring?

    I'm a LPN with ~2.5 years of skilled nursing under my belt in the state of Texas, which is very lenient with scope of practice. I have a pre-req GPA of 3.5 and currently refreshing up on the TEAS to take later this month.

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    Uber from and back will get expensive quick and tiresome. There has also been talks about Uber discontinuing in Houston. Your best bet is to find an apartment/condo/townhouse close to the rail system but like HouTx is ~$1k starting and goes up from there. Is there any specific reason you cannot drive? There is no longer any nearby groceries stores nearby since Krogers on OST closed down. If purchasing is an option, I have my condo listed up for sale currently, off of Holly Hall St and ~5-7 minute drive into medical center. Mortgage plus HOA fee will be less than having to rent by a few hundred a month. Contact me for more info if interested.

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    Hi, kind of off-topic. Do you know if MCC have an expiration on preqreq courses?

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    Hi all!

    I'm a LPN in Houston, TX, currently working full time at a SNF and home health visits on the weekends. It's a lot of work but I'm enjoying the extra income from the HH job.

    I will possibly be moving to Kansas City, KS, early next year. Any recommendations with home health companies? How is the pay out there? I am currently getting $35 per visit on weekdays, $55 on weekends, and $5 between patients for mileage.

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    I have attempted to call ISU a couple of times and keep getting a voicemail. I am looking into the their LPN-BSN online program and have already taken most of the pre-requisites at my local community college.

    I know some nursing programs have a five year cutoff on credit transfers...but I could not find any information on ISU website except something about thirty years which I am doubting.


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    I'm a LVN looking to start home health (per visit) per diem after January next year. I'm currently working at a SNF full time with almost 1.5 years experience.

    There are so many different companies available and I've read of some horrors some are. I'm located near TMC so it would be nice to have a office near me.

    Any suggestions?


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    Hey all!

    I've been working in a SNF for the past year and a half and was looking to pick up home health (per visit) on the side or on weekends. There are so many different companies and I've read of many horror stories that some can be.

    I've recently been referred to Transition/Legend HHC but have yet to hear back from the recruiter.

    I am located near TMC so preferably a company near by.


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    Not sure if it helps, but I get $20/hr at a SNF as a new grad.