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swtlilrdneckmomma has 6 years experience and specializes in long term care.

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congratulations to those that have already started school and to those who will be starting school.:yeah: my first day of class is january 11, 2010! it is a long ways away..but i am sooooooo excited! this is the very first year that the school i am attending is going to have a nursing class...so it will definitely be a learning experience for everyone. i am a single mom of 3 wonderful kids...and will get to attend class with 2 of the girls i also worked with.:jester:

i look forward to chatting with you all on here...and going thru our experiences together!

~amy~

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Congratulations to everyone.

My first Term ends today at clinical. A bunch of my glass went out for beer/wine and dinner last night after our last final.

Graduation is June 24th for me :) 25% done with the program :)

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christine2009,

thanks for the congrats!

to everyone,

i passed the hesi ya'll!:yeah:my adm. rep said i scored 100% on the reading vocabulary and the grammar section, good on the a&p, and okay on the math. i'm guessing they had more then 106 students at the first 2 days of orientation. so the test was their way of phasing out the weakest students. anyways, i'm so excited, were off today, but orientation for the students who passed is tomorrow. we'll be learning about the school and the nursing program, where are classes are located, getting class schedules, books, fitted for our uniforms and getting our id badges. i'll let ya'll know how it goes tomorrow.

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christine2009,

thanks for the congrats!

to everyone,

i passed the hesi ya'll!:yeah:my adm. rep said i scored 100% on the reading vocabulary and the grammar section, good on the a&p, and okay on the math. i'm guessing they had more then 106 students at the first 2 days of orientation. so the test was their way of phasing out the weakest students. anyways, i'm so excited, were off today, but orientation for the students who passed is tomorrow. we'll be learning about the school and the nursing program, where are classes are located, getting class schedules, books, fitted for our uniforms and getting our id badges. i'll let ya'll know how it goes tomorrow.

congrats! it sounds like you go to summit career college, right? i only ask because i'm trying to get in right now myself and the structure for the orientation sounds the same. i've already passed the admissions exam for the school and go in tomorrow to meet with the financial aid dept and have my interview with the nursing board tomorrow. wish me luck! i'm trying to enroll in the part that program. orientation starts on 12/14 and the first day of actual class is 12/21. i too have confidence in myself that i will pass the hesi but just in case i'm going to order the study guide now and start studying as soon as it arrives.

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yea i go to summit career college, which campus are you enrolling at, i'm at the colton campus. i would have done part time for the slower pace, but the time frame doesn't coincide with my plans to have my bsn by 2014. i should have been finished college, i'm 24 y/o, but that's what happens when you procrastinate and have two kids. so now i'm trying to stay on track. i don't disagree with summit giving the hesi test, but they should have given it before they made students do financial aid, meet with the director of nursing and pay the $75 registration fee.:eek: a lot of students felt like they were tricked into thinking they were fully admitted to the program, because they've already taken the cpat and they didn't tell us until after we did all that, that we still had to take another test. i just studied my but off (i bought that admissions exam book that hesi created, at barnes and noble-$40) and prayed to god that he would let me pass. my advice on the test, is to watch you grammar-if people didn't pay attention to what the question was asking them and how the sentences were written, they would have thought their answer was correct when it wasn't. i took my precious time with that section. good luck to you on passing the test, but you probably don't need it because you sound very confident.

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I start November 9th at Kaplan in Sacramento. I am so excited!! I have waited so long to get into a nursing program. At orientation this past Wednesday they joked with us to enjoy our last weekend of fun...lol. This time next year I will be getting ready to take my NCLEX-LVN!

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He everybody,

Well, I started my LVN program this past Monday after 3 days of orientation the week prior. It is a brand new program at UEI College and the instructors are very good and nice. I, of course am the oldest in the class, 51, and there are 60 students with only 4 males. We have already had 2 quizes and so far we have 2 more scheduled for this coming Monday and Tuesday. Lot's of studying!!! Very cool though.

I hope you all are doing well and have a lazy weekend. (Yea, right)

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hey all, orientation was cool, saw alot of faces (there's 106 of us), met all the instructors for each term and our clinical director and assistant. read about the rules, regulation and dress code. people were alreadytripping about not being able to wear bracelets, it's like get it through your head, your in the medical profession now.:icon_roll they also informed us that clinicals could be as far away as 50 miles from the school, i'm kind of bothered by that but not enough to make me not want to go to school. we're sent to clinicals in groups of 15 and your group stays the same all the way to the end. got fitted for our uniforms and ordered them, they're royal blue colored with the school patch for theory and for clinicals they are all white. we get our clinical supplies when we get our uniforms, also we get a second set of books that day (big ones). i didin't know the books were gonna be so big and heavy, they make my ma books look like children's coloring books. i was very glad i brought my brother's rolling backpack that everest college gave him when he tokk pharmacy tech. i wish summit would have given us backpacks but what can you do. we had to stand in this very long line for 30 minutes to take id pictures, then turn in our physical worksheets and immunizations. after that we were free to go. i'm so excited for class monday. i'm not sure what book to crack open first. i'll give a report on the first day, when i get back from school. ttyl!

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yea i go to summit career college, which campus are you enrolling at, i'm at the colton campus. i would have done part time for the slower pace, but the time frame doesn't coincide with my plans to have my bsn by 2014. i should have been finished college, i'm 24 y/o, but that's what happens when you procrastinate and have two kids. so now i'm trying to stay on track. i don't disagree with summit giving the hesi test, but they should have given it before they made students do financial aid, meet with the director of nursing and pay the $75 registration fee.:eek: a lot of students felt like they were tricked into thinking they were fully admitted to the program, because they've already taken the cpat and they didn't tell us until after we did all that, that we still had to take another test. i just studied my but off (i bought that admissions exam book that hesi created, at barnes and noble-$40) and prayed to god that he would let me pass. my advice on the test, is to watch you grammar-if people didn't pay attention to what the question was asking them and how the sentences were written, they would have thought their answer was correct when it wasn't. i took my precious time with that section. good luck to you on passing the test, but you probably don't need it because you sound very confident.

yes i will also be attending at the colton campus. i'm going to check out one or two more programs but so far summit it is. the strange thing was i was told about the $75 registration fee but it was never collected. i'm sure they'll remember it once orientation starts. so how has the program been so far for you?

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It is going well, just be prepared for no life, lol. Lots of work , I repeat, lots of work! I work 45 hrs a week and go to school. It can be done, but it can be overwhelming at times. Take time out when you need to. I do enjoy the program.

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Hey all, I start my LVN program at Concorde Career College in Garden Grove, CA on December 1st! My orientation is Monday (the 23rd). I'm sooo excited, but nervous because I don't have too much experience in the medical field and also because I haven't been in school for a couple years. By the way, I'm also working full time during the day just like a lot of other folks in here. I'm hoping that I can manage my time... I know I'll have to give up a lot of all the fun stuff for the next year and a half (going part time) but I know it will be worth it! Good luck to everyone else starting soon! I hope this thread keeps going, I'd love to hear more about everyone else's experiences! :D

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I started in sept and I just started clinical. Clinical very overwhemling for sure, maybe because we just started but I've never been this tired in my life. The facility is very big and it's just a lot of running around. My instructor is very demanding and you gotta know your stuff. She assigns work every day and you gotta be prepared to talk about if if she asks you anything. Hopefully things settle down by next week but yeah it's an eye opener for sure.

My advice to people starting is just to enjoy all the free time you have and get as much sleep as you can. Cause it ain't going to be happening for the next year!

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