VEEB LPN Program (info request) - page 123
Hi All I'll be starting at VEEB in the Fall and was wondering if there are any current or past VEEB students that can give some info on this program. What are the Teachers like? What are the... Read More
Oct 10, '09well congratulations grindin26. I myself pass with 200+ question. Now I am upgrading my resume and writting my cover letter. I already have a nursing home job interview next week. Danm it... I am freacking happy. Veeb is a top-notch vocational school.
Oct 10, '09Quote from Grindin26Wowww wait a minute here, are you the only philipino in section one ? So, if I am right. I know who you are.Thats pretty cool you guys are sticking together. I ended being the only Filipino in my section, and the other section had 3 females, but they thought I was a snob cuz I didn't say "hi" back when one of them supposedly said "hi" to me. :stone :chuckle
Oct 10, '09LOOllllllllllllll Grindin26 i taught you were a girl hahahaha loollllllllllllllll. i got you sucker.......
Oct 10, '09Quote from BE16B16 has already graduated.wowwww no way haha haha Jesussssssssssss in section two
Oct 10, '09Quote from Grindin26Wht is the secret to pharm, the way it is being taught I am not that comfortable. Is there some kind of book I can use to help.Just found out I passed the boards, got stopped at 85 questions, ended up getting about 10 select all that apply questions and no dosage calculations. Got hit with a good amount of pharmacology, diagnostic procedures, infection control and a few conditions I've never heard of.
But I was able to get around those by looking at suffixes and prefixes which led to some fortunate guesses. They like to hit you too with the drugs you see on TV.
The Pearson-Vue trick mentioned in the NCLEX forum, does indeed work, I got my "unofficial" unofficial results hours after the exam.
My advice to you guys for next year is mail your application and register with Pearson Vue right after you graduate. Take like a week off, unwind and just start studying practice questions and strategies so by the time the school does mail the grraduate list in September you'll get permission to schedule your test almost instantaneously.
I had the option to take the exam as soon as Sept. 20, but I spent my month after graduation working/partying and getting acquainted with alcohol. :chuckle Finally settled down after I scheduled my test for 10/8, but if you don't have a review class or a study partner, its extremely difficult to get motivated.
Ended up doing about 400 practice questions total and trying to cram a whole year into 36 hours before the exam. It's funny how almost nothing I reviewed in that 36 hours came up on the boards. The test is basically 70% strategy, 30% knowledge and VEEB doesn't teach strategy from the materials my friends showed me from their review. I the Kaplan reviiew book, a bunch of their practice questions came up on the boards and their strategies helped me pass for sure.
Honestly, don't be scared by the boards and don't be afraid if you don't know everything. The stigma around the boards almost lead me to delay my test date, but I figured it was now or never. It was definitely a lot easier than I expected and I felt really good leaving the test center.
Yup, Townhouse is probably one of the better facilities you can be assigned to. The place is well maintained and the staff is really friendly. On the other hand Holly Patterson right behind the school, gave me some great clinical skills, but the staff was kind of cold and its not a place I ever want to see again.
And a hint of advice, if the instructors let you out early, don't go back to school before 1:15. Cuz if the instructors get heat from the school, forget about getting out early again.
Oct 10, '09Come on now Grindin26 don't humiliated me man. I know that due to my personality I wasn't a friendly person in Class A section II. But, you should understand man I was undergoing lots of stress. Let's make peace mannnnn
Oct 10, '09Quote from praise2uHell yesB16 has already graduated.
Oct 10, '09Quote from BE16What is the secret to pharm?Come on now Grindin26 don't humiliated me man. I know that due to my personality I wasn't a friendly person in Class A section II. But, you should understand man I was undergoing lots of stress. Let's make peace mannnnn
Oct 10, '09Quote from BE16I thought it was obvious enough who I was.LOOllllllllllllll Grindin26 i taught you were a girl hahahaha loollllllllllllllll. i got you sucker.......
How are the girls from our section treating you now adays? I saw you, you were putting in work. :chuckle
Oct 10, '09Yo man, you should see them now. Everything is so easy I cannot believe my eyes. Most them aren't take the board yet. Only one who take her exam two days ago and pass it. And another one who is going to call me today
to check her result online today for her. I am in shock. Suddently, I am the popular guy.
Oct 10, '09I would have to say the trick to Pharm is knowing the suffixes, find a cliff notes style book on pharm and run with it. Do it day by day, and make it stick. You can try and cram, but thats a 50/50 thing.
Also for those of you worried about your grade and are familiar with Microsoft excel, use my excel file here.
Basically replace the grades you've already received and for the ones you haven't received, clear it by selecting it and pressing backspace or replace it with a "theoretical" grade so you can get a "theroretical" average and you'd know what grades you'd have to get to achieve your goal.
I built all the formulas in already, so once you enter a value and press enter your average will come out.
If you don't have Office 2007, just download a free version from openoffice.org or use Google documents.
Good Luck everyone!
Oct 10, '09People, this guy grindin26 is one of the student who graduated with honor.
All of his advices are reliable.