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Practical Nursing Program Lanier Tech 2013?

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Hi! I am in the oakwood LPN program at Lanier Tech for summer 2013

I'm in the oakwood campus and just wondering if anyone else got in! I am super worried about the program because I have kids and childcare is such a hassle! Anyone else have kids or working? Thanks!

Hi! I'm going for spring '14 at the Forsyth campus. How is the program? Any tips/advice? Thanks! :)

afarmer85

Has 4 years experience.

I am applying to Spring '14 as well. Have you taken the NLN yet?? I am taking mine in December and am freaking out!!

I graduated in august 2013 from Lanier tech Forsyth. I would not recommend this program to my worst enemy! It is the most disorganized and unprofessional school/program I have ever attended. Every single person in my graduating class feels the exact same way. Don't waste your time at Lanier or on a LPN, I strongly suggest you getting your RN-associates degree and bypass the unnecessary hell of this program. I cannot speak for the Oakwood campus. Forsyth used to have a great reputation and still does with the public but it has gone downhill. It was a nightmare. I am thankful to have just passed the state boards but it was with no help from Lanier Tech, I taught myself everything I learned. They do have 2 really GREAT teachers (one is newly hired) but the rest are awful.

Hi - I have been accepted to the Winter 2014 LPN program at the Forsyth campus. Please let me know more about your experiences. Should I have applied to Oakwood? My NLN score was 98 and my GPA is 4.0. I also have my BA in English, GA Teaching certificate and M.Ed. in Reading, Language, and Literacy. Are graduates considered above average or excellent in their preparation? Thanks

afarmer85

Has 4 years experience.

Oh no! I will apply at Oakwood then. I definitely want to get my RN, but with a 14 month old I am going to do the LPN to RN bridge once I complete the LPN. @danakay, How was the NLN? I am so nervous. I take mine December 17th and will be applying for Winter 2014 as well... I only have a 3.86 GPA so I need to make a 98 or 99 on my NLN. Any tips on studying for the test? I have purchased the study book. Also, how long did it take you to get a score back?

I am currently in the nursing program @ Forsyth - graduation date May 2014. I really enjoy the program, and I have learned a lot. Really good program if you want a solid, secure foundation for your nursing skills and careers. The teachers I have encountered really care about you and really want you to succeed. I know that the class before us had a crappy year; the courses were set up so that they were scheduled to fail so to speak; and I know that some of their instructors were horrible as well. I have yet to have a bad instructor myself - we shall see how Spring 2014 goes. Lots of clinical hours and hands on opportunities. You can e-mail me if you have any more information lindseygress@live.com I also have all my books that I am looking to sale if you have not already purchased! Best of luck to all of you!

malarwen

Has 1 years experience.

The program is somewhat chaotic. Most nursing schools have a day by day schedule ready first day of school - not this one. The teachers were ok. Susan - the program director for Forsyth gives the best lectures. Debbie's lectuers suck but she is trying. She is the best clinical instructor you can have. Beth - well, can't answer questions, during clinicals she hides from students...and is moody. Not sure about the new teacher they hired - I graduated two years ago. I'd say the program is less stressful than most nursing schools - I went to an RN school before and dropped out after missing too many clinicals due to illness and now I'm in a LPN-BSN bridge program. Lanier Tech felt more like a study vacation comparing to other schools.

Does anybody know of someone who was admitted with a low GPA? In either campus....

malarwen

Has 1 years experience.

Well, you have to define what you mean by low.

I know when I was in they were looking first at the entrance exam...so my guess is if you do exceptionally well (as in better than everyone else) on that you might..just might be able to get in.

You can always talk to one of the instructors and ask questions...either way...if your heart is set on it go for it!

They no longer administer the NLN Exam, now they do the TEAS Exam and this is their first year. I have a low GPA, 2.5 (or that's what the instructor told me)... A 2.5 the LEAST you need to be considered.... but for the TEAS I scored a 74. You need a 60 to get considered. I am very worried I might not get accepted.