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  1. cubs1977

    LPN Requirements for BSN Student in Illinois

    Thank you...I called them and it's not possible without earning the actual LPN degree
  2. I am a nursing student at a school which offers a 3 year BSN program. I am near completion of med/surg and pharmacology and will be entering peds and OB at the end of this month. I would like to find out the requirements to sit for the state of Illinois LPN exam, however, the only information I can find online speaks about LPN programs, and don't specifically state credits and/or classes required that are needed to take the exam. Junior colleges in the state of Illinois offer their students a chance to sit for the LPN exam after the completion of the first year of their clinical rotation, but how do know if I qualify for this with the specific classes I have taken? How would I go about doing this and applying for since I don't have an actual degree yet? Everything I read on the State of Illinois websites reference a degree. My school is of no help since they frown upon the students working while in the nursing program, but some of us have families to help support.:heartbeat:twocents: Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated! :heartbeat
  3. I am a nursing student at a school which offers a 3 year BSN program. I am near completion of med/surg and pharmacology and will be entering peds and OB at the end of this month. I would like to find out the requirements to sit for the state of Illinois LPN exam, however, the only information I can find online speaks about LPN programs, and don't specifically state credits and/or classes required that are needed to take the exam. Junior colleges in the state of Illinois offer their students a chance to sit for the LPN exam after the completion of the first year of their clinical rotation, but how do know if I qualify for this with the specific classes I have taken? How would I go about doing this and applying for since I don't have an actual degree yet? Everything I read on the State of Illinois websites reference a degree. My school is of no help since they frown upon the students working while in the nursing program, but some of us have families to help support.:heartbeat:twocents: Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated! :heartbeat
  4. cubs1977

    ANY from JJC?

    I cannot agree with David enough! I am a tech right now and am about to begin at Chamberlain College of Nursing on March 1st. I agree with him in regards to his views about being accepted into a program... there is one out there for you. But if you do not have the time to sit and wait to be accepted to a community college, you may have to apply to a private school, like I did. It is more expensive, but in the long run it will benefit you. You will end up with a BSN degree, which many hospitals are looking for from new grads anyway. Chamberlain has a 3 year accelerated program (if you are starting from scratch with no prereqs completed). I have many prereqs completed, so I am looking at taking about 2 years from start to finish to complete my BSN degree. I also agree with him in regards to his advice about working on the floor. Being a tech, I understand the importance of guidance of a good nurse. Working as a tech (CNA) is extremely hard work, and without a nurses guidance, it is nearly impossible to be confident in your skills. Some nurses are not willing to help with taking patients to the bathroom. I will get a call on my phone from the front desk stating the room 02A has to go to the bathroom. The same nurse will call me 30 seconds later and tell me that room 19B has to go to the bathroom. This is all while I am taking ANOTHER patient to the bathroom. Obviously I cannot be in 3 places at one time. That means that the nurse would rather have 2 patients wait to go to the bathroom. And this is when patient falls happen- people get impatient (I wonder why?) and get up to go to the bathroom on their own with a nerve block still in effect. So, it is really important to not only train your CNA well, but to be willing to help them out when they are getting backed-up. Thanks for the advice, David! I really appreciate it!
  5. cubs1977

    Writing Exam Chamberlain College of Nursing Addison Campus

    Thanks for the info!
  6. That's a great idea- maybe I'll go do that, too! I need all the help I can get since I don't think that I test very well. I am dying to know already, and I am applying to a backup school (very backup), but JJC is a great program at a much lower cost, so I really am hoping that I test well on the Teas Test. How are your grades? You don't need to be specific or anything... :) Mine are just okay for the most part, but I attribute B's to me working full-time and being a mother who refuses to give up everything for school. I think my GPA for the Nursing program required classes is around 3.2ish. I am hoping that is good enough.... How do you like Dr. Sal? I wasn't sure about him at first, but ended up really liking him a lot!
  7. I ordered a study guide, but so far the reading section seems useless- quite easy. I'll let you know when I get to the math section! lol Are you doing anything different?
  8. I had Dr. Sal for A&P II and Dr. Nuyen for A&P I. :) I really liked both of them- who did you have Haneen? I just sumitted my applicated for the Spring 2010 semester at JJC and am really hoping I get in! I have pretty good grades and have all prereqs completed. I am looking for any and all information that you can give regarding the program itself and the time it consumes- I am a mother of two and am planning on working as a CNA part-time while in school. I am looking for someone to tell me if this at all feasible!
  9. cubs1977

    ANY from JJC?

    Dr. Sam Kongpricha offers free tutoring in Chem. He is always there hours before his classes begin. Call to find out his schedule. Totally free-
  10. cubs1977

    ANY from JJC?

    Are the prereqs at Trinity similar to JJC, or are there a lot that are different in addition to the extra B.S.N. requirements? I only have Microbiology left at JJC, and would hate to have wasted all that time just to transfer... but I'm also afraid I'm not going to get in this August/September.
  11. How is the nursing program going at JJC? I am going to be applying there in August and I'm wondering what to expect.
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