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    Rubbing after an insulin injection?!

    My current clinical instructor is now telling us to rub or massage after giving insulin. She made another student do this today. In postconference, myself, along with others, disagreed with this. Everything we've learned, all our books say not to do that, but she insists we do. My boyfriend is type 1, I think I would know about not rubbing it in! His mom is an RN, I called her at work and both she and her coworker said they never heard of that. So what are everyone else's thoughts? I will not do that, ever.
  2. Long time lurker, first time poster. I am attending an informational meeting next week to find out more about the LVN program, also they tell you that you "have" to go to this meeting before you apply anyway. And they told me there are still spots for the LVN class starting June 8th. Anyone already gone to an info meeting and ready to attend the June class? I know it's going to be super expensive and grants won't cover it all, and I will have to get loans as well. But you know what, I just can't sit around and wait to get in the lottery for RN at SCC or ARC, most people wait several semesters from people I have talked to. I do almost have my RN prereqs done, I am in my last one in fact, so that'll help in any case no matter where I go to school. Although more expensive, I figure doing LVN at WCC, then eventually bridge after working for a bit will be much faster. And I have personally, as in face to face, talked to a couple former LVN students from Western, who were friends of a friend, and they were happy with the program and are working, AND are going back to bridge eventually. Sorry for the long sentences and such, but anyway, any recent grads or current students or soon to be students advice/info would be great. Thanks so much!
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    kaplan college sacramento

    soooo....has kaplan in stockton started? curious to see how stockton people are getting along and enjoying their program. we are very busy here in sac!
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    19 years old..with baby HELP!

    I say go for it! Get in where you can, so long as you are comfortable with the school and it seems like a decent program...I chose the private route as well, got accepted, and almost done with my 2nd week btw! 49 more to go lol! I just can't wait on a lottery. I actually have all my RN prereqs done but you know how that goes with the impacted lotteries....I don't have quite a 4.0 or the experience to make up for it to get into Sac State, my grades are pretty good though....so I decided to start with LVN. I have a young child, am on unemployment, it's tough...but I have a wonderful guy and my family behind me and it will be worth it in the end!:)
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    kaplan college sacramento

    yes i believe home health.
  6. applemom83

    kaplan college sacramento

    amen to that dupek! who are you in the class? pm me if you want...are you studying hard this weekend?:)
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    LVN Kaplan Sacramento

    Oops first day haha
  8. applemom83

    LVN Kaplan Sacramento

    Because there is another thread we were using more. As for the fire day they told us in orientation business casual.
  9. 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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    kaplan college sacramento

    alternative loan option is when you apply for a private student loan for what fed grants and fed loans won't cover. you will need a cosigner.
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    kaplan college sacramento

    Plaza, did you do your DON interview? How are things moving along for Stockton?
  12. applemom83

    kaplan college sacramento

    No problem! I know this whole process has been frustrating for all of us, it's good to be able to come here and share experiences: )
  13. applemom83

    kaplan college sacramento

    I thought I posted it before, but the total tuition (including books, uniforms, supplies, that stuff) is $28,450 (minus $20 enrollment fee to make it $28,430). As for out of pocket, I'd imagine gas money to get to school/clinicals (kind of a duh), and...not sure if anything else. Financial aid really does depend on your situation, how much money you made last year, etc. At least for sac they calculate for the first 9 months, because that's all they are able to determine as far as disbursement date stuff goes right now, but you will get called in again "next year" to recalculate more aid you are eligible for since the program goes through not only the 09/10 school year but partially the 10/11 school year. When we sign up for a private school, we can kinda figure it's going to be really high tuition, because they all are. Yes they want their money, but they don't get the same funding that community colleges do for example. the sky high tuitions at private schools are due to that; they help pay for the facility, the teachers' salaries, the desks, the computers, everything...they don't get money from the government like the public schools do for upkeep and all that. The most they get from the government is the title IV funding (your fed grants and loans).
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    kaplan college sacramento

    Jen, did you get an "invite " in the mail or are they just calling people about orientation? Carol didn't give me the time last I was there, just the date. Good to know time now!
  15. I had posted a similar thread in the LVN student forum not too long ago, but didn't get any responses so I thought maybe I would have better luck posting in the California forum. Has anyone attended this program at the Sacramento campus, and what was your experience like with applying? I took their cpat exam Thursday evening after the required LVN info meeting, and was told along with the others that took it our rep would call us the next day. Friday came and no call, I left a message for my rep and she did not call back. I am not concerned that I did not pass, the exam was a joke, too easy. Maybe just a busy Friday for the school? Just wishing someone would call me back! I have all my RN prereqs done, I just don't want to wait semester after semester to get in via the CCs around here, so I'm trying for LVN first and bridge later. Also, can anyone tell me about their financial aid experience? I know I qualify for grants and loans, however I am concerned if loans will cover the rest of what grants won't.
  16. I am waiting to attend their LVN info meeting, I was wondering if anyone who has gone or is going there could tell me if financial aid (grants & loans) will cover the entire LVN program cost (let's say, for a single mom who qualifies for a lot normally). And if not are people able to go out and get another loan themselves to cover the remaining amount? I just really, really, really want to be in a nursing program and I just can't keep waiting to get picked from a community college lottery.
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