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    pTec LPN program cost's

    Ok-in case anyone else lands upon this thread I got my answer last night at the information seminar. $100 deposit if accepted Then you make installments in 9 week increments. WHEW! Awesome! Good luck everyone!!!
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    pTec LPN program cost's

    I am applying for the LPN program at pTec for October 2010. I have already been to college once and am paying off my student loan however, the glorious state of NC will not allow another loan out until mine is paid in full. Luckily, I only have about 800 to go. With this being said, I will be paying out of pocket should I be accepted into the LPN program. My question is to any who have been accepted/graduated from the program already or anyone who simply has the answer. Under nurisng facts the site states: school year costs include tuition at $2.41 per hour totaling $3,253.50 paid in nine week increments and an additional approximate cost of $2,000 over the course of the program for books, fees, supplies, uniforms, etc. On another section it state's the $100 deposit and all tuition paid in full by the first day of class. Does anyone know which is correct? Thank you!
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    Florida CNA's

    You just have to look and see. I clicked on every 2-3 to read the description. some require no exp, some require a year, some require special certification (like for the CNA's at suncoast b/c it is a rehab hospital). But yes they will be field. If anything, when HCA posts a job, they really need the people to fill it.
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    Florida CNA's

    Oh! And BTW if you're interested in HCA at all, go to Largo Medical Center's website, click on careers, click on search jobs, this will take you to hca.taleo.net under that in Job Field select Hospital & Facility then select Nursing support then which ever facilities you are interested in. I just counted 32, yes THIRTY TWO, CNA posititons available through out our district!!! Good luck!!!! :)
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    Florida CNA's

    Oh yay! I love when I find post's for stuff I need to know too! I work for HCA. I went to school already for accounting so I basically have to start from scratch. I begin the core classes (BSC 2085+L BSC 2086+L, Micro,+L, etc.) in January (I know late but budget cuts). I know I can keep my current job until the point of if I make into the nursing program but I was thinking about getting my CNA, CPR, and First Aid in the mean time so I can have a job while in nursing (again IF I get in). I was wondering if this was a good idea? I know which hospital will take me and work with nursing school but I was wondering if doing all this in advance was maybe silly or not.
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    what's wrong with HCA hospitals?

    Oh goodness. I did not say you were lying. I said that I did not know about the rest of the story but that I was clarifying one point. Of course you have no motive to lie. I had a whole spill written but I refuse to argue or be negative over a post board.
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    what's wrong with HCA hospitals?

    ok-not sure about the rest of the story but i wanted to clarify one thing. i work for hca currently and while i may be happy or unhappy with the company i think it is important to let people make their own decisions about the company versus hearsay. negativity only leads to more negativity. it is absolutely against hca policy to skip lunch. they have instated a policy ensuring everyone is has the lunch they are federally obligated to. if you are to not take at least 30 minutes (we have 7 minute give or take windows with time clocks but you have to take at least 30 minutes) you will get what we refer to as a “ding”. 3 “dings” = 1 write up. 4 write ups (verbal and 3 written) within a 6 month period equal termination. if the person who wrote in this post truly did not get lunches not only would mandatory write ups be involved but your direct supervisor would be called into ethics and compliance to explain what the issue was and why you were not taking meal breaks. i know this rule in and out b/c i am horrible about taking my lunches-i get so busy that before i know it it's time to leave. just my thoughts.
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    Nursing school and the military

    WOW~just found the perfect post! I am about to turn 25, live in paradise aka beaches of Florida and really need to grow up and get my act together. I want to get a BSN and do work in Healthcare but the rules and tuition reimbursement are a joke but not even good enough to laugh at. My father was in the military and suggested I take a peek. I did and the benefits are really great but the army is scary-I would never want to be shot at but I guess if I had to go over seas there is nothing to do but be brave for your country. Is it really as good as it sounds? Do you still have to go through basic training? What is the repayment in terms of years owed to the US? Thank you so much
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    SPC-say it ain't so! Question on apply for Nursing program

    Well I went to school for accounting so the only thing I get out of is corresponding math and english classes. I was not required in NC to take anatomy or any of that so basically...everything! :-) When I go to advise at SPC I have to find out if I even get to skip math and english. I am learning that NC and FL are completely different!
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    SPC-say it ain't so! Question on apply for Nursing program

    So if I went the LPN route, I would take the 30 or so credit hours for general, supporty, and pre-req then jump over to Ptec? I would be so upset if I made a 3.7 and could not get into the Nursing Program! I would much rather have an edge and that is what the bridge sounds like. Thank you so much! This is all so new to me!
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    SPC-say it ain't so! Question on apply for Nursing program

    I am all set to begin the general, supporting, and pre req classes in January. I just looked at Ptec (I think that is where you said you were going) and am completely confused. To do LPN do you not take the general stuff or is it thrown in with clinicals and theory? OR would I take my general supporting etc then go to Ptec for the LPN then BACK to SPC for nursing? This keeps getting more confusing. If I didn't love Florida so much I would just go back to Charlotte where it is simple to get into nursing! :-) I do love a challenge tho!
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    SPC-say it ain't so! Question on apply for Nursing program

    I am starting completely fresh! I went to school originally for accounting but its..um kind of dead end. I am from Charlotte and there is better chance to be successful there than here. So I will begin taking the core stuff in January. I am not familiar with the LPN bridge. Do any schools offer classes for that? Is it an easier route? Thanks!!
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    SPC-say it ain't so! Question on apply for Nursing program

    Oh I am for sure taking the classes ASAP. I work at HCA so...I need to get a degree in something! The wait time is disappointing but I still plan to continue on. Thank you all for your advice. :)
  14. i am so lost and looking for a little guidance. i wanted to enroll at spc jan 2010 and begin taking pre-entry and general education classes. i figure, maybe i am a little crazy, that i can do this in the spring and summer term. i thought i could apply for the nursing program for fall term but i just realized that you must apply by july 1. so basically, i would be done with all required classes by fall semester 2010 but would need to wait until march 1 of 2011 to apply for fall term 2011? that sounds a bit absurd but with nursing it could be highly true. it would be basically a year break in between finishing supporting classes until i could go to nursing school. is this right?
  15. i know this is a bit of an old post but i thought i would reply for those who may be interested in the future. i currently work for hca and have for 2 years. i am enrolling at spc for jan 2010 to begin prereq’s and supporting classes. there are many stipulations and you should read over very carefully. 6 months - 2 years of service $3000 (full time employees) $1000 (part time employees) 2+ years $5250 (full time employees) $2600 (part time employees) this is per year not per semester! you must return 6 months of service for every semester reimbursed. if you separate your self from the company or reduce your service from full to part time during any given 6 month period, you must return the payment. i.e. if you 2+ year employee and are reimbursed for full time and drop to part time you must return up to $2250 per semester. something i learned just today. it is understood that if you work part time or prn at a facility that is part of hca, they will also kick in a portion towards tuition if you agree to work for them and they will let you work either part time or prn while in school. i have chosen the specific hospital i would like to work at and it is like 2 birds with one stone. pay back hca in increments of time while also paying the hospital in increments of time...at the same time! i am sure there is some sort of catch lol! as for those who do not already work at hca, the best advice is to contact someone in hr at that hospital and move from there. there is a huge nursing shortage and our hospitals are always looking for quality staff! good luck!
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