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    Anyone starting Palomar Nursing program Fall 2011?

    Thank you for the offer but I just talked to ---- today and she said I'd have to be at the orientation myself if I wanted a chance to get in for the fall.... Now I just have to decide if I'm going to miss a day of school for the CHANCE that I'll get in for the fall....
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    Anyone starting Palomar Nursing program Fall 2011?

    The letter said I would stay enrolled for Spring 2012 so I won't loose my spot... and I'm gunna call tomorrow to see if I could still get in for Fall even if I don't go to the orientation or if it's mandatory...
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    Anyone starting Palomar Nursing program Fall 2011?

    I got a letter saying I can come to the Fall 2012 orientation just in case enough people drop I can get it.......now I don't know what to do!!! I'd have to miss a day of clinicals just to go and I haven't missed ANY class hours so far What should I do??? Should I go just in case I get in for Fall and drop out of the LVN or just plan on finishing the LVN and going in the Spring? I would graduate with my RN a semester sooner and that got me really excited!!
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    Anyone starting Palomar Nursing program Fall 2011?

    YAAAYY congrats Chrissybear I just opened my acceptance letter for Spring 2012 also!! I'm so excited but nervous at the same time! I'm trying to decide if it's the right decision to start then because I'm going to be graduating from my LVN program in December and going right into RN but I've been waiting soo long to get into RN so I'm really excited! So Chrissybear are you going to start then for sure? Do you live near the school?
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    Help! Stay in LVN or go to RN?

    that's not really that much for an LVN program.. other ones in my area are about 30,000 for LVN. Mine is actually a little over 2,000 plus books and supplies and everything. And a BSN is wayy more than that! And the RN I am thinking about going to is at a CC and its around 4,000
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    Help! Stay in LVN or go to RN?

    Thank you everyone for your advice! I am totally loving the LVN program right now (even though it is really hard work) but I am getting soo much experience! I'm paying around $4,000 for everything for LVN school right now so even though it's not a TON of money, it is still hard earned money that I won't get back. The RN program that I am planning to go into is around the same price as well. So I guess what it sounds like is I should hope to get into RN school in the spring?? that way I am done with LVN school and can work as an LVN part time while starting RN from the beginning?? The only thing I still need to decide is there's a small possibility I could be accepted into the FALL 2011 RN program so should I stay in the LVN if that happens and then bridge afterwards?? because there's no way I could start the RN program while still in the LVN because they are both during the day. Thanks again :)
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    Help! Stay in LVN or go to RN?

    Thank you for the reply!!! The RN school I'm on the waiting list for does not allow you to defer enrollment to the next enrollment period anymore.. so if I was accepted for Fall 2011 and I said NO then I would be taken off the waitlist and have to reapply... so should I drop the LVN and start RN in the fall if I do get in? It's good to hear that other LVNs have started from the beginning of RN programs... do you know how it works though if you are an LVN in RN schools as far as being held to your license? Because right now I'm obviously under my instructor's license if any mistakes are made or when we sign she has to countersign.. does that change when you have an LVN license, I'm assuming you are held to that license should anything happen in clinicals?
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    Help! Stay in LVN or go to RN?

    Hello!!! I need some advice!! I am currently in a GREAT LVN program.. I really love it and am doing really well. Before I started this, I was set on going to ADN but of course the wait lists made me look into LVN and I started this program in Oct 2010 and will graduate in December 2011! My question is that I just received a letter from an RN community college program that I have been on the wait list for 2 years and they said there is a possibility that I could be accepted for Fall 2011 or for sure at the latest Spring 2012.... SO I'm wondering if I get in for Fall 2011 should I drop the LVN program and go for the RN???? OR if I get into Spring 2012 should I graduate from the LVN and go straight into the Generic RN program so that way I don't have to go through settling down with an LVN job and THEN trying to get into a LVN to RN bridge program which could take at least a year just to get on a waiting list for bridge or am I CRAZY for even thinking of starting over at the beginning of an RN program when I will already have a lot of background and have put a TON of effort into the LVN program (because it is really hard and consumes my life right now)???? Please help I don't know what I should do!! I just know I'm getting a ton of experience in the LVN program but am really scared about the job opportunities for LVNs because in my area they are only in LTC and some doctors offices but even those jobs are hard to get... so should I not let the opportunity pass me by to get into an RN program even if it's AFTER I graduate from LVN and start totally over!! (It's crazy I'm even considering having to LEARN to give bed baths again!!) Thank you to anyone who offers their advice!!:heartbeat By the way I'm in southern California it that helps!
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    Anyone starting Palomar Nursing program Fall 2011?

    If a few people decline admission or drop then I will be there too!!! I'm so anxious to hear though!!! Did they say when they will be sending out acceptance letters??
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    NOCROP Fundamental 1

    I'm in it right now I started in October. It's awesome with some really good teachers!
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    NOCROP Fundamental 1

    No Problem! From what I remember we did use the book a lot, it's really helpful and a lot of the information from the tests comes out of the book but they will tell you what you SHOULD know and you'll be able to narrow down what to read and what will be on the test. It would be good to go over basic skills such as learning vital signs and buy your own stethoscope and BP cuff to practice because they didn't take very much time to teach that stuff. And also go over infection control measures and common abbreviations (they will give you a list and expect you to know them) that's all I can think of right know.... oh and the nursing process and documentation is a big part of it and most of the info they will test you on is in the book and lecture... so I guess its a combination of reading the book and the lectures!
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    NOCROP Fundamental 1

    I took fundamentals I in the summer and its just basic nursing material such as infection control, vital signs, legal aspects of nursing, abbreviations and terms, some nutrition and some other fundamental skills such as bed making so it you have your nurse assistant certification it will be pretty straightforward at least it was for me. It's not a super difficult class as long as you do your homework on time and study for each quiz and the final is a big part of your grade. Basically do really well in this class, strive for an A, and you will have a much better chance of getting into the program!
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    Any new October students?

    Mine is going good and fast paced too!! I think this is the easiest class of the program though.. at least thats what I heard (Fundamentals). But I start clinicals on Monday and I'm super excited/nervous for that... I am pretty shy so I'm hoping I do ok with talking to the patients and getting done what I need to get done.. How is everyone else doing?? Anyone started clinicals yet?? Good Luck everyone :heartbeat
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    New student and questions re: Titer and immunizations?

    I am starting an LVN program in October and I had to get blood titers to prove immunization as well. They said that the clinical sites require this. I got it done at my primary care doctors office and haven't gotten the bill yet so I can't answer how much it will cost!! :)
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    Any new October students?

    I start October 18!!!! Im sooo excited and nervous too! Are you guys doing anything now to get prepared??? I'm basically spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family because I know my free time will be limited once in the program! How long is everyones program? Mines 13 months M-F during the day. :yeah:im excited!!!
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