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    Galen LPN program in Tampa

    Hey Lfalcon I emaile you a while back, dont know if you received it... I feel so bad for him too. I am not going to lie i am scared of failing, but failing at this point is just not a option. Even if i had to read medical journals all day....... How have things been going for you? I will be moving there in less then a month.... hope to meet you at school.
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    Galen LPN program in Tampa

    maybe u should send me your email. I dont know if i can send a email on here...
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    Galen LPN program in Tampa

    Yes the apartments that i found were like past downtown and the casino, they have not even finished building them yet, but they look really nice, and they are only 798.00 for a three bedroom, which is really nice. When i visited then early this month i stayed right around the corner from the school, since i did not want to get lost while looking for the school. I stayed off ulmerton rd.... I drove around st pete looking for apts.... but they all seemed so expensive in st pete. I will be moving from GA..... now i love Atlanta and i will miss it, but i have to do what i have to do. I visited Indian rock beach, which was beautiful i was in awww, cause i love the ocean so much, and its kinda wierd that i will be living that close to it. I forgot how close i was to the water until i had to go over the bridge. It seemed like the apts were far away but they were not that far, my GPS said only 30 min. Here in Atlanta you have to drive everywhere and traffic is terrible. So i am pretty much use to having to drive close to an hour to get anywhere. The scenery is also very different, but i love the palm trees. I am dreading the heat.... it was only 80 when i was there which was bearable, but i can just imagine how i will be literally melting just walking to my car... LOL.... How is the school system? I also have kids, which they are so excited to be moving to FL, since we will be so close to orlando, and major water parks, and attractions.
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    Galen LPN program in Tampa

    I have my shot record.... i had to get many shots... I hope that i dont have to get anymore :-(.... Its great that i met someone who has first hand experience, because i do have alot of questions. I had been researching what states that i could move too that have a nursing program with no waitlist. In doing my research FL kept on popping up, and i realized that i would have to move there. But hey who does not want to live in the sunshine state right....:)... I dont know about going over that long bridge over the water everyday.... but i am sure that i will get use to it...It has been a long term goal of mine to become a nurse and i need to pursue it by all means. I will inbox you my email address so that we can keep in touch.... I am looking to move the first of june, so that i can get everything in order for school.
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    Galen LPN program in Tampa

    Thanks i will def look you up for the books, because i have seem what some people say they pay. How much was the backround check? and do they fingerprint? I have heard to expect to come out of at least 1500.00 on your own.... before classes start......
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    Galen LPN program in Tampa

    I just meant that from other post that i have read. They say that they started out with like a class of 60, and only like 25 graduated. I plan on being completely devoted to the program, failure is not a option for me since i am literally only moving to tampa to attend galen. I dont plan on working, so i know that studying will be like a job to me. When i visited the beginning of April, i heard one guy tell a prospective student that they only had like 17 slots open for the may class. I was like wow only 17 slots and they were not even into may. So i hope that i can get down there in time to get a slot, since they wont start enrolling until may. I am not going into this thinking that its going to be easy.... but i want this bad, and if you want something bad enough you will do whatever it takes to get it. I also read somewhere that they only let you use pell grants for the 1st qtr, is this true? Because i know i will have to use student loans. I have heard many good things about his school, that is why i choose it, no matter the cost.
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    Galen LPN program in Tampa

    So how is the 1st qtr. What does it consist of? I have been hearing stories of classes cut by more than half in the 1st qtr......
  8. I am looking into Galen. I visted there earlier this month, and took their entrance exam and passed. The school seems very up to date and nice. The down side of course is the price 14,000-15,000, but there are no pre reqs, and i am tired of waiting to get into someones LPN or RN program that only accepts 24 students a year. If their is such a shortage of nurses, you would figure that there would be schools just for nursing. I feel that the price is a small price to pay to invest in your future. I eventually want to do my RN there too. I am looking to get into their aug 16 class. I will be relocating to tampa in June. Where i am now..... it is virtually impossible to get into a LPN program without waiting 2-3 years, and they have no private LPN schools here. I will be owing student loans until the say i die so i figure i better get a good education while i am at it. I heard that Erwin is a good school, and cheap, but they have a process just like any other tech school. At galen there is no waiting or pre reqs, there day program is 12 months and night program is 18 months. Before i start though i am going to attend this one day CNA class that they have in tampa so i get get some experience. Whatever school you decide make sure its right for you. Hope this helps... :)
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    Galen College

    @cnaof9years...... I too would like to know what kind of backround check they do, and what company, and also if they fingerprint?
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    Galen LPN program in Tampa

    Hello everyone i will be relocating to Fl in June, and i hope to get into Galens Aug 16th 2010 class. I recently visited there and took their PAX-PN exam and passed. However the admissons rep stated that they will not be enrolling the aug class until May, and he said that as soon as i move down there that i need to obtain a Fl drivers license and come in for a interview, then the board will meet, What will the board look at? I am hoping to get accepted in their day class which is only 12 months, but i would seattle for the night class. Then i am hoping to get accepted into their RN program. Anyone planing on attending the Aug 16th 2010 class? and does anyone know how many students that they accept and is it hard to get accepted? Thanks.......
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