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  1. BlkQueen8

    Where do they find these clinical instructors?

    This term I have the CI from HELL! She calls in all the time so we end up with different subs that are great teachers but most of them don't know the facility or the students. Are are not familiar with our daily routine so they take it from our actual CI that just recycle's the last weeks' assignments of who's doing med pass and who's doing blood glucose readings. The same students end up doing it over and over while others do not get the experience. Our papers are never graded because our teacher "claims" the subs are not turning it into her. We ask her to teach us something that the other clinical group is getting and instead she argues that it's for the theory class however clinical gives us the advantage of hands on. When we ask her questions, she makes you feel stupid for asking and constantly gives us the heavy sigh of annoyance with our questions. She'll tell us "You should know this by heart now" but when are we suppose to learn it when she's NEVER there and the other teachers do not go over it. This term I look forward to each and every theory class because I have a wonderful teacher and an open environment to ask questions to help me learn. I dread each and every weekend that I have to go to clinical. It's not something I look forward to like I did last term but something I try to "overcome" like a boulder in the road standing between me and my LVN license. Our instructors even told us that she applied to our school as an instructor as a "joke". Enough said
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    What to expect?!

    My goal was originally to become a PA but once I got started researching the local schools in my area had wait list so I switched to nursing and went to a vocational school to become a LVN. Now I want to be a NP. Look into it and see what you think.
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    WGU PreLicense Hopefuls Summer of 2013

    Thanks! That's much better than dealing with the books. Once I take the one I have a book for now, I'll sign up for once of those sites. Thank you very much!
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    WGU PreLicense Hopefuls Summer of 2013

    Thanks for the advice. I'm studying for my first CLEP now and want to know that out in May and move on to the next one.
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    Thoughts on WGU

    I'm so thrilled to hear that. I can't wait to get in myself. Good luck to you and your wife.
  6. I'm sorry so many were so disparaging but I hope you don't give up. Anyway, I could imagine if you go into healthcare with your experience your BSN (if that's what you have) would be very valuable.
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    Which is easier - LPN or RN?

    Although my program is part-time, I still feel like I'm not retaining anything. We are in class half the time that the full-time students are but we still just swallow the info and regurgitate it for the test. I believe the ATI will be handy for NCLEX review, more than any of my notes.
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    Thoughts on WGU

    Hi Fcat, Congrats on getting into the program. No I'm not a seventh day adventist I just really like their program. Although I've always wanted to go to a christian college so hopefully I can go to either Loma Linda or Azusa pacific university. Loma Linda has a wonderful reputation and a degree from their would really open doors. So how are you liking WGU right now? Funny thing is I'm actually baptist but California Baptist University just doesn't appeal to me much.
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    WGU pre licensure program

    Lunacat..my understanding is that since they have clinicals in some of the best hospitals in area that it's not an issue. As for WGU as opposed to West Coast University, West doesn't have such a good rep along with the fact that they recently got credited a lot of colleges do not accept their degrees if you ever want to go on for anything higher. Plus even if you have less than two years at West Coast, they cost an arm and a leg...along with an entire house. Is it really worth it to you?
  10. This is great to hear for those of us who have that problem.
  11. BlkQueen8

    Pre-Licensure -Application Process Questions

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    WGU PreLicense Hopefuls Summer of 2013

    Anyone? Bueller, Bueller?
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    Thoughts on WGU

    I'm currently in the beginning process of acceptance for WGU. My understand is that the 3.0 gpa is on a scale of 3.0 instead of the traditional 4.0. Loma Linda University will recongize and accept the BSN from WGU which is where I'd like to go some day to become an NP.
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    Which is easier - LPN or RN?

    I think it depends on the type of program you take if it's full-time or part-time. I'm in a vocational LVN program PT and yes it's very easy to balance our life and still work full-time. I believe my school is starting an ADN program and if they offer PT it will probably be similar. However our school stresses the point that it is giving us the first year of an RN program after pre-reqs with a lot of review of all the pre-reqs in my opinion. Just decide which one you want to do instead of basing it on which one you think will be easier, IMHO.
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    Facts Throwing

    Well congrats, I hope you did well.
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    nursing course syllabus?

    I see you have a lot of views but no responses. There's a lot of different subjects and I know I have a different syllabus for each class. Is there a certain area you want to review in? Maybe if you ask that way you'd get a reply. If you narrow it down I can send some to you but I don't think you'd want all 30 plus syllabui that I have. I'm sure your experience as a LPN will suffice but again if you narrow it down I can send some to you.