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    Lower Columbia College LPN2RN online

    Hi everyone! I live in Vancouver, WA and I will be starting the online program. Super excited I am counting down the days to orientation. I'm hoping I will be able to work during the last quarter, anybody know if people had clinicals down in the Portland metro?
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    Mt Hood LPN program

    Hey jessa9999, you're probably almost done with with your program by now. For me, the program was not difficult at all. I was able to work 36 hours a week, granted they were 12 hour shifts 3 days a week only. That was the most challenging part, working full time, and doing lab, clinicals, and study time. But course work itself, was doable. It was a lot of content in very little time. Mostly distance learning, the theory/lecture days were like once or twice a week if I remember correctly (and a waste of time). Labs were also once a week along with open lab times if needed. I'm a procrastinator, so I'm not the best person to ask about how much time I spent studying, but if I had to guess I would say at least 3 hours a day. I was very disappointed with clinicals, so hopefully your cohort has better luck. For 3 out of 4 quarters of clinicals all I did was pass meds, administer insulin, and do patient research. That's it. At my preceptorship I was also not allowed to do very much except pass meds, and I think I wrapped somebody's foot one time with Kerlix haha. So yeah not too exciting at all. So I graudated March 2013, took the NCLEX-PN in May, passed the first try at 85 questions, and got a job a LTC facility in June. I still currently work at said facility as a charge nurse for swing and noc. So far so good, now I'm looking to get into a bridge program!!!!!
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    Mt Hood LPN program

    Hello! I am currently finishing my third quarter at mhcc lpn program. Next quarter will be my last thank god! It's an ok program....disorganized, clinicals are somewhat boring just because we weren't allowed to do very much...it seemed like cna stuff which did not challenge me much since I work as a cna on a med surg floor at the hospital. Still learning a lot though. You definitely have to be self motivated as it is mostly distance learning. Ask me more questions if you'd like .
  4. what were the interviews like? I'm scheduled for the LPN program interview on Jan 20th....I HATE interviews even though my last one was successful this past summer for the hospital I work at. Is it pretty much the same as a job interview? how do I prepare! lol
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    First Day of Nursing School Tomorrow

    I am so anxious! =D
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    First Day of Nursing School Tomorrow

    My applications are in for Clark College and Mt. Hood's LPN program. so I will find out I think mid january or feb for both of them. I hate the wait!
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    ITT Tech's New Program???

    So did your ITT campus have anything to help you find a job now that you've graduated?
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    First Day of Nursing School Tomorrow

    good luck everybody can't wait for the day i get to my first day!
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    Mt Hood LPN program

    Thanks for the advice! I will be sure to look into it and ask questions at the info session tonight. I do believe Lower columbia in longview, wa accepts mt hood but I am not 100% sure. as far as reapplying to clark and stuff I will have to retake a couple classes to get that A, which is just driving me crazy to even think about doing. But IDK lol
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    ITT Tech's New Program???

    oh ok nvm steener you don't need to PM me I replied in the other thread asking you the same question but you answered it here lol. thanks again. Still it would help to get some exact locations!
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    ANY students finishing ITT tech portland Nursing Program

    hey steener, do you think you can PM me examples of clinical sites? or have you not done clinicals yet at the stage of the program you are in. I would just like to know exactly where the ITT students get to practice, cus I work at southwest wa medical center and I don't think they have any itt students there but they gladly endorse clark and pcc and longview sutdents.
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    Mt Hood LPN program

    thank you so much for replying! I didn't get accepted into clark this year with 37 points. I think their cutoff was 42 or something. So I'm really interested in the LPN to RN to BSN bridging process. It is good to know that last year they didn't have enough applicants to fill the LPN program. Part of the problem with most schools especially the comm colleges is that everyone is trying to get in since it's way cheaper than going straight into a BSN program at a university. I am going to attend the LPN information session tomorrow at 4pm hopefully I can find out more info!
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    Mt Hood LPN program

    Hello everyone, Is there anyone out there who has information on Mt Hood's LPN program? I am thinking about applying for the entry in spring 2012. Please let me know how competitive it is in comparison to their RN program. Like are there still a lot of people trying to get into the LPN program or the RN program? What are the competitive points? I'm just trying to see if I even stand a chance.... Thanks! Ada
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    ITT Tech's New Program???

    hey guys, I attended the info session too a couple of weeks ago and they also weren't specific about where the clinicals where, granted I never asked for a specific example. All I know is that the lady said some clinicals may or may not be like 2 hours away. Meaning they call lots of places and ask if they can allow ITT nursing students to practice there. Well, if there's a possibility I'd have to drive 2 hours away just to do clinical work, this tells me that the local hospitals either are full and don't need extra help, or the local hospitals do not want to endorse ITT nursing students and do not have faith in the people there. That is my analysis in regards to clinical info. If anybody currently attending can PM me and enlighten me on this PLEASE DO SO! I am still taking the HESI on the 19th just in case I decide to go there. But this whole not knowing where clinicals are is really bothering me. I work at Southwest WA medical center as a CNA and they tell me that PCC and clark nursing students do clinicals there. so how come they can disclose this information but ITT can not?
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    ITT Tech's New Program???

    can anybody tell me where ITT does their clinicals?
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