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  1. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    Benefits are great! 401k traditional/roth with .5 match from baycare up to 6% contribution plus 2% annual core contribution after a year Cheap full healthcare, dental and vision Life Insurance free = your salary and small rates for multipliers Accidental Death and Disability Insurance Tuition Rembursement and so much more!!!!!!
  2. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    Okay so here my two-cents on the perfect approach. Since most of us are broke but looking to better ourselves, I believe finding a stable job that while support and help you is key! (Thank God I found one!) The Earn and Learn program I am doing is wonderful and very generous. You study for five weeks. The instruction and books are covered. You get paid 200 bucks ea. week. You graduate and get sent to work on a hospital unit. The shifts are mostly 3-12hr shifts. There are differentials for evening, overnight and weekend shifts. You get two weeks of on the job training and if you ask you can ask for a third. After a month you can be recommend to train two days as a PCT. This allows you to perform more duties and gets you about a three dollar pay increase. After a year you are free to apply for another EAYL program (LPN/RN) if you qualify.
  3. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    Just to condense my story; I used to work at a restaurant but decided to find a better job. So I went to the Red Cross and did their CNA course. After I finished I went to take my CNA Cert. test and failed. Mean while I got greedy and looked for work and tried to get to the LPN course at PTEC via LPN EAYL w/ BAYCARE and did not get choosen. So I took some time to lick my wounds and gave it another try. I called the EAYL program and got my foot in the door with the Nurse Assistant Earn and Learn program. Now I am three-weeks into the program and lovin it! But, being the greedy person I am, looking into the PTEC LPN program again.
  4. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    Some sad news -- I am no longer with this wonderful program, but you will discover that it is worth researching as you consider alternatives. Please feel free to research pTEC's Practical Nursing Program via the website at www.myptec.org - Nursing Information or visit either the St. Petersburg or Clearwater campus. Sincerely, Merritt Scott
  5. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    Hello everyone, Its been a while since I have posted! The reason why I want to add to this discussion is to keep you updated on my latest endevours, since I feel it will be of benefit to many. I have also looked around and have not found any current information. Hope this helps!
  6. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    --update I went to the interview today. I met with the director of Eayl and spoke to her for about ten minutes. To get there is a little tricky. I went to the blue education building [across from the ER] and parked behind the building. I went to the second floor and waited in the EAYL area at the end of the building. I was asked again about work-related personal situations. My paper work was reviewed [test scores and work history]. It was relatively short. I learned that if you get accepted you will meet with the LPN supervisor to determine your schedule. The director said the supervisors are pretty flexible. Your duties will be patient care [aka cna] type work. I was excited to hear that as you progress you will be able to practice your LPN skills.
  7. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    --update It it too bad that the name and numbers have been deleted from the post. I guess I have to agree that is for the best. Also that information gets out dated anyway. If you have any questions on who to contact send me a personal message or vist the EAYL and PTEC websites.
  8. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    -- Update I am very happy since I have been told I will pass to the second interview! My second interview for EAYL will be June 8 at 10:30 at the Education Bldg. on 818 Milwaukee Ave. in Dunedin [which is about 5 min away from my house in a car!]. Wish me Luck!
  9. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    Ha ha now its my turn to thank you for the encouragement! :) Yes I did take it the 14th. I might retake it just depends if I don't get the EAYL. Anyway it doesnt hurt to study.
  10. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    -- update unfortunately we had a constructive problem in team resources and our office was temporarily relocated. please fax your teas to my attention at *** *** ****. thank you, **** ******* recruiter i tried sending my scores by fax but it was busy. hope you can accept my scores this way. confidential: this electronic message and all contents contain information from baycare health system which may be privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure. the information is intended to be for the addressee only. if you are not the addressee, any disclosure, copy, distribution or use of the contents of this message is prohibited. if you have received this electronic message in error, please notify the sender and destroy the original message and all copies.
  11. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    TJMAZZ I agree with scrapworking and this is why. First off, after I finished my test I spoke to Ms. ***** and explained sometimes they have classes that fill up and dont hit the twos (which are my points for the app) but other classes that fill-up including most of the two point apps. Now think about it, in all of those cases where to the 4s fall? As for the number of people at the meeting not all submitt apps, and if they do they actually have to complete every section of the app to the T. If there are missing parts or they are incomplete, they count off for that (-1 for each item). I guess what im saying is what do have to lose?
  12. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    -- updates Okay, so I took the TEAS test. Ha, Ha I didn't study for it and paid the price. I got a 73 . However since the min. is 70 for EAYL and they decide who get their 6 seats *confirmed* I still may be in the running, just maybe. TEAS test at clearwater are horrible!!!! First of all please, please, please either pay before hand or get there really early and pay since i was witness to the amount of people who took the test and they are fairly large groups. This means if you get their "on-time" and pay and come back to sign-in you may not get in (My advice is to sign-in and then pay). It was sad that one tester got there and was turned down because our group was full. (The bookstore and the testing sites are both in Bldg. 7 at Clearwater.) I will try to post a pic of my results to explain the test better. Don't laugh at my results :). http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/q7YzNdTugssDxDJ7qf-2IQ?feat=directlink Well as for that day the run down was as follows. First you sign-in. A proctor will call you in by 3s. You will sign-in again on a different roster, sign your name, and they will check your reciept and your photo id. Then you get scrap pasper for your test, you choose a computer and sign-in to your ATI account (you must create an ATI first before your test date!!!!). This were it got scary. You will be asked to navigate to a section on the ATI site to input a code for you test to begin. However in my case, and six others, this page would not display. We restarted the computers and signed-in again, which worked at that time. Had it not worked we would have been asked to get a refund and schedule or go to phcc. Scary scary stuff!! Before you start you are told about retaking the test (so you actually listen), you read the directions, you are told to use your extra time in a section to go to the bathroom (since its harder to pause your test to use the bathroom and come back) and you are told NOT to move your mouse out of the question area, which means to stay away from the blue side of the screen since it will lock you test (ha ha this sounds like a joke but is true). The proctor gives you access and you begin your test. The most interesting part of the test was the parts where you where asked to actually draw/write figures/numbers and manipulate/erase them (I guess to see if you could follow directions?). After you finish you get you results and you print them out. Then in my case you cry all the way home . Good times... My advice is buy a pratice book and study your brains out now. Oh and stay positive, sleep well and eat breakfast .
  13. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) - Pinellas Technical Education Centers -- "TEAS 4.0 Testing Schedule"
  14. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    -- Update Today I went my interview [******* ***** @ Team Resources Office] and I got some valuable information on EAYL. I began by meeting with *****. She told me that for EAYL I am required to work 1 [paid] day a week [however it was random; meaning I had no control over what shift, what day, and what location I would be assigned]. However she did inform me that I can transfer into a different LPN department, after sometime, as long as I met the requirements [there is a normal application and interview process for transfers]. Also I was at an advantage, since I lived between Dunedin, Clearwater, and Countryside; I would most likely be placed in a department within one of these locations [although there was a possibility to be placed in New Port Richie]. I like that the program sets you up in a specific department and does not bounce you around filling-in wherever. She asked me a lot of questions during the interview. Basically they pertained to why I wanted to be an LPN, what I expected my job to be like, what I had not like about my previous jobs, what difficult situations I had handled, etc... My answers, to all of these, where positive [Red Cross Training always emphasized this and suggested to turn negative questions into positive ones]. After that I was given a background check and reference forms to fill out. She stated that LPN EAYL was limited to 6 seats. I was told to attend the "mandatory" meeting and to take TEAS test. Once TEAS where finished I was told to fax my scores and to wait for the second interview. This interview was to meet with the director of EAYL. After this ***** and the EAYL director made the decision for the 6 seats. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - I was informed that no CNA cert. is not required to work under the EAYL LPN program. Also, apparently EAYL LPN is held once a year while RN EAYL is twice a year. There is also EAYL RN Bridge available to staff-only, with same requirements as EAYL RN [this can only be accessible after 3 year EAYL LPN contract is completed]. REMAINING QUESTION - Does the acceptance into EAYL LPN lock-in or guarantee your spot into the LPN PTEC program? or vice-versa? ... TBC
  15. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    -- Update- ); I falied the skills section of my CNA test yesterday! Anyway... I think I will take the cna at ptec after this but I will ask Ms. ***** about schedule conflicts. Thanks LMT2LPN for the info on ptec cna class credit and nontraditional student. As far as EAYL is concerned I got this e-mail - earn as you learn Applicant2010, I have been trying to reach you and have left 2 voice mails regarding the Earn As You Learn program you have applied to. I’d like to set up an interview. Please contact me at the number below at your earliest convenience. Thank you and have a nice day. Confidential: This electronic message and all contents contain information from BayCare Health System which may be privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure. The information is intended to be for the addressee only. If you are not the addressee, any disclosure, copy, distribution or use of the contents of this message is prohibited. If you have received this electronic message in error, please notify the sender and destroy the original message and all copies.
  16. applicant2010

    PTEC LPN AUG 2010 MORNs @CLWR

    -- Today I went to take to apply at ptec and take the tabe test. I went to the clearwater campus around 7 am. First I was asked to go to building 10 and pay the 15 app fee. I filled in personal information, payed and got my receipt. I also had to show my id [drivers license]. Then I went to building 1 to take my tabe test. I started around 7:30 and finished at 8:30. I hadn't studied but scored 12.9 on all four sections [reading comp, math, applied math, and language]. I didnt have trouble for most questions [i think my memory was still fresh since i've only been out of school 3 yrs.]. I did have to retake the language [on paper] since on my first attempt I scored 8.9. I got the scores and went to guidance [building 10] and talked to the counselor. Basiclly she repeated everything thats on the website for lpn. She told me to move on to the TEAS test. --Around 4:30 I sent my tabe scores to ***** and I am waiting for a reply. --Around 6 pm I arrived at PTEC St. Pete and went to apply for CNA at the guidance office. I spoke to **** and he told me that it would be a waste of money for me to apply for CNA if I was going to LPN. I explained the selection process was difficult and very selective and that I wanted to cover my bases and get that extra 1 point on the app scoring. He told me that I was worrying to much and that as long as I followed the direction to the T and score high on TEAS that I had nothing to worry about. He did drop some crucial bits of info. First he said that ****** **** in no longer with PTEC and to ask for Ms. *****. Second he told me that at St. Pete they where taking 60 lpn students plus the spots at Clwr. Next he told me that now it *may* be possible to apply for both CLWR and St. Pete LPN programs *may* but that I should verfy this with Ms. *****. I am not sure how this would affect my EAYL if at all. Finally I got some more info on the TEAS. I was told to look for study guides for the TEAS [most common online]. I was told to prepare especially well for the science section. Also I was told that the TEAS can be taken twice with a wait of a month from former test date. If one should decide to retake a third time the waiting period is a year. Therefore I was suggested to score well on first attempt. Although I didnt sign up for CNA I did leave all my documents at St. Pete should I change my mind [Hope I dont regret forfeiting that 1 point!] TBC...
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