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  1. iamleeann

    HELP PLEASE HELPPP

    I'm also not familiar with that college but the one I'm currently attending looks at your GPA in regards to particular courses (basically the core courses for the nursing program). Contact the nursing department at that Lehman, they should be able to tell you.
  2. iamleeann

    how in the world does one pay for nursing school!

    After reading the last couple pages of comments, I should note that not everyone that has a degree holds debt. I have always been money saavy and I worked my way through school in order to pay for it. That is right - paid cash! Truth be told, my options were limited and I felt that I had to work so that I wouldn't incur debt. Sure I missed out on a lot of things but my priorities were and are different. The reason that I cannot quit my current job because I make very good money. The fact remains that my job is just not secure. I pay each semester of the nursing program in cash. Well, I pay with a credit card and then turn around and pay the credit card off. When I graduate in May, I won't owe anyone a dime!
  3. iamleeann

    how in the world does one pay for nursing school!

    I am currently in an ADN program (last semester). I'm out of district but I pay for nursing school by working. Don't really have a choice because I refuse to get a loan. My schedule is hectic and tiresome - I work all week, take night and weekend classes, and then tend to a young child and husband somewhere in between. It isn't easy but I've lasted this long.... I am also in my thirties and this will be a career change. I have a master's in an architecture field. Never started off with nursing because it wasn't something I wanted to do. My employer is dealing with budget cut issues and I'm sad to say I'm worried about losing my job, house, and our comfort of living. Thus far, I have not been cut but I want to be proactive, so if I had to go back to school, I wanted it to be for something that is needed and will be needed in the future. That is how I got into nursing. I had no intention of ever going back to school but with my current situation, I almost don't have a choice. I have a friend that was "let go" from her employer over a year ago and hasn't been able to find a job that pays the bills. Her husband lost his job shortly thereafter and they are currently going through foreclosure. It is a terrible situation for them and I want to avoid that.
  4. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    Called and I'm all set to go. I did send the original signed forms and just kept a copy for myself. Doesn't matter now though. Congrats root.user on your acceptance to TWU. I've read that thread and competition was definitely brutal.
  5. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    When you turned it in, did they look thru it and say it was good or give you any more info? I sent my paperwork via FedEX and also emailed the department but haven't heard anything. Wondering if I should call just to make sure everything is a go.
  6. Lone Star College - Kingwood has a program called Quest. It is a second degree program. The didactic is online but you have to do labs and clinicals in person. You still have to be flexible in your schedule. They try and schedule labs and clinicals to accomodate those that need weekend clinical or evening labs but nothing is guaranteed. LSC requests certain clinical days but the hospitals hold the cards on that - not the school. There isn't a public college or university in Houston that is going to guarantee to work around your schedule. They are going to ask "how bad do you want to be a nurse." I just went through that. HCC and LSC are the closest that I've found to working around a traditional work schedule. There are a few places you could check into Chamberlain, University of Phoenix, etc. The thing that turned me off from looking into those were the cost. It is almost triple the cost of a public university.
  7. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    I rec'd my blue card today...it took about 2 weeks (prints done on 10/12). My file is now complete :)
  8. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    There was an email sent out about the student nursing association fundraiser - they are selling stethoscopes and other medical items. The sheet that I have says that schedules will be input between Dec. 10-18. I'm going to take a guess that people that need RNSG 1105 will see that fairly quickly after the Dec. 3rd deadline since you are required to pay for that course ahead of time (that last part about paying was said during the Quest orientation). If you are not receiving the emails, I would call the nursing dept to make sure that yours is correct. And you are using/checking your lonestar email, right?
  9. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    They probably are the same (there were some access codes on my sheet as well). Doesn't seem like there is much difference except delivery method and semesters.
  10. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    sapadgett...Here is a run-down of Quest, is it similar to the basic track? Program is 14 months long - Spring 2013-Spring 2014 (runs straight thru with no breaks) Completion of 4 modules - the learning is online with weekly labs and clinicals (144 hours per semester) The program is integrated, start from less complex material and work into more complex That is really about it. I know that the learning is oncampus rather than online for basic track, but what about the rest?
  11. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    Yes, I am in Quest. There are 5 books in the package, plus 2 not combined in the package, and then the lab kit. I do vaguely remember them saying that most of these books would be used the entire program and also that the more books that are packaged the cheaper they become. I was thinking that the books would be similar but I don't know how the basic track program is structured so maybe it is different. I'm sure they are still going to be costly...I was thinking $300-400 but I should prepare myself for $700 and feel lucky if it is lower than that.
  12. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    What?! LOL. You forgot to put the smiley face, wink, etc. I don't remember them ever saying a cost but I was in the afternoon orientation...was that really said? No more than $700?!!!!
  13. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    Totally forgot about that kit, probably won't be cheap either.
  14. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    The stethoscope is the MDF777...there are a couple options in the email but at orientation the MDF777 was the midrange one that admin said people had and liked the best. I have not purchased anything else or tried on uniforms. I probably won't get into that stuff until December to allow my wallet to recover from a wedding and holiday trip next month. All I need is the blue card and my packet is complete, so that is a relief.
  15. iamleeann

    Lonestar Spring 2013

    I did the same. Mine was done last friday (10/12). I'm sure you'll be alright. It probably doesn't take as long as they say but use that timeframe as a "just in case" measure. I was kind of confused though. Past threads had said people were getting blue cards before they received acceptance letters. If you have to do the background check to get the blue card and you don't get the information to do the background check until orientation/or sometimes after acceptance, then how did people get them prior to - unless they are an LVN? I was thinking it had something to do with that FERPA form but that doesn't seem to be the case.
  16. iamleeann

    Lone Star Kingwood / Cyfair ADN Spring 2013 ADMISSIONS

    We were told at orientation that all of the applications are at the system offices. They will do whatever they need to do with them and eventually return them back to the nursing programs. The Quest program applications are not processed with all of the others. I'm kind of confused on the post...did you not get accepted?