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Hi all! I am very motivated to get into nursing school this year. I live in Florida and was wondering if anyone knows anything about Pinellas Tech online Lpn program? To be able to complete the book portion online and only travel to campus for clinicals,exams,etc would be great! I have 3 children at home and work full time like many of you so any time saved from the long drive to campus would help out tremendously.

Thanks in advance:o

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Conqueror+ has 22 years experience.

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Have you gone to their site ? There is a LOT of information there.

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I've gone to their site. I'm looking for opinions from past or present PTEC students on the online lpn program just so I can kind of get an idea of what to expect if I do decide on this school.

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to learn more about ptec's nursing program, please do review the pn information on our site and also plan on attending the admissions seminar may 18. you must go to our site and register to attend. at this seminar, details about the application and admissions process are covered thoroughly. it is also a great time to meet the instructors for the august class and to get answers to questions in person.

 

i usually try to field specific questions before the seminar, but in your case it sounds like you may be better off waiting until the admissions seminar and then directing questions to the instructor.

 

if you'd like to email us, we'd be happy to contact you to see if we can help before the seminar.

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Hi Everyone!

This questions is to those who are have graduate from PTEC LPN program. I am thinking of double majoring. I'm currently a student at USF majoring in Communication Science& disorders. I only have 1 1/2 year left to get my B.S. Just recently I've decided I want to pursue LPN at PTEC.

My question to is, I want to continue to finish my B.S at USF, but also do the LPN program(online-half online/half clinic) at the same time. Do you think it is do-able or am i setting myself up to fail? Also, how was your experience and how much effort did you have to put into the program. Please let me know, anything will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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chandrapn2011 has 4 years experience and specializes in medical assistant/office.

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hi everyone,

is anyone currently a student at ptech as a pn online? is fo how is it?

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chandrapn2011 has 4 years experience and specializes in medical assistant/office.

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hi again, i forgot to ask does everyone apply to more than one school? thanks

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Just wondering if you applied for the online yet?

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I am currently a new student at ptec's online program. I applied for April but got wait-listed till October. We just finished the cna part and will be starting the nursing fundamentals in January. Since you do not go to class there is a lot of homework more so than just going to class and if you don't stay on it you can be spending some nights without sleep as I learned the hard way. Also the clinical schedules are set up whenever they can get in. Our class was supposed to have clinicals on weekends and one weeknight every two weeks. I have yet to see a weekend and we have been doing several evenings. Some people with children were not happy with that change. We were told it is the same anywhere with clinicals and that we could drop even though it was a surprise to find out the first day of class! Overall you cannot beat the cost I have thousands in student loan debt and Galen wasn't a wise choice for me to accumulate more debt for an lpn...I think I will only take more debt for an rn bsn progam or grad courses. I wouldn't suggest doing your other courses while doing this program unless you don't have to work at all because although the work isn't hard it is tedious/time consuming. I was also thinking of doing my rn pre-reqs while in this progam but decided not to yet.

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Hi all! I am very motivated to get into nursing school this year. I live in Florida and was wondering if anyone knows anything about Pinellas Tech online Lpn program? To be able to complete the book portion online and only travel to campus for clinicals,exams,etc would be great! I have 3 children at home and work full time like many of you so any time saved from the long drive to campus would help out tremendously.

Thanks in advance:o

Thanks for the input,just another question can you use a tab instead of a computer ?

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196 Posts; 4,149 Profile Views

I am currently a new student at ptec's online program. I applied for April but got wait-listed till October. We just finished the cna part and will be starting the nursing fundamentals in January. Since you do not go to class there is a lot of homework more so than just going to class and if you don't stay on it you can be spending some nights without sleep as I learned the hard way. Also the clinical schedules are set up whenever they can get in. Our class was supposed to have clinicals on weekends and one weeknight every two weeks. I have yet to see a weekend and we have been doing several evenings. Some people with children were not happy with that change. We were told it is the same anywhere with clinicals and that we could drop even though it was a surprise to find out the first day of class! Overall you cannot beat the cost I have thousands in student loan debt and Galen wasn't a wise choice for me to accumulate more debt for an lpn...I think I will only take more debt for an rn bsn progam or grad courses. I wouldn't suggest doing your other courses while doing this program unless you don't have to work at all because although the work isn't hard it is tedious/time consuming. I was also thinking of doing my rn pre-reqs while in this progam but decided not to yet.

Thanks for the input,just another question can you use a tab instead of a computer ?Also do you think the clinicals will stay that way because I have two kids and that seems like it will be hard to do,do tell you in advanced when and where the clinical are.

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I am currently a new student at ptec's online program. I applied for April but got wait-listed till October. We just finished the cna part and will be starting the nursing fundamentals in January. Since you do not go to class there is a lot of homework more so than just going to class and if you don't stay on it you can be spending some nights without sleep as I learned the hard way. Also the clinical schedules are set up whenever they can get in. Our class was supposed to have clinicals on weekends and one weeknight every two weeks. I have yet to see a weekend and we have been doing several evenings. Some people with children were not happy with that change. We were told it is the same anywhere with clinicals and that we could drop even though it was a surprise to find out the first day of class! Overall you cannot beat the cost I have thousands in student loan debt and Galen wasn't a wise choice for me to accumulate more debt for an lpn...I think I will only take more debt for an rn bsn progam or grad courses. I wouldn't suggest doing your other courses while doing this program unless you don't have to work at all because although the work isn't hard it is tedious/time consuming. I was also thinking of doing my rn pre-reqs while in this progam but decided not to yet.

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