Published Apr 27, 2010
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Dose anyone know about the hours for the morning class I know its 7 to 2 butt clinicles mrs merret said can go over in hours
Perhaps Clearwater is different. But usually clinical hours is the same as classroom hours. The only exception to this I found were the online students and evening sudents. The only time it ran over was in postconference or if I was observing a procedure that ran over. But even in these instances it was never more that 20-30minutes.
Oh thanks, yea i work so i did not know how it will conflicked with it.
An update - took the TABE this am...bad weather aside, did well. Like the OP, I started in Bldg 7 signed in, paid for exam. Hiked over to Bldg 10, took the test - about an hour, got my print out of the results and back to Bldg 7 to meet with a counselor. Didn't even sit down...as I'm already signed up for the mandatory meeting tomorrow and have the TEAS scheduled.
I tried to fax the results over to EAYL, but it wouldn't go through, so I scanned and emailed the pdf to them.
Picked up my titer results & got my 2nd Hep B shot - another $43! Next one isn't until October...get them started early (Health Department needs 30 days for titer results...and are the least expensive option that I've checked).
More hurdles to jump through tomorrow! Good luck everyone.
I am also trying to get into the August 2010 LPN Program at PTEC. I took the TABE and passed. Also took the TEAS and got 82.4. After seeing the turnout at the informational meeting, I don't think my chances for getting in are very good with 4 points (3 for TEAS score and 1 for previous medical experience). I don't know whether to retake the TEAS before applying on June 17th or just apply and see what happens. If I apply and don't make it, I will probably check into PTEC's CNA program or see what other CNA programs are approved by the school and then do that while waiting for the next LPN class to come around. I am unemployed and my benefits will be running out in July so I need to do something. Anyone have any suggestions or happen to know what other CNA programs are accepted by PTEC??
It can be discouraging after seeing all those people, but know that not all of them will end up applying or will have some other factor that keeps them from meeting all the criteria. Don't give up on yourself - go for it and stay positive! You have to have 30 days in between retakes on the TEAS, and the packet is due on June 17th. So, if you can, I'd say study like crazy and retake it if you can afford it. I know they don't accept the "short" courses or the courses you take to refresh or challenge the CNA exam by the state. If you aren't going to take theirs, and after you narrow down a few legitimate courses, call pTec and see if those programs meet their criteria. For the price of pTec and the points (when applying to the LPN program) you might just consider doing it at pTec.
As for a backup plan, I'd say you really need to decide what your long-term goals are so you can reach those goals too. My goal is to be a RN...so I'm applying to all the schools I can for that. If I'm not accepted, I'm also applying to various LPN programs. If that doesn't work out, I will attend a CNA course...however far back I have to start is fine because my long term goal is to be a nurse (BSN eventually). So, keep the end in mind when making your for-now plans...would be my advice. It has also helped me to know WHY I want to be a nurse...especially when doing all my pre-req courses, or paying $$ out for immunization/titers, books, etc or otherwise get discouraged.
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 :).
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 .
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?
unfortunately we had a constructive problem in team resources and our office was temporarily relocated. please fax your teas to my attention at *** *** ****.
i tried sending my scores by fax but it was busy. hope you can accept my scores this way.
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Thanks for the encouragement scrapworking and applicant 2010!! I appreciate it!
Applicant 2010...Sounds like we took the TEAS the same day unless they always have problems with the computers and people being turned away and needing a refund. Did you take it on May 14th?? If so, you still have time to study and retake it on June 15th.
Good luck!! :)
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.
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!
Good luck Applicant2010! Keep us posted!!
I took the TEAS today and met all the criteria for pTec with my scores. FYI - I took mine at PHCC ($50) - warning: do not go on any days that have some sort of deadline on them! Apparently, they don't have many computer set-up and you may have to wait and feel rushed. Also, no breaks. By the time I hit the 4 section (English), I rushed just to get the dang thing over-my brain was tired! Therefore, I scored in the 80's on something I normally, and easily hit in the mid-90's. But it's done...and every section is high enough for pTec (& PHCC where I'm also applying).
I had my first interview (which I thought went well) by phone with EAYL and they asked for the scores to evaluate for a 2nd interview. They have pretty good turnaround, so I hope to hear from them shortly thereafter. My only concern is the 3-yr commitment after my LPN. I plan on going right to RN, afterwards so this may no be a good fit for me. We'll see!
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