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Teco Nursing Program aug 2014

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by asehar2011 asehar2011, RN (New) New

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Hello all,

I just got my acceptance letter to Teco LPN program starting in august. Is anyone else here also going to be joining this program? I am told classes will be held at their new St. Cloud campus. Anyone been through this program already? if yes, what was your experience? and which books did you use throughout the program? Any advice?

Thanks!

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Hi!

I'm also starting this program in St. Cloud.

I just got all of my books today and I'm getting my scrubs this weekend. :)

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Hi & congrats on getting into the LPN program. I was thinking of going that route to. I have some questions if you don't mind answering.

How long was it before you had gotten accepted?

Did you have to do a level 2 background check (fingerprinting)? If so how long does that take?

Were they tough on immunization records? I only have titers since my childhood clinic lost my records. Nice huh!

That's all I can think of at the moment. Thank you in advance & good luck! I hope you have fun while learning so much!!! 😊

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nekozuki has 5 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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I graduated from TECO in 2012, and it did a phenomenal job of preparing me for my nursing career. It was difficult, as I had been out of school for over a decade, but definitely doable so long as one remains committed and motivated. I attended the full-time program and worked, but it is not something I would recommend (everyone else with jobs failed out very quickly). The part-time evening program was a much better option for those who must work (although clinicals run every other weekend).

Unfortunately, due to the recent changes at TECO, I can't tell you what to expect. The nursing director, instructors, and some clinical locations have changed. This is for the better; the program was fantastic, but only 8-12 students were graduating out of 30. Their graduation rate is improving, so hopefully they have found better ways to help students.

You will be given your book list. Don't buy anything extra, as your time will be better utilized going over what you'll already have.

Don't fall into the trap of "what thing can I buy, what app can I download, what extra stuff should I get?" Just use your flash cards, study questions at the end of the chapters, read read read, and take advantage of the CD/online practice tests that come with the book. You may see test answers on them.

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