Lincoln Tech Reviews - Certificate in Nursing
I started Lincoln Tech in Iselin, NJ March 2018. This program is one year Monday thru Friday from 8am-2:45 pm. The school is located on the second floor, there is an elevator but I've gotten stuck twice in the elevators so I wouldn't recommend taking it The advisors are wonderful. I had ms.e. she was the best. She explained the school to me and everything from the beginning or so I thought but we will get to that later on. Lucky for me, I got the full financial aid amount. so I was in debt 10,000 dollars. Orientation is in a room in the school like a week before class starts. From the first day of school, they give you all of your first quarter books only if you are up to date with all your payments for the school. Depending on your financial situation it can be as low as 50 and as high as almost 1000 a month. They give you these ugly paper thin scrubs but they do allow you to wear your own scrubs as long as its the school color royal blue. Then they start telling you the rules. Number one rule is BE ON TIME. You only have 37.5 hours to miss every semester which is every 3 months. You cannot miss any more than 3 clinical days if you miss the third day your out of the program and you have to repeat the clinical class over. If you repeat a class, you cannot move on to the next quarter meaning you have to that class first solo until you move on to more classes. If you have to repeat a class 3 times, you are out of the program and all the other nursing programs in NJ for a whole year. PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT OF WHAT THEY MAKE YOU SIGN! The first classes were the hardest for me which is Anatomy and Fundamentals 1 but since all the teachers here use test bank I was able to pass with flying colors. The second semester you entered pharmacology class, you must pass a dose calculation exam with an 86% or higher in order to continue the pharmacology class, you have three chances to take it but you have to score higher than you did on the last one each time. Your pharmacology teacher will be Ms.p. she doesn't play that cheating stuff on exams. Plus you don't need to cheat on her exams cause pharmacology is memorization plus her final is super easy Fundamental 2 was a super easy class because the student realized while you're in the exam room, you can go on google on the computer and yes as of April 14, 2019, you still can use google while taking an exam. Plus there was a score button on the bottom of the exams where it would tell you if you had the right answers or not but they took that off. At the end of the 2nd semester, you have a comprehensive exam which is everything you should know up to this point in the program. If you know your stuff you should be okay. Moving on into the third semester, you will have maternity, mental health, and med surg 1 . Your teachers will be Ms.L. and Ms.S., these are the only teachers that really care about any of the students there includes Ms.P.. They will really work with you to make sure you understand the material. Ms.S. caused me to have baby fever all throughout her maternity class. Now the final semester, this is the bs they don't tell you when you come to this school the classes you will have is Med Surg 2 and Professional Development. Med Surg 2 you will have Ms.H., she is the WORSE, she doesn't explain anything to any student, she goes straight off the slides. Her exams are hard but I still managed to pass. Not to mention you have one month for the class so that means you have 4 weeks to get 8 exams done plus during those 4 weeks you start clinical which is now 3 days out of the week, so you learn a lesson on Monday and the next day you come in for class you take the exam for it . Now professional developments is with Ms.L. again which is great, the school basically assigns you a tutor online( side note: if your get V. as a coach your definitely gonna pass the class, she's a great coach) to help you pass nclex . So everyone who thinks cheating they way through school isn't gonna help them trust me you will relearn everything anyways so it honestly doesn't even matter. You have one month to complete all ten lessons the online tutor gives you and you get a grade based on how many you complete so for example if you complete 1 lesson you get a 10 %, if you get 8 lessons done, you get 80 %. What they don't tell you is that the grade is worth 75% of your average for the semester and you only have two other exams for the whole class. I know people who didn't know this and didn't do the lessons and relied only on the exams and failed the very last quarter. At the end of the year, you take an ATI exam if you scored 65 or higher you can get a voucher for the school to pay for your nclex exam for free. If you don't pass, you still graduate you just have to pay for everything out of pocket. Overall this school is okay but just keep your head down and if your gonna cheat keeps it to yourself. Nursing Students are only for themselves.
So I attended LTI in Edison for the LPN evening program. It started off great.....but by third quarter I felt as if we had instructors who weren't familiar with the material they were teaching. They would speed through the material as if we should know it....stumbling over words and answering yes to every question a student asked which was not correct. A lot of my classmates didn't make it to 4th quarter I believe simply because of poor instructions. I had to do a lot of self study.... they then moved the school fourth quarter. ....I mean come on you move the school and still expect people to be there on time....and most of us evening students come to class directly after getting off at 5 pm. You are expected to be there at 6pm sharp with no grace period. This is a clocked course and once u reach 37.5 hours missed in a quarter. You are done! I recently had a dispute with the business office regarding an alleged refund; I made my pymt over the phone as I have been doing for the last almost 2 years. .and on a Tuesday at 4:58 pm I get a call saying they refunded me money as opposed to taking the pymt. The alleged refund was not in my account and I explained this to the director of the business office she was adamant that I had this money which I did not. If I couldn't bring in the money the night of class I could not attend until I made this pymt. I cried begged and pleaded to pay on Thursday but was still told no money. No class. Thank god a classmate made the pymt for me and I repaid her. So bottom line is this school is all about money! The emotional well-being of students is a joke to them. The only good thing is a you can meet and connect with some great people in class. However most of them are haters and can't stand if someone gets a higher score. My gpa is a 3.64 and I'm expected to finish in Oct 2016! Hindsight is 2020 and if I knew then what I know now I would have found another program!
Current evening Practical Nursing student in my last term at Moorestown. I hear a lot of complaints, and I would have to disagree. Instructors are nice and educated. You do have to put the effort in and study, its a hard program. Other then that, Im completely satisfied with my education I received so far, and can't wait to take my NCLEX. One of the best organized Technical school around.
LTI in Lincoln RI would be a good program if they would do away with the ATI person who tries to undermine every student and instructor in the building. Woman claims to be an RN but according to the board of nursing in the same state she doesn't even have an expired RI license so why is she pretending to be an RN in RI? Fraudulent. Not to mention she has lied to our class so many times the devil probably blushes.
This school is the WORST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. The teachers are totally clueless they dont teach at all they throw books at you and expect you to know the material inside and out even if you have no prior knowledge of the material. The grading system is totally messed up. As an LPN student you take a course the last month of your first quarter. There is a total of 3 exams and a final all equaling 95% of your grade. Yea really fair to set students up for failure. If you fail that class and want to repeat you only get ONE REPEAT FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR and you have to drop out of school and re enroll. Nothing of that is said at orientation or anywhere else. Basically you get a phone call saying "you only get on free repeat so it should be taken into consideration if you truly want to use it on a 30 hr course because if you fail any of the bulk classes through out the rest of the yr you will have to pay for them out of pocket" real encouraging right!!!!! Bust your hump day in and day out to be thrown around like a ping pong ball in an overpriced $30,000 program to feel like crap and have no direction on where else to go because you gave so much money to the school that turned into crap!!!! Not to mention the lack of clean classrooms and bathrooms without TP and paper towels, the so called lunch room is disgustimg and never cleaned and all it contains are vending machines that steal your money constantly, real nice for students who are at school from 8a-2:45p a day. The staff are rude and refuse to help when multiple students complain. The tests do not match the work, the clinicals are awful in disgusting nursing homes where pts are treated like garbage and abused. I regret ever going to the Edison campus and I suggest ppl who are considering going do your research before you waste financial aid money to go there. I am so beyond disgusted and angry that now I have to find another program to get into. Oh and major word of advice IF YOU WANT TO BECOME AN RN YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE THE WHOLE RN PROGRAM BC NONE OF THE CLASSES YOU TAKE HERE ARE TRANSFERABLE AT ALL, TOTALLY UNRECOGNIZED. So unless you want to be an LPN as a career re-think your choice.
Lincoln tech in Edison WOULD be a fantastic school if they weren't so rude.. Select people in the office are 100% rude, they have attitude with students and when bothered to help a student they bring off a vibe that there annoyed. It's not comforting.. For being in a LPN program the select teachers are not what a nursing student should have as a teacher... We're not being taught how we should be. And going for help does NOT help a single bit. I feel that the school is so unorganized. And with the amount of money you pay for the LPN program it's not worth it because the education I am getting it useless, and I'm teaching myself. So for 30,000+ for this program it is not worth it.
Terrible school who only cares about the loans you are going to take out to attend there. Highly unorganized by the Director of Nursing. Staff was somewhat good. Program is VERY expensive and not worth the money you spend. The school does not care about you what so ever. No student support. Complete waste of time and money. The Hamden, CT campus that I went to closed down in June 2014.
This is the worst school I've ever gone to. The nursing supervisor for nights is a control freak and is extremely rude as is most of the instructors.Everyone talks to you as if you were in 3rd grade.Its so painful to attend that I want to drop out but then I will be stuck with a 32k loan. Instructors teach you by reading from a PowerPoint and if you ask a question they belittle you in front of the class and say you should know that already. Real sucky school. Very disorganized and I would tell anyone who's thinking of going here for the lpn program to run away as fast as you can. Oh and if you're 1 minute late from your 10 minute break you will be docked 1 hour, which means you have to come in an hour early the next day to make the time up.Oh and on your days off don't forget to check your engrade online because the nursing supervisor likes to give tons of extra busy work for you to find time to do on the weekends. Incredible....
Highly unorganized school. Overpriced by too much $34,000 for the nursing program. The staff is rude and the minute you need extra help you are on your own. Not allowed to see what you go wrong on a test so how do you learn from your mistakes. I was kicked out for failing a class by one point. Since I was 3/4 thru the program and paid in cash, I HAVE NOTHING BUT A BAD EXPERIENCE AND DEBT. Compete waste of time and money. The school is constantly having new staff because the Director of Nursing is so rude. She has NO compassion for anyone. That place makes me sick to my stomach, especially when I see their joke of commercials on TV. I attended the Hamden Connecticut campus. What a joke this school is!
Going to Lincoln Tech in Edison, NJ was the biggest regret in my life. I went there when it was fairly new (we were only the third class). The school was terrible. It was highly unorganized, I didn't learn anything that was actually needed and it did not prepare me for nursing jobs. I spent over $20, 000 going there and now I'm in debt with loans. I passed the classes with flying colors and grated with "honors" and I still failed the NCLEX the first time. They told us that the previous class had a passing rate of 80 something percent but what they didn't tell us was the class size was considerably smaller because it was the first one. My friends and I did not know that and a lot of us failed the NCLEX. We all said we were not ready even though we did well in the actually classes and clinical. Till this day, I still have not gotten a job but I have gone to interviews. One of the places even said that Lincoln Tech was not a great school. If you really want to become a LPN, go to Middlesex VoTech. It is only a 1/4 of the tuition, they apparently more organized, and have a higher passing rate. Or even better, if you can get into a community college nursing program, go there because you can actually get a degree.