I have found some really old threads about EVIT here, but would like to hear from anyone who has recent experiences with them. I am thinking about taking 2013 to get myself ready by taking some community college classes for the couple of prereqs they have and then applying to start in early 2014 after my husband finishes his MBA. I am already a CNA and my current employer hires LPNs and will help me pay for school, so I am not really worried about being able to find a job after school.
I have heard there is some prejudice against this program. A nurse I work with and whose son did his LPN at EVIT told me that the Maricopa Community Colleges will not allow LPNs trained at EVIT to enter their RN program in the third block like they will for other LPNs. Honestly, what the heck, everyone has to pass the same NCLEX-PN, right?! It's approved by the BON isn't it?! Anyway, apparently private schools here will, just not the community colleges.
That's way down the road, though, as I plan to work for a year or two as an LPN before even considering more school. It could be longer than that, too, because my oldest child will start college right after I graduate if I get into the program in 2014.
The reasons I am considering this particular program are because of its schedule, which will allow me to attend classes while my kids are in school and still work as a CNA two night shifts a week, and because it's relatively quick, at 13 months in length. It might not be the cheapest way to go, but those two other attributes override that, as does the tuition assistance I can get from my employer.
So, any recent or current attendees wish to comment?
Also, alternatively, does anyone know if Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers any of its nursing programs at the Williams-Gateway Campus? I have scoured their website and been unable to determine that. They also have an LPN program. Gateway and Maricopa Skills Center have both ended theirs. :-(