any colorado lpn programs w/ no pre reqs?

  1. I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any lpn programs in colorado that dont require any pre-reqs? For instance I found out there is a nursing school in quincy MA that has one with no pre-reqs and takes 10 months...{they also have an accelerated rn program.} I just hope there is somthing like that in colorado because im a 37 year old single mom and time is important especially since my local nusing progam takes 2 1/2 years at the least to become an lpn. Im considering moving from colorado to Quincy MA just to attend their program but would rather stay in colorado.{I love it here! } Can anyone help me out with some information???
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  3. by   mbw5680
    Emily Griffith has a 1 year program, and I think you can take all your pre-reqs through them (there's about one semester's worth.) My mother did the program with SIX children at home, and she said it was managable.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Concorde Career Institute has a 1 year LPN program woth no prerequisites required for admission. I think it is located in the Denver metro area.
  5. by   Coloradogrl
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Concorde Career Institute has a 1 year LPN program woth no prerequisites required for admission. I think it is located in the Denver metro area.
    I go to Concorde & they dont require any pre reqs just taking a entrance exam. I know that it isnt to and they have programs starting about every 4 months. They should have one starting in the next few months.
  6. by   mingez
    Well, the prereqs are built into the program. So, you'll have to take A and P etc, just not before you get your nursing classes.

    But it's soooo expensive.
  7. by   Coloradogrl
    It is defintly expensive....I am going to have some heafty student loans afterwards. But it is about the same price as any private LPN/RN nursing program. They also have a bridge program there but most people brigde somewhere else because of the price.

    For me even though the price is heafty I was able to get in & this time next year I will be working as a nurse For me I just couldnt wait on a waiting list for another 2+ years.
  8. by   MountainMan
    Yes Concorde is expensive, short, and intense. It is a cram program with little time to breath or sleep....except for this one girl in my class...we all seem to need all the time we can get! But we will be done sooner than we think! Most other schools require you do your prereqs before you can get on the year+ waiting list.
    They have a financial aid department and do the foot work for you to get Staford loans etc..
    These other youngsters posting must be in my class.
  9. by   theFretfulStudent
    I am in the Concorde LPN program, I had to quit my job, move back in with my mother and live off student loans and I still think its worth it just to get it done. I walked in for my first meeting with admissions and within a week and a half I was in orientation. I recomend it.
  10. by   studentnurse3
    Quote from Coloradogrl
    It is defintly expensive....I am going to have some heafty student loans afterwards. But it is about the same price as any private LPN/RN nursing program. They also have a bridge program there but most people brigde somewhere else because of the price.

    For me even though the price is heafty I was able to get in & this time next year I will be working as a nurse For me I just couldnt wait on a waiting list for another 2+ years.


    I've been reading that Concorde is expensive. How expensive are we talking? I know Platt College is expensive at $60,000 but how much is Concorde? Thank you for any info.
  11. by   MountainMan
    The LPN program at Concorde is about $24000.00 This includes everything. Shots, books, scrubs, bookbag, instruction, and all the pre-req's are rolled into the course. Plus you'll be IV certified when you graduate. I think they even pay for your first NCLEX. It all takes about 13 months. You have to be ready to really buckle down and give up your extra free time. You'll have time for some important things and MOST? important people in your life...but you won't be cleaning out the garage this spring, I guarantee ya'. I like my teachers so far. They do have a financial aid department that will help you attain student loans. They do almost all the work for you, that is some of what the ones of us that attend are paying for. If you want to wait you can do it lots cheaper...but if you are like me and want to get it strarted now and go to work soon, then this is the place to go!
    If you go and they ask you who referred you just tell'em MountainMan, and they will just look you confused and have no idea what you are talking about so you'll gain the upper hand.
  12. by   Coloradogrl
    I agree with Mountain Man about giving up ALL your freetime!!! I think too many people think that you can work and go to school there and that is just NOT going to happen, unless you are a superhero and dont require any sleep!

    I spend about 3-5 hrs a night studying and on the weekends I put in more. It is overwhemling but I think it is worth it. I know I think that you have to be prepared to really do nothing but school work and if you cant make that your #1 thing in your life then wait til you can.....have the time I am sooo busy studying I forget to eat but I guess that doesnt matter because I am pretty much living on energy drinks right now
  13. by   Coloradogrl
    Oh yhea you should recommended mountian man but they might look at you like you are on some crazy meds....
  14. by   theFretfulStudent
    OK, what session are you all in so I can point you out!

    Ok, no...but really I am in second session....where are you guys?

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