I first started out at Concorde in Aurora for their LPN program, last year. I don't want to say too much here, but feel free to PM me. In a nutshell, though, I would personally not recommend them at all. Not just for the price (which has gone up to $28,000 and they seem to raise the price every academic year) but also for all the drama (which I admit that every nursing school
has - but Concorde's seemed excessive to me) and gossip that nothing was done about, obnoxious behavior by other classmates during class and lab, cheating on tests, teachers that don't seem to care, etc, etc. There are a lot more reasons as to why I left, though, including that I became very ill. The program lasts 13 months and is a M-F, 8:00 am - 3 pm kind of deal. Clinicals start in the middle of the 2nd quarter. A new LPN class starts every 10 weeks, I think. Now, not every class of students is bad and there are some really good teachers in the bunch. The program and schedule works for a lot of people and some love it, but it doesn't work for everyone. However, if you have no children (or if you do, you have reliable daycare) and don't have to keep working full time while going to school, it could work out great for you. It is true that there are no pre-reqs required in order to start. The pre-reqs are rolled into the program. You do need to go through a couple of interviews, get a passing score on the NET, and have financial aid set up before you can start. I guess I did say a lot after all, huh? Well, regardless, feel free to PM me and I wish you the best of luck on your journey! I hope you get into the program that is right for you.