Concorde Career Institute (Colorado) - page 4

Hi, I am new here and am trying to get into nursing school in Colorado, however the wait lists here are crazy!!! I am looking into Concorde Career Institutes (they have no wait), ADN program. I wanted to know if this is a... Read More

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    Thank you so much for those words of inspiration I am going to study very hard on those test questions on that web site and have faith.
    Thank you again.

    Medicalstud

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    From D'sGirl:

    FYI: The Practice NET test is harder than real life. I think the point of it is that if you can pass that you will not have a problem passing the real one.

    MedicalStud: The response from D'sGirl (above) is absolutely right on. Concorde (and other nursing schools) are looking for a minimum composite score on the NET. I haven't been in school for a loooonnnnnggggg time and I was able to score decently after doing only one careful run-through of the practice math and reading questions.

    It's my understanding that Concorde will start taking applications in May for the July 7, 2008 RN program start date. I have the "right" test numbers - just have to figure out the financing - still trying to figure out if we can/should do it. Have you talked to the Concorde people yet, MedicalStud? Like all "career" schools, they won't be very forthcoming over the phone but if you go there, you take the 12-minute Wonderlic test as well as the NET. If you arrange for the NET, they give you the score right there and then - and they don't charge you anything to take the NET (at least they didn't charge me anything - I don't think they're trying to make money out of test-taking).
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    Hello,

    I would reccommend Concorde Career Institute (College) LPN program. I am not familiar with the RN program. I attended Concorde and loved it I was the first graduating LPN class in 1995.

    At the time I lived in Texas and the waiting list were all so long...while visiting my sister in colorado she to me to try concorde to see if they had an LPN program. I called them up, this was June 1994 and was told that the would be starting a class soon and to leave my name and number. After hanging up i told my sister they are not going to call me because i live out of state.

    Well, low and behold the called me in late July early Aug to say they were starting a class in september 1994 if i were interested to take they entry exam and do an enterview.........I flew back out to dever to take care of all the business and was excepted!

    I packed up my children and my belongings and started at concorde sept 1994 and completed oct 1995. It was great experience
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    Hi there everyone I graduate June 30th from Concordes LPN program and I can say that it was a good experience, I have no regrets about it.

    I have heard that the RN program has a lot of issues and the students that want to continue and go on for thier BSN can't transfer ANYTHING to any state or private 4 year colleges because the RN program is not accredited.
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    Hi there everyone I graduate June 30th from Concordes LPN program and I can say that it was a good experience, I have no regrets about it.

    This is really good to hear, Castilme. I'm happy for you

    I have heard that the RN program has a lot of issues and the students that want to continue and go on for thier BSN can't transfer ANYTHING to any state or private 4 year colleges because the RN program is not accredited.

    If you or one of your LPN classmates wanted to attend an LPN-RN bridge program, do you know if you could do that? Is the accreditation or lack thereof an issue for you too?

    Thanks in advance :bowingpur
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    You know I was thinking of doing the bridge program at concorde because its quick and I know they are working on getting their accredidation. I would be content with an assosiates degree for now. I heard from a friend who graduated from the concorde RN that Metro allows the credits to transfer, but I don't know how true that is.

    In the LPN program we are not required to take microbiology, college english, A&P II, and I think College Algebra, which are all prerequisites into any RN program ...so anyone ,regardless on where you recieved your LPN from, will have to end up having to take those courses. Its not just a concorde thing. So no I dont forsee any problems with my future education yet because I don't even have those classes under my belt.

    A lot of my friends from school are going to get their pre reqs for RN at one of the community colleges then apply to ACC's lpn -rn and get on the wait list. I know some others that are doing the on line program from Indiana State University for BSN......
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    Do you know if you get your LPN from Concorde, can you do a bridge program at another school to get your RN? Like a community college??
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    Yes you can do a bridge program to a community college because they require you to have your LPN license to get in ,so you'll already have that after graduate concorde.

    I do know you do have to take some prerequisites like A&P 1 and 2(concordes A&P 1 won't transfer I already tried) Microbiology, English and Algebra. All of which, exept the A&P 1, are classes that Concorde did not reqire you to take as part of the program , so you really dont get jipped out of anything as far as that goes.
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    That is good to know. You can get your LPN, get a job, then work on your pre-reqs while waiting to get into a bridge program. How long is the LPN program? And I think it was answered before, but I just woke up and am being lazy....LOL....but about how much does it cost?
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    Concorde's LPN program is 5-ten week sessions and takes about 13? to 14? months, but someone like castilme who's attending the program can confirm that or give more details. Go in and talk to Concorde. No harm in finding out more info. They'll have you take a Wonderlic test, talk to a financial aid person (they do Stafford and Pell) and if you're interested in the program have you arrange to take the NET as well. I believe the LPN program starts every 3 months. I don't know if there is both a daytime program and an evening program. Again, someone already attending would have a better idea.


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