Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 14

I am looking for a LPN program in Colorado. I heard Emily Griffith has a great program but I want to later move into RN program. I also checked in Regis What do you think?... Read More

  1. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from salsaking
    By the way, it looks like I'll be able to come up with the tuition money and attempt monthly. I've managed to come up with 25k so I'm hoping that I can come up with the rest while I'm in school..........
    that's great news! congrats! I will have a socal buddy

    Does anyone know what we need as far as scrubs go? The acceptance letter didn't talk about supplies for the start and I was curious.
  2. by   Never2late1
    hi everyone
    I live in NorCa. After I have been denied 5/8 nursing schools that I applied this year in Ca, and I can't wait any longer, so I decided to apply to the BSN program, and I'll be started in Oct 6, 2008.
    Hopefully I'll see all of you there in Denver someday.
  3. by   jordanpa18
    Thanks much! Micro seems pretty easy compared to the 7months of
    A & P I had. I am imagining nursing school to be like A&P all the time. I hope we get to have a little fun somewhere in there... Part of me really wants to get into the July class and the other part says...um ..maybe you should take a couple months off! I have been accepted for the October class for sure so I guess I will just wait and see!
  4. by   salsaking
    I'm pretty sure the scrubs thing gets taken care of at the orientation. Does anyone know how soon we are supposed to send back our payment plans?
  5. by   KJ0615
    Hi:

    About six weeks before you start, you will get an email advising you that an initial $3,000.00 payment is due by a specified date (I think it was due a month before I started). This payment covers the first 2 months of school.

    As regards to scrubs, there is a scrub store that comes in to sell them. You can also get them at the place of your choice. You can where any scrubs to the labs, but once you start clinicals, you will need ciel blue scrubs. I hope this helps.
  6. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from KJ0615
    Hi:

    About six weeks before you start, you will get an email advising you that an initial $3,000.00 payment is due by a specified date (I think it was due a month before I started). This payment covers the first 2 months of school.

    As regards to scrubs, there is a scrub store that comes in to sell them. You can also get them at the place of your choice. You can where any scrubs to the labs, but once you start clinicals, you will need ciel blue scrubs. I hope this helps.
    thank you for clarifying! I'm sooooo glad we don't have to wear white! YIPPPPEEEEE!
  7. by   Receo
    Hi,
    I will be attending DSN in October for the BSN program. I am wondering if anyone knows of cheap places to live in Denver? I am unfamiliar with the area. Do they have a board at the school for roommate postings, etc?
    Thanks!
  8. by   albpreemieRN
    Anyone else fill out their SM Loan info yet? I feel like I'm signing my life away. :uhoh21:
  9. by   meaghan240
    Hi.. I got my acceptance letter for October 08 start date also but I am in the ADN program and then going right back to University of Phoenix for the BSN program.. I just want my degree then can do everything else online for finishing.. Someone mentioned getting a letter of acceptance to someone else ?!?! I had the same thing I got my letter than a girl named Danielle her acceptance letter also !!
    As for all the loans we have had a mortgage and sold our home in chicago but just to get a lower rate we are having my parents sign and we will pay each month now so it wont be as high when I graduate. It really is an investment for the future and once we are done with school we can start working !!! YEAH>..
    My question is, for the people who live in Denver and work, does Childrens take ADN ??? I worked in an PICU in Chicago for 7 years so I have the nursing assistant experience, but obviously not the RN experience. DSON told me they do not hire ADN and they do not do clinicals there either ?? Just wondering how true that is ?? Also is anyone else going to be in my class ?? A lot are doing the BSN, but I have not heard about ADN ??
    Thanks,
    Meaghan
  10. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from meaghan240
    Hi.. I got my acceptance letter for October 08 start date also but I am in the ADN program and then going right back to University of Phoenix for the BSN program.. I just want my degree then can do everything else online for finishing.. Someone mentioned getting a letter of acceptance to someone else ?!?! I had the same thing I got my letter than a girl named Danielle her acceptance letter also !!
    As for all the loans we have had a mortgage and sold our home in chicago but just to get a lower rate we are having my parents sign and we will pay each month now so it wont be as high when I graduate. It really is an investment for the future and once we are done with school we can start working !!! YEAH>..
    My question is, for the people who live in Denver and work, does Childrens take ADN ??? I worked in an PICU in Chicago for 7 years so I have the nursing assistant experience, but obviously not the RN experience. DSON told me they do not hire ADN and they do not do clinicals there either ?? Just wondering how true that is ?? Also is anyone else going to be in my class ?? A lot are doing the BSN, but I have not heard about ADN ??
    Thanks,
    Meaghan
    Hi Meaghan,
    I know on Denver Children's website it says they are looking for BSN nurses, so I would assume they are only hiring BSN prepared nurses at this time. I don't know what a big different this makes
    I was looking at their CICU and it says they do hire new grads. I would def. call and look into it!
    Good Luck!
    -Amy
  11. by   albpreemieRN
    I was also going to ask anyone who has attended or is attending currently, how are the nursing professors? I'm nervous about getting a "nurse ratchet" who's only misson is to make us all feel inferior and stupid.
  12. by   graceomalleyRN
    Hi Meaghan,

    Denver Children's only hires BSN grads and will only hire BSN grads in the future according to the HR person in charge of their clinical placements with whom I spoke last year. This is due to their Magnet status.

    University Hospital (also Magnet) hires only BSN Graduate Nurses as well.

    IMO they are eliminating a lot of great nurses this way. But those are the only two in the Denver area that require a BSN. All the others hire ADN's.
    Last edit by graceomalleyRN on May 12, '08
  13. by   JettaDP
    Does anyone have any thoughts they can offer on this school? Do you know if they are reputable? They don't have a waitlist but the school is more competitive. I was told I would have a good standing in the competition because I have a 3.83 cumulative GPA and a 4.0 in the pre-req's. I really like the fact that I wouldn't have to be on waitlist for years but I also don't want to sell myself short by going to a school that does not have a good reputation.

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