Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 15

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   meaghan240
    Thank you so much for the replies.. The last hospital I worked at achieved Magnet status when I was working there and I know there where levels the nurses where on and it depended on BSN or ADN or MSN and that determined there pay and if they had only ADN they could not get a raise without getting there BSN, so that is weird they will only hire BSN ?? Oh well. Does anyone else know any other hospitals that have PICU or Amy I am pretty sure CICU is the same thing ?? Right ?? That is really the only place I want to work, maybe a pediatric ER, but I could only do children.. If anyone has any ideas ??
    Thanks,
    Meaghan
  2. by   bridgfor428
    the instructors are not that way at all. in fact they are very down to earth and approachable (to varying degrees, like anywhere else) and most of them love to help students out and love students asking questions, discussing, etc...

    so don't worry about that.

    Quote from bfrdncr41
    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.
  3. by   brannab
    I was wondering if anyone was in the accelerated BSN program or at least looking into it. I am mostly interested to see what kind of grades you got in your first undergraduate degree and if that was taken into consideration during the DSoN selection process. I didn't do very well (GPA wise) with my BA but have so far received A's in my pre-reqs. Any thoughts?
  4. by   justmeagain
    I was thinking about applying after I finish Spring 09 prereqs. How long does it take to hear of acceptance if you don't mind sharing?
  5. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from bridgfor428
    the instructors are not that way at all. in fact they are very down to earth and approachable (to varying degrees, like anywhere else) and most of them love to help students out and love students asking questions, discussing, etc...

    so don't worry about that.
    Thank you for posting this! I think that's my biggest fear and I feel better now.
  6. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from justmeagain
    I was thinking about applying after I finish Spring 09 prereqs. How long does it take to hear of acceptance if you don't mind sharing?
    I heard within a couple months. J.J.(admissions director) actually called me when he received my application and talked to me about the school. He basically did an informal interview and wanted to make sure I understood everything financially. He is really good with e-mail questions too. I think the biggest obstacle for everyone is finding the $36k to pay for school since they don't have federal aid yet.
    Hope this helps!
    Last edit by jb2u on May 15, '08 : Reason: Removed Director's name per TOS
  7. by   justmeagain
    Thank you so much for replying. yeah, ouch. maybe I should just stay at UCCS and wait it out.
  8. by   SuperSteff
    Hi everyone,

    I'm also from California and considering DSON. For all those who have been accepted for the Oct '08 program, when did you start applying?

    I have applied to a private school in LA, but I would like a Plan B... and if it means moving to Denver, so be it!

    Thanks.
  9. by   albpreemieRN
    Anyone who is in the program or who has been through it.......

    can you tell me when we take our pediatric rotation?

    Thanks.
  10. by   bridgfor428
    for us we took both pediatric and obstetric in quarter 3 of 7. i heard they were considering revising the order of the rotations and classes, but i doubt they've changed peds yet, if they will at all.
  11. by   angels&heaven122
    Hi everyone!! I haven't posted in a while, I have just been reading and getting as much info as possible. As of today, I have a meeting with jeff on thursday morning to take a tour and get everything all figured out, I am also going for my ADN so if there is anyone doing this currently or starting in october, any info would be great!...like...what I should wear, specific questions to ask?? Thanks!! And good luck to everyone!
    p.s. how are the actual classes..tough? lots of hw? Not that im not ready for it, im just a little nervous!
  12. by   albpreemieRN
    does the U of CO hospital hire DSoN grads? On DSoN's website it doesn't list them in the "where our graduates work" section.
  13. by   bridgfor428
    cu's hospital does not hire dsn grads at present. cu says it is because dsn is not currently accredited (even though every other hospital in denver, including the level one trauma centers, hire our grads), but we have been told that it is a political issue, since some of the dsn administration were former administration members at cu who left when dsn opened.

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