Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 28

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   blueyes27
    I am actually doing the full BSN program with pre-reqs (new for this year I believe) as I still have some to take so maybe that is why I can start so soon.
  2. by   inusa123
    Hi CM1215, Yea I'll be starting in Oct., I'm so excited!!! I was 8 on the list and I got in!!! Are you waitlisted as well??
  3. by   pjsmom
    Good to see a few of you guys will be starting with me in Oct!!
  4. by   kasperas
    I am in the school now. It is a fantastic program - the best in the area when I was researching where to go, and thus it was my top choice. It is brand new, and shares the campus with the University of Colorado Hospital as well as Children's Hospital.
    It is extremely competitive - but that means that you are surrounded by the best and brightest in your classes. The professors are fantastic as well. Admission is based on grades (at least a 3.5 GPA) and essay highlighting your experience with diversity as well as motivation to become a nurse. The ABSN is even more competitive - they take about 50 people into that program each year. Almost everyone in the school has a previous degree but most end up in the traditional tract. For accelerated and traditional programs combined (because you all start in a cohort together) about 15% of applicants are accepted.
    I don't know much about Denver area because I live in Boulder. The campus is not in an area of Denver where I would want to live though. It is a "commuter campus".
    Hope that helps and good luck!
  5. by   Alice88
    jellyfish111, thanks for the reply. that's a bit discouraging to hear.

    good luck to you as well!
  6. by   duniam
    On the DenverSchoolOfNursing.Org website it states that their degrees are nationally accredited... not sure why that would be up there if they werent :\
  7. by   Dennis88
    Check the date on the post, it's over two years old. DSN was not accredited at that time.
  8. by   texanmomma
    I just my thumbs up from kelly.. I"m for the JAN 2010 BSN... horray!
  9. by   sara71985
    Okay, so I am new here wanting to go get an ADN in nursing, I am going to sign up for late start classes at PPCC this semester for pre reqs before I can apply for their ADN in nursing (possibly there). However I have many questions... First I see PPCC is NOT nationally accredited. My plan is to continue on to get my BSN... was thinking about UCCS but I also dont see them on the list of nationally accredited schools.. So if I went to PPCC will UCCS accept my transfer? If I got my BSN at UCCS and happened to move out of state or want a masters will it be ok with it not being nationally accredited as well? I see there are no nationally accredited schools in colorado springs, has it been a problem for anyone not going to a nationally accredited school when wanting to further education or get a job or move out of state? There are schools in pueblo which are nationally accredited (pueblo community college and CSU pueblo) which I could commute to. Has anyone gone there? Would it be a better option? I was thinking of taking my pre reqs at PPCC and then just applying for Pueblo community college. Does anyone know much about the wait list or process there? I really don't want to go all the way through nursing school to have limited options to further my education or change locations if necessary. Also, I know in some states there are hospitals that have nursing programs and will pay all or part of your tuition if you work for them.. Is there any such thing in Colorado Springs that anyone knows of? I couldn't find any info on any hospital site. Or any scholarships or grants anyone suggest I apply for? Thanks!
  10. by   2RNornot2RN
    Hello!

    You wrote "I really don't want to go all the way through nursing school to have limited options to further my education" and I laughed! That is exactly how I feel right now. I waited 2.5 years to get into the program and there's a waitlist whereever you go in Colorado. You may be able to get in a little quicker through CSU-Pueblo.

    This is my honest opinion for you. I am in PPCC's program and I am set to graduate this December. I recommend going straight to UCCS and wish I would have done that myself. There is a WHOLE lot more opprotunity than there is for us at PPCC. UCCS gets better clinical spots, they get the first dibs on jobs and they are overall more welcomed than students from PPCC. Please, save yourself and go to UCCS! Having a BSN is key to finding a job nowadays.

    Hope that helps!
  11. by   sara71985
    I would have started there but I think it will save me A LOT to go to PPCC or PCC first and then apply for the RN to BSN program at UCCS or CSU pueblo. I already may have to have more student loans than I want once I start the actual nursing program because my job now at an insurance company is a normal M-F daytime job and even if they let me go to part time I am sure the schedules would still conflict, I can always try to find another night job but who knows in this economy I may have to depend on loans but I guess i'll worry about that when I get there. I am thinking of going to school in Pueblo now because I wonder why the schools here are not nationally accredited and how much it matters.
  12. by   nam11
    I was wondering if anyone has found out from Metro if they are in for Jan 2010? I know it has only been 2 weeks from the deadline, but I was wondering what the response time usually is from Metro. I was hoping to know soon, but I do not even have a clue about what their time frame is.
  13. by   yuchihchih
    It may be different based on how many people apply the program.. Last year, I got my congrats letter two months before the program started..so you probably can expect the answer from them around Oct or Nov...hope this help

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