Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 29

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   Alice88
    I asked them back at the open house and they said November.
  2. by   nam11
    Alice88,

    What information did you get from the info session? I know they just changed their program to the Jan start and 17 months, but why did they do this? Did they talk about the schedule? Are we going to have the same breaks as all students at Metro or did they add courses or clinical hours? I was wondering how their semesters work as compared to traditional students at Metro. Any information on the new program would be great if you have any. Thanks
  3. by   Alice88
    I didn't sit through the info session, I just talked to the admin people who were there. They said they changed the schedule to align it to the regular Metro semester schedule, so it's four semesters - spring, summer, fall and spring. I didn't ask specifically but I assume this means there are the same breaks. They didn't add anything to the curriculum.
  4. by   mkggirl
    So I am very confused with the whole accrediation situation at Denver School of Nursing. I visited the school and really liked the facility, however I still have concerns about weather or not grad schools will accept the ACCSCT. So, today I spent most of my day calling grad schools in different parts of the country. University of Kansas has a CRNA program and they do accept this type of accredidation, however Middle TEnnessee's CRNA program does not. I called 6 grad schools and only those 2 could answer my question about weather or not they accept ACCSCT. All of the others have to get back to me. I will let you know what I find out for those of you who are in the same boat as me. From what I understand DSON is seeking the NLN, but how long is this process?

    If anyone else can add to this list I would greatly appreciate it.
  5. by   Alice88
    Most grad schools will not accept ACCSCT, they only accept NLN or CCNE. DSN does have an agreement with the University of Phoenix so they will accept DSN grads for their masters programs.

    According to the NLN website, DSN is not currently a candidate program (the list was just updated a few weeks ago http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/candidacy.asp) so who knows if they will ever get it.
  6. by   albpreemieRN
    Our current dean has taken a new position just focusing on accreditation. They have told our class we should have NLN by the time we graduate (a year from now). We've been told it's difficult for DSN since we have so many varying programs (LPN to ADN, ADN, BSN) that each program requires something different for NLN. Hope this helps!
  7. by   Alice88
    That's good to know they are working on it!
  8. by   mtnmedic
    Interesting to hear they are not even in the candidate program because I know that DSN had a site visit in the spring of '09 for a Nursing accreditation. I start the ADN in Jan '10 and was told that they are working on it when I interviewed. Maybe it was a different nursing certification?
  9. by   Alice88
    Maybe it's the CCNE? They don't even have a list of accredited programs on their website, let alone the ones under consideration.
  10. by   DogWmn
    Has anyone taken it here. I used to be licensed in CO and I haven't worked as an LPN for too long so I will need the refresher course. It sounds good 120 hours to book learning all online and then 3 weeks of clinical. I have been unable to get a hold of anyone at the program or at the BON.

    I currently live in GA and if you been out of nursing for over 7 years you are SOL, you must take the whole program over.

    I'm hoping to sell my place and get a truck camper and move to CO and take the program, would love to hear from someone who has taken it or knows someone who has taken it.

    I figure since I already had been licensed in this state it would be easier for me to become re-qualified.

    Also, I can't seem to find any pharm courses????

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  11. by   Coloradogrl
    For the most part from what I have heard most of the grad schools do not take ACCSCT.

    The problem I have with DSN is I have heard they have been 'working' on this for literally YEARRRRRRSSSSSSSSS it doenst seem to add up or people are just saying that to keep future students/students at bay.

    I know they have a thing with UoP but spending an additional 60k isnt a option for everyone after they spent so much on their BSN
  12. by   RNtwoBE
    Coloradogrl - they've been working on it for years because it takes years to be accredited! It will happen!
  13. by   mhlynch
    Do not go to CSU_Pueblo. They have very few experienced teachers and almost no experience clinical preceptors. Pueblo is not a very friendly town and CSU-P deserves their low NCLEX pass rate. They seem to have forgotten that their students are paying them for an education. Their attitude is that "you're lucky" to be here. It's easy to get in...they're happy to take your money. It is just so frustrating when you're there. They are very disorganized and place the responsibility for their errors on the students. If you think you would like the army, go to Pueblo. If you want a good nursing school experience, go somewhere else. It will be worth the wait.

    Take if from one who knows.
    Last edit by mhlynch on Sep 24, '09 : Reason: SPELLING

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