Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 39

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   IrishMama
    I'm taking Chem 103, the basic chemistry class, at ACC right now. I've taken general chem a long time ago, but this is a lot easier. I have one test left and need a 50% to keep my A. I have a great teacher who actually cares about people understanding and not just giving you the information. She also speaks highly of other teachers. The environment is a little different than my other nursing pre-reqs because a lot of the kids in Chem are younger and taking general courses, so there are some slackers. Not like A&P where everyone seems really focused and going to nursing school.
  2. by   Dennis88
    Yes, but I haven't heard anything yet.

    I understand why Metro changed their start date, but it's annoying because I have to make a decision by January and can't wait to see if I get into Regis or CU. It would be nice to have the flexibility to have everything final before having to decide where to go. But this is how it is so what can you do.
  3. by   One1
    I agree, the various start dates make it impossible to wait for all admission decisions before deciding which school to choose. I applied at CU as well but will be well into my remaining prerequisites for Regis before I find out if I got accepted. I believe we are supposed to get admission letters sometime in February/ March?
  4. by   Dennis88
    I made the priority deadline so there's an off-chance I could get accepted this month, but odds are I'll be deferred until March.
  5. by   Kitesurfing bum
    cool thanks oneone, that's encouraging!

    Anyone have any idea where they're living? I'm hoping to get an apt close to school so I don't have to waste much time driving around. Have you guys heard much about the absn/pt housing? I like how the place is already furnished so I don't need to drive a uhaul from seattle!
  6. by   NurseLani
    Hi Wendy, you can take this class if you have not been able to get in University of Phoenix. Its at Irvine Valley College and Its Psych 2, it is an approved research class from APU scan. Gluck!

    http://www1.socccd.cc.ca.us/eservice...5&termid=20101
  7. by   NurseLani
    Try taking Psych 2 at Irvine Valley College at the link I posted below...

    http://www1.socccd.cc.ca.us/eservice...5&termid=20101

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    PSYC 2 - RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY


    Ticket#: 60785 Length: 16.6 weeks (1/11/2010 - 5/20/2010)Location: B 116 Day/Time: T Th 5:00PM - 6:50Units: 3Status: OpenInstructor(s): J. RUDMANN
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    Class Status and Seats Remaining Last Updated at: 11/15/2009 10:45 PM Prerequisite: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in Psyc 10 or Math 10 Recommended Preparation: Psyc 1 or Soc 1 Catalog Description
    This course introduces students to psychological research methods and critical analysis techniques that may be applied to diverse research studies and issues. The course is recommended as the third course in the psychology major sequence following completion of the introductory course (Psychology 1) and the statistical methods in the behavioral sciences course (Psychology 10).
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    First Week of Class Begins:Monday, 1/11/2010First Class Meeting on:Tuesday, 1/12/2010Add without Instructor Permission by:Monday, 1/11/2010Drop with Refund by:Sunday, 1/24/2010Elect Pass/No Pass by:Thursday, 2/18/2010Drop without 'W' Grade by:Thursday, 2/18/2010Drop with 'W' Grade by:Thursday, 4/8/2010Last Week of Class Ends:Thursday, 5/20/2010
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  8. by   SummitRN
    Well, I'm still hesitant. I think Regis or CU is the way I must go... if I go through and get a DSN BSN and later they get NLN, I don't think schools are going to retroactively recognize my credits for MSN... are they?

    It's too bad because CU is impossible to get into and Regis is still hard and costs 50% more than DSN.
  9. by   RNtwoBE
    SummitAP - we all have different paths we must take...I can't wait for CU and Regis too ridiculously expensive for me, although I am confident with my grades and background, I could get into both. I think DSN is a great school, despite being young. The founders and teachers look to mostly be graduates of the aforementioned schools, so I feel confident I'll be getting a great education. They should get there accreditation before you'd graduate, it doesn't take too long after they get candidacy. CU told me that it had to be within 3 years of your graduation date for it to be recognized, but others schools have told me as long as they are NLN accredited when you apply, it doesn't matter, they aren't going to go back and check dates. Good luck!
  10. by   SummitRN
    Quote from RNtwoBE
    SummitAP - we all have different paths we must take...I can't wait for CU and Regis too ridiculously expensive for me, although I am confident with my grades and background, I could get into both. I think DSN is a great school, despite being young. The founders and teachers look to mostly be graduates of the aforementioned schools, so I feel confident I'll be getting a great education. They should get there accreditation before you'd graduate, it doesn't take too long after they get candidacy. CU told me that it had to be within 3 years of your graduation date for it to be recognized, but others schools have told me as long as they are NLN accredited when you apply, it doesn't matter, they aren't going to go back and check dates. Good luck!
    Interesting... good info... I like the looks of DSN too, just need a guaranteed path to MSN that doesn't come from Phoenix.

    With that in mind, I'll probably apply to DSN because I'm not sure I'll get into CU.
  11. by   RNtwoBE
    Did you apply to CU this year? If you apply to DSN in January, you'd be in for the July start date and you'd know from CU in March/April, so that could help make your decision! Better to have something solid just in case, rather than wait until you find out from CU, then have to apply to DSN and start in October or January for next year!
  12. by   mtnmedic
    Just curious...what's wrong with University of Phoenix? I know some MSN's who got theirs through UoP and are working some pretty good jobs. I am looking in the ADN program and planning on doing the UoP to BSN a few years after that.

    Just keep in mind, when and if DSN gets in the NLN process, it is a 4 year process from my understanding. Every recruiter and nurse manager in the Denver area is going to know when it does happen. So they will know whether it was accredited at the time someone graduated.
  13. by   RNtwoBE
    mtnmedic - pretty much every hospital hires DSN graduates. Only CU doesn't, but they plan to very soon. The NLN process is generally 4-5 years from the start, they've been in the process for quite some time now and are listed as a candidate on their website, so it shouldn't be too much longer. Many people have issue with UoP because some places will not hire graduates from there in all fields, not just nursing.

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