Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 40

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   CBsMommy
    Hi Sara - I'm sorry for not answering this sooner. I am starting the PPCC program in Jan. and they told our class that they would be nationally accredited by the time that we graduate. They told us that the only state that we cannot transfer to once we graduate is Louisiana. I'm not sure why but since I have no desire to be there, I don't really care. Yes, we can transfer our credits to UCCS and in fact, we can take additional classes towards our BSN while we are working on our ADN, like anthropology (If you talk to the admissions people at UCCS, you can get a list of classes). I plan to bridge there once I'm done with the program at PPCC and I'm working as an RN. Pueblo has also stopped the waitlist and they are going by grades now as their admission process. PCC has a good program too but I don't want to drive to clinicals starting at 6am down there. I would agree that a BSN will help open the door to more jobs and agree that UCCS students are more welcome in the job market. However, if you still have your pre-reqs to go through AND the nursing program, the job market could do a complete 180. I would also prefer not to wait another 2 years though, getting in UCCS, when I could be done with getting my RN license by then. Plus, it will be less expensive in the long run to go the way I'm going. Hope this helps you! Good luck with whatever you decide!
  2. by   IrishMama
    I know this thread is about DSN, but I have a question about all the Regis tuition comments posted today. Am I missing something? To do a BSN program there (either accelerated, traditional, or CHOICE), it is 60 credits of nursing credits. It's currently $605 a credit (which I know is A LOT!), but that comes out to just over $36,000 without the fees, pre-reqs, etc. Isn't a BSN at DSN over $40k? I've seen other comments that it is somewhere in the $60k ballpark.
  3. by   IrishMama
    Sorry, it's Chem 101. I think 103 was my section.
  4. by   SummitRN
    Quote from IrishMama
    I know this thread is about DSN, but I have a question about all the Regis tuition comments posted today. Am I missing something? To do a BSN program there (either accelerated, traditional, or CHOICE), it is 60 credits of nursing credits. It's currently $605 a credit (which I know is A LOT!), but that comes out to just over $36,000 without the fees, pre-reqs, etc. Isn't a BSN at DSN over $40k? I've seen other comments that it is somewhere in the $60k ballpark.
    I calculated Regis at $60K for 4 semester from this page http://www.regis.edu/rh.asp?page=study.bsn.tuition

    I show DSN at $41K from this page: http://www.denverschoolofnursing.org/images/Tuition.pdf
  5. by   IrishMama
    Quote from SummitAP
    I calculated Regis at $60K for 4 semester from this page http://www.regis.edu/rh.asp?page=study.bsn.tuition

    I show DSN at $41K from this page: http://www.denverschoolofnursing.org/images/Tuition.pdf
    Okay, now I remember seeing that for the traditional program tuition, so yes that would be $60k. The ABSN and CHOICE are different. Thanks! I was starting to worry.
  6. by   One1
    No problem IrishMama, thanks for your reply!
    I decided to take Chemistry at CCConline. I wanted to try to test out but I am required to take the class, and their start date works better for me. Have you already applied/ been accepted to schools or are you still working on your prerequisites?
  7. by   mtnmedic
    DSN does not seem to be on the NLNAC's website as a candidate school (http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/candidacy.asp). I am trying to be argumentative, but NLNAC's website specifically states "Candidacy is the first step toward NLNAC Accreditation". I am not sure what bfrdncr14 means when they stated earlier in this thread "Just wanted to let everyone know we now have HLC candidacy which is the first step towards NLN candidacy." I have read through both website and their candidate process, this does not seem to be correct. They are 2 separate organizations.

    Perhaps I'm missing something but I think only accurate information should be posted...
  8. by   SummitRN
    Quote from mtnmedic
    DSN does not seem to be on the NLNAC's website as a candidate school (http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/candidacy.asp). I am trying to be argumentative, but NLNAC's website specifically states "Candidacy is the first step toward NLNAC Accreditation". I am not sure what bfrdncr14 means when they stated earlier in this thread "Just wanted to let everyone know we now have HLC candidacy which is the first step towards NLN candidacy." I have read through both website and their candidate process, this does not seem to be correct. They are 2 separate organizations.

    Perhaps I'm missing something but I think only accurate information should be posted...
    Please note that on the page you listed, it says that list was last updated 8-31-09

    One the link posted earlier in the thread: http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?inst...tory&showquery

    You will find DSN listed as a candidate.

    So is Westwood! I didn't realize they were at candidate... I heard they are starting a nursing program.
  9. by   mtnmedic
    Quote from SummitAP
    Please note that on the page you listed, it says that list was last updated 8-31-09

    One the link posted earlier in the thread: http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?inst...tory&showquery

    You will find DSN listed as a candidate.

    So is Westwood! I didn't realize they were at candidate... I heard they are starting a nursing program.
    NCAHLC (the link you gave) and NLNAC are 2 completely different organizations. NLN is the standard by which most programs are accredited. Hopefully, NLNAC will update the page and list DSN as a candidate.
  10. by   SummitRN
    Quote from mtnmedic
    NCAHLC (the link you gave) and NLNAC are 2 completely different organizations. NLN is the standard by which most programs are accredited. Hopefully, NLNAC will update the page and list DSN as a candidate.
    Ah... OK. Hopefully it is just a slow update on NLN's part. DSN wouldn't be publicly claiming they had candidacy if they didn't, would they? Seems like a good way to not get it.
  11. by   Dennis88
    I don't understand what NCAHLC status has to do with NLN status. Platt has NLN candidate status but they don't have NCAHLC accreditation or candidate status.
  12. by   SummitRN
    Quote from IrishMama
    Okay, now I remember seeing that for the traditional program tuition, so yes that would be $60k. The ABSN and CHOICE are different. Thanks! I was starting to worry.
    CHOICE is still going to be a little over $40K (don't forget those required upper division electives).
    ABSN is going to be just under $38K (extra fees and the ethics class aren't included in that 57 credit list)
  13. by   Sand_Dollar
    I took it through ccconline, it worked out great for me and I got an A. Good luck One1!

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