Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 42

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   Dennis88
    Theresa, I didn't think it was directed at me, but I've posted elsewhere about applying to Regis. I'm on the alternate list, but I doubt I'll get in before January, I'd think most people who drop out will do it later. Anyway, I'm getting more excited about starting. I really like the idea of quitting my job in January

    Dennis
  2. by   Dennis88
    Also, do either of you know what the schedule is like? I didn't go to any of the info sessions so I have no idea. I'm sure it will all be explained at orientation, but I'd like to find out before then if possible so I can try to plan a bit.
  3. by   jbeddow
    Hey,
    I am not entirely sure what the schedule will be like, but i had found it at one point. I have actually spoken with current metro students, and basically the first semester is going to be the roughest part of the whole program. It will always be difficult, but at least we get those tough science courses out of the way first. If i happen to find that schedule posted on metro's site (not the direct nursing sight) i will forward the link.

    Also, i have called the school of nursing and the woman i spoke with was very helpful! If i do not receive information by a certain date then I will definately be asking more questions via phone.

    We will keep in touch. It is very nice to be connecting with students!

    Jamie
  4. by   vanderth
    Yes, it would be nice to get a heads up on the schedule, as my baby is in daycare but they have limited hours. Therefore, I will have to potentially get a nanny instead of daycare...ugh so expensive already!


    I too look forward to quiting my job. I have been here five years and quite burnt out at this point.


    Hope you two had a wonderful weekend.


    Theresa
  5. by   mkggirl
    Is anyone starting Denver school of nursing in April 2010? I am in the upper level BSN program. I need suggestions on where to live. I need to be outside of Denver city limits due to a breed restriction. I am trying to find the closest city to Denver with the least amount of traffic.

    Any suggestions would greatly help. Thank you!
  6. by   jbeddow
    I know this isn't a schedule, but I believe this is a list of the courses we will be taking. But again, I am not sure and i could be wrong.
    http://catalog.mscd.edu/preview_prog...52&returnto=70

    I hope this tells you a little about what we will be taking. I do believe pharmacology and pathophysiology will be some of the first classes we will take. I foresee some study sessions taking place very early on.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  7. by   Dennis88
    Jamie, thanks for the link, that is helpful. I'm more interested in the daily/weekly schedule so my wife and I can coordinate dropping off and picking up the kids and that sort of thing. But I guess we'll find out eventually

    I did go into MetroConnect and look up the course schedule so that tells what days/times the classes are. Although it would be helpful to know which classes we are going to take.

    Dennis
    Last edit by Dennis88 on Nov 23, '09
  8. by   vanderth
    I think, Dennis, that you and I have a common interest and that is in finding out the actual times for the scheduled classes. Both due to daycare stuff.

    Good news is I took advanced pathology in graduate school and it is not hard at all! Plus I still have the book so if we need another reference we've got it!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you both!
  9. by   vanderth
    Oh and thanks so much for the link Jamie!
  10. by   Dennis88
    Quote from vanderth
    I think, Dennis, that you and I have a common interest and that is in finding out the actual times for the scheduled classes. Both due to daycare stuff.
    Yup. My kids are in school and there is before and after care available, but it's a matter of coordinating schedules with my wife so we can minimize how much we need to use it so we can save some money. Plus we need to figure out the activity shuttling that we need to do.

    As best I can tell from the schedules, our classes are going to be on Wed and Thursdays, with Health Assessment on Mondays for the first 8 weeks.
  11. by   vanderth
    Quote from Dennis88
    Yup. My kids are in school and there is before and after care available, but it's a matter of coordinating schedules with my wife so we can minimize how much we need to use it so we can save some money. Plus we need to figure out the activity shuttling that we need to do.

    As best I can tell from the schedules, our classes are going to be on Wed and Thursdays, with Health Assessment on Mondays for the first 8 weeks.


    Wow that doesn't sound bad at all.

    Makes me think I might be able to keep my job. I really don't want to quit because of the salary, but want to quit because I am burnt out. Hmmmm? Where did you look this up? Via the link Jamie provided?
  12. by   Dennis88
    Keep in mind that doesn't include any clinicals. I'd be surprised if we don't start clinical at some point during the semester, but I really don't know.

    Log on to MetroConnect and go into the registration area and then look up classes. Then select the accelerated nursing classes (which conveniently is the first subject). It shows all of the classes, not just ours, so I had to guess a bit, but based on how they are listed, that seemed to make sense.
  13. by   vanderth
    I can't imagine we would start clinicals the first semester, afterall I think most would need some pathophys/pharmacology to make any kind of knowledge based decisions. My husband is a surgeon (and some friends of mine currently attend med school) and they didn't start clinicals until well after they had plenty of bio classes. Of course, I am not sure how nursing school works. Maybe, since it is accelerated clinicals need to start asap?

    Either way it doesn't sound as daunting as I thought it would, which takes some of the stress off! I do wish I could keep my job though, even on a part time basis...for the money of course.

    I will probably eat my words "doesn't sound daunting" half way through the semester. LOL

    What part of Denver do you live in? Where do your kids attend daycare/school? Maybe once we got to know each other we could help one another. I know my husband is rarely home, so even in school I will be the primary caregiver to Alice (my babies name). I am actually a single mom that happens to be married. Challenging to say the least.

    Have you heard back from Regis yet?

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