Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 55

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   Coloradogrl
    PMed you
  2. by   dlady777
    Ok. I'm new to this page and not sure how to send a private message. My e-mail address is dlady007@msn.com if that is convenient.
    Last edit by dlady777 on Jan 11, '10 : Reason: remove personal email address from post
  3. by   Nevada_RN
    I'd like to know what the program is like at Morgan CC. If anyone has attended, please let me know. I'm interested in what the graduation rate is, what the teachers are like, etc. Thank you.
  4. by   JamieA0321
    An earlier Bio lab spot opened up so I registered for it. There is currently 3 spots available in the Saturday Stats class (as of the last time I checked). Should I drop my online class and get in the Sat. class? This will mean I'll be on campus on Sat. from 9am until 4pm. I'm a little worried about child care on a Saturday. But, I need to do well, and I'm a little worried about this stats class online as well. Thoughts?
  5. by   Sand_Dollar
    JamieA0321,

    You know my view of online classes and I love them. But, if you think classroom would work better for you then go for it! With the online freedom comes greater responsibility (hmm...isn't that a Thomas Jefferson quote or something?) - you know what I mean.

    If you take it online (even if you don't for that matter), we could check up on each other to see if we can help at all. Maybe sharing tips or helpful sites. I will be using "Elementary Stats - a brief version" by Allan Bluman. It has a formula card and data CD too.
  6. by   dlady777
    I am going to attend Otero Nursing program this fall. PPCC has so many people waiting that they are going to make it harder for you to get in. I was given this info from a credible source who actually works at the college. I was going to attend PPCC but am tired of waiting. Otero Nursing program DOES NOT HAVE a waiting list. How do I know? I just finished my last pre-req last semester and applied at the same time online. I am now going to start this fall of 2010. I am taking the part-time class (non-traditional) so I don't know if the waitlist applies to the full-time class. I live in Colorado Springs and will drive down there since classes are on Tues/Thurs from 6pm-10pm. The drive is almost 2hrs. Good luck!!
  7. by   dlady777
    Glad to hear from some OJC students!
  8. by   dlady777
    Quote from seasoned hopeful
    hi,

    i attend ojc in the nursing pogram now, i am geting ready to start my seconed semester. it is an absolutely awesome school with no waiting list. (as far as i know). i had heard that pikes peak has a 2 year waiting list and is no longer accredited. (check it out). i would strongly recommend otero, the instructors are fair and caring and no mean like so many of the stories that are on this forum. it is a small school and easy to get around, etc.

    i don't know about pre-reqs, although the state has the same pre-reqs whereever you go.

    i would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

    good luck!!!!!:d:d
    i was just wondering if you could share with me more about the program? i am going to do the part-time class and drive down from the springs. i drove 5 yrs to denver so this is no big deal. what is the pass rate? how are the classes and instructors? someone posted earlier about how unorganized and uncaring the instructors were, i like to hear from students instead of the school, since i know you are more trustworthy. thanks a bunch !
  9. by   JamieA0321
    Quote from Sand_Dollar
    JamieA0321,

    You know my view of online classes and I love them. But, if you think classroom would work better for you then go for it! With the online freedom comes greater responsibility (hmm...isn't that a Thomas Jefferson quote or something?) - you know what I mean.

    If you take it online (even if you don't for that matter), we could check up on each other to see if we can help at all. Maybe sharing tips or helpful sites. I will be using "Elementary Stats - a brief version" by Allan Bluman. It has a formula card and data CD too.
    Thanks! That's so nice of you! I did register for the inclass one. Since this is my first semester back and I've been out of college for 10 years, I figured since it was available and I could do it, I should. I'm sure it will help to be there in person (or I'm hoping) I've heard that is a great text and that lots of people use it to supplement with the text I'm required to use. I was going to buy it, but since it was $100, I couldn't justify an extra $100 when I was already paying $175 for the text I had to have
  10. by   ashaffer
    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone out there ever had to retake classes to improve their chances of getting into a nursing program? I have consistently gotten Bs in all my classes that equals a 3.0, which isn't seeming to make the cut.
    I am just worried about retaking a class and getting another B. I will probably retake both of my AP classes in hopes of doing better. They were both very interesting classes, but I am still worried that I won't be able to get an A. Does anyone out there who has gotten A's in classes have any advice?
    Are there any AP instructors at any of the Denver area Community Colleges that anyone out there would recommend as a good solid teacher?
    This site is really great to be able to converse with so many people going through the same thing!
  11. by   Sart45
    I took Statistics Online this past summer through Arapahoe Community College.
    I got an A!!! I am NOT a math person at all and worked my butt off to get that A. The instructor was wonderful...if you had any questions about work she would answer immediately. We had exams every week which was good because it kept you up on everything. You had a time limit of 4 hours for the exam and were given the opportunity to re-take it if you wanted to. This was a great opportunity if you "blew"an exam. I also did all the extra credit. I actually enjoyed taking it Online because I think if I was in a classroom I would of been embarassed of my lack of knowledge and my "silly" questions.
  12. by   SCookie
    I would call and find out because GPA is not the only thing taken into consideration, and I don't know if there is even a minimun pre-req GPA requirement. It may be atleast a C or better in all pre-req courses. You may be fine. But keep in mind, it's competitive. Honestly, I think I had a GPA average around yours. I even repeated some of the courses for better grades. Repeating courses counts against the applicant at some schools, but I don't know Metro's policy. I was not accepted the prior year to the program, but was accepted into this cohort program. I applied for one school in which you couldn't repeat a class more than once. I would call for or come in for more info, and apply for the following term. It's always worth a shot.
  13. by   Xtina2010
    Thanks Caroline for posting your stats!

    I am waiting to hear for the May 2010 cohort and we have the same stats (I also graduated in psych w a 3.5 and 4.0 in prereqs)! You just gave me hope! We are suppose to hear in the next week or so, so I am crossing my fingers!

    Thanks again!

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