Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 60

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   Benedina
    Sand Dollar, UNC is a great choice--and it's just as close as the Greeley Aims campus. And you'd have your BSN at the end.

    You still can make this semester's application date AND two of those three courses are available as online/correspondence courses from UNC. (The 3rd one is best to take at UNC, but I did turn up an online option from the University of North Dakota.)

    Their application deadline is January 27, so you may need to get cracking if you want to apply this year. All course work must be finished by May 7. Let me know if I can give you more info on their process.

    Warm wishes,

    Dina
  2. by   Sand_Dollar
    Thanks Dina!

    I just checked the UNC site and having your CNA is a pre-application requirement. I don't have my CNA yet, I was going to take it this summer. However, I did see that their next application period is for summer of next year, so that is OK with me. I may have gotten into the CU Jan start date and so I could be only be 6 months behind that one. 6 months is not bad at all - I have to remind myself to look at the big picture!

    I don't mind so much having to wait anymore, although, honestly, it does still kinda suck. But with my full load this spring, it was going to be real hard to figure out how to juggle those extra few classes. I can take my CNA this summer, the online ones in the fall and drive to campus in the spring if I have to.

    Dina, can you please tell me which courses you found? I know I can take Chem 102 (Biochemistry) and Bio 216 (Patho) through ccconline, but I can't seem to find Pharmacology or the 'Nutrition in Health and Illness' ones. If I could do those online too, it would be awesome!

    EDIT: I found them! I can take the Nutrition one online through UNC itself. I also found Pharmacology online as well. I am going to confirm with UNC first to make sure they will accept it from these schools, but they are TX state community colleges, so I don't expect any problems. Thanks again!!
    Last edit by Sand_Dollar on Jan 18, '10
  3. by   missy--kay
    Hi Sand Dollar ~

    I am in my 4th semester at AIMS and they have gone to competitive admittance, not waiting list. Also, MAT 103 is part of the first semester course load. Let me know if you have any questions!!
  4. by   rnphd2b
    I am the past Director (Dean) of DSN and I did not "have issues" when I left there. I came on board at the beginning wrote and designed curriculum, hired the faculty, welcomed the first BSN students, got program approval from the State Board of Nursing for the school and lots of other things. It was a big exciting job and I think I did it well and I am proud of my time there. I was glad to see my good friend Dr. Becky Lynch take over where I left off.
    Anyway I left there to get back to nursing practice. I had been an academic for 15 years and yearned to get back to the practice of being a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care (which I am doing now) and be a "real nurse " again.
    Good luck to everyone who attends DSN as I feel that it is a good school and has wonderful leadership in Dr. Deb Banik (also a friend of mine) and Dr. Lynch.
    Jan Dionne APRN, CNS
  5. by   rnphd2b
    I am the past Director (Dean) of DSN and I did not "have issues" when I left there. I came on board at the beginning wrote and designed curriculum, hired the faculty, welcomed the first BSN students, got program approval from the State Board of Nursing for the school and lots of other things. It was a big exciting job and I think I did it well and I am proud of my time there. I was glad to see my good friend Dr. Becky Lynch take over where I left off.
    Anyway I left there to get back to nursing practice. I had been an academic for 15 years and yearned to get back to the practice of being a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care (which I am doing now) and be a "real nurse " again.
    Good luck to everyone who attends DSN as I feel that it is a good school and has wonderful leadership in Dr. Deb Banik (also a friend of mine) and Dr. Lynch.
    Jan Dionne APRN, CNS
  6. by   Coloradogrl
    Quote from rnphd2b
    I am the past Director (Dean) of DSN and I did not "have issues" when I left there. I came on board at the beginning wrote and designed curriculum, hired the faculty, welcomed the first BSN students, got program approval from the State Board of Nursing for the school and lots of other things. It was a big exciting job and I think I did it well and I am proud of my time there. I was glad to see my good friend Dr. Becky Lynch take over where I left off.
    Anyway I left there to get back to nursing practice. I had been an academic for 15 years and yearned to get back to the practice of being a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care (which I am doing now) and be a "real nurse " again.
    Good luck to everyone who attends DSN as I feel that it is a good school and has wonderful leadership in Dr. Deb Banik (also a friend of mine) and Dr. Lynch.
    Jan Dionne APRN, CNS

    I am not trying to be snarky but haven't you posted before that you were a student at DSN? Where you just pretending to spread a good word about your school??
  7. by   One1
    rnphd2b I am a bit confused here as well. Obviously, when following your posts in 2005, you have simultaneously been a student at DSN, held a Master's already, been its director, and an "interested person" who keeps popping up on DSN threads to ask if anybody knows if DSN has received various accreditations. You then also describe yourself as a 52 year old nurse with a teenage daughter. So, which one is it? I don't think anybody would have a problem with you coming on these boards, telling who you are and what position you hold/ held at DSN and speaking up for the school. However, I at least find the sneaky little I-am-a-student/ interested-person appearances extremely annoying, and I cannot come up with any motive for them that I could find ethical or mature. Thanks for creating even more negative associations with DSN.
  8. by   Coloradogrl
    Quote from One1
    rnphd2b I am a bit confused here as well. Obviously, when following your posts in 2005, you have simultaneously been a student at DSN, held a Master's already, been its director, and an "interested person" who keeps popping up on DSN threads to ask if anybody knows if DSN has received various accreditations. You then also describe yourself as a 52 year old nurse with a teenage daughter. So, which one is it? I don't think anybody would have a problem with you coming on these boards, telling who you are and what position you hold/ held at DSN and speaking up for the school. However, I at least find the sneaky little I-am-a-student/ interested-person appearances extremely annoying, and I cannot come up with any motive for them that I could find ethical or mature. Thanks for creating even more negative associations with DSN.
    1st off my spelling on my post I was tired

    You said EXACTLY what I was thinking One1!!! I have had a feeling that a few different people from a couple of the private schools on different post were posting as students
  9. by   rnphd2b
    As was discussed 3 years ago my daughter (who at that time was 20 and a student at DSN) were using the same allnurses ID and unfortunately did not realize the confusion that that would ultimately cause. I had email discussion with the webmaster and it was cleared up.

    So anyway I was just trying to communicate on allnurses with me alone using this ID. I'm not 52 anymore....gone are thoses days do I get in troulbe or on the firing line because I did not update my profile?
  10. by   Coloradogrl
    That doesn't explain why you were always asking about accredited wouldn't you of ALL people know if they were???
  11. by   rnphd2b
    All explaination was taken care of with the webmaster. If YOU really need an explanation you could email me but I think things that transpired 4 years ago are insignificant in the present and I believe in living in the present. It is interesting that there are folks who want to prove someone wrong or at fault especially. As Jeannette Blair the founder and owner of DSN used to say "don't fix blame fix the problem instead" . So I am moving forward. I have nothing but good to say about DSN , the leadership and staff there.
  12. by   SummitRN
    Woah... sketchy!!!!!!!
  13. by   SummitRN
    The way they explained it to me at the information session was this:

    If you applied in this round you could choose Summer or Winter. You will find out March/April if you were accepted to Summer or Winter. If you applied for Summer and weren't accepted due to space, you may be offered a Winter spot. The spots remaining after those accepted for Winter (either as first choice or alternate offer) will then be open to the next Winter application round for which your initially rejected application will be automatically reconsidered without reapplication and you will compete against fresh applicants.

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