RN who graduated from Concorde Career College - page 6

I was hoping someone could shed some light on Concorde Career College. I really want to go to nursing school at the local community college but I'm a little frustrated with all the pre reqs and the... Read More

  1. by   Racinda
    No it's not to good to be true the community college route is a joke and a ploy to get people to spend extra money a nurse does not need all the prerequisites that a community college makes you take it's ridiculous the way the whole education system is set up
  2. by   Racinda
    Don't go the community college way that's ridiculous at the amount of time and money you pay nurses don't need all those prereqs
  3. by   Ryandoug72
    Is anyone looking to go to Concorde in Denver in July 2017?? I have goals to be a BSN and possibly MSN, but I just lost my fulltime job. So with that being said I want to start my nursing career very soon since I'm 44!! . Do you think its possible to go to Concorde for LPN and keep adding on to my degree?
    Thanks Everyone
    Ryan
  4. by   Ryandoug72
    I was thinking of Concorde in Denver, but I know I want to continue on to my ADN and possibly BSN. I was curious have you done that?? OR have you looked into it and It is not hard to do?? I just don't want to have to recreate the wheel when I go back for RN. Also was it to hard to work during the school?
  5. by   Ryandoug72
    Awesome Thank you for the info!!! I have been thinking of the LPN program at Concorde but nervous on the cost and then they lost the RN program but are working on getting it back. My ultimate goal is to work on a Med/Surg floor probably. So I really want to go to hospital setting and do 3 12's ! Is it possible do you know to do 12hr shifts as an LPN?? Concorde's cost for LPN just went up the advisor told me its now $29K!!!! I see PIMA Medical Institute is starting LPN this Dec for $25K
  6. by   dianadRN
    Quote from Ryandoug72
    Awesome Thank you for the info!!! I have been thinking of the LPN program at Concorde but nervous on the cost and then they lost the RN program but are working on getting it back. My ultimate goal is to work on a Med/Surg floor probably. So I really want to go to hospital setting and do 3 12's ! Is it possible do you know to do 12hr shifts as an LPN?? Concorde's cost for LPN just went up the advisor told me its now $29K!!!! I see PIMA Medical Institute is starting LPN this Dec for $25K
    So I would say do Emily Griffith or something like that for LPN. You could work 3 12's, certainly, but not at a hospital. I don't know of any hospitals in Colorado who still have LPNs. I went on to get my BSN and I now have my MSN underway. I have been doing Med Surg for 2 years now. All that started thanks to Concorde.
  7. by   Ryandoug72
    I would love to go to Emily, but its always full its extremely competitive .. UGH I just really don't want to wait anymore to finish the ADN before getting into the field. When you did you BSN did you have to take a bunch on prereq's since Concorde is only Regionally accredited. Not ACEN . I'm jus trying to make the right decision I just know I don't want to be a CNA much longer its hard work and its only paying me $13.22 unless I work weekends or nights I get a little more. I also don't want to stop at LPN so need to make sure its not to crazy to get into programs. AWESOME FOR you getting your MSN!!!! That's Amazing!! I want to do that as well but it seems so far away and I'm already 45. Thank you for your time and information its truly appreciated

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