Where can I become a RN?

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    Hi,
    I have been trying to research places that I can take classes and train to become a registered nurse. I am very open to everything right now, community colleges, junior colleges, anything. I looked at the University of Phoenix, but they don't seem to offer just RN training. I would appreciate any input, thanks so much.

    Lystie
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    There's a section on this site's home page that lists nursing schools. You can check there for schools in your area.

    If you're looking for a school that offers only online courses for your first degree, they are extremely rare if they exist at all. You would still have to arrange to have your own clinicals done. I personally think they're a really bad idea for a new nurse. Rn to BSN is a different matter.
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    Thanks for the info!

    Lystie
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    Hi,
    I took a look at the 7 Nursing schools the homepage listed, but are there any junior colleges or community colleges that anyone would recommend? Thanks!

    Lystie
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    Quote from Lystie
    Hi,
    I have been trying to research places that I can take classes and train to become a registered nurse. I am very open to everything right now, community colleges, junior colleges, anything. I looked at the University of Phoenix, but they don't seem to offer just RN training. I would appreciate any input, thanks so much.

    Lystie
    Emily Griffith is a very good LPN school. I have friends that graduated from there and they have gone on to get RN's and BSN's, one even an MSN. So, no worries about getting your LPN from there and then moving on. http://www.egos-school.com/Catalog/p...w.asp?pid=1042

    Front Range is awesome, but they do have a long wait list. The website address where you can get more info and apply is: http://www.frontrange.edu Front Range has both LPN and RN programs. They have many campuses to choose from, each has its own waiting list and some of them aren't too bad.

    Another school that has a great reputation is Pickens. http://www.pickenstech.org/Programs...al.nursing.html They have an LPN program and the students love it, do well, and go on to get good jobs and have a good success rate in passing NCLEX. I don't know anything about the wait list.

    Another nursing school that is good is Arapahoe Community College. Their website is: http://www.arapahoe.edu/ They have a pretty long wait list, too.

    Aims Community College has both a Practical Nursing and RN program. Their website is:
    http://www.aims.edu/academics/healt...cc_index.htm#rn

    Pikes Peak Community College has both Practical Nursing and RN program. Their website:

    http://www.ppcc.edu/CatalogSchedule...fm?Program=Nusp

    A new school that probably doesn't have much of a waiting list is the Denver School of Nursing. http://www.denverschoolofnursing.org/

    Another nursing school is through University of Colorado, CU. No wait list, but they only accept "the best". I had a 4.0 GPA going in but they turned me down because I didn't have enough community involvement.
    http://www.cu.edu

    Regis University offers RN only. http://www.regis.edu/regis.asp?sctn=apg&p1=ut&p2=nr Good program, but expensive. Does have a reputation of being "stuck up" among working nurses. Lots of extra work and projects, helps learning but takes more time.

    I personally would try Denver School of Nursing. I know some of the faculty there and they are awesome. They are new enough they haven't had time to develop a wait list. At least not as of a few weeks ago.

    Definitely do not go to CCD. Email me privately if you have any questions, I am still a student there now.
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    Here is a list of Boards of Nursing in the United States:

    http://www.allnursingschools.com/faqs/boards.php

    Contact the Board of Nursing in your state. They have a list of nursing schools, and you can start your research there. Once you have narrowed down your possible schools, you can post here--with this many members, somebody will know something--and see what kind of feedback you get.

    Ask nurses that you know what their thoughts are.

    Go to the nursing office of your local hospital and see what ideas they have.

    Good luck, and welcome to nursing!!!
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    Thanks Susnam and Chris, you really helped me out a lot!

    Lystie
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    there is also Pueblo Community College in Pueblo and at the Fremont campus. they both have great programs


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