Quote from Lystie
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.
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.