Florida LPN Courses - page 2

Hi everyone! I'm brand new to this forum but very excited to be here. I have an associates degree in liberal arts with mostly science courses. My GPA is 3.0 I want to become a nurse and was wondering... Read More

  1. by   supermodelnurse2b
    Thanks a million. Nurses rock!!
    For those who wanted to know btw I am in the fort lauderdale area but i'm considering moving to charlotte, north carolina due to the cost of living there and the weather isnt bad either. Any comments? bring em on...please.:redpinkhe
  2. by   APBT mom
    Most of the schools near me have a LPN-RN bridge program. From speaking with advisors their I was told if you have your license and there are seats available when you apply your pretty much in. This is the only reason I decided to get my LPN first because the schools are harder to get in if you're fighting for the traditional route.
  3. by   Chanzes MiMi
    Quote from Tampagirl
    I think the program in Orlando is T.E.C.O. and it ran through the school board.
    Here's a website that lists all the nursing schools in Florida LPN/RN.
    http://www.allnursingschools.com/find/FL/
    TECO has a geat program ! Usually no waiting list either. You need to take the TABE and the NET test to get in, and hold an 80% average.
  4. by   byrdnest
    Hello every1. I go to Erwin Tech here in Tampa and thier LPN course so far is great I love my Teachers and the area is not bad. it's part of the school system so the tuition is not bad and you can save your money to further your education later on. www.erwin.edu i think is ther web site. For this year March is the dead line and august would be the first class that start during the day. Good Luck!
  5. by   APBT mom
    Quote from byrdnest
    Hello every1. I go to Erwin Tech here in Tampa and thier LPN course so far is great I love my Teachers and the area is not bad. it's part of the school system so the tuition is not bad and you can save your money to further your education later on. www.erwin.edu i think is ther web site. For this year March is the dead line and august would be the first class that start during the day. Good Luck!
    I go their too.
  6. by   byrdnest
    Quote from Tampagirl
    I go their too.
    YAY when did u start?
  7. by   APBT mom
    Quote from byrdnest
    YAY when did u start?
    I've been their since last Jan in the night program. I graduate in March.
  8. by   supermodelnurse2b
    Hey! Could you tell me what it costs to do the LPN course at Atlantic or Sheridan technical?
    Thank you
  9. by   APBT mom
    Quote from supermodelnurse2b
    Hey! Could you tell me what it costs to do the LPN course at Atlantic or Sheridan technical?
    Thank you
    Your best bet would be to call the schools themself and ask. The tuition prices go up every August so someone that's in the program now may not have to pay the same price as you will if you get in.
  10. by   Thedreamer
    Hey! I graduated from Sheridan technical in October of last year. It is a fantastic school! Amazing teachers, most anyways ;D The program will cost you about 600$ roughly each term with a book fee of about 150$ lasting you through nearly all 5 terms. You will need to buy separate books for OB/Peds for fourth term, but they are very inexpensive. The program itself is exactly one year. And there is full financial aid available through work force one. It helped many of my co students through the program.

    Sheridan is the best of the three schools, Atlantic, and the other school are simply sub par because of their instructors. Sheridan really has an amazing staff, a great clinical site and easy to get to campus. The 2nd, 4th and 5th term teachers are phenomenal. I can give you the specifics on what to expect per term and per teacher if youd like. I graduated with some friends of mine at the top of the class so I can give you some pretty good advice.

    Anyways, I hope this helped!


    - The dreamer.
  11. by   GOS1376
    I am a former student at BCC north campus, personally I do not recommend BCC unless you are entering the LPN-RN transition program. I did not feel as though the teaching staff at north campus is very helpful towards seeing students pass the program, if anything they try their hardest to change the program so frequently so that people are not able to pass. The failure rate at all BCC campuses for nursing is very high. I know because I've known multiple students at all three campuses and normally no one call pass thru the program without failing at least one or two semesters of classes.
    I am now researching LPN programs in south florida broward county area, most private programs such as those at Keiser College or Sigma Institute which are higher in costs but are usually more caring and have a vested interest in your graduating or so I've heard from a few students i've talked to at both programs, one who graduated from Keiser and the other who will graduate from Sigma Institute in one month. I personally do not suggest anyone attend BCC if they don't have to and if you do make sure you have a strong support system of study group buddies cause you guys will need it for that program.
    I've also heard Sheridan Tech is an excellent school I have a friend starting class this Wednesday she failed 3rd semester GIGU at BCC north campus but is now at Sheridan. She did her research and talked to some students before she started and I agree with dreamer that they have the best program b/c the teachers are very helpful and want to see you pass and graduate and that is very helpful in this type of difficult curriculum. Good luck to everyone out there!
    Still holding on
  12. by   dfroll
    I graduated on 5/2/08 as an LPN at Galen Health Institute in Tampa/St.Petersburg area. Galen is a private school so you know it will cost more than the Vo-Tech's but, I feel as though I got a good education for my money. Oh yeah! the school has a 97% passing rate for the NCLEX and has held that standard for a while. What ever schools you decide to go to you might want to check out the schools pass rate for the NCLEX. Because what really matters is passing your boards.:wink2:
  13. by   Fallon
    Quote from Miss Cola
    Hi there!
    I'm in Broward County, I attended Sheridan Technical Center. I completed the LPN program in October of last year. I really recommend the school to anyone who is thinking of getting into the profession. I did see that you would be living in Pompano. Atlantic Technical is the sister school of Sheridan so I guess it is the same curriculum. I did have a few classmates that transferred from Atlantic, Broward, and Palm Beach Community Colleges. They all had their own little situations which caused them to transfer, but I can tell you this, they all completed the program at Sheridan. I am really glad that I did the LPN program instead of going right into the RN. It's a great opportunity to be able to get out into the field, make money, see what area you want to get involved in before you get specialized. I'm planning on going to BCC for the LPN-RN transition, I just have a few prereq's to finish, but after that it will only be about a year till my RN. So anyways, I'll quit the blabber-if you have any questions, let me know! Take care and happy school shopping! :spin:
    Hi, I am thinking of attending Sheridan Technical Center. What were the teachers like? How was the program, was it organized well? How often were tests given and on average how many hours weekly did you study? Please give me as much information as you can. Thanks so much!

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