I am a brand new user and have been reading up on the Hondros blogs. I am scheduled to start Oct 4,2010 in West Chester to the LPN program. I am getting a little nervous about the things I have been reading about the "resistance" or "rigidity" some people have been having with the Hondros staff. Accordingly, I have been having issues with the competancy off admissions and their follow through skills and reluctance to answer direct questions and work with me on basic needs like limited uniform sizing. However, I have a friend there set to graduate this fall from the RN program and he loves it.
My family doctor's nurse went to Butler Tech and she loved it there. It is considerably less expensive, about $5,000 less for LPN and a whopping $10,000 less for RN. I scored extremely high on my HESI entrance exam for Hondros, so the work doesn't scare me as much as the "rigidity" of the staff and or the teachers to teach, answer questions and resolve issues. I am 39 years old and starting over. Even though I have been unemployed for two years, I don't qualify for financial aid or even an unsubsidized loan. So I am paying cash for this and WILL expect basic cooperation from my teachers and staff for what I am expected to pay. I have a meeting set up with a Butler Tech counselor on Tuesday the 23rd to compare apples to apples.
Anyone here have comments on either one? I am getting down to the wire and need to make a decison by 9/17.
Sorry for the long rant.