Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, Springfield Illinois - page 4

Any graduates of this program? Start in the fall and curious about the school....they have no website, so word of mouth for the school is all I have. Thanks for any insight.:spin:... Read More

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    I agree completely! I am currently enrolled there and in my 4th quarter and if this school had been like this during 1st quarter I never would have stayed in this program. I know people that have graduated from here before and they said it was a great school and it was in the beginning but things have definately changed!! They are constantly threatening you with dismissal or probation for the smallest things, it is so unorganized and almost seems like the rules are being made and changed as we go. We pay $250 technology fees in 1 semester and didn't even have computers for the whole 1st half of school and still don't have any printers!! Most websites are blocked also. The problems with this school are never ending! And administration is a whole other problem in itself. I would definately never recommend this school to anyone! I feel sorry for the 2 freshman classes that just started. I'm not the only one feeling this way either, the entire class is upset. Forty-two days left until graduation after today and it cannot come soon enough! For anyone thinking of entering this program please reconsider, I'd be happy to answer any questions.

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    Hi, I am looking to enroll in CASPN for the February session. I have been reading the varying opinions about the program I would like and "updated opinion". Maybe someone that just graduated or someone currently in the program. I would also like to know about possible housing options, I'm coming from the Chicagoland area and I want to know would I be able to file for some sort of housing or take out a loan, or any other kind of option, since working doesn't seem to be an option. Please Help! I need to know if I should go ahead with the commitment.
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    Hi, I am looking to enroll in CASPN for the February session. I have been reading the varying opinions about the program I would like and "updated opinion". Maybe someone that just graduated or someone currently in the program. I would also like to know about possible housing options, I'm coming from the Chicagoland area and I want to know would I be able to file for some sort of housing or take out a loan, or any other kind of option, since working doesn't seem to be an option. Please Help! I need to know if I should go ahead with the commitment.
    Coming from Chicago, huh? Me too! Be prepared for culture shock. There is no campus housing, you must find your own housing. Each studentís cost of attendance budget includes a cost of living allowance of $6,400.00 per semester. The cost of living allowance may enable a student to take out student loans to help pay for expenses such as rent and utility bills. I am hoping to begin the LPN program in February as well. It is a nine month program (spread out over eleven months if you start in Feb.) that requires no pre-reqs, accepts financial aid, & costs approximately $8k. I challenge anyone to find such a program in Chicagoland. I know it doesn't exist; I've looked. It won't answer all of your questions, but check out the website: CASPN.ORG. You'll have to call for updated test dates. I hope that answered some of your questions. Good luck & please keep me posted on your decision; we may be classmates!
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    Wow...thanks, I didn't know about the "allowence" and housing had me concerned, because like you said, there is no such program in Chicago or Northwest Indiana. That is a relief. I talked with a Michelle and she said the housing director at UIS didn't mind letting CASPN students use their dorms and to talk with him if I was interested. Thank you so much though, keep me updated and I will let you know what I decide
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    Wow, I didn't know about the UIS, housing situation. Good luck! Schedule your entrance exam soon, they fill up fast.
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    How much is the total cost of the program?
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    I am currently in the 2nd quarter of this program, I am happy with this program. It is very fast paced, so hold on to your socks, follow all rules, and DO NOT MISS A DAY, I started in August and graduate in early June. First quarter is basic, alot of tests sometimes 4-5 tests a week. Excellent instructors 1st and 2nd quarters. Would not try to hold a job, unless unavoidable, studying is a must. 2-3 hrs night. and weekends are packed studying for multiple chapter tests on monday. I love this program, but that is only my opinion, if you have the same instructors I have you will be fine. Hope this helps.
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    Congrats on graduating Friday. I am in class 103. Hope you go far.
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    i was wondering if u needed to have any pre-reqs to enter this program.
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    I am taking the TEAS exam next week at CASPN. Does anyone have any tips? Also does anyone know the required benchmarks?!


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