CMK Healthcare LPN Program - page 2

My friend is looking at attending an LPN school soon and she found out about CMK's LPN program. The cost of tuition is around $15,000 and the program is for 10 months. CMK also has an agreement... Read More

  1. Visit  Magelan profile page
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    It's true all you wrote

    I would recommend this school
  2. Visit  jimmy joe profile page
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    Thanks for the updates !
  3. Visit  Chris NS profile page
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    iam planing to enroll in there LPN program in about year and a half or 2(working in classes in JC to go there for about 15 grand
  4. Visit  Chris NS profile page
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    @Magelan
    would you recommend taking anatomy without 1 year of hs bio and not much bio in college, only bio right now i am in is bio 101 which a survey of bio; touch up on all these other stuff like chem, molecules,etc
  5. Visit  Magelan profile page
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    @Chris
    In my opinion, everything connected with Community Colleges is wasting of time. Since "the time is money", I've decided not to go to CC because for prereq's you need more than a year, and in private schools you can finish everything in less than 4 months. CNA course at CMK is 4 weeks, and the other 3 subjects are 5 weeks long; anatomy is going simultaneously with terminology (ex. Anatomy is Mon/Wed/Fri and Terminology Tue&Thur) so in the best scenario all prereq's could be done in 3 months. If you take the calculator, you could save a year, and the annual wage for LPNs is more than 40k instead of saving 3k for prereq's.
    But, if you think that 4 months is not enough to prepare yourself for LPN class because all these prereq's are too short and fast, than it's definitely better to go to JJC or COD. My case is different, I was dental doctor in Europe, and I'm very familiar with all these things so I took the fastest option 'cause I don't want to waste time working as a CNA.
  6. Visit  caregiv3rgirl profile page
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    Ok.. so I am having a hard time deciding where to go for my lpn. I'm considering J 'renee Career Facilitation, N. W. Institute if Health and Technology, CMK, or International Career Institute. - All private schools, if I had my choice I would go to Harper, COD or a community college similar. But all the community colleges have an extensive waiting list and most require bio and a few other prerequisites in addition to the basic prerequisites. Ok, so I have visited all the private schools except NWIHT. Lets start with my experience at CMK (Glendale Heights location) I finally find the place, its located on the seconded floor of a run down stripe mall. I see a stairwell and the a CMK sign that directs you to up stairs. I open the door of the stairwell... um kinda scary, dim lighting. I arrive to the second floor and sighhh.. thinking to myself... great another one of these schools. So I Walk around on the floor and see some rooms but no people. I wonder around a little more towards the back and see to asian gentlemen, one on the phone, and the other on the computer. I walk in and say, "hi, I'm interested in the lpn program. He tells me the prereqs - cna, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical terminology and there may be one more... but I pretty much left in a hurry after he listed them off. He also said the lpn program is every march. Which I thought WHen I called a few months back they said hold the programs 4 times a year??? Either way I left in hurry, saddened because I just wasn't feeling the atmosphere. It did look like a school. It looked like a rundown, sketchy place, like, some place you would find in a back alley or something. Just did look professional at all. J' renee, this place is ok... looks a little more well kept than CMK. Their preqs are cna, anatomy and physiology, algebra for health care professionals, and english 101. Their class rooms look rundown and old. Tuition is like $22, 000 or something like that. The only thing holding me back from this school is their 2009 NCLUX passing score, it was 69% ot seems like the score keeps on getting lower and lower each year. Here check it out http://nursing.illinois.gov/PDF/IlAp...es01292010.PDF
    So I'm not sure if the a huge factor when choosing a school? If any knows, please leave a comment. I do know someone who graduated form here a few years ago. They said they liked the school but they didn't really learn anything and most of the learning is when you start working.

    I would love to hear some input from some folks who are struggling on where to go for an lpn program or current lpns and where they went etc. Anyone please help. And if you're not a member, sign up, it takes like 2 seconds.

    Thanks
    Last edit by caregiv3rgirl on Sep 20, '10
  7. Visit  Magelan profile page
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    I've never been to Glendale Heights CMK campus but I'll go there in less than a month for pharmacology class which is my last prereq for their LPN. In Westmont is very nice.
  8. Visit  caregiv3rgirl profile page
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    if you don't mind me asking, why did you choose CMK vs some of the other private ones? I'm definitely going to check out Westmont location.
  9. Visit  Magelan profile page
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    5 Months ago, I was looking for the cheapest CNA class in Chicagoland area and CMK was one of them. I’ve finished CNA, passed on the state exam but I had to wait for a while for LPN. Since my experience was great, I’ve decided that I’ll definitely take LPN at the same school. Only PCCTI was in game with CMK.

    Good things at CMK:
    - The LPN class will be held only on weekends so it’s easy to maintain job in all shifts during the week
    - The clinical part is held at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Bolingbrook where I work as a CNA and that place is very nice
    - They have only 3 prereq’s, although it was 2 for people who started LPN program in August and I really hope that they will not add another one
    - Staff in school is very friendly
    - Location in Westmont is pretty close to I-55, I-294 & I355 so that campus is easy accessible from almost all parts of Chicago (especially from Hyde Park where I’m located)
    - $15.000 for the LPN class is the best offer in Chicagoland, there is payment plan
    - They don’t ask you to buy books at their place, but it is possible (they will always tell you first to try to find book on the amazon.com)

    Bad things:
    - They are changing these requirements for enrollment all the time so I consider that unfair.
    - Down payment is $2000 and in PCCTI is $500
    - CMK does not offer any kind of financial aid
    - HESI entrance exam (since English is not my first language I’m kind of scared)
  10. Visit  jimmy joe profile page
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    I just finished the cna in westmont . No problems there . I would do the lpn program there also . My hold up is that I may want to continue on to the RN . I don't want to go 4 years so I need to find out if any cc will accept my lpn course . Has anyone else looked into this ? Any info would be appreciated . Thanks in advance . Jimmy
  11. Visit  Chris NS profile page
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    Quote from Magelan
    @Chris
    In my opinion, everything connected with Community Colleges is wasting of time. Since "the time is money", I've decided not to go to CC because for prereq's you need more than a year, and in private schools you can finish everything in less than 4 months. CNA course at CMK is 4 weeks, and the other 3 subjects are 5 weeks long; anatomy is going simultaneously with terminology (ex. Anatomy is Mon/Wed/Fri and Terminology Tue&Thur) so in the best scenario all prereq's could be done in 3 months. If you take the calculator, you could save a year, and the annual wage for LPNs is more than 40k instead of saving 3k for prereq's.
    But, if you think that 4 months is not enough to prepare yourself for LPN class because all these prereq's are too short and fast, than it's definitely better to go to JJC or COD. My case is different, I was dental doctor in Europe, and I'm very familiar with all these things so I took the fastest option 'cause I don't want to waste time working as a CNA.
    well i am gettting a BA degree and going into cc to do these pre recs casue i dont have the money to pay for these pre recs at the campus 2400 bucks at once is alot (somthing i cant afford now) i am going to work as a CNA to make my money and i am not going to go to JC but i am going to get a BA in about 1 year and 4 months which i think is pretty fast
  12. Visit  Chris NS profile page
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    and if I would graduate from this program in there lpn and get my license wawt would transfer
  13. Visit  Chris NS profile page
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    i would do the pre recs at CMK if i could afford it, than i would and since its private (no finaid)


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