Has anyone ever heard of International Careers Institute LPN program in Lincolnwood?

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    Hi there!

    I was doing some more research tonight on nursing schools within Illinois and came across this school called International Careers Institute. Has anyone ever heard of this school before? I checked out their website, however it doesn't really have that much information right now. Even the FAQ section just says "coming soon" on it. I thought perhaps this school may be newer?

    Here is the website - if anyone is interested. http://www.ici-training.com/student.php

    Anyways, if anyone has any insights, I'd love to hear from you.
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    I spoke with an admissions advisor at this school. I really didn't get a good feeling about it. They have a prereq program that you have to do for 3 months every Saturday from 9am-5pm and then the actual LPN program is M-F from 4pm until 10pm. No day classes are offered. I sort of got the feeling that they were more interested in churning out LPN's, not educated people to make quality LPN's. Have you checked out Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology on Ashland on the North side? I've heard a lot of good things about this school and have talked to admissions there and I felt good about what they had to say. The tuition is pretty close to being the same at each of these schools. I plan on going to NWIHT this week to sign up. Hve you talked to any other LPN schools? When are you starting?
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    RaeMae, I was just wondering if you ended up attending Northwestern Institute and how is it? I've been looking at their program, but it is kind of far (I'm in the south suburbs) so I was trying to see if it may be worth it.


    Thanks!
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    I am just wondering do you know how much International career institute cost? What is their entrance exam and what score do you have to get to get into their program? Any information about this program that you know will be of a great help to me.
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    Quote from RaeMae
    I spoke with an admissions advisor at this school. I really didn't get a good feeling about it. They have a prereq program that you have to do for 3 months every Saturday from 9am-5pm and then the actual LPN program is M-F from 4pm until 10pm. No day classes are offered. I sort of got the feeling that they were more interested in churning out LPN's, not educated people to make quality LPN's. Have you checked out Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology on Ashland on the North side? I've heard a lot of good things about this school and have talked to admissions there and I felt good about what they had to say. The tuition is pretty close to being the same at each of these schools. I plan on going to NWIHT this week to sign up. Hve you talked to any other LPN schools? When are you starting?
    Hi, I met the admissions advisor and she was really helpful. I am a transferee from another school and I gave her my transcript for evaluation and credit. I told her that I work part time at night and she said they are now offering two LPN classes (one during the day and the other at night) for Sept 2010 to January 2011. I heard about ICI from a friend who is now in the middle of her LPN course. They also don't entertain questions on tuition and financing over the phone and ask you to come in person. Its always good to compare the schools before choosing what best fits your needs and schedules. Hope this helps y'all. Good luck!
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    @ RaeMae..How's the nursing program at Northwestern?
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    Guys/Gals... FYI... If ICI isn't compatible for what your're looking for, Northwestern Institute just opened a newly renovated 40,000 sqft campus in Skokie. It's right on Oakton ave (and McCormick) in front of the mini-golf course. You might wanna check 'em out. Their website also has the critical information you need (www.nwiht.edu)

    Oh, and Northwestern Institute is only one of two private LPN schools with a passing rate of 90% plus for the past two-three years.
    Goodluck!
    Hanzo
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    Hi it's me again! The replies to my post didn't come through to my inbox Anyhow, I started taking the CNA program at NWIHT last year, it's a prereq to get into the LPN program, but had a health issue come up during the last week and was unable to complete the program. I have all of the classes and clinic hours complete, just haven't taken the final because I didn't have the money after hospital bills to pay for the rest of the class. I'm thinking about going there this week to see if I can finish paying and still be able to take the final. I would really like to be able to get into an LPN program but for all of them (that I know of) you have to have completed a CNA program. Also, NWIHT does not offer federal financial aid, so no pell grants or federal student loans. They only take cash, Sally Mae private student loans, and WIA grants (which take MONTHS to get). I'm thinking about checking out Americare Institute in Schaumburg this Thursday for their infosession. They accept federal financial aid. It's really far for me to get out there as I live on the North side of Chicago, but it may be worth it. OH, I didn't think much of the CNA program at NWIHT. All of their lab equipment is ancient, clinical hours are done at a very shady nursing home. We weren't allowed to do any work, just shadowed the CNA we were assigned to. Also, we were supposed to be there for either 4 or 6 hours, I don't remember, but we were never there for more than 2 hours. There was one day when we actually had to sneak out because the home was being evaluated by the state and from what I gathered we weren't supposed to be there. So we literally had to either changed out of our scrubs or cover them as best as we could and leave in pairs so the evaluators didn't see us. Can you say sketchy??? When I was there, the school had 2 CNA instructors. I don't know how the female instructor was, but I had Mr. Henry and he was awful. He sat at his desk and had us take turns reading out of the book out loud. That was class. When he did do a 5 minute lecture, he was vulgar, talking about patient's "sh*t" and "p*ss" and constantly making jokes about men's "weapons". There were also several times where he made jokes about sexual positions in front of class or my group at clinical. When reviews came up, he received a few bad reviews for these reasons from some of my classmates and he got very defensive and told lectured us about how whoever wrote those reviews were cowards for not talking to him directly. Okay, enough of my rambling about CNA program. BUT, from what I've heard the LPN program is decent at the school, and if they did have federal financial aid I would for sure be going there. *sigh*
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    If anyone has doubts about International Career Institue they should. from my past experiences they were not even accredited, which meant your classes couldn't transfer over. And oh yea that Admissions lady Enya, she is a **** and make sure you read the fine print.
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    All of these private LPN schools are way over priced. Your better off going to your local community college for the program. Think about it, you are paying over $20,000 for a LPN degree. Your better off going straight for the RN position. I have heard great things about Chamberlan or something.


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