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Can someone please tell me all the private LPN schools in the Chicagoland area? I don't want to wait a few years on a waiting list. PCCTI American Institute J'Renee Facility Northwestern Institute of Health... Read More


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    Hi jessiBoopCNA.pls send me mssg about the LPN program.Email me xrt@yahoo.com
    Last edit by formerrt on Oct 12, '10
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    Hi.I went to Northwestern inst & tech today and i inquire about the LPN program.But then the Anatomy and physiology 1&2 are already added as pre-reqs.In aug 2010 the admin told me that the pre-reqs are only psycho,math,english.med term and comp but the anat.physio are included in the $17,800 tuition for the LPN.Those who are attending lpn course did you also take the anat.&physio before you start the lpn class?thanks.

    Those who are interested in attending the LPN @ northwestern inst. here's the latest list of the pre-reqs and tuition.

    Pre-reqs.
    Math-$662.40 plus $50 registration fee
    eng-&662.40 Plus $50
    psycho-$662.40 plus $50
    comp-$441.60 plus $50
    anat-physio 1&2 $2,428.80 plus $50 each.
    Medical term-not already included as pre reqs for 2011 lpn

    LPN tuition $17,875
    excluded:
    background checks,medical exam,cpr,books etc.
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    In reply to the Northwestern Pricing their total cost for prerequisites are $4,857.60 adding that to the cost of $17,800, totaling out to be $22,657. From looking at CMK Healthcares LPN program their total costs add up to be $17,600 (15,000/LPN plus $2600/prerequisites)

    here is the breakdown:
    Anatomy & Physiology $1,200
    Medical Terminlogy $700
    Pharmacology $700
    LPN Program $15,000

    Quote from formerrt
    Hi.I went to Northwestern inst & tech today and i inquire about the LPN program.But then the Anatomy and physiology 1&2 are already added as pre-reqs.In aug 2010 the admin told me that the pre-reqs are only psycho,math,english.med term and comp but the anat.physio are included in the $17,800 tuition for the LPN.Those who are attending lpn course did you also take the anat.&physio before you start the lpn class?thanks.

    Those who are interested in attending the LPN @ northwestern inst. here's the latest list of the pre-reqs and tuition.

    Pre-reqs.
    Math-$662.40 plus $50 registration fee
    eng-&662.40 Plus $50
    psycho-$662.40 plus $50
    comp-$441.60 plus $50
    anat-physio 1&2 $2,428.80 plus $50 each.
    Medical term-not already included as pre reqs for 2011 lpn

    LPN tuition $17,875
    excluded:
    background checks,medical exam,cpr,books etc.
    Magelan likes this.
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    And at CMK books, scrubs and etc are INCLUDED, and the program lasts about 800 clock hours (without prerequisites) and at Northwestern Institute it's about 1300 so there is at least 3-4 months in "saving"

    For that time (3-4 months) as LPN you can make enough money to cover most of expenses you had during school and that's not a small thing.
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    Hi Magellan are u from CMK?actually i still did not enroll for my pre reqs at northwest because i still want to know the difference bet.northwest and other LPN school.I will try to call or go to CMK and inquire about their program.
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    Yes At this moment I’m attending pharmacology course that started last Saturday in Glendale Heights.

    As myk4408 wrote, at Northwestern Institute the tuition is significantly higher and many other expenses are not included in tuition. NWIHT was one of schools on my list but down payment is also very higher - $5.000 and at CMK $2.000.

    The most important thing why I’ve chosen CMK is number of clock hours:
    • Northwestern Institute 224+1300=1524
    • PCCTI 1080
    • CMK 175+794=969

    I’ll save at least 3 months, much money and nerves and I will not have to quit my job because classes will be on week-ends. Someone could say that less hours means less of education but in my opinion all important things in nursing field we learn through the practice so I don't see that as a disadvantage.
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    How far is CMK from Chicago.. near downtown.. you think? I actually called NWIHT today.. I pass by it every single day taking and picking up my youngest from school.. and the guy on the phone told me that they are going to be opening another location in Skokie in November and that they will have financial aid by the end of the year.. so FASFA..Pell Grant, Gov. loans, etc!!

    Hope that helps someone!!
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    I think it would be misleading to infer that a program completion would necessarily equate to an LPN license. Though it is true that NWIHT's PN program may be a little bit longer than most, I believe it is because they only have one reason -- and that is to thoroughly and rigorously prepare the student to become a NURSE.

    Instead of just looking for short-programs or who's got the lowest tuition, I think the most important criteria in selecting a school is how successful they are in making (licensed) NURSES out of students.

    That being said, have a look at NWIHT's LPN Passing Rates (from IDFPR, Board of Nursing) and compare it to the rest. Decide then if this school is for you. If you want a school that has no track record, then by all means, skip NWIHT. However, if you're looking for a school who's only passion is to create (licensed) NURSES, I'd suggest that you talk to one of their highly trained Admission officers.

    SCROLL-RIGHT to view the whole picture.


    Full URL: http://nursing.illinois.gov/PDF/IlAp...es01292010.PDF
    Last edit by sgthanzo on Oct 21, '10 : Reason: Added reference to IDFPR PDF file.
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    No offense or anything sgthanzo..but you kinda sound like you work for NWIHT.. just sayin..

    Honestly I would say that most people here are looking for a great education first and foremost...not just how short the program is or how much the tuition is.. but of course because of the way things are in life.. all have to be taken into consideration.. just sayin...

    Thanks for the link though.. it's nice that I can see all of the school passing rates!
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    @Smokey - regardless of where the information comes from, the only thing that matters is that the average student gets all the tools that s/he needs to become a successful (licensed) Nurse.

    There are a lot of 'smoke-mirror' and less-than-true advertisements out there on who offers what, by how much, for how long.

    NWIHT, in my opinion, doesn't compete with those schools. Knowing they've been in operation and accredited (by NCA-CASI) for the past five years, I think the professionals at NWIHT have learned a long time ago that preparing the student to become the Nurse that they aspire to be is more important than focusing on hearsays.

    You, as a consumer (and hopefully as a student), deserves to KNOW everything that there is to know about which school actually stands apart from the crowd. If my information is able to assist you make up your mind, regardless if you choose NWIHT or not, then my post(s) here would not have been for nothing.

    Goodluck on your endeavors and best regards,


    hattori hanzo


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