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.
- American Institute
- J'Renee Facility
- Northwestern Institute of Health
I have two friends presently enrolled at NWIHT and they both like it. The only drawback is the tuition and pre-req's if you do not transfer them in. Both friends have a Bachelor degree and was unable to transfer a few pre-req.'s in therefore mandated to take the exam for the deficient courses OR just pay 650 for the class. Well, one friend took the English exam and FAILED!! Basic English exam, B.S. degree, and a Medical Assistant?!!
When she inquired about reviewing the answers to her exam, she was told the individual she needed to speak with was out to lunch and to just go ahead and sign up for the deficient course. She was HEATED because the English exam consisted of contractions, nouns, verbs, grammar, and writing. Before taking the exam, she inquired about why the test was not multiple choice and was told because they had an answer key.
She then asked what happened if her answers conflicted with what THE SCHOOL thought was correct? No answer from the school which is owned and operated by individuals whom are ESL individuals. I say that because there may be a conflict in language (barrier to what is correct or incorrect based on what they believe) in addition to making money. The tuition has increased from 14k to 18K when I last checked.
Also, NWIHT indicated they are IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) however, when I calld IAI the representative told me NO the school was apart of IAI...meaning, you will have to retake a few coursed if you plan on getting your RN. The courses (A&P, etc.) may not be transferrable to a CC. Please double check with IAI because I checked 6 months ago.
So, my point is....if you want to get thorugh LPN school quickly, it's a good school for that. However, I would take all my pre-req.'s at the CC if NWIHT is not IAI.
Also, remember private LPN schools are all about money FIRST (not to discredit that they want the best for their students). You can offset the tuition with a WIA grant for 8K which I received and turned down becasue I decided to do either the BSN or MSN route. Favoring the MSN right now. Best wishes.
Last edit by teacher08 on Dec 28, '09
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