Private LPN schools - Ambria?

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    I need advice! My end goal is to get my RN...but I'm still debating the route to take? I am currently at PCCTI, and not too impressed...the tuition is high and the labs are outdated!! I am planning on going to an info session @ Ambria College Friday to get more info on their LPN to RN bridge program. I was hoping for some feedback on their program?

    Are there any other good private LPN/RN schools in Northern Illinois? I need nights/weekends...as I am home with my 5 month old during the day. I've heard about Northwestern College and ICI, but nothing else?
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    Quote from Newmommy
    I need advice! My end goal is to get my RN...but I'm still debating the route to take? I am currently at PCCTI, and not too impressed...the tuition is high and the labs are outdated!! I am planning on going to an info session @ Ambria College Friday to get more info on their LPN to RN bridge program. I was hoping for some feedback on their program?

    Are there any other good private LPN/RN schools in Northern Illinois? I need nights/weekends...as I am home with my 5 month old during the day. I've heard about Northwestern College and ICI, but nothing else?
    I'm bad with directions so I'm not too sure what's considered Northern Illinois...but Ambria has a location in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. The tuition there is...actually do a search on here..someone just posted the exact prices the other day. As for the RN bridge program there....after you are an LPN..you have to work for 6 months before you can start the RN program there...something like that.

    I don't know what ICI is...but Northwestern College is in Bridgeview...that's definitely not in Northern IL... Bridgeview is a little past Summit. Another private school is Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology...they have a location in Chicago and a brand new one in Skokie... I'm sure if you got to the nursing board for the state of IL you can get a list of all of the other schools here.. or you can do a search on here and find pretty much all of the info you are looking for.

    HTH
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    If your ultimate goal is to become a RN, go to either a city college or 4 year university. Don't waste your time and money on a private school. I have friends that have gone to these private schools to become LPN's and in hopes of their dreams to become a RN, that never happened. Most of them got tired of taking all the pre-req courses again because the courses they took are not transferrable. There technically is no waiting list, just do your best and apply twice a year until you get in. Good luck! If you plan to work at a hospital go for your BSN, most hospitals are magnet status now. Hope that helps...
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    ICI-You’ll be guaranteed to pass classes. Just know that it will in no way help pass the boards. Just as long as you can provide the money for the tuition you’re IN. (which by the way, if you have any difficulties paying they can provide a payment plan that’s negotiable even if you are late a thousand dollars, just show a w-2) Remediation is always acceptable after each quiz and unit test, even for midterm. There is no need being stressed because remediation will allow you to obtain the minimum grade for passing. Then just sign a form stating you were remediated. Remediations are easier and less difficult. The student handbook is just a formality; no part of it is reinforced or taken seriously. They have cameras in the computer room but people still share answers during tests & quizzes. The consequence claims suspension or termination but even with a grievance form no action is taken. There is always any accommodation by starting the program without having all your prereqs. During the first class of the program, you can also be taking any English, A&P, math, computer, or psych class. Attendance for class or clinicals is not mandatory. There is an attendance sheet but no make-ups are taken. You can miss a test or quiz and retake them. It’s a really laid back environment.


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