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- Sep 21, '10 by caregiv3rgirlif 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.
- Sep 21, '10 by Magelan5 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)
- 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)
- Sep 24, '10 by jimmy joeI 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
- Quote from Magelanwell 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@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.
- and if I would graduate from this program in there lpn and get my license wawt would transfer
- i would do the pre recs at CMK if i could afford it, than i would and since its private (no finaid)
- Quote from jimmy joesame thing i wanna know, this is wat scarys me in what JC will accept my creditsI 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
- Sep 28, '10 by MagelanYou should check with JJC or COD nursing departments if they would accept you to their LPN to RN bridge program.
- Sep 28, '10 by MagelanBut as far as I know, they will probably ask from you to go again to standard prereq's (again Medical terminology, Anatomy I, Anatomy II, Microbiology, English 101, and maths for meds).
- haha i can get a BA degree in 8 months for about 24k gosh how fast and cheap, but i am going to have to start next fall