Declining my spot in the LPN Program... - page 2

...that begins next week at the technical college. I have given it alot of thought, and I am just too worried about investing over 23,000 in an LPN Program. There is an alternates list so I am sure... Read More

  1. by   HM2VikingRN
    I think that waiting the year is going to be a good decision. I think that the amount of money for that program was too high. If you aree thinking about bridging to RN you could start taking prerequisites for a bridge program. This will put you steps ahead of the other students in next years class.
  2. by   weezyljm
    Wow - even 8 grnad is way too nuch to pay for an LPN education. I would suggest that you check out community colleges and or vocational schools for a better program with a more reasonable cost. Definitrely STAY AWAY from private schools/colleges.. they are definitr rip-offs. Their education is no more/any better than what you would get at a community college.
  3. by   Hospice Nurse LPN
    Even thought you say you're a "nervous wreck" it sounds like you've put a lot of good, rational thought into your decision. Best of luck to you! Sharon
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from lpnstudent40
    WOW! That is ALOT of money to spend on an LPN program. I'm from Daytona Beach and spent about $5000 for everything. I am going to graduate next Wednesday. It's been a long road after being out of school for 20 years. But I'm glad I did it, but I'm more excited that it's almost over. Tomorrow is my last clinical. Now, I'm scared to go out and get a job. Can you imagine.

    If being a nurse is what you really want to do, do it! There is alot of financial aid out there available. Go with what your heart says! Good luck to you and God bless!
    In my area, the community colleges are much more competitive because of the higher volume of applicants. Also, I attended a community college that had an LPN-RN bridge program. This particular program mandated that college level courses in English, Anatomy 1 and 2, Psychology 1 and 2 making the total once completed close to about $6000, not including books, uniforms or dues for graduation. I also believe that actually, a private school may have been more focused on our needs than this college. Private schools are about $8-10,000 for LPN, so, in New York, that may not be so bad.
  5. by   elainemarie1
    I can't believe the cost for one year! Wow, mine is only $4,000 with books It is through the Sarasota County schools, vocational. Plus, I got the whole thing paid for, even a watch, shoes, uniforms, the whole nine yards through a community program. Keep looking for a better price, that is crazy...

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