The overwhelming majority of us had to pay for our LPN courses. If you're intent on finding a free LPN course, your best plan of action might involve applying for grants and scholarships to cover the entire cost of it. Good luck to you.
Have to agree with TheCommuter...no free schools for LPN. Many apply for the Board of Education's program, which is supposed to be reasonable (I'm hearing $3000 these days), but it is even more competitive than any regular school out there. Have to take the NLN and pass very high.
have to agree with thecommuter...no free schools for lpn. many apply for the board of education's program, which is supposed to be reasonable (i'm hearing $3000 these days), but it is even more competitive than any regular school out there. have to take the nln and pass very high.
i stand corrected about whether there are free programs, but let me just advise the op that you study really, really hard for the net and tabe, because those programs are highly competitive, they may have very limited seats. start inquiring now, and prepare early and well. best of luck!
I stand corrected about whether there are free programs, but let me just advise the OP that you study really, really hard for the NET and TABE, because those programs are highly competitive, they may have very limited seats. Start inquiring NOW, and prepare early and WELL. Best of luck!
YES! You must study for the C-Net and The Tabe. Im currently in the school and i LOVE it! Im so excited! We got our books Yesterday! It doesnt hurt to try though,Just buy the Books , and Study your butt off!
I'm not sure about your state, but I do know that if you find a cheap enough school and your income is right, you can go for relatively free using grants and scholarships. What they don't tell you is the cost of health and dental exams, vaccinations, the cost of scrubs, the cost to take the NCLEX, and so on. Grants and sometimes scholarships don't usually pay for those things.
Then you have employers who do loan forgiveness. You sign a contract and they repay your loans, which you still may need even if the school itself is free for the items mentioned above.
i am in this program, i just started this program myself. i go to the one at goldwater hosptial. the books, uniforms, cpr class are all free. the course is very intense. i agree with what others have told you, start studying now! i started the process about this time last year. if they offer you the prep course, take it! it was a huge help. however, it's not toatally free. in order to receive the scholarship you have to sign an agreement with hhc to work for them for 2 years. still not a bad deal no matter how you look at it.
I am in this program, I just started this program myself. I go to the one at Goldwater Hosptial. The books, uniforms, CPR class are all free. The course is very intense. I agree with what others have told you, start studying now! I started the process about this time last year. If they offer you the prep course, take it! It was a huge help. However, it's not toatally free. In order to receive the scholarship you have to sign an agreement with HHC to work for them for 2 years. Still not a bad deal no matter how you look at it.
ive gotten into the lpn prep just wondeing what to expect
The prep course isn't that intense for what I can remember. Its mostly a review to help with the TABE and the CNET. It's a refresher course with math, reading and vocabulary. It was a HUGE help for me. I had been out of school for over 15 yrs and I don't think that I would've passed the CNET without it! Good luck!!!!
the prep course isn't that intense for what i can remember. its mostly a review to help with the tabe and the cnet. it's a refresher course with math, reading and vocabulary. it was a huge help for me. i had been out of school for over 15 yrs and i don't think that i would've passed the cnet without it! good luck!!!!
i contacted nyc health and hospitals corporation about the "free lpn program" and they sent me a letter saying: you must take a preliminary tabe (reading and math) exam to determine your eligibilty to be enrolled in the lpn prep program. you must score at least 10.0 in reading and 9.5 in math. all succesful candidates will be notified if scores meet the criteria for enrollment immediately after the exam. the prep program will begin january 2009 and run thru may 2009.
i took the test dec 1st scored 12.9 reading and 11.3 math. made it into lpn prep!!
so at the test site after they told me i passed and made it into lpn prep, they gave me a paper with some what of an outline as to what the next steps would be. they also told me that they'd mail me the info as to where id be takin my lpn prep classes and when in january the clases actually start.
i've been tryin to find out more of this prep class but cant seem to find any info on this site. if you dont mind the additional questions: how many days a week was the prep class and what were the hours? also where did you take your prep classes? were the instructors helpful?
you would think that they would have given me this info already but no... still waiting on a letter they're supposed to mail me with that info. i'm very excited to start the prep, just getting a little anxious since they've yet to mail me that letter and classes supposedly start in january.