LPN school (CMK)

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    I am looking into the CMK private school in Westmont. They require each student to take the TABE test before they are allowed to become a student, my question is why is this required if I already have a bachelors degree?

    Does anyone have any information on this school as far as: where are clinicals held, how long is your class v. clinicals, what is the student:teacher ratio? I have tried calling there, but the person on the phone did not have time to answer all of my questions.

    How difficult is the pre-nclex test that you must pass in order to sit down for the LPN nclex test to become a nurse?
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    I went to a public school in the basement of an elementary school in Akron. Ten months. About 32 hours per week, with nightly 4 hours of homework. After 2 months we did clinicals 2-3 days a week in various places. Strict- no more than 2 days absent, or out, and have to start over. 15 minutes tardy = 1/4 day tardy. 30 minutes late = 1/2 day absent. Mid November, 12 of us developed pneumonia, if you can imagine that with the absence rules? The teachers were out to get as many kicked out as possible for any mild infraction- 12 were booted, and they got no refund, all were single mothers. It was hellish, despite the seemingly brief program. But I have heard of schools that are the opposite. We actually spent more clinical time than some ADN programs.
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    I went to a public school in the basement of an elementary school in Akron. Ten months. About 32 hours per week, with nightly 4 hours of homework. After 2 months we did clinicals 2-3 days a week in various places. Strict- no more than 2 days absent, or out, and have to start over. 15 minutes tardy = 1/4 day tardy. 30 minutes late = 1/2 day absent. Mid November, 12 of us developed pneumonia, if you can imagine that with the absence rules? The teachers were out to get as many kicked out as possible for any mild infraction- 12 were booted, and they got no refund, all were single mothers. It was hellish, despite the seemingly brief program. But I have heard of schools that are the opposite. We actually spent more clinical time than some ADN programs.

    Did you graduate from this program?
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    Yes, I was one of 9 placed there by the Army- we sometimes wore our military uniforms to class to defy the instructors, knowing that we had support if they tried to get nasty with us, like they did with the vulnerable single mothers. In the Army, an LPN has lots more authority than the civilian world, but we had the option of a military school (much longer than civilian and not necessarily able to sit for civilian boards), or to attend a local civilian school. Full time active duty pay, free school, and a month paid leave when we graduated. Also, we were promoted when we got licensed.
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    Was it worth it? I noticed my school is going to be similar to yours. Class from 4:30-10:30pm Sat and Sun and clinicals twice a week (in the mornings).

    IF a friend of yours was interested in this program, would you recommend it to them?
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    Only if he/she did not have to work during school, it's not possible, there's too much homework. Also, in my school (Akron School of Practical Nursing), if you spelled one word wrong on a test, the best grade you could get was a B. I just looked up their site, they relocated, and I am sure those instructors are all long gone. But I do admit, if you make it, you know what your are doing, hands down.


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