mildred elley practical nursing program - page 2
Has anyone graduated from mildred elley's practical nursing program or knows if this is a good school?... Read More
Apr 4, '10Yes, they told me when I went to an info session that we may have to travel to Albany. Which campus do you attend and are you currently in the weekend program?
Apr 5, '10I attend the Albany campus on the weekends.
There are a couple students that travel from NYC. I think they have somewhere they stay on the weekends we have school.
Apr 6, '10Quote from smiley071684hi im also interested in this school when i went there they told me the tuition was a lil over 30000 , can you tell me how much is the one in albany, and if you dont qualify for financial aid, can you get enough loans to cover the tuition? and how far is the campus in albany from the one in nyc? thanks.I currently attend Mildred Elley. There are good things and bad things about the program.
A few things I like:
-I can attend on the weekend and still work during the week
-They split up the semesters into two "mods" so the course load is lessened.
-Lifetime job placement assistance
-The classes are a lot smaller than they would be at HVCC
-Very short if any waiting list
-Things can be very unorganized at times.
-In order to add or drop classes you have to go through the program director. She used to be there a lot but is dropping down to part time and quitting.
-I don't feel like I was prepared for the intensity of the nursing program. I just finished my first mod of nursing classes and I barely passed. I previously had a 3.9 GPA. Nursing tests are very hard and require a different way of thinking. I don't feel my teacher prepared us for that. I now what I have to do for my next class and will study harder. We lost over half the class in this one class.
-When I enrolled it was never mentioned that the clinicals would be every weekend.
-They will accept ANYBODY. Some of the other students are not so nice, if you know what i mean. Several fights almost broke out. I have gone to other colleges and never experienced anything like this.
Overall I think it is an alright school. It's a good school for someone who had a hard time at other larger community colleges. The tuition is high but I think it may be that way all around. I did just get a letter saying they are not raising rates this year.
Good luck to you whatever you decide!
Apr 6, '10I think NYC is about three and a half hours away from Albany. I'm not sure of the price but $30000 sounds a little high. If your doing LPN it's only 16 months so I can't see it costing that much. I was able to get financial aid and federal loans. I'm not sure of the options for private loans. I bet you could call and they would be able to give you all the information over the phone. They are really great about answering questions when you are trying to enroll.
Apr 7, '10Quote from smiley071684thats what im thinking also, i am not qualify for finaancial aid therefore i will need to take loans, and 30000 its a lil pricy just for lpn, im taking my test tomorrow and im a lil frustating, i havent study yet, i went into the school and the guy told me about all the info and also the tuition, and i guess because they are in the city and they know people are desperate for lpn here, anyway thanks for the info.I think NYC is about three and a half hours away from Albany. I'm not sure of the price but $30000 sounds a little high. If your doing LPN it's only 16 months so I can't see it costing that much. I was able to get financial aid and federal loans. I'm not sure of the options for private loans. I bet you could call and they would be able to give you all the information over the phone. They are really great about answering questions when you are trying to enroll.
Apr 8, '10Quote from d33dorhi, i took the entrance exam today, it took me 4.5 hours to finish the whole thing the reading part was the longest maybe 2.5 hours, i got 94, the writting part was easy, i think i got 89, and the math part was pretty easy also, i forgot what i had , but the test is so long by the time your reach the last part you will be so exhausted, some people that were there with me got up and left, but if you plan on taking it just be patient, read carefully, ad practice your math, and you will be fine. they already have over 300 people interested in the proogram but most of them cant pass the test. the next class is on may 24, i think its from 6 to 10 pm , andd if you already have a few college credits it will not take you 16 months to complete, i dont know if i might attend yet, but i will graduate from my college in may and might start their evening program, but still looking for cheaper in the meantime. goodluck....No, I didn't take the entrance exam because i'm currently taking classes at Brooklyn College. Let me know how the exam and school is if you attend please.
Jun 17, '10Hi I am also interested in the program. However whats this about traveling to Albany? Why? Also how long is the program if you have about 22 college credits that was toward nursing? And can someone please tell me how was the test? I justtook a CNET test and didnt do well in the reading comprehension and am a bit worried. At this point, I want to get in a good LPN program that is starting immediately. When does next classes start?
Jun 17, '10Be careful, they are not a fully accredited school. Please read their webpage carefull. BE alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 23, '10Hi Ruthie- I was wondering how things are going in the school? Hows the program? I didn't go to the info session and decided to start a CNA class. I'm still interested in this school(highly) due to convience on location. Can you give me some insight. Should I go for it or look around? Do you really have to go to Albany? Tuition is reall that high? Thanks..
Jul 1, '10Quote from Want2BAnurseBadlyhey sorry for taking so long to answer. the program is great so far. im in the day program and for the first module its three days a week from 8.30 to 12 and one day from 8.30 to 2. every two months you get a new schedule, but it will always be in the morning, 3 or 4 days a week. ill say every week and sometime every other week you get a test. since they have so many people interested in the program they are only taking top grades on the entrance test only. make sure you score really high on that test, be friendly to the admissions representative and bring in your deposit and go through financial aid and also they offer sholarship. make sure you show them you are really serouis about getting in. believe me everyday after class the lobby is always full with people that want to get in and the seat are limited now so whoever is interested start the process righ away even if they put you on a waiting list. its a little pricy, but when you start class you will not worry about it, you will be so excited to se in a few months you will become a nurse that it will not even matter to you. whoever cannot get financial aid(because i did not) dont be discourage, apply for loans, and the scholarship they give you up to 5000 and they also have a payment plan. we are almost finish with the first module, and make sure to maintain a 75 or higher. remember its not a vocatiponal school, its a small private college, therefore you will not only take lpn classes, you will have freshman seminar, computer, english, spychology and ect. right now we are taking medical terminology, bio, freshman seminar and computer and next month we will take ap1 and english, and in september we will start nursing classes. the teachers are great, if you study and form study groups like we do and meet at least once a week for a few hours there is no way you will not be able to pass the test. for now they mainly have haitians, jamaicans, and africans, and a few spanish people for the morning classes. if you have anymore questions feel free to write me i will be more than happy to help, goodluck.Hi Ruthie- I was wondering how things are going in the school? Hows the program? I didn't go to the info session and decided to start a CNA class. I'm still interested in this school(highly) due to convience on location. Can you give me some insight. Should I go for it or look around? Do you really have to go to Albany? Tuition is reall that high? Thanks..
Jul 1, '10Quote from Want2BAnurseBadlysorry i just realize i barely answered your questions, no you do not have to go to albany, because now they are accreditated, i also have a CNA certification but it cannot be compared to lpn. but if you think its the best way to go for you now well do what you have to do. i think you should go for it, especially now that they are making it harder to get in, the longer you wait , the smaller the chances of getting in are. tuition is extremely high, but books are included in it and you get loans, grants and financial aid and sholarship(which i did). even if you have a balance get a sencond job, do anything you can pay monthly or every semester which is every 3 to 4 months. the location is great, any train to bowling green, or wall street. and especially the day schedule is the best. if you have to get a part-time job do so, if you have to quit your job, do so, do anything you can to make sure to pass every test and success. the school is pretty unorganized because they just open the nyc campus, but if you know what you want, you will not even care. the reason im telling you to go for it its because of the location( since most people have to travel to long island or out of state for an rn or lpn program) and this one its right there. and even we get changes classes every two months the teacher still make sure to go over all the materials with you, and you dont feel like you rushing at all. if english is not your first language i suggest take an esl class in the meantime, if you not too familiar with computers, i suggest you take a free class, and for medical termanology, go online and start looking at the words and stuff start preparing yourself now. you eill not regret it.Hi Ruthie- I was wondering how things are going in the school? Hows the program? I didn't go to the info session and decided to start a CNA class. I'm still interested in this school(highly) due to convience on location. Can you give me some insight. Should I go for it or look around? Do you really have to go to Albany? Tuition is reall that high? Thanks..
Jul 1, '10Quote from smart school surferthey are accredited. the reason why you see this on the website its a because when they first open they used to be an extension site to their albany campus. now they are on their own they are not an extension anymore. they just got accepted a few months ago by the nursing board. And they already file an application for a RN program also, and it will be offer to prevouis lpn students who went to the school first.Be careful, they are not a fully accredited school. Please read their webpage carefull. BE alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!