mildred elley practical nursing program - page 2

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    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
    The bad:
    -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!
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    Thanks,that helped me out alot. I am trying to attend the new campus in new york city and it already seems unorganized and that they will accept anyone. My appointment is next week to bring in all forms and take the test and I am still undecided as to if I want to attend there. Thanks
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    Your Welcome! The test is very easy. Not like tests you would take at other schools.
    I don't know much about the new campus in NYC. I do know that they can't guarantee that you will be able to finish everything there. They say you may have to travel to Albany or they may have affiliates with other colleges in NYC.
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    Yes, 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?
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    I 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.
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    Ok.Thanks for all of the information.
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    Quote from smiley071684
    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
    The bad:
    -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!
    hi 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.
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    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.
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    Quote from smiley071684
    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.
    thats 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 schools here, anyway thanks for the info.
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    Quote from d33dor
    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.
    hi, 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 schools in the meantime. goodluck....


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