Online LPN Programs, I have two listed. Are there anymore? - page 2

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Hi, I am a soon to be new mom, and my plan if all else fails is to go to a nursing school that starts in June 2005 and will end in July of 2006. They only have a day program, so if I work I want be working full time. I will... Read More


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    Quote from New_Mom_LPN_Student
    For Deaconess, you have to find a place where you live to do the clinicals, and for the other program, you have to fly up there to do your clinicals.
    How many times a semester do you have to go to the college?
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    Hello out there. I am surprised not to have heard of Minnesota Distance LPN school before now. Are there more out there for say EMT's and other non traditional distance schools? We need to share them with others and help get the education we all want. It only helps make the world a better place.
    Any response would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Cay
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    Quote from Cay
    Hello out there. I am surprised not to have heard of Minnesota Distance LPN school before now. Are there more out there for say EMT's and other non traditional distance schools? We need to share them with others and help get the education we all want. It only helps make the world a better place.
    Any response would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Cay
    I am contacted the school and enrolled for August 05 semester. My only problem is the number of times you have to travel to Minnesota. I can provide you the e-mail address to my advisor if you like. I work full time and I will have to take time off of work to visit MN. The cost is the biggest thing to me. I already have a BS in business and I am considering going to ECU. They have a one year program for folks with a four year. I am also applying locally to Jame Sprunt Community College. I don't know your exact location but Cape Fear in Wilmington and Johnston Community College offer evening programs. I am having to consider the cost and time. It is possible to finish the online program in three semesters but you have to commit yourself to the travel time. Add the cost plus plane tickets and hotels for the travel added to the $8000 in tuition it will cost. It is 168 per credit hour for this route. If I go the route of Northwest Technical, it will cost about 12,000 after books, tuition and travel expenses. Then I would have to complete a local transition with four more semesters and about $2000 in books tuition and supplies. Then I can go online, at most any state college to get my BSN for another year and about 8000 for books tuition and supplies. Then another three -5 years depending plus tuition books and supplies to go for FNP, CRNA or other masters degrees. Consider this depending on how far you go in your education.

    I will also mention, I have contacted the NCBON about online schools. They will not accept Deaconess.edu for endorsement however they do accept Northwest Tech. Keep in mind you must pass the test in Minnesota first then apply for endorsement in NC. You can not apply directly to take the test in NC.

    I have researched this because I work full time and I need to work full time but it looks like I will have to quit work and borrow money from the government or a private loan company to subsitute my income while in school.
    Also you can consider becoming a paramedic via a local community college and then apply to Excelsior.edu or Winston Salem state who has a hybrid program that is almost completely online paramedic to BSN.

    For now, I am discussing my options with ECU while taking A&P I, Developmental PSYCH and Microbiology so I can hopefully begin ECU in August of 06.

    I hope this helps.
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    Dear tchestnutt, That is all very useful information. Thank you so much for sharing with me and the rest of the readers. Cay
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    I graduate from CNA school about 3 years ago and it only took me 3 moths to know that this is not the career for me so I quit and now I'm planning to attend a private LPN school just to become a med distributor and paper writer lololol isn't life a joke??? but all joke aside the pay out here in the State of Ct if great for CNA's it about $ 11.50 p.h for new grad's

    Quote from Drysolong
    I empathized with your comments about CNA work. I haven't started working yet (just clinicals) but I hope to obtain an CNA position in the next few weeks. I've been thinking a lot about the low pay and also the LTC environment. I think the only way I'm going to be able to get through it is to think of it as an extension of school and as a learning experience. I thought it would be good for me to work my way through the ranks CNA, LPN, RN. I am still going to do that, but working as a CNA is going to be really hard for me.

    In just the few weeks of LTC clinicals, I've seen enough to know I don't want a career in an LTC. It is more motivation for me to move on to RN ASAP. I love working with the patients, and I even don't mind the "dirty" work. It's just the atmosphere, low pay, and what I see as lack of respect for the CNA and the patients.

    Does anybody have any suggestions about how to upgrade CNA work. There is a need for CNA's because the elderly and disabled need that level of care, but the pay is just insulting.
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    Thanks for the information regarding the LPN online. I have search and ask questions regarding an online program. God will bless you for the information.

    thanks,

    moon30
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    Hello:

    I have a BA in psy. Tell me more about the on-line LPN program for people who have a degree? :hatparty: I live in Louisiana so how far is this college?

    thanks,

    moon30


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