Medical Professional Institute in Malden, MA LPN Program

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    Hello,

    I just wanted to offer my thoughts on MPI's LPN program. I read some negative comments about the school on this website and felt the need to share my experience. I was a student in their 2nd LPN program. I will admit it was the hardest year of school in my life, the classes were intense, but keep in mind its an accelerated 1 year program. Pharmacology and Microbiology was my favorite classes. Financial aid is available and student loans. The office staff is helpful with questions or concerns if you have any. The instructors to me became life long mentors, I still communicate with several of them and its been 3 years.
    I passed their LPN NCLEX exam on the first try as did many of my classmates. Prospective students need to understand that its NOT easy and if you think that the school is going to hand you a diploma without earning it you are sadly mistaken. You need to be flexible with your schedule and have a solid support system if you want to succeed in the program. I am now a RN and I have to attest that the LPN program at MPI really prepared me.

    Study every day, don't get behind, have a positive outlook and you WILL succeed.
    I recommend this school to anyone who is serious about pursuing a career in nursing. If anyone wants to PM me I don't mind answering your questions.


    Dimaris RN

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    $24,000 for an LPN program is a hell of a lot of money when you can take the same program at your local community college for around $5,000. Heck, you can taken an RN program at your local community college for a lot less than $24,000. Community colleges provide tuition assistance as well, actually more than MPI. If you check this site, 2011 Performance Summary for Massachusetts Nursing Education Programs it will show you that only 87% of their students passed the LPN state exam on their first try in 2011 (only 80% in 2010 and 54% in 2009) compared to North Shore Community College which has a 100% pass rate and Bunker Hill which has an 89%. In my opinion its not a good bang for your buck!
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    Your post only proves to me that MPI has gotten better with their NCLEX pass rates. I remember the classes being small more private compared to the big schools so percentage will be much higher when you have more students. As for tuition I did not pay anything close to $24,000.00. I waited years on waiting list to get into other schools wasting potential $$$ that I could have been earning. I got my chance with MPI and I am thankful for that.
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    I'm glad it worked out for you. Unfortunately not many people qualify for enough financial aid to cover most of that tuition, at least not those who have a spouse at home who makes an average salary. If that's the case, then you're pretty much footing most of that $24,000. That's an awful lot for just 10 months of classes. Lots of people will take pre-requisite classes while on a waiting list and for those, the waitlisting is worth the savings in tuition.
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    This program is not worth $24,000. First and foremost the school neglects to say that the tuition is a fixed amount. I have recently completed Microbiology Lecture and Lab (A-/A), Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 Lecture and Lab (A-, B+ in both), Human Growth and Development (A) and Statistics (B), all of which are some of the classes that you take in the program. They wouldn't accept Statistics to cover the math requirement, which quite frankly is stupid because I had to take basic math to be able to take that class. The admissions person told me that MPI IS NOT CREDIT based! So all that would happen is my time would 'simply free up'. So instead of having 5 classes my 1st semester, I would have 2. The tuition however WOULD NOT be reduced.
    They required a $421 upfront payment and told me that even with financial aid, I would wind up paying $800 a month!!!
    Also if you are going to take your TEAS, don't do it there! People were coming in late, they were setting up computers and seats all while we were taking the test! I had to put my fingers in my ears to concentrate. I still manage to do well, thank God (Reading 80, Math 70, Science 65, English 80, all of which are above the required amount)
    This program was going to be my back up, as I already have a B.A. and have applied to MGHIHP and UMASS Boston, but I'll go and apply to a community college instead, where credits and classes are transferable.
    In the end, I rejected them as their program didn't align with my goals. I requested my application fee back because their website and the meetings NEGLECTED to state that the tuition wouldn't be reduced based on prior classes. I'm awaiting my refund. I wasted my time, money and effort here.
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    Quote from Diamond James
    This program is not worth $24,000. First and foremost the school neglects to say that the tuition is a fixed amount. I have recently completed Microbiology Lecture and Lab (A-/A), Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 Lecture and Lab (A-, B+ in both), Human Growth and Development (A) and Statistics (B), all of which are some of the classes that you take in the program. They wouldn't accept Statistics to cover the math requirement, which quite frankly is stupid because I had to take basic math to be able to take that class. The admissions person told me that MPI IS NOT CREDIT based! So all that would happen is my time would 'simply free up'. So instead of having 5 classes my 1st semester, I would have 2. The tuition however WOULD NOT be reduced.
    They required a $421 upfront payment and told me that even with financial aid, I would wind up paying $800 a month!!!
    Also if you are going to take your TEAS, don't do it there! People were coming in late, they were setting up computers and seats all while we were taking the test! I had to put my fingers in my ears to concentrate. I still manage to do well, thank God (Reading 80, Math 70, Science 65, English 80, all of which are above the required amount)
    This program was going to be my back up, as I already have a B.A. and have applied to MGHIHP and UMASS Boston, but I'll go and apply to a community college instead, where credits and classes are transferable.
    In the end, I rejected them as their program didn't align with my goals. I requested my application fee back because their website and the meetings NEGLECTED to state that the tuition wouldn't be reduced based on prior classes. I'm awaiting my refund. I wasted my time, money and effort here.
    I got my RN at BHCC for less than 10k. Do that instead!
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    Thanks for the post very informative, Im a little late but I have been looking into MPI LP program. I wanted to know where did you complete your RN after MPI?
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    I just wanted to update that MPI has gone down to a 68% pass rate for 2012. That is pretty awful, but I'm definitely biased as I went there for my LPN in 2011.
    RNlolo- I attended Quincy Colleges LPN to RN program after I did the LPN program at MPI. I had *alot* of prereqs to complete since none of the "classes" at MPI transferred.
    roundbrown26 likes this.
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    Thank you for the response, would you recommend the MPI LPN program? or is it better off waiting to get into ADN program at a community college. I was thinking about applying to RCC or QC but I know there is a waiting list. Do you mind telling me what classes you had to repeat to get into QC lpn bridge program?
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    I went to QC for my RN and MPI for my LPN. MPI is awful. I'm pretty sure tuition is up to 24k for their 1 year lpn program. That's way too much. Their nclex pass rates are really low. Many people failed out of the program and they didn't have any help during the program. Our OB rotation was in the basement because they had no clinical sites. They will make you take their A+P class even if you've already taken it, unless you receive a B in both a+p 1/2. If you don't have to take theirs, they still make you pay for it. I really enjoyed QCs program and I have a friend who did their LPN and liked it. I had to take algebra, bio, micro, chemistry, English I and ii, history I and ii, and psychology. I don't have any info on RCC but a cc is always pretty inexpensive, just make sure to look at their nclex pass rates.
    deemarys likes this.


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