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One of my closest friends is at the ECPI LPN program right now, and she says that she is having a great time. As demanding as the study is, she is doing very well. Although it is costing her an arm and a leg, she doesn't seem to care. She isn't rich, but she doesn't have the time (or grades) to enter into NVCC's ASN programs.
It depends on what you want to pursue.
At ECPI, you will be studying to become a LPN, while at NVCC, you'll be studying to become and ADN-RN. ECPI's LPN program in incredibly overpriced, but it is a great way to get your nursing education started quickly.
At NVCC, there are two programs. The traditional program requires you to take prerequisites before enrolling in the program. Once you finish, you will get an A.A.S. in Nursing and will qualify to sit for the NCLEX-RN. The second program, the 2+1 Momentum program, is designed for students who don't have prior college experience. Unlike other programs at NVCC, the classmates you start out with follow you throughout the program to graduation. At the end of the two year program, you receive two associate degrees: A.S. General Studies and A.S.S. in Nursing. You then transfer to George Mason University to finish you undergraduate study. You complete a year at GMU and finish off with a BSN. For both of the programs at NVCC, acceptance into the program is incredibly competitive.
ECPI is not the only local LPN program. If you research, you will be sure to find some that are half the price of ECPI.
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