Anyone heard of Athena Career Academy? - page 2

So I was searching on the internet for LPN programs in Michigan or Ohio, and this school popped up. I've never heard of them, I was wondering if anyone else had? I called the phone number, and they said there's no wait for the... Read More

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    Hey Peekaboo & Porkey! 1st I found out about the payments through the No Work Left behind Website (, put in LPN in the keyword search)it will give you a list of approved schools for traing along with the contact #'s. I called TSPN and got a info packet which gives you the dates to take the test. Right now I'm just studying because I don't want to get into the program until next year March maybe. They are only offering the evening program once a year and its in September and its 18 months, tooooo long for me. I asked the lady will they have one next year, she said she wasn't sure. So I'm thinking about driving there this weekend just to find it. I've been to an Info meeting for PSI which cost a little more but you don't have to take that CNA class to get in. If all else fails I might apply for them too, but I'm not sure if Michigan will pay for them, I didn't see them on the list and I might have just enough loan money left to attend there.

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    O, and Everest was too high but they are also on that website I provided for you. No Worker Left Behind will pay for them too up to $10,000, but I'm not sure how they break that down since your only allowed $5000 a year for 2 years. The site for that is You'll have to attend one of their information meetings. That's how people are getting into that new LPN program thats through Oakland University/DMC. But with this one you have to be a Detroit resident.
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    Hey Sirena & Porkey, Thax for the info on schools and no wkr lt behind! Tomarrow I am going to Davenport University on Dequinder rd. in Warren. I am gonna hear what their lpn program is about. There are prereqs though, INTRO CHEM. & COLL MATH U have to register by 5/16/08 for fall lpn. It cost just over 16k. Same as PSI Everest does have an lpn prog. in SFLD. I am going there too. I really would rather come back to Detroit
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    Porkey & Sirena, I used to attend TSPN in 2001. They have made ALOT of changes for entrance requirements. I only had to pass the entrance exam. It was alot easier than the NET. I am a CNA in Mi and waiting to test as a STNA in ohio 5/18/08. But I didnt need to be an aide back then. I dont live in Detroit. I moved to Toledo. Because of fuel prices! I is VERY popular in Detroit Their Jan 09 slots will be filled soon dont wait too long to apply Mar 09 will fill by Xmas!! Trust me!! I will pray for ya both for the best!! If I can help with any other info please reply. Peakaboo
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    Peakaboo have you found somewhere to stay in Toledo and if your there already can you get back into TSPN? What about the job market there, how is it?
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    hello all, i came across this forum because I too, am researching schools to become an lpn.... its all so confusing!! do any of you have advice for me? i looked into the athena, still looking into others... what is this no worker left behind? i live in michigan, about 30 minutes from toledo, i'm also a single mom and i'm not sure what options i have- any advice would be greatly appreciated, i feel as if i don't know where to get started! thanks
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    I go to PSI in the evening program. I am finishing up the 4th quarter. It is 6 quarters.It is expensive, i had to pay for it all, but I like the teachers. The clinical went well. My advice is to take psy, A&P, Nutrition and med term before hand and transfer it saves money and gas.You do have to test out of A&P, but I did it. The drive is killer, but I found a friend to car pool with. Good Luck
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    HI Im hope im replying right, Im new on here. I didn't qualify for fa or anything . But just about everyone there gets grants or something. The test is the DET, which is simular to the Net. I took the net at HFCC a few years ago and I thought the det was harder, I thought I might have failed, but they said I did very well on it. They start classes 5 times a year, but only one a year for evening. I lookd into Toledo school but they didnt have afternoons anymore. They only did it once.
    I went to WCCCD and did the first semester in their program but the teachers, most of them not all, are horrible, so I quit. They are so much better at psi. Feel free to ask more questions.
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    Actually I went there to get more info. Im currently going to American Medical Careers. But for people that make under 40,000 a year go to mi works and get info on the no worker left behind. They can pay for it. The most they give is 10,000 a year and if its a year poss 15. They had a meeting on it friday about trying to give 15,000 for a year but this is only for careers in demand and depending on what your going through. If its at a comm college then they break it up the lowest amount is 5 grand the most is 10. I went to the clinic in lansing Im trying to get 10 grand but hoping for 15. But you have to act fast on this. Its a pain in the butt. but worth it. Good Luck.
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    I just made a post about your question. The no worker thing is where you can get free money from Mi works. I have gone there. If your going to one of these career academys theyll pay 10 grand the least is 5. I heard some even got 15. And 15 is only if your program is one year. They only do this once. I hear how much I get this week. I went to the mi works in lansing. I live about an hour and so away from there. But thats where my school told me to go to. I guess there getting the most hits out of that office. Talk to the school your going to they might be contracting them regrading other students. I go to american medical careers. I did look into athnea though. I didnt want to take another entrance test and they told me they couldnt tranfer my AP classes so I would have to re take them. THey told me this in May. Good luck. read my comment below.

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