Finally Here 12 MONTH LPN PROGRAM IN DETROIT - page 12

DMC and Oakland community college is sponsoring a short term 12 month LPN program through the michigan works agency no more driving to Toledo...classes have already started. Just thought I would... Read More

  1. by   Purpose
    no i did not take the teas test because my cna license has not came back yet. right now im in the cna class. will this affect my chances of entering the group. do you have any helpful tips for the teas test?
  2. by   jackyo
    Just wanted to inform everyone that I graduated from the LPN program at the Detroit Health Career Center. The Graduation ceremony was beautiful. I tried not to cry but I couldn't hold it in....the tears just started flowing when I saw that certificate that said Oakland University Licensed Practical NUrsing program at the DHCC. So ladies and gents it can be done. Keep pursing your dreams now it's time to accomplish my RN degree.
  3. by   Sirena922
    Quote from jackyo
    Just wanted to inform everyone that I graduated from the LPN program at the Detroit Health Career Center. The Graduation ceremony was beautiful. I tried not to cry but I couldn't hold it in....the tears just started flowing when I saw that certificate that said Oakland University Licensed Practical NUrsing program at the DHCC. So ladies and gents it can be done. Keep pursing your dreams now it's time to accomplish my RN degree.
    CONGRADULATIONS JACKYO! CHECK YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGES!
  4. by   Goldie_Ferragamo
    Congrats Jacky O!
  5. by   Ms. Nurse Assistant
    Why did everybody just stop posting l ike that? Is anybody still trying to pursue the program??
  6. by   Ms. Nurse Assistant
    bump is anyone still trying to pursue this program??
  7. by   Ms. Nurse Assistant
    bump bump bump I guess no one is considering this school
  8. by   nursing123098
    Quote from carebear77
    i got in with no problem. we start clinical in 2 weeks already
    if you ever have any questions or anything please let me know. also, we have a nursing guild that i and the nursing director are in charge of, you should join our group, it will give you a more insight of what really is going on and you can meet the other nursing students. sometimes talking to the ones who are in the program can ease your mind a bit.
    reply:
    hi,
    i need to complete 3 pre-reqs at baker in auburn hills to apply to the lpn program. i registered to start them this january 2009. you said you were already in the lpn program at baker. would you help me out and answer these questions as soon as possible? thanks!

    1 - i am concerned because i have to compete with other students for entry into the lpn program and i don't know how hard the classes are or what grades i will get.

    what grades did you have when you applied?
    how hard are the pre-req classes?
    what is the competition like?

    2 - i am concerned because none of the classes transfer to a 4-year univ and i want to complete my rn and then go on for a bsn completion. the good news is that baker in aub hills is applying for permanent approval of their lpn program with the state of mi and when they get permanent approval they will apply with the state of mi for a ladder program and we can transfer everything done at baker from the lpn program into the rn associate degree program at auburn hills.

    do you think we will be able to get good jobs with a baker lpn degree?
    do you think we will be able to go on for a rn and then a bsn and then a msn if we want at another school when the baker classes don't transfer?

    they are 2-3 times more than community college costs - but i can't wait 2 years to get into a 1 year program and i can't get fin aid for comm college because i have too many transfer credits.

    what kind of quality of education will we get at baker for the money they charge?

    any other thoughts?

    thanks for your help! mary :wink2:
  9. by   nursing123098
    Quote from july123
    hey is anyone currently enrolled in this program or a recent graduate? a little more info would be nice. i am going to meet with a michigan works person this week
    reply:

    here are some recent graduates of the program at the detroit healthcare career center:

    "the detroit healthcare career center is a michigan works! affiliate and is funded by the michigan department of labor and economic growth and the detroit workforce development department, an equal opportunity employer/program."

    this posting is on the oakland university website at http://www2.oakland.edu/nursing/news.cfm?id=458


    health care career center helps displaced employees work toward viable employment in health care
    date posted: wednesday, july 23, 2008
    detroit healthcare career center launches e3 model for success
    new program to help fulfill local need for healthcare workers


    detroit, michigan--the detroit healthcare career center is launching a new approach to fulfilling real needs in the detroit area--the need for more healthcare workers and the need to find careers for displaced or underemployed detroit workers.
    the state of michigan has seen a 45 percent increase in the number of medicaid program caseloads since january 1999. in fact, according to the june 2008 report of the economic impact of health care in michigan study, the medicaid program recently surpassed the medicare program in its scope within the state of michigan. add overall growth in the general population and the diminishing number of entrants into the workforce and you have the "perfect storm" for healthcare in michigan.
    healthcare in michigan is not only an important industry from a statewide perspective, but it is also a very important industry for the economic stability and well being of individual communities. michigan health care workers and their employers pay nearly $12 billion annually in taxes - and wayne country health care employees and employers contribute about $2.2 billion of that amount.
    according to the june 2008 economic impact report michigan's health care sector will continue to generate significant new job opportunities in the future, even as other michigan employment sectors, like manufacturing, continue to pare workers.
    "the job opportunities are there, but the numbers of people trained to fill those jobs are not, says sheila douglas-collins, center director. "the need for new programs to fill the health care workforce pipeline in the counties surrounding detroit is greater than ever. the detroit health care center offers a new approach and a new model to meet that need and at the same time, helps detroiters get on the path to self-sufficiency."
    the center will launch a new communications campaign in late july to create awareness for the opportunities in healthcare and the center's revolutionary approach to putting detroiters on the road to success in the industry. the campaign theme takes on the theme of the center's new approach to integrative education: empower. educate. employ.
    "our e3 model for excellence focuses on the 'whole person'" sheila douglas-collins says. "the program empowers participants by helping them overcome challenges that may impede their success in the program and in their careers, enables them with high quality clinical and technical training, and involves potential employers in the future direction of the program.
    "we hope that our new communications campaign will create more awareness for our unique program and its benefits to detroiters and our local healthcare organizations."
    the detroit healthcare career center is a michigan works! affiliate and is funded by the michigan department of labor and economic growth and the detroit workforce development department, an equal opportunity employer/program. for more information, visit the center's web site at www.detroithealthcareers.org.


    this posting is on the oakland university website at http://www2.oakland.edu/nursing/news.cfm?id=458
  10. by   nursing123098
    Quote from july123
    hey is anyone currently enrolled in this program or a recent graduate? a little more info would be nice. i am going to meet with a michigan works person this week
    reply:
    here are some more graduates in the lpn program at the detroit healthcare career center:

    this posting is on the oakland university website at http://www4.oakland.edu/view_news.aspx?sid=34&nid=5059


    wednesday, december 10, 2008ou partnership gives career changers new start

    licensed practical nursing students at the healthcare career center in detroit participate in a recent graduation ceremony.by dave groves, news editor

    seventeen individuals enrolled in the detroit healthcare career center's (hccc) certificate program for licensed practical nurses recently demonstrated how an oakland university school of nursing partnership holds great potential to change students' lives and address pressing social challenges.

    the students walked as the first graduates of the lpn program at the career center, which opened its doors in september 2007 as result of a collaboration between the school of nursing, the detroit workforce development department, the detroit medical center, the partnership for economic independence and the warren/conner development coalition.

    "it was just such a wonderful ceremony because for many of these people, this was their first exposure to higher education," said linda thompson adams, dean of the school of nursing.

    she explained that the lpn program will enable these students and more in the future to offset a critical shortage of nurses in the region. at the same time, it presents viable career options to individuals who've been displaced by the state's shrinking manufacturing sector. many of the program's first cohort had been employed in the automotive industry.

    before they were admitted to the certificate program, students had to complete training first as nurses' aides and then as patient care technicians. after being admitted, they had to tackle courses in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and other subjects that once may have seemed a little too intimidating.

    "it was very inspiring to hear the stories of people who always wanted to be a nurse but didn't think they could actually do it. and now they are nurses," thompson adams said. "they're an example to their family and friends of what is possible when you're determined to pursue an opportunity."

    tiffany taliaferro, who was elected vice president of the hccc's first graduating class, has already gotten a job as a graduate nursing student and is pursuing opportunities to work as an lpn once she passes the state licensing exam.

    "this (program) has been pretty much life transforming, and i will remember it vividly for the rest of my life," said taliaferro, the mother of a 3-year-old daughter. "i know now that i will always be able to provide security for her, so financially, it has definitely changed my life."

    taliaferro added that having always wanted to work in the health care industry, some things about her commitment to the profession won't change.

    "my responsibilities are going to be a lot greater, but i love being able to help people, and i don't think that will ever change."

    in addition to technical training, students received career coaching, job search support and computer training. qualified candidates are eligible for on-site child care and transportation assistance.

    sheila douglas-collins, public health nurse coordinator for the hccc program, said taliaferro is not the only graduate seeing considerable opportunity. all 17 have won job interviews, five have been offered jobs and two have already been hired.

    but douglas-collins added that as much as graduates will gain in terms professional opportunity, they have already gained in terms of personal pride and integrity.

    "i think it's helped a lot of the women with their self-esteem. and i think it's helped them in terms of developing their beliefs and commitment to a high standard of care. i believe this program has been instrumental in doing that for these students."

    the hccc's next cohort of lpn students is expected to graduate in may.

    this posting is on the oakland university website at http://www4.oakland.edu/view_news.aspx?sid=34&nid=5059
  11. by   Sirena922
    Its good to see the program is really working out for some people.
  12. by   netashaw
    How do I go about getting into the LPN where and when and who can I call about is.
  13. by   netashaw
    Do any one know if the jet program have the lpn program with them??????

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