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Does anyone know how the RN program at ECPI charlotte is doing? i am thinking of going there to get my RN. Pros and Cons please
I am personally not in the RN program, but dont think that the ECPI route is the easy way to get your RN. Its easier to get in, but it takes much more EFFORT and COMMITMENT to pass. My number one suggestion is that you must be prepared to make life work around school, not the other way around. Working f/t must NOT be a priority or theres you first way to fail a course. And in this school, If you fail a course you must sit out 5 weeks or more before that particular course is offered again... SO you may want to think about that. Also, ECPI's nursing programs
are accelerated. Community Colleges and Universities offer normal semesters that are 16 weeks long. ECPI teaches the same exact material, but it is taught within 5 weeks. And you must maintain an 80 or above average or = fail. I can go on and on, but you have to know that this is what you want to do before signing your name on the dotted line for such a school. I say none of this to deter you, but to let you know this is NOT a pay n pass school. I feel that they prepare you VERY well to not only pass the NCLEX, but also to be a knowledgeable, in-demand nurse. I'm one of very few students in their lpn program to make it through with no failing courses (so far). We started with a class of 28 at the end of august '13, now in January '14, we've just started our clinicals and we are down to 7 original people from my class, plus 2 people from classes that started before me that came back after failing... So thats 9 people. This is a great school to come to, but its not for everyone! Your situation plays a part of whether this is for you or not. If you're considering going f/t know there will be many nights of studying till midnight, and being back up at 430 to study some more... every nursing student will tell you something similar. If you put in hard work, you can definitely do well at getting your RN done at this school. Once you put in pure dedication, I'll be honest and tell you that the expense of the school is not even a thought while you're getting the program done. There are students there that went to ecpi for their LPN, and then came back for their RN program once it was started last year. Should you ever take a tour with an advisor, when you're done just sneak around the back and talk to a student in blue... they'll tell you the likes and dislikes of the program.... Money wont even be a topic of conversation because being an RN is what they want more than anything...