I am a soon to be new mom, and my plan if all else fails is to go to a nursing school that starts in June 2005 and will end in July of 2006. They only have a day program, so if I work I want be working full time. I will most likely go back to being a CNA PRN or part -time if I can find a position. If not I will try to work in retail. But I have been searching for an online program for LPN's. They have alot out there for RN to BSN, and some for LPN to RN, but only two (that I have found thus far), for people who have never been nurses before that want to beome LPN"s. The two that I have found are listed below.
1. Deaconess College of Nursing - http://www.deaconess.edu/
2. Northwest Technical College - http://distance.minnesota.edu/programs.php
The first one has a program where you become an LPN in 3 semestes, and then continue to study for another 3 semesters and get your ADN. I know it's great right? So here are the cons first off tuition id ridicoulas for the first 3 semester atleast, you will be paying $5000 per semester to beomw an LPN. I mean come on. The second 3 semester the tuintion is the same but atleat you will then be working towards a degree. Next con you have to travel up there after each semester for a validation exam on-site to make sure you have learned all that you were supposed to in that semester. But back to the pros they are accredited, and this is oh so true because of the fact that you can get government financial aid in the form of Pell grants and Loans. Ohh yea, and you have to find a place that will allow you to do your clinicals in your hometown.
The sencond programs' tuition is much less, about $1600 a semester, and you can also recieve government financial aid. The cons about this one well you have to go onsite just like the other one but you will go more times a semester, because they require nursing skills AND CLINCALS to be done up there, as well as IV certification.
So, I introduced these programs to those who may be interested, and in return I ask that if you know of any programs like the first with less tuition, or something completely online, with clinicals where I live, and NO on-site visits please let me know.
Thanks in advance
Jan 2, '05
Quote from New_Mom_LPN_Student
You don't have to do the entire program there. After you finish the LPN sequence, and take your NCLEX, you can tranfer to another program or quit. I was worrried about that too when I was looking into it, but I got assured that many students decide to pursue their LPN career full time at stop attending Deaconess.
There are people on this board that have withdrawn from Deaconess after completing only the PN component. But I would not reveal your intention to only finish the LPN when applying...as the ASN program at Deaconess was not built to be an LPN only. This could affect your being accepted.
Last edit by fry.girl on Jan 4, '05