To anyone considering attending the West Chester campus please read my below experiences.
I want to make it clear I will be finishing my LPN as I am half way done, but I will not be remaining for my RN. I will seek that elsewhere. I can not compare this to any other LPN program in the Cininnati area, but I am comparing it to my previous experience with a similar LPN training program in Northern Ohio.
I transferred to Hondros College of Nursing this spring, my family had to move to Cincinnati in the middle of my LPN training. Unfortunately I was unable to transfer any credit, however, I researched and found this is usually the case when you aren't attending a regular 'community' college. This isn't my gripe, just a heads up.
My gripe is, my previous school was NICE. It was organized, my instructors were all very knowledgeable, excellent instructors. We did a lot of hands on training, and the clinicals were very well thought out. I am now about half way through Hondros LPN program and, in comparision, it is a joke. I don't think anyone here is a very experienced teacher. Just because you are a nurse, that doesn't make you a great teacher. Additionally, I don't feel we get near as much hands on training as we should (shouldn't you be thoroughly trained on how to do your job?), 'just sayin'. Organized? Well, yes the campus is nice, the location is nice, but that doesn't mean the office is. Filing financial aid, and getting transcripts was a breeze at my old school. Here, it was a nightmare. I was waiting for someone to tell me their dog ate my financial aid application. Seriously, a nightmare.