Need HELP picking the BEST Nursing School!!!!

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    Hi all, I've been recking my brain, trying to choose which nursing program in Ohio to go to. Can someone give me any info about these schools that i'll list? Hondros College, Athena Career Academy, Central School of Practical Nursing, Brown Mackie-Findlay, PSI, Owens community college, and Columbus Adult & Community Education School of Practical Nursing Program. I want to compare each program by cost, lenght of program, what kind of entrance test or prereq's, accrediation, quality of program and teachers, and wait list. I live in MI and like many of you, I am tired of the wait list and prereq's, I want to get in get the training I need to become a great nurse. I would love to hear the pro's and con's from current students and former students. Everybodys info is greatly appreciated.
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    Any info on these schools would be greatly appreciated
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    I attended the columbus school of practical nursing ( aka adult and community education).
    1 year program, only prereq is you have to be an STNA or similar.
    cost 11,000 for program. Books uniforms and supplies about 1000 new.
    The school has been around for a long time and is recognized by many employers. ( I know nurses who graduated over 20 years ago)
    I feel that the school prepared me well for the NCLEX.
    The school starts a new class every 4 months so there isnt ever a waiting list.
    You have to take an entrance test called TEAS. There is a study guide for it and as long as you understand the guide.. the test is a breeze!
    signing up for financial aid is very simple.
    Clinical sites are decent, instructors are wonderful.
    only bad thing.. the location/neighborhood of the school it is in an old elementary school in a safety challenged neighborhood. .. During my time there I never had any problems with crime.
    I liked being in a small class as opposed to a big campus.
    I am happily employed whereas some of my friends are still on waiting lists
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    Not an LPN, but I've worked with graduates of columbus School of Practical Nursing and they seem knowledgeable to me. I think the program is well respected. Plus, I think they get better clinical sites than some of the other LPN programs.
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    Quote from tainted1972
    I attended the columbus school of practical nursing ( aka adult and community education).
    1 year program, only prereq is you have to be an STNA or similar.
    cost 11,000 for program. Books uniforms and supplies about 1000 new.
    The school has been around for a long time and is recognized by many employers. ( I know nurses who graduated over 20 years ago)
    I feel that the school prepared me well for the NCLEX.
    The school starts a new class every 4 months so there isnt ever a waiting list.
    You have to take an entrance test called TEAS. There is a study guide for it and as long as you understand the guide.. the test is a breeze!
    signing up for financial aid is very simple.
    Clinical sites are decent, instructors are wonderful.
    only bad thing.. the location/neighborhood of the school it is in an old elementary school in a safety challenged neighborhood. .. During my time there I never had any problems with crime.
    I liked being in a small class as opposed to a big campus.
    I am happily employed whereas some of my friends are still on waiting lists
    Hi,

    I was wondering if you would be so kind to tell me more information about what cspn was like. Are u quizzed every day, every week? I should be starting there pretty soon. Can I pm you? I have more questions for you if you don't mind. I'm a little nervous.
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    Sorry that I didnt reply sooner, but I did not realize you asked me questions. Tests were given in each class about once a week, not very many quizzes.
    the program is INTENSE, I quit my job so that I could focus on school. But it was worth it.
    I am currently attending an LPN to RN program and I have to say that CPS did a great job at preparing me. I am floating through the RN program (knock on wood).
    If you have test anxiety you will either sink... or get over it. (I got over it) The first trimester is the worst. Once you get through Tri one, you will be fine.
    Good luck
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    Make sure the school you pick is (1) accredited by NLN and on the OBON website and (2) a non-profit institution.
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    Hey does anyone know how much the books cost
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    I love Hondros!
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    How long are the days and when do you start clinicals in the program? Also, where did you decide to do your Lpn to RN at? I'm tring to decide on cps or hondros


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