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