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- by KFoss May 9, '12I am having such a hard time deciding between the LPN and RN programs. I know there are people who say only go for the RN, but with bridge programs out there, I don't see the harm in starting with something smaller.
Anyway...my question is, for those of you at the Metro campus, in the evening and weekend program, were you in downtown Cleveland at 11 PM still in class or did the instructor let you out early?
My dilemma is that the Eastern Campus is 10 mins from home and about 5 mins from work but I would still have the chance of not getting in for Spring 2013 but I still have the chance to get in the LPN 2012 program :/ I just don't want to be driving in downtown to home at 11 PM at night and then having to get up for work the next day (yes I will still be working and don't freak out on me for that please, I have to pay for all of this out of pocket and no I can't get loans, I have an MA that cost wayyyy too much.)
Is it really worth pushing to get in for the LPN program in August? I had kind of given up on it that is why I didn't take the test back in February :/
- The only thing that that runs that late is clinical which runs to 11:05 generally. That can be at any hospital though and not necessarily downtown.
- So none of the classes run that late? Is that only the RN program that has classes that late?
- None of the ADN program lectures or labs run that late generally. The latest evening clinicals (at a hospital) end at 11:05 for the Fall of 2012. I can't speak to the LPN program. You can look at the Fall 2012 scheduling. The LPN program courses are under PNUR, but that won't tell you when and where clinicals are held and what times they end.
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- Late clinical don't bother me since you are up and moving, I don't do well in class when it goes past 10 pm :/ Well, I might have to shoot for the LPN program then but do you think it would be pushing it now since I won't take the entrance test until later this month and it takes them about 6 weeks to get the scores?
Arg I just can't make up my mind!
- The HESI scores are uploaded on the first of each month. So it takes anywhere from 30 days to 1 day for them to get the results. It's a matter of when they process that months applicants and send out the formal application email.
Unless you have your heart dead set on being an LPN I'd just bite the bullet and do the RN program though.
- No, I do not have my heart set on the open program, I just thought the shorter program would be better for working and I could start in august instead of January...but most ppl say to just go for the rn. Are you in the evening program?
Thanks again for all the info.
- May 10, '12 by ScottE,RNNope I'm in the Generic Days RN program. They post all the "scheduling grids" that list the clinical sites, days, and times together for everyone that I can look at. The rest of the info such as when lectures and labs are held is available to anyone.
The core RN program (NURS courses) are 4 semesters long. The LPN core (PNUR courses) are 3 semesters long. The LPN to RN core is 3 semesters long.
Would you rather do 4 semesters now? or 3 semesters now and another 3 semesters somewhere down the road?
- May 10, '12 by KFossWow that is very true...didn't think about it that way. 4 now would be better lol, I forgot lpn goes for the summer but rn doesn't.
I have all the extra classes completed so I would just have to focus on core nursing classes, which is about 9 credits give or take right?
I looked up the classes again and the nurs 1450 at eastern campus has one that goes from 5pm until 11:30pm :/ again, if I was at eastern that would not be a real issue but I am worried about the drive from metro to home that late at night...and nurs 1600 goes until 11:45pm!
Was just really wondering if they seriously keep you in class that late. I want to do this but I also want to be safe about it and need to plan, that is the only reason I ask.
- May 10, '12 by ScottE,RNThose are clinicals that run that late.
The listings with 64 seats, or in the later semesters the largest number of seats are the lectures,
The listings with 16 or so seats are labs.
The listings with 8 seats are your clinicals. Which are the ones that run late.
Yeah first semester I think is 10 credit hours.
1300 - 2hrs 1 lecture 1 lab
1450- 8hrs 1 lecture 1 lab 1 clinical
2nd semester 9 hrs
1600- 8hrs 1 lecture 1 lab 1 clinica
1701- 1 hr (8 weeks long) 1 lecture
3rd semester 9 hrs
2300- 9hrs 1 lecture 1 clinical
4th semester 10 hrs
2400- 1hr (5 weeks long) 1 lecture (can be done either in class or online)
2500- 9hrs 1 lecture 1 lab 1 clinicalLast edit by ScottE,RN on May 10, '12