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Did anyone do the LPN to BSN at university of phoenix? How was it? How much did it cost?... Read More

  1. Visit  SE_BSN_RN profile page
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    Quote from lawrencencandy
    hi, im looking into getting into their lvn-bsn program. Can you give more info how to get in? And how long do i wait? lawrencencandy@gmail.com
    Contact the university where you are and let them know, or go online and fill out the requested info and they call you back pretty quickly. Are you in CO or CA? The wait depends on the program and how many (if any) pre-req's you need.
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  3. Visit  kerrieflan5 profile page
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    HI, I too am in th UOP LPN-BSN program in Denver. I am just about to start the actual nursing portion. Could LVn2bsoon please give me some insight on how clinicals actually work. Where have you gone? and how many days or hours per week average. I need to work still. Thanks k
  4. Visit  avril.andujar profile page
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    I am reading all the post concerning university of phoenix online LPN to BSN program and are confused, was not aware that they offered that program and when I called them they said they did not. Is it only in some states that they offer this program. I live in VA and have a BA and want to go back for the RN but do not want to spend the next 3 years in classrooms, can anyone direct me in the right path.
  5. Visit  avril.andujar profile page
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    I am reading all the post concerning university of phoenix online LPN to BSN program and am confused, was not aware that they offered that program and when I called them they said they did not. Is it only in some states that they offer this program. I live in VA and have a BA and want to go back for the RN but do not want to spend the next 3 years in classrooms, can anyone direct me in the right path.
  6. Visit  jackie_lissette profile page
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    Hello, are you doing your LVN to bsn in the Phoenix school in salida ca? If so how is it going? How are the nursing classes.? Clinical s? Is this school,worth our money? Passing classes ? Format anything that can help I start my prereq in June but I want to know more i have to little ones so how would that work? Thanks
  7. Visit  jackie_lissette profile page
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    Hello, are you doing your LVN to bsn in the Phoenix school in salida ca? If so how is it going? How are the nursing classes.? Clinical s? Is this school,worth our money? Passing classes ? Format anything that can help I start my prereq in June but I want to know more i have to little ones so how would that work? Thanks what happens if you having trouble in a class? Haven't been to school since 2009 how will that affect?
  8. Visit  jackie_lissette profile page
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    Any one doing the LVN to bsn program at modesto 2013/2014 ? Insights please
  9. Visit  cgardner2010 profile page
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    Jackie,

    I am trying to do the UOP program at the Modesto Campus hopefully for 2014. I responded to the invite for the Program Preview & waiting to hear back from someone. Are you trying to get into the program this year as well? It would be nice to have someone to study with...email me if you would like christinegardner2007@gmail.com
  10. Visit  nursesalazar profile page
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    Do you like the program I want to do it, but seen the graduation rate is very low?
  11. Visit  SE_BSN_RN profile page
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    Quote from nursesalazar
    Do you like the program I want to do it, but seen the graduation rate is very low?
    I'd look more at the NCLEX pass rate, rather than the graduation rate. People leave, transfer, etc, etc.
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  12. Visit  realeve profile page
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    I was a student at the university of Phoenix here in Arizona. First, I will say be careful in what you get yourself into. It sounds all good when they are enrolling you until you hit a few bumps and they will drop you like a hot potato after you have invested thousands of dollars in federal student loans. They have no student body to serve your interest. They have change their ATI testing system many times. When they make theses changes, they will still hold mistakes you made in the old system against you. I have seen many LPNs with many years of experience dropped out of the program when they are almost at the end of the program. My advice is that get your RN somewhere else and you can go there and do your BSN online. Their ATI testing system will determine if you finish the program. They require you to score 74% or better to move on to the next class; sounds easy until you have a bad testing day with the ATI or your child is sick and your score is low in the class you end up with a 73.5%. Most of the instructors are BSN RNs who are burnt out on the clinical floor on their jobs and they go on this power trip on the students. They are for profit, they do not serve your interest. They want your federal student loans. Do your home work before you make a decision. They have a 15% graduation rate, look it up. They attract you because of the adult learning environment and the one night a week class. Most of your time is spent on writing papers instead of them teaching you about the ATI testing and NCLEX materials. They do not teach about the ATI at all, you do it at your own time, they don't even go over it in class. Do your home work.
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  13. Visit  Psata profile page
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    I'm sorry things did not work out well for you at UOP, but what did you expect? There are literally thousands of posts throughout the internet about the University of Phoenix and the other for Profit Schools with similar warnings such as yours, but very few listen. The sad part, with a low graduation rate from these for-profit schools, there are ten of thousands of former students that are saddled with very high student loan debt, with very little hope of payoff these debts.

    Be wary of individuals that come onto forums like these and try to talk up these schools. They are not students, but professional recruiters from these institutions. Schools such as UOP are really Diploma mills and most companies will not hire their graduates. There is little quality control in place at these schools and they have no way of ascertaining if the person taking their online courses or exams is the actual student themselves. I have had UOP students ask me to write papers for them for a fee.

    Community Colleges are abundant and fairly inexpensive and it befuddles the mind why individuals continue to flock to these for-profit schools at 10-times the cost. Despite your warnings, most will ignore them and still enroll, thinking they can short circuit the process and get something for nothing. Look at the amount of money these schools spend on advertising and who their target audience are. These institutions are really predatory schools giving prospective students the impression that they can get into any career they choose just by signing up. Yes, they might have a dismal 15% graduation rate, but how many of those 15% actually gain meaniful employment using their UOP degree? Simply put, these For-Profit schools take just about anyone and most do not have the basic skills to succeed at the College level, without some amount of remedial work. That is where Community Colleges (CC) fits into the overall schemes of things and even CCs have problems with graduation and retention rates. I hope your comments are viewed by many prospective for-profit students and they heed your warning.


    Quote from realeve
    I was a student at the university of Phoenix here in Arizona. First, I will say be careful in what you get yourself into. It sounds all good when they are enrolling you until you hit a few bumps and they will drop you like a hot potato after you have invested thousands of dollars in federal student loans. They have no student body to serve your interest. They have change their ATI testing system many times. When they make theses changes, they will still hold mistakes you made in the old system against you. I have seen many LPNs with many years of experience dropped out of the program when they are almost at the end of the program. My advice is that get your RN somewhere else and you can go there and do your BSN online. Their ATI testing system will determine if you finish the program. They require you to score 74% or better to move on to the next class; sounds easy until you have a bad testing day with the ATI or your child is sick and your score is low in the class you end up with a 73.5%. Most of the instructors are BSN RNs who are burnt out on the clinical floor on their jobs and they go on this power trip on the students. They are for profit, they do not serve your interest. They want your federal student loans. Do your home work before you make a decision. They have a 15% graduation rate, look it up. They attract you because of the adult learning environment and the one night a week class. Most of your time is spent on writing papers instead of them teaching you about the ATI testing and NCLEX materials. They do not teach about the ATI at all, you do it at your own time, they don't even go over it in class. Do your home work.
    anie10, cgardner2010, and HazelLPN like this.
  14. Visit  meggie roo profile page
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    I am in the LPN to BSN program now at UofP in Denver and it has been a good experience. My instructors are fantastic with well-rounded work experience and impressive educational backgrounds. I've had one instructor that was less than desirable, but that can be said about any nursing program. The cost of the program is consistent with similar programs in my area. As any degree program, there are challenging tests that you have to study for or you won’t pass. It should go without saying, there are also intense weeks with clinicals, class, and homework due. If you don’t study or do the work you won’t succeed. This means $$ wasted. I don’t find this concept unique to for-profit institutions Psata. Additionally, to say that UofP is 10x the cost of other institutions of higher learning is a fallacy. In the Denver/Metro area, getting a BSN is costly and involves long waiting lists.
    The director of the program is very approachable and will work with students to a reasonable extent. On the nights I have class she is usually roaming the halls and talking to students.
    Also Psata, I have met many individuals who graduated from this program and they have not had any issues getting nursing jobs.
    This school removed all the barriers I had to starting my BSN and has provided me with an exceptional education that is designed to build knowledge on my LPN work experience. In fact, a handful of my instructors also work at other universities in the area, so I know my education is comparable. Because class is only 1 night/week, there is a good amount of studying that is independent.
    I was very apprehensive when I started this program because of posts like yours Psata. However, what you describe is not what I have experience first hand at UofP.
    They have incorporated ATI testing into the curriculum and are partnered with some external organizations that provide additional NCLEX assistance. The ATI testing is challenging and designed to prepare you for the NCLEX. So if your not passing the tests, then it is likely you won’t pass the NCLEX (to address Realeve’s comments above). I’ve found that studying, hard work, and dedication are essential to succeed in any degree program, especially nursing. If one is willing to do that then UofP wouldn’t be an absurd choice for a BSN. I cannot speak for other degree programs within the school.
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