Reviews of LPN programs

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on the LPN programs at either Concorde Career College of Apollo College?

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    Just as a heads up. I am 1 month away from graduating from the PN course at Concorde. It's a joke. For one, out of about 10 instructors, only 2 know what they are doing. One of the instructors is a complete idiot (Michelle). Dont do the program, go elsewhere. It's $25,000. I think you could get a better education elsewhere. The average "course" is 3 weeks long. Can you really learn all you need to know about neuro, a&p, or pharm in 3 weeks. It's a waste.
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    Wow--I'm getting ready to take my entrance exams next week. Thanks so much for the heads up. Do you feel like you prepared to take the NCLEX?
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    Anyone out there have any feedback on Pioneer Pacific's LPN program?
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    No, and the pass rate that they brag about is only because on average, 1/3 of every class has either failed out or been dropped from the program.
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    so what is a good school to go to? i have heard that pioneers program is on the brink of getting shut down and i have heard from people who have gone that it is a horrible program.
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    I spoke with an Apollo graduate and he said that their LPN program and Concorde's are probably the best in the area. He also said that at the place he works at, the LPN's who work there who graduated from Apollo and Concorde are the most well prepared compared to the other LPN graduates. He is now a RN through a bridge program that he took online through Excelsior. He sees the LPN route as a good idea due to the fact that he had a high GPA and had all of his prerequisites done but they wouldn't accept him at any nursing schools in the Portland area.
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    For what it's worth, I work with a former PA who specialized in respiratory care for 15 years. He used to teach and now recruits in the medical field. I asked about Apollo and he said to stay away from it; sub-par education with very little challenge. Again, I haven't been there, but those were comments my co-worker had.
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    MT Hood Community College has a LPN course, have you thought about them? Community Colleges are a lot cheaper than the trade schools. Someone said $25,000 for a trade school, those are usually 9 months, for my 2 year RN program at a CC it will cost less than $8,000, so I am guessing half of that for a LPN through a CC.
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    Actually, I have looked in to the community college LPN option. Unfortunately the only CC in my area that offers an LPN program (that I know of) is Mt. Hood and I can't commute that far on a daily basis. Concorde, Pioneer and Apollo are all doable. I've narrowed it down to Concorde and Pioneer at this point...still not sure which one to choose though. I'm researching transferrability of credits as my intent is to go into a RN bridge program asap after achieving my LPN. Any experiences or thoughts out there on that?

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