Although when I 1st replied to this post (8/13/08), I was excited about PRISM, I've since learned of another school-Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in Media, PA (not too far from the Springfield Mall). Their program is shorter than PRISM's (12 months @ PIT vs 15 months @ PRISM) and is cheaper ($17,600 vs $22,000). They are fully accrediated and therefore eligible for all Title IV federal/state student loans, grants, and scholarships
. Their program sounded better to me, and the admissions counselor seemed better informed than the one I spoke with @ PRISM.
I took PIT's assessment test and passed; I took their entrance exam for the LPN program (it's the TEAS test-they test on english, math, science, and reading) on 9/13/08--I GOT WORD (via a phone call and a letter the same day) ON 9/17/08 THAT I PASSED!!!! I'll start class in January and begin my journey of becoming an LPN.