Hey thanks for helping me out! I really appreciate you sharing your experience. I was accepted (by the grace of god, still dont' know how) into the CSLPNCC program and am going into my 4th week.
It's amazing. I'm so happy that I chose to go to school here. I talked to a girl that was rejected for the program at luzerne and gave up and applied and finally got in where I'm at school. So I'm really happy about the decision I made. The education is awesome, the total cost isn't bad at all and I'm doing well thus far.
On the whole, LPN's do not get paid very well in the NE PA area I've found. Geisinger, IF they hire an LPN starts at 13.48 per hour for new grads. That's really sad, and I'll probably be moving out of state not long after I finish school to go to an area that's more 'nurse friendly'. :redpinkhe
Pa. just discontinued their program for tuition reimbursement for those who complete nursing school
and that, coupled with the pay rates in this area, just isn't going to cut it for me. I need a living wage while I'm working towards my RN.
Overall though, so far I'm VERY VERY VERY satisfied with my school. Our teachers love us, and we love them..they really do care a lot. I could go on and on about how great it is!
Did you have Mrs. K. as a teacher when you were there? She said she's been here for awhile....
anyway, thanks again for responding!