I was wondering if anyone on here has attended/is currently attending ECPI in Greenville, SC LPN program? I have started the admission process but would really like to here from some past student about what they thought about the program. Any information would be much appreciated! Thanks so much!
Feb 16, '11
I am a recent graduate of ECPI's LPN program in Greenville, SC. First, let me say this program is no joke!! It is for very serious, committed students. I have friends that have graduated from RN progams and I know as much if not more than they do, in some cases we acutually had the same text books. This progam takes dedication and tons of committment, I would highly suggest you not work a job during this program. So far of the 19 students that graduated with me, all that have taken the NCLEX have passed on the first try. There is no room to fail a class a retake it, once you fail you are out, you can appeal to get back in but there is no guarantee that you will be re-admitted. All of the instructors are absouletly BRILLIANT! Amazing nursing knowledge in that building, they go out of their way to help every student. If you get in be prepared to study at least 4 hours every evening, its tough, but worth it. I am currently in a RN progam and I feel like I am doing a review, ECPI really prepared me, and I am glad that I went there for my education.
Feb 17, '11
Thanks so much for the reply! I really appreciate it. Its great to hear so many positive things about the program! I just went into the school this week and will be starting on May 9, I am so excited! I have worked full time as a CNA this past year so I have saved up enough money to not have to work while I am in school. I know it will be a hard year, but it will be worth it in the end. Where are you doing the RN program at at?
Feb 27, '11
I have looked into the program in Charleston, SC. Do you feel it is worth the money to go there? You sound like you do but I just can't see spending $30,000 to get my LPN when I could go to a local tech school for a few grand. Granted it is a two year wait to get in but...Any other advice/tips would be great. Thanks!
Feb 27, '11
Hi dlhill44, I start at the Charleston campus tomorrow. We had oreintation on Friday, and so far I like what I hear, now it's time to see if they follow through. The cost is expensive, but for me it works beacuse I need to be an LPN ,like now,lol. My husband has agreed to take care of the family until I finish and pass the Nclex and everything
. I was going to do Trident but the wait is crazy so this is the pricey route I am gonna take. Best of luck to all of you!
Mar 3, '11
I agree that it is pricey, but the Community College here and in the surrounding area all stopped their LPN programs, so this is the only one with in an 1 1/2 hours of me! And I agree with the above poster, I need my LPN asap, not in 3 or 4 years. I figured I'll pay more now to make $15/hour after the next year or so vs making almost min. wage as a CNA for the next 3 years! Also if you are able to qualify for grants, that cuts the cost quite a bit too. But that is just for me and my situation, everyone is different! Good Luck to you both :-)
Mar 3, '11
Hey futurenurse 0115 send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am enrolled to start on may 9th and it be good to talk to u so we can know each other in class
Mar 31, '11
Hey there Ruby 123.....I was just wondering how classes are going for you at ECPI. I passed the admission test and was debating attending there due to cost. Any info would be greatly appreciated--especially how they conduct their clinicals. Thanks!
Apr 1, '11
Hi iralien! We just ended our first term, and it went well for me. Unfortunatley, some of those who started with us wont be returning on Monday. The cost is high, but for me this is what works, I dont want to be put on a wait list. I really dont know too much about clinicals yet, except we have to have all these shots before hand and we will be doing them out of Trident Hospital and Sandpiper Rehab and a few other places, my class wont start until around summer time. So far the staff and faculty have been great. The director of nursing is always there and is willing to help you in anyway possible. It is ALOT of work, but for me the outcome makes it worth it! Good LucK to you!
Apr 1, '11
Hi, RUBY 123! Thanks so much for your quick reply! I have a few questions..... you mentioned the people that were not returning to class on Monday--is this due to cost or grades? How many did you all start out with and how many are left? I went to one of the open houses and the instructors seemed really top-notch. I just had reservations due to the cost and I didn't get clear-cut answers to some of my questions. In the future I want to get my RN, and they really didn't make it clear whether their classes would transfer to another school or not which had me concerned. Let me know how your clinicals go--that is, if you're not so busy by then you don't have time to write back--ha ha! Thanks and Good Luck!
Apr 1, '11
The classes do not transfer to a lot of places, there was one online program (LPN to RN bridge) that I found but I have it written down on my desk at home, I will have to get back to you on that one. We started out with 20 and I know for sure of two that wont be able to retun and have heard of two more. You are not allowed to make below an 80 in any of the classes, this is why they will not be returning. Honestly, If I was younger, no responsibilities, and could go to a 2 or 4 year program I would over ECPI, but like I said before this right for me right now....It is a lot of money so be very sure before you sign on and also you may have to make a $100 dollar payment each month, so its alot to think about. Hope I helped some
Apr 3, '11
Thanks for the info ruby123. I will keep my fingers crossed for you and will be contacting you again soon regarding clinicals. You are so right about the amount of money--a lot to think about and a major decision. I attended their open-house and was really impressed with the two instructors, but the recruiters were a bit pushy--lol! Good luck!