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Has anyone attended Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology in Chicago? If so, can you tell me a little about the LPN program.

With the city colleges' long wait list, I'm looking into Brown Mackie or Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology. Once I receive my RN license, I plan to study for MSN-NP. Thanks in advance.

Well... I guess not.

I visited the school and spoke with a few students myself. Thanks.

Enjoy your week everyone.

MY SISTER IN LAW JUST GRADUATED FROM BROWN MACKIE. I WAS ACCEPTED INTO KENNEDY KING'S LPN PROGRAM AND DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT, AS A MATTER OF FACT I APPLIED TOWARD THE END OF THE SUMMER AND GOT IN THAT FALL (IT IS A CITY COLLEGE) AND THE TUITION TOTAL WAS ABOUT $3000-4000. I ALSO GOT INTO A BSN PROGRAM AT CHICAGO STATE SO I DIDN'T ATTEND THE LPN PROGRAM. MACKIE BROWN IS VERY EXPENSIVE!! SHE PAID PROBABLY CLOSE TO $20,000 FOR THEIR LPN PROGRAM :eek:! WELL GOOD LUCK WITH WHAT EVER DECISION YOU MAKE BUT CHECK OUT KENNEDY KING

TheSquire, DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP

Specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

There's no need to shout...

There's no need to shout...

:coollook::yeah::heartbeat...but i appreciate the info.

wasn't shouting, the cap was on and I didn't feel like retyping everything so i left it.

RossaysoonRN,

Thanks for your relpy and the information. I passed the entrance exam November 7th at Brown Mackie and I'm STILL waiting for a representative to call and get started. In the midst of waiting, I visited Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology and they do not have a waiting list. It costs between 10K - 13K depending on your pre-req.'s. The next batch starts in February, 2009 and every four months thereafter. Also, you may take your five week pre-req.'s at the school.

In reference to KKC, I would need to take A&P I & II. I took chemistry this semester and should have taken A&P. My sister was accepted to St. Xavier and looking into KKC for her RN and having her place of employment pay 100% at St. Xavier.

I guess I'll keep looking. Oh, Coalition for African American Nurses will start an LPN program in March or April, 2009. They have an LPN program for HS students and seeking approval for the adult LPN program. The tuition is 14,500.

Once again, thanks.

hi....new to this site. i am also trying to get into an lpn program. Looking into pccti or Northwestern institute. any advice or tips??

hello and welcome.

I don't know anything about those schools but I would find out what prerequisites I need for both programs, when they start, how much they cost, and if I need to take any entrance exams such as ATI etc so that I could prepare for it. A lot of programs are starting the beginning of the year so it might be too late to apply for this year unless they have more than one starting class a year.

Hi, i just graduated from Brown Mackie in November, took my nclex in december, passed and now i would like to know what is next. Can I work with the results i got off of the computer?

Brown Mackie preq.'s consist of:

1. Entrance Exam

2. May transfer A&P I and II, Psychology, and Microcomputer

3. Tuition depends on tansfer credits (total tuition up to 18 to 25K)

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

1. Entrance Exam

2. Math for Health Care Field

3. Microcomputer

4. Medical Terminology

5. General Psychology

6. English 101

(You may test out of English and Computer courses)

7. CNET exam AFTER taking pre-req.'s to enter into Nursing program

(you may take the exam three times)

8. Tuition between 14-17K

Yes, both school are EXPENSIVE! Unfortunately, everyone does not make the grade for RN admissions and/or acceptance. Some students' do not mind paying for the convenience, location, no wait list, smaller classes and block class schedule in the event to bridge over into the RN programs.

St. Xavier will accept Brown Mackie courses.

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology courses are accepted through the Illinois Articulation Initiatve (www.itransfer.org) program therefore accepted at the community college level.

Brown Mackie is accredited in Indiana (BON and Dept. of Regulation)

NWIHT is accredited in IL (BON and IDPR)

There are additional accredition organizations such as NLN, etc. At the end of the day, we all must be certain (with tangible evidence) that each program is accredited and courses are transferrable for those seeking to become a RN and NP. Please double check information. I hope this helps.

Happy holiday!

I went there today and they have some updates for 2009.

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

1. No Entrance Exam is Needed

2. Math for Health Care Field

3. Microcomputer

4. Medical Terminology

5. General Psychology

6. English 101

(You may test out of Computer courses)

7. CNET exam AFTER taking pre-req.'s to enter into Nursing program

(you may take the exam three times)

8. Tuition has gone up to $17,500 [with NO pre'reqs] [Pre'reqs are $775 per class and you may take two at a time and they are 6 weeks long] but you can deduct $650 if you can get your own physical exam and tests.

Thanks for the update.

Hi there! I'm new to the site and have been reading a lot of these posts for hours for the past few days! I am going to speak with an admissions advisor at Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology tomorrow about the LPN program. I was also looking into Kennedy King's LPN program. I spoke with somebody about it in their nursing dept over the phone just a few minutes ago and asked about the pre-reqs and she didn't say anything about Chemistry or Microbiology. Are those only prereqs for the LPN-RN program? I have A&P 1 and 2 along with Gross Anatomy Lab 1&2 and also Kiniseology(sp?) as well as several other classes, but have not taken Chemistry. I wanted to apply for the January 2010 start date at KKC but if you need Chem I don't think I would be able to. Also, I'm no longer a CNA as my licensure lapsed back in 2001ish. I would much rather go to KKC simply because of the cost. I'm a single gal and I really don't qualify for any assistance (make to much money to get help, but barely enough to survive! Ha!) Anybody applying in Sept. for KKC's January start date? Anyone going to NIHT? Does anybody have any pearls of wisdom they could share with me, or is there anybody out there in the same place that I am right now?

PS-Nice to meet you all!!! :clown:

RaeMae,

You CAN start the LPN program at KKC in January, 2010...you do not need Chemistry. You will have to take the TEAS exam which may take place this month (double check).

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology is a 14 months (morning classes starting in October, 2009) or 17 months (evening classes starting in November, 2009). You can also apply for WIA which will cover $8000 of the $17,500 - 18,000 tuition. I will be going to NWIHT this week to have them complete my WIA Training Provider Form. I know a young lady who is attending the program and she really enjoys it.

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Hi! Thanks for the info! I just spoke with Amy at NWIHT yesterday and she was really helpful! My only concern was the cost and the fact that you can only get loans through Sallie Mae. I believe the program at KKC is less expensive and you can get gov't loans. Do you know if KKC requires you to be a CNA to get in? I know NW does and I am thinking about starting that on Sept. 21. How long does it take to get the WIA grant? And do they have any other times that you can go for oriendations besides MTWTh from 9:15-10:15? I lost my job a couple months ago and then I would not have qualified for it because I made more than 11K/year, but it has been impossible to find work lately and I'm starting a temp job Monday but it only lasts until the beginning of Dec. Do they base your income on the prior tax year or your current situations? (sorry for so many questions, I'm just feeling overwhelmed with all of this!)

Thanks again for the info and any help!!!

Hi! Thanks for the info! I just spoke with Amy at NWIHT yesterday and she was really helpful! My only concern was the cost and the fact that you can only get loans through Sallie Mae. I believe the program at KKC is less expensive and you can get gov't loans.

Do you know if KKC requires you to be a CNA to get in? Yes they do

How long does it take to get the WIA grant? It depends on who your career counselor is, what their attitude is toward you and your goals, if you have a background, etc. It really should take at minimum 2-3 weeks to go to WIA orientation, speak with intake counselor, meet career counselor, attend, job workshop (resume writing and interviewing skills), meet with career counselor AGAIN, submit training providers exploration form, meet with career counselor AGAIN and have $5k - 8K voucher processed at the school of your choice. You MUST be accepted in to the LPN or RN program however NOT yet started the program. Double check with your career counselor because it appears rules differentiate among schools and career counselors.

And do they have any other times that you can go for oriendations besides MTWTh from 9:15-10:15? I'm not sure about this question.

Do they base your income on the prior tax year or your current situations? WIA is only based on low income which consist of less than $30K for a single person (I believe), dislocated adult workers, and there's a youth portion of the program. You would fall into low income.

I've been dealing with WIA for the past 6 months and they are giving me a HORRIBLE time in obtaining a voucher. I wish I wouldn't have told them I had a Master's degree because they look at me as if, "what are you doing here?"

I just read an article in reference to WIA office philosophy to make vocher approval difficult for 1) difficult to place workers, 2) low to border line illiterate individuals and 3) individuals with a less than desirable background (ex-convicts). Best wishes.

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