C.O.D LPN alternate list

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by 2ndshot Member

Well, I'm sad to say I did not get into the LPN program at College of Dupage. They did write that I was on the alternate list, but I don't know how many people are put on the list. anyone else on the alternate list? :crying2:

galenanurse

46 Posts

What is that? I was told that they were deciding if they were even going to continue their LPN-RN option, and it did not look good. I have my RN almost completed from a school out of state, that I could not finish. I am dying to finish up, but I think I am going to do the LPN-BSN route at Ressurection or St Xavier.

Nevermind I noticed you are going for your LPN , sorry.

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2ndshot

17 Posts

I was also considering on St. Xavier. That's once I get my LPN. Anyways, please let me know which one you decide to attend.

LisaWantsBSN

81 Posts

I got on the ADN alternate list. They were looking at your PAX score to decide if they would pick you out. I also had to take the CNA class and they allowed me to take the first nursing class and THEN decide. I decided no once I found out they are not accredited in the RN program. They are in the LPN. They might have you take a class and THEN decide if you are in or out. I would also find out what kind of score they are looking for in the PAX. See if you might be able to take it again if you aren't happy with it. I just got into Chamberlain in Addison and start my BSN program in February. It is more expensive but they are accredited with the NLNAC and the CCNE. It's a 3 year program but I got a lot of the pre reqs done at COD so it won't take me that long. Good luck.

Lisa

rocky410

Has 3 years experience. 19 Posts

2ndshot,

Do you mind me asking what your grades were for the pre-reqs A&P and Chemistry? And your PAX score? I am interested in applying to the LPN program but want an idea of what they are looking for grade and score wise.

-Raquel

LisaWantsBSN

81 Posts

2ndshot,

Do you mind me asking what your grades were for the pre-reqs A&P and Chemistry? And your PAX score? I am interested in applying to the LPN program but want an idea of what they are looking for grade and score wise.

-Raquel

No problem. All A's in all pre reqs but can't remember PAX score but guess it wasn't that good. I did get a 92.7% on the HESI A2 at Chamberlain. There was physics on the PAX and I never took it. I do know that the LPN is different. I would give you the name of someone to talk to at COD except everyone gave me a different answer to everything I ever asked.

chicagoing, ADN, RN

Has 9 years experience. 489 Posts

Lisa,

Do you know how COD allocates points for admission? Are science classes weighted more heavily than non-science? Would I be able to contact the adviser to determine my point total before I apply?

sallypz

10 Posts

C.O.D.'s LPN program only takes 40 students and they have about 125 apply for those 40 positions. They have a tough job deciding who gets in. If you are on the alternate list there is still a chance, although perhaps slim, that you might still get in. Typically one or two people drop out before the January class begins. But you might want to look at your other options also.

True their RN program is not currently accredited..they are working to change that situation. But until they do their RN program might not be your best bet...especially if you want to go on for BSN or higher degree. Chamberland seems to be a popular alternative because they start classes 3 times a year. I think they have financial aid counselors there to help you figure out how to afford it.

The suburban community colleges have very limited enrollment in their nursing classes..most like C.O.D. take less than 40 students in their nursing classes. As far as I understand it they do not have plans to increase the number of students in each class anytime soon.

Good Luck. I hope you find a program.

LisaWantsBSN

81 Posts

Just to add, COD's RN program hasn't been accredited for the last 5 years so they are working on getting it but now they call it a pre-bachelor program and after you complete the 2 years, you get your BSN there but your degree would be from Northern or Benedictine.

As for your chances of getting in when in the alternate stage, I have a friend that got in the RN program when she was on the alternate list. People change their minds, get into better schools, and like the last poster stated, they drop out so you have an okay chance of getting in. They count all the pre reqs the same. They look at the PAX the most.

I did hear someone say they would be changing what they will take for a score to a higher number. I don't know what the number is going to be. So you could have a 4.0 gpa and a not so hot score on the pax test and not get in.

Chamberlain costs 67,000 bucks without any pre reqs. I got into that school. I am able to get some loans but only unsubsidized. The rest I have to get a private loan for. I have a BA so no grants or federal scholarships for me. But they go based on need for the unsubsidized loans and grants. But you get a BSN at the end and that school has been around forever. It has a good reputation.

RscodADN10

323 Posts

Chicagoing...they have a new sheet up on the COD nursing website that has the points allocated when reviewing the app.

COD is accredited... from their website.

The ADN program at College of DuPage has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation/Board of Nursing and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and received reaccreditation in 2008 by The Higher Learning Commission – North Central Association.

They are also in candidate status from the NLN.

LisaWantsBSN

81 Posts

Chicagoing...they have a new sheet up on the COD nursing website that has the points allocated when reviewing the app.

COD is accredited... from their website.

The ADN program at College of DuPage has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation/Board of Nursing and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and received reaccreditation in 2008 by The Higher Learning Commission - North Central Association.

They are also in candidate status from the NLN.

Only accredited because they changed to a pre-bachelor program. you aren't done when you finish the ADN, you need to complete the BSN to have it accredited. The phone number is on the website to get further information. The LPN program is accredited.

RscodADN10

323 Posts

That's if your going for the bsn with NIU or Benedictine. Once you finish the ADN program u grduate with a ADN and then you can sit for the nclex.