Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 35
I am looking for a LPN program in Colorado. I heard Emily Griffith has a great program but I want to later move into RN program. I also checked in Regis What do you think?... Read More
Oct 25, '09Joined: Dec '04; Posts: 40; Likes: 4Just got an acceptance letter. Just wondering if anyone else on here is going?
Oct 26, '09Joined: Sep '09; Posts: 165; Likes: 93Hi, I'm from Minnesota and was looking into this school. I did see that the tuition rate is incredibly high for out of state. Do they provide any grants oror is it all Stafford loans. From the sounds of it, you still needed to take out private loans on top of that...yikes, is it doable?
Oct 27, '09From: US ; Joined: Mar '09; Posts: 173; Likes: 93I took it online a few years ago. The toughest online class so far. Lots of class participation on the forums, etc. I made it out with a B, so it's doable, but it took more time than any of my NS classes have. Good luck!
Oct 28, '09Joined: Oct '09; Posts: 1I am currently in the Accelerated BSN program at Metro set to graduate May 2010.
The application process was a breeze so long as you can read and follow instructions.
Our start date was March 30 2009 and I found out I got in Mid January. Because they
only admit 30-35 students, several people did not find out about admission until weeks
and even days before our start date. This was because people declined to attend at the
last minute and their spot was filled by someone on the waitlist.
As far as the faculty goes, all are great. Some take awhile to adjust to, but you learn alot.
They changed it from a 13 month program to 17 months because faculty was getting burnt
out. We (including faculty) only had 1 week off in August and 2 weeks off in December. They
also changed it because of financial aid. It was a nightmare for my cohort because we didn't
start classes until April. But, Metro registered us for these classes like we were taking them
in the summer. So financial aid didn't come until late May, early June (which caused a lot of
headaches). But this will be changed for you so those headaches will be avoided.
My clinicals have all been amazing, so far I have been at Denver Health, St. Anthonys Central,
St. Joe's and Porter. I have had great experience with the sites as well as the clinical
instructors (and the nurses we are teamed up with).
I'd be happy to answer any more questions regarding the program.
Oct 28, '09Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 48; Likes: 8The provide grants if it is your first bachelors. You can apply for any. I also get alternative loans on top of Federal, and yes, it is expensive!
Oct 30, '09Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 183; Likes: 181I know we're not supposed to name names, so I'll stick with initials. I took it through ACC. TH, was the instructor. Nightmare. Complete and total. I withdrew rather than have it tank my GPA.
The second time signed up (again through ACC) MS was my instructor. She was very tough, but fair. I got an A, but worked my tail off.
Online classes through TH are a no-win situation. I guess he's a much better instructor for on-campus classes, but online...avoid. Just my opinion, of course! ;-)
Oct 30, '09Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 34I had TH for a different online class and I thought he was much better online than in-person.
My experience is that in general, the CCC Online classes are easier than the individual school ones. The exceptions I found are PHI 115 and 116. The teacher for the CCC Online ones (same teacher for both) expects way too much work for 3 credits, IMO. I dropped them and am taking them through individual colleges instead.
Oct 30, '09Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 17; Likes: 2If you two are still waiting, I just wanted to let you know that I received notification today about the program. Hope that helps, good luck.
Oct 30, '09Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 34I got my acceptance today! It's my third choice, but it's nice to know I'm in somewhere.
Oct 30, '09Joined: Oct '09; Posts: 382; Likes: 278Same here, I got my acceptance letter today! Congrats to you too!
Oct 31, '09Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 17; Likes: 2Alice88,
What other schools are you looking at, I have to make a choice by the end of next week. Why is Metro 3rd on your list?
Oct 31, '09Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 34I applied to CU and Regis. I'm not expecting to get into CU, and my Regis interview was postponed because of the snowstorm. The main reason Metro is last is because I'd much rather start in May than January. I also have a much better feeling about Regis than Metro.
Since I probably won't know if I'm accepted to Regis by the 13th, I'll accept the position and Metro and then cancel if I get in to Regis (or dare I dream CU).