Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 4

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

  1. by   Lizzie21

    Last edit by Lizzie21 on Jan 3, '08
  2. by   Lizzie21

    I'm applying to DSON for the July 7, 2008 start date. I'm nervous too about the interview process and what they look for. Are you doing the BSN or the ADN program?
  3. by   Lizzie21
    Hey Guys!

    I'm new to this website and wanted to get some questions answered about DSON! I want to start in the July 7, 2008 BSN program, but am really nervous about the interview. What exactly do they ask? how long did the interview last? Did anyone have their interview with Jeff Johnson? How competitive is the school? Please let me know!
  4. by   KJ0615

    Please do not sweat the interview with DSON. There are no trick questions, it mostly consists of telling you about the school and study demands of the program you are interested in, tuition issues, and they will give you a tour of the school. It is not intimidating at all, The people are very hospitable. Relax and enjoy and make sure that the program will fulfill your goals.

  5. by   Lizzie21

    Thanks so much for the information. I wasn't sure what they were going to ask or want me to do. Some schools make you do certain things and ask you this and that. How soon do you find out about acceptance? I've already sent in my official transcripts this week, hoping that they get there on time and such. I've been in contact a lot with Jeff Johnson as well about any issues or questions I had about the school. Are you already in the program? How do you like it so far?
  6. by   KJ0615

    I got a letter of acceptance within two weeks of my interview. Jeff is a very easy going, easy-to-talk to guy. As long as you meet the grade and prereqs per the web site, your interview will most likely center on tuition information and program work load.

    Good Luck - I am just starting (had orientation on the 3rd). So far, looks great!
  7. by   Lizzie21
    Good luck with starting school! I hope you enjoy it and hopefully I'll see you around campus!
  8. by   DreamJob1976
    Dear Lizzie21,
    I am applying for the BSN program starting on July 7, 2008. I have to do a few more prereqs that I have to finish in the Spring semester and then should be ready to go. What about you? I am also a bit nervous about the interview but think it will be just fine. As long as you have your prereqs done and can finance the tuition you should be in good shape. I did as much as I could beforehand... got my shots, evaluated financing options, got a few letter of recommendations that I will attach to my application. Not sure if this will help... but I just thought that it can't hurt. Just don't get nervous... I know it's easier said than done.... but as long as you can finance the school and have your prereqs done, you have nothing to worry about...

  9. by   DreamJob1976
    Dear KJ0615,
    so after the interview we should know fairly quickly if we got accepted or not? Did you start school today? That must be SO exciting.... I just can't wait. Are you in the ADN or BSN program?

  10. by   Lizzie21

    I still have one pre-req to finish up (A&P 2). I'm taking that at Arapahoe Community College. Where are you finishing up your pre-reqs at? Have you signed up for the interview? I do my on Tuesday afternoon. Monday was already full, but the ADN also starts the same day as our BSN program. So I'm thinking it's both those groups that are signing up. Have you sent out your official transcripts to the school yet? I did to make sure all my stuff got in on time. I did ask Jeff if he would take any of my letters of rec., but he said that wouldn't be necessary. Good back up plan, but I don't think you'll need them. As you said, all you need is to have your pre-reqs and financial obligations figured out. I also go all my shots done (still have to get the second chickenpox shot next week). Also, I signed up for the CPR class on Jan 10 at the Colorado CPR place off of Wadsworth and Yale. I really excited about the school. I actually had a friend that went there and loved it.

    Good luck to you and if you do your interview after me, I'll let you know what's its like.

  11. by   DreamJob1976
    Dear Lizzie,
    I also have to finish A & P II.... I take my prereqs through Front Range Community College. I am also signed up for Pathophysiology through Colorado Community College online. I heard that the 1st term of the program is really intense and taking Pathophysiology beforehand will make it easier... But, I am not sure if I will go through with it yet. Depends if DSN will accept the credits for Patho from Front Range. I will ask Jeff Johnson during my interview. Yes, I am signed up for the interview. Mine is on Monday. I think they are just starting to interview next Monday for the July start date. I will post Monday afternoon and let you know how it went. I did not have my official transcripts sent to the school yet. Maybe I stop by Front Range today and have this arranged. Thank you very much for the reminder. I am also SO excited about DSN..... I can't wait to start! I drove around many area hospitals and talked to their HR departments and only got to hear very good things about DSN... Childrens, Rose, Swedish.... They all love DSN graduates. Well, I hope everything works out and we will be accepted for the July start date..... We hopefully know soon.... :-)

  12. by   Lizzie21

    Good luck with the interview. I'm sure you'll do great. I heard that they just show you around the school and ask you about your background and such. I was thinking about taking the pathophysiology course too, but I think I'll just take it at DSN. I think I can handle it. Plus we'll meet a lot of people there and make study groups. LOL! I also heard that you find out about acceptance two weeks after the interview and once all documents (official transcripts) are in. So make sure you get those sent off!

  13. by   salsaking
    Good luck to those of you applying for the July start! Keep us posted on the whole application process. Hopefully everything works out for me and I'll be able to move out there and start in October (BSN)