Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 41

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   mkggirl
    I spoke to a women from NLN (the contact info is on their site) NLN accreditation takes anywhere from a few monthes to 2 years. She said it depends on how quickly the school wanted to move along. Also Univery of Kansas takes DSN's current accreditation. I was concerned because I do want to go to grad school, but not University of Phoenix.
  2. by   mkggirl
    DSN is not a candidate for NLN status. You can call and speak to the people. And I had my interview 2 weeks ago. They are not candidate status (as of 2 weeks ago).
  3. by   mtnmedic
    Quote from Dennis88
    I don't understand what NCAHLC status has to do with NLN status. Platt has NLN candidate status but they don't have NCAHLC accreditation or candidate status.
    I dont think the 2 have anything to do with each other.
  4. by   albpreemieRN
    They are 2 different accreditations. As I have had it explained to me DSN wanted HLC candidacy before NLN. They are planning on having a MSN program in the near future and HLC is regional accreditation that is required. We were told regional accreditation would be achieved before NLN. Our Dean has stated we have all the paperwork in for NLN candidacy and should have full approval by July.
    Hope this clarifies!
  5. by   TristanT
    Does anyone have experience with the residency program at UCH? (Admission for the February cohort ended last week.) They seem to have a variety of openings, but I am wondering if they only accept new grads from the Denver area or is it a national candidate pool? What are they looking for?
  6. by   vanderth
    Hi, I have been provisionally accepted as a nursing student at MSCD for Jan 2010. My name is Theresa. I also think it would be beneficial to get to know some of the people who will be potentially attending. Write me a note and let me know a little bit about you.

    I currently conduct HIV research at UCHSC. I decided to become a nurse and hopefully will be attending the same time you are.

    See ya,


    ps have you received the packet we were supposed to get for the backround and drug check yet?
  7. by   Dennis88
    I'm going to be attending as well. I haven't received my packet yet either.
  8. by   jbeddow

    My name is Jamie. I believe we are all provisional until we clear the drug/background check. I do not know if i have received a packet since i do not live at my permanent address, which is my parent's house.

    I am 24 years old, live in California, and received my first degree in English. Since then i have been working with medically fragile and special needs children. I love it and have since decided to pursue nursing.

    I am excited to finally begin school so i can become a nurse. My ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner, but I am not sure in what field i would like to specialize.

    I will let you all know when i get the packet....

    Where are you from? What do you like to do in terms of activities and interests? When will you be moving to denver if you do not live there already?

  9. by   Dennis88
    Jamie, my goal is to become an NP as well. I'm 38, married with two kids and currently live in Denver. I've been working in IT for the last 15 years. I've been working on this career change for four years and I'm excited to finally take the next step.

  10. by   vanderth
    Hi Jamie and Dennis,

    Lets see...I am 38, married and have 17 month old.

    I have many different goals regarding my education, but they are all that of the higher education sort. Meaning, nurse anesthetist, NP or PhD depending on what I get into first.

    My first degrees are BS's in Chemistry and Biology.

    I am a Denver Native and currently reside here. I love to mountain bike, rock climb, run long distances, hike....ie anything active, although since I am busy with the baby I haven't done too much but hit the gym.

    I did apply to CU and expect to hear from them next week whether or not I am in their early program, although it starts in May and I want to start as soon as possible so I probably wouldn't go there anyway.

    A good thing is that a few friends of mine attended both schools and had about the same thing to say. Both schools were unorganized in certain areas and organized in others. Also the 2 that attended Metro are now in graduate programs at CU and had no trouble getting in or transitioning. I have read a lot of negative comments about "metro" and that Regis/CU are the preferred schools. It seems as though people will gossip at any level of education or age..LOL. Bottom line is that I am excited and look forward to this new road I am about to travel.

    Anyway nice to meet you two. Hopefully we will be corresponding via email during these next couple of months and then in person when we attend school.

    See you soon and congratulations!

  11. by   vanderth
    I have called around to most hospitals in denver, Childrens, CU, Denver health etc and they are NO longer hiring people that have graduated from DSN. This is because they are not accred by nlnac or ccne. Also, most schools that have MS or NP/PhD programs DO NOT accept DSN accred. Please do your homework before attending this school. I am not disputing the fact that it may have a great learning program, I am simply trying to tell you to research it quite a bit before you decide to attend....trying to save you some heart-ache as I too once considered attending this school.
  12. by   Dennis88
    Theresa, my reason for wanting to go to Regis over Metro is because of the May start date. Even with the higher tuition there, I would come out quite a bit ahead financially being able to work through the end of April.

    My wife's aunt works at Boulder Community Hospital and she said their VP of nursing had very good things to say about Metro.

  13. by   vanderth
    Oh geez Dennis I wan't referring to you! I didn't even know that you had applied to Regis. I think the more applications out there the better. I certainly did not want to "bash" anyone for attending a certain program. I was just simply stating that all programs have their flaws. Sorry. Maybe I should've explained a little more so as to avoid people thinking negatively about what I had posted! I think it would be great to attend Regis. I didn't apply but if it fits for you that is wonderful!!!! I would rather you come to metro though....just because I feel like I have a bit of a connection via this website with you and Jamie. I don't really like attending anything without knowing someone before hand. Either way, I hope you get into where it is that is most beneficial for you and your family.