Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 49
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
Jan 2, '10Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 66; Likes: 2No you can't take it DSN unless it's in your first quarter, so you have to take it somewhere else...You can tIe it Ny of the community colleges that offer it, I took it at ACC. Since your doing the ADN you should consider taking some of the other classes you can transfer in, I know nutrition you can, but I'm not sure what else. Just ask whoever your admissions person is when you talk to them on Monday.
Jan 2, '10Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 156; Likes: 71It's a great program. I graduated from the accelerated program in Dec, 2009 and have been working in ICU ever since.
Previous degree in psychology, GPA 3.5
Prerequisite GPA 4.0
Nursing GPA at graduation was 3.9
No prior health care experience.
It's well worth it!
Best of luck to you!
Jan 2, '10Joined: Jan '10; Posts: 7AWESOME! I didn't know I could transfer classes into the program. That would be a great way to save a couple thousand $$$!
Another question, I see that it is set up in numbered quarters on the website. Is that the order you must take everything in, or is it like college where you have to take a group of classes and you can do it in any order? Is there anyway to take an extra class each semester and get out earlier?
Jan 2, '10Joined: Dec '09; Posts: 23I did think about NAU... but since I got into Concorde I didnt feel like lookin into to NAU! BUT I heard GOOD and BAD things about Concorde! So maybe it is a personal thing about how someone feels about Concorde, so who knows whats the truth. I am going for the RN program. I have a couple of family members that did their LPN program and the loved it. Its just I havent heard much abouot the RN program.
Jan 2, '10Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 66; Likes: 2Yeah the patho class saved me like 2k alone!!!
You take the classes listed each quarter, there's no way to take more. It's a very rigorous schedule, so you won't want to, lol. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Jan 2, '10Joined: Jan '10; Posts: 71 more question... I know you can take the Accuplacer at Red Rocks (where I go) and can test out of Math 090. Does DSN accept that or must I take the actual class?
THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! This is the best and most info I have ever found.
Jan 2, '10Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 66; Likes: 2Hmmm. that's a good question, I don't know. I would guess so, but you should definitely ask Kelly or Jim. I am in the BSN, so I had to take more math (ugh). I went to Red Rocks too, loved it!
Jan 2, '10Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 1,148; Likes: 391If it's a pre-req (as it is for the DSN, ADN program) you have to take the class, the accuplacer just tells you what class you can place into (or higher than), it's not a substitute - how I wish it was!
I applied to CU and the accuplacer I took at PCC put me into College Algebra. The accuplacer just indicates you have the skills to do that class, that's all.
Jan 2, '10Joined: Mar '09; Posts: 50; Likes: 2Hi Caroline, thanks for the info, and congrats on your recent graduation! Would you say the program is diverse age-wise? I am 38 which I suspect makes me one of the older applicants. My GPAs from my previous degree and pre-req's are comparable to yours, which is encouraging.
Jan 2, '10Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 156; Likes: 71The age range in our class was pretty wide; youngest was probably around 21 and the oldest was 55.
Jan 2, '10Occupation: student From: US ; Joined: May '09; Posts: 24Have your family members had any problems with finding jobs? What can you tell me about the lab and clinicals for the LPN program? I wanted to go for the RN program but, as soon as they found out I couldn't get financing for the balance that was left after financial aid, they told me to do the LPN program.
Jan 3, '10Occupation: cna Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in geriatrics hospice ; From: US ; Joined: Nov '09; Posts: 13i recently met a RN that graduated from Otero Jr. college in LaJunta , and she said there isn't a long waiting list there . Ive been looking into it and that school is in the same system as Pikes Peak . But i can't understand if they are the same why are the prereqs different ? and , why is all their classes available online , even biology!! I'm not from this state , but i was wondering does anyone out ther have any input on Otero college , and is it possible to be on both Rn waiting list at the same time...Also has anyone attended this college and if so is the wait-list long there as well?
Jan 3, '10Joined: May '06; Posts: 166; Likes: 109hi,
i attend ojc in the nursing pogram now, i am geting ready to start my seconed semester. it is an absolutely awesome school with no waiting list. (as far as i know). i had heard that pikes peak has a 2 year waiting list and is no longer accredited. (check it out). i would strongly recommend otero, the instructors are fair and caring and no mean like so many of the stories that are on this forum. it is a small school and easy to get around, etc.
i don't know about pre-reqs, although the state has the same pre-reqs whereever you go.
i would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.