Looking for LPN school in Colorado - page 51

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   SCookie
    Got it, thanks both of you for the CPR info.
    I am in SoCal as we speak. It's another beautiful day here near the water. Today will be spent outside enjoying the warm weather before I fly back to Colorado on Saturday.
    FYI I just found a facebook group site for the upcoming cohort. Just do a search.
    Are you in the upcoming MSCD nursing program? If so, I got my BA at Metro, so I kinda know the ins and outs of Metro, and Denver too, or atleast my way around. If you, or anyone, has any questions feel free to ask me.
    I was registered in classes yesterday. Looks like I have 2 days off during the week. I don't think that will last too long though. Ordered the nurse pack and bp kit yesterday. Next step, order all the books. I might need a roller back pack.
    Sarah Cook
  2. by   cdg0999
    The website says 9am also. Maybe someone knows something we don't. I felt like I was trying to buy concert tickets, not continue my education.

    As for costs and tuition, I have called DSN several times to get information since they are now eligible for federal student loans (although that won't come close to covering it all). They basically wouldn't answer any questions and I was told that would be discussed at the application interview.

    As the lack of accrediation NLNAC or CCNE continues, lack of disclosure on financing (you do need to plan for over 40k in tuition!), and now selection by speeddial, I'm thinking other options make more sense.
  3. by   Fairytale07
    I would like to know as well if there's something we don't know that others do about the application process. I would really love to get into the Oct 2010 start date, so if there's anything that would help with calling in on April 1, let me know!
  4. by   Nurse2bNichol
    I called today and got some verification on the process. Even though they don't start signing students up until after 9 a.m. you are allowed to call before then. If hundreds of people are calling, it would make sense to start calling at about 7 a.m. or around that time so that by 9 a.m. when they started taking names you would get through.
  5. by   CBsMommy
    I loved doing the pig! Grossed out my hubby when I wanted to show him the lungs. We weren't allowed to have pork chops for dinner that night either!

    SandDollar - LOL! My boyfriend was a little freaked out too! I was worried my dog would eat it but he didn't want to touch it with all the chemicals and the way it smelled! Thank goodness for that!
  6. by   Fairytale07
    That's good to know. I'll definitely have the number on speed dial!

    Do they accept everyone who gets an interview spot if you have the qualifications (min GPA, pre reqs, etc)?
  7. by   twhite
    thanks for the info. are you starting the rn program ? if so how long was your wait? I think i'm going to just stick it out with ppcc . i'll just need to maintain my gpa.
  8. by   CBsMommy
    Yes, I'm starting the RN program. I was on the waitlist for a few months when they went to competitive last summer. They put the top 90 people on the waitlist into the computer which randomly drew 45 people's names for fall semester 09 and spring semester 2010. My name came up for the spring semester. Yes, it's the RN program. They are opening up Fall 2010 for people who have applied with all their pre-reqs complete. I think you have to apply sometime in Feb. PPCC has a VERY good program! I loved their CNA program which gave us both long term care and hospital experience...most CNA programs in this area only give LTC experience. The CNA class was added as a pre-req to the program so that: 1. You know what you are getting into, 2. You decide if going for RN is really a good choice for you and 3. So when you do get into the RN program, we are briefly going over bedmaking, bedbaths, etc. so we can jump right into other skills. If you haven't taken the CNA course, I would go ahead. We had a lot of people that entered that were sure they wanted to be RNs but once they took the class a LOT of people decided against it. If you have previous experience in healthcare and know for sure this is what you want, go for it! If there is any doubt in your mind, I would complete this class before taking the rest of the very expensive pre-reqs! Good luck!
  9. by   twhite
    Ive been a CNA for 13 years so I am positive this is what i want to do . And i also have my medication aide license so hopefully that will add points when i apply . you have been so helpful i just have one more question. does the rn program only start in the fall or in the fall and spring?
  10. by   CBsMommy
    Good for you! The experience that you have counts towards points for getting in so you have a leg up there. They do start two semesters per year, one in the spring and one in the fall.
  11. by   tooky
    So why do you say that, if u dont mind me asking?
  12. by   tsalagicara
    It's too long of a story for me to retype right now, but I do have previous posts about it, in this forum. There were a lot of problems with some teachers, students, and other faculty. No nursing school is easy, but this was ridiculous. When you pay $26,000 (well, it's up to $28,000 now and will be going up again), you expect at least some quality, and you expect your concerns to at least be addressed. Just a few of those concerns were class disruption (by classmates), racist classmates, a teacher who belittled the students, cheating on tests... and more. The teachers (and the DON at the time) were no help at all. I'm to exhausted to type more about it, I apologize. I wish you all the best of luck on whatever decision you make and wherever you decide to go to nursing school!
  13. by   Nevada_RN
    Anyone here currently in or graduate from Otero Junior College? If so, what is the program like? I understand no nursing program is easy... I just want to get a feel for the program, instructors (are they helpful?), graduation rate, etc? There is a program in Nevada that fails about 50% of its students (I am not exaggerating). Thanks for the help/ info! I am also looking into Colorado Northwestern and maybe Front Range's advanced placement bachelor's program.