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Does Pima Medical Institute have a LPN to RN program?

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Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

Hello,

Trying to look into the PMI program. I noticed the $40,000 tuition price for the RN program; is this the same price if you are already an LPN? I have been trying to do a research on this but only find the 18 month RN program.

What is the class schedule like? Is it Monday-Friday 9-5?

Any info would be much appreciated.

Thank you so much in advance for any assistance.

I can't get much information from anyone from PMI unless we go to some kind of seminar.

Thanks again.

PMI does have an LPN to RN program, Its just not on PMI's website..

I am an LPN right now, trying to get into the May 4th, 2009 class..

The class is 8 months long.. full time

3 days in class 8-12 2 days, 8-3 1 day, and 1 12 hour clinical.. so 1 day off in the week..

It's around 17 thousand total..

There are several steps you have to go through to get in-- you have to attend the info session, then they make you take a 50 question test (its timed, not hard)-- then you see an enrollement counselor, then they sign you up to take a math test, after you take that (and pass) you have to take the HESI test (math, english, reading)-- then you fill out a questionarre, and have a formal interview with one of the nursing staff at PMI-- then you write an essay..

and wait.. and wait.. for a couple of month to find out if you get in or not.. kind of complicated, but WELL worth it!!!

nursegnet

Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

Thank you very much punkeyb88!

Just the answers I needed!

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Just to let you know... their schedule varies semester to semester and block to block. The class that just graduated in August had class and or clinicals 5 days a week!! Their schedule was M/T 8-10 W 630-8 pm, Th 8-345 and F 8-245..... So be prepared for ANYTHING... and ALL DAYS!!!

Good Luck with where ever you go!!

SJ

nursegnet

Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

Just to let you know... their schedule varies semester to semester and block to block. The class that just graduated in August had class and or clinicals 5 days a week!! Their schedule was M/T 8-10 W 630-8 pm, Th 8-345 and F 8-245..... So be prepared for ANYTHING... and ALL DAYS!!!

Good Luck with where ever you go!!

SJ

Thank you.

do you know if you pass the test how long it takes. My college you take the NET and then you can wait and wait years before you can go into the program.

nursegnet

Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

From what I hear, they'll let you know about three months prior to the upcoming class start date. Right now, people are hoping to hear something around March 2010 for the May 4, 2010 class start date.

nursegnet

Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

Is the essay portion done on the spot or can you take it home and perfect it? It's been about 16 years since I've done an essay. Thanks in advance.

nursegnet

Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

Is the essay portion done on the spot or can you take it home and perfect it? It's been about 16 years since I've done an essay. Thanks in advance.

I found out that the essay portion of the admission process is done on the spot. So, just be aware of nursing and health care issues to prepare yourself on the essay.

kristiel6

Specializes in Peds and Psych. Has 18 years experience.

I was just accepted into the LPN to RN program at PMI in Tucson and start March 22nd!! I barely got in though. I only scored 82 on my HESI, because my math sucks...and I only got in because I was an alternate student, meaning because someone dropped out..:p lucky me...I will let you know what the hours are...I was told M-F 8a-4p.

nursegnet

Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

i was just accepted into the lpn to rn program at pmi in tucson and start march 22nd!! i barely got in though. i only scored 82 on my hesi, because my math sucks...and i only got in because i was an alternate student, meaning because someone dropped out..:p lucky me...i will let you know what the hours are...i was told m-f 8a-4p.

congratulations, kristiel6!

how are you doing in the program? can you tell us how your first few days experience have been?

kristiel6

Specializes in Peds and Psych. Has 18 years experience.

I finished this program and passed NCLEX-RN December 1st:anpom:

Is this just offered in Tucson? Congrats!

kristiel6

Specializes in Peds and Psych. Has 18 years experience.

It is also offered in Mesa and I think somewhere in New Mexico

nursegnet

Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

Husband finished the Mesa LPN-RN bridge program December 2010 and passed NCLEX-RN!

I finished the same program in August 2011 and passed NCLEX-RN as well!

Great program highly recommend! :yeah:

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

How did this program work? Did you already have all the MCCD pre/co reqs? were there others?

nursegnet

Specializes in Dementia Care, Long-Term Care, Sub-Acute. Has 19 years experience.

Hi AZMOM02,

You will need a 85% or better HESI score that has been taken within the year to be considered for an interview. You will be competing with other LPNs so the higher your score the better. You can take the HESI at any MCC site call them for days and times. They will go through all your transcripts and years of experience as a nurse and tell you what you need.

It is important to have your basic prereqs on Psych and Sciences but not so much the Math that is required for MCC but the basic algebra is important to be able to do the Med-Math which is pretty easy. See a counselor and they will tell you all the process. Be ready to take a Basic Math test on the spot and a Wondelic test. If you have your HESI done the better and that will help you get an interview faster.

Lots of hoops but they don't want just anybody in their program as this program is not for everybody either.

They take a handful of LPNs every 8 months. The next one starts in April and so forth. They chose 6 when I went, we all passed : ).

The LPN program lasts for 8 months and you have classes M-F and one clinical day that starts from 6AM-7:30P earlier or later. You will need to also do a clinical prep the day prior to your clinical. The class hours vary. You will either be there for 8 hours or half day 8A-12 or 12-4P. Also you will need to study a whole lot so consider that as well in your schedule.

Please post if you have any more questions.

Good Luck the program can be difficult and stressful but well worth it.

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

Thanks for the info! I got a 98% on my HESI so not worried there. I have ALL of my pre/coreqs completed except for Micro, which I am halfway through now. I work fulltime nights with a VERY flexible schedule where I get 8 hours of study during my 10 hour shifts.

I really wanted to pay out of pocket and not get loans though. That is the biggest thing with the Pima program, the cost. My LPN program was tough and I managed a 92% each semester so I am not worried about it. But glad to know they have a great NCLEX passing rate.

Still weighing my options for the spring so we shall see!