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by henryswife henryswife (Member)

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I basically wanted to know if anyone has any experience with ECPI in Charlotte NC. Im going Monday to take my TEAS test and I know the LPN course is stupid high:idea: but I need to take an Lpn course. Charlotte doesnt have cc with lpn courses. Only small towns near charlotte that are completely far away from me. I really would appreciate your feedback.

Thank You for your time:heartbeat

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Cabarrus County Community College has an LPN course and also the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.

I was considering ECPI too. I've heard the tuition was high but its a step closer to being an RN, which is my main goal.

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tisha217 - if you are wanting to be an LPN and have the issue I do that you have to work during the day and go to school at night, Mercy is launching a PT Evening/Weekend option this fall....just an FYI.

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I just spoke with someone @ ECPI this morning in Raleigh about getting in. The cost is out of this world but i am sick of waiting to maybe get in @ a cc.The fact that you have to pay back while you are in school is also a little daunting, but i think i may go for it after all. They do have job placement though.:heartbeat

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I was thinking of taking medical assistant. But the price was going to be like 20,000. I know that is not the same as nursing. But with it being that much for medical asst. I could not imagine what it is for nursing. Good luck in what ever you decide.

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Hey futurenurse05 how do you plan of defraying the cost of school and how much do you have to pay back while in school. Also how does it compare with a cc?:heartbeat

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It's crazy to spend 20K for a medical assist. program that will only train you to make 10-12 hr..you're better off going to a local community college.

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What does everyone mean by paying back while in school- is there a monthly payment plan option?

Is anyone planning to go straight into another RN program right after graduation or will you take time off to work as an LPN?

Is there also a wait for other LPN programs or does this school offer something else that makes it desirable?

I would rather just go to RN school myself, but this 'years of waiting' talk is getting me worried. I think if I don't get into Watts I'll just go this route and bypass the CC's.

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I am attending the LPN program @ ECPI now. :) Yes....it is expensive, but a couple of things to remember...you truly do not know the final cost of the program until you have met with the financial aid counselor. I see a lot of members posting threads about how "they heard" the program is too expensive. The "final" cost of the program is different for each individual. Grants and scholarships are available (financial aid counselor will let you know your options) and if you quailfy, they usually take off between $7-10k off your program total. If you do need financial aid, the minimum you would have to pay is $75 a month, which gets deducted from your loan. In these economic times, sometimes the best thing is to pay a little more now to ensure you have job security in the future. All of the community colleges/hospitals have long waiting lists. If you have the time and job stability to wait great for you, but for the rest of us ..."We want it now":nurse:

P.S - For all my FT employed folks, ECPI have a great evening program

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FurtureNurse_203,

I am really considering starting classes at ECPI. I have spoken with the administrative guy and my next step is financial aid. I have a few questions that I would like to ask if you dont mind but i dont know how to send you a personal message. I would like to know if you are satisfied with the program and stuff like that. Do you feel like you will be prepared to take the nclex? I didnt even know about the evening program.

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