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by mstouie mstouie (Member)

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:angryfire Why isn't there an easier way for nursing students to obtain a diploma/certificate, for the LPN program, without having to wait for years at a time, to either get on a waiting list or continue to reapply for the program. They continue to talk about the NURSING SHORTAGE, and the decline in ENROLLMENT, but its becoming harder to even get into a program. WHY!!!!!!!:madface: :angryfire

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TheCommuter is a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I didn't need to end up on waiting lists or continually reapply for an LPN diploma program. Instead, I opted to take the path of least resistance, which involved shelling out $20,000 to attend a private program. Spending this much money is not an attractive option to many people, but I was in and out in 1 year with no waiting or reapplying.

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Can't seem to find any in Michigan.

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TheCommuter is a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Can't seem to find any in Michigan.
That's extremely unfortunate. I was living in Southern California at the time I attended this private LPN program, and there were about 20 private programs to choose from. They were all expensive, but allowed the students to completely bypass waiting lists, prerequisites, or reapplying continuously.

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I think nursing schools have a long waiting lists because there aren't enough instructors to teach the students. The instructors get paid more if they work in hospitals than if they teach at a college or university. I'm sorry that you have to wait so long. I'm a junior enrolled in a BSN program and there wasn't a waiting list but there was a long waiting list at community college. Just keep looking and don't give up. :)

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feisty_lpn is a LPN and specializes in HH, Psych, MR/DD, geriatric, agency.

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The 12-month LPN program I attended was fabulous. There was no waiting list. They have 4 different NET dates Jan-April. The top 150 passing scores get preliminary interviews. From those 150, 52 are accepted into the program. Thats it. No waiting lists. You are either in or you're not. If you're not, you can try the whole thing again the following year. That program is so good, we had students from 5 different states enrolled in the class I attended. My lab partner packed her and 4 kids into her little car, drove to Ohio from Kansas, and relocated here... just so she could attend this program. She has family here too so that helped.

I'm sorry you're having a hard time finding a program, mstouie. They're out there, just keep looking. Have you contacted your local adult education center (not a college), the ones who help adults get their GEDs? They would know about all the nursing programs in your area.

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Danish is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in vascular surgery.

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I didn't need to end up on waiting lists or continually reapply for an LPN diploma program. Instead, I opted to take the path of least resistance, which involved shelling out $20,000 to attend a private program. Spending this much money is not an attractive option to many people, but I was in and out in 1 year with no waiting or reapplying.

Me too. I graduate in October, but I had to pay 20K.

Now, theres no wait to bridge from LPN to RN or BSN...

Costs more, but much faster!

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Me too. I graduate in October, but I had to pay 20K.

Now, theres no wait to bridge from LPN to RN or BSN...

Costs more, but much faster!

Wich school do you go to Danish??

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Danish is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in vascular surgery.

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Keiser...you're at Galen?

We're neighbors :)

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I too was frustrated with trying to get into school, but then I found out that a school in a neighboring city offered a diploma course for LVN with no waiting. No prereq's but they did want to see transcripts. There were 60 positions, and over 400 people took a test. The top 120 were selected for interviews. Out of the that, 60 were chosen, with 6 alternate positions should anyone decide to opt out. No one did last year, but this year three have already.

Check around and see what your community offers. Altogether, it will cost me about $2,500 to get through the one year course.

This particular school is located at Visalia, California, and the program is offered once a year, with testing in January and classes starting in July.

Good luck to you!

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I joined the ARMY to get my LPN. Was worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:pumpiron:

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JentheRN05 is a RN and specializes in OB, ortho/neuro, home care, office.

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Move to Indiana, there's 2 private schools that I know of in MY area :) NW Indiana.

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