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by amber_n_schultz amber_n_schultz (Member) Member

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hello,

 

My name is Amber and I work for a hospice home health agency as a caregiver. I have been trying for years to get into an LPN program. The community college near me offers the program but from where I live it's almost a 2 hour drive, so that is definately not an option for me at the moment. The other place I was thinking of going was ECPI college of Technology in Manassas but they basically told me that I would have to quit working in order to keep up with my classes.The cost would be around $20,000. Then there is a high school LPN program for both seniors in high school and adults which would cost $7,200 and for the first 9 months would only be 2 hours a day in the classroom. The last 9 months would be both clinical and classroom work. The school is accredited by the Nursing Board of Virginia. Also, most of the LPN's who graduate from the program are able to get temporary licenses after they take the exam and are offered jobs before graduation. I was just wondering if any of you went through a program like this? If so was it worth it?Thanks!

 

~Amber~

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The program you describe most likely is better in quality than the expensive one from reading about other's experiences. Schools associated with adult education programs tend to have excellent reputations and are very affordable. There was one near where I lived that couldn't keep applicants away from the front door. People who came out of it got jobs right away and I had supervisors at work remark upon the difference between that school and the ones that cost big bucks. At that time the cost was around $2000, total. What a bargain. I think you would do well to attend this school instead of the expensive one. Good luck with your schooling.

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Hey! I am about to start at ECPI in Manassas. The reps there told me that most of the students work and go to school f/t, so I am not sure why they would tell you that. I looked into a local highschool program too. It would be nice to go for that price, but they didn't have any evening classes, and I wouldn't have anyone to watch my daughter.

I would say it wouldn't hurt to look into it. I did hear that you have to attend some school events and some fundraisers, so you would also have to have extra time for that.

Either way, Good luck to you!!!

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KimmieKoo72 specializes in Acute Rehab, LTC.

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If you are thinking of investing that much money in an LPN program, then invest it in an RN program. The opporitunities, not to mention the pay are much better.

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MOM2CASSIDY,

It's been about 2 years since I looked into the LPN program at ECPI in Manassas. I am looking to take classes during the day since I mostly work overnight. If I remember correctly the day classes are only a year long? Maybe I will think about talking to a representative again. How much is the program cost? When I was thinking of going it was $19,250.

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MOM2CASSIDY,

It's been about 2 years since I looked into the LPN program at ECPI in Manassas. I am looking to take classes during the day since I mostly work overnight. If I remember correctly the day classes are only a year long? Maybe I will think about talking to a representative again. How much is the program cost? When I was thinking of going it was $19,250.

~Amber~

Hey, They have classes m-f, around the hours of 8:30-4:30. The classes are 14 months long now. I believe that it the only length of time they have now. The price has gone up quite a bit! Its $29,000. I was shocked when they told me and wanted to run out of the building, but I took my preps advise and went ahead and met with finicial aid. I am very glad I did! It is still going to be expensive, but I they really did all they could to help get that cost down. GL! If you have any other questions, I will try to help!!

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KimmieKoo72 specializes in Acute Rehab, LTC.

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HOLY MOLY! 29,000 for an LPN program!!!!! Eeeek! Mine was only 9,000!!!!! Seriously, if you are going to spend 29,000 on an LPN program you would be better off investing it in an RN program. I have only been an LPN for 2 years, but it is honestly not what it is cracked up to be. LPNs are very very limited in their scope of practice, not to mention areas that they will be hired in. Here in Ohio you will very rarely find an LPN working in a hospital, especially the bigger ones like University Hospitals, the main campus does not even hire them! Unless you are satisfied with working LTC or assisted living, the money isn't that great either. If you're like me you will always want more out of your career and want to do other things.. you can not do that as an LPN! Like I said, you will be very limited.

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LesMonsterRN has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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That kind of money floors me when I paid $3200 for my LPN education. Program costs have really gone up since '94! :lol:

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