Anyone in Americare Institute LPN program in Schaumburg???? =) - page 4

If you are currently a student, have graduated or going into this program, how do you like it? Do you feel prepared for nclex? How are the teachers, clinical sites? Anything and everything will be so... Read More

  1. by   RaeMae
    Hi All!
    I know these questions have been asked repeatedly but a lot of the responses were old and I know info changes all the time at these schools. I was just wondering what you think of Americare? Current students, what is the schedule like for the daytime LPN program? How are they with transfer credits (I know a lot of schools say they take transfer credits but when it comes time, they won't accept them for one reason or another)? I spoke with a rep on the phone the other day-kinda rude,but that's okay, I'm assuming she isn't an instructor!- and I was told the tuition is between $22-24 thousand for the program. Is this accurate? Did the pell grants and federal student loans cover the tuition? How long did it take to get the WIA grant and what is the max you can receive? Where are clinicals done at? Do you feel like you are getting a quality education? Oh, and how long does it take to complete the program?
    I wish there were other LPN schools that are able to offer federal financial aid! Hoffman Estates is really far from me (I live on the North side of Chicago) but I haven't found any
    Any info that can be given would be appreciated so much! Thank you!!!
  2. by   2ndshot
    I wish they didn't have to move.
  3. by   rachelle0117
    Quote from 2ndshot
    I wish they didn't have to move.
    I attended their information session. They said they're moving because they need a bigger building for their RN program that starts in May. Honestly,I don't mind driving... I have a friend who drove all the way to another state looking for an RN school.
  4. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from rachelle0117
    I attended their information session. They said they're moving because they need a bigger building for their RN program that starts in May. Honestly,I don't mind driving... I have a friend who drove all the way to another state looking for an RN school.
    So what did you think about the school after going to the information session?
  5. by   harbut91
    I was researching Americare and Had read a review that the school was a scam????? Americare says its not them its another school that took there name and it was in hanover park. I dont know what to believe I have no time to waiste. Does anyone know anyone who has completed and if they have obtained employment...
  6. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from harbut91
    I was researching Americare and Had read a review that the school was a scam????? Americare says its not them its another school that took there name and it was in hanover park. I dont know what to believe I have no time to waiste. Does anyone know anyone who has completed and if they have obtained employment...
    There are 2 Americare's... one is in Schaumburg..not sure about Hanover Park... and the other one is in Park Ridge and I think the one in Park Ridge is no good! Also, different people are going to have different opinions about certain schools because not everyone is going to be happy most of the time.. it's up to everyone to do their own research and find their own answers for themselves to make their final decisions.
  7. by   nurse1011
    Is americare accepting students from chicago ?? and was anyone able to get their RN completed at a local community college?? Thanks
  8. by   rachelle0117
    Americare Technical School (the one in Park Ridge) did not even meet the 75% pass rate required by the Board of Nursing to be in good standing. By the way the 2010 NCLEX result is already up at the Board of nursing website. And Americare Institute has the highest score among all private LPN schools. It also has the biggest number of graduates. That's why I'm going to Americare Institute. Look at their website. www.americare.edu. They're also starting an RN program.

    If you want to check out the pass rate on your own, here's how to do it.
    1. Go to the Center for Nursing website. http://nursing.illinois.gov/education.asp

    2. Choose Illinois Approved Nursing Education Program Pass Rate - Last 5 years. You'll see the result.
    http://nursing.illinois.gov/PDF/IlAp...es01292010.PDF
    Last edit by rachelle0117 on Feb 15, '11
  9. by   LPNstudent1234
    Im currently at Americare - later changing to Ambria College of Nursing. I feel that Americare is a great school. I just feel that the communication needs to be worked on. After nursing fundamentals, you instructors are top notch nurse practicioners. Research anything that you do in life; then make the decision. The nclex rates are high. I just think that business communication isnt as set in stone as if you went to a community college. People do graduate from here. I think that it is any easy program to get into, but realize that they have the same educational standards anywhere else. I just feel that the high cost to attend and easy admission leads to a high amount of casualties. This is not an easy program. Nursing is high critical and deserves motivated people. They offer you your chance to suceed. If you dont put the time then its not worth your time. I recommend it if you can deal with last minute changes with the school. and if you are motivated to open a book. They are only asking you to open the book and read it.
  10. by   lvaliav
    ...... and learn it and understand it.....oh and remember it and apply it!
  11. by   camaev
    hi people..

    i heard a lot about americare and from reading from the previous posts. does anyone know how much is the evaluation of the transcripts? what are the pre-requisities? is pharmacology a pre-req in their lpn program? also, for those people who's currently enrolled at americare..do you guys drive? how far do you live from this school? im actually looking for a place to stay with so i can share with someone near americare maybe walking distance? haha..since i am not really driving yet. but for sure i will be driving soon.

    oh and i signed up for the info session on march 17 next thurs..any ideas on what i can ask?

    thank you people.
  12. by   SMOKEY2112
    I'm also signed up for the info session next Thursday!
  13. by   camaev
    hi smokey2112..oh great..!! ill be seeing you there..hahaha...you signed up for the 9:30 lpn info session?

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