Published Jul 1, 2004
I am looking for a LPN program in Colorado. I heard Emily Griffith has a great program but I want to later move into RN program. I also checked in Regis What do you think?
Sorry for the late post...
PPCC (Pikes Peak Community College) has an LPN program. The program at PPCC has both LPN and ADN-RN prgrams and a bridge from LPN to RN.
I think other community colleges in Denver have similar LPN programs but I'm not sure which colleges to recommend...maybe others here will post a reply. I think that the program at Regis is a BSN program. You might try a search at http://www.discovernursing.com/program_search.asp
for Colorado specifically...both sites have alot of information to get you started.
Good Luck to you !
Amazing I am running into the same problem. Unsure about your where abouts, but I will be moving to Westminster, CO after Christmas. Have checked into a couple schools about the LPN program. I had found Front Range - has a looooong waiting list and CCD (community college of denver) possibility of getting in by Feb or August depending when grades are mailed to college. Only need to have Anatomy 1 done to apply and Anatomy 2 to be accepted. May want to contact [email protected]
Let me know any new information you may find
Emily Griffith is a very good LPN school. I have friends that graduated from there and they have gone on to get RN's and BSN's, one even an MSN. So, no worries about getting your LPN from there and then moving on.
Front Range is awesome, but they do have a wait list. The website address where you can get more info and apply is: http://www.frontrange.edu Front Range has both LPN and RN programs. They have many campuses to choose from, each has its own waiting list and some of them aren't too bad.
Another school that has a great reputation is Pickens. http://www.pickenstech.org/Programs/programs.practical.nursing.html They have an LPN program and the students love it, do well, and go on to get good jobs and have a good success rate in passing NCLEX. I don't know anything about the wait list.
Another nursing school that is good is Arapahoe Community College. Their website is: http://www.arapahoe.edu/
Aims Community College has both a Practical Nursing and RN program. Their website is:
Pikes Peak Community College has both Practical Nursing and RN program. Their website:
A new school that probably doesn't have much of a waiting list is the Denver School of Nursing. http://www.denverschoolofnursing.org/
Another nursing school is through University of Colorado, CU.
Regis University offers RN only. http://www.regis.edu/regis.asp?sctn=apg&p1=ut&p2=nr
You are a great help. I really appreciate it. I did check into Denver school of nursing. For one year day class it would cost $16,900 + 1200.00 for books. Good news I could get in Jan 3, 2005, but they are so new that they do not have financial aid or school loans. Pretty pricy.
Yes, I do agree Front Range is super nice. I did go in and talki with a nursing advisor Carol Peters. I mailed them my transcripts and application. Although there is a 2-21/2 year wait, but maybe I would jump up being that I have all the pre-reqs done.
I was thinking about taking a Phlebotomy class and get my certificate. Do you know what they get paid and is there a need for them?
Northeastern Junior College in Sterling has a good LPN program. Its cost about 1600.00 a semester (970)-521 6707 if you have questions. Im currently in the program and it been challenging so far.
Anyone here starting the BSN program at DSON on April 10th??
I noticed in the past threaded discussions, there were some concerns about the accreditation of the school. In the Colorado Board of Nursing website, Denver School of Nursing was listed under approved schools of professional nursing (Baccalaureate degree programs). Of course it is still under Interim approval which according to the board of nursing means:
**Interim Approval - Interim approval is granted to new programs for the purpose of admitting students and allowing graduates to take the licensing examination. Programs remain on interim approval until after the first class has graduated. Within one year after the first class graduates, the program must request full program approval. A program will be granted full approval when the Board determines all requirements of Chapter II of the Rules and Regulations have been met.
I have faith that DSON will be granted full approval and that most hospitals aren't concern about where one gets their nursing education, but that one is able to attain a RN license.
hope3456, ASN, RN
Has the first RN class graduated and taken the NCLEX? It seems that "approval" is somewhat contingent on how many students pass.
For example, the program that started 2 years ago at Aims CC in greeley is still on probation b/c they only had 60%-70%(I can't remember the exact percentage) pass rate on the NCLEX.
I think the first RN class is scheduled to graduate this coming May or earlier. My friend, who is in the program right now said she will be taking the state boards in July. Yeah I agree that it seems like "approval" is based a lot on the percentage of students that passes the state boards. I guess it only makes sense that a new nursing program is placed on "interim approval" because they need to make sure that a decent percentage of students are passing, which would also mean that the school/teachers are doing a pretty good job in teaching/training and covering the required curriculum for the program. I am aware that there are some students from Denver School of Nursing that passed their LPN state boards. I hope to hear good news about the passing rate of the RN program soon!
If you go to the NLNAC website DSON is definitely on the site visit list for the LPN program.
I just joined today, this is my first post. I will be starting the BSN/Upper Division program at DSON in October. I am very interested in hearing about the experiences of current and former students. I work currently work as a tech in a local hospital and talk to nursing students whenever I can. So far I have gotten positive feedback from DSON students. I also got a good feeling when I visited the shool, they seemed to be very upfront about the accredidation issue.
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