Jul 6, '06
Delta College in Covington has a 98% pass rate on their boards, are approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, and is a top quality school. Students do their clinicals at St. Tammany & Lakeview Hospitals - call them to find out what kind of nurses they are producing. Most universities will not accept direct credit from any "vocational" school; however, what they will accept is a nursing license. You can USUALLY get points or advanced standing on the list because you are already a working nurse. There is usually an exemption for a "block" of classes in the RN programs with an LPN license. As with any school, GPA is a major consideration. A quality LPN program is just another way to get into the highly competitive RN programs with advanced standing. If your ultimate goal is to become an RN, it will benefit you in this way only if you complete the entire LPN program and get licensed. There are also multiple Bridge programs you can take on campus and online to get your RN with an LPN license and good GPA.
In addition, Delta College informs you of all costs UP FRONT! They won't even accept your Registration Fee/Deposit until you've gone through financial aid and are comfortable with the package. The posters are correct in telling you to be careful because there are many schools that will rob you blind and leave you in a lurch. Do your homework!
In Covington, night classes start September 11th and the next day class starts Jan 2007. The Slidell school is trying to start in March 2007 and have no current dates for a night program (probably looking at 1 year from now).
Good luck with your decision and your nursing career! You can't go wrong with any choice if you work hard and put in your time.
Last edit by NOLA201 on Jul 6, '06