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:twocents:DOES any1 know about LPN programs in St.Louis,Mo... other than Sanford Brown!! N if U do have u been there graduted r still attending... Tell me about wat u like is it hard r easy...EVERYTHING!!!! I NEED UR HELP:banghead:!!!! THANK YOU -N- ADVANCE!!!!

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It took me a little while to decipher your message, but once I did, I thought it was a good question. I'm also interested in LPN schools and I would imagine they aren't easy classes.

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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LPN school consists of basically first-year RN topics/learning. That's why they can "bridge" after their first year in to RN programs.

I'm not really aware of any specific LPN programs in STL, but I do know that Jefferson College's ADN program has a 1st year LPN. So you attend that first year, obtain your LPN (required) and then if you want, continue on for your RN.

I know we had a couple of their LPN students who bridged in to our RN program after several years of practicing. I think their program has pretty good regards in the community.

And AlisRGSmith, please try to be sympathetic to the fact that this isn't a text service or IM'g. Most of us prefer full-on English, punctuation, and NO SCREAMING.

Hopefully if someone else is aware of any other programs in the area you will get further responses.

Good luck to both of you!

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LOL, yeah my eyes hurt.

But, St Charles has an LPN program. Not sure how far out you're looking to travel for it. I personally am not going for my LPN and have no experience with the program. They also have an LPN-RN bridge if you choose to continue.

http://www.stchas.edu/divisions/msh/lpnindex.shtml

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Although I'm not the original poster, thank you for your suggestions. I personally intend to start my search next week. I've always been interested in nursing, but at age 38, I'm not sure if it's wise to invest so much time in schooling as a two year degree will take me 3.5 years. Sigh.

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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Although I'm not the original poster, thank you for your suggestions. I personally intend to start my search next week. I've always been interested in nursing, but at age 38, I'm not sure if it's wise to invest so much time in schooling as a two year degree will take me 3.5 years. Sigh.

Labmum:

I'd let your life's circumstances help you decide which type of schooling is best for you. Age should NOT be a factor as I was almost 12 years older than you when I started (and graduated) nursing school here locally. Believe me, it's NOT an issue in this environment.

If for financial or other reasons you need to start out with your LPN, then so be it, but I honestly would set your goals toward your RN and be done with it. Positions are so limited for LPNs and your options will be greater with your RN and at least an ADN both for education and employment in your future.

Best wishes!!

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:twocents:DOES any1 know about LPN programs in St.Louis,Mo... other than Sanford Brown!! N if U do have u been there graduted r still attending... Tell me about wat u like is it hard r easy...EVERYTHING!!!! I NEED UR HELP:banghead:!!!! THANK YOU -N- ADVANCE!!!!

you can try applied technology pratical nursing program. they have two locations one is the MET center and the other one is at South tech. i'm currently in their program and it's going ok but really fast...lots of info with exams every week. you have to take the ATI entrance exam which they give a few times a month. here's their website www.appliedtech-stl.com

Good Luck!

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I agree you can type out full words and sentences on here. It makes it easier to read and some of us don't know text shortcuts. Someone mentioned St. Charles Community College, South Tech and I want to say St. Louis College of Health Careers has a program too. Good luck.

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As WDWpixieRN said don't let your age keep you from going to school. I returned to school last May 2008 to start my pre-reqs for the nursing program and am hoping to be accepted in the nursing program in 2010. I will be 39 this year. I am attending a weekend and evening college part-time and will have my BSN is 4 years. I looked at attending a community college for my ADN and with the waiting list etc it would have taken me 3 years to complete. For me it made sense to just go the extra year. I will be 42 when I graduate and cannot wait.

Good Luck to you!!

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Although I'm not the original poster, thank you for your suggestions. I personally intend to start my search next week. I've always been interested in nursing, but at age 38, I'm not sure if it's wise to invest so much time in schooling as a two year degree will take me 3.5 years. Sigh.

FYI - STLCC wait list is only about 2 semester. During that time,you could complete most if not all of your pre-reqs. Just something to think about.

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I would like to say thank you to everyone for there posts. This is very informative and extremely encouraging. I too am 38 years old and have, as of yesterday, applied to Jefferson college. I am so nervous thinking if I am going about everything the right way to become an RN. I don't want to waste the 4-5 years that I have to complete this adventure while raising twin 11 year olds. I worry about even passing the compass test to just get in to college. I feel there are things I am missing. Please tell me if I am doing this the right way. Get my pre-reqs out of the way, then do the LPN program at Jeffco then bridge to RN? Where/when do clinicals and internships come into play? Nervously confused,

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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Faith:

Can I just say, that unless you feel a DRIVING need to start work as an LPN or are just in the nearer vicinity to JeffCo, that you might (since you have young kids) seriously want to reconsider applying to the STLCC programs? I went to school with several folks from the Festus/House Springs area who commuted to Meramec and I don't believe they were displeased with their choice.

I say this, based on my knowledge of JeffCo's program from my daughter who had applied there....

JeffCo attends classes M-F almost 8 hours/day. You will complete your LPN, then bridge to an RN program almost immediately. You will attend ALL summer long.

The STLCC program is a few hours at day and was only 4 days/week last I knew until your 4th semester when you will attend 5 days/week. If you have ALL of your prereqs and coreqs complete, you WILL have the summer off in between spring and fall. Believe me, you will WANT it, especially with young kids. I have read the wait list is

As for your final question -- with STLCC program, clinicals come in to play within a few weeks of starting 1st semester. But they ease you in to it and it's nothing to fret about.

Please let me know if you have questions! Perhaps someone who has attended JeffCo can give you further insight, and I'm not by any means dissing their program. I just think that their time requirements are not as conducive as STLCC's program for those who have children....

Best wishes!!

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