Quote from casonpa
I am need of some help here, I went and spoke to a counselor at Baker in Auburn Hills. If I take 10 courses starting Fall and finish them all by end of spring, I can apply to the LPN program. Now i am thinking this is possible, but then again it does seem very hard. LOL. My other option is to start the courses for the Phlebotomy Certification and go that route and then go for the nursing program. I am in kind of a hurry, my husband is stationed here for maybe 2 more years and my goal is to complete the LPN in that time. AGH!!! i am going crazy here...Just wondering if anyone else did this or not??
APril in Troy
Hi casonpa (April),
I think it is possible to get the 10 classes done in time, though that depends on your work schedule, etc. Some of them can be taken online - 2 computer classes, Comp I, Psych, Algebra - which are only 6 weeks long, though online classes can be hard because the same workload is required as would be in the classroom over 10 weeks. I wouldn't do A&P I and II together, so you could take one in the fall and one in winter (or winter and spring), as well as medical terminology
and 1st aid. This year's application date was 7/2/09, so next year's will likely be the similar. I guess the hardest thing would be that it is quite competitive, so your GPA has to be pretty high, which will place pressure on you. However, if you can do it and maintain a good GPA, and do well on the HESI (nursing entrance exam) next spring, then you should have a good chance to get in. I changed my major last winter and had to complete 7 classes by June and had no trouble getting it done, but I work for myself, which helped.
Anyhow, good luck and I hope it works out!