Need advice please...

  1. Hi everyone,
    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??

    Thanks again...
    APril in Troy
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  3. by   mrsrlg
    Quote from casonpa
    Hi everyone,
    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??

    Thanks again...
    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!
  4. by   gemberly
    10 courses just to apply is a lot. I would consider a community college. I went the route you are taking, only it was at the Clinton Twp Baker campus for RN. I had to take 13 pre-requisites before I could apply. I had high scores, I had nearly a 4.0. But because I re-took a class, I was denied twice for the program.

    I then went to Macomb, and transferred my English, my A&P 1 and 2, my microbiology and psychology, and that was all I needed to apply after taking the HESI. This was for my RN. The cost was about a third of what you will pay at Baker, and and only 5 pre-reqs before I could apply. Then I took nutrition and PE and religion while I waited for my acceptance letter, which I got.

    It is srsly worth considering a different route. It's a lot of time and money if you don't get in. I know.
  5. by   casonpa
    Thanks for all the advice...i have decided to go to OCC and start my pre-requisites. I hope to apply to the LPN program out of Southfield the next time around. Wish me luck...
    April
  6. by   mrsrlg
    Quote from casonpa
    Thanks for all the advice...i have decided to go to OCC and start my pre-requisites. I hope to apply to the LPN program out of Southfield the next time around. Wish me luck...
    April
    It is all so competitive that going with what makes you feel comfortable/possible is the best. Gemberly is right, too, that it will cost you a lot less at a community college. I didn't have the time or want to try and compete with the many who apply at OCC or MCC, etc., so what I'm doing works for me, but I certainly wish you much luck!!
  7. by   casonpa
    mrsrlg, where are you going to school? Also, how is the funding for financial aid?
    thanks,
    april
  8. by   mrsrlg
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    mrsrlg, where are you going to school? Also, how is the funding for financial aid?
    thanks,
    april
    Hi April: I am going to Baker Auburn Hills. While I don't qualify for subsidized loans or grants, I have had non-subsidized Stafford loans since I started in September 2007. It was really quite simple, in that I just had to fill out the FAFSA when I first went in and each year since. These loans have covered all of my expenses thus far, though if I'm accepted to nursing it might not completely cover it all (uniforms, extra books, etc.), although I'm starting my junior year and get a bit more I believe.

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