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  1. Does anyone know how the RN program at ECPI charlotte is doing? i am thinking of going there to get my RN. Pros and Cons please
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  3. by   PatientPassion
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    Does anyone know how the RN program at ECPI charlotte is doing? i am thinking of going there to get my RN. Pros and Cons please
    I am personally not in the RN program, but dont think that the ECPI route is the easy way to get your RN. Its easier to get in, but it takes much more EFFORT and COMMITMENT to pass. My number one suggestion is that you must be prepared to make life work around school, not the other way around. Working f/t must NOT be a priority or theres you first way to fail a course. And in this school, If you fail a course you must sit out 5 weeks or more before that particular course is offered again... SO you may want to think about that. Also, ECPI's nursing programs are accelerated. Community Colleges and Universities offer normal semesters that are 16 weeks long. ECPI teaches the same exact material, but it is taught within 5 weeks. And you must maintain an 80 or above average or = fail. I can go on and on, but you have to know that this is what you want to do before signing your name on the dotted line for such a school. I say none of this to deter you, but to let you know this is NOT a pay n pass school. I feel that they prepare you VERY well to not only pass the NCLEX, but also to be a knowledgeable, in-demand nurse. I'm one of very few students in their lpn program to make it through with no failing courses (so far). We started with a class of 28 at the end of august '13, now in January '14, we've just started our clinicals and we are down to 7 original people from my class, plus 2 people from classes that started before me that came back after failing... So thats 9 people. This is a great school to come to, but its not for everyone! Your situation plays a part of whether this is for you or not. If you're considering going f/t know there will be many nights of studying till midnight, and being back up at 430 to study some more... every nursing student will tell you something similar. If you put in hard work, you can definitely do well at getting your RN done at this school. Once you put in pure dedication, I'll be honest and tell you that the expense of the school is not even a thought while you're getting the program done. There are students there that went to ecpi for their LPN, and then came back for their RN program once it was started last year. Should you ever take a tour with an advisor, when you're done just sneak around the back and talk to a student in blue... they'll tell you the likes and dislikes of the program.... Money wont even be a topic of conversation because being an RN is what they want more than anything...
  4. by   mfigueroa22
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    I am personally not in the RN program, but dont think that the ECPI route is the easy way to get your RN. Its easier to get in, but it takes much more EFFORT and COMMITMENT to pass. My number one suggestion is that you must be prepared to make life work around school, not the other way around. Working f/t must NOT be a priority or theres you first way to fail a course. And in this school, If you fail a course you must sit out 5 weeks or more before that particular course is offered again... SO you may want to think about that. Also, ECPI's nursing programs are accelerated. Community Colleges and Universities offer normal semesters that are 16 weeks long. ECPI teaches the same exact material, but it is taught within 5 weeks. And you must maintain an 80 or above average or = fail. I can go on and on, but you have to know that this is what you want to do before signing your name on the dotted line for such a school. I say none of this to deter you, but to let you know this is NOT a pay n pass school. I feel that they prepare you VERY well to not only pass the NCLEX, but also to be a knowledgeable, in-demand nurse. I'm one of very few students in their lpn program to make it through with no failing courses (so far). We started with a class of 28 at the end of august '13, now in January '14, we've just started our clinicals and we are down to 7 original people from my class, plus 2 people from classes that started before me that came back after failing... So thats 9 people. This is a great school to come to, but its not for everyone! Your situation plays a part of whether this is for you or not. If you're considering going f/t know there will be many nights of studying till midnight, and being back up at 430 to study some more... every nursing student will tell you something similar. If you put in hard work, you can definitely do well at getting your RN done at this school. Once you put in pure dedication, I'll be honest and tell you that the expense of the school is not even a thought while you're getting the program done. There are students there that went to ecpi for their LPN, and then came back for their RN program once it was started last year. Should you ever take a tour with an advisor, when you're done just sneak around the back and talk to a student in blue... they'll tell you the likes and dislikes of the program.... Money wont even be a topic of conversation because being an RN is what they want more than anything...
    I'm starting the LPN program at ECPI in Greensboro, NC on May 12th. Can you give me a little more feedback about your first semester? How the schedule was and what you learn as the program progresses. Like what semester do start learning actual nursing skills?
  5. by   PatientPassion
    Quote from mfigueroa22
    I'm starting the LPN program at ECPI in Greensboro, NC on May 12th. Can you give me a little more feedback about your first semester? How the schedule was and what you learn as the program progresses. Like what semester do start learning actual nursing skills?
    Sorry for the late reply... I somehow dont receive notifications anymore, but if you started in March you should be around Foundations 3, getting ready to go to clinicals soon, correct? HOw has it been going?
  6. by   mfigueroa22
    Quote from HospitalPassion
    Sorry for the late reply... I somehow dont receive notifications anymore, but if you started in March you should be around Foundations 3, getting ready to go to clinicals soon, correct? HOw has it been going?
    Yea I'm in foundations 2 starting 3 in two weeks. We start assessments in nursing 3 then clinical rotations in 4. I'm liking it so far but pharm 1 is testing me. I hope I pass pharm 1 this term. I'm on the edge.
  7. by   dreamon
    HospitalPassion- will you be taking the RN program at ECPI after you become an LPN? I'm debating applying to their LPN program but I'm not excited about having to take classes over to become an RN.
  8. by   PatientPassion
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    HospitalPassion- will you be taking the RN program at ECPI after you become an LPN? I'm debating applying to their LPN program but I'm not excited about having to take classes over to become an RN.
    Hi dreamon- Well the plan in MY HEAD is to move back north where LPN to BSN programs are offered. I have all my lpn to rn prereq's and 50+ college credits already- so in January I'm signed up for returning to regular college to take classes that will be needed in most BSN programs I've looked at (nutrition, abnormal psych, pharmacology). BUT things dont always go as planned so I'm still going to apply locally at Gaston & CPCC for their lpn to rn & adn programs in the meantime. Really hoping for Gaston if I have to stay in NC any longer. But I will not be returning to ECPI to start from scratch. If they offered a bridge program, I'd probably think about it- but it would most likely still be a no for me.

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