May 15, '12
You really need to say where in Ohio you are. I'm about to graduate from Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing. It's a little over 9 months long for the Fall to June program. They also have a Jan-December program that has the summer off.
They have been around for a very long time and are respected in the community. The program currently costs between $10K and $11K. I would recommend it based on getting you ready for state boards. Employment is another matter. You need to check with area job sites and make sure they hire LPN's. Most of the hospitals here DO NOT, but all the nursing homes and Dr's offices DO. I saw plenty of want ads for LPN's when I made the decision to enroll.
We started with about 24 students in the first semester class. One quit after 2 days (but then came back this semester). We lost two due to grades and one more due to chronic tardiness and absenteeism (she also came back this semester and is doing well). We are 3 weeks from graduation and haven't lost any from second semester, but we do have 4 students repeating their second semester because they didn't finish.
So, the overwhelming majority do finish but you do have to keep up with the studies and avoid tardies/absences.
Oh God, I hope I find a job!!! hehe, actually, I may have one lined up. Pray for me!
BTW, I'm a male nurse (murse), there are 7 of us graduating.
Last edit by MurseInOhio on May 15, '12
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