Concorde Arlington gave me the skills to become a Licensed Nurse in State of Texas 2 years-ago. I was in a dead-end career as a CNA, newly divorced, single mother and I needed a change asap. I didnt have the time to complete my pre-reqs, and then try to get into a nursing program somewhere. I had to work full-time but I needed to go back to school. Concorde had an evening program that lasted for 18 months and cost me around 20,000.00. I pd the pretty penny for the convienence of starting the nursing program asap, no waiting lists, or fierce competition against hundereds of other applicants...AND I was able to keep my job and continue to BARELY support myself and my dtr. It was worth the money- I would not have been able to go to Nursing school had it not been for Concorde. It was a busy 18 months, but sooooooo worth it. I am now finishing my prereqs for a bridge program. Granted, there were some pretty questionable people in my class, but those were weeded out pretty early on. It is nursing school after all- the material is hard and requires brains and intellect.
Now, just 2 years later and a pesky lil' student loan, I am making great money as a home-health lvn. I make more than my sister, who got her rn license last year, and she works full-time at Harris Methodist on a floor. I decided not to go work in a nursing home (where lvn's tend to make around 20.00 per hour) and get my feet in the door with Home Health. I work for 2 companies- averages out to 40 hr per week- give or take, and I am bringing home 1000.00 per week easy. I felt a little put off by some of the comments that were made here. I feel while some people are still trying to get in a program at a CC and turning thier noses up at Concorde, I am graduated, licensed, and making great money. Trust me- Concorde is a great school and well worth the money. It can save years off your nursing education.