My daughter was a student there (she's 20 and has been an STNA for two years)....yes, they make you pay all fees upfront before you begin the second session (there are 3 sessions in the full time program - Anatomy/Physiology; Nursing Funds 1; Nursing Funds 2)...and she failed the second session final exam by 1% - passed the clinicals, but failed the final exam - yes, by 1%. And to boot, the remainder of the class learned the SCANTRON machine was failing and several questions were not scored....but that grades would stand because if they changed the current classes scores, they would be obligated to handscore all the exams from that current class from August '08 thru March '09. They won't do it.
Once you pay for the schooling, they have no need to keep you around, help you, be a mentor to you - they got their money and thats all they are concerned about. The head of the program, Mrs. Myrna George is one of the most rudest elderly persons I have ever met in my 46 years of life.
For a better program, try Metro Healths LPN program (I think its run in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic)...Its only 6K in price not the $11K you will dish out at CVCC. And their grading system is in line with colleges.