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Hi everyone - I am new here but am starting at DNI in the night program in August. I saw some old feedback, and was wondering if anyone has some recent feedback?... Read More

  1. by   PurpleLVN
    Quote from Txstarr972
    It's really too bad they do not have a night/weekend program like they do for LVN.
    I know...now I will have to quit working my current fulltime clinical job and get something at night and weekends, losing my benefits as well. This job would have been perfect for a student too!
  2. by   GeauxNursing
    yea, nights and weekends would probably run them about 16 months I'd say, since that is how the night LVN program went. I'd be all in if that was the case! DNI was very easy for me.
  3. by   Sugarwugga
    i recently completed all of my paper work. i will began the lvn-rn bridge program beginning january 4, 2010. i am excited and thanking god daily for my blessings. all new programs will have trials and error. my goal is to become an rn. lots of people complain about the prices, but just think of what you will make after completion of the program. i am will to help, apply myself and learn as much as i can. remember i am the author of my "destination".
  4. by   PurpleLVN
    Quote from sugarwugga
    i recently completed all of my paper work. i will began the lvn-rn bridge program beginning january 4, 2010. i am excited and thanking god daily for my blessings. all new programs will have trials and error. my goal is to become an rn. lots of people complain about the prices, but just think of what you will make after completion of the program. i am will to help, apply myself and learn as much as i can. remember i am the author of my "destination".
    congrats sugarwugga!!! so they accepted all of your prereq's? did you take pathophysiology prior to being accepted? i still have so many more questions about this program....please stay in touch and keep us updated. i'd
    like to follow you and get advice so that i'll be prepared when my time comes!!!:d
  5. by   Sugarwugga
    Hey PurpleLVN, I will be taking my Med Term and Pharm online. Patho is offered at DNI online. I will keep you informed at their program. It is a new program, recently got approved. I am sure there will be trials and errors. I will be in the first class and I plan to reach out as much as I can to my instructors. I have realized that nothing is perfect and what you put in is what you get out. I have been an LVN for 22 years, raising kids and working great jobs. But now is the time for me to get my RN. Many programs required repeat of prereq and you still have a time getting into their programs. The waiting process is a killer. Many programs have a waiting list, GPA's have to be at least 3.0 and above. My science courses are over 10 years and DNI accepted them. I have been practicing nurse in the corporate & clinical areas and have utilized my skills. I feel comfortable able the transition and is quite excited. Keep posting and I will follow to encourage others to do the transition. See www.dni.edu for futher information. Good Luck!:wink2:
  6. by   PurpleLVN
    Quote from Sugarwugga
    Hey PurpleLVN, I will be taking my Med Term and Pharm online. Patho is offered at DNI online. I will keep you informed at their program. It is a new program, recently got approved. I am sure there will be trials and errors. I will be in the first class and I plan to reach out as much as I can to my instructors. I have realized that nothing is perfect and what you put in is what you get out. I have been an LVN for 22 years, raising kids and working great jobs. But now is the time for me to get my RN. Many programs required repeat of prereq and you still have a time getting into their programs. The waiting process is a killer. Many programs have a waiting list, GPA's have to be at least 3.0 and above. My science courses are over 10 years and DNI accepted them. I have been practicing nurse in the corporate & clinical areas and have utilized my skills. I feel comfortable able the transition and is quite excited. Keep posting and I will follow to encourage others to do the transition. See www.dni.edu for futher information. Good Luck!:wink2:
    I agree, there will be glitches but this is our goal!! I've passed my HESI2 on Nov. 22 and now must complete my app. before I know more about what's been excepted. I've turned in my transcripts and am thinking about doing my patho at CCCC in Jan. since I've never taken it. I've been an LVN for 7 years, also raising kids and have had great jobs but I'm ready for more respect, duties and money! ITA with the waiting lists, GPA'S etc. needed for other programs. The cost is a bit much but I'm determined to make it happen!!
  7. by   Txstarr972
    Just to let everyone know, DNI does plan to implement a night/weekend RN program in the near future! I don't know the details, but one of the RN program leaders is who told me.
  8. by   GeauxNursing
    that'd be awesome. But it's just too expensive to do again.
  9. by   PurpleLVN
    Quote from Txstarr972
    Just to let everyone know, DNI does plan to implement a night/weekend RN program in the near future! I don't know the details, but one of the RN program leaders is who told me.
    Great!!! Hopefully it will be in place when I'm ready to go!!!! But night clinicals will probably be a killer!!!!
  10. by   Txstarr972
    Yes, I'm sure night clinicals will be hard, especially if you work full time and have just finished a day of your regular job. Right now I work full time Mon-Fri and we do our clinicals on Saturday for 12 hours each week. That's also no fun at all, sometimes I would rather do them at night during the week and have my weekends to myself. Right now the only full day per week I have off is Sunday.
  11. by   GeauxNursing
    More than likely it will be night classes and weekend 12-hour clinicals. That's how we did it.
  12. by   starmickey03
    Hi everyone!

    I currently live in MI and will be relocating after my graduation from Michigan State in May. My degree will be in health studies since the nursing school was way too hard for me to get into at my current school. I've been looking at DNI and I have a couplde questions...

    Exactly how expensive is the school? Since I'll already have a BS I'm not eligible for any federal grants or anything other than loans.

    Do credits transfer?

    How hard is it to get into the RN program?

    Thanks!
  13. by   GeauxNursing
    I heard the RN program is about 26,000. Your run of the mill college gen ed classes will most definitely transfer in, as they do not offer anything other than the nursing classes. I think.

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