Friday, March 23, 2012

Willoughby Tech Nursing School

Willoughby Tech Nursing School is a technical school located in Willoughby, Ohio.  Willoughby Tech has an LPN program where one can go to school to become a licensed practical nurse.

Attending a technical school to obtain an LPN and work as a nurse is a good option for many reasons.  The primary reason one may attend Willoughby is for the low cost and convenient program options.  Also, attending Willoughby Tech will ultimately cost less than attending a nursing school with a bachelor's nursing program.

Willoughby Technical school maintains that there is a growing shortage of nurses and by 2020 there will be over 750,000 unfilled nursing positions.  This is a believable statistic with our ever aging population.

Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing launched their adult nursing program in the 1960’s.  The school has enough space for 75 students in their program and they tout a pass rate of 98% on the NCLEX-PN Exam, the licensure exam for practical nurses.

This nursing school is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, The Ohio Dep. of Education, The Board of Regents and they are accredited by North Central Association for continued school improvement.

Nursing Program - Weekday Only

This program is a weekday program only.  There are no options to go at night or on the weekend.. 

Students can apply for federal student aid and student loans.  Current FASFA required.

And like most nursing schools in the nation, you must pass a criminal background check to be accepted and you can't be a pill abuser.

One year of education and you can get your LPN and be working as a nurse.

If you haven't yet applied to nursing school and are wanting some tips on preparing for acceptance, the nurse in the following video gives some great advice and tips on pre nursing activities.

Tuition and fees:

This information comes directly from the downloadable sheet published on the programs site:

    25 Public Square - Willoughby, Ohio  44094
August 2011 – June 2012 Enrollment
January 2012 – January 2013 Enrollment

  I    TUITION -                                                                           $9800.00
            A.        1st  Semester                     $4,900.00
             2nd  Semester                           $4,900.00                 

           B.  Financial Aid/Cost Difference:    Balance Due:      

 II   FIRST SEMESTER EXPENSES    (August 29, 2011   - January 13, 2012)
                                                                  (January 2012 – June 2012)
            TUITION                                                         $4,900.00
                    TEXTBOOKS                                        *$  580.00 (Includes shipping)
                                                                                                (Estimated cost)

            Uniforms:    (1st Semester)
                    Accessory Packet                                         $   40.00   
                    2 Uniforms for Clinical Area                                                     $ 120.00
                    White Shoes                                                 $   75.00
               Total Uniform & Other Expenses                      $ 235.00        

     TOTAL FIRST SEMESTER EXPENSES                    $5,715.00

   III   SECOND SEMESTER EXPENSES –   (January 18, 2011 – June 2, 2011)
                                                                              (August 2012 – January 2013)
                TUITION                                                          $4,900.00
                GRADUATION/MISC. EXPENSE  
           Background Check – (FBI & BCI) **                      $  45.00   (Required for Licensure)
               Photos                                                                   20.00    
            Licensing Fee (Ohio)**                                              75.00    
            Testing Registration Fee (NCLEX)**                      200.00 
               White Graduation Uniform                                       35.00       
    Total Graduation/Misc. Expenses                              $ 375.00                         
**Required for Ohio Licensure  - Payment made directly to Ohio Board of Nursing & NCLEX

 TOTAL SECOND SEMESTER EXPNESES:                         $5,275.00
TOTAL PROGRAM EXPENSES                                         $10,990.00