I am reaching out to update you on my journey since graduation in June. I took my NCLEX on 7/22/22 and received my official PASS results :). I have accepted a position at Taylorville skilled nursing and rehab as a night shift LPN 6pm to 6am on a one year contract. During the last month of school I thought I had it figured out where I wanted to work, however, on the day of the career fair I had my mock interview with an HR representative from this facility. I was very impressed with the information she provided about the facility, and they reached out two days later to offer me a job. I am excited to start my career, and I can’t thank you enough for your part in my journey at CASPN. I will always be great full for the opportunity and growth the program allowed me. I will be starting an RN program in Janurary at Kaskaskia College. I hope this email finds you well and that someday you have another class as great as 129. 🙂
– Megan Voyles
Without CASPN I would not be the nurse I am today. The program is not easy, and you will sacrifice a lot to get through it. I was prepared in every angle of nursing for the work force upon completion of the program. After graduating in 2021 I accepted a position with a home health agency. I worked routine visits for 6 months and then was asked if I would accept an office role as the Intake Nurse. I’ve been intake nurse since December and have plans to become the clinical manager in June of this year. If you’re even considering this program please do it. If you have a love in your heart for nursing this staff and clinical instructors will get you where you want to be. My career has opened up beyond what I imagined after passing my NCLEX. Thank you to the staff and instructors for all you do. Class #127
– Amelia Adkisson LPN
THIS IS AN AMAZING PROGRAM. I GRADUATED IN 2003, CLASS #89) I HAVE HAD SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES AS AN LPN. I FIRST WORKED IN THE HOSPITAL AS A FLOOR NURSE FOR A COLO-RECTAL/TRAUMA UNIT. GAINED A GREAT AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE, THEN I WENT INTO HOME HEALTH. THIS LPN PROGRAM PREPARES YOU FOR CRITICAL THINKING, WHICH IS NEEDED IN HH. NOW I WORK IN AN OFFICE AS A CLINICAL COORDINATOR FOR HH. NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE IF I HAD NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF A GOOD NURSING PROGRAM. THANK YOU CASPN
– Trevor Williams LPN
I graduated in 12/2012 – class #110 !!! I can’t say enough wonderful things about this program – and all the instructors. The program is tough. I won’t lie about that. It’s intense – basically a boot camp for nursing. But you definitely learn the important stuff while you’re there. As a current Infection Preventionist in LTC (will acquire the title of “ADON” when I pass my RN boards) and part of management in my facility, I know first-hand that if we hire a nurse from CASPN, s/he will be competent and dependable. CASPN absolutely provides the education required to start out with – and build on – a nursing career. And Lord knows we need more competent and dependable nurses in this world ! Go to CASPN. You won’t regret it.
– Melissa (Keuse) Law
I wanted to thank you for your leadership throughout the program. I can’t say enough good things about CASPN. And after speaking with several students from other programs I also realized how lucky CASPN students are. We have top notch clinical & classroom instructors! I also believe from discussing their NCLEX prep and results that ATI is the best program to utilize. I used nothing but ATI. I started board vitals 3rd quarter and had completed all practice questions before graduating so I didn’t study before the NCLEX. On the actual test I had mostly med surge and pharm. 1 nutrition question. 1 mother baby question which was pharm related. Only mental health questions were pharm related also. 6 drag and drops r/t skills. Priority questions that had no obvious answers at all. A few lab questions where lab values were obviously off. And I was surprised at the amount of pharm, especially since it was one of my strongest subjects.I am currently training as a nurse at an ITC facility that I’ve been at PRN throughout school. I signed an offer from Lincoln Correctional Facility (Wexford) yesterday. I am extremely excited about the mental health aspects of this job. And very much looking forward to the personal days offered as God willing I am traveling to Haiti in 2020 with Dr Kottemann. I will be taking my nursing skills out of the country to educate people on basic nursing skills where they don’t have access to healthcare as we do here. I feel like getting into CASPN and being able to academically excel was such a blessing, and I am determined to give back before I continue my education. Again, thank you. And I’ll keep you updated on whether I use my skills on a mission, as I would love for future CASPN students to know what possibilities lay ahead.
– Alexis Williamson
I am proud be an alumni. These instructors and teachers really push you to succeed. I will never forget what they have taught me and it has made me a better nurse. If this is the field that you want to go in then, CASPN is the place for you to start!!
It’s not an easy program and it shouldn’t be. You are handling peoples lives. I am proud to be an alumni. I graduated at 19 with my LPN. Now I am 22, and I have my dream job lined up as a surgical nurse at Memorial as a new RN grad!! Getting your LPN first gives you a huge leap into the nursing world and some of my instructors at my bridge program were impressed with how much I already knew!!
I am currently moving forward to get my RN and I will never forget the love and compassion that was showed to me by the CASPN teachers and staff. They really do care and want your success as much as you do! This program truly made a great foundation to start my future on and I am forever grateful for that.
CASPN gave me the tools and education that I needed to become a wonderful nurse. It also helped prepare me to continue my education. I look forward to my nursing career and maybe becoming a teacher in the future. The staff there are awesome! Thank you ladies and gentlemen for helping me reach my goals.
– Francine Maxwell
CASPN is a Fantastic place to learn how to be the best nurse you can be!
the staff, faculty, and administration are awesome and want you to
succeed! as an 18 year old student, working as a CNA, and a Firefighter,
it was rough at times, but my classmates and the staff helped me
survive. you will come in as strangers but you will leave as friends.
Class 119 is a class i will NEVER forget being apart of! I am happy to
say that i am CASPN Alumni and an LPN thanks to all the wonderful people
at the Capital Area School of Practical Nursing!
– Christian Patterson
CASPN is an excellent school with top notch instructors who care and want to see you succeed.
CASPN is a very fast paced program, but you learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful LPN. The instructors at CASPN really care about their students and are some of the best I’ve had, CASPN really helps prepare you to take the NCLEX also, I passed on my first attempt!
CASPN is a great school! I would recommend any aspiring nurse to attend this school. With great determination you will be greatly prepared for your future as a nurse!
CASPN is a very grueling 9 month program but worth it. The instructors both in clinical and classroom are the best you will come across. I appreciate their ability to provided 1 to 1 assistance even with larger classes. They have taught me everything that I needed to know and was well prepared to enter and to continue to grow in my profession.
My life was becoming completely overwhelming. I have 10 children; everything was happening so fast and I felt as if i was being pushed over the edge. I went in to talk drop out of the nursing program and the Coordinator, Gina told me that “quitting was NOT an option.” She then contacted my WIA sponsor, Diane, who got me the support that I needed which was day care services. I talked to my Pastor; he told me “ a heart of a champion is not how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up” I will forever be grateful for the support that I received that day and while at CASPN. Follow your dreams and don’t quit.
I had a great experience at CASPN.
After a two year waiting list and an unsuccessful ending, I came to CASPN. I was accepted into the accelerated LPN program and ended up graduating at the small time as the two- program that I had originally applied for. Looking back now, I wish I had went to CASPN first, I would have had been two years into a career by now. By the way, I passed the NCLEX on the first try. Thanks to everyone for your help and support.
I first heard of CASPN through a friend. Initially, school was difficult because everything was so new to me and there was a small language barrier. Because of the encouragement from the staff and faculty, things eventually became easier. I have learned to never give up, be determined, and to follow your dreams. The instructors at CASPN were supportive in helping me to achieve my dreams by always being there.
The clinical instructors are wonderful-TOP notch!
What I like about CASPN is that it only took 9 months. It was intense; but fully worthwhile.
After graduation, I was surprised how easy it was to find employment.
I graduated 06/15 and begun my BSN bridge program 06/19.
CASPN’s Coordinator is great and has empathy for the students. I loved all the clinical instructors because I learned so much from each one of them. I passed NCLEX easily and am proud of all my hard work.