6 months LVN program????? - page 2

Hello!!! I live in WA and I heard that there is a place that offers a 6 months LVN program in So. Cal. Is that true??? If so, can you give me some info on it???? Thanks a bunch!... Read More

  1. by   Dixiedi
    Sounds like wishful thinking to me. There's just no way anyone could absorb that much info in just 6 months.
  2. by   mmoran
    Where did you hear that. I am in So. Cal. and I am not familiar with that program.
  3. by   Philo
    No way I went through an acclerated program with the L.A. unified school district 1 year 7am to 3:30pm monday through Friday. The first six weeks in the classroom after that 3 days in the hospital and two in the classroom. The Borad requiers that you have X amount of hours in school before you can apply for a license. That's just like the myth that an LVN can challenge the board for an RN license no such thing, you either take the 30 unit option or go to an RN program.
    Last edit by Philo on Aug 4, '04
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    buyer beware:nothing about this program on the above website---very suspicious.


    found this info from a michigan progra:
    "development centers aims to graduate more nurses quickly"
    the development centers do not grant a nursing degree, said karen grobson, executive director of the southfield location.
    rather, the new company offers an intense tutorial program that helps students earn an associate nursing degree through the albany, n.y.-based excelsior college, a distance learning degree program, at an accelerated pace of about one year. students can then take the state board exam to become a registered nurse.
    while she acknowledges the program is not cheap, grobson, who has been a nurse for 24 years, said the evening and weekend classes are convenient and the pace is accelerated. (costs between $15,000 and $20,00)
    "there are a lot of nursing students on wait lists," grobson said. "they can be out in the work force within a year."
    bill stewart, a spokesman for excelsior, said the college has no formal affiliation with the development centers or similar companies. he said that earning an associate degree in nursing through the college costs about $6,000 overall and usually takes about three years. excelsior is accredited by the national league for nursing accrediting commission.


    don't spend money foolishly. make sure any program you plan to attend is approved by the state board of nursing by checking on sbon website or phone call.

    state board of nursing links
    http://allnurses.com/nursingboards-a-k.shtml
  5. by   rosie1017
    Quote from jooona
    Hello!!! I live in WA and I heard that there is a place that offers a 6 months LVN program in So. Cal. Is that true??? If so, can you give me some info on it???? Thanks a bunch!
    Yes there is a 6 month program the school its called allied medical and health services
  6. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from rosie1017
    Yes there is a 6 month program the school its called allied medical and health services
    Is this an accredited LVN program or is it one of those programs that you pay for and then find out later that it is not accredited? I would check it out really good first. I have heard of people paying a bunch of money going to a nursing school and then finding out later that their school was not accredited and they were not able to take their state board nursing exam. Lots of scams out there-Beware.
  7. by   nursel56
    I'd say the answer is a 99% no, but I was also certain that a CNA with a certain number of bedside hours could not challenge the NCLEX-PN. I was wrong - so the best place to go for information is the Board of Vocational Nursing (or BVNPT) of California.

    They state that you cannot take the NCLEX unless you graduate from an approved program. This would be the most recent list of approved programs, but I would imagine it is updated pretty frequently. They also have a special phone number for the Education department or you can e-mail them if you can't find the answer you need on the website. Hope that helps!

    BVNPT - California Approved Schools
    Last edit by nursel56 on May 10, '12 : Reason: spelling fix
  8. by   BennyRNCA
    Quote from rosie1017
    Yes there is a 6 month program the school its called allied medical and health services
    I think the CNA program is 6 months, but we're talking about the LVN program (also at the Allied school), which is 18 months long. I had a friend who was enrolled until she had complications with her newborn's health and they moved due to her husband's job.

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