Any Western Career College Grads? - page 3

Hi, I just applied for the LVN program at Western Career College. Do we have any WCC grads out there? Care to share your experience with me? I am really on edge, not knowing what to expect. ... Read More

  1. by   msdobson
    Quote from BigB
    I graduated from the Grant Vocational Nursing program in Sacramento,CA
    http://www.grantadulted.org/html/vocational_nursing.htm
    Hey, I went to Grant! Over there off Hwy. 50. Years ago though...can't even remeber what I took! lol.

    Quote from BigB
    I graduated in 2005 and the program was $5,000, it is now $8,000. It had two pre-requisites (med. terminology and human anatomy) to get in and an easy enterance exam. I got in first try, no wait, no lottery. I ended up graduating from Sierra College BEFORE I got exepted into their program due to the lottery, so I gave Grant a try. Grant is an adult education school that is designed for working adults. 3 classses a week. The instruction was great and it was the best decision I have ever made. Your clinicals will be at Sutter General in downtown Sac, as well The Shriners hospital, and sutter memorial.
    How long total program time?

    Quote from BigB
    Classes and labs are done on McCleallan AFB.
    That's convienent. A straight shot up Madison for me...

    Mike
  2. by   BigB
    The nursing program is 23 months at 3 days a week. The pre - requsites are the standard 3.5 month semesters and both can be taken at the McCleallan AFB location. You have a choice of going to clinicals Thurs and Fri or Tues and Weds. Mondays will always be a 6 hour theory class.
    Last edit by BigB on May 12, '07
  3. by   msdobson
    Quote from BigB
    The nursing program is 23 months at 3 days a week. The pre - requsites are the standard 3.5 month semesters and both can be taken at the McCleallan AFB location. You have a choice of going to clinicals Thurs or Fri...or Tues and Weds. Mondays will always be a 6 hour theroy class.
    Ouch. That's almost as long as some RN programs.
  4. by   BigB
    yes, but when you add up the low cost (compared to private schools), the ability to get in quick, the ability to work while you go to school etc etc. It all works out.
  5. by   msdobson
    Quote from BigB
    yes, but when you add up the low cost (compared to private schools), the ability to get in quick, the ability to work while you go to school etc etc. It all works out.
    :chuckle Yeah, B, but @#$%, I went through a lot of trouble to make sure I'd be able to NOT have to work while I did this! :chuckle
  6. by   BigB
    Quote from msdobson
    :chuckle Yeah, B, but @#$%, I went through a lot of trouble to make sure I'd be able to NOT have to work while I did this! :chuckle
    LOL.. Lucky man....Oh what I would give to not have to work during school!
  7. by   msdobson
    Quote from BigB
    LOL.. Lucky man....Oh what I would give to not have to work during school!

    Ah, yes. But I'm a planner, B. Always have been.

    I figured out a LONG TIME AGO that this would need to be a full-time gig if I were to have the best chance at success.

    At my age, I only get one.

    Mike

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