Hi all, I'm starting the LVN program at Concorde in Garden Grove on December 2nd. I hope I made the right choice. I really couldn't decide what school to go to but I chose Concorde. Anyone have any experiences with this campus in particular. I did a search but find lots of posts about the campuses in other states but only 1 or 2 about the Garden Grove campus. Any input would be appreciated! Thanks
Did you have to argue your way to get in their program? I went in to the G.G campus just yesterday to see about their program. I have to say I didnt like my visit, I went to speak with a lady named -------, she showed me around and insisted that I should not go right in to LVN but to start in their M.A course first since I dont have any healthcare experience (Ive gone to Cerritos Community College for Medical Terminology, AND Ive gone to school for Medical Coding, an actual CPC course, not BASIC stuff that M.A's do, but I didnt tell her any of this. I just wanted to see how far she would go to talk me into doing the M.A thing). The whole time she was showing me around and telling me about the campus, it just seemed so scripted, also I didnt like the fact that I was RUSHED through the whole thing. This lady went 5 miles a minute! She did NOT discuss the L.V.N program with me at all. She asked me what I thought of going through the Medical Assisting program first, and I told her that I didn't really dig that idea. So she gave me the SLE test and said that she would see from those results where I should be leveled at. Come to find out that I scored at a "high M.A/Low L.V.N"... whatever that meant. So she scheduled me to go in today to do another test, Which Im assuming was the TABE, she didnt bother explaining any of that. Anyways, before I knew it yesterday, I was booted out the door. Maybe I didnt look like the nursing type to her?? I dont think I'll be attending that school anymore. It seemed to me that if I didnt want to do what she insisted on me doing, then I wasnt worth her time. Boo hoo, and their pass rates is what attracted me to them in the first place.
I know this wasnt what you were looking for, but I would just like to know if you went through this same thing.
In any case, congrats on getting in!
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