Did I Make the Right Decision for LVN School?

  1. Hi. I signed up to go to Stanbridge College, a private technical school in Irvine, and I am really stressed about my decision.

    I am 26 years old and I haven't been in school since In over four years. However, that isn't what is stressing me out.

    I keep reading all of these threads about LVNs being phased out, unable to find employment, or wishing that they never went to school to be an LVN.
    The reason why I chose LVN school is to bridge to RN at a program here in California. I am worried that I am spending all of this money on tuition and school, only to end up not being able to find a job or bridge to being an RN.

    I have a good job already, thank God, but I work full-time. So my options for school are limited. I don't have the option to stop working or change my hours to part-time. So as far as programs, I pretty much am stuck with a private college.

    Its really stressing me out, to the point of tears.

    I need some encouragement or some advice.
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  3. by   perioddrama
    Kaiser I know phased out a lot of their LVNs; the LVNs only work in the clinic now. At least, that is how it is for my local Kaiser.

    It is not impossible. There are still LVN job positions when I search through the job boards. There is always home health.

    Your end goal is to be an RN correct? Why not just go straight to RN school? Is it the finances that you are worried about?

    Best of luck!
  4. by   DaniLove
    Its the school I am worried about, I did poorly when I was in college so now I would have to start over at the beginning. Thats why I wanted to bride to RN then to a BSN. I know LVNs are being phased out and I am not planning on leaving my job anytime soon, but my student loans are going to be soo much when I am done with school that its giving me knots.
  5. by   perioddrama
    If you did poorly in college, amp up your study habits. Be organized. Have study buddies or a good study group. Ask questions in class. Keep asking until you understand the subject material. Use other sources to help you study - videos, other books, etc.

    And lastly, stay positive! You can do it!

    Good luck!
  6. by   DaniLove
    123 views, but no advice? Please help!