Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts in Concord - page 3

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I'm just about done with the LVN program at Gurnick there's a few things I would like to share if you are considering attending... Teachers read straight out of book providing no notes, no study guide or any visual tools ... Read More


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    What kind of answer was that? Don't expect to get a job for a long time...Some explanation please. Is the reason I won't get a job for "a long time" because of Gurnick? What kind of nurse are you and what do you do? What college do you go to and how long did it take you to get a job?

    I joined this allnurses.com for sound, thorough advise. Please, don't shoot comments at me like that unless you are willing to explain yourself.

    Thanks!
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    Cherie:
    We want to support each other and give each other the best of our knowledge.
    You will be just fine, you're in the right track, just continue do whatever you're doing.
    Good Luck!
    DK-Fremont
    Last edit by dianah on Feb 5, '10 : Reason: Edited personal attack
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    Quote from cherief
    What kind of answer was that? Don't expect to get a job for a long time...Some explanation please. Is the reason I won't get a job for "a long time" because of Gurnick? What kind of nurse are you and what do you do? What college do you go to and how long did it take you to get a job?

    I joined this allnurses.com for sound, thorough advise. Please, don't shoot comments at me like that unless you are willing to explain yourself.

    Thanks!
    The reason you might not get a job for a loonnnggg time is because hardly any new grad LVNs are able to find a job at this time. It has nothing to do with Gurnick or any other school. The market is saturated with new grad LVN's and employers are just not hiring us.

    I'm a the kind of nurse that I would want and I work in a surgery clinic. I was one of the few lucky ones to get a fulltime LVN job in the bay area. It took me 3 months to get my job and I was told by the nurse recruiter that they hired me because of my background in healthcare. When I mentioned GURNICK they had never heard of it.

    Feel free to ask me any ?'s. I'm a Gurnick grad from san mateo and I have a good friend who went to the Concord campus for LVN.
    Last edit by dianah on Feb 5, '10 : Reason: Edited personal attack
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    oh and also cherief

    i would suggest that you check out a school called ncp. they are very professional and they give their students a better deal when compared to gurnick. they provide the review class for free (nclex-pn review) and iv certification for free... well, its "included" in your total tuition. also, the teachers there are very knowledgable on the subject matter and you get to do clinicals in kaiser (med-surg!) gurnick will tell you that you will do kaiser clinicals too for ob/gyn and pedi too but that only means 3-4 days in a pediatric clinic and 3-4 days in a ob/gyn clinic in kaiser. what can you learn in 3-4 days?... not much. lucky for me and my partner our preceptor said that we were "mature" so he trusted us enough to move at a fast pace. from what other students told me, they didn't even get to do injections!

    the only good thing about gurnick is that they have two teachers, one for med-surg and one for nutrition/a&p, who will teach you a lot but i don't know if they're still there or not...

    like i said, feel free to ask me (or mulan. shes a gurnick grad too)

    nicu
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    one last thing

    Just to let you know how much we missed out on: when I was studying for my HESI and NCLEX-PN I remember going through the review books and saying to myself "wow... i never learned that... or that... or that...."

    just my 2 cents
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    A reminder to all to please refrain from insults and personal attacks in posts.

    Post to the subject matter only, per the Terms of Service.

    Thank you.
    Christine2009 likes this.
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    i live in brentwood, where is ncp?
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    in the east bay. you can find them through the ca bvnpt
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    the vn program is accredited by bvnpt - board of vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians. board of vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians - [color=#1f6aaa]www.bvnpt.ca.gov
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    Why should she not expect to get a job in a long time? I was going to inquire about the Modesto location, but am now wondering if I should at all.

    So, back to your statement... Do LVNs that grad from Gurnick not get hired? Please elaborate.

    -Jeanie


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