I wanted to post to this board specifically, because I'd like feedback from nurses that are in the field already. Members on the students board will have a bias opinion about their school too.
Please respond if you have ANY feedback regarding Gurnick LVN grads (any location, but I'm in Modesto Calif.).
Thanks. - Jeanie
Quote from caliotter3
If you get your LVN schooling through one of those proprietary places like Gurnick or Carrington, be aware that the courses most likely won't transfer to a traditional RN program at a community college. A traditional program wants to see that you took anatomy (for example) at a traditional college. That is a major fact to keep in mind. Another good place, besides community colleges, to get a (usually) good LVN education are the ROP programs. They are also reasonably priced. There used to be an ROP LVN program in San Jose that cost about $2000 and it had a good reputation. Sure beats the proprietary schools.
I am afraid that some of your information is very misleading. You are suggesting that a community college LVN program requires LVN students to take the same type of anatomy (with lab) and physiology (with lab) required as a pre-requisite of RN students. There isn't one RN school that will accept ANY "anatomy" course from a LVN program (regardless of whether it is a proprietary or community school). Your comment suggests that a Gurnick or Carrington student would be declined, but not someone from a community college. You should understand more clearly that ALL LVN graduates must take a 5 unit course of Anatomy (with lab) as well as 5 unit course of Physiology (with lab) and 5 unit course of Microbiology (with lab) in order to get accepted into ANY RN program.
An approved LVN program such as Gurnick or Carrington meet the requirements by BVNPT for LVN licensure. ALL LVNs that have not taken the above mentioned courses (which are completely different) than LVN program specific courses will be required to do so.
Last edit by savvy77 on Sep 20, '10
: Reason: need to complete sentence to make point clear.