Quote from wnelson810
Yes, Kaplan College. I'm also looking at National Univeristy so I apologize for the confusion.
I have only spoken to Kaplan over the phone. I have an appointment this week to sit down with the admissions department/advisor and go over all the details. But, it did seem off that I take the LVN program first and then go to the ADN program?? I'm sure it's because they get more money outta me!!
I have not taken any tests with them, but thought I would try to get as much info to go in prepared and to not be "snowed" with the info given to me. My ultimate goal is to be RN and I really don't want to waste any additional time or money on something that isn't neccessary. I am interested in the BSN prgram at National Univ. as well and will be attending a Nursing Forum on 3/7 at the Rancho Bernardo campus.
It's all very exciting and kinda overwhelming at the same time. Each school tells you something different from the other. Just trying to wrap my head around it and decide what's best for me and my family at the same time.
Thanks for input!
I can relate to being a bit overwhelmed with nursing school decisions.
Just like you, I also checked out National. In addition, I had applied to three schools and after considering all of my options, I ended up choosing Kaplan.
Doing my VN program, then taking and passing NCLEX, getting all of my nursing sciences and G.E. courses completed prior to applying to a bridge program, was the best option for me personally. This option took a bit longer, but has helped with the class load and my sanity!
Do you have medical experience?
Do you have a degree in a different field? Perhaps you have your general education requirements completed?
I will say that it is not easy to get into any nursing program. This includes the for-profit schools. With this said, it sounds like you have a good start just by doing your homework and gathering as much info as you can on all schools you may be considering.
Let us know how your interview at Kaplan and nursing information meeting with National goes for you.
Whatever you decide, best of luck to you:-)