Los Angeles Area Nursing Schools - page 2

Hi All, I'm originally from LA, but I moved to florida a few years back. Well do to circumstances I'm having to move back. I've completed my two years of prereqs for nursing out here and just... Read More

  1. by   TRichter
    I live in Los Angeles. When I appied to nursing schools everyone said there was a 2 year wait, yet I got in the very next year. You have a better chance if you apply to a private school for a BSN. And remember when you go for the interview be professional and dress professional. Make an impression that lasts. Don't necessarily believe that you will be put on the waiting lists, schools have a way of mixing up the list.
    Quote from Juni
    Hi All,

    I'm originally from LA, but I moved to florida a few years back. Well do to circumstances I'm having to move back. I've completed my two years of prereqs for nursing out here and just got my acceptance letter today.

    I'm checking out schools out there but it seems like everyone has a waiting list. I have a 3.14 gpa, and all science class prereqs done and most electives (depends on the school). Does anyone know which schools I'd have the most of a shot of getting into without having to wait 2 years? Or does just every school in LA have a massive waiting list?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. by   dylansmommy
    Hello All!

    This is great input..I'm actually in the process of applying to the ADN program at MSMC.
    I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this...is there any way to take a "leave" or "sabbatical" during the nights/weekend ADN program and then? I'm concerned because my husband and I were planning on having another child very soon and I'm wondering about the time I'd need off to have the baby (the 6 weeks or whatever)...any comments?
    Thanks.
    Also, the hours are what? M-Th, 5-9ish?, Then every other Sat clinicals? ANd this is also completely year round, correct? Any breaks?
  3. by   socalirn
    I currently am in my first semester at LBCC. I was on the waiting list for 2 years. I finished all of my pre nursing classes, but still had to wait to get into the program. LBCC has one of the highest percentage of students passing the NCLEX, I think its something at like 98%. Recently I heard that so many students were on the waiting list, that they were not even accepting anyone until further notice. It seems like anywhere you go, especially in socal, you will have to be on a waiting list. I mean seriously please dont even consider Compton City college, I heard there program is a serious joke. I heard Harbor is so-so, as well as Cerritos. If you feel like waiting and want an excellent program, then def check out LBCC or CSULB. Good luck in your career, and always be patient.
  4. by   lindarn
    Quote from socalirn
    I currently am in my first semester at LBCC. I was on the waiting list for 2 years. I finished all of my pre nursing classes, but still had to wait to get into the program. LBCC has one of the highest percentage of students passing the NCLEX, I think its something at like 98%. Recently I heard that so many students were on the waiting list, that they were not even accepting anyone until further notice. It seems like anywhere you go, especially in socal, you will have to be on a waiting list. I mean seriously please dont even consider Compton City college, I heard there program is a serious joke. I heard Harbor is so-so, as well as Cerritos. If you feel like waiting and want an excellent program, then def check out LBCC or CSULB. Good luck in your career, and always be patient.
    I also attended CSULB, but I was already a Diploma RN, and returing to earn my BSN.

    Linsarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
  5. by   NO1_2NV
    You may want to double check on those wait lists at all of the colleges - ADN and BSN programs. I left LA last year to attend nursing school in New Mexico. There are so many people trying to get into school in Southern Cal that it has become a nightmare.

    The Cal state system has been flooded with applicants and as of a year ago, they were becoming very, very, selective.

    You might want to look at Mt. Sax and even look into Riverside. Apply to all of the schools. You just never know.

    Here is a link to the California Board of RN's web site that shows the pass rates for each school. http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.htm

    Good luck to you.
  6. by   socalirn
    thanks for the link, its good to see LBCC at 96.43%(as of 2003-2004). It looks like that we are 3rd highest in the state. Wow, we even beat out CSULB! (87.32%)
  7. by   Jaclyn03
    Hi. I read that you went to Harbor College for the program. I'm currently there trying to get my prereqs out of the way. All I've heard is how hard the program is and I'm so scared. Is it that immpossibly hard? I'm taking anatomy right now and thats even hard. Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Jaclyn
  8. by   inspir8tion
    Try SMC, Mt. St. Mary's, Los Angeles County College of Nursing, Mt. Sac
    Last edit by inspir8tion on Sep 30, '07
  9. by   Alpha13
    Quote from NO1_2NV
    You may want to double check on those wait lists at all of the colleges - ADN and BSN programs. I left LA last year to attend nursing school in New Mexico. There are so many people trying to get into school in Southern Cal that it has become a nightmare.

    The Cal state system has been flooded with applicants and as of a year ago, they were becoming very, very, selective.

    You might want to look at Mt. Sax and even look into Riverside. Apply to all of the schools. You just never know.

    Here is a link to the California Board of RN's web site that shows the pass rates for each school. http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.htm

    Good luck to you.
    Mt. Sac is 2 1/2 year wait as well, can't comment on the program.
  10. by   NURSEK84
    I am starting the Nursing Program in Spring 2006 at LA Trade Tech College. I know they are approved, and even accredited by the NLNAC, also their NCLEX passing rate was in the 80s this year. Does anyone know from personal experience if this is a good program? Any input would be appreciated, I turned down LA Southwest to go to Trade Tech instead, so I am hoping I made the right decision.

    Thanks...
  11. by   CA CoCoRN
    Quote from dylansmommy
    Hello All!

    This is great input..I'm actually in the process of applying to the ADN program at MSMC.
    I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this...is there any way to take a "leave" or "sabbatical" during the nights/weekend ADN program and then? I'm concerned because my husband and I were planning on having another child very soon and I'm wondering about the time I'd need off to have the baby (the 6 weeks or whatever)...any comments?
    Thanks.
    Also, the hours are what? M-Th, 5-9ish?, Then every other Sat clinicals? ANd this is also completely year round, correct? Any breaks?
    Why would you have a baby when you are planning to enter a rigorous program?? Do the baby or school, separately.
    I was in the program as a single-mother: it was tough!!!

    I've been out of the program for a while now, but when I attended, classes were M-Th 5-9 p.m., depending on the courses in which you were enrolled.

    Clinicals were every other Saturday AND Sunday, from 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  12. by   shock-me-sane
    Cal State San Bernardino doesn't maintain a waiting list. You may want to try to retake a class or two though to up your gpa. Also I believe that you need to have a CA address to be eligible for the program. That may be similar with other programs, so you may want to get out here before you start applying.

    best of luck
  13. by   nsgstudentjen
    I just finished the accel BSN (I have a BA in Psych) from Cal State Long Beach. I don't know much about their generic program, but I know it is a long waiting list everwhere. Golden West (ADN program in OC) also has up to a 2 year wait. good luck!

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