Los Angeles Area Nursing Schools - page 3

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   Jessy_RN
    wow, I bet you are bummed. Best wishes to you and hope you find a school soon
  2. by   RN_at_CJ
    The wait list for LACCNAH may be short but don't forget that it isn't NLN accredited. I've heard from graduates that they couldn't get jobs at the VA because of this. Don't get me wrong, the education and experiences there are excellent and their NCLEX passing rates are up there but if the VA is in your career plans then keep this in mind.
  3. by   inspir8tion
    Quote from RN_at_CJ
    The wait list for LACCNAH may be short but don't forget that it isn't NLN accredited. I've heard from graduates that they couldn't get jobs at the VA because of this. Don't get me wrong, the education and experiences there are excellent and their NCLEX passing rates are up there but if the VA is in your career plans then keep this in mind.
    I actually have researched this. I wrote the following letter to random schools across the U.S. There were only a handful that would not take me into their program.

    "Hello:

    I recently began an ADN program with X college.

    This is a two-year hospital based Associate Degree Nursing program.

    The school itself is not NLN nor CCNE certified.

    They are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    and are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

    It is a registered nursing program through the NCLEX-RN.

    After I graduate, I plan to move to ________ and would like to attend
    your school, going to the RN to BSN (or MSN) completion program.

    My question is: would my credits with x college be transferrable to the RN to BSN comletion program?"
    Last edit by inspir8tion on Sep 30, '07
  4. by   SeekingNur
    Do the BSN programs also have wit lists?
  5. by   beckybn2
    I've sent out applications to dozen of schools in California. Got accepted only by Golden West College for Spring 06. Probably because they have the fund to accept twice the number of students. My suggestion is send your applications to all schools. Since most if not all school choose students base on random lottery, you'ld have better chance of getting in if you apply to more places. They say 2 yrs waiting but realistically less since most applicants would drop b/c they got in somewhere else. Good luck and don't quit. The harder it is, the more you would cherish it later and the more it worth it.

    Becky.
  6. by   br107
    Quote from SeekingNur
    Do the BSN programs also have wit lists?
    I'd like to know as well. Esp for Long Beach, Cal State LA, and any other nearby BSN programs. If there are no wait lists, I could finish a BSN in the same amt of time it would take me to wait and then finish an ADN program.
  7. by   spejsa
    I just graduated in December from LACNAH. My experience there was not good. I failed my med-surg theory class by 2 questions on my final in my 4th semester and was held back, so I just graduated when I should have been done last May. I don't know about having a problem with finding a job, my phone has been ringing off the hook. Yeah, it might be a problem going somewhere for the Bachelor's but who knows.
  8. by   zencmt510
    I'd like to get more information because right now, I'm taking multiple classes to 2 community colleges. One reason is that it can fit into my schedule, and second easier for me to get into the classes since they do get full very fast. I'm finishing up my A&P and sociology this December 2007 but right now I'm reconsidering taking the LVN route since I have still have 4-5 more classes to (English, Math, Chemistry and Microbiology). I'm located in the Bay Area but Nursing programs here are very competitive so if I have to, I will apply down in socal as well. Any inputs?

    cheers

    OB Tech/CMT
  9. by   mashamontago
    the passing nclex rate according to rn.gov for 2007 66% for the advanced nursing ADN program. i got accepted here and also at pasadena community college program which had a %94 passing rate for 2007.

    what is the deal? is there a special reason why last year the students didnt do so well on the nclex exams because before 2007 they had better passing rates. why is msmc such an expensive school that has a low passing rate compared to pcc, a community college?
    i'm worried about which program i should chose. can someone tell me where clinicals are held for msmc?
  10. by   love-d-OR
    I see a lot of mount saint mary's student in UCLA. They are some how affiliated with the university.
  11. by   3kids
    As far as I know the BSN programs do not have a waiting list...If you don't get in you have to re-apply for the next semester. The BSN program I will be starting in Jan. does not do waiting lists. I would apply to all of the programs that sound interesting and then decide from there if it will work for you. I was accepted at MSMC for this semester that is ending, for the BSN program, but I decided to wait to see if I got into another program (I know it was extremely risky to gamble a position away), which I did. I could not swing the tuition at MSMC plus daycare expenses. Also I was never on a waiting list for MSMC either.
    Good Luck in your decision and decide what is best for you!
  12. by   love-d-OR
    The BSN program Im attending also does not have a waitlist. Its either you get in or reapply.
  13. by   OU_Nursing
    The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing program is now available in Glendale as a 14 month 2nd degree ABSN or a 9 month RN to BSN. All prereqs have to be completed prior to applying and there is no wait list, just like above, if you don't get in you reapply with the next round of students. More info: http://www.ounursing.com/

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