LVN Programs In Bay area?

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    We are moving to San Francisco for four years and I'm interested in becoming a nurse. I've found that the ADN programs are quite compacted and I was wondering if there were any LVN programs that didn't have a long waitlist or lottery system? I'm aware that most of the schools are private and quite expensive-I'm just exploring all avenues. Thanks for any advice you may have!
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    City College San Francisco does have a LVN program, but it is lottery based. Having gone through two of their lotteries, it can be frustrating.

    There are several private LVN programs in the Bay Area. Here is a link to the Board of Vocational Nursing and a listing of all schools in California. http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/vnschl.htm

    Good luck with your move and your education
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    Quote from scallywags
    City College San Francisco does have a LVN program, but it is lottery based. Having gone through two of their lotteries, it can be frustrating.

    There are several private LVN programs in the Bay Area. Here is a link to the Board of Vocational Nursing and a listing of all schools in California. http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/vnschl.htm

    Good luck with your move and your education
    City College of S.F does have a lottery .I went twice before I got picked and just graduated from there.Good Program and good teachers.You just have to keep trying.They put your name in there 2-3 times depending on how many times you tried to get in. And besides you dont have to pay that $30,000.Its less expensive and employers are aware of city college reputation.So go for it
    CNA1991 likes this.
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    Diva Nurse,

    You are very lucky to have went through CCSF. I have been a student there for five years and it is a great school. I am 2 classes away from applying to the RN program, but had a small bump in the road this semester when my son got sick (he was hospitalized)and I had to drop those two classes, which happened to be two core science classes. The RN program rules state that if you have 2 "W's" on your record for these classes, you are disqualified from applying to the RN program for seven years. I was so upset, but my family had to come first.

    I don't know what is next for me. I did go through a private school for LVN and will have to take the same route for my RN, unless I want to wait out all of those years, which I can't see myself doing. For now, I am enjoying being a LVN If I had the time to wait out the lottery, CCSF would have been my first choice. They have a long standing reputation for their nursing programs and I know a lot of great nurses that have graduated from there.
    CNA1991 likes this.
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    Hi Diva Nurse,

    You got in at CCSF's LVN program at your third trial? I'm about to go on my second lottery at CCSF. =/


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