LVN to RN (Los Angeles)

  1. Good evening
    I would like to go to LVN to RN program and I am hoping someone could help me here. I am an LVN for 10 months now here in Los Angeles (sub-acute) and I am starting to dream big again

    This is my 1st post and sorry if I didn't use the 'search' engine yet.

    Thanks!
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   caliotter3
    Check out this program: www.wgu.edu. BSN at a reasonable cost.
  4. by   caffeineaddict
    Do you want your associate's or bsn? I recently got accepted into an lvn to rn program in Los angeles and I am thrilled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   tobyboy
    thanks for the link calio!

    @caffeineaddict: ADn, or BSN, where in L.A.? hook me up! I will PM you right now
  6. by   Cyn2school
    I love Ventura college in Ventura. Cheaper cost of living. Applied in March 2009 and was accepted Jan.10. ADN
  7. by   caliotter3
    OP Just wanted you to know that you can't use the PM function until you have 15 posts under your belt.
  8. by   tobyboy
    make that 12 post sir

    @ o2: hmm ventura... i work in sta. monica and home for me is downtown los angeles.
  9. by   caffeineaddict
    tobyboy, i can't pm yet because I am still too new to the site. However, I was accepted into LAHC. Excellent nclex pass rates of 95% average. All you need to do is take the pre-reqs, and the lvn to rn transition courses.There was no wait for us LVN's. (adn) Wilmington , Ca...close to Torrance/Harbor City area
  10. by   gladiola
    @caffeineaddict: congratulations on getting into LAHC! Cool, I'm an LVN too and I was wondering what my odds were of getting into an RN program. Good to know there was no wait for you!

    @tobyboy: If you're in downtown L.A., have you looked at LA Trade Tech? They have a "Career Ladder" from LVN to RN. Go to www.lattc.edu

    There's also the LA County College of Nursing and Allied Health. They are near the USC Medical Center and have "Advanced Placement" for LVNs. Click here: http://www.ladhs.org/wps/portal/CollegeOfNursing
  11. by   tobyboy
    wow thanks so much. this forum rocks. now I have to do follow-ups in all the leads your giving me.

    what about on-line classes?

    or the foreign-based classes?
  12. by   liebling5
    Some schools have nursing pre-req's online (general ed stuff). I don't know of any online sciences because of the lab requirement. Once you get your ADN, there are several schools that have online ADN-BSN and even some ADN-MSN classes. The downside of those programs is that they are very expensive ($20-30K/year), but the upside is you can earn your MSN in about 3 years from the ADN.
  13. by   gladiola
    Before you even start thinking about the nursing program, you need to get the pre-reqs out of the way, like physiology, anatomy and microbiology, plus other general ed classes. Since school is starting pretty soon, you might want to start checking out availability. The classes at a lot of schools have already filled up. I'm going to LA Southwest College (off the 105 fwy) for Physiology, Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 6:30 and last I heard there was still room!
  14. by   tobyboy
    yup the dreaded pre-reqs. i've got an accounting degree a lot of years ago in the philippines, i'm not sure that matters but i am hoping to skip or at least jump over most of the pre-reqs.

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