I really need help to find lvn to rn program....i am currently a lvn in california socal..long beach area, i have all my prereq classes done..but 3 of them are expiring by fall 2010 so i have a couple months...i am looking for a private school anywhere near long beach but i am able to drive at the most 45 mins plzz help
I am not aware of any private school$$$. What have you been doing to let your prerequisites expire?
What prerequisites expire? I find it hard to believe all three sciences expire at the same time.
Have you tried applying anywhere?
As for Community Colleges, most applications for Fall 2010 had to be submitted by now. LBCC was Jan. 29, Rio Hondo was Mar. 1 and Golden West (GWC), Mar 31. The problem with LVN to RN is that each community college has different rules and some prerequisite tweaks. You really need to look at all the different schools to see what needs to be completed. Unfortunately, there are many hoops to jump through for the LVN to ADN program. Before applying at some colleges you need to take courses that they require.
LBCC - A computer competency class like COMIS1
GWC - Pharmacology (Psych Life Span/Growth & Development)
El Camino - Nursing 48 and a challenge test
Cerritos - I believe they require nursing transition courses prior to applying
LA Harbor - Requires two short courses prior to application.
That's all that come to mind. It is worth checking it out yourself to validate what I have checked into myself. BTW most LVN to RN programs start in the Fall(ex. Cypress, GWC, Rio Hondo). After acceptance the college requires a summer only transition course.
For those looking to bridge LVN to RN, the route really needs to be planned out. I feel you must determine your primary and secondary choices for a college and work toward prerequisite goals.
My original goal was Cypress College, Fall 2010. However, they changed the application times from twice a year to once a year. Thus, I was unable to apply this Spring for Fall. My second choice was LBCC for Fall 2010. I missed a requirement. I was also looking at GWC but LVN to RN requires Pharmacology. I stumbled on Rio Hondo. I applied and was accepted. I took the TEAS test. Passed the TEAS. However, I found out that Rio Hondo is not NLN accredited. Now, I am looking to apply for Spring 2011 at LBCC. I will be able to apply at Cypress and GWC for Fall 2011 if I do not make it into LBCC.
Sorry for the lengthy posting. I wish you the best in your educational goals.
Last edit by prvrbs35 on Apr 1, '10