new LVN student

  1. Hi yall I am starting LVN school in jan 08 at Unitek college in San Diego Ca, I am 40 years old and am a vet technician. I am starting a new career and am nervous about it. Has any one out there gone to Unitek college?:spin:
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  3. by   Faeriewand
    I have never heard of them and I live here. Is it new? I'm in LVN at Grossmont Health Occupatons Center in Santee. Can you tell me a little about your school?
  4. by   harvmania
    Hi, I know about the ROP class at the HOC in santee, I considered that route but at that time was working full time and they only offered day classes. I also know the price and that is alot cheaper than the class Im taking in Jan. Unitek college is based in Fremont Ca, they are opening a new school in Lamesa starting in Jan. The cost will be 25,000 for an 11 month (fast track) program. that inclues everything and they guarantee you will pass the licence test at then end. I should have taken the ROP route but to tell the truth I dont want to mess around anymore, I want in and out. 15 years ago I went through ROP for my vet tech job and it taken me so far, ROP is great!! thanks for replying. linda harvey:spin:
  5. by   Faeriewand
    Oh I've heard about a new school starting up. I didn't know they were in La Mesa! That's where I live! I used to live in Fremont. Will you be in the first LVN class that they have? Or have they had some others? My teacher was telling me about some new school but she called it Edwards? But she wasn't sure about the name. I wonder if she meant yours. I think Unitek has been around but I wonder if the LVN program is new to them. Well anyway congratulations on starting school! How exciting! I"m graduating in January. :spin:
  6. by   harvmania
    I will be in the first graduating class for here, they have had many in Fremont, they also have schools in Frisco, Santa Clara, and a couple more in Ca. Congradulations on your graduation. will you be a LVN? you will have to let me know about the NCLEX exam. are you in the LVN program now? have a great day:spin:
    linda
  7. by   Faeriewand
    Yes I will be an LVN. I"m in Class 54. It's actually with Adult Ed now. Separate from ROP. Learned a lot there but the program is long. They don't run straight thru. They break in the summer. But that was good for me because it encouraged me to get a job where I gained invaluable experience. And still working at the same too.

    We are all getting really itchy to graduate! :hatparty:
  8. by   misskristine
    What Are The Requirements For Lvn Program In Unitek?
  9. by   harvmania
    I had to take a entrance exam, it was math, english and writing. It was pretty easy. It took maybe an hour and had maybe over 200 question. After I passed that I applied for the loan (25000) for the school. had to go thru a physical and some vaxs. School starts on Jan 21, there is a interview a week b-4 it starts with the school board to check out my requirements. The pre-reqs are for 1 month, I have to get a GPA of 2.5 in them to continue on to the LVN class. I am so excited:spin: The class is from 8-4 mon-fri for around 600 hours then clinical starts and is various hours for 900 hours. It is an 11 month program. yall have a great day linda
  10. by   SDMamma
    Quote from harvmania
    Hi yall I am starting LVN school in jan 08 at Unitek college in San Diego Ca, I am 40 years old and am a vet technician. I am starting a new career and am nervous about it. Has any one out there gone to Unitek college?:spin:
    Can you tell me more about the Unitek program? I am getting on the RN waitlist in March for Grossmont, city, and southwestern (when I finish Micro) the last of my prerequisites. I would really like to start a VN program as early as April 08, but is the January cohort still enrolling? Do they have a night program?
    Last edit by SDMamma on Nov 25, '07
  11. by   wannabeenurse1
    Quote from harvmania
    Hi yall I am starting LVN school in jan 08 at Unitek college in San Diego Ca, I am 40 years old and am a vet technician. I am starting a new career and am nervous about it. Has any one out there gone to Unitek college?:spin:
    Hi, I'm 47 and just graduated from Unitek College in Sacramento. If I was younger I would have gone the other route. All our clinical experience was long term care, no acute care at all. I don't know if it was because we were the first graduating class and they are not established yet, but my impression is that the acute cares' do not want Lvn students because they don't hire lvn's. I don't know how it is in southern California but your pretty much limited to long term care in Northern Cal. Although I have to say the pay is pretty good. The campus in Sacramento needs much improvement. We had teachers that have never taught before. We had one teacher, I don't even know how she became a nurse. They were passing people that were flunking. The 11 months is a good way to go if you can handle it, very stressful, also I was driving an hour each way to get there and back, which didn't help. try not to work during the program and you should be okay. It beats waiting a few years to get into the city college. This way I can work part time as an LVN and I plan on finishing up my pre-reqs for the RN.
  12. by   asoonernurse
    Quote from harvmania
    Hi yall I am starting LVN school in jan 08 at Unitek college in San Diego Ca, I am 40 years old and am a vet technician. I am starting a new career and am nervous about it. Has any one out there gone to Unitek college?:spin:
    What exactly do you guys want to know?

    Regards,

    Unitek1963
    Sacramento Campus
    Last edit by asoonernurse on Dec 9, '07
  13. by   wupar
    hi my name is shawna, and i just graduated form lvn school in november...... just to make it a little more clear, as far as options on where lvn's can work. you have obviously long term care, but where i live acute care does hire lvns!!!!!!! i do know that as of jan 08 ( i believe) that kaiser will have phased out all of their lvns. but good luck to those of you who are starting school, it's a long hall but going to be worth it!!!
  14. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from SDMamma
    Can you tell me more about the Unitek program? I am getting on the RN waitlist in March for Grossmont, city, and southwestern (when I finish Micro) the last of my prerequisites. I would really like to start a VN program as early as April 08, but is the January cohort still enrolling? Do they have a night program?
    Hey SDmamma, did you get into Micro at Grossmont for Spring? I'm already enrolled. That is my last pre-requisite class. When I am licensed and my micro is over I'm going to apply at Grossmont.

    I've heard that you can get in faster if you are an LVN. Is that true anyone? Anyone know?

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