Nursing schools in Southern California

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    Can someone tell me some good nursing schools in southern california? I'm currently in nursing school right now and its only a 2 year program, which if all goes well I will graduate from in 2007. I wanted to move out to california after this and get a job somewhere and go to school part time for my bsn. I'm having a hard time finding schools on the internet. Are the schools in Southern California difficult to get into? For example, is there any kind of wait until you get it? I'm trying to apply a year and a half early, is that enough time?

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    I attended California State University, Long Beach. If you get your ADN first, they have an RN program along with the generice students. Cal State Fullerton has an all RN program, there are no generic students. Hope this helps.


    Lindarn RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
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    I'm not even sure which area of CA I want to move too. I went on a vacation a month ago to Laguna Beach, ca and I fell in love with the atmosphere. I know that laguna beach will be wayyyy out of my price range thats for sure. I hate rain and I don't want to be in an area where it snows. I was looking on rent.com and saw some apartments in san diego for 800 or 900. That is a reasonable price for me. Is the weather in San Diego nice? What is the weather in San Fransisco like?
    Last edit by luv2shopp85 on Jan 7, '06
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    I don't know what the weather is like in San Fransisco because I've never been up there, but in San Diego it's nice all year round.
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    can someone tell me some good nursing schools in southern california?

    california state u system.
    http://www.calstate.edu/

    university of ca systems.
    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/

    is the weather in san diego nice? what is the weather in san fransisco like?
    i think san diego has one of the best all year round weather in ca. san francisco can be very foggy and damp, depending on how close you are to the coast. it's also much more expensive to live in san franciso than san diego.
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    I would not do a thing until you get out here. Going for the BSN after you have your RN is a completely different thing than applying to nursing school for the first time. There are all different types of programs available to you, both in classroom, on the internet, or a combination of both. This is quite different since you will already have a license as an RN.

    Also, if you have a year of experience at a hospital, most will pay part of your tuition, or even all for you to get your BSN. So you will be much better waiting.

    So, concentrate on getting thru this program first...............
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    Thanks for the information. One thing I'm learning tho, I've been looking at hospitals to see whos hiring and all that. It seems like they only want people with experience. How do I get experience if they only hire people with experience? Is it hard to get a job when you have your ADN?
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    Quote from luv2shopp85
    Thanks for the information. One thing I'm learning tho, I've been looking at hospitals to see whos hiring and all that. It seems like they only want people with experience. How do I get experience if they only hire people with experience? Is it hard to get a job when you have your ADN?
    Once you get your RN, go to some of the Job Fairs in southern CA. Some of these job fairs are listed with Nurseweek.

    We have an annual job fair at the college for the 4th semester students. These facilities have wonderful incentives for having our students work for them, including new grad program, paid NCLEX RN prep course review, specialty training, etc.
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    Quote from luv2shopp85
    Thanks for the information. One thing I'm learning tho, I've been looking at hospitals to see whos hiring and all that. It seems like they only want people with experience. How do I get experience if they only hire people with experience? Is it hard to get a job when you have your ADN?
    There are actually hospitals out there that od nt want experience, so they can teach you their way. I would not worry about it at this time at all.


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