I am asking for some input. I am 34 years old and have been accepted to an LPN Program at a Vocational School. I'm thrilled. I've wanted to go to nursing school for a very long time, and now have that opportunity. However, I have had a few people "downing" taking a nursing program at a vocational school. They said that they don't think you learn as much as you would in a college or community college....now let me just say.....these folks ARE NOT nurses........so I don't know how they'd know this anyway. The thing is that I am really nervous (and excited) to begin the program, and just want to see what your thoughts are about this particular issue. Is vocational school a smart choice? THANKS!
I had a friend who went to a tech school, and her entire class passed the NCLEX on the first try, so they obviously are doing something right there. However, she went for her LPN, and the school doesn't have and RN program. All of the colleges she found she could "bridge" over to she encountered problems with. Because the tech school had their program all in one, no prereqs required, she had to go back and take all the prereqs that were required for the colleges anyway. It will take her a year to get those done, so even though I started my LPN year right as she was getting hers done, we will start our RN the same thing.
It's just something to think about it!
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