Help! I can't find an RN night school in LA!

  1. Hi Everyone,

    This is my first time to the forum. I'm a full-time marketing professional, but I'm thinking of changing my career to become a nurse. I'm taking one class per semester now to fulfull the general RN pre-req's. But once those are out of the way, I can't see myself quitting my job to go to school full time -- it's just not feasible here in LA. I figured that it wouldn't be a big deal -- that I could just find a part-time RN program where I could take classes at night. No such luck. I can't find anything in the LA area that offers night classes for becoming an RN. Did I miss anything? Does anyone know where I can look? Or, does anyone have any other advice to someone so new to the field? Thanks!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   essarge
    The BSN program that I'm in doesn't offer night courses but, the community college here offers an ADN program that is part time nights. Do you have any community colleges in your area that might have that type of program??
  4. by   shyviolet78
    A nursing school with classes offered part-time and/or at night is hard to find. I have heard of a few, so apparently they are out there, however. Here is a link to the schools in California approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. It lists both ADN and BSN programs. I would suggest calling each school on the list within the distance you are willing to travel and asking them. I believe this should be a comprehensive list of California ADN and BSN programs, but I'm not sure. Hope you find something that works for you!

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/nursing/nursing.htm
  5. by   marymh
    Thanks for your help (and for the link)! I'll keep looking and let you know if I find anything.
  6. by   Nurse2B73
    El Camino College Compton Campus has an evening RN Program. My God Mother works there and it is a good program from what I hear from the staff.

    It is right by the 91 Freeway. Check it out. I had an El Camino staff member tell me to go to the Compton Campus instead of El Camino Campus cause they are easier to get in. They both have the same requirements but you have a better chance at getting in Compton and the graduation rate is higher.
  7. by   locolorenzo22
    Unfortuately, I believe that night school is highly sought after because people don't want to change their life for school....
    However, I did....Just because I wanted to get in and be done, instead of waiting for 3 years just to start and competing with 600 people for 70 slots.....
  8. by   Nurse2B73
    Depends on what school your talking about going to. I won't be on a long waiting list to get into Compton. I heard their waiting list was not really long so I will be getting my prereqs done.
  9. by   LMQuerubin823
    I am actively looking at going to El Camino College Compton location and reached out to one of the counselors there to get more information. I know this post is old, but did either of you end up going to the Compton location?

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