Honesty....

  1. I am a medical office manager of 8 yrs and a mommy of 3. I'm looking for all of you experienced nurses and future nurses opinions and suggestions. I want to go into an LVN program that is quick to do. I need a very flexible school and schedule...honest too!! I don't want to waste my time and especially my money. Are there still schools out there or should I just go back to a CC? How about online? Does that really work? Please and Thank yous for all your opinions and suggestions:wink2: !!
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  3. by   nenanena
    Hi Honesty,

    I am also looking for a really good lvn program to attend in my area. I have just started looking, and it has not been easy. I found one program that is accrediated, with a pass rate of 81% for the NCXLEX exams. But it doesn't start until August of next year. And then I found another school that starts sooner but they want me to have my CNA license first which I don't have, I would rather go straight to the lvn program I don't want to waste my time with a 8 week CNA course. Decisions, Decisions, So anyone out there have any advice for us? Im in Sunny Southern California.
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  5. by   Jessy_RN
    welcome to the site. enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.
  6. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    Quote from nenanena
    Hi Honesty,

    I am also looking for a really good lvn program to attend in my area. I have just started looking, and it has not been easy. I found one program that is accrediated, with a pass rate of 81% for the NCXLEX exams. But it doesn't start until August of next year. And then I found another school that starts sooner but they want me to have my CNA license first which I don't have, I would rather go straight to the lvn program I don't want to waste my time with a 8 week CNA course. Decisions, Decisions, So anyone out there have any advice for us? Im in Sunny Southern California.
    If you would be willing to work part time, you can check into the local LTC facilities. Many offer free CNA courses if you intend to work there afterwards. Ours is only a week of class and then 40 hours on the floor. You also get paid for all time (including class time!) and pay nothing for the certification. We don't even require a contract so if people don't like it they can quit immediately and still have their certification. That way if you find that you simply cannot work and go to school, you can either lower your hours or resign altogether. Either way, you will still have satisfied the CNA requirement of your school. Just a thought!
  7. by   GooeyRN
    Welcome!
  8. by   nenanena
    Quote from LoriAlabamaRN
    If you would be willing to work part time, you can check into the local LTC facilities. Many offer free CNA courses if you intend to work there afterwards. Ours is only a week of class and then 40 hours on the floor. You also get paid for all time (including class time!) and pay nothing for the certification. We don't even require a contract so if people don't like it they can quit immediately and still have their certification. That way if you find that you simply cannot work and go to school, you can either lower your hours or resign altogether. Either way, you will still have satisfied the CNA requirement of your school. Just a thought!
    Thank you, What exactly do you mean by LTC facilities? And do they have the same program for LVN?
  9. by   Simba&NalasMom
    Quote from nenanena
    Hi Honesty,

    I am also looking for a really good lvn program to attend in my area. I have just started looking, and it has not been easy. I found one program that is accrediated, with a pass rate of 81% for the NCXLEX exams. But it doesn't start until August of next year. And then I found another school that starts sooner but they want me to have my CNA license first which I don't have, I would rather go straight to the lvn program I don't want to waste my time with a 8 week CNA course. Decisions, Decisions, So anyone out there have any advice for us? Im in Sunny Southern California.
    Getting your CNA, whether or not you want to fast-track your career, is never a waste of time. It will give you a jump-start on your basic care skills and help give you a better idea about whether nursing is for you. Plus, if you are a CNA first, it will actually make you a better supervisor once you do become an LPN. Just my .02.
  10. by   mommy3
    Quote from nenanena
    Hi Honesty,

    I am also looking for a really good lvn program to attend in my area. I have just started looking, and it has not been easy. I found one program that is accrediated, with a pass rate of 81% for the NCXLEX exams. But it doesn't start until August of next year. And then I found another school that starts sooner but they want me to have my CNA license first which I don't have, I would rather go straight to the lvn program I don't want to waste my time with a 8 week CNA course. Decisions, Decisions, So anyone out there have any advice for us? Im in Sunny Southern California.

    Found a site that might direct us somewhere...http://www.bvpt.ca.gov./vnschl.htm I hope it will help one of us. I'll keep searching. If you find a suggestion, don't hesitate to send it my way!!
  11. by   nenanena
    Quote from Simba&NalasMom
    Getting your CNA, whether or not you want to fast-track your career, is never a waste of time. It will give you a jump-start on your basic care skills and help give you a better idea about whether nursing is for you. Plus, if you are a CNA first, it will actually make you a better supervisor once you do become an LPN. Just my .02.

    Good point thanks for the insight, Simba&NalasMom
  12. by   Simba&NalasMom
    No problem...keep us posted on what you find out! :spin:

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