CES College in Burbank, CA

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    Does anyone know about CES college in Burbank CA? I was looking into their website, and saw that their tuition was lower than other Vocational schools for 27,000 I think. Would anyone recommend this school?
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    I wouldn't recommend any of the Los Angeles-area for-profit LVN programs because they are grossly overpriced. You would be up the paddle without a creek to end up with nearly $30,000 in staggering student loan debt and no LVN job to repay your obligations. Contrary to popular belief, there is no nursing shortage in southern CA, and finding oneself jobless after completing school is not far-fetched.

    Your best bet is attending an LVN program at a ROP (regional occupational program) where tuition is less than $10,000. Multiple ROPs are operating in Southern California.

    I completed a private LVN program in Southern CA several years ago, but you can obtain the same LVN license at a fraction of the cost. It is much better than repaying several hundred dollars per month.
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    Quote from beautiful17
    Does anyone know about CES college in Burbank CA? I was looking into their website, and saw that their tuition was lower than other Vocational schools for 27,000 I think. Would anyone recommend this school?
    The school is accredited and the tuition IS lower than many other schools, because the school is non-profit. Current tuition is under 25K, plus there is financial aid, such as grants and loans. So if you qualify for grants, the program costs you about 15K.
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    It is extremely hard to get into an ROP. They only have one group at a time and it fills up almost instantly.
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    It is more difficult to get into a ROP program or an Adult School program, but it is well worth it. That being said, there are so many applicants for these programs. You have to test at a 12 grade level or higher, if you do that well, then there's the Pre-Nursing course that you have to pass with a high grade. Only 30 - 35 people are picked for the final LVN class.

    Get a book the covers how to pass the TABE exam with a high score either from your local library or a bookstore and study that very thoughly.

    Good luck.
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    Thank you Communter, RN for your comment regarding the non-shortage of nurses. I needed to read that comment because I was so worried about getting a job after I complete the program and pass the state boards. If all goes well, I will pass the Pre-LVN class in November and start the LVN course for Hacienda La Puente CAS in Jan 2013.
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    Well, maybe it is worth to try it once but chances are very slim. If they are saying that the program costs around 10K at ROP,then it is not that much of a difference with 15K after financial aid and there is a much better chance to get in and start soon.


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