my experience with both schools
, kinda long...
I dont know which concorde or acc you are planning on going to, but i first went to the Concorde in North Hollywood Ca. (it was my first choice because its closer to my house) and I had a very bad experience. The advisor that talked to me asked me the regular questions like why i wanted to be an lvn if i was planning on moving on to r.n. etc. then it got a little weird, he started pushing the m.a. program eventhough i stressed i did not want to start as m.a. he then started asking me why i waited so long to start a career (im 23, graduated high school at 18) i told him i didnt wait, i was doing the community college pre reqs for a couple of years and had to quit school due to personal reasons, but i wanted to get my career started as soon as possible. he then, started to question my commitment, saying that if i quit school once already, i might do it again since the lvn program is so hard. after much reassurance of my part, he let me take the entrance exam. my math is not the best but i passed. his excuse then, was that my math wasnt good, and that eventhough i passed, it wasnt good enough for lvn program, he continued to push the m.a program. after declining it over and over,(no disrespect to m.a.'s i just wanted to start as lvn) he started to make me feel bad by saying that i didnt care about my career or else i would take the steps i had to, to become a good nurse etc etc. the point is, that by now i was crying
and felt like a failure, so i left. I then called acc in los angeles. i liked that they had a night/weekend course for lvn so i made an appointment with an advisor. she was so nice, treated me like i was already part or the school. asked me the regular questions, but did not try to push anything on me. gave me a tour, let me take the entrance test. said i needed some practice with math but gave me papers to practice from. gave me an appnt for the hesi test. passed and now im there. i am currently doing clinicals for the 1st term, and i love:redpinkhe my instructors. it is a little out of my way but its worth it. i have spoken to 3 other people in my same class who also had problems with concorde. like i said, it might be different in another campus or state, but that was my experience. hope it helps.