How far do you guys drive to school?how much was your tuition? - page 2

I was wondering How far did you guys travel to your school and how much was the tuition for your school ? I found a school about 36 miles from my house and I also found a school 15 miles from my... Read More

  1. by   mynameizjim
    Commuter How was Casa Loma in Van nuys?I lived about 5-10 minutes away from there.I lived in Arleta right At the freeway 5 exit.Well there are a lot of schools here in the valley.

    Marian College
    Casa Loma College
    Preferred College of Nursing
    American Career College in LA
    Glendale Career College
    and many many more.But some are not accredited
    I am thinking on going to casa loma since it is very close to where I lived but I dont know if its a good school or not.

    There is one called College of nursing.Part time program takes about 14 months which isn't bad.you meet 20 hrs for lecture and 16 hrs for clinical.The first 3 moths I believe is monday night saturday and sunday.

    Thanks
  2. by   sugabuga
    $5000 for three semesters (part time) including books. Four miles away.
  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from griddleboy
    Commuter How was Casa Loma in Van nuys?I lived about 5-10 minutes away from there.I lived in Arleta right At the freeway 5 exit.Well there are a lot of schools here in the valley.
    My experience at Casa Loma was okay. You'll have no problems ever getting a job as a Casa Loma grad because they have a really good reputation in the San Fernando Valley area. Hospitals seem to want to recruit LVNs who attended Casa Loma. And I am very familiar with the Pacoima/Arleta area.
    Quote from griddleboy
    Marian College
    Casa Loma College
    Preferred College of Nursing
    American Career College in LA
    Glendale Career College
    and many many more.But some are not accredited
    American Career College makes you pay for your parking and their tuition is $25,000. Preferred College of Nursing is such a new school that it does not even have a reputation yet.
    Quote from griddleboy
    I am thinking on going to casa loma since it is very close to where I lived but I dont know if its a good school or not.
    Even though I did not have the best experience there, Casa Loma's NCLEX pass rate is now at 84 percent, which is pretty good. The school is a non-profit that has been in existence since 1966.
    Quote from griddleboy
    There is one called College of nursing.Part time program takes about 14 months which isn't bad.you meet 20 hrs for lecture and 16 hrs for clinical.The first 3 moths I believe is monday night saturday and sunday.
    Find out their NCLEX pass rate before you think of committing to them.
    Quote from griddleboy
    Thanks
    No problem.
  4. by   L&D_2b
    I'm going to be driving 47 miles each way to LPN classes. That comes out to be about an hour drive for me. It's the closest part time evening/weekend program around here. Since I have small children, this is my only option to become a nurse.
    My program will be $8,900 for the tuition only.
  5. by   mynameizjim
    I inquired about american career and they said the tuition is 27,000 wow that is too expensive for a diploma program for Lvn.I think im going to look for some more schools, less cheaper than that
  6. by   liljulz0613
    I goto a tech school called Career Training Solutions for my LPN. It is 17,000 for the whole 17 month program including books. We pay out of our pocket for uniforms but they only cost me maybe 40 dollars. I drive about 20 minutes there and 20 minutes back depending on traffic. I live near DC and traffic is a mess! :chuckle
  7. by   BigB
    $5,500 for tuition, 10 minute drive from my place. lvn
  8. by   IcantThinkofaName
    80 miles a day. $18,600
  9. by   hdorsey
    I drive 99 miles round trip to school, but it is cheap as H E double hockey sticks!
  10. by   scallywags
    I drive less than 30 minutes, about 14 miles one way to school. My tuition is $21,000 and this includes the mandatory pre req course and books. There was a closer alternative, approx. 3 miles from my house. They only offer classes in the a.m. and the evening hours work better for my schedule. Price was roughly the same.
  11. by   airis
    Quote from griddleboy
    I was wondering How far did you guys travel to your school and how much was the tuition for your school ?

    I found a school about 36 miles from my house and I also found a school 15 miles from my house but the tuition is very different.One of the school 15 miles from my house is 27,000 and the farther one is 20,000.

    Is it worth it driving that far?to get the cheaper school or it's ok to take the closest one but more expensive one?

    I am still confused whether to take Respiratory therapist or Lvn the school im talking about is for LVN.I really want to work in the hospital but if I take lvn I might be working in an LTC.





    Travel? if its less than an hr it wouldnt be that bad but choose whatever you can afford and also the school that you like. Right now I am going to concorde career for respiratory it was a very tough decision for me. Eventhough concorde is more money but the school is like 3 miles away from me. I would love to wake up 30 mins before my classes starts and still wouldnt be late for school. If you can afford $7,000 more and if you like the school then go for it but if its too much for you then you are going to have to sacrifice.

    Before I decided to go for RT I was planning to go for LVN. But after seeing my husband do work in a hospital as an LVN I dont think i will go for it.
    Respiratory therapy's tuition is about the same amount as an LVN but RT you get higher education which is an associate degree while LVN you only get a certificate. If your not planning to be an RN then I say go for RT but if you are planning to expand your career then I say go for LVN because LVN you have more options to expand than RT.

    hope this help.
    by the way what school u r trying to go to??
    I am in southern california also
    Last edit by airis on Dec 6, '05
  12. by   mynameizjim
    Airis,

    I lived at Arleta about 3 miles away from Concorde College In North Hollywood do you go that school also?I'll start my program january 30
  13. by   nenanena
    Quote from TheCommuter
    My experience at Casa Loma was okay. You'll have no problems ever getting a job as a Casa Loma grad because they have a really good reputation in the San Fernando Valley area. Hospitals seem to want to recruit LVNs who attended Casa Loma. And I am very familiar with the Pacoima/Arleta area.
    American Career College makes you pay for your parking and their tuition is $25,000. Preferred College of Nursing is such a new school that it does not even have a reputation yet.
    Even though I did not have the best experience there, Casa Loma's NCLEX pass rate is now at 84 percent, which is pretty good. The school is a non-profit that has been in existence since 1966.
    Find out their NCLEX pass rate before you think of committing to them.
    No problem.
    ok Communter, if you don't mind can you share a little about your experience at Casa Loma? You indicated that it was just ok. since I am just 15 minutes away from that school It is a possibility I might end up going there. any input would be Extremly helpful

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