Hello Lyn, I live near Houston (you know how Houston is - near is connected and might as well *be* Houston LOL)... Anyway, there are several community colleges that offer LVN programs, such as Kingwood, HCC, Alvin, Lee, Col of Mainland, SanJac, etc. in and around Houston. I would advise against HCC only because their ADN-RN program has been in danger of losing, and has lost in the past, its accreditation, so all students at that point lose all credits up to that point. Not sure bout their LVN program.
What part of Houston? Have you tried searching for LVN programs on your local community college websites? Pre-req and admission requirements vary by school. Here in Houston we also have ADN-RN program options, and some schools where you can transition from ADN to MSN without getting BSN in between (very sweet deal), so you might want to consider that, as well.
Hello. Thank you for your response.
i live in Sugar Land. Im taking up the pre-req in BSN at HCC, but i decided to take the shorter route which is LVN. I was taking up Physical Therapy but i didnt get to finish the last year which is the internship. I think i only have 5 pre-reqs left.
I want to tkae ADN too, but since my subjects are more than 5 years already, they wont be credited so i have to take it again. And i dont want to take that route.
I also have two kids, 5 and 2. Im just a stay home mom and i wanna help my hubby pay for the bills. I's hard when only 1 in the family is working.
Hi Lyn! We're in the general Clear Lake area (hence the name ;-). I'm also a sahm (not "only" but "actually" - it's something to take pride in!!) Yes, it's hard, but I'm sure you've already realized that you have to make a lot of money to break even, much less bring something home, when you factor in the extra cost of working ouside the home with young children. We're HSers also, so even my older children need me home during the day.
I wonder how far Alvin is from you? I've heard good things about their ADN program. I've heard lots of NOT good things about HCC's ADN program, though I don't know about their LVN program. Just that apparently their ADN prog has lost acreditation in the past, and has often been in danger of doing so again (including within the last year), so definitely check into that. And, if you do LVN first, you should be able to transition to ADN later if you want.
I just finished my 2nd semester (not counting one of pre-req's) and have 3 more to go. Halfway there! Wahoo! Good luck to you. And hold up your head when you say you're a SAHM! Okay??
Hello every one.
Im looking for schools here in houston which offers LVN Program, do you have any suggestions?
What do i have to do first in order to get in?
All help will be greatly appreciated.
I went to San Jacinto College (North Campus) for my LVN, and it was a wonderful program. As a matter of fact, some of the staff nurses in hospitals that we did Clinical rotations at told us that they really preferred working with students from San Jac over those from other schools. This was about 13 years ago, mind you, but I think their reputation is still the same.