LVN Schools in Southern California-which one?

  1. 0 I live in san Bernardino county in southern california. I am trying to decide between a few schools for LVN. I was wondering if anyone has heard of Hacienda Adult school in La Puente. And what you think of it. Another one I'm considering is American career College. Any information on these schools, or any other suggestions on which school to go to would be appreciated. Thanks
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    From 'Southern California'; Joined Mar '09; Posts: 28; Likes: 1.

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  4. Visit  TheCommuter} profile page
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    Attend the school with the cheapest tuition, because the end result of all of these programs will be exactly the same: an LVN license.
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    Ok, that makes since, but I have heard that some schools don't prepare the students as well as others. That the pass rate on the test to get your license might not be as good some schools. IDK, but I am thinking of going to an adult school. It is a one year program.
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    Quality of education for a reasonable cost is usually the case when choosing an adult ed nursing program over a private program. Without knowing particulars of any programs, best bet would be the adult program, then a community college program, then a private school if the others are not available. Private schools tend to have the poorest programs for a high cost, but you do graduate, and can sit for the boards. Getting the license is what counts. You will be doing a lot of learning on the job anyway, so choose the school that is best for you and that you can afford.
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    I attend Hacienda La Puente. Privately e-mail me if you'd like and we can "talk" a bit...still in school and don't have much extra time. I will say the program is indeed very intense...you're one step ahead if you already have med. experience (i.e., cna, med. asst, etc.).

    Now back to studying.... ;-D
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    Wow, Hacienda adult school is where I was just thinking of going. I looked up their pass rate, and it was higher than most of all the other local schools. 91% pass rate. How do i find your email address?

    I got your private message vintagestudent, but I can't send you a private message back. It said I'm not allowed to. I not sure what to do so I can send private messages. Anyway, you need to study now. But, I do have a few questions. Maybe tommorow we can talk
    Last edit by Jewelsy on Mar 9, '09 : Reason: I needed to say more.
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    I privately emailed you via this site. Click on "MyAccount" at the top, next to your user name on left and then click on "Private Messages."
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    How about the weekend? Weekdays are rough, honestly. We'll talk soon, okay?

    Take care.

    P.S. Be ready to have no life other than nursing school...no joke, the 11-month program is intense, but I'm learning so much! I eat & breathe nursing right now. Not complaining, just telling it the way it is.
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    I clicked on my account, then private messages. Then it said that I'm currently not allowed to send private messages. Do I have to pay money to be able to send private messages? Did you pay? I guess I can do that.
    Jewel
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    Quote from Jewel_
    I clicked on my account, then private messages. Then it said that I'm currently not allowed to send private messages. Do I have to pay money to be able to send private messages? Did you pay? I guess I can do that.
    Jewel
    You need to have accrued at least 15 posts before you will be allowed to send private messages.
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    Quote from vintagestudent
    i attend hacienda la puente. privately e-mail me if you'd like and we can "talk" a bit...still in school and don't have much extra time. i will say the program is indeed very intense...you're one step ahead if you already have med. experience (i.e., cna, med. asst, etc.).

    now back to studying.... ;-d
    . hi vintagestudent, please i need your help, earlier i was browsing on their website ( hacienda-lapuente adult school) and i saw their vm program. can you tell me more about theirprogram? what to i expect on the entrance exam? coz i believe there is a testig fee for $25 and for 100 applicants they will only choose 45 applicants? sigh... i want to go there coz i can't afford private school and i don't want to wait in a community college. i am a single mom and my baby is only 7 months. i am doing this for her future. anyways, i stop schooling for 2 years that's y i am pretty nervous on their entrance test. please do help me with this. i know your busy but if u could just help me i will much appreciate it. thanks.
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    Quote from vintagestudent
    i attend hacienda la puente. privately e-mail me if you'd like and we can "talk" a bit...still in school and don't have much extra time. i will say the program is indeed very intense...you're one step ahead if you already have med. experience (i.e., cna, med. asst, etc.).

    now back to studying.... ;-d
    [font=segoe ui]hi, vintagestudent:
    i'm new here~
    i'm planing to attend the hacienda la puente vocational nursing program as well, i just took the entrance test they said they will give me a call to see if i get in or not. the class starts on june and they said they took about 100~200 students highest score in entance test to take the pre-lvn class and cut down to 50 to get in the lvn program.
    so you passed all that to get in the lvn pregram? is it hard to get pass for pre-lvn class? cause i do not have any experience on any kind of nusring class, what do i need to do to give me the better chance to get in lvn program?

    thank you.
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    Quote from wallewalle
    [font=segoe ui]hi, vintagestudent:
    [font=segoe ui]i'm new here~
    [font=segoe ui]i'm planing to attend the hacienda la puente vocational nursing program as well, i just took the entrance test they said they will give me a call to see if i get in or not. the class starts on june and they said they took about 100~200 students highest score in entance test to take the pre-lvn class and cut down to 50 to get in the lvn program.
    [font=segoe ui]so you passed all that to get in the lvn pregram? is it hard to get pass for pre-lvn class? cause i do not have any experience on any kind of nusring class, what do i need to do to give me the better chance to get in lvn program?

    [font=segoe ui]thank you.
    • take nursing-related science courses at a local comm. college beforehand and earn no less than a b.
    • work on your math, reading comprehension, and writing skills if you're weak.
    • take advantage of the on-site class offered for those interested in a medical career.
    • strongly consider enrolling in a cna course first, this helps you get feel for the nursing environment and can increase your confidence. confidence is important in nursing school.
    • get your name and reputation known amongst the nursing staff--take the 4-month cna course at the same campus. if you do, show up on time and prepared. no slackers need apply. trust me, your reputation will be known.
    • understand prior to applying that this accelerated program is intense and imperfect. be ready to cry at times, be flexible and ready to make the most of the program.
    also, understand that competition is fiercer these days. the administrators are looking for the brightest and most committed. and yes, integrity still matters. oh, and there is no hand-holding in this program. babies/whiners/complainers are frowned upon.

    for me, it's been a wild ride, but the growth has been immense. now on to rn school. woohoo!

    best wishes!
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