So i'm kinda panicking about where my life is going. Ever since highschool I always wanted to become a nurse, and now I am 21 and I am no where close to being one. I finished all my pre-req and GE, but I didn't do exceptionally well during college. My GPA is about 2.8 . And I know for a fact thats not even acceptable for nursing school, but i'm trying to look past that and go for schools that do lottery such as community colleges. I just found out that community colleges require a CNA license before you apply (PCC is due on march 15) and I doubt I can find a CNA program that will finish that quickly.
I was looking into who is accredited in the LVN program and slowly work my way from there. My family is not rich at all, it is just my mom and 2 brothers living on a 20k salary from a restaurant my mother owns. I can't afford to go one of the more expensive schools, I was wondering if there is a big difference where you get your LVN license from? I'm debating if I should play the waiting game at my local community college or cough up the money and just go to a vocational school to get my license.
I'm volunteering at Kaiser Permanete in Baldwin Park in the department of Urgent care. I've been there for about 2 months so far and I love it, all the nurses are extremely helpful and even taught me a few tricks. I figured if I continue to volunteer and I get my license theres a greater chance that they'll hire me since i've been in the department and know how it works. Plus, to work at Kaiser Permanete would be my dream job!
If you made this far, I applaud you for taking the time to read everything!
For those who don't want to read, ( I don't mind ) I was wondering if there is a big difference where you get your LVN license from (Vocational schools/ Community College / Adult School).