Quote from sweetave
Hi. I am considering LPN school. I would like to hear from people who have gone to NYC LPN schools. Can you please tell me which school you attended/are attending and the pros and cons? Thank you.
In New York City, there is Bronx Community College, VEEB (located in Long Island), Medgar Evers Community College and LaGuardia Community College (where I attended and graduated last year). The disadvantages I find in the community colleges is that they do not have many seats, and they are just as competitive as the RN programs; meaning that you have to acquire a very high GPA in order to enter. VEEB is a vocational school, and I see that they have a high percentile that passes NCLEX, but I hear they are really tough. I hear that they have an entry exam, and an essay, and if you pass, you are accepted. The major disadvantage to a vocational school would be that the student has not earned college credits to transfer into an RN program, therefore, you would have to take English, Psychology, Anatomy, Microbiology and all of those other wonderfully stressful courses.
Actually, ALL nursing programs, may it be LPN or RN are tough. There are fewer LPN schools around the metropolitan area than there were in the past, so, to get into one can be a challenge, I'd assume, because there are so few seats, and they take the highest grades, making the competition very stiff. I have seen lists of schools upstate. What you can do is check the website for the New York State Boards of Nursing and get a complete list of all of the practical nursing programs in the state of New York. But, with anything else, if you are determined enough, you can do whatever your heart desires. Stay focused and best wishes to you!