frustrated lvn trying to get in to a rn program - page 2

Im a lvn trying to get in an Rn nursing program, I applied everywhere, still getting denied maybe due to high volume of applicants and also my GPA. All schools want at least a GPA of 3.0, is that all... Read More

  1. by   carol72
    Some programs in CA base their admissions policy on a lottery. Have you tried applying to all possible schools in your area? It should be just a matter of time 'till you get in, if you have applied to all schools. I don't know where in CA you live, so I can't refer to specific programs.
  2. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    however, as of yesterday i have officially passed college algebra ...
    congrats!
  3. by   Jules A
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    i actually got accepted to a bsn program in 2005 under the condition that i would pass college algebra. i failed by one point and got a d so they would not let me in. i tried to clep algebra and in the middle of my test the lady running the test accidentally shut off my computer and i had to retake the darn thing. i was so mad by then and my scores was due by a certain time ..i freaked out and failed. however, as of yesterday i have officially passed college algebra ...
    urghh i hate algebra. congratulations on passing!!! what are your plans now?
  4. by   anxfisa
    If you are interested in doing an online program CA does accept one only at this point, here is the CA GOV web site-
    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/olprgms.htm

    This is really very rescently approved.

    I hope this helps.
  5. by   nsgstudnt
    I am currently attending West Coast University in California. It is a private school for the RN Program. They only accept LVN's with a 3.0 gpa. Every 2 months, a new semester begins, therefore, there is really no waiting list. All necessary documents must be turned in, and once all classes from other junior colleges have been accepted, along with other important paper work, and passing their entry exam, then you're in!!!! The school is an accelerated program of 18 months full-time. The first nine months consist of all pre-requisites, and the last nine-months are the lvn-rn bridge.

    The only downfall with this school is the amount of money it cost to attend($60,000). Of course, there are financial aid available, but if money is the big issue, pls make sure your credit is in good standing. During the first nine months, you're able to work a good amount of hours, however, once the lvn-rn bridge begins, then work must be limited to sometimes none.

    Being in this school has been somewhat challenging, although I've been in school for all 26 yrs of my life. Because I was able to transfer credits to this institution, I am only in the program for a year and a half. I am graduating June of '08 and am very excited for new doors to open. I wish you all luck in trying to get into the RN program.

    I too have tried applying to junior colleges, and if money is the issue then, you must wait. However, I am aware of the increase amount of students trying to be nurses, and how grades are of importance. Therefore, applying to many different colleges is the best way to go so the chances are higher of getting accepted. Online classes are convenient, however for the rn program, I believe that hands-on work, as well as the ability to collaborate with your instructor allows for success. True many nurses have other commitments, however going into the rn program is another BIG commitment itself and must require full dedication in order to succeed!!
  6. by   dschueler
    Thanks for the info. When you say you have to have a 3.0, from what, LVN school??

    I plan on doing Stanbridge's program like the WCC, they plan to open one just like the one you are talking about. I won't qualify for any financial aide, so I hope you can do a student loan for $60k!!! That seems soooo high, but if I start saving now, in 1 yr, I hopefully can have some to add to it.

    Just trying to figure out the gpa that you mentioned. I have other college credit from other colleges, and it sounds like the same type of program.

    Where is WCC located?? Northern Cali??

    I start my LVN classes on June 18th, 1/2 days for a week, (Intro class) and then on the 25th start of real classes fulltime/days. M-F

    Who else on here is doing Stanbridge or has done Stanbridge?? I am curious about all comments, good and bad, how easy it is, clinicals, when clinicals start, and how are the instructors and tests, etc..

    Thanks!!!

    Its coming so fast!!! Hopefully this next year with zoom by fast!!

    Much Appreciation for the comments!

    Deborah
  7. by   dschueler
    Quote from kriso
    congrats!

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the one class I have trouble with too!! I can do all the geometry and other science classes, but I have always had a mental hangup with Algebra!! I know you feel a real since of accomplishment, and satsifaction!!! Here is a little party for you!!! Good luck with everything else!!

    Love, Deb

    :hatparty::hatparty::hatparty: smiley_aa:mortarboard: :studyowl::studyowl:
  8. by   BigB
    Western CAreer Colleg offers the LVN to RN with all prerequistes (around $40,000 total if you have no prereqa). It is located in Sacramento, CA.
  9. by   Predaking
    My overall college GPA is around 3.06. My prerequisites around 3.50 to 4.00.

    Like many of you, I screwed around too and got F's and lots of D's during my early college years. I'm surprised that I got an A.S. degree after what I've done in my sorry academic career.
  10. by   Jules A
    Quote from Predaking
    My overall college GPA is around 3.06. My prerequisites around 3.50 to 4.00.

    Like many of you, I screwed around too and got F's and lots of D's during my early college years. I'm surprised that I got an A.S. degree after what I've done in my sorry academic career.

    Well the good news is that when most schools give transfer credits your old grades don't follow just the credits. The nursing programs around here mostly only use your pre-reqs for the nursing program in determining gpa so that is another plus. If you are doing pre-reqs now just make sure you work hard and kick butt on them.
  11. by   NurseMarketer
    Quote from Baptized_By_Fire
    I don't live in CA, but I do attend a private college in my hometown (advancing my degree). You may be surprised that even though the tuition is higher at private schools, with financial aid, it can still be affordable. Good luck to you.
    Baptised,
    Could you please tell me what school do you attend? And is it for your R.N.?
    I am looking for a small private college, that will allow me to start this coming Sept. ( Have car, will travel).

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