Kaplan SD LVN-RN May 2013 - page 6

Hello all! I am a current LVN applying to Kaplan san diego lvn- rn to start may 2013. I graduated from Kaplan LVN program in February and currently work and volunteer at a local hospital. At first I... Read More

  1. by   tawnyalee
    Sweet I have a meeting the 11th too at 430 so I sill see you there!!! Do you know anything about scheduling?? Like how many classes we take a week ect?? I know a lot will be answered during that meeting... Honestly may cant come fast enough I'm ready to do this!!!
  2. by   queen2bee
    Quote from tawnyalee

    I bet!! Did you do the generic program or the lvn-RN?? I'm curious to talk to another person found the step up and what the schedule is like
    No I am not doing step up, I'm in Las Vegas and we only have the regular RN program. How long will it take u to finish?
  3. by   clairemarie
    Quote from tawnyalee
    Sweet I have a meeting the 11th too at 430 so I sill see you there!!! Do you know anything about scheduling?? Like how many classes we take a week ect?? I know a lot will be answered during that meeting... Honestly may cant come fast enough I'm ready to do this!!!
    I'm not exactly sure about the scheduling, but I do know you have to be available m-f 7am to 7pm, but we won't be in class the whole time it will vary each semester. Also another nursing student told me each semester lasts 4 months and then classes change. I guess we'll find out the details on Thursday I'm so excited to start as well see you there!
  4. by   Nurse-in-the-making2
    Hi Ladies!!
    I am starting at Kaplan SD in Sept. I am an LVN grad of kaplan from 2012.. actually my picture is still up by the deli.. haha.. how's the program so far??.. I got my schedule, met with DON and all.. now orientation on 29th.. but I would love to know how the program is for us LVN-RN's..

    hope to see you ladies around.
    JaNet C
    Last edit by Nurse-in-the-making2 on Aug 26, '13 : Reason: spelling error
  5. by   NurseMorse
    Quote from Nurse-in-the-making2
    Hi Ladies!!
    I am starting at Kaplan SD in Sept. I am an LVN grad of kaplan from 2012.. actually my picture is still up by the deli.. haha.. how's the program so far??.. I got my schedule, met with DON and all.. now orientation on 29th.. but I would love to know how the program is for us LVN-RN's..

    hope to see you ladies around.
    JaNet C

    First of all, congratulations!!
    Did you take your VN at the San Diego campus?
    Are you transferring any classes in beside your LVN classes? Which should include Fundies, OB, PEDs and Pharmacology.

    I'll try to answer what I can. The schedule probably changes with each new term, so I can only speak in general.

    First semester for LVN students included academic strategies, role transitions and any general ed classes that were not transferred.

    When I was in my first term, the strategies class lasted for 4 weeks held Friday morning, then we went straight to Role transitions, also held on Friday mornings. A and P 1 with lab and other GE classes are held during the rest of the week.

    Many LVNs took A and P 1 with lab on M/W. class in the morning with lab after lunch.

    The GE classes are all different and depend on which semester the GE's are placed.

    Feel free to ask away, if you have more questions.

    Good luck with your program.
  6. by   nrskitty
    I am also intersted in the San Diego Kaplan LVN-RN program. How long does it take you to finish the program? And does that give you an associates when you finish if you ever want to go on to get your BSN? I am an LVN and am really wanting to start getting towards my RN but am trying to figure out the best route to start. Any input would be helpful.
  7. by   Nurse-in-the-making2
    Yes I transferred in pretty much all of my GE's have to retake AP 1 and never took algebra.. So I will be taking that term 1 with nurs 100 and280..
    My grad date is may 2015
  8. by   Nurse-in-the-making2
    Nrskitty
    I plan to go on for my BSN..
    I would like to be an NP one day!
  9. by   NurseMorse
    Quote from nrskitty
    I am also intersted in the San Diego Kaplan LVN-RN program. How long does it take you to finish the program? And does that give you an associates when you finish if you ever want to go on to get your BSN? I am an LVN and am really wanting to start getting towards my RN but am trying to figure out the best route to start. Any input would be helpful.
    Sorry for the delay here.

    The LVN-RN is 20 months at Kaplan.
    You do come out with an ASN.
    Make sure you check with the colleges that you might consider for your BSN. You may not be able to transfer to a WASC accredited school, but it really depends on the school.

    I hope this helps:-)
  10. by   Nurse-in-the-making2
    Hi All,
    Just wanted to check in and see how the program is going, for you all??
    I'm halfway thru Semester 1 and so far so good.. Went in with one of my fellow Kaplan VN alum buds, and we are both doing great..
    I would highly recommend the program, very good so far.. all of the soon- to- be grads are very insightful.
  11. by   Nurse-in-the-making2
    LAST SEMESTER!!!! almost done!!! Anyone take the NCLEX YET??

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