Ok. Because the waiting list is so long to get into a nursing program at a community college. I was thinking about going to a career college, getting my LVN then doing a LVN to RN bridge program. It seems faster, like a shortcut. What do you think about that route, instead of waiting to get into a CC? Also, because I did my LVN when I go to do the bridge program would I still need my pre reqs or is that already included in the LVN program? I live in So Cal LA/OC area, So if you can tell me any good schools around here, that would be great. I heard that they are discontinuing LVN's on the east coast. I would only be taking this route so I can get my RN faster and not have to wait 3 years. It would also be nice to work as a LVN while I am going to school for my RN. Any advice will be very appreciated! Thanks
I went to West Coast Ultrasound Institute, it began as a school for ultrasound and MRI but it has expanded to an LVN program and more. It's a good school, accredited and all of that. I was worried about that too, but as long as you do the research you'll be fine. You can check the credibility of any good school at bvnpt.ca.gov The school will cost you more than a cc, but most of the bridge programs do. This school has great teachers, all RNs, NPs, and even a few doctors. You should check it out, they have a few locations. And no i haven't gotten a job yet, I just received my license so I'm starting the hunt for one now. Good Luck!
Last edit by mitral9 on Feb 18, '11