Shepherd University in Los Angeles? - page 3

by droop 57,638 Views | 73 Comments

Ok so i just graduated and got my LVN license. I am looking to jump right into a bridge program so i can get my RN. A person i met told me about a program in Los Angeles that her daughter attends. The schools name is Shepherd... Read More


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    Everything up front? That is certainly not a good sign.
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    This school also looks a little shady but I can see how someone not aware that excelsior is not accepted in California might find it appealing. I found this posted on craigslist. LVN to RN in 1 Year for $15K

    Basically its convincing you to pay $15k to do excelsior's lvn-rn program then get licensed in Nevada and endorse over to CA working at a federal facility while you wait.
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    at shepherd u can pay by semester but they do not gaurantee u a seat in the following semester if u do not pay in full. i found out there is about 1.5 month break in between each semester. keep in mind that their nursing program has been around for 11 years now and just been approved by the brn last month. I'm not trying to defend the program but there are not that many LVN to RN programs without waits in california any more.

    @tothepointeLVN: i've heard of excelsior but never considered it because of the licensing issue in california. after reading the ad, it does soun appealing but is that legit? and with the job shortage in nursing in california, would that really be a good idea?
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    Private schools are not as difficult to get into as non private schools. Western Career College also has a LVN-ADN program which is only 8 months and is $37K and no waiting list, but they DO offer financial assistance. Like others have said, with this economy, I'd try to wait and try to get into another non private program before going this route. If money isn't a factor for you, then maybe one of these schools is a good option, but for me, I'm going to wait before forking over so much money. I did the private school route for my LVN with no loans (they weren't offered), and I dont want to go this route again.
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    Quote from droop

    @tothepointeLVN: i've heard of excelsior but never considered it because of the licensing issue in california. after reading the ad, it does soun appealing but is that legit? and with the job shortage in nursing in california, would that really be a good idea?
    No I would NOT suggest doing excelsior at all. I guess my point was made right in your post ( not your fault so not an insult). Desperate nurse to be's will read that ad and see what they want to see.

    The real truth behind that ad is excelsior is NOT approved in California and suggest that you get a license in TX and then try to work for the VA in california is very risky. For one the ad doesn't mention you have to be a citizen to work at the VA. Also the hiring process at the VA is time consuming. And what if the VA doesn't want you at the end?

    Even ISU which is legit in CA I would not endorse since I have yet to hear of anyone graduating and getting a job in CA.

    When I was looking for RN schools in LA I found at least 25 within driving distance. If I hadn't gotten into my first choice I would have applied to them all. You luck gets better the more lottery tickets you have right?
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    Guys,
    For those of u living nearby Los Angeles, check out LA Harbor College. I have my lvn license, majority of my pre-reqs done and a 3.0 gpa. I got in- in 1 semester. All u need to do is take a few lvn-rn transition courses and tease test. PLease dont bother with these private schools until u check them out.
    They place u in 2nd semester or u can challenge and if successful, ull be placed in 3rd semester. Awesome school with excellent Nclex pass rate,+95%.
    email me if u have any further questions.
    ps, not discouraging peeps to do the private school thing but y pay thousands when harbor is so economical? gltua
    caffeine
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    I totally agree with you Caffeine. Although the school is about 30 miles from where I reside, I will be checking them out as soon as I finish my prerequisites.
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    I went to there, LA Harbor College too, I have a lvn license and they said they only accept 10+ students for lvn to rn program and there would be a waiting list. Because I have been in waiting for 2 years I could not want to enroll that program. So I enrolled Shepherd University lvn to rn program and I believe I will finish next winter.
    The school accepts most credits that you've taken from other colleges and I am not sure if that transfer policy applies to only this semester, so you might contact them.
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    Quote from 2629jjang
    I went to there, LA Harbor College too, I have a lvn license and they said they only accept 10+ students for lvn to rn program and there would be a waiting list. Because I have been in waiting for 2 years I could not want to enroll that program. So I enrolled Shepherd University lvn to rn program and I believe I will finish next winter.
    The school accepts most credits that you've taken from other colleges and I am not sure if that transfer policy applies to only this semester, so you might contact them.
    Sorry that was your experience but it definetly was not mine. There were much more than 10 lvns last semester. More like 20 or so. I dont know who u spoke with but I got in easy and my gpa is not that good.
    I was very fortunate. I suggest all lvns in the LA area check out Harbor College stat before things change.
    Much love to us lvns who want to be rns someday soon
    caffeine
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    Quote from X-tra Stinky
    At this rate, I should be finished with the Nursing Associate's degree in Spring 2003.
    I hope that you meant to say spring of 2013!?


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