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  1. Visit  CandyGyrl1985 profile page
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    No Las Vegas Nevada
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  3. Visit  jazzyone32 profile page
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    I just took the Wonderlic test at the Stockton Campus and so far so good. I passed and will be taking the HESI on Tuesday. I have taken the HESI once before at Western Antioch about two years ago and did well so I am going to brush up but not stress. I chose this route because I could not afford to wait for JC to have enough teachers so that I could get in a class. I am a mom/wife with 3 kids and a hubby that is a full time student as well (not graduating until June) so I need to get in and get out and get on with my life. I have spoken with Univ. of Phoenix, Modesto and they have an LVN to BSN program that seems legit and thorough if you have the cash. I know that Merritt College in Oakland has as LVN to RN program. I am not sure which one I will take, probably the cheapest since I will have to repay the loan from the LVN program when I graduate. I will keep you all posted.

    If anyone has info on their experience with LVN to RN or LVN to BSN programs, please let me know. Thanks and God Bless!
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  4. Visit  sassy3831 profile page
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    I was wondering about the Kaplan College accreditation. If I get the lPN at Kaplan and wanted to become an RN the community college out in vegas won't take their credits for the bridge program to become and RN.

    Is there any colleges that will take kaplan credits. Trying to did in the LPN program at a community college is almost impossible so many people are going for nursing and it's so much cheaper!!

    I just need to get in and out to I'm a single parent with 3 kid's!! Don't want to waste my time
  5. Visit  dark40 profile page
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    Quote from sassy3831
    I was wondering about the Kaplan College accreditation. If I get the lPN at Kaplan and wanted to become an RN the community college out in vegas won't take their credits for the bridge program to become and RN.

    Is there any colleges that will take kaplan credits. Trying to did in the LPN program at a community college is almost impossible so many people are going for nursing and it's so much cheaper!!

    I just need to get in and out to I'm a single parent with 3 kid's!! Don't want to waste my time
    well, yes there is a college that will accept kaplan college credits, the school is university of phoenix and kaplan university
  6. Visit  strawberrypunch profile page
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    I just met with the admissions rep yesterday. She gave me the schedule. Total the program takes about 49 weeks she said. I'll be applying for the Feb 2010 class.

    They make you take two entrance tests. The first is a practice test of 30 questions you have to answer in eight minutes. Out of 30 I got 27 right. The second test is 50 questions in 12 minutes. She told me I got 30 right. Next I have to take the HESI. She said she wants me to get between an 80-90% to be guaranteed entrance to the program. I bought the book, it's basic vocabulary and math. I'm not too worried. If y'all want I can post the class schedules and what they make you take.
  7. Visit  CandyGyrl1985 profile page
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    Yey! I start in 11 days! Well technically Nov 30th is the all day orientation! I am so excited!
  8. Visit  SockMonkey.ecb profile page
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    Just to throw this out there....

    There is a huge misconception about CSN. A LOT of people seem to think that they hold a wait list, so if they go there, they will be waiting X amount of time to start the program. This is NOT true! Every semester, the top applicants get in. If you do not get in, you have to reapply.

    Keeping this in mind, why not attempt CSN? It is sooo much cheaper! I just hate to see anyone fork out 25K when they can get the same education for so much less.
  9. Visit  CandyGyrl1985 profile page
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    CSN only accepts about 25 students a year for LPN. That is it. If you go to the Board of nursing web site the only other LPN school is Kaplan. CSN is a 2 yr program.... Kaplan is a 1 yr program. Kaplan accepts about 120 students a year - 60 per semester.

    I chose Kaplan bc an accellerated program was what I need since I have 3 small children, I am single and I take care of my sick mom. Money was not an issue for me.

    And as the PP said - CSN does not have a wait list. So there is NO guarentee that you will get in this year, next year or the year after that. I have a 3.75 GPA, 100 hours volunteer & work health care experience, I am a CNA, and I only have 2 classes left to apply for the RN program... But for me - the risk of someone having a highere GPA or scoring higher on the TEAS was not worth it. If you really think about how many students apply for the LPN program - it only takes 25 of them to be better than you.... Kaplan was a sure thing, and for my situation was a perfect fit.

    But if you have time on your side - I would go for CSN. Its more laid back and you can bridge to the RN program with it.
  10. Visit  smallnurse10 profile page
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    You would get into the LPN program at CSN with your credentials. If you are planning to become an RN then you should just go for that. 25K to become an LPN is insane. Especially for a school that is not accredited and that your credits won't transfer out of. I know that the University of Phoenix has a LPN-RN bridge program, but have you looked up board pass rates? It is horrible, approximately 60% or something close to that PLUS another 30-35K for tuition to attend. 60K+ to become an RN is not good when new grads are having trouble finding work. It is bad even when jobs are plentiful, especially when the community college is 5K and accredited.
  11. Visit  sammiam1989 profile page
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    OK so i start lpn school in jan. I know alot of people are saying that its too expensive. But in my opinion if you are a mom and you dont have time to wait or whatever their are plenty of scholarships and grants out there that will cover atleast 1/2 the cost. I got the full pell grant and educational grant that alone covered half plus im applying for hella scholarships. so even if i start before the scholarships come, they will use my student loans and then when it arrives they will sent the loans back to the loan company and you will be set. I think if your ready to do it and you qualify for grants its well worth it. I am a mother of 8 month old twins and i am tired of waisting time trying to find the easy way out. im tired of making min wage so im going for it. if i dont get scholarships which im pretty sure i will then i only have 10k student loan to pay back. i got that student loan thru the gov and it has no intrest until 6 months after i grad.
    good luck in everyones search for schools.
    you can always check it out to see how much you will actually be paying back before you start anything.

    (Las Vegas Kaplan LPN program for 25k)
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  12. Visit  concerned potential profile page
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    Is the Kaplan College Las Vegas LPN program a *fully* accredited *nursing* program? I looked online, and employers are only looking for students who have graduated from a *fully* accredited nursing program- NOT provisionally accredited. Please let me know ASAP!!!
  13. Visit  lfh79 profile page
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    I'm starting the LVN program at Kaplan on January 10th. I am very excited. I know $29k is a lot to pay for the VN program but it's worth it because I will be attending a bridge program after probably at Carrington. Kaplan is a fully accredited college. Here is a website for accredited VN schools. BVNPT - California Accredited Schools
    Best of luck to all of you pursuing this career!!
  14. Visit  LVN/RNBridge profile page
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    Quote from concerned potential
    Is the Kaplan College Las Vegas LPN program a *fully* accredited *nursing* program? I looked online, and employers are only looking for students who have graduated from a *fully* accredited nursing program- NOT provisionally accredited. Please let me know ASAP!!!
    Kaplan is NOT accredited. I'm sorry to say! Only to sit on the NCLEX. They are not an approved school with the US Dept. of education. Furthermore. I understand that they are trying to gain an accreditation, but IF they are approved, it will only be a National and not a Regionally accredited school, which is what you need to have in order to transfer any credits to any JC or UC. I hope this helps to clarify.


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