Has anyone heard of CNI?LVN program

  1. hello, my name is elma and this is my first time posting, (sorry if i'm posting in the wrong dept) i just want to know if anyone has heard any positive feed back from CNI (Career Network Institute) I'm interested in their LVN program. would really apprciate the feedback...
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  3. by   P_RN
    Hello Elma. Welcome to allnurses. Are you a nursing student now? The California Board of Vocational Nursing has a list of the schools accredited by the state. http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/98vnstat.htm I don't see Career Network Institute on that list.
  4. by   VickyRN
    The NCBON is advising to be very careful in choosing nursing schools:

    Do Your Homework before Going Back to School

    Barbara Knopp, RN, MSN Education Consultant

    Doing your homework before selecting a program for continuing your education may save you money, time, and heartache. Whether you are seeking initial education in nursing, progression to another level of licensure (e.g., LPN to RN), or additional degrees for advanced practice, you have become a target for companies wanting to make a fast, easy buck. They are using many marketing strategies, including postcards mailed to individuals, credit for life experience, coursework on an exotic island, and glossy ads in nursing magazines....

    For help in evaluating programs, visit the following websites:
    • North Carolina programs approved for initial licensure:
    http://ncbon.com/Education-nurseprog.asp
    • Boards of Nursing: http://ncsbn.org/
    • Accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education:
    http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.asp
    For more information and full text of the article, please go to:

    http://www.ncbon.com/forms/Fall2005Bulletin.pdf pp. 7-8
    Last edit by VickyRN on Jan 6, '06
  5. by   mtorado27
    Is that the one in costa mesa, CA? If so, I've heard of it. My friend is actually in the LVN program there right now.. She told me that the last graduating class' passing rate was over 90% and the facility is rather new. If you have any more questions, just PM me and I'll try to answer them for you or I can ask her. Good luck! =)
  6. by   elma327
    the corportate office is in costa mesa but the nursing campus is in Orange. thank you...if you can ask her how her overall experience has been, is the program challenging, are the teachers any good? I'm registered to start the LVN program in February, but i was having second thoughts. the lvn program is new , they specialize in massage therapy and concerns me
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    [font=lucida sans unicode] welcome to the site, enjoy your stay and best wishes to you!
  8. by   wiggi22
    i know your post is old, and probably irrelevant now. but i'm posting this to anyone who may have searched cni and this thread question came up. i'm a student at cni. do not go there! the clinical instructors are horrible among other things. i only wish someone had told me not to go to cni when i was searching schools.

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