Iím new here; Iím having a hard time choosing nursing colleges to apply to - page 2

by Ms.Frank | 1,193 Views | 13 Comments

Hi I live in California and I am taking my pre requisites at my local college. I have two more semesters left and I donít know if I am interested in the California wait into the programs which are a year at the minimum and most... Read More


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    Quote from Ms.Frank
    Congratulations Veronika!! Was the nclex hard? May I ask which schools did you apply to? I am so interested in traveling just to get into a program.
    I don't think nclex was hard, I feel my school prepared me well as I did very little reviewing before taking it. I applied to LA valley college, LA city college, LA harbor college, moorpark city college, Pasadena city college, college of the canyons, and cal state long beach. Moorpark was the only school that took about 6 months or more to offer admission
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    Really that is good the nclex was not hard for you. They had you well prepared. Have you started applying to jobs yet? Thanks I am going to look into those schools. I am so happy for you makes me know what I have to look forward to
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    Hey Ms.Frank

    I also cannot afford or wait 4 years to get a BS in nursing or 2 yrs to get my R.N.So for now I am going to a community college here in Houston,Texas and working on my L.V.N(which takes a yr)certificate/license.After working a year or so,I will either THEN be working on a bridge prgrm lvn-rn program or an lvn to B.S.N.program.I figured if i go this route I have 2 advantages,1) I have classes for a year and see how i like nursing and then forward my education AND 2)after getting my L.V.N license, I can work and get experience before or during furthering my education.Ive noticed in alot of ads alot of nursing jobs want experience..Just a thought...
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    Quote from DominiqueChehlaoui
    Hey Ms.Frank

    I also cannot afford or wait 4 years to get a BS in nursing or 2 yrs to get my R.N.So for now I am going to a community college here in Houston,Texas and working on my L.V.N(which takes a yr)certificate/license.After working a year or so,I will either THEN be working on a bridge prgrm lvn-rn program or an lvn to B.S.N.program.I figured if i go this route I have 2 advantages,1) I have classes for a year and see how i like nursing and then forward my education AND 2)after getting my L.V.N license, I can work and get experience before or during furthering my education.Ive noticed in alot of ads alot of nursing jobs want experience..Just a thought...
    Hi Dominique, thanks for the reply. I definitely think your going in the right direction, it makes since to keep busy while waiting. And I agree you would have an advantage with the working experience. I called a few local hospitals today and a nice lady who worked at Kaiser Permanente gave me so much great information, she told me that they hire new grad students but they look for some sort of experience. I think you are on the right track. Do you know which schools you plan to apply to for the bridge programs?


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