Opinions?Career College Vs Real College for LVN

  1. How do you guys feel about career colleges for LVN?
    Are any of you going to American Career or other nursing programs?
    What are they like? pro's & con's
    What accreditations should I look for in a school?
    I want to be an LVN and go to a 12 month program...
    but I'm not sure if I will be able to get hired as easily as a graduate with
    a degree...
    How likely am I to get hired with just a LVN certification and not an actual degree?
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  3. by   Jules A
    Quote from aprilina
    How do you guys feel about career colleges for LVN?
    Are any of you going to American Career or other nursing programs?
    What are they like? pro's & con's
    What accreditations should I look for in a school?
    I want to be an LVN and go to a 12 month program...
    but I'm not sure if I will be able to get hired as easily as a graduate with
    a degree...
    How likely am I to get hired with just a LVN certification and not an actual degree?
    I'm not sure if I understand your question but as long as the school you go to is approved by your state's BON so you can sit for the PN NCLEX you will become a LVN which isn't a degree from any school. Its a certificate program. If you are thinking about doing your RN which can be an Associates or Bachelors then there are more opportunities available for new grads with those degrees. Good luck. Jules
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Most LVN programs (accredited or not) result in a diploma upon graduation, not a degree. There are a few community college LVN programs that result in an associate's degree, but these are very rare. The vast majority of LVN programs lead to a diploma.

    I attended one of those high-priced career college LVN programs and have never encountered any problems with finding work. Most hiring managers do not even care about where I have attended school. Their only concern is that I am a warm body with a license.

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