So I just got out of the Army. I'm looking at going to Concorde for personal reasons for LVN program then afterwards to community college for LVN to RN bridge. The hours are Mon thru Fri...8am-6pm. :smackingf I'm guessing that's for the first few months before clinicals start. I have to work no matter what. I should have about 1200 a month given to me by the government as part of the new GI Bill now called the 9/11 Bill effective August of this year. But I will still have to work atleast on the weekends for extra money so I can atleast live good and not just on ramen noodles. and be able to pay rent, gas, electricity, water, truck payment, insurance, etc.
Just wanted to know though of anybody going to Concorde here in Arlington with the same situation or story about working etc. I really need somebody to relate to...so I can feel better about my situation. I'm just getting scared that it might not work out.
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Why would you go to Concorde? They are not an acredited school. It's one of those schools that charge $25K, give or take, when you could go to a community college to start with for less than $10K. I got my RN for less than $10K at a local community college.
I know an LVN that went to Concorde. There are several people I over heard talking about her and that think she is ignorant for choosing this route. Please search out other options.
Weatherford and Hill College in Cleburne offer LVN programs and are accredited schools. Go to Cleburne....please don't go Concorde, you'll likely regret it.
Weatherford and Hill College I'll check those out thank you.
I'm know how expensive it is for Concorde. I just went down today to talk with the admisssions rep. For the LVN 1 year program its currently just over 23,000. Expensive yes, but there is no waiting to get in and no having to be ranked by GPA/ classes just to get in which I like personally. You can make good money in Texas as an LVN and pay back any remaining balance of the tuition after GI Bill and grants etc, pretty quick. And I would be getting my RN thru a bridge program as quick as possible.
And from what I was told today Concorde is accredited nationally and by the BON and by the U.S. Department of Education. And all I have been reading is positive things about Concorde really. I can't go to Cleburne that's over and hour and a half away from my house in Lewisville, Texas. I got NCTC 10 minutes up the road from my house which would be nice if they didn't have the whole waiting period to get in and rankings etc. Brookhaven is down the road in Farmers Branch...and then El Centro in downtown Dallas. But they area ll pretty competative to get accepted into Nursing. Concorde I don't have to worry about it.
Last edit by ptrdsmn on Jan 7, '09