Hi! I was looking to get some information on the LVN-RN Bridge program at Galen in San Antonio. I am looking into applying there since Baptist will not accept my Micro class. I would like to know about the teachers ( no names) and if they are knowledgable... Not just reading from the power point. I am wondering about the quality of the clinicals, the pass rate etc. I have talked to 3 nursing programs out in San Antonio and they all claim to have the highest pass rate. I was speaking to the advisor at Galen and he stated that they have a 66% graduation rate with an 83% NCLEX pass rate... Is that good? Thanks in advance for the reply!
83% isn't very good, you can look up online the NCLEX-RN pass rates from every school, so you can compare them. I'm not sure on the instructors or clinical locations as I am a student at Galen FL. Was there a reason Baptist did not accept your micro course? I would say go to the school with highest pass rate (NCLEX), and if they don't take your micro course but they will accept you as a student, retaking it wouldn't do you any harm, other than boost your GPA. The thing to know about Galen is they have articulation agreements with some online universities such as U of Phoenix, Indiana Weslyan U, and Grand Canyon U, all of which are expensive online RN-BSN programs; a BSN is highly preferred around here, not sure about TX. So make sure the program you choose will allow you many options when it comes to getting your BSN.
They won't take it because I took it at U of P -/ I think I am just gonna stick with Galen. As a military spouse I never know when we are going to move and their bridge program isn't too long and I promised myself to only be an LVN for 2 yrs max, I just passed boards in Feburary. Are you in the bridge program or the regular RN program? Are you liking the program so far?
I'm starting July 8th but I work/ volunteer with Galen grads; many of the hiring managers in the local healthcare facilities around here recommend Galen because of how strenuous and in-depth the program is, so I'm looking forward to that. I wrote an article about why and how I chose Galen, and you can read it on allnurses... I've had a lot of students from Galen Tampa Bay and other Galen schools tell me this helped them choose Galen as well. http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...me-834931.html