LVN School in San Antonio

  1. I am new to the San Antonio area and am interested in becoming a LVN. I am trying to find colleges that offer this program and all I can find is Texas Careers and Baptist Health Systems. The problem is is that there are so many prerequisites for Baptist, and I just want to jump right in to the actual training. Does anyone know anything about these two programs? Or does anyone know any other colleges in the area that offer LVN program? Any info would be appreciated
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  3. by   Ashera
    Hope these links help you out. There are several schools in and around the San Antonio area. Good luck!



    http://www.texasnurses.org/careerinfo/school.htm#bs_bsn

    http://www.window.state.tx.us/schola.../colleges.html
  4. by   Bigmama
    Try St. Philips College. They have an LVN program. You just need to take an entrance exam. www.accd.edu/spc
  5. by   krisfroggie
    Quote from TRIBALROSE13
    I am new to the San Antonio area and am interested in becoming a LVN. I am trying to find colleges that offer this program and all I can find is Texas Careers and Baptist Health Systems. The problem is is that there are so many prerequisites for Baptist, and I just want to jump right in to the actual training. Does anyone know anything about these two programs? Or does anyone know any other colleges in the area that offer LVN program? Any info would be appreciated
    Hello, I believe that San Antonio College also has an LVN program. Kris
  6. by   gnh0311
    San Antonio College (SAC) does not have the LVN program. They only offer the RN program. There are only three LVN/LPN programs available in San Antonio as far as I know. You already know of two and the other person was correct about St. Phillips. Very cometitive from everything I've heard. Victoria College, which is about 80 miles southeast of SA, also offers an LVN program. That's the closest I could find.
  7. by   maamoo44
    Quote from TRIBALROSE13
    I am new to the San Antonio area and am interested in becoming a LVN. I am trying to find colleges that offer this program and all I can find is Texas Careers and Baptist Health Systems. The problem is is that there are so many prerequisites for Baptist, and I just want to jump right in to the actual training. Does anyone know anything about these two programs? Or does anyone know any other colleges in the area that offer LVN program? Any info would be appreciated
    Try Galen Health Institute 733-3056
  8. by   mommyof4girls
    Do you know anything about Galen Health Institute? I am trying to find a school to go to in San Antonio, TX for LVN.
  9. by   curlysue82
    I live in Kerrville about a 45 minute drive north of San Antonio. Schriener Univerity here has a LVN program. My cousin just graduated from it this past August and really enjoyed the program. The pass rate was around 90% for the 2006 program and I believe you only need to take an entrance exam. They also offer a LVN to RN bridge with San Antonio College. Good Luck!!
  10. by   BabyCatchr
    The LVN programs in San Antonio are St. Philip's, Galen, and Baptist.
    They all offer the LVN to RN bridge, but it takes a lot longer to do that rather than just do the RN somewhere else.
    SAC has only the 2 yr RN program, not an LVN.
    Galen is private and costs $20,000 more ($20,000 - that is not a typo) but no prereqs.
    Here is a link to another thread on this matter
    http://allnurses.com/texas-nurses/ga...ac-386462.html
  11. by   BabyCatchr
    SAC RN Program:
    http://www.accd.edu/SAC/NURSING/dnepol/N0p_gnrc.htm

    St Phillips LVN
    http://myspccatalog.alamo.edu/previe...&poid=458&bc=1
    St Phillips also has a bridge program for LVN to RN
  12. by   Mr & Mrs VNS
    St. Philips has a year long (2 semesters, and 1 summer semester) LVN Program. I just got accepted and I start this Monday (August 24, 2009)!
  13. by   BabyCatchr
    How is St. Philips LVN program? I am actually reconsidering now because time and money are short. It will take me 3 1/2 years to get my prereqs and BSN and I am a single mom and need an income now, and need the time to care for my children as I have no friends or family to help. I could do the LVN until they graduate from high school and then do my BSN.
  14. by   Mr & Mrs VNS
    I like St. Philips, I'm about 2 months into it. It is about 2,000 a semester, for 3 semesters, plus the price of books. They have a day and then also an evening class. There is financial aid you can apply for and also the nursing counselor tells us about scholarships we can apply for. There is NO prereqs for the LVN program, but after the LVN program (which is one year long) you can choose to go on to the RN program (which is about a year long as well) but there is some prereqs. and you can take some classes during the program.

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