Which school is better in Dallas, Texas for LVN? Concorde,Platt, or Dallas Nursing In - page 4

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Hi Everyone! I need some advice. I am trying to start nursing school . I am in Dallas, Texas. I decided I would first get my LVN then go back and get my RN. Just because I think for me it will be better that way so I can make a... Read More


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    Quote from kmoney555
    I also thought about going to Concorde to get my lvn degree then do bridge prog at mountainview junior college i just hope when i finish that i can find a job paying me more then 10 dollars an hour. lol
    Does anyone know after you get your lvn license if you can work at a clinic or a physicain office or will i have to work at a hospital?
    You will not have trouble finding an LVN job for more than $10/hr, LVNs get paid quite a bit more than that. The starting average pay is about $15-20/hr. There seem to be numerous job openings for LVNs in clinics and offices in our area, however if may be difficult to attend a bridge program while working those hours. Also there are not as many hospital jobs for LVNs any more. Most of the LVN jobs are available in long term care, skilled nursing, and home health.
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    i went to dni, it was ok it is accredited and all but of course the classes that you take do not transfer anywhere and none of these schools have a lvn to rn program. but from what i hear it has totally changed since i was there a few years back and may have changed for the better or worse. there seems to be an abundance of applicants to the "cheaper" community college programs so yes, dni, concorde or platt would be your best bet if you really wanted to get in somewhere and do what you gotta do. and it will cost you, $18,000 and up. but there is financial aid.

    my suggestion to you is, if you can just go thru a traditional program thru el centro or something and get your rn. because as i am finding out, unless you have a 3.5 or higher gpa you are going to have a hard time bridging to rn in the future.

    welcome to texas!
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    Quote from nurset2007
    i went to dni, it was ok it is accredited and all but of course the classes that you take do not transfer anywhere and none of these schools have a lvn to rn program.
    actually, concorde has very recently started an lvn-to-rn bridge program.
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    Dont quote me on this but I think Concords program will start in December ... I know they said it would start sooner because I go to school there, but last I heard the class had not started yet ( now mind you I havent asked for some time ) ...You know how those bumps in the road go lol . I could try to find out for those that are interested unless you or someone else knows for sure. Also I heard from a student that goes to DNI that their bridge program should start in August ( if it gets approved )

    Hey there Commuter how are your classes going and best of luck to you !!!
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    Quote from livinlife1257
    Hey there Commuter how are your classes going and best of luck to you !!!
    My classes are moving at a fast and furious pace, but I have faith in my abilities to accomplish this feat ahead of me.
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    TheCommutter,

    Are you talking about Concorde in Arlington, and what school are you doing your bridge program through if you don't mind me asking?
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    who is confirming the concorde arlington bridge program? i would defintely be interested in that. i am graduating from concorde in a few weeks(...yeah!!!!) and according to the academic dean, when i spoke with him a few weeks back, was told that the idea has been thrown around and they would like to do that, though implementation would be years away.
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    Quote from futurearmynurse25
    TheCommutter,

    Are you talking about Concorde in Arlington, and what school are you doing your bridge program through if you don't mind me asking?
    I'm completing my bridge at a private technical school in OKC.
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    for the past 12 months i have heard rumors (on campus) swirling that the arlington campus was starting the bridge. the academic dean denied it would be starting soon and made the comment that they want the program, but it would be more in the future and would be at the new, still being built dallas campus location. i prefer the trade school route as it's a better fit and if there is a trade school bridge program in dfw area i want to make sure i don't miss the info so i can get signed up....especially if there is a waiting list as there was for concorde's evening VN program.
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    Since you are graduating from Concorde in a few weeks...CONGRATS on all that you've accomplished. I'm thinking about applying to their day program starting in June, and I just have a question about the clinical rotations. The counselor that I talked to I don't think that he has all the answers, but he was telling me that as far as clinicals goes they are not scheduled 2 days in a row. That you don't really know when your clinicals were scheduled at also. I just wanted to know was that true. I'm thinking that they have to at least give you a schedule or something. Since their are 5 levels was every level like 2 and a half months or so? Thanks for your help in advance!!


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