texas careers in san antonio

  1. Wanted to see if any one out there is going to Texas Careers in San Antonio or if any one got there LVN from there. I have been looking into going there. I have 2 kids and a husband so I was trying to do something pretty guick so I can start working then eventually go back to school for my RN.
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  3. by   jenlynnrn
    I am from San Antonio, went to nursing school there and worked there for 3 yrs. I just moved to Denver 3 months ago. Not sure what your ques is but I know they desperately need nurses in San Antonio. Jen
  4. by   Ekinnamon
    Edit: Taking out post
    Last edit by Ekinnamon on Nov 29, '05
  5. by   ShadowStorm
    I graduated from Texas Careers 2 years ago. It is a fantastic school. I learned a lot. The staff is wonderful, and Texas Careers is the only school in San Antonio where nursing students do clinicals at BAMC (no other school in S.A. is allowed). It was a tremendous experience. I strongly recommend Texas Careers. Give them a call. You'll soon find out what I mean.
  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from ShadowStorm
    I graduated from Texas Careers 2 years ago. It is a fantastic school. I learned a lot. The staff is wonderful, and Texas Careers is the only school in San Antonio where nursing students do clinicals at BAMC (no other school in S.A. is allowed). It was a tremendous experience. I strongly recommend Texas Careers. Give them a call. You'll soon find out what I mean.
    I know nothing about the Texas Careers school. However, I do know BAMC [Brooke Army Medical Center] is an outstanding medical facility. I work there on my USAR weekend Saturdays, plus did a 2 week AT at BAMC.

    Good luck!
  7. by   Owl1017
    My gosh you mean Texas Careers is a legitimate school?!? I was trying to look into it and it seemed like a scam to me. They are not forthcoming with information. I wanted to know if there were evening class offered, program cost, etc. Can anyone tell me any information on them?
  8. by   smjones0130
    Quote from Owl1017
    My gosh you mean Texas Careers is a legitimate school?!? I was trying to look into it and it seemed like a scam to me. They are not forthcoming with information. I wanted to know if there were evening class offered, program cost, etc. Can anyone tell me any information on them?
    It's been a couple weeks since you posted this, but I thought I'd go ahead and give it a try in replying to your question.

    I agree that TC was not forthcoming with their info. I went there a couple of weeks ago to get info. Didn't realize I was going to be "interviewed" to go to school there. They gave me a tour around, and it seems fine enough. I finally had to ask, "What days/hours are the classes? Do you have night classes? How much does it cost? Do you have financial aid?" The cost for the LVN program is $20,000. It's 13 months if you go to the day class, which is basically full time (8a-4p). If you go to the night class it takes 18 months and is part time (6p-10p). They do have financial aid, and they don't make you pay it back until 6 months after you graduate. But, you'll have to qualify to 2 separate loans unless you can afford to pay for some of it yourself. They also asked for $1000 up front to get started. I wasn't sure about that one, but then they said they could roll it over into one of the loans, so I don't know. Anyway, I didn't sign up yet. I'm still thinking about it. It's great that it's so fast, but I want to go to the RN program some day and by not doing ALL of my pre-reqs there I don't want to get screwed in the long run. I still need to find out more about that.

    Well, if you do end up reading this, I hope I helped a little more.
  9. by   gauge14iv
    Why would you pay 20k to attend a private LVN program as opposed to a couple of grand to attend an LVN program at one of the junior colleges out of curiousity?
  10. by   smjones0130
    B/c basically I will have to start from the very beginning with taking all the pre-reqs, etc., and then go to the LVN school, so I just thought this would be better/easier, ya know? But, now that I've thought about it a little more I've decided not to. It seems that it really isn't worth it in the long run if I'm only going to be making UP TO $15/hr. I might as well do it the old fashioned way. I want to eventually lead up into the RN program, but I'm thinking if I were to attend TC that might hinder me getting into the RN program later.

    Anyway, in thinking about it, I don't really think it's a good idea. I've gone ahead and applied with a local comm. college and will just start from the bottom there. Probably just go full steam ahead to the RN program, bypassing the LVN thing.
  11. by   NRSNFL
    Gauge-Also, just to give a thought, some of the community colleges alone are so competitive or have such long wait lists that you can do the private program for LVN and then a bridge program and be practicing before some students even START the community college programs. So then I wonder (looking at the big picture) although it is more upfront, it is financially, better to do it because you will be making more sooner. Just something to think about.
  12. by   gauge14iv
    I see. I wasnt sure how competitive the LVN admissions process was.

    It seems there used to be more LVN programs than there are now, or maybe they have closed some of the hospital based programs and replaced them with expensive private tech school programs.
  13. by   mark hamel
    Watch out for trouble at these hospitals :uhoh21: :uhoh21: http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_r...fm?DR_ID=38048
  14. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from mark hamel
    Watch out for trouble at these hospitals :uhoh21: :uhoh21: http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_r...fm?DR_ID=38048
    Come on, this isn't even related to the thread at hand.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

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