What do I need to do to get in to lvn?

  1. HI, I was wondering exactly how hard is it to get into lvn school. I have applied at Ranger College (in early,tx) but am afraid that I will not get in because I have no experiencein any thing. Does anyone have info for me? What will help me get in?

    Steph:uhoh21:
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  3. by   Cali
    You don't need any experience to apply for nursing school. You may have to take additional courses (pre-requisites) before you can get into the actual nursing program though. You should speak with a counselor at your school and they will let you know what courses are necessary for your nursing program.
  4. by   stephera
    Thanks, so how much was your starting pay as an lvn? I am just trying to get some "ideas". Thanks for your reply. Steph
    Quote from Cali
    You don't need any experience to apply for nursing school. You may have to take additional courses (pre-requisites) before you can get into the actual nursing program though. You should speak with a counselor at your school and they will let you know what courses are necessary for your nursing program.
  5. by   Cali
    Quote from stephera
    Thanks, so how much was your starting pay as an lvn? I am just trying to get some "ideas". Thanks for your reply. Steph
    I'm not sure about the pay in Texas, but the starting pay in California ranges from $14-$18 depending on what city you're in. I have been an LVN for 2 years and I make $16.38 working night shift on a Labor & Delivery floor. The pay isn't all that great but it's okay for me considering I'm single and I don't have a family to support.
  6. by   stephera
    Sounds good to me because I am not out to get "rich", I just want to "live". Do you live in a small town? I do, so they probably pay less for beginners!! Thanks for your reply!
    Steph
    Quote from Cali
    I'm not sure about the pay in Texas, but the starting pay in California ranges from $14-$18 depending on what city you're in. I have been an LVN for 2 years and I make $16.38 working night shift on a Labor & Delivery floor. The pay isn't all that great but it's okay for me considering I'm single and I don't have a family to support.
  7. by   Silicone
    Quote from stephera
    Thanks, so how much was your starting pay as an lvn? I am just trying to get some "ideas". Thanks for your reply. Steph
    One of the bigger hospitals in Dallas is paying $12.78 for LVNs
    with two years experience.

    Why don't you try calling the hospitals and asking the
    personnel/human resources department how much they
    pay? That's how I got the info.

    Samantha
    Last edit by Silicone on Feb 29, '04
  8. by   nekhismom
    I'm not sure that in texas you will make $16/hr as an LVN. I think RN pay is barely above that in some areas! Maybe you should contact your local hospitals and see what starting salary is for LVN's and RN's.
  9. by   MySonIsAdorable
    Well did you get in? I am going to the Comanche campus. I am sad I didn't see this until now!
    I have heard all of those rates before but if you do enough shopping you can find upwards of 17 an hour. I know someone personally who is an LVN and and gets paid $19 per hr but she works in a cath lab. I only plan to stay an LVN for a few years while I work towards my ADN/RN because I have a kiddo to support. If it really mainly pays about 13 an hour I am going to be very disappointed. Because originally people were telling me 16-22
  10. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from MySonIsAdorable
    Well did you get in? I am going to the Comanche campus. I am sad I didn't see this until now!
    I have heard all of those rates before but if you do enough shopping you can find upwards of 17 an hour. I know someone personally who is an LVN and and gets paid $19 per hr but she works in a cath lab. I only plan to stay an LVN for a few years while I work towards my ADN/RN because I have a kiddo to support. If it really mainly pays about 13 an hour I am going to be very disappointed. Because originally people were telling me 16-22
    Keep in mind that this discussion was originally posted way back in 2004, which is why the pay rates are so low. I hope that the original poster has found an LVN program, gotten admitted, graduated, and found a job sometime during the past seven years.

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