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Any CA LVNs attending an RN program in a different state?

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Specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

I'm considering an hybrid bridge program in a different state and fly in for the clinical part. Anyone else go that route? CA is so competitive and time consuming. Ugh.

Never mind, wrong place.

callinshotz

Specializes in LVN Student.

Do it! Do whatever you need to do. I am moving for nursing school.

On 3/15/2020 at 2:08 PM, Elleveein said:

I'm considering an hybrid bridge program in a different state and fly in for the clinical part. Anyone else go that route? CA is so competitive and time consuming. Ugh.

Never mind, wrong place.

Hi,

My friend told about this school in Florida (I live in Cali, too). They do all online theory classes and you would fly out to Florida for their clinicals. Name of the school is called: International College of Health Science. Since they're 3 hours ahead of us, I would suggest to call them early in the morning (our time) and you should be able to speak to someone. They really break it down of their schedule, classes, prerequisites, etc. I'm highly considering them, BUT in the meantime, I am also researching for other schools much closer than Florida =). Good luck!

Elleveein

Specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

Yeah, I’m getting pretty desperate. I love Cali but our nursing schools are waayyyy too impacted.

2 minutes ago, Elleveein said:

Yeah, I’m getting pretty desperate. I love Cali but our nursing schools are waayyyy too impacted.

I totally agree!! It's insane! I live in the bay area; which part in Cali are you from?

Elleveein

Specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

LA

Just now, Elleveein said:

LA

Another person also told me about Hutchinson College Kansas and I was told they accept us Cali LVN's. I am looking into them as well. Check them out!

Elleveein

Specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

I’m looking at that one too. It’ll come down to price.

Got it! If you come across any others, could you let me know, too? Thanks!!

Elleveein

Specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

Definitely!❤️

prinkiaaa

Specializes in LVN. Has 7 years experience.

Hey guys!

Cali LVN here. I'm starting my ADN with ICHS next week (June 2020) and im so excited but nervous. The program will be 15-18months depending on how many classes they'll let me cram into one semester. The total cost of the program is around $46k, that's including all pre-reqs, I.e. A&P, micro, math, eng, etc.

If you've done all those classes already, you can transfer them and knock off ~$1100 per class from the final tuition amount. You travel to FL for the clinical hours, once a quarter for 4 quarters. They give you the clinical schedule ahead of time and you get to choose which days work best for you. They've also teamed up with hotels around the area to offer a discount to students from out of town/state.

if you don't have your pre-reqs, you can do them through StraighterLine.com, its a self-paced program offering like a gazillion classes for transfer and it's super cheap. My plan is to finish my ADN with ICHS in FL then go for my RN-BSN with WGU. All of the StraighterLine classes are accepted there and the school is also nationally accredited and inexpensive.

My coworker told me about the program, she's getting ready to graduate and her friend also finished her RN there and is an RN at Kaiser. It's nationally accredited so once you take your FL NCLEX you can endorse your license in CA.

1 hour ago, prinkiaaa said:

Hey guys!

Cali LVN here. I'm starting my ADN with ICHS next week (June 2020) and im so excited but nervous. The program will be 15-18months depending on how many classes they'll let me cram into one semester. The total cost of the program is around $46k, that's including all pre-reqs, I.e. A&P, micro, math, eng, etc.

If you've done all those classes already, you can transfer them and knock off ~$1100 per class from the final tuition amount. You travel to FL for the clinical hours, once a quarter for 4 quarters. They give you the clinical schedule ahead of time and you get to choose which days work best for you. They've also teamed up with hotels around the area to offer a discount to students from out of town/state.

if you don't have your pre-reqs, you can do them through StraighterLine.com, its a self-paced program offering like a gazillion classes for transfer and it's super cheap. My plan is to finish my ADN with ICHS in FL then go for my RN-BSN with WGU. All of the StraighterLine classes are accepted there and the school is also nationally accredited and inexpensive.

My coworker told me about the program, she's getting ready to graduate and her friend also finished her RN there and is an RN at Kaiser. It's nationally accredited so once you take your FL NCLEX you can endorse your license in CA.

Hi! That is my goal, too-take my BSN at WGU. Where in Cali are you from? For the clinicals, do they give you a set amount of dates to choose from ahead of time?

Elleveein

Specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

OMG! ICHS accepts StraighterLine? WOW!!

prinkiaaa

Specializes in LVN. Has 7 years experience.

I’m in the bay. Yes, they give you a set of days to choose from. You can spread it out or do it in a block of like 8-10 days to complete your hours.

Just now, prinkiaaa said:

I’m in the bay. Yes, they give you a set of days to choose from. You can spread it out or do it in a block of like 8-10 days to complete your hours.

I'm from the bay, too! Good luck in the program!

Elleveein

Specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

Do you know if it’s live online instruction? Do you have to be on your computer at a certain time for class? Or is it more like StraighterLine?

Elleveein

Specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

2 hours ago, prinkiaaa said:

Hey guys!

Cali LVN here. I'm starting my ADN with ICHS next week (June 2020) and im so excited but nervous. The program will be 15-18months depending on how many classes they'll let me cram into one semester. The total cost of the program is around $46k, that's including all pre-reqs, I.e. A&P, micro, math, eng, etc.

If you've done all those classes already, you can transfer them and knock off ~$1100 per class from the final tuition amount. You travel to FL for the clinical hours, once a quarter for 4 quarters. They give you the clinical schedule ahead of time and you get to choose which days work best for you. They've also teamed up with hotels around the area to offer a discount to students from out of town/state.

if you don't have your pre-reqs, you can do them through StraighterLine.com, its a self-paced program offering like a gazillion classes for transfer and it's super cheap. My plan is to finish my ADN with ICHS in FL then go for my RN-BSN with WGU. All of the StraighterLine classes are accepted there and the school is also nationally accredited and inexpensive.

My coworker told me about the program, she's getting ready to graduate and her friend also finished her RN there and is an RN at Kaiser. It's nationally accredited so once you take your FL NCLEX you can endorse your license in CA.

Is there an entrance exam? HESI or TEAS? Did you finish all of your pre reqs before applying?

prinkiaaa

Specializes in LVN. Has 7 years experience.

1 hour ago, Elleveein said:

Is there an entrance exam? HESI or TEAS? Did you finish all of your pre reqs before applying?

@Elleveein no entrance exam unless you're already an LVN. If that's the case, then you take a GAP Analysis Exam (similar to ATI or NCLEX) to see if you can test out of Fundamentals, Pharm, MedSurg and Mental Health Nursing. You need an 85% in each subject in order to pass. As for pre-requisites, no I did not have them done and they do not require you to have any done either. It's a 22-month program, including all general ed requirements and pre-reqs like your english and a/p, micro.

2 hours ago, Elleveein said:

Do you know if it’s live online instruction? Do you have to be on your computer at a certain time for class? Or is it more like StraighterLine?

I dont know if it's Live Instruction, I guess I'll find out on Monday when the program starts LOL