Evergreen College vs. Gavilan College - Bay Area

  1. Just wondering if anyone has looked into Evergreen yet? Wondering what the pros and cons of both are. So far Gavilan seems fine for me.

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  3. by   caliotter3
    Gavilan's program was closed back in my day. They kept talking about starting again when I went to visit them, but they didn't at the time. I heard nothing but positive comments from anybody that went to Evergreen.
  4. by   norcalRNstudent
    Gavilan is a minimum of 3 years...you have to get your cna cert. first, then it's 2 years for a LPN, then you have to reapply to the RN portion, which can take a year of wait, then one more year for the RN portion. At best, it will take 3 years, but it seems more likely that it will be 4- I'm not sure about evergreen, but I'd look into SJState if it is going to take 4 years anyway...
  5. by   Scooby-Dooby-Doo
    Yea. Gavlian changed so much, especially now in my time.
  6. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    I've done my clinicals with some Gav students during the LVN rotation. IMO, I think their instructors were awesome. I'm going to apply to the LVN-RN program at both Evergreen and Gav along with some others. Good luck to all!