Interested in Nursing

  1. And need some direction. Hi all. I'm new to this forum and nursing as well. I am currently employed with an insurance agency in San Diego. However this is not the career I want for the rest of my life. I am very interested in Nursing. I would like to work while going to school full time even if I have to cut down my hours at work. I would like to then start working as an LVN while going to school to become an RN. I am currently living in the La Jolla area and I was wondering what the best schools are out her as far as nursing programs go. I was looking at Maric but heard they are really pricey and you may have trouble with credits transferring down the road. I'd like to get a feel for other current/former students in SD rather than hearing a sales pitch at Maric or any other college in this area. Thanks for any help/advice you may have for me!
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    Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 2

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  3. by   puresass
    from searching around for a few minutes, it looks like the only LVN schools in the san diego area are concorde & maric... but that seems kind of odd to me.

    anyway, welcome to the site & goodluck!!
  4. by   sdmommie
    I believe that Grossmont Health Occupations and San Diego City College both have an LVN program. I think that might be a better option for you than Maric College because the transfer of credits. You probably would need to go back to Maric to do your RN. There's also National University. At least there, you could get your BSN.

    Good luck and welcome to the site.
  5. by   fifteen4three
    I was reading through some of the past messages on this board and I saw some good things about Grossmont. I guess I will be making an appointment with them soon to see what they have to offer. Thanks!
  6. by   GoldenFire5
    MiraCosta College and Southwestern also offer LVN programs.

    Good luck to you.
  7. by   rpv_rn
    Quote from fifteen4three
    and need some direction. hi all. i'm new to this forum and nursing as well. i am currently employed with an insurance agency in san diego. however this is not the career i want for the rest of my life. i am very interested in nursing. i would like to work while going to school full time even if i have to cut down my hours at work. i would like to then start working as an lvn while going to school to become an rn. i am currently living in the la jolla area and i was wondering what the best schools are out her as far as nursing programs go. i was looking at maric but heard they are really pricey and you may have trouble with credits transferring down the road. i'd like to get a feel for other current/former students in sd rather than hearing a sales pitch at maric or any other college in this area. thanks for any help/advice you may have for me!
    you can check the vn & rn board for nclex % pass rate for any accredited programs.
    go to links on top right, select boards of nursing.

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