kaplan college in Vista - page 8

hey i just moved to california from connecticut. i met with kaplan college about their lvn program and i just ned some feedback about your experience as a student or grad. i really need this help... Read More

  1. by   gdoubleu
    An LVN is a vocational program not a degree program, so an LVN program at any school would not have credits which you can use to obtain a degree in the future. From what I've heard it is very difficult to find jobs as an LVN. My friend got her LVN license in Aug of last year and still has not found a job. Most hospitals also don't hire LVNs because of their scope of practice is limited. On the other hand, most LTC facilities do use LVNs as med nurses so
    you would likely work in a facility like that.
  2. by   Excitedabout2011
    Thanks for the information. I heard that University of Phoenix has a bridge program and all you need is to be an LVN for 6 months to apply. I have 52 credits at the community college and they will transfer 48 of those credits...saving me a lot of money! I also heard from a friend that I can apply for the Cal Grant and get up to 10k plus I already know I will get 5500 from Pell Grant. I feel a little better about the cost knowing that I will probably only end up paying half the cost out of pocket.
    Does anyone know what part of the HESI exam you have to take? I am going to the orientation on June 2nd....VERY EXCITED! Hopefully it will answer a lot of questions .
  3. by   chicsurfs
    I was wondering if anyone knew what the next sign up class is after the Oct opening?

    I am struggling with math, english, physics, and am taking some summer classes
    to brush up..Why is it I wonder why kaplan is the only nursing school that makes
    people take a hesi entry test..shrugs oh well, it is what it is. I bought the book,
    and now I feel dumb lol because everyone keeps saying how EZ it is...hmm, I
    must be out dated I guess because I found parts of it HARD, any suggestions?

    Also, I am a military spouse and was told that the 6,000 is no longer available?

    Ps: To all military spouses:

    I know of a site online that offers FREE tuitoring to all active duty spouses, if
    you'd like more info send me a pm k =)

    J
  4. by   chicsurfs
    Quote from dark40
    well my friend that worksat a hospital said that they are removing out lvn and renaming them as clinical care technicians, wowwwww.
    lol, who told you this? =/
  5. by   dark40
    Quote from chicsurfs
    Lol, who told you this? =/

    a friend that actually work at a facility that has lvn's
  6. by   liberty_bell
    Quote from chicsurfs
    I was wondering if anyone knew what the next sign up class is after the Oct opening?

    I am struggling with math, english, physics, and am taking some summer classes
    to brush up..Why is it I wonder why kaplan is the only nursing school that makes
    people take a hesi entry test..shrugs oh well, it is what it is. I bought the book,
    and now I feel dumb lol because everyone keeps saying how EZ it is...hmm, I
    must be out dated I guess because I found parts of it HARD, any suggestions?

    Also, I am a military spouse and was told that the 6,000 is no longer available?

    Ps: To all military spouses:

    I know of a site online that offers FREE tuitoring to all active duty spouses, if
    you'd like more info send me a pm k =)

    J
    chicsufs,

    The last I heard about the MYCAA (6K) is that it IS being offered again. They have changed it a bit. Now you can use it if your spouse is an e1-e6, w1,w1 or O1 and O2. So pretty much as long as your spouse isn't hihger ranking you can use it again. Google it and you should be able to find the link. I would apply for the MYCAA asap because it seems like those grants do not last for very long. I was very lucky toget it in time.

    Have you taken the HESI at Kapan yet? It's pretty easy. Brush up on basic math. There are no A & P questions on it. Mostly long paragraphs to read followed by about 7-10 questions on each one.
  7. by   trisnic
    Hello ! I was wondering how school was going for you. I will be starting Kaplan Vista in February . I am seasoned as well (42). I have researched all options and your post is right on. All of your information is correct as I got the same. It all comes down to the Lvn nclex. There is so many bridge courses Lvn-Rn that accept Kaplan students the only one I found that does not is San Marcos State. I would love to hear about your experience thus far. Thankyou!
  8. by   trisnic
    Sorry, last post I made was for Equsmom...Thanks!
  9. by   JuniorsMommyLPN
    Trisnic, I am starting in Feb. at Kaplan Vista as well! I just registered yesterday! I was wondering how these ladies were doing there, also!
  10. by   tawnyalee
    Quote from JuniorsMommy
    Trisnic, I am starting in Feb. at Kaplan Vista as well! I just registered yesterday! I was wondering how these ladies were doing there, also!
    I am working on getting into the program starting in februaury too.. I just have to take the HESI test first. I took the TEAS and passed so I assume I can pass this one no prob, was it hard? Are you nervous about the program cost and stuff.. I am!
  11. by   Mandy12
    I am also starting at Kaplan in Vista in February. Do any of you have children and are you stationed at Camp Pendleton? We are transferring in January.
  12. by   JuniorsMommyLPN
    Mandy12 & TawnyaLee

    I am stationed on Camp Pend. I have a 3 1/2 year old boy. The HESI test was not hard, but I would recommend brushing up on some mathematical conversions, like ounces to pounds, etc. Nothing to stress over and they supply you with a calculator.

    I was and still am weary of the price tag Kaplan has! But, I have signed everything and all I am waiting for is to do the back round check, physical and then start in February

    Do you guys want to add me on Facebook? search for raquelboring@gmail.com Perhaps we will all be in the same class?

    Raquel
  13. by   Mandy12
    JuniorsMommy, I am going to Pendleton next week to start my testing. I am really trying to get into the February Class. I too am worried about the cost, but as you know it would be a waste of time to wait for an opening at the community colleges. Before a spot opens we will be long gone. I have a five year old and a one year old. What do you plan on doing for daycare?

    Also, do I need to have any money upfront for the testing or background check etc?

    Thanks, Also I added you to my facebook.

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