Quote from chad75
sorry about resurecting this old thread but i'm considering moving to the sf area, i am an lpn wanting to fastrack. are there long waiting list for the various fastrack or just general asn/adn programs in sf?
the next rn adn program that starts the soonest for which you could apply is at the city college in san francisco. www.ccsf.edu/
you have to go there on the first day that you are allowed to apply (sometimes in august) - you could go now and get all the info. their 2 year program starts in january 2005. you most likely won't be able to get any info by phone or to register for nursing by mail either.
for other adn programs, i heard that college of marin is good www.marin.cc.ca.us/
, as well as chabot college in hayward chabot
chabot does a lottery however to select qualified applicants, and they rejected me, because i was not a in-district resident (i think they made a mistake); but they accepted someone else who leaves in alameda.
and contra costa college in san pablo www.contracosta.cc.ca.us
from all the things i heard, and their results at the nclex exams, i do not recommend merritt college in oakland (not to confuse with samuel merritt in oakland, which is a good program).
these may not be the fastest program in your situation, because you say you're already an lpn; so i don't know what programs are available in your situation. i believe that for bachelor degrees in nursing, there are faster programs for lpn, so it may be worth it to apply to bachelor programs.
samuel merritt in oakland www.samuelmerritt.edu
may still accept applications for the fall 2004, and may have a special program for lpn, i don't know. samuel merritt is associated with holy names college in oakland, or st mary's college in moraga where you'd have to take some general education classes (you don't have to be catholic.) they're expensive, but good, and i heard that several employers, incl. kaiser and a hospital with a catholic name (catholic west or something like that) offer to reimburse education loans when they hire.
you may also want to check what kind of programs ucsf in san francisco has for lpns at nurseweb.ucsf
.edu they're also expensive, but apparently very good.
the other bachelor in nursing programs
that i know are at san francisco state university, where i have been accepted. www.sfsu.edu
and csu hayward www.csuhayward.edu
(there is a pre-entrance nln exam to take).
when you apply, make sure to fill out two applications one for the school, and one for the nursing program.
if anyone studied nursing at hayward university or san francisco state university, i'd be interested to know if they liked it or not, and why.
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