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DAS- Downey Adult School

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Has 2 years experience.

Has anyone attened this school?

How hard was it to get in?

Should I study for the test?

It the pre-lvn class mandatory?

Do you need any other certifications?

You had to pay the whole cost upfront to get in right?

Financial aid good?

How awesome was the program?

Was the all possible material covered?

Did you feel as prepared as possible for the NCLEX?

Where were clinicals?

Did you get to be pretty much hands on?

Are there school assigned scrubs and equipment?

If so are they included in the cost?

Are books included in the cost?

Ok I think that's enough questions for now... lol...

I know I'm not even in yet but i'm slightly anal and loooove to be rediculously prepared...

and as you can tell I've had my coffee this AM.

Thanks,

T

As always comments, links and advice welcome here...

Hi T,

I am currently attending the PRE-VN course in hopes that I make it for the January 2011 LVN class. I hope I can answer your questions:

How hard was it to get in? 500-600 people test. 65 people are selected according to top scores for the Pre-VN course which is a requirement. The pre-VN course is step 2 in the process. The exam is step 1. Pre-VN is about 5 weeks long at two days a week. Of the 65 people in the Pre-VN course only 30 people will be selected for the LVN program. Attendance, test scores and interview are what is weighed for entrance.

Should I study for the test? If you feel you have to, yes. It is a basic, english comp, language, reading and math test.

It the pre-lvn class mandatory? Yes and it costs (currently) $100

Do you need any other certifications? High School Diploma or GED are required

You had to pay the whole cost upfront to get in right? A deposit of $2000 is required on the first day because they give you your uniforms, books and anything else you will need for the program. The rest of the money you can make payment arrangements to pay off.

Financial aid good? They only accept PELL GRANTS

How awesome was the program? According to current students, the curriculum is intense but they all have nothing but great things to say about it.

Was the all possible material covered?

Did you feel as prepared as possible for the NCLEX? The last graduating class is at 88% passing rate. Previous years they have been at 90% or above.

Where were clinicals? There are about 10 facilities total that are used. All are within a certain radius of the school. Neighboring cities like norwalk, whittier, downey.

Did you get to be pretty much hands on? According to current students yes.

Are there school assigned scrubs and equipment? Yes. That is what the deposit of $2000 covers

If so are they included in the cost? yes

Are books included in the cost? yes

Hope I helped you out. If anything you should go to the orientation and see what the school is about. You may like it.

best of luck to you

The Pell Grants don't cover the 2000 deposit?

Neeko - no, each student has to come up with the deposit.

Be aware that for the entrance exam the time limits are ridicously low, i.e. 30 mins to do 35 problems for applied math. For the exam, once a section is finished, you cannot go back to finish any unanswered questions.

I know this is an older but I have a question. What happens if you take the entrance exam and the pre- vn class and you don't get ino the actual lvn class but you want to try again forbthe next time they offerbit again do you have to take both classes again so you can qualify again?