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I recently received a letter from Grossmont College in regards to my application. Whew! Finally, my application is in and is being processed. It took a while, but at least its in. What shocked me about the letter were the lines stating that the waiting period for the LVN-RN is 3 years! I cannot believe it! Is anyone waiting to get into Grossmont or any of the other community colleges in San Diego? For those that are currently in the nursing program for any of the San Diego community colleges, how long was your wait? I just want to get in already! :uhoh3:

I'm a 4th semester student at Grossmont. I waited 2 years exactly I believe. It's a great time to do all of your general ed that you would need to transfer for your BSN in the future.

Good luck!!!

i just started the nursing program at grossmont last week & my wait was two years, exactly what they told me in the letter i got after i applied.

the associate dean of the nursing program came into our classroom on the first day & told us that there are 840+ people on the waiting list right now, so i can definitely see how the wait would be three years.

Unfortunately, this is typical not just in San Diego but across the country. I am a nursing instructor part-time in addition to my full-time job as a nurse educator for a hospital. I could not afford to take the 50% pay cut to teach in an academic program. The reason there is such a long wait to get into a nursing program is the shortage of faculty. Until the American public values educators in the academic setting and is willing to give them salaries that are commensurate with their advanced degrees (not to mention a living wage) there will continue to be a shortage of faculty and as a result an increasing shortage of nurses. Write your Congressman and govenor. This is probably more than you wanted to hear but it is something that needs to be brought to everyone's attention.

Make the most of your wait taking other courses and hang in, we need you

Faeriewand, ASN, RN

Specializes in med/surg/tele/neuro/rehab/corrections. Has 11 years experience.

What shocked me about the letter were the lines stating that the waiting period for the LVN-RN is 3 years! I cannot believe it! :uhoh3:

Are you serious?!? So you are saying that the wait list is 3 years to start the RN program at Grossmont and 3 years to get accepted into the LVN-RN program?

Oh I hope not! :uhoh21: I was going to do the LVN-RN there! :o

Thats what I was told too. I was also told that they lost their national accredidation, which is really bad for me b/c I'm just in San Diego while my husband is in the Navy(until 2011) so I am starting Maric on Feb 19th.

San Diego New Grad

Specializes in Tele/Transplant. Has 2 years experience.

I got on the waiting list for Grossmont's RN program during the summer of 2003. They originally had me slated for an entry date of Fall 2007! But, I actually was able to get in during the Spring of 2005, but had to wait for an opening in the weekend/evening program. I just graduated in August and got my license last month. In other words, I finished before my original start date! Don't be discouraged about the long wait--I think people get on as many wait lists as possible and pick the school they can get into first.

Second--Grossmont did not renew their NLN accreditation because of understaffing in the nursing program. It's just unfortunate because the instructors I had were top notch, but overworked due to staffing. One of my teachers is a cardiac NP, is the transplant coordinator at Sharp, and teaches in the MSN program at SDSU.

They have hired new staff and are reapplying for the NLN accreditation. So, the next graduating classes should be graduating from an NLN accredited program.

I applied to Grossmont in Spring 2006 and have yet to hear anything from them. The only reason I know I'm still on the list is because I called them to change my address and was told I had to send them an email.

I had also applied to Southwestern , SD City , and Palomar. I got in at Palomar and start this Spring. They estimated 6-8 semesters but it was obviously less than that.

Palomar also has a LVN-RN program and their list (it's on the website) has few people on it.

Southwestern - 1.5 years for LVN, 2 years for RN

City - 2 years ADN RN

i've heard the waiting list at grossmont is 3-4 years now. there are 900+ people on the waiting list & they only let in 40 people per semester. i waited two years to get in, but it's definitely worth it.

i've heard the waiting list at grossmont is 3-4 years now. there are 900+ people on the waiting list & they only let in 40 people per semester. i waited two years to get in, but it's definitely worth it.

I only need 1 prereq and all my general ed and district requirements are done. So I guess I will work on another degree while I wait.

Faeriewand, ASN, RN

Specializes in med/surg/tele/neuro/rehab/corrections. Has 11 years experience.

I am taking my last pre-req this spring: Micro. I will be licensed as an LVN by then so when I finish the class I can apply to Grossmont LVN step up program. I was thinking about doing National University LVN-BSN but I would prefer Grossmont. It's cheaper and closer. But a three year wait is out of the question. And 900+ students on the wait list? I believe it! It gets more every time I check!

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