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Specializes in LVN pediatrics.

Hi Guys! 

I am started this thread for anyone who has applied to the LVN-RN at Gurnick in Fresno! I heard that they will be calling in October if we get in for an interview ūüôā¬†

Edited by MorganD

LVN_Flower, LVN

Specializes in Knowledge is POWER! Go on and get some!. Has 11 years experience.

Hi!

I heard Gurnick academy lies to their prospective students promising them entrance into their LVN to RN program if the students complete the pre-reqs at their school.  KEEP IN MIND, GURNICK TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT TRANSFER TO ANY COMMUNITY OR STATE COLLEGE FOR THE REGISTERED NURSING PROGRAM!!  If you don't get admission into their LVN to RN bridge, after wasting all that money on doing the prereqs at their school, you CANNOT transfer those credits to another school. 

I looked into it, and I have friends that were promised admission into their program, only to find out after spending close to $10k on pre reqs, that they will not be in their LVN to RN program even after passing the TEAS test and scoring really high.  My opinon, and something I just recently learned, The International College of Health Science.  This school is based in Florida.  It is a hybrid/online learning base.  $35k, you can get your RN license and have it endorsed in California or whatever state you live in.  No waiting list, no waiting to see if you got accepted, no lottery, no interview, no being put on the back burner till someone drops out.  And ICHS is 15 months, and you're done!  Don't waste your money trying to be an RN in California, just do your research about this LVN to RN bridge program, and make your decision.  My friend told me about this program because I was stressing out over the stupid TEAS test, and possibly being put on a waiting list if I don't get into SJVC LVN to RN bridge.  She is in the program and is doing good.  Due to COVID, she is not expected to travel to Florida for clinical.  She just gets her clinical signed off at her job, because she works with RN's already.  If there was no COVID, you would need to travel to Florida 2 times per semester for one week for clinical rotation.  This school is based in Boynton, Florida, and is fully accredited. Don't waste your time and money anywhere else! Get that RN license, and move on with your life.  I hate TEAS, I feel like its the school's way to make extra money off us! 

This school has over 1400 students that are enrolled in the LVN to RN ASN program. 

I wish I had known about this sooner, like last year, I would have been an RN by now. 

Missymissy123

Specializes in Lvn.

Im waiting also! Nervous! Let me know if you get a call

MorganD

Specializes in LVN pediatrics.

12 hours ago, Missymissy123 said:

Im waiting also! Nervous! Let me know if you get a call

 

12 hours ago, Missymissy123 said:

Im waiting also! Nervous! Let me know if you get a call

I'm super nervous too! you let me know as well! how did you do on your TEAS?

MorganD

Specializes in LVN pediatrics.

Thats not bad! better than most I would assume 

Hi! I applied for the LVN to RN program and for an email update on 9/30 that they would notify us about interviews mid October. Has anyone heard anything?

Missymissy123

Specializes in Lvn.

I just had my interview. They said they will still be interviewing through next month. Maybe they will contact you soon? Fingers cross!

MorganD

Specializes in LVN pediatrics.

oh really? okay I hope they call! how was the interview? was it over the phone?

Missymissy123

Specializes in Lvn.

Yes it was through Google meets. They just want to get to know you and see if youre’re fit for their program. 

I don‚Äôt think that‚Äôs good news for me then ūüė쬆thanks for the update¬†

Missymissy123

Specializes in Lvn.

Hey! You never know. Maybe they’re a little behind. There are a lot of applicants 

How many points did you have if you don’t mind me asking?

Missymissy123

Specializes in Lvn.

I calculated 50... what about you?

I calculated about 56 not including interview...hopefully I get a call soon! Thx and good luck to you.

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Missymissy123

Specializes in Lvn.

Thanks.. same with you!

Missymissy123

Specializes in Lvn.

Did you guys get a call for an interview yet?

No, but **********  just sent me an email asking where my TEAS results are...I paid ATI to share a copy of them on 8/28/20 and forwarded her that info. I guess they couldn't find my stuff.