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Hi, i'm a college student with an ugly transcript due to the past fooling around not knowing what I wanted, anxiety/depression. Now I do and been passionate about nursing for awhile now. I just can't afford it due to my financial aid situation....I hear Job corps has a FREE LPN program. I don't mind the amount of time i spend there, the rules, etc. All I care about is credibility ..? anyone do the program before? or been to job corp? does it look good on a resume? will i be stuck and wasting my time? will i get hired ? thanks.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

All I care about is credibility ..?
Credibility depends on the local job market where you live. The only way to find this out is to call some managers and HR folks at healthcare facilities in your area to see what they think of grads from the Job Corps program.

To be perfectly honest, I'd enroll because the program is free and/or low-cost.

Philly_LPN_Girl, LPN

Has 5 years experience.

Having the school name on your resume matters depending where you apply. Some places it depends on your attitude, personality, experience, etc. For example, one place that I had an interview at, the DON had a list of schools that she wouldn't hire anyone from. But I would still do the program especially if its free. Good Luck.

I'm just anxious about going away for so long completing the program and then end up without a job. I live in Pennsylvania but plan to move maybe to DC or back to NYC after.

^^ I also wanted to continue my education later down the line. Lpn to RN or BSN. After having ONE last pre-req left. The nurse director at my college said I'm not a candidate because I retook an algebra class in my past :( BS If you ask me I retook it and passed it? Smh she even had the nerve to tell me to just become a "CNA" ugh ! so if anyone has advice please please be kind enough to share I don't want to give up I'm still young too (20) but I've been looking everywhere without hope.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I'm just anxious about going away for so long completing the program and then end up without a job.
What do you have to lose? The LPN program at Job Corps is free. Many people would kill to get into a free training program. There are people who irrationally agree to attend LPN programs that cost $35,000+ in school tuition, so I hope you are cognizant that "free" is a wonderful bargain in this instance.

I attended a Job Corps program many moons ago (not for LPN though). The center I attended did have an LPN program. Some of the programs were offered directly through Job Corps but the majority were through tech schools and other colleges that were contracted with Job Corps and so the degree would show no indication that you attended Job Corps. LPN was one of the programs that was through a separate school at the center I attended. It is highly likely that it would not be offered directly through Job Corps so you would not have any worries there. It would still be free though.

Also if you live in the same city as the Job Corps or have family or friends there, you are not required to live on campus to utilize the program. You can live outside of the campus and just attend classes and then you would only have to tolerate the VERY strict rules while on the campus.

Thanks so much @aspiringrn1987 this makes me feel much more relieved!

hey i just realized your name..are you from the philly area? is that where you completed your LPN? i don't know if you're familiar but I'm in Reading, not too far from philly. ^ @Philly_LPN_Girl

Philly_LPN_Girl, LPN

Has 5 years experience.

I'm just anxious about going away for so long completing the program and then end up without a job. I live in Pennsylvania but plan to move maybe to DC or back to NYC after.

Sometimes you have to make sacrifices. GI for free because the cheapest LPN program that I know in PA cost about $15,000.

Also there are a crap load of LPN jobs in Pennsylvania I got a job 3 days after passing my boards you will be fine. May I ask what part of PA you are in???

Philly_LPN_Girl, LPN

Has 5 years experience.

hey i just realized your name..are you from the philly area? is that where you completed your LPN? i don't know if you're familiar but I'm in Reading, not too far from philly. ^ @Philly_LPN_Girl

Yes I completed my program in Philadelphia. I know where Reading is at I am about an hour away but work 30 mins away from there.