County based Practical Nurse Program

  1. I was wondering if any of you here have went thru or knew of someone who went thru a county based practical nursing program? The reason I ask is because I am unsure if these programs are legitamate. I would love to be able to go a 4-year college to get a Bachelors degree in nursing but because of financial complications I have been unable to do so and would like to get the ball rolling by becoming an LPN and working my way up. Right now I am a medication technician who works in a group home with handicapped individuals and would like to eventually become a CNA in one of the nursing homes that is affliated with both the county hospital and the practical nursing program I would like to apply too. The problem is I am 22 years old and have been in and out of college due to financial problems in the past and because of this my parents refuse to give me their tax information because they are already paying off loans from a previous college I left because they put me in their Medical Assisting Program instead of their LPN progrm because I had to work for a living and wouldnt of made a good candidate. I quickly found out that MA was not what I wanted to do with my life and my instructors who are both nurse's and doctors suggested I get out of the program while it was earlier on and go for my LPN and work my way up to RN. I just wanted a little bit of information from those of you who may of heard of these type of programs. In advance I would like to say thank you to all and any responses this Thread receives.


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  3. by   TheCommuter
    I know of LPNs/LVNs who have completed their practical nursing educations at county-based programs. These programs are quality and tend to be more reasonably-priced than private vocational school LPN programs. These programs are very legitimate and highly affordable. Good luck!
  4. by   poetryeclipse
    I think maybe for me this would be the best way too go. The LPN programs at the colleges around here are so expensive! Thanks for your response!