LVN schools in california


Hi! I just finished a CNA program and i am interested in going to an LVN program but they are just freakin expensive! i already have a student loan for 50 grand bc i went to a private culinary arts school. I dont regret it but i do want to go to a decent lvn program. the schools around here are like for 30 grand... so i really need some help... i live in northridge, ca. so if any of you have any tips please..i really need the help..i have a 13 month old daughter and i really need to start working and have a good paying job... my mom isnt working so she is telling me to go to school while she isnt working so i need a part time or at least night classes so i can work part time or even full time... i just need help! thanks!


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I don't know how much help this is Chanel-O, but I went to an adult school. It cost about $3000, plus gas. That includes the books, uniforms, lab fees, and IV certification.

The one I went to is in Visalia, there are others in the central valley area. Maybe there are some in So Cal also. Check around and see. I found out about the adult schools from a counselor at a local college. I told him I couldn't wait for a couple of years to get in AFTER I finished my pre-req's and he recommended I try the adults schools. A lot of the class was the same.

Good luck to you in your search.

Oh, you might want to look on the website under accredited schools, maybe you can see something in your area.

I will keep my fingers crossed for you :)


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Specializes in CNA.

thank you so much!! seriously that is a big help!!! omg...alot more saving... is there a waiting list to get in???


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This is the way it was for me.......

Found out about the class in August 07, had to wait for December to sign up for testing in January 08. Over 400 people showed up for 60 spots. 120 people were selected from that group for interviews. The interviews were scheduled in late March. After the interview, I got an acceptance letter in April. 60 students were chosen with 5 alternates. By the time the class started in July 08, all of the alternates were in the class. This may sound harsh, but I think the odds were better than waiting for the entry lottery some colleges put on, or the two to three year wait.

Believe it or not, the only prereq's were a high school/GED. They also looked to see if you had any kind of background in medical, but took students that had none. They wanted college transcripts if people had them, but not necessary as I've said.

The class went a full year, five days a week.

The test was not hard at all, if you want, there are books at the library you can check out and study for the test. I think most participants did not do this, I did, I wanted into that class!

Now most of my fellow students are enrolled in RN bridge programs. The best part is that we have a lot of experience the RN students don't have.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask :)

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