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Hello,

the past week i have went to 3 different private colleges in the East Bay... I went to gurnick, american college of nursing, and carrington...they are all expensive and not sure that they will be 100% covered by government loans. However if i go to the LVN program at the community college (los medanos) it will cost about 1500....anyone else in this situation? just confused and a little adivise or opinions would be great!

Christine2009

Specializes in Pediatrics, OB/GYN, ER, Geriatrics.

Hello,

the past week i have went to 3 different private colleges in the East Bay... I went to gurnick, american college of nursing, and carrington...they are all expensive and not sure that they will be 100% covered by government loans. However if i go to the LVN program at the community college (los medanos) it will cost about 1500....anyone else in this situation? just confused and a little adivise or opinions would be great!

I would go with Gurnick for the simple fact that American College of Nursing is not accredited yet and Carrington is way over priced!!! If you choose Los Medonos, they have a waiting list a mile long...I have a friend who waited 5 years just to get into the program. You never know if you will make the lottery.

Gurnick, is the best choice because you can get the program funded in government aid...Pell Grant and Loans. If you do not have any student loans or have not reached your max allowed for undergraduates ($57,775).

The best thing to do is make an appointment with Kamilia the financial aid person at Gurnick and find out how much of the program you will have covered.

Good luck to you and hope to see you in January at Gurnick

it worries me because on the bvnpt says that gurnicks accreditation expires in 2011..do u even know what that means? soo confused over all this.

Christine2009

Specializes in Pediatrics, OB/GYN, ER, Geriatrics.

it worries me because on the bvnpt says that gurnicks accreditation expires in 2011..do u even know what that means? soo confused over all this.

It means that it is up for renewal. Just like you have to renew your nursing license every so often. Nothing to worry about. I would be more worried if they were losing their accreditation or on probration or even pending.

Sixty grand for a LPN license that's beyond expensive! I'd opt for the community college route. My school is only 17,000, and I thought that was expensive.

It really depends on what you want to commit to. Most nursing schools have either a 2 or 4 year curriculum and nursing courses are kinda unique that most do not transfer to other majors. If you are determined to be a nurse go to nursing school. If you are undecided, you may try for the LPN version first. It is like nursing school diluted and typically lasts 9-15 months. Bear in mind that the pay is considerably less though