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LPN/LVN Students   (1,116 Views 5 Comments)
by momma2twnz momma2twnz (New Member) New Member

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How many of you have attended this type of school (Pioneer Pacific, Apollo, Concorde) to get you LPN training? I'm looking into the program, but it has only received initial approval in my state.

How difficult is it to get in? (Our nursing programs are CRAZY! 800 applying at 60 being accepted once a year) Pioneer said that if I don't get in they will take me in the Medical Assisting program, then I can have priorty in the LPN application process next time around.

How is the quality of the program? Does it prepare you for the NCLEX?

How easy is it to get a job w/ LPN training /licensing from these schools?

Can you bridge these to a RN-BSN.

Thank you so much!

I'm in WA state on the border to OR state.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I attended one of these private, 'proprietary' LVN programs 2 years ago. They tend to be very expensive, fast track, and operated like businesses. My LVN tuition cost $20,000 for a 12-month program.

Most people who complete these programs are able to pass NCLEX. It is fairly easy to get a job, since most employers pay attention to your nursing license (not the school attended). As long as you're a warm body with a license, you should find a job. Employers do not care about which school you attended.

As long as you complete certain prerequisites, your LPN license will be accepted into an LPN-to-BSN bridge program. The actual credits earned from most private LPN programs will not transfer, but many RN programs will give you advanced placement per articulation agreements. For example, you will usually be allowed to totally bypass the first year of many RN programs if you have completed the prerequisites. My former coworker earned her LVN from Concorde Career Institute, and she is enrolled in an LVN-to-BSN program at Tarleton State University, a public institution in Texas. They accepted her LVN license, and gave her advanced placement in the RN bridge program. Her LVN-to-BSN program will be 2 years in duration.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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You're welcome. ;)

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