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  1. There is a nursing shortage in certain states, and California is currently not one of them. I completed an LVN program in the Los Angeles area in 2005 and moved out of California immediately after graduating. For the past 4 years I have been living in a state that offers plenty of good LVN opportunities with competitive pay rates. Since I have had my LVN license, I have not been without a job.

    Nursing shortages are purely regional. Nursing surpluses are also regional.

    Hello, I am just curious as to which state you moved to? I will be taking an LVN program in Northern California but plan to move out of California as soon as I finish, I am just not sure quite where yet?

    I have a small child so where ever I move I have to take School systems into account as well.

    Thank you for your time!

  2. Step_in_future, this is a bit of advice for you since you are about to start a nursing program...

    1. act professional

    2. spell check your postings ( you have multiple spelling and grammar errors )

    3. everything does not have to be "hehehe"

    I am probally stepping out of bounds, but have noticed this on several of your postings...


    You should also Spell-Check before you post.... "Probally" is one of your spelling errors! :nurse:

  3. I admitt that the program is on the expensive side but they DO offer Financial aid for those who qualify. They also have convienent class schedules. They have the day class which is Mon-Fri 8-2pm and the evening class which is 4-10pm Mon-Fri as well. The Instructors are great as well as the atmosphere. Compared to the other Vocational schools in the area WCC (western career college)which cost about 10k more and you get treated like a number instead of a person not to mention their pass rate is VERY low. St Francis is a great school.

  4. Hello

    I am attending St.Francis College in San Jose are you in So.Cal or The Bay? I really enjoy st.francis the instructors are always there to help and the atmosphere is small so the learning process is really great. i have No complaints about the school. I have already recommended two of my friends that should be starting in September. You can write me with any questions you may have.

  5. Robert

    First let me say Congratulations to taking your first step in Nursing. You will not regret it!

    I would recommend connecting with a counselor and letting them know that you do have Diagnosed ADHD. From there they should be able to connect you with the appropriate resources. You will be just fine. Take advantage of all resources provided, you will need them. I too have ADD and 28y/o in a Full-time LVN program. Its is challenging at first but gets better. Be sure to get connected with a study Group(that will keep you on track). Buy an Organizer to keep track of everything. If you need additional info please contact me. Goodluck to you and Welcome.

    ADD'ers are a special breed...lol

  6. IV Cert is a good thing, because I have to obtain my certification on my own after I graduate. It is going to cost me $300, but I have been told that it is an assest to getting a job in a hospital. What private school are you attending?

    Hello Christine2009

    I am Attending St.Francis College. It is a great small atmosphere where some of the staff are nuns. I am not a Catholic but it is a religous setting. We dont where Scrubs, we all wear the same uniforms and once we go to clinical we where the White dress with the old style nursing hats(lol). The professors are really nice and help you with anything you need. It is a great school and I plan on staying for their LPN-RN program in 2011.

  7. WOW

    You guys and gals have it really easy as far as the cost. I am in the San Francisco Bay area and it is going to cost me $33,000 at a private catholic college. Although IV cert is included(if that makes a difference). I did however qualify for more than $10,000 in grants due to me being laid-off. Its amazing how a geographical area makes such huge difference in cost.

  8. Hello

    I recently broke my ankle in three places and required numerous screws and plates on July 5. I have been out of school for two weeks and expected to return This monday. i am so nervous in that I have missed so much and midterms are in two weeks, not to mention that I have clinicals the end of August. Please any supporting advice would help. Nursing is my dream but I feel like I may be too far behind.

  9. Hello All

    I am a bit nervous and have been trying to tackle my ADD/Bad time-management and Anxiety while I am still in theory. I start clinicals in close to two months and am soooooo nervous about keeping up with the rest of the class. Please if anyone has any pointers or tips for me, I would really appreciate it. My anxiety has gotten alot better but is still there. My major issue is the ADD, please help.:uhoh3:

  10. woo, it is great you are going to start a new life now. I am curious about the St, Francis IVN program. How do you prepare to get accept into it? How much and how long will take? How is the school's reputation? I think you will do fine if you just study hard. thanks.

    Where are you located?

    St. Francis is a Catholic Private School in San Jose, Ca. They have a 100% pass rate and in 2011 they will have a LVN-RN program. It is a great small private school and they accept financial aid. Since they own hospitals in the area we do all of our Clinicals in three different locations. Admission into the school would be an Interview, Cpat and TEAS testing along a few other things. The staff is VERY helpful. I would recommend this school to anyone.

    Good Luck to you

  11. Hello All

    I just want to start by first saying that is site is the absolute best! I will be starting the LVN program at St. Francis College in San Jose on Monday. I an very nervous about what to expect(I just found out I got accepted today). I am wondering what to expect and how to prepare for this challenging training. I look forward to becoming a Nurse but my Anxiety is starting to Kick in and I am feeling all types of6 feelings right now...

    Please, any advice REALLY helps!

    Thank you so much.

    P.S. Is there anything in advance that I should buy( special study cards,etc.)

  12. Hello

    I am VERY interested in starting the LVN program soon. I am currently taking the CNA program after completion I will attend the Medical assisting course as well as the basic Phlebotomy course for Med Professionals. Please tell me if this sounds like a good career path to becoming an LVN. In my state(BAY AREA-CALIFORNIA) Any nursing program is competitive to get into and I feel that not only will I be learning the basics but it will also look great on my school application that I have taken further steps to prepare for the program.

    I look forward to and appreciate any additonal advice that is offered!


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