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  1. klight99.8

    LVN programs in Dallas, Texas?

    I was wondering if any of you out there were from the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. I am new to the area and I am wanting to go to nursing school and the only one that I know of that has a LVN program is El Centro College in Dallas. Does anyone know of any others? I would greatly appreciate any information anyone has. Thanks a bunch!!!
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    Money question.

    Thanks a bunch for the information! I was beginning to think no one was going to reply. I really appreciate it.
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    Money question.

    I will be starting my nursing education soon and I am wondering about salaries. Before you jump to conclusions, no I am not in it for the money. I feel it is my calling and it is something I have been wanting to do for 5 years now but I do wonder about the pay. I'm sure alot depends on where you live and everything, I just want a general idea. I will be starting out as a LVN and go on to an ADN/RN when my children get a little bit older. I also plan on working at night if that makes a difference. I would appreciate any information anyone has. I'm so glad I found this forum! I have found invaluable information. Thanks everybody!!
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    Thinking about going into Nursing

    Oh, I also meant to say that I think you SHOULD just go for it if you think you and your husband can handle the struggle. The LVN/LPN programs only take a year and you can always get more education later. Go for your dream while you are young and also only have one child(I'm assuming your child is in school, so daycare won't be a problem). Like one of earlier posts said there is a lot of financial aid out there as well as loans. The LVN program here costs about $3000 so a loan would definitely be worth it. Also, you probably can't start until the next Fall semester(atleast that't how it is here) so ya'll could start living on your husbands salary now and save all of yours for school. Look to the Lord, He will help you find a way!!
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    Thinking about going into Nursing

    You sound a lot like me. I am 29 and have two sons(3 and 1) and I have decided that nursing is my calling in life also. We have a Jr. College here where I live and I've been checking into things and this is what I've come up with. First, in February I am taking a CNA class. It is only 2 nights a week for 12 weeks. After that I plan to get a part-time night job at one of our hospitals or nursing homes. I stay at home with my boys and I don't want to put my youngest in preschool until he is atleast 3 so in the Fall of 2001 I will start a one year LVN program. In the meantime I also plan to take the prerequesites for the ADN-RN program one at a time that way eventually I can take the one year LVN to RN transition course. Maybe after that I'll take a little more and get my BSN, who knows. I think that doing it this way is a good option for people with children and financial concerns because you don't have to just drop everything and go to school for 3 years. It is also my hope to work in L&D. Having children was the greatest experience of my life!! Anyway, best of luck in whatever you decide!! Kimberly