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New LVN and EL-MSN STUDENT!!!!

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  1. luckystudentnurseRN

    EL-MSN at Charles Drew University, Los Angeles

    I would have to ask, what kind of "drama and bad reputation" are you referring to? As a student of the program, I must say that you are totally off about the perception that you have heard about the school. I am extremely pleased of the decision I made to enroll in the program. The faculty and instructors are very warm and welcoming. Also, the instructors go above and beyond to help their students in understanding and utilizing the rigorous material that is being taught. Not to mention the classes and lab materials are brand pretty much the state of the art. Also, there has been no nurses that have graduated from the program because the first cohort has just started fall 2010. The first graduating class is not until Spring of 2012. So, I am the least bit offended that people are saying "id stay away from a nurse that graduates at CD". Maybe a different program at Charles Drew has had issues, but the nursing program is one that I can confidently say does not. If you already have this negative preconceived notion on the institution, maybe it is in your best interest to not even waste your time applying and find another school that doesn't have "drama".
  2. luckystudentnurseRN

    LVN-BSN /West Coast University

    Absolutely INSANE! West Coast is only focused on PROFIT! $110k for LVN-BSN program? NO WAY! With jobs being EXTREMELY scarce for new grads, it would be IRRATIONAL for one to even commit. Goodluck to all that will go to the school
  3. luckystudentnurseRN

    EL-MSN at Charles Drew University, Los Angeles

    They are a new program. There is nothing sketchy about them. I have paid for the application fee to start their Spring 2011 cohort. I take my GRE on Monday and will play the waiting game to see if I am accepted. I have a wonderful counselor who has been great.
  4. luckystudentnurseRN

    I FEEL LIKE I'VE MADE AN ABSOLUTE MISTAKE BECOMING AN LVN! I regret doing this!

    After sending about 100 applications (no exaggerations), I finally got a call back from a SNF. I interviewed with the DON and she hired me on the SPOT. I was beyond thrilled. The pay is $20.50/hr. I had orientation for two weeks and have been on the floor for 1 week. I have an RN supervisor who is my lifesaver teaches me a lot. The wonderful thing about it that I spoke with my DON about applying to an RN program that starts next summer and she is more than willing to accommodate my schedule for me during that period next year if I get accepted. To all the other nurses who have yet to find a job is to not give up. Persistence is key! Good luck and thank you all who kept me sane.
  5. luckystudentnurseRN

    New Grad LVN found AWESOME JOB!

    I got my license in august and STILL have not found and LVN job. I've been on 2 interviews and they ALL want experience. I've submitted over 100 applications and no luck. I too am bilingual and there is no luck, Im so fed up, it's ridiculous.
  6. luckystudentnurseRN

    I FEEL LIKE I'VE MADE AN ABSOLUTE MISTAKE BECOMING AN LVN! I regret doing this!

    What hospice company was this if you dont mind me asking?
  7. Hello and thank you for taking the time out and reading. I have reached my breaking point and am fed up. I am a new LVN grad in Los Angeles and CANNOT find a job. This is the absolute worst. I spent one year in HELL going through VN school and even more hell taking my boards. Needless to say, me passing my boards was the worst thing that could have ever happened to me. I came into the world of nursing thinking that there was a "shortage" of nurses. Boy was I wrong. NOBODY WILL HIRE ME, a new grad. I earned my license in June and we are now in September and have not gotten ONE call back, even for an interview. I've submitted tons and tons and TONS of applications(walk-in, fax, mail, over the internet). Ive submitted over 100 applications and nobody wants me. I am beginning to believe this was a big mistake. My loan payment it kicking me in the rear because I have no job. I've tried to submit everywhere such as SNF, long term care, rehab, acute care, psych, home health, assisted living and more. My husband and I fight all of the time because I nobody wants to hire me. I have tried to tweak my resume a million times and it is next to perfect. Still, employers will not give me a chance. Have I made a mistake? STress is truly killing me. I have only been able to get about 3 hours of sleep each night because I am constantly looking for a job. Where did I go wrong? Possibly this career.
  8. luckystudentnurseRN

    Shepherd University in Los Angeles?

    What all did you need to apply? How long did it take and how much?
  9. luckystudentnurseRN

    CA NCLEX-PN RESULTS

    Literally after about 15 minutes on my last post, I received my results and..... I PASSED MY BOARDS!! YAY! Exactly 7 weeks after taking my test, I received my results! THE PVT trick works! OMG, it works! I had my doubts, but it has proved me wrong. I literally signed my paperwork and went straight to the post office with my $150 check to mail is certified and get this over with. I can't believe little ol me is finally a nurse! Goodluck everyone and I really thank you all for your support! We a all destined to be nurses. If you fail the exam, please do not give up. If your really want it, it'll happen! Thank you GOD! :redpinkhe :dancgrp: :dncgbby: :dncgbby: :dncgbby: :dncgbby: :dncgbby: :dncgbby:
  10. luckystudentnurseRN

    CA NCLEX-PN RESULTS

    Exactly 49 days (7 weeks) and no test results. Patiently waiting for the mail for come. Hopefully today is the day. I wish the mail would hurry up. I'm tired of waiting. BVNPT is full of sh** for this torture.
  11. luckystudentnurseRN

    CA NCLEX-PN RESULTS

    I took my test on June 5. I forgot to mention that they said they are now working on June 6. Goodluck everyone!
  12. luckystudentnurseRN

    CA NCLEX-PN RESULTS

    Just got off the phone with the board and my results were mailed yesterday! ****gasp**** come on mail! Come on!
  13. luckystudentnurseRN

    Interamerican College now United States University

    Really? Did you meet with a counselor? I'd hate to waste my time on this.
  14. luckystudentnurseRN

    CA NCLEX-PN RESULTS

    You should call them and find out if your results were mailed
  15. luckystudentnurseRN

    CA NCLEX-PN RESULTS

    YAY JUNE!!!! COME ON JUNE 5th!!!!
  16. luckystudentnurseRN

    Interamerican College now United States University

    I am applying for January! I'd love to start right away but I have to finish my pre reqs