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  1. OK, just yesterday I had a LONG convo with an LVN about ACC and the other for-profit schools and whether I should go for it - my main concerns were that ACC's clinicals locations didn't seem as...well, good?? as, say, Mt St Mary's and the like. However, I could start right away at ACC, which I like. My other concern is that little gnawing doubt at the back of my mind in that the admissions lady, as nice as she is, has been kind of pressuring me to SIGN UP NOW! LET'S GET YOUR FINANCIAL AID INFO IN! WHEN ARE YOU STARTING?? And I keep thinking...hm, are they good if they have to pursue me?? This LVN told me to do ACC if I were going to go for LVN and that's *it*. However, she told me that if I eventaully want to go on to BSN/RN, a lot of colleges will not accept ACC's pre-req courses!! Now, I don't know if this is a fact or not, but I thought I'd let you know. There's so much info to wade through, I"m so grateful for this board!!!! Suzanne
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    pre-nursing mom of 3 needs advice

    fludddwrn! Wow, your children were in 1986 about the same exact ages as mine are now. I'm so sorry about your husband's passing. WHile my DH makes an excellent living right now, and we have life insurance, etc., I fear that he will pass away while the kids are still young, and before I was married I was really just job-hopping here and there:rolleyes: In any case, having several children for whom to provide must make you additionally glad you went to NS. Thanks to you and all the other posters for giving such encouragement!! Suz in Ca
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    Starting pre-req this summer

    Where can you take A & P online?? Suz
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    Nursing School Interview Questions

    Megan, I think you've got your interview answer! That's a great story. Brings tears to my eyes that your grandpa still talks about her everyday!
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    Nursing School Interview Questions

    I haven't gone through an interview as yet - you're further along than I am :) - but maybe you can share a story of how you first got interested in nursing? WEre you hospitalized and were helped by a great nurse? Did you have a crappy nurse who made you want to do it right (lol)? Did you see some cute scrubs and think, "I could wear that!" (just kidding!). anyhow, maybe that can get your creative juices flowing... Best to you!! Suz
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    Anyone Doing/Done Evening/Weekend Program?

    Thanks, Erica! I guess I'm mostly worried that the workload outside of class will be so much that I'll spend the time I have with my kids stressing and freaking out, lol! I love hearing form you all that are going through it. It's actually sounding...dare I say it? ...doable! :)
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    Anyone Doing/Done Evening/Weekend Program?

    Congratulations to you! I wish there were a 17 month program round here! Thanks for the encouragement:)
  8. Hi all! I'm considering two different programs for LVN/LPN (I'm in L.A. - so Mt St MAry's has an ADN program on eve/weekends as does American Career College). I actually originally was looking at AccBSN since I have a BA but there's no way I can ever see my children if I did that (if I even got in!) - so I started looking at the LPN route. Any thoughts about it? I know that I would still see my little ones during the day (some of them are in school, others too young yet) but family time on the weekends with my hubby and children would be nil...though the programs are between 18 and 24 months, so not forever... The advantage, of course, is that my children would be either with hubby or me - not in day care, etc like they would have to be if I did a regular day program. Just kind of rambling (sorry!) but would love to hear any experiences/advice! Best, Suz
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    pre-nursing mom of 3 needs advice

    I'm glad I found this thread! I'm a SAHM to 4, youngest is 10 months, oldest in 1st grade. In my mind I would love to attend an accelerated BSN program but that's just not practical to do right now if I want to be a mom at all. (lol). I have, however, found a 20 month program near me that is evening and weekends only to complete an LPN/LVN. I would be home with my littles all during the weekdays, 2 nights a week of classes (I have someone who can help with kiddos if hubby is late home from work) and I would be gone most of Saturday and SUnday. Thoughts? Input? I'm 39 now so if I wait til all are in school FT (in five years) - well, let's just say starting now will be easier than in 4 years, KWIM? But being a mom to the kiddos is prime for me. I'm not a big day care fan myself, so that just isn't an option for me. thanks for letting me vent here, lol, I have so many thoughts swirling about my head...especially the one saying, "Why didn't I try to do this BEFORE kids??" Suz