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  1. This is definitely realistic in san francisco, ca. Currently I am an LVN and make considerably a lot less - $22/hour which is very much in the low end even for an LVN in sf. Cost of living is very high so RN's wage doesn't necessarily lend itself to a more extravagant lifestyle - comfortable though..
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    lvn to rn several seats available at shepherd in la

    hmm, 15 months doesn't sound bad at all.. there are other private school LVN to RN programs out there that are 8 months long for the same cost of tuition. i wonder how good the program is and how their current/past students are doing?
  3. I went over to Unitek the other day to meet with a admissions rep and spoke with a current student afterwards. She told me the same thing - basically that it's disorganized and that the instructors don't do a lot of teaching/guiding, that you're on your own to teach yourself. If that's the case, then what are the teachers there for?! Thank you for the advice - your input's been very informative and is helping me make up my mind about Unitek. Wow, sounds like Unitek really needs to step it up and make TONS of improvements. A $40,000 tuition just doesn't seem worth it! Anyhow, in spite of Unitek's major inadequacies, you persevered and passed the boards - CONGRATULATIONS!
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    What are the Chances of Getting Hired at the VA

    I know a new LVN grad that works at the san francisco VA at the psych unit. It might have helped that both her mom and mother in law - both RNs worked at the VA also. She has coworkers that are also LVNs but they have years of experience under their belts. But this is also california where it's difficult for new LVNs to find jobs in the hospital. Where are you located? I would say definitely give it a try..you never know unless you do! Good luck!
  5. If there is anyone out there that is a current student or graduate of Carrington College (formerly Western Career College) in sacaramento OR Unitek College in fremont, your input would be VERY HELPFUL. I've applied for the 8 month LVN to RN programs at both schools which start this OCT/2010. I'm having a difficult time deciding which school to choose! Year after year of being on waitlists for the RN programs at junior colleges, I've grown despondent. It has come down now to these two schools. I live in the san francisco area w/my husband and would be staying away at a relative's place in sacramento if I went to Carrington. I would be commuting about 40 mins to 1 hour if I went to Unitek. I've done some research online and have seen some good and some terrible reviews. I don't know anyone who was/is a student at either school. Can someone out there PLEASE let me know, honestly what their experiences have been? It would help me so much to make such a big decision...I want to make the right decision. If anyone could help I would be so grateful. THANK YOU :redbeathe
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    lvn to rn several seats available at shepherd in la

    so I looked at the other thread regarding this school and I see that the tuition is $40,000...very expensive. another question though - how long does it take to complete the program if you have all your prereqs done?
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    lvn to rn several seats available at shepherd in la

    No waitlist? WOW, I'm interested.. how much is the tuition?? Is this their first LVN to RN class?
  8. If there is anyone out there that is a current student or graduate of Carrington College (formerly Western Career College) in sacaramento OR Unitek College in fremont, your input would be VERY HELPFUL. I've applied for the 8 month LVN to RN programs at both schools which start this OCT/2010. I'm having a difficult time deciding which school to choose! Year after year of being on waitlists for the RN programs at junior colleges, I've grown despondent. It has come down now to these two schools. I live in the san francisco area w/my husband and would be staying away at a relative's place in sacramento if I went to Carrington. I would be commuting about 40 mins to 1 hour if I went to Unitek. I've done some research online and have seen some good and some terrible reviews. I don't know anyone who was/is a student at either school. Can someone out there PLEASE let me know, honestly what their experiences have been? It would help me so much to make such a big decision...I want to make the right decision. If anyone could help I would be so grateful. THANK YOU :redbeathe
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