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  1. Sanderslvn

    private schools in orange county

    Hello. I live in Ft. Worth, Texas, and I attend Concorde Career Institute in Arlington, TX-LVN program. It's a great school, the instructors and staff really care about your success. But, it is a hard course. It can be overwehlming at times. But, overall, it's a great school.
  2. Have you thought about going into another area? Nursing homes are usually the lowest paying. Have you thought about going into the Home Health Care? I have quite of few friends RN's and LVN's that make good money in that field. Good Luck!!!
  3. Sanderslvn

    JPS hiring students?

    JPS is not going to have probaly the pay that you want. JPS is a county hospital, which means the pay is lower than other hospitals.
  4. Sanderslvn

    Concorde Career Center for LVN

    Hi, I also live in Ft. Worth. I am attending Concorde. The schedule for the first 3 months is Mon-Fri. 8-12 skills/lab and 1-5 lecture. After you complete the first 3 months (level 1), then your schedule changes. You will be placed in a nursing home or hospital (for long term care), this is level 2. Your schedule will be 6am-2pm or 2pm-10pm or 6am-6pm. Doing that time you will only attend class 2 days a week, sometimes 4 hrs. or 8 hrs. There are 4 levels. Level 1 is the Foundations of nursing, level 2 is geriatrics, level 3 is medical/surgical and pediatrics, and level 4 is obstetrics-maternity and more medical/surgical and pediatrics, which all of your clinicals will be done in a nursing home, hospital, clinics, and long-term care facilities. It's a good school, and the people really do care that you succeed. Once I finish I plan to work for a couple of years, then go back for my RN. Hint: If you work for a hospital for one year, they will do tuition reimbursements, so when I go back for my RN, the hospital will pay for the course.
  5. I don't know what state your in, but here in Texas. LVN/LPN's have more flexibilty with their schedule than RN's. Most places here, let LVN/LPN's pick their on schedule. I also have a husband and 3 kids 3,6 and 11. I think that the night shift is a good shift to have, but it depends on if your a morning person or not.
  6. Sanderslvn

    job hunting

    Here in Texas there is a high demand for lvn/lpn's. In the Sunday paper, there are at least 4 pages, every week. LVN/LPN's are not being phased out here.
  7. Sanderslvn

    New gal interested in LPN career!

    Hello, I'm from Texas. The program that I am in is 12 months long. I had to take 2 tests to enter the program. The 1st test is only given to you once and you must pass it. If you pass that test, then you are given the NET, which you must also pass. I passed both test on the 1st try. I felt kinda bad, because the people in my class were all on the waiting list for at least 6 months or more, and I got in 3 weeks before the course started because of my high test scores. It's great, I think that you'll love it.