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kellymarie1537 has 6 years experience as a LVN.

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    West Coast University graduates

    I scheduled my HESI, then rescheduled. I don't think I'm going to take it... It's possible I may have missed my rescheduled test. I have to go back and return the book. I agree - price is scary! 3 years and not being able to work is also scary. If you can travel or move, I'm working on prereqs for Concordia University in Portland. They're a 16 month hybrid program.
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    Concordia ABSN

    @tlc_nurse1 Could you send it to me, too!? That would be super helpful.
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    Concordia ABSN

    Awesome! I might interview in January for May start!
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    Concordia ABSN

    I did the calculations and airbnb and renting almost even out, if anything, renting would be cheaper and at least you have a place to leave things you'd have to otherwise lug back and forth. We're near each other. I'm in San Francisco, so girl, we're on the same boat. Have you started any prereqs?
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    Concordia ABSN

    Hi Mlaybourn, I am taking prereqs now and @tlc_nurse1 has been most helpful! I'm responding to you because I'd be coming from California, too! The rent up there is super cheap! Concordia is 1700 for a two bedroom, Beaverton/South Portland goes from 900-1200. Depending on how the schedule is, I'm thinking of renting a place out there, too. I didn't think about a trailer, but that also sounds like good idea, too, if you can find a place to park it.
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    West Coast University graduates

    Hi everyone, I'm reviving this topic a bit. I had a questions mostly about scheduling... I'm going to the Anaheim campus this weekend for their open house. I had initially written off WCU because of the high cost, but I do have my AS already with a majority, if not all, my prerequisites done, so that would potentially shave off 20k (!!!). I saw in the tuition breakdown that there is full time, 3/4 time, and part time (1/2). What is that like? Has anyone on this thread had any experience with that. What days are you in class and clinical? Are weekends options? Thanks in advanced!
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    Concordia ABSN

    Oh, I'm so glad I found this thread! I am am set to start my pre nursing in August & ABSN hopefully in May. I started some for Summer 2nd term, but quickly dropped because I was literally thrown in the friday before the term started. How is your clinical schedule? They told me I'd have to show up in person 2-3 times a week. Is that true? What are the hours, etc? DM me if you are able. When are you done with the program? @Intravenous-d-milo I took the religion course briefly before dropping it - New Testament - and the couple weeks of the course was pretty intense. There was something due almost daily and it's really reading heavy. There is also a 10 hour requirement for philanthropy.
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    RANT!!! Can’t get INTO AN RN PROGRAM I AM A LPN!!! GPA ISSUES

    Having just been through this, and still currently going through this, I can say that, at least in CA, that taking classes to get a better GPA for Cs and above are looked upon negatively. I was even advised by a counselor that a W looks better than a C and if I knew I was going to get a C, I should've just taken the W. I totally feel your rant. I've been an LVN for 6 years and just finished my AA with my prereqs included in 2018. Like you, my GPA fresh out of high school was low - 1.2 dragging my overall GPA to 2.4, I should be a 2.75+. Even with an academic renewal, it was still low, and really, it was just for filler classes that don't even amount do anything. Currently, I'm working on a non-nursing bachelors via Ashford University. I'm hoping with this, I can look for a second bachelors in nursing or a masters in nursing for non-nurses. I'm also very interested in Concordia University in TX and OR as they do an accelerated BSN for LVNs. Good luck!
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    I've Decided To Take A Different Approach

    Thank you! I’ve looked at a couple programs in Texas, Oregon and Washington. I’ll also look into that option too for a masters.
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    I've Decided To Take A Different Approach

    I have a feeling your friend may have done the 30 unit program which is only honored in CA. Out of state is not off the drawing board, that’s for sure!
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    I've Decided To Take A Different Approach

    Many schools only take your first attempt and if you take it more than once, it may reflect poorly. I've been advised by my counselor to do this Bachelor's route d/t my not so great grades.
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    I've Decided To Take A Different Approach

    So, here's the deal: I am a LVN in California. I've been working towards my RN and started applying to programs last year only to be on wait list after wait list. I have an Associates of Science (AS), but my GPA is not competitive at all (less than a 3.0). I found a school that MAY help me get into their program by retaking some courses with them, but it is out of state (Concordia, Oregon). I'm willing to take it, however, in the off chance I don't get in, I decided to get my Bachelors in Health & Wellness through Ashford University to give me a bit of a competitive edge (also, my manager said we could try to fit in lifestyle coaching with pts for me after I complete this program). If I excel in this program (earn a GPA 3.0 or higher), I'm hoping that I can get into a second Bachelor's program for a BSN or even a MSN pre-licensure and they can count my overall GPA as my Bachelor's program - my sciences look good (2.75), but not stellar. My question, has any one done this route? What was your experience? Do you feel like this kinda round-a-bout way is worth it? Northern California is crap for LVNs to RNs. It's virtually impossible. Thanks for your time and opinions.
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    Concordia University ABSN Program

    I am not in the program, but after talking to an adviser, working seems possible, but they say it's not recommended since it is an accelerated program. From what I understand, you need to be available in-person for 2-3 days for sim labs, clinicals and/or proctored exams. Clininicals would be 8-12 hours. Not too sure about the sim labs, but I'm imagine it's about 8 hours or so. Tests are test - a couple hours a best.
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    Lvn to RN certificate of achievement

    I think you and I are both getting an Associates Degree in nursing and the 30 unit option confused. The screen shot above says Certificate of Achievement WITH Associates. 30 unit option is ONLY the Certificate of Achievement.
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    CSM - College of San Mateo - 2019 applicants

    Congrats to all who got in for the two year... I'm still waiting. Maybe put in a good word for me on your orientation. lol
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    CSM - College of San Mateo - 2019 applicants

    Chabot, right?! CONGRATS and good luck!!! Let me know how the schedule is. Maybe I'll consider next application round.
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