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Hello!

After graduating, I had some personal problems arise, but luckily, I got through them, took the NCLEX exam, and am proud to say that I PASSED. :monkeydance: But now I feel like I need a refresher course to help the transition of becoming a "real" LVN take its place. So, to those in the San Diego area, do any of you guys have any suggestions for a good LVN refresher course that I can take? I found that California School of Health Sciences offers a program in June for $600, but their program is held in Garden Grove, CA which I think is about 2 hours away. If anyone can suggest a program closer or in they city, it would be greatly appreciated.

Hope to hear from someone soon. Thank you!

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hello!

after graduating, i had some personal problems arise, but luckily, i got through them, took the nclex exam, and am proud to say that i passed. :monkeydance: but now i feel like i need a refresher course to help the transition of becoming a "real" lvn take its place. so, to those in the san diego area, do any of you guys have any suggestions for a good lvn refresher course that i can take? i found that california school of health sciences offers a program in june for $600, but their program is held in garden grove, ca which i think is about 2 hours away. if anyone can suggest a program closer or in they city, it would be greatly appreciated.

hope to hear from someone soon. thank you!

congratulations!:balloons: (i love your screenname)

grossmont has lvn refresher, the other's probably don't, but they may be able to point you in the right direction.

here are a few:

rn and lvn refresher

grossmont health occupations ctr

nurse refresher/re-entry update

education for nurses

9368 oakbourne rd.

santee, ca 92071-2314

b. patricia twyman, rn, director

(619) 596-3690

cal state san marcos

general refresher

office of extended studies

333 s. twin oaks valley rd

san marcos, ca 92096

debbie bennett, rn

(760) 750-4020

uc san diego extension

general refresher

9500 gilman drive, dept 0170e

la jolla, ca 92093-0170

michelle brenholdt, rn

(858) 964-1010

hth,

april

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These are the LVN refresher courses the California BVNPT has listed on their website, but I'm guessing you've already seen that list. http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/vnrfresh.htm

What you need to know about refresher courses is that they are usually done or sanctioned by facilities who need that particular type of worker. So, in effect, the facilities where you would be performing any clinical work along with the refresher course is actually screening potential applicants for employment. Sneaky, huh? This way they get to see you in action before deciding if they like the way you work. Of course, they may not tell you that, but I'm telling you that because I used to be a unit manager of a hospital that did this. If LVNs are needed in the area where you live, these refresher courses will be around. Probably the best way to find them is by getting a list of the local hospitals, call the nurse recruiters and talk with them. The nurse recruiters are a wealth of information and if anyone knows of any LVN refresher courses in your area, they will know.

You can get a complete listing of all the acute hospitals on the OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) website (http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/). The California OSHPD is the agency that licenses all heathcare facilities in California. You will need an Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel in order to open and read these lists of facilities: http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HQAD/Hospital/hosplist.htm

You can also search in publications like LPN 2007 and Advance for LPNs for information as well since the goal of taking a refresher course is ultimately a job.

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congratulations!:balloons: (i love your screenname)

grossmont has lvn refresher, the other's probably don't, but they may be able to point you in the right direction.

here are a few:

rn and lvn refresher

grossmont health occupations ctr

nurse refresher/re-entry update

education for nurses

9368 oakbourne rd.

santee, ca 92071-2314

b. patricia twyman, rn, director

(619) 596-3690

cal state san marcos

general refresher

office of extended studies

333 s. twin oaks valley rd

san marcos, ca 92096

debbie bennett, rn

(760) 750-4020

uc san diego extension

general refresher

9500 gilman drive, dept 0170e

la jolla, ca 92093-0170

michelle brenholdt, rn

(858) 964-1010

hth,

april

thank you, april. i'll call around this coming week to see what they're offering. everyone tells me not to worry about a refresher course since your employer will have you go through a training program but i think i'd feel better going through a program. i just want to feel prepared to work especially when its other people's lives that our in our hands.

anyway, i hope we both get our names posted this week! :biggringi

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These are the LVN refresher courses the California BVNPT has listed on their website, but I'm guessing you've already seen that list. http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/vnrfresh.htm

What you need to know about refresher courses is that they are usually done or sanctioned by facilities who need that particular type of worker. So, in effect, the facilities where you would be performing any clinical work along with the refresher course is actually screening potential applicants for employment. Sneaky, huh? This way they get to see you in action before deciding if they like the way you work. Of course, they may not tell you that, but I'm telling you that because I used to be a unit manager of a hospital that did this. If LVNs are needed in the area where you live, these refresher courses will be around. Probably the best way to find them is by getting a list of the local hospitals, call the nurse recruiters and talk with them. The nurse recruiters are a wealth of information and if anyone knows of any LVN refresher courses in your area, they will know.

You can get a complete listing of all the acute hospitals on the OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) website (http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/). The California OSHPD is the agency that licenses all heathcare facilities in California. You will need an Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Excel in order to open and read these lists of facilities: http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HQAD/Hospital/hosplist.htm

You can also search in publications like LPN 2007 and Advance for LPNs for information as well since the goal of taking a refresher course is ultimately a job.

Wow! That is pretty sneaky! Maybe I shouldn't even think about a refresher course and stick to the regular training that newly hired employees go through. Anyway, thanks for the response!:roll

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