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You can take pre requisite classes online through the community college system.

Yeah im from Tennessee find a technical school like here we have Tn tech which is a technical school that has multiple programs. Also we have a career center here that will help you pay for school. Try searching around there should be plenty of options out there.

are pre requisite classes online FREE??

classes are not free, but you can qualify for financial aid to assist you in attending college.

Malefocker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Home Health Nurse.

There is an ROP program in Orange country (North Orange County ROP) which is a little drive away from you but it is less than 5000 to become an LVN (everything included, books, gowns, clinicals). PM gofieRN she went through this program and can tell you some information about it. I know there are a bunch of ROP programs for LVN in the OC area... That's crazy expensive I am starting a 3 year MSN program in the fall and it doesn't cost that much. Btw I agree with some of the other posts it is difficult to find LVN jobs especially in southern cal right now so the less debt you can take on because of school the better. And I know you want to get started right away and not wait, but you might want to think about maybe waiting a till fall to get started. If you waited you would be giving the economy and extra 8 months or so to turn around. I am guessing if you knew for sure waiting an extra 8 months would give you a better opportunity to find a job it would be worth it. Anyway just my 2 cents. Good luck with whatever decision you make.

P_RN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

SC also has technical colleges. These are 18 mos to 2 year programs in the main. The specialize in getting right to the point in educating LPNs, RNs, Dental Technicians and Hygienists etc. Most equal or exceed the standard of any University in the state.

33k is way too much to pay IMO.

*Posh*

Specializes in med-surg/ tele. Has 6 years experience.

I'm from Texas and I paid $5,000 including books. It was a hospital program and our instructors were more like Marine Corp drill instructors. AWESOME clinicals - 7a - 4p, started at 2 days a week, ended at 4 days a week. By the time we graduated, we were taking 6-7 patients on a busy med-surg/tele floor and doing everything from PO meds to IV's, IVP, etc. They have 600-700 applicants every year and they accept 75. The point is, do not pay that much!! You can get a great education for ALOT less. They're just taking people's money...

Coulter630

Specializes in Med Surg/ Rehabilitation.

Thanks alot Koulter

You know...I stayed home since january 2010 because i got pregnant...i was flight attendant

Now i want to do another career as i have a baby ,,,

i didnt want to wait till Fall 2011 to apply because i see it still tooooooooo far

My baby still 3 months old so she still needs me next to her i will wait till november then i will apply for a public college

Again, super similar position! I applied for the CMA program when I was pregnant so I could have a "better career". That didn't work out for me and I'm back at it. But, because your baby needs you right now, it makes more sense to wait till she/he gets a little older. I started my pre reqs when my baby was 1. He's now 4 and I haven't really had to sacrifice much of my time doing pre reqs. It it nursing school that really gets us. But if you look at it this way, whenever you do get into nursing school, you will sacrifice time with your family/friends, etc. to work on your studies. Spend time with that precious baby for now! I think your making a great decision!

Also, you could take online classes from any community college in your area while you stay at home with your baby. I've don't some of my pre reqs online. At my school, the pre reqs you absolutely need before you can apply for LVN is Eng Comp and rhetoric, Gen Psych, and I think A&P I. These are classes you will need before you apply to any of the nursing programs. I would def look into that, so you don't feel like you could be working on something and your not while your at home with baby.

I know how it feels to be in your position, everything just seems too far away and you just wanna start now! Trust me, I totally understand. It will come. Seems like your a pretty dedicated person and to be a nurse is what you want to really do. Good Luck girl! :nurse:

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Coulter630

Specializes in Med Surg/ Rehabilitation.

I'm from Texas and I paid $5,000 including books. It was a hospital program and our instructors were more like Marine Corp drill instructors. AWESOME clinicals - 7a - 4p, started at 2 days a week, ended at 4 days a week. By the time we graduated, we were taking 6-7 patients on a busy med-surg/tele floor and doing everything from PO meds to IV's, IVP, etc. They have 600-700 applicants every year and they accept 75. The point is, do not pay that much!! You can get a great education for ALOT less. They're just taking people's money...

Totally agree. I'm thinking I will be paying about the same after all is said and done. I honestly don't see how people can get away with charging this much! It's really crazy to me. My school is awesome! I couldn't have picked a better place and better instructors! I don't know how many applicants my school had, but I'm thinking around your range and only 80 were accepted.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 43 years experience.

best investment over the next few weeks: checking out programs in your area that will provide best return on investment in lvn education.

please check out job opportunities in your area as positions for new graduates sparse in most areas.

ca board: accredited vocational nursing program

You will find the most economical programs in community colleges or ROP programs. Instead of paying approximately $28,000, you will pay less than $5000 and come away with a better educational experience. You will have the added benefit of college credit and a degree, if you choose a community college program.

live&love&heal

Specializes in Pediatrics, ICU, ED.

I paid $23K for my program. If I were to do it all over again, I would have opted to get my LVN certificate from a community college. You get the same education and its less expensive. Also, just in case you don't find a job right away after graduation, you wont be stuck with debt to worry about. Several of my classmates still have not passed the NCLEX or found a job and the student loan companies expect you to start paying for the load after you graduate. Who knows when this recession will end. It's best to keep your debt low and save money.

THank you malefocker and posh but this is san diego prices and i dont know why...

it s not only Kaplan college that asked for 33 008 $...i applied at Concorde univ and EUI one have lvn program for 32 000 for 12 months and the other one 34 000 $

so it s expensive everywhere in san diego

thank u Coulter 630

I don t have any basic education about health field..can you please give me more details about `` Eng Comp and rhetoric, Gen Psych, and A&P I``

So i can search for on line courses