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Old 08-11-2007, 11:38 PM
 
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Hello to all the great people in Colorado who respond to people's many questions! Our family is interested in moving to Durango Colorado. However, this big change will require a career change for myself.

Are there schools that offer LVN or RN degrees? I realize the LVN is simply a diploma (2 year program). Although an LVN is great, RN's are in much greater demand. Can anyone tell me if there is a school in Durango that can offer a solution for me?
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Hello to all the great people in Colorado who respond to people's many questions! Our family is interested in moving to Durango Colorado. However, this big change will require a career change for myself.

Are there schools that offer LVN or RN degrees? I realize the LVN is simply a diploma (2 year program). Although an LVN is great, RN's are in much greater demand. Can anyone tell me if there is a school in Durango that can offer a solution for me?
You might look at Ft. Lewis College. You can google the website. You can also google "nursing schools in Colorado".
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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I actually went through nursing school here in Durango. There are a couple of options. You can get your LPN through San Juan Basin Tech School (I am unsure if that is still their current name is, they recently changed it), which is close to Cortez. They hold some classes/clinicals in Durango and the others are in Cortez, the vast majority of students in the program are from Durango. The program is one year long with a wait list, I know I put my name of the list about 1.5-2 years ahead of time. Since the program is so short, you have to have a good year of pre-reqs prior to it. After passing and receiving your LPN you then can go to Pueblo Community College in Durango for your RN. It piggybacks off of the tech school's program, and is a year long. They take all your credits and give you a ADN. The PCC branch in Durango will have all the info about both programs, what is required, etc... I did take all my pre-reg's through PCC.


San Juan College in Farmington, NM (just right over the state line and an hour from Durango) also offers a nursing program, their program is a three year BSN program. You take no pre-regs, everything is included in the program, but I have heard that it has a very extensive wait list. HTH, Amy
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Why do you have to change careers?
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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A while back I remember reading in the Durango Herald
how upset LPNs and RNs were with the pay scale in Durango.

Keep that in mind.
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