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Old 10-17-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Does anyone know of a on-line LVN program? or other schools other than Baptist, Wayland and St.Phillips that offer a LVN program. Thanks
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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SAC. A lot of career schools offer it but you are going to pay an obscene amount of money.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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As I conduct my research, I'm beginning to realize that..lol
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Austin
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As I conduct my research, I'm beginning to realize that..lol
The career schools are big on pushing loans and government aid. SAC can be done cheaply and I hear it's a good program although competitive to get into.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I am currently in the LVN program at Galen College of Nursing. I like it a lot.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If you should choose a career school, be sure to research it extensively, know what questions to ask, and verify all of its claims. PBS aired a documentary about career schools that was highly critical. The nurse-training program they showed was truly pathetic, it was a chain nursing school with locations across the country. If available online, I suggest you watch it to know what to look out for.

If there any online LVN programs, you'll probably encounter one of the significant issues mentioned in the documentary, nowhere to do an internship/practicum; they only practiced on dummies. It's unlikely that you'll find a job without any "real" experience.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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I am currently in the LVN program at Galen College of Nursing. I like it a lot.
I researched them, was the entrance test hard? How long was it? Do you know if you passed before leaving the facility?
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Western Governors University "wgu.com"
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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An online LVN/LPN program is going to be rare or non-existent because it requires learning the basics that can only be done hands-on. Online nursing programs are usually RN to BSN or BSN to MSN. Even those programs require you to find a site to do clinical training. Excelsior College does have an online associates in nursing program, but it is only for people who are already LVN/LPNs, paramedics, those with military medical training, and other medical professionals.

According to this thread, Deaconess was the only online LVN program until it was discontinued. You took courses online, had to fly to the campus (don't know how many times), and you had to find a hospital in your area that would let you do clinicals. North Central Texas College has an online program, but I believe you have to do clinicals at one of their campuses which aren't anywhere near San Antonio.

LVN online programs? - Nursing for Nurses
NCTC - North Central Texas College (http://www.nctc.edu/What_We_Teach/AppSci/LVN/lvn.html - broken link)

Here are all of the accredited LVN schools in Texas.

http://www.bon.state.tx.us/nursinged.../vnschools.pdf
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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What's wrong with St. Philip's? Just curious.
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