Alternative Pathway into the Nursing Field

With the completion of high school and graduation behind them many high school graduates are now faced with the question, "what to do next? Many students who might have attended larger regional universities, private schools or out-of-state schools are staying closer to home and seeking more affordable options during this tough economy. Whether the students choose a university or a junior college, both avenues are overloaded. Enrollment has increased as much as 20% this year and the students who enroll closer to the start of classes might not be able to take a full load of classes, or take the classes they want.

Students that have decided to pursue a career in the medical field are finding that the colleges that offer a major in nursing have an extremely long waiting list to get in to their major or that the college is on some sort of lottery system. If the school is on a lottery system it gives the students more points (entry tickets) if they have completed their general education (GE) and/or taken Biology, Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology. But there are still no guarantees that they will be accepted to the nursing program. Because the public schools are so overloaded many students that want to have a career in nursing are tired of waiting around for classes to open up and have decided to enter into the medical field by a different route. They have learned that there is an under used pathway into the medical field.

This alternative pathway is fast paced and easily accessible, wondering what this pathway is? You first become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or also known as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). As an LPN Licensed Practical Nurse works directly with the Registered Nurse (RN) and Doctors. The LVN and/or LPN are in charge of patient care and the Certified Nurses Assistants (CNA) that are assigned to them. Choosing to become a LVN first has many advantages. First, you are able to enter into the medical field rather quickly. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts currently offers accredited LVN courses that can be completed in as little as 14 months and Gurnick offers financial assistance for those who qualify.

This rapid entry allows you to begin gathering valuable experience as a nurse in the medical field along with making your resume look stronger. Second, once you are an LVN you have other options in furthering your education. For example, you can take courses online to receive your RN, or as an employee many hospitals offer financial assistance with your continuing education towards your RN.

So, if you are tired of being frustrated at the current overloaded public school system and would like a rapid and exciting pathway into the nursing field, LPN nursing is for you. Call Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts today 1-877-GURNICK or see our . Gurnick has four campus' in California; San Mateo, Concord, Fresno, and Modesto just waiting to help you into the medical field.

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