UAA nursing through Fairbanks - page 3

Has anyone out there done the UAA nursing program with the Fairbanks extension? I have been looking into the program, and would love to hear any first hand stories about your experience. I've been... Read More

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    I am moving to Fairbanks in the next few weeks. I just finished my LPN program in Texas. I cannot find an LPN to RN transition program in Fairbanks so it seems that I would have to start from the beginning. Someone I talked with told me that I would get extra points for work experience and being an LPN. I have finished all of the required prerequisites for the RN program. I made excellent grades in my nursing program (all As and one B), but the problem is I didn't do so great in all of my prerequisites (some Cs and a few Bs) as I took a few of them while ago when I wasn't taking my studies all that seriously. This results in my GPA being 2.7 in those course as I do not believe that you will include my LPN nursing classes. What about my Fundamentals in Nursing Class? Can I transfer that. Many RN programs will. Or do I have to take it again? I'm not familiar with the NET test, but The RN programs in Texas require the HESI for admission into the RN programs so it may be similar. We were required to take this in my LPN program before the NCLEX. I received an award at graduation for scoring the highest in my class (in the 90 percentile). I tend to test well.
    If this is any indication of how I will do on the NET test plus the other requirements that I meet. Do I still have a fair chance? I'm worried b/c I fear that my only option is Excelsior! This is not looking so good! This leads me to a final question. Does UAF ever allow Excelsior students in the area to use their nursing labs to practice, if they pay some kind of nursing fee? Is there away for me to utilize this or other resources with being in the program? Thanks a bunch!!!

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    I'm not sure about everything that you asked, but I know you can contact the nursing department and find out. From everything that I've read, it seems that there isn't a huge need for nurses here. You said that you finished your prerequisites, which is good. If you can study and do well on the pax rn you might be able to get into the program. You might be able to get 2 extra points, 1 for work experience and 1 for being an lpn. I think in order to get hired as an lpn here in the state of Alaska you have to have an alaska license. I guess you would have to apply for that. I'm really not sure about it though. But if you try to get a job at the hospital on post you just have to have a current lpn license. They don't hire very often, but they do hire lpns. You just have to go to ACPOL/CPOL Homepage: Army Civilian Personnel On-Line to look up jobs for nursing at ft wainwright. We moved here in August and I'm trying to get into the nursing program too. Good luck!
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    Sorry, I did not mean nurses, I meant lpns. There is a huge need in the state of alaska for rns!
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