Arkansas Nurses and Students.... - page 2

by ARmickie | 5,227 Views | 11 Comments

I'm about to enter a CC and possibly a LPN program. My eventual goal, however, is to be a RN. Does anyone have any advice as to whether or not to do the LPN program and then try to get into a RN bridge program somewhere, or... Read More


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    Quote from kcan2
    I am hardly an expert, as I am only doing my pre-reqs now myself. But we are close in age (I am 34) so we may have a few things in common. I am doing my pre-reqs at NWACC in Bentonville. I hope to get my ADN there as well. I will then work and attempt to obtain my BSN, probably from U of A Fayetteville. Around here there is an LPN program that does not require any pre-reqs and takes 9 months I believe to finish if you go full time. If an LPN goes to obtain their ADN at the community college they of course have to take all the pre-reqs and they enter an "LPN track". I am not sure what is different, it seems they take most of the same program that someone who has never been a nurse takes. That sounds like a lot of duplication to me. But there are a lot of different ways to get to the same place, so I think you should do what feels right to you- just learn all you can so that you can make a wise decision. Good luck!

    Alot of the skill that new nurses start learning would be repeat to an LPN but I have a few in my class who are becoming RN's and it seems to be pretty difficult for everyone.
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    Quote from ARmickie
    I'm about to enter a CC and possibly a LPN program. My eventual goal, however, is to be a RN. Does anyone have any advice as to whether or not to do the LPN program and then try to get into a RN bridge program somewhere, or should I just do my prereq's at a CC and then try to transfer over to UCA, UALR or even the program at Baptist? Any suggestions here would be appreciated. I am tempted to do the LPN program just so I can hurry up and get into learning what I'm there for (nursing), and I'm not sure what kind of chances I would have to getting into a 4yr school after I've taken all the prereq's at a CC. (I know that UCA gives preference to students who have been at their school from the beginning.. Pre-Nursing Students.) But, I can't just start out there, as I want to get started now and I've already enrolled at the CC where I live, not to mention it's much cheaper this way. Ugghhh!! I just don't know what would be the best route to take financially and emotionally.. I would be very upset if I made it through LPN school, but I couldn't get in to a RN program. Okay.. enough.. now... anybody got any suggestions?
    MY SISTER IS NOW AN RN IN CONWAY AND I AM A LPN...SHE HAS ADVISED ME TO DO THE LPN PROGRAM FIRST AND THEN BRIDGE...YOU CAN BE MAKING GOOD MONEY AND YOU ALREADY HAVE A HUGE ADVANTAGE WHEN ENTERING THE RN PROGRAM NOT TO MENTION YOU WILL BE A SHOE IN WHEN APPLYING FOR THE RN PROGRAM AS THEY ACCEPT LPNS FIRST...THE LPN PROGRAM HERE IN MOUNTAIN HOME IS A YEAR AND YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO MISS 2 DAYS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR...THE WORK IS HARD BUT BEFORE YOU KNOW IT YOU SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL AND ALL IS WELL... GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND FEEL FREE TO WRITE...CHACHING43 LPN


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