Hi to all..!!
All I know is that I had to work really hard to pass all my pre-req's in order to even apply to get into an RN program. No LVN can apply without them. How else would you know how the body works, where the different body parts are, how they work, the abnormal and normal things, etc., etc. if you don't take these classes? If you don't educate yourself first, you won't make it far in the RN program. The Bridge program is designed to help you transition into the already existing RN class so you'll know how to do a Care Plan and Concept Maps. You'd have completed all your pre-req's by then.
Furthermore, if you want to pursue a BSN program, all these pre-req's also have to be done first. I did my pre-req's first, then got into an LVN program, graduated and am now in a RN program. Without all that background, I doubt that I would be doing so well.
I didn't do the Bridge because it would have taken me longer to get into the program. I went directly into the 1st semester and my LVN background has helped me out so much so far.
I understand that you're paying to bypass all of this stuff, but is it really worth it to you to be at a disadvantage? To become an LVN you don't need to do all the pre-req's that are required of RN candidates, but once you make the decision to become an RN, you have to do them. I don't know of any RN nursing program
that doesn't require it.
I would look into this at the schools you're planning to transfer to once you finish your LVN. Good luck!