Nov 16, '04 by Steverdenver
will colorado let you write the state board? if you graduate from the 'wrong school' ?
good question. this is an issue to me too--- how much school do i have to retake to get an rn?
my profession as a training developer is over because it bottomed out due to the mid-manager culture and age discrimination problems in the corporate culture that i had my previous career-- so i must do something else for a living. i am 50 and counselors have told me to give-up the corporate live due to the realities hiring practices.
i have 2 bs degrees--- chemistry and science education/secondary-- i was a science teacher and then went into corporate education.
i also have a ms from utah state university in instructional design- i was a training developer and wrote science textbooks, science and technical training, and media products for 15 years.
i have been an lpn since 1980 and practiced practical nursing between writing contract jobs---- and now would like to write the state board for an rn. --- for goodness sake i do nearly everything an rn does on the floor anyway!
still it appears to do it colorado's way that i will have to retake lots of lower division' science' classes to even get on the "rn" school waiting list. -- with rn program waiting lists and soforth- it will take me three years from today to get an rn-- this means $$$ losses to me of about 200k in income loss as opposed to doing a quicky online program---
(folks, that is the cost of a nice home)
these online programs reviewed my transcripts and say that all i need is to do seven courses-- and do a weekend competentancy evaluation-- but i also heard that some states will not accept it for the rn exams. so what am i to do--- i will reject the state of colorado and just move to a state that accepts the exam--- and not loose $ 200k--- in income!
i am a training developer with an ms degree and 15 years experience-- and when reviewing the content of the online courses, i estimate i could complete the course work in less than six months-- and just fly over to another state and pass the board exam elsewhere---sell my home and colorado and live in whereever else and make $$$ as an rn---
bye bye colorado then---
Last edit by Steverdenver on Nov 16, '04