Quote from happyanne
So why would anybody choose the junior college path?
Did I miss something?
Yeah ... you missed a lot.
I don't know how it works at other schools
but, at my school you can totally beat the waiting list by passing the LVN challenge exams. The LVN challenge exams are basically the final exams for first and second semester. If you can pass them, you don't have to take those semesters.
The backlog is for first semester so, if you can pass that first semester challenge exam (which most LVN's do) you go directly into second semester and beat the waiting list. At my school, that saves you three years right there.
If you can pass the second semester exam you can beat the waiting list and skip the entire first year of nursing school
... saving three and a half years .... although it's a much tougher exam and a lot of LVN's don't pass it.
Because of the waiting lists there are, actually, more advantages to LVN-RN transition programs.