Advice/suggestions.....

  1. I will (hopefully) be getting my LPN license in May/June and would love to continue to get my RN and eventually my BSN .... due to my hectic schedule I think that online classes would be perfect, are there any GOOD online programs? What ones do you suggest? What are the downfalls to doing this online rather than in a classroom? Any other advice you may have would be greatly appreciated. Also I live in Iowa and the waiting list to go from LPN to Rn is almost 2 years (I just don't want to wait that long....here most hospitals dont hire LPNs and thats where i want to work).
    Thanks in advance!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   TazziRN
    I've read on here that Excelsior is a good program, BUT.......my personal feeling, and I may be flamed for this, is that one should not go through an online program to get an RN without some experience as an LVN. LVNs with experience have a good base to grow from, whereas one without experience and no onsite clinical advisor as an RN student.........
  4. by   nicolel1182
    where do you live? some states don't accept an online program..

    i would suggest you go to school for 8 more months to get your RN and then do an online to get your BSN
  5. by   Jules A
    Quote from TazziRN
    I've read on here that Excelsior is a good program, BUT.......my personal feeling, and I may be flamed for this, is that one should not go through an online program to get an RN without some experience as an LVN. LVNs with experience have a good base to grow from, whereas one without experience and no onsite clinical advisor as an RN student.........

    I'm in a similar position and I agree with TazziRN. Even more important to me is whether or not your BON will even accept an online degree.

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