Have the nerve to think 57 y/o can go back to school!!!

  1. :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle I am new to az from Michigan.I am an LPN whom happens to be 57 yrs old & wondering how to get started going back to get my RN. I know I do not want to take 100 prereqs to start an RN program. So I was wondering anyone who had no college credits can tell me what may be involved & do different schools have more/less prereqs to take or is this a standard set by the state of az.
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  3. by   ginger58
    I would get a list of programs you're interested in and call or write them what their prereqs are. Also, go to the AZ BON site and look it over.
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from addie80
    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle I am new to az from Michigan.I am an LPN whom happens to be 57 yrs old & wondering how to get started going back to get my RN. I know I do not want to take 100 prereqs to start an RN program. So I was wondering anyone who had no college credits can tell me what may be involved & do different schools have more/less prereqs to take or is this a standard set by the state of az.

    You are in a really odd forum for this question!

    Anyway, usually you don't have to take any pre-reqs as an LPN because the pre-req for LPN are the same for RN. You should be able to enter any nursing program at the third semester.

    What city in Az are you in?
  5. by   addie80
    :smilecoffeecup: I live in surprise. So far I am beginning to realize that I have to do some driving to any school. My main concern is I am too old to keep waiting to be put on a long waiting list to get into a RN program. I could stay an LPN but I just need to get more pay than an LPN & I feel I can do the work. I looked at some of the prereq at such colleges as gateway & I think that is a lot to do before I can even apply. Also what did you mean by I was in the wrong forum?
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from addie80
    :smilecoffeecup: I live in surprise. So far I am beginning to realize that I have to do some driving to any school. My main concern is I am too old to keep waiting to be put on a long waiting list to get into a RN program. I could stay an LPN but I just need to get more pay than an LPN & I feel I can do the work. I looked at some of the prereq at such colleges as gateway & I think that is a lot to do before I can even apply. Also what did you mean by I was in the wrong forum?
    This forum is for suggestions/problems with the website itself. That's OK, maybe a mod will move this to the AZ forum.

    Well, there is little wait for LPNs to get into RN school. You enter at 3rd semester, and like I said, there might only be one class for you to take. Down here in Tucson LPNs take a transition to RN class. Otherwise, your LPN should be enough. I doubt you'd wait too long.

    If you have to wait a year, ask yourself...What would I be doing in a year if I don't get my RN. You'd still be working, so why not go for it? Besides, as an LPN, there are plenty of other ways to get an LPN-RN, such as online.

    Good Luck, and come swing by the Az forum......
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f135/

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