I'm new to allnurses.com and would like to introduce myself.
I'm a travel nurse (LPN) currently working med/surg in Louisiana.
My dilemma is this: The ASPN curse.
I have an Associate Degree in Practical Nursing and would love to get my RN.
When I checked out a local LPN-to-RN program, I was told "The good news is that ALL of your credits transfer. You only need ONE class (critical care nursing) to fulfill our requirements for the Associate RN degree, Unfortunately ... you would have to take 30% of your graduating credits from our college before we would award a degree to you. That means that you would have to repeat a lot of classes."
dang! SO CLOSE! ... so frustrating!
Okay ... I'll look elsewhere. Next I check out an online nursing program. Their literature states that, after graduation, you can take nursing boards in New York State and ALMOST all other states. (ALMOST???). They don't tell you which states might not allow it. I asked via email and got no response. I'm a traveling nurse and have no idea which state I might be in upon graduating. Sounds risky ... and it made me wonder why some states would not approve of degrees from their college.
I could apply to any LPN-to-BSN program, but I'd rather go for the shorter route (LPN-to-ASN) for financial reasons. I'd be better able to save money for my BSN if I was living on RN wages.
does anyone know of any flexible nursing programs
that offer LPN-to-ASN without the 30% rule?
Any suggestions would be appreciated, Kimber