Do you think that this is a good idea?

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    Hi,

    I am or was a pre-nursing student, but I am currently taking a break from school. I applied to the nursing program at my school for summer 2013 but was an alternate. I am thinking about starting an lpn program this january, which is 15 months. After this I want to go ahead and apply to this same nursing program going the traditional bsn route.

    I think that, I would have a better chance this time because. There is an essay worth 40% cumulative gpa is worth 30% and prenursing gpa is 30%. All totling up to 100%. I could bridge to an adn program after lpn, but I really wanted to have the whole nursing school experience. If i bridge, I would be coming in mid semester. Plus I really wanted to get into this nursing program.

    What are your opinions?
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    I'm confused. Why not take some other academic courses, like some of the science prereqs and any distribution requirements to get them out of the way and demonstrate you can do the work, and reapply to the program you really want to be in?
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    I am completely done with my science prerequisites and we can only take them once as they only look at our first time grades. But I am doing this to gain a little more confidence while in nursing school and this will also help me out financially. I can work as an LPN while in nursing school.
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    I think you should just apply to other RN programs. Doing your LPN first then bridging over is a waste of time if you ultimately want to be an RN.
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    Quote from na-na
    I am completely done with my science prerequisites and we can only take them once as they only look at our first time grades. But I am doing this to gain a little more confidence while in nursing school and this will also help me out financially. I can work as an LPN while in nursing school.

    You wish. There are a bazillion nursing school students who would be doing better in school if they didn't have to spend time at work. if you really have to work to stay fed and housed, then that's that. But if there's any way you can devote your entire attentions to school, you'll be much better off.
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    Quote from elektrisk564
    I think you should just apply to other RN programs. Doing your LPN first then bridging over is a waste of time if you ultimately want to be an RN.
    EvErybody situation is diffErEnt. If you have to become an LPN fIrst and then complete by brIdgIng over then that's what you do. I am a LPN who's made more money than some of the Rn's that I know. I will be completing my degree because I want to move forward. Financially speaking though I make a lot oF money and I'm happy about that. Ultimately yoU cant consider it a waste of time if that's what yoU need to do to move ahead. EvEryonE takE diffErEnt roads as long as you makE it to your dEstination.... That's thE only thing that counts
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    My plan was not to bridge over to ADN. I was hoping that the LPN route would give me a little more self confidence and also increase my chances of getting into my school traditional bsn program. my school does not offer an lpn-bsn. I would have to take fundamentals, pharm, etc over but I really want to get into my school's BSN program and I feel that getting my lpn would increase my chances. (hopefully).
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    Quote from na-na
    My plan was not to bridge over to ADN. I was hoping that the LPN route would give me a little more self confidence and also increase my chances of getting into my school traditional bsn program. my school does not offer an lpn-bsn. I would have to take fundamentals, pharm, etc over but I really want to get into my school's BSN program and I feel that getting my lpn would increase my chances. (hopefully).

    Nah, probably not. But don't take the word of anyone here on AN-- go to the source, the admissions counselor at your target BSN program. I'm betting they'll tell you to apply directly, right now, especially if you have good grades.
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    If you want to be in a particular BSN program, why would you take LPN courses only to retake them in a BSN program? I just started nursing school and I couldn't imagine having to repeat Fundamentals! UGH

    As stated previously, why not make an appointment with an admissions counselor at the program you want and talk to them about your plan. We can give advice based on our opinions all day. Doesn't help if your intended program thinks otherwise

    Personally, I wouldn't do LPN and have to retake courses in the BSN program. It seems like a waste of time. But again, I don't know your program and its requirements. The several BSN programs in our area will only bridge RN students.
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    Quote from na-na
    I am completely done with my science prerequisites and we can only take them once as they only look at our first time grades. But I am doing this to gain a little more confidence while in nursing school and this will also help me out financially. I can work as an LPN while in nursing school.
    How will this help you out financially? Especially if you are going to give to retake and repay for classes you have already taken once.


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