Quote from g8sushma
I failed out of a nursing program almost 4 years ago. I ended up going the LPN route. Now i am trying to go back for my RN and alot of schools are telling me that since I failed out of a RN program they can not accept me. Does anyone have any advise for me. I have tried LIU, ASA, most cuny schools and even the school I went to a Suny college got rid of their night and weekend classes. So I would have to quit my job to go back, and it is not guaranteed. Please someone help me!! I did get accepted to Excelsior, I am scared of the whole online thing.
I did the same thing...usually RN programs accept LPNs. Most educators state once you have proven to go through a rigorous program such as a PN program, that erases that failure, since you proved that you competed a nursing program. And it's been 4 years removed, so most places couldn't even count it against you; not is it transferable.
I just wanted to let you know most who don't succeed the RN route to first time do the LPN route, are successful, and go on to ASN and BSN programs successfully.
Look into which schools are "LPN friendly"; cast your net wide and interview with the schools and let them look over your pre-req's as well. If you have to get into a weekday program; you may have to look for weekend work or a home health position if possible.
I don't think it's impossible for you to get into a RN program. I'm not sure why they would discount you after PROOF of going through a rigorous program...for one school that doesn't, there are plenty brick and motar schools that WILL accept you.