Corpsmen & Medics, Become an RN in 9 Months - page 4

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I was an army medic rather than an navy corpsman but I challenged the LVN boards in California and passed first time no problem. For those who are interested in becoming an RN here is the way I became an RN and you... Read More


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    I see it your way but they have their thought pattern on this. Probably has something to do with shared liability.
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    [quote=woody9314;4928377]I'm trying to do exactly what you are discussing in your post and I am having an incredibly difficult time.%2
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    PMFB-RN,

    For some reason I can't view your post. In my email it says, "*** Wow I am very sorry you are having such a difficult time. All I can tell you is that Wisconsin..... click here to view full message.' When I click it and come to the forum, all it says is:
    [quote=woody9314;4928377]I'm trying to do exactly what you are discussing in your post and I am having an incredibly difficult time.%2

    Could you try reposting when you get a chance? I'm anxious to hear about your experience and what you recommend..... Thanks!
    Last edit by woody9314 on Mar 31, '11 : Reason: change
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    Hey Sir, do you mind if I pick your brain a little more about this? I am a Medic in the Army and the college I originally applied to, Rutgers University, didnt give me ANY credits for my military experience. I now have a BA but was trying to go back to school for a second BSN in Nursing. It just so happens today I was doing some research on LPN/LVN schools and how much of my medic training one of those schools would give me credit for. I am in the state of NJ. Can you give me some more insight?

    Specialist M
    Last edit by sonrisaslindas4u on Oct 13, '11
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    Quote from sonrisaslindas4u
    Hey Sir, do you mind if I pick your brain a little more about this? I am a Medic in the Army and the college I originally applied to, Rutgers University, didnt give me ANY credits for my military experience. I now have a BA but was trying to go back to school for a second BSN in Nursing. It just so happens today I was doing some research on LPN/LVN schools and how much of my medic training one of those schools would give me credit for. I am in the state of NJ. Can you give me some more insight?

    Specialist M
    *** It's ridiculous that Rutgers didn't give you any credit at all. However it has been my observation that community colleges are far more likely to give maximum credit for military service. Did you give them a copy of your ace transcripts?
    In California army medics and navy corpsmen can challenge the LVN exam but it has been a long time since I did it. My suggestion is to look into community college programs. If you have any other questions I can try to answer them.
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    Quote from sonrisaslindas4u
    Hey Sir, do you mind if I pick your brain a little more about this? I am a Medic in the Army and the college I originally applied to, Rutgers University, didnt give me ANY credits for my military experience. I now have a BA but was trying to go back to school for a second BSN in Nursing. It just so happens today I was doing some research on LPN/LVN schools and how much of my medic training one of those schools would give me credit for. I am in the state of NJ. Can you give me some more insight?

    Specialist M
    Being a private school not suprised.
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    Hi to all,.... I am an ex-Navy Corpsman with a multitude of certification(s)... I am interested in challenging the LVN boards could anyone please point me in the rigth direction?? :-)
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    Quote from MichaelMcCown
    Hi to all,.... I am an ex-Navy Corpsman with a multitude of certification(s)... I am interested in challenging the LVN boards could anyone please point me in the rigth direction?? :-)
    BVNPT - Summary of Requirements for Licensure as a Vocational Nurse
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    Been green side Corpsman at Pendleton for past 5 years - when not deployed worked out of SOI and 1st Mar Dev clinics (2-3 years).

    So how do I get past the 12 month ward time requirement for LVN challenge in CA??

    Secondly, does anyone know any BSN school programs in CA (or elsewhere) that are particularly friendly to Corpsman as far as transfer credit, and speed of getting admitted (given that they are all impacted right now)? I have about 2.5 years of college credit going in, mostly general ed credit, not pre-nursing cedits, plus whatever undergrad credit they will give me for my Corpsman training.

    Thanks
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    Been green side Corpsman at Pendleton for past 5 years - when not deployed worked out of SOI and 1st Mar Dev clinics (2-3 years).

    So how do I get past the 12 month ward time requirement for LVN challenge in CA??

    *** I doubt you can.

    Secondly, does anyone know any BSN school programs in CA (or elsewhere) that are particularly friendly to Corpsman as far as transfer credit, and speed of getting admitted (given that they are all impacted right now)? I have about 2.5 years of college credit going in, mostly general ed credit, not pre-nursing cedits, plus whatever undergrad credit they will give me for my Corpsman training.

    *** I don't know about Ca. I moved to Wisconsin cause the technical colleges system here are servicemens oppertunity colleges and I could get my ADN in two semesters after challenging the LVN boards in Ca. I liked it so much I stayed but my origional plan was to move back to my home state of Ca. Got my BSN in another couple semesters on my employers dime.


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