EITC LPN to RN Program

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    Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls recently started a parttime LPN to ADN program (Fall 2007). Has anyone heard how this is going? It is a 4 semester program starting in the fall and graduating the following December. Class is held one day per week, credit load is max 8 each semester, and cost is about $85/hour. So far I heard that they are going to take 14-15 students for the 2008-2009 year. I would appreciate hearing about the quality of instruction, staff stability, clinicals, etc. I'm researching all options to go from LPN to RN with an eventual BSN from ISU. I have no desire to complete any non "academic" classes from ISU.
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    That program just started, so it is really new. They do have a prereq that states that you have to have worked as a LPN for one year prior to applying to it. Also, If you want your BSN, most universities will not accept their credits from what I have heard. Thats how it was for the LPN to ADRNs at least.
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    I forgot, ISU has a pretty good LPN to RN program. It is online and they meet once a month for a real class. All my classmates from the LPN program that went into it have all been saying really good things about it.
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    I realize this post I am responding to is somewhat old, but it is not my intention to tell the poster (Practicalone) they are wrong personally, but to set the record straight in case someone, other than myself, stumbles upon this post and gets incorrect information. EITC has set up their LPN to ADN program so that you can complete your degree and have the ability to go to ANY college in the US and receive credit to continue on for your Bachelor's Degree. ISU, a local university, accepts all of EITCS credits and requires you to only take 4 or 5 classes in addition to complete your Bachelor's Degree. EITC's ADN program is accredited and accepts 20 students at a time, since it's inception. Nothing has changed from the first class, up to their current 4th class they are getting ready to graduate. A few changes to look forward to in the future are; the college is going to start to decrease the amount of students they will accept for their LPN program, and they will start to increase the amount of RN students they will accept. I really hope this clears things up. This is a wonderful college that is quite inexpensive compared to others in the community, which provides more people the opportunity to further their education and their career, or even to start a career.
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    Thank you for your post. I received my LPN at EITC and went to ISU for my LPN to ADRN - at the time, several of my EITC classes did not transfer due to the difference in the number of credits and hours, but it is good to see that has been worked out.

    I will, however, caution any student to check on transferring credits simply because each college changes entry/transfer requirements fairly often - administrators need something to do!


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