I just got my "'conditional' acceptance" letter today for phase 3 of ISU bridge program, and I will be starting my last 12 courses for my RN, BSN in the Fall. I've done all the work required up to now to get in, taken my TEAS, and challenged the 4 LPN courses. I am confident that I will be successful, but I realize I have to stay focused. The challenge will come when I'm taking clinical courses, and finding preceptors (which I'm told are already in place) that I can work with to complete the requirements. I'm only going at this part-time, so only 2 classes at a time, and I'm paying as I go, so I won't have any debt when I'm done. But, I feel like it's the right thing for me.
I am abit worried about the clinical aspect and I hope I find a good preceptor in my area that really wants to help me. I've been a nurse over 20 years and I'm alittle nervous but, I know that I'll be okay if I recognize my limitations and strengths, ask questions of my preceptor (give her/him the benefit of the doubt and stay positive) and be persistent in my studies. I study everyday, and I'm taking a pathophysiology class right now (400 level) which will be done next week (I'm getting an A). The TEAS was a breeze and the challenge courses difficult but I used TCN resources to prepare and passed the first time around with decent scores. I don't regret using TCN at all; I've been out of school a long time, so I felt that TCN would really help refresh my training and education from LPN school!