Discouraged LPN - page 2

Hello everyone, I just passed my LPN boards a few weeks ago, and I am enjoying my new career. However, I have been looking into schools around my area where I can bridge into an RN program. I... Read More

  1. by   Jamie Dale
    I currently work for National Health Care as an LPN. A couple months back a memo came out to bridge from LPN to RN. The memo stated the program would be 13 months. Not to bad compared to a traditional 2 year program. However, I remember how tiresome and time consuming LPN school was. The only pre-req required before hand is A&P 1. I am currently in college for A&P 1, psychology, and comp.1. So, maybe that will cut the time down even more. I don't know if every NHC facility is offering this...but it would be something worth checking into. At my job CNA's are also invited to take part in this program, which is kinda cool. It sounds almost to good to be true. The program is supposidly scheduled to start in January, if the board approves it( since this will only be the 2nd year offered). So, we'll see I guess. If not, I'll have some pre-req's out of the way for the traditional way.Decisions....Decisions...Decisions.thus is life. Best of luck to you on your journey...keep hope and faith.
  2. by   dotherightthing
    I'm tuning up to start back to school. My question is:
    In the Excelsior College, can I take classes at my leisure? or is it a strictly scheduled program?
  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from dotherightthing
    I'm tuning up to start back to school. My question is:
    In the Excelsior College, can I take classes at my leisure? or is it a strictly scheduled program?
    You can take Excelsior classes on your leisure and at your own unique pace since it is a distance program. It is not a scheduled, traditional nursing program. It is a distance nursing program where you set your own pace.
  4. by   jamangel
    Quote from Jamie Dale
    I currently work for National Health Care as an LPN. A couple months back a memo came out to bridge from LPN to RN. The memo stated the program would be 13 months. Not to bad compared to a traditional 2 year program. However, I remember how tiresome and time consuming LPN school was. The only pre-req required before hand is A&P 1. I am currently in college for A&P 1, psychology, and comp.1. So, maybe that will cut the time down even more. I don't know if every NHC facility is offering this...but it would be something worth checking into. At my job CNA's are also invited to take part in this program, which is kinda cool. It sounds almost to good to be true. The program is supposidly scheduled to start in January, if the board approves it( since this will only be the 2nd year offered). So, we'll see I guess. If not, I'll have some pre-req's out of the way for the traditional way.Decisions....Decisions...Decisions.thus is life. Best of luck to you on your journey...keep hope and faith.
    I use to work for a NHC facility in South Carolina. I may check into this and see. That would be worth me going back into LTC for.
  5. by   slou!
    Ugh I'm sorry they are being so rude, I know how you feel! I just graduated high school in June (I am a freshman nursing major in college now) and in the beginning of my senior year of h.s., I e-mailed the woman in charge of the nursing admissions to see what the criteria for the program was, since they didn't even have it online or anything. I didn't even say anything about the grades I got or ANYTHING, she knew nothing about me! Well she e-mailed me back saying that it was SOOO hard to get into and you needed REALLY REALLY good grades in high school and it was SO challenging, blah blah blah. What makes her think I didn't have really good grades and wasn't up for the challenge?! I figured "OK, well maybe it's just this lady and not the school.." Well everytime I spoke with anyone from the school this is the additude I got! I had already applied so when I got my acceptance letter I felt like going back and rubbing it in this ladies face, even though she was the one who accepted me! Even after the deposit was due (I obviously didn't go there, I found a better school to go to.) they sent me a letter saying they were sorry but I was too late to go to the school for the fall semester and I would have to go to a community college and transfer, I was just too late. Um, is it possible that I actually didn't WANT to go?

    Sorry for the (kind of unrelated) rant, but I know what you mean about some of them being really rude and cold to you. Like you should worship THEM. The school I go to now was so friendly and really made me WANT to come here, which I think all schools should act like!
    Good luck finding a program that suits you! The way I see it is, if they are going to act like that I don't want to go to their school anyway!
  6. by   Sandi0302
    The community college near me is "not pursuing" the bridge program any longer. I called today for info and they are doing away with it now that they have a one day a week program, which I will be doing after I finish my pre-requs. I was in Excelsior before, but I have this huge desire to get some regualr classroom time, and with my having to work full time, the one day a week program works out.
    Good luck to you!
  7. by   raekaylvn
    If you want to move out to California, we have a ton of bridge programs here. Its kid of ridiculous that its so difficult for you... at least you're enjoying your work as an LPN now though. I just started my LVN program about a month ago, and I'm loving it so far!!
  8. by   debizrn
    Hi I too felt that way 7 years ago but as I have done and most recently 2 of my friends I strongly suggest you look into Excelsior College. It will make a big difference in a fast way Good Luck:spin:
  9. by   lindseylpn
    I live in tennesse and around where I live you can't even apply for a bridge program unless you've worked for at least a year as an lpn. Some colleges want you to have three years experience. Maybe if you wait a while and apply again, they might accept you.

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