30 unit option very tempting... - page 2

Anybody looked into the 30 unit option? Sounds like a fast lane to RN, but is it worth it? Im an LVN that honestly got burned out on school. I'd love to get my RN but right now I don't have any... Read More

  1. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from Jules A
    Hi Russ,
    When I checked out their web site it looked like out of state tuition was just over $500 per credit, is that about right? Even if its expensive I guess if you are in an area that doesn't have many LPN to RN openings it would be worth it. Thanks for the info. Jules
    *** I don't know. I never looked at out of state tuition. I forgot about that. My in-state tuition was MUCH lower than that.
    Thanks for providing that. I wish I had remembered to include it.
    I do know that to get in-state tuition you must live in Wisconsin for year first.
    $500 a credit hour is a heck of a lot. Still might be an option for a few people. Others who's life situation allows it may consider moving here for a year first. Very nice state to live in IMO (I am from Ca). Low crime, very low cost of living, pretty decent nurseing wages ($27.70 to start for new grad RNs in Madison, less in other areas), long cold winters, friendly people.
  2. by   Tara04
    I'm Half AA half Italian, my husband and kids are AA, just wanted to know if this area in WI is culturally diverse. Sounds weird but these things are important to me if I'm going to move my family to this area of the country. I live in an area in MD where there is a nice mix of culture, which I think is good for my kids as they have friends from many different backgrounds. Thanks for the info the school looks great.
  3. by   PMFB-RN
    just wanted to know if this area in WI is culturally diverse. Sounds weird but these things are important to me if I'm going to move my family to this area of the country. I live in an area in MD where there is a nice mix of culture, which I think is good for my kids as they have friends from many different backgrounds. Thanks for the info the school looks great.[/quote]

    *** I understand. The school I went to in located in the southwest part of the state and it is not racialy diverse. Never during any of my clinicals did I ever have a patient who wasn't "white". However I new live in central Wisconsin and there is a large AA population here. One whole county is a reservation.
    There are 16 technical colleges in Wisconsin and every one has an ADN program. Most, if not all will allow LPNs to enter the second year as I described above, but I only have experience with SWTC. I suggest that you do a web search for Wisconsin's technical colleges and then contact the programs. Central and northern Wisconsin have large AA populations. The southern 1/3 of the state does not.
    Good luck!

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