9 month LPN- RN Bridge Programs in Atlanta GA - page 2

:yeah:I'm currently a LPN that needs some help I heard from many people that there's a bridge program in Atlanta, Ga where you only meet once a week and finish your degree in nine months. I need the... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
    Moved to the LPN-to-RN forum.
  2. by   msjacksonjones
    are most of these programs online based? I would like to know if there are any accelerated program in atlanta that are more campus based. I prefer going into a classroom and going to clinicals that way I have the hands on experience when I am ready to work. I cant learn without the set structure. thank you for your the help
  3. by   rnlately
    Quote from Robinelli
    Is Excelsior accepted in Ga?
    After a long drawn out battle and many stipulations, yes it is accepted and is more favorable now toward LPNs it seems. FMI go to the distance learning forum and read the sticky on this subject.
  4. by   npoprn
    Check with the secretary of state in GA to be sure the school is accredited. GA will not let you take the NCLEX and be licensed unless the school is properly accredited.

    Be safe and check it out before you start

  5. by   enlargemyterritory
    How are you doing with the bridge program w/ Excelsior? Are you still passing your exams comfortably? I was looking at Kaylim & read your post, do you know if there's any financial difference between the two?
  6. by   msjacksonjones
    @ Dream'n, what is the name of the school you are attending with the LPN-to-BSN program
  7. by   AMEDGRE4
    I called Georgia Perimeter College regarding their LPN to RN Bridge program. They informed me they ended their program. Sorry. I too am looking and if you have any info for the LPN to RN Bridge program in Metro Atlanta PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know. Thanks
  8. by   Wandie
    What is the name of the school in Chicago?
  9. by   msjacksonjones
    the LPN-RN bridge in Atlanta (sandy Springs) is at Kaylim Career Institute and they say the classes do meet for 4hours/ once a week. I went for an orientation and it all sounds like a lot of work. Each class is about 8weeks long meeting just one time a week, then you take a test to receive credit. You have to already be licensed as an LPN or EMT because your job is to count as clinical time
  10. by   MissB76
    The name of the school is Kaylim Career Institute
  11. by   Nlubinluitel
    [FONT=Arial Narrow][FONT=Arial Narrow]On Thursday, January 14, 2010 a Cease & Desist Hearing was held for Kaylim Career Institute. Dawn Taylor, Board member,
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]was appointed presiding officer. Representatives from Kaylim Career Institute represented themselves in the proceeding, presented
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]testimony and evidence. The Georgia Board of Nursing, based on such evidence, and testimony rendered finding and a decision as
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]follows:

    [FONT=Arial Narrow][FONT=Arial Narrow]Kaylim Career Institute is not a Board approved nursing education program, as defined in O.C.G.A. Sec. 43-26-3[FONT=Arial Narrow]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow](1.2), but only assists nursing students by providing tutoring services.

    [FONT=Arial Narrow][FONT=Arial Narrow]The Board finds that use of the phrase "LPN to RN Bridge Program" by Kaylim Career Institute is inherently[FONT=Arial Narrow]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]misleading in that the phrase implies that Kaylim Career institute operates a nursing education program in which
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]licensed practical nurses may earn academic credits to become registered professional nurses.

    [FONT=Arial Narrow][FONT=Arial Narrow]The Board finds that multiple media advertisements, which appear on the internet and elsewhere, which state that[FONT=Arial Narrow]
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]Kaylim Career Institute allows students to earn an associate of science degree in nursing, are also inherently
    [FONT=Arial Narrow]misleading.
    [FONT=Wingdings-Regular][FONT=Wingdings-Regular]�� [FONT=Arial Narrow][FONT=Arial Narrow]The finding and decision of the Board shall be reduced to a written Public Board order.

    [FONT=Arial Narrow][FONT=Arial Narrow]My source is http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/rn/minute...nuary%2014.pdf so if this school is not properly accredited its a useless waste of money and its true it is very misleading and seems like a scam to me. The shortest way isn't always the easiest. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices in order to better yourself. If it were that easy to become an RN there would be a waiting list for that school as long as the land mass of Texas!

  12. by   csmith38
    I am currently a LPN and have been for 15 years. I started RN schooling in 2005 part time and am STILL in school. This includes the whole year of waiting to get into the clinicals! I used to think there wasn't much difference between LPNs and RNs-ooohhh but there is. And it takes a lot of schooling to get the info. I can't see how you can do that in 9 months...and be prepared to take on such an important role. Think of being hired- would the company want a LPN that has been through the proper amount of schooling or would they choose the one with the 9 month education. Education is valuable and does make a difference. Hope you make the choice that's best for you
  13. by   2brn09
    Abraham Baldwin in Tifton, GA 1 day a week for 4 semesters. It's from 9a-9p.