Anyone here an LPN who applied to the 2yr RN program without bridging? - page 2

by futurenurse310

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Hey just curious if anyone here is an LPN, but decided to go through with another 2 years of RN school without bridging for one year. What was your reason for doing so? And are you glad you went this direction? And also, did it... Read More


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    Hi
    I am a LPN currently enrolled in a 2 year program ~ will be done in July!!! I started with everyone else (didn't do the bridge) because I received a scholarship for the entire program and it was paid for in full. I think it was beneficial because i was more comfortable with the paper work and clinicals than the other LPNs when they they joined. It was also good for my GPA because it was quite easy to do 101 and 102 as an experienced nurse. The instructors also gave me a lot of respect and pretty much left me be. good luck with whatever you decide
    K
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    Quote from Jeepgirl48
    Hi
    I am a LPN currently enrolled in a 2 year program ~ will be done in July!!! I started with everyone else (didn't do the bridge) because I received a scholarship for the entire program and it was paid for in full. I think it was beneficial because i was more comfortable with the paper work and clinicals than the other LPNs when they they joined. It was also good for my GPA because it was quite easy to do 101 and 102 as an experienced nurse. The instructors also gave me a lot of respect and pretty much left me be. good luck with whatever you decide
    K
    Thank you!!!
    This is exactly what I wanted to hear. I honestly don't mind doing the 2 years over, as long as it makes me more comfortable, and keeps the stress levels down. Thanks again, I feel alot better.
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    Hello has anyone ever heard of achieve test prep, it is a blended learning program, they tutor you for the exam and you test out, (excelsior exams).....expensive buy my employer pays up front for courses, i think i will go this way because they r taking my credits that are old, i have been an lpn for 24 years....
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    Some LVN/LPNs have found it easier to get into a 2 year RN program (aka they are re-ininventing the wheel) than to try to find an LVN to ADN or BSN bridge program. In Calif, few community colleges offer bridge courses; instead you enter as an advanced practice student nurse. There are some private colleges in Calif that for $$,$$$ to $$$,$$$'s they will admit you into to their bridge courses.

    Should you not take the bridge course, you step onto a moving program and you are not prepared for how the program is taught, how things are done, etc. This makes life very, very difficult. One program at Ventura College in Ventura, CA admits LVNs into their program, but LVNs enter at the 2nd semester level and must take 1.5 years of work. Because it is easier to get into the ADN program than the LVN program, some LVNs at Ventura Community College are starting over again with the first semester of the ADN program.

    Should you consider a distant learning in Calif, first check to see what distant learning programs are recognized in Calif. Also, check with the students to see what they think of the program. Distant learning programs are a great asset but they are far more rigorous than a brick-and-motar nursing program.
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    Quote from LadyinScrubs
    Some LVN/LPNs have found it easier to get into a 2 year RN program (aka they are re-ininventing the wheel) than to try to find an LVN to ADN or BSN bridge program. In Calif, few community colleges offer bridge courses; instead you enter as an advanced practice student nurse. There are some private colleges in Calif that for $$,$$$ to $$$,$$$'s they will admit you into to their bridge courses.

    Should you not take the bridge course, you step onto a moving program and you are not prepared for how the program is taught, how things are done, etc. This makes life very, very difficult. One program at Ventura College in Ventura, CA admits LVNs into their program, but LVNs enter at the 2nd semester level and must take 1.5 years of work. Because it is easier to get into the ADN program than the LVN program, some LVNs at Ventura Community College are starting over again with the first semester of the ADN program.

    Should you consider a distant learning in Calif, first check to see what distant learning programs are recognized in Calif. Also, check with the students to see what they think of the program. Distant learning programs are a great asset but they are far more rigorous than a brick-and-motar nursing program.
    Hey its very good to hear lvns are starting over again in some ADN programs from the 1st semester. Feel much better about my decision now, and I am not in any rush whatsoever. Thanks
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    Hello imagine me, I live in NY and today I went to to speak to someone @ ATP. It sounds to good to be true and the hours are perfect for my schedule. Please tell me that you did get info on the school and if it's accredited.


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