Galen January 2013 LPN to RN role call...?? - page 2

I just got accepted to Galen Tampa, FL for their evening/online LPN to RN bridge and I'm trying to see if anyone else is going to be starting then that is on this forum. It would be nice to get to... Read More

  1. by   shamrokks
    Best of luck erica1223. Don't get overwhelmed and address any issues that may come up with your instructors and the program director. Any issues that I have had, whether it be scheduling or registration have all been handled fairly easily by Galen staff. They are still growing so there are mix ups but they work it all out.
  2. by   erica1223
    Thank you I'm so excited I can't wait until January..but enjoying my free time while I can. As of now just figuring out financial aid paper work they need then final registration and im good.
  3. by   kreis1101
    Thanks for all the great information!! This really does help. I have to finish this semester up at SPC for my pre-reqs. I will be applying for the LPN-RN bridge program starting in the summer at SPC. If I don't get in then I will be off to Gaylen. I've heard great things about the school. I recently heard that they are now accredited, so you can transfer to any state university now. Have you heard anything about this? Thanks again for your help!
  4. by   erica1223
    Yes they are accredited now and I start in Jan.. I can't wait!!
  5. by   kreis1101
    Congrats erica1223!!
  6. by   erica1223
    Thanks.. what classes are you taking at spc now? Im taking speech and gen psychology
  7. by   kreis1101
    I am currently taking intro to stats, a music class and a&p 2 lab (which is a re-do) all online. I can apply after this semester with the pre-reqs I already have completed and then take Microbiology in the spring. Are you doing the LPN-RN program or just going straight for your ADN?
  8. by   erica1223
    I'm doing ADN figured I'll go ahead and do it all .. They said they are working on getting the bachelor's program so that will be awesome..
  9. by   kreis1101
    A bachelors program would be awesome at Gaylen. My only concern about the school is the overall cost and not being able to transfer to a 4 year college. I read that they just became SACS approved and you may be able to transfer to universities now. I’m interested in hearing more about peoples luck with that. I would prefer to go to Gaylen over SPC, I have heard good things and their program seems a lot more flexible then SPC. I’m a single mom and I work full-time so flexibility is a huge thing for me!
  10. by   shamrokks
    Since they are now regionally accredited you should be able to transfer to just about any college or university. SPC has the RN to BSN online for around $4000. I think I may check out that option after I a finish my ADN. It is ALOT cheaper. Just a tip for anyone interested. I am not sure how competitive the Rn-BSN is. It may come down to the availability of spots again at SPC just like their ADN program, who knows.
  11. by   sweet sweet T&T
    I was told that all students going into the ADN needs to take an online class for the professional nursing, can anyone tell me what that class entails?
  12. by   shamrokks
    I will not have this class so I am not sure what it is. We have a transitions class but I am not sure if that is the same. I do not know the classes for the 2 year program though.
  13. by   raneedayz
    I just relocated from Tampa to Cincinnati. Im in the end of my first quarter of the LPN to RN bridge online program. I think I am relocating back to Tampa and will be transferring to the Galen in St. Pete... I need to know how often you are on campus during quarter 4,5&6 & how many clinical days there are per week. Also wht clinical sites do they use? Thank you