Lpn to bsn advice please! - page 3

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I am working full time as an lpn and want to join a bridge program to earn my bsn degree. Is anybody in an lpn to bsn program? I was looking into indiana state university or university of phoenix. Which is better? And is the... Read More


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    I went to UOP years ago, seriously expensive. Just looked earlier when and it said that their LVN to BSN program is something like 25k to 50k...what the heck does that even mean? lol well probably their prereqs...in which case if you have to do this I would say at the very least get all of your prereqs at a community college if you can. And btw there are a lot of community colleges that have online classes, you can even mix up campus & online so you can still work. That's what I plan on doing...I messed around for months looking into online LVN to BSN programs and I feel like I might as well stay right where I am and go to the state college one that is going have tons of pre reqs.
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    Quote from MySonIsAdorable
    I went to UOP years ago, seriously expensive. Just looked earlier when and it said that their LVN to BSN program is something like 25k to 50k...what the heck does that even mean? lol well probably their prereqs...in which case if you have to do this I would say at the very least get all of your prereqs at a community college if you can. And btw there are a lot of community colleges that have online classes, you can even mix up campus & online so you can still work. That's what I plan on doing...I messed around for months looking into online LVN to BSN programs and I feel like I might as well stay right where I am and go to the state college one that is going have tons of pre reqs.
    The hospital from which I retired three years ago will not consider online BSNs for jobs that require the BSN. Your best bet in your local state school. I'm glad you are doing the sensible thing!

    Best to you,
    Mrs H.
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    I am an LVN in California. I called U of Phoenix an they they told me that they offer an online lvn to bsn program, however, once a person graduates they CANNOT sit for the NCLEX!!! I spoke with two different people over there an they both said the same thing.Does anyone know any more about this??? Can a person take NCLEX after graduation?How do u get ur clinical?????Thanks in advance!
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    Quote from MayBoo
    I am an LVN in California. I called U of Phoenix an they they told me that they offer an online lvn to bsn program, however, once a person graduates they CANNOT sit for the NCLEX!!! I spoke with two different people over there an they both said the same thing.Does anyone know any more about this??? Can a person take NCLEX after graduation?How do u get ur clinical?????Thanks in advance!
    They didn't tell you about clinicals when you called them? I'm going to take a stab and say they probably aren't approved by the CA BON for an LVN to BSN option which is probably why you can't sit for the NCLEX. Since Indiana State no longer offers their program in CA, I don't think there are any LVN to BSN options. Or only choices may be 1) move to a state that accepts Indiana State or 2) go RN to BSN route.
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    UofP is so expensive. That, in and of itself, turned me off. They were going to suck up my GI Bill, too.
    I was, like, "I worked too hard and put up with a whole lotta crap for this...to what? Give it away to these guys?"
    No, thanks.

    LVN to BSN. There are so many options. I want to do it fast...but I also want it cheap, too. LOL
    I think I'm going to finish my pre-reqs for a year and do an LVN-BSN bridge at one of our state schools.
    Texas has a few. It's 18 months.

    I've been thinking about doing an ADN or (if these colleges are still behaving ridiculously) a vocational RN program... and a RN-BSN after ward. Thing is: the debt. I'm going to want to go APN, I know.
    But...I'm not sure about homeownership, so I was thinking...if I don't buy a home?
    I could sub the cost of a home with my education, maybe. It's a worthy investment.


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