Lpn to Rn programs

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    Just wanna get some input on any LPN going for their RN. There's a few programs out there and would love some opinions on them.
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    I am going to LPN-RN bridge program for working LPNs. My first semester was strictly online with skills check off, dosage test, and one day of clinicals at the end of the semester. My second semester was one day a week class and three 36 hour rotations along with group project and ATI testing. Very hard but managable. Last semester starts in Jan 2013!
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    Hey did anyone take the ATI PN exit exam????
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    The program that I'll be going for when I'm done with LVN has a transition course, followed by 2 semesters in the regular RN program, which results in an ADN being awarded. In effect, the transition course, if passed, gains you credit for the first 2 semesters of the RN program. Once I'm done with that process, I'll begin working on transitioning to BSN or MSN, and either should be relatively quick after the ADN because I have a Bachelor's already...
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    Quote from cobi'smom
    Hey did anyone take the ATI PN exit exam????
    I remember at the end of my LPN program taking the ATI. I know we had to pass at a certain rate before my school would submit our sit pass request to the board of nursing for us to sit for the NCLEX-PN.
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    Quote from akulahawk
    The program that I'll be going for when I'm done with LVN has a transition course, followed by 2 semesters in the regular RN program, which results in an ADN being awarded. In effect, the transition course, if passed, gains you credit for the first 2 semesters of the RN program. Once I'm done with that process, I'll begin working on transitioning to BSN or MSN, and either should be relatively quick after the ADN because I have a Bachelor's already...
    Well, I typed a bit too soon... I was allowed a seat back in the RN program, so I'll be going that route instead of the LVN->RN route that I was planning on even as of a couple days ago. Something else that was nagging a bit was that I had to make sure that the LVN->RN course would result in earning an ADN as that's different from the "30 unit option" that California RN programs have to offer to LVN's to upgrade to RN. That option still results in graduation from an accredited school, but no degree, and therefore no license portability outside of California. So if you do the LVN->RN upgrade path, make sure that your license will be portable outside of your state, as it could impact future work, especially if you become a traveling RN.


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