Lpn to bsn advice please! - page 2
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.... Read More
Jan 25, '12When I met with the rep from TCN, he said you have to finish the whole program before you can sit for the boards. That can take either 2-3 years.
Jan 25, '12Quote from toxxic82What toxxic said. You have to have a certain amount of classes complete in order to sit for the NCLEX. Although the classes are limited to something like MedSurg II, Psych, Leadership and Pharm, spread the curriculum apart where Leadership is your last class, and other courses fill the gap for the undergraduate electives required for the BSN degree such as Health Assessment, Research etc.Anyone know after how many semesters into the bridge program will you be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN?
Thanks in advance.
Why don't they just put the classes in order so you can just take the exam? Because they would lose money as students would enter the program, take the minimum classes required and sit for the NCLEX. The entire program is set up so you'll pass the NCLEX the first time, by just taking the minimum course work, your chances of passing the boards the first time are slime (so they say...), if so, your failure on the boards reflects the school. If enough people fail the board the BRN will investigate and require the school to increase their passing rate. If they don't bump the numbers, the program can be shut down. It's all a big circle.
Jan 25, '12You do not have to go through The College Network to get into ISU's Nursing Program. You can review ISU's program prerequisites and take the requirements at your local community college.
All The College Network will do is sell you books to take advanced placement tests. They do not offer courses that you get credit for. And you have to find your own test center and pay out of pocket for the AP testing.
Additionally, most will only accept a certain amount of advanced placement credits.
It would be cheaper to buy your own study guides and do the AP on your own, if that's what you're interested in. If not, go to your local CC and take the courses.
Jan 25, '12Of course you sit through the whole nursing program before you sit for the boards. The same thing with your LPN program, you can't take your boards before you finish the coursework and requirements.
I am not sure why you would contact a super expensive publishing company that will sell you three ring binders for hundreds of dollars each and make you sign a legally binding agreement that you will use their products tell you that you have to finish your nursing program before taking boards instead of contacting the ISU.
The College Network is a huge scam that preys on LPNs. Don't fall for it and don't trust people claiming to be LPNs who endorse it, they are most likely sales people trying to keep their high pressure sales jobs.
Jun 18, '12to LVNBSN2>>>>CAN YOU GIVE ME IFO REGARDING LVN-BSN AT UOP. WHERE IS THIS LOCATED AT? CAN YOU EMAIL ME MORE INFO HOW TO GET IN AT LAWRENCENCANDY@GMAIL.COM THANK YOU
Jun 18, '12Quote from lvnbsn2please email me more info how to get in to their program at email@example.com...thanksi am doing the lpn-bsn program at uopx and so far i like it. Many of my instructors are graduates of their program. College network is not a college. There are tons of grants and scholarships out there. Also look into your local universities and ask about the perkins loan. Uop doesn't do the perkins loan, but some 4 year universities do. If you want to know more, pm me and i'll help answer your questions.
Jun 18, '12If you are working full time, I would see about some local community colleges and what they have available for core courses online. (English, math, etc). Take as many as you can handle. Also, a FASFA form can be filled out online for any government loans. Look at the "biggies" UoP, Excellsior, ISU and see specifically what they require as core general ed courses prior to getting into the nursing aspect of their program. Edukan is another resource. They offer online sciences (and a LOT of other courses) that have virtual labs and are not expensive, and easier for someone who is working. TCN is just giving you books to comp tests. For me, I have not been in school for a long time, and I really need to actually take the courses as opposed to attempting to test out of them. Once you have taken all of the core courses, then you can apply for the nursing portion of the LPN to RN bridge wherever you would like. (and I know Excellsior has a whole list of what credit hours you need to apply for the nursing program, as does ISU) Good luck!
Jun 18, '12I 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.
Jun 19, '12Quote from MySonIsAdorableThe 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!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.
Best to you,
Nov 27, '12I 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!
Nov 27, '12Quote from MayBooThey 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.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!
Nov 28, '12UofP 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?"
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.
Apr 19, '15were you allowed to do any of your pre-reqs online? I am applying to the UofP lpn to bsn in Tempe, AZ and they told me I have to do them on campus. All of them are available online! I live in CA and would rather not move to do a once a week class when I can do it online until I am in the nursing cohort.