I have read many different posts that were sort of confusing like you have to be an LPN for so many years before doing the LPN to RN thing, or what classes you need and what not. I am in this process right now, & would like to share my experience.
First off, I live in NY.
& I have been an LPN for a total of 2 months.
I have applied to our local community college and have been accepted to THE COLLEGE only (so far.) Here, it is suggested that we complete any required pre-reqs to be transitioned into the ADN courses. They are, 1 college writing, 2 biology, 2 psych, & 1 pharm. Depending on your schedule, they can all be completed in one semester. Which for us, is Aug 24-Dec 18. Now, just because we are LPN's does not mean we are so-to-speak "grandfathered" in. Here, in NY we have the option of taking a "challenge" exam, which turns out to be the first year of nursing. 2 semesters, 2 exams, both $155 each, non-refundable, & can only be taken once. IF you do not choose to take the challenge exams, you will be treated as a freshman, & have to take the entrance exam as well as compete against other students for a spot in the nursing program
. I chose to take the challenge exams. They are pretty basic, clinical style, handwashing, bed baths etc. The college bookstore also sells a study guide for these "challenge exams." I believe they run around $20. If you fail the challenge exam, you cannot take them again and MUST be treated as a freshman. If you pass them, you still need the pre-reqs done as stated above, and will be matriculated into the RN program on a space available basis. If you go full-time you'll finish in 2 semesters (1 yr), part-time (2 nights a week & every other weekend) you'll finish in 4 semesters (2 yrs). I did not take the challenge exams yet, but when I do ill update you all :wink2::typing