In the state of Pennsylvania dear, there are plenty of LPN-RN bridge programs. Considering you mentioned Montco, I'm goin' to assume you are in the Philly metro area. Bucks County &
CCP both offer advanced placements, however with different requirements for each program.
Unfortunately, the nurse who told you that your LPN classes or clinicals don't really transfer to your bridge program is right. Advanced Placement is granted after meeting all program requirements, just the same as conventional program applicants. Once you've met all prereqs, grades and other requirements, only then are you granted Advanced Placement(usually a semester or two ahead) of the length of the program. You are required to go through clinicals just like the rest of the class, complete all class assignments and projects. A RN program is usually more indepth& preapares you to sit for licensure examination to becoming a RN. Now, I've since applied into HACC(Harrisburg Area Community College) and they recognised my LPN diploma, granting only 10 credits if I were to be accepted into their nursing bridge program, which is an equivalent of Nursing 1--one semester only. All the other requirements and prereq materials are still mandatory and follow all other admission requirements. You still have to do your Sciences(A&P I&II, Micro, Biology, Chem I, etc) and the general ed courses( Psych I, Soc, Engl I&II) and other electives.
Bucks County CC wants you to be a Bucks County resident. Montco gives extra points having completed most of your prereqs with them, and CCP doesn't really discriminate based on zipcode or county resident, but has a point system that almost requires you complete all your prereqs before sending application. Abington Dixon School of Nursing has no consideration for LPNs as advanced standing anymore, and now they have Statistics as a prereq. Frankford Hospital School of Nursing(now called Aria), no bridging program anymore.
Reading Hospital School of Nursing still has one. And I'm sure the further in PA you google& search, the more you'll find.
Goodluck, and if you find anything let me know....*wink,wink*