Quote from tasha92337
This is just out of curiosity how long is the lvn-rn 30 unit option and what is the job market like toward RN's with 30 unit option? Last, if you where to go the rn-bsn route this way, can you go to a cal state or only university of phoneix?
The 30-unit option usually lasts right about 2 semesters + a short transition course. One of the "problems" with getting an initial RN license by way of the 30-unit option, your license will always be noted as being a 30-unit nurse, regardless of the education you later pursue because you initially
earned your license through the 30-unit option, not a degree option.
I have heard that the 30 unit RN has an even tougher time getting jobs than an ADN precisely because of the lack of a degree.
I hold an ADN. I would have chosen an ABSN or a traditional BSN route if those options were open to me. I will pursue a BSN once I can afford it, but that'll be a 2nd Bachelors so my educational program will be somewhat shorter than others may have.
The common theme here is that we're all pretty much telling you to be very careful about selecting a program that does not result in a degree. Standard 30-unit programs don't do that. You will unnecessarily restrict your options, even though you'll be licensed as an RN and pass the same NCLEX as the rest of us.