Can anyone give me suggestions. I'm currently feeling sad because I want to go back to school but i have to wait for applications and all I'm doing is working at a snf. Lets say I hungry for more education and I want to be a rn already I'm 22 btw. what should I do. what do you think about applying to a 2 year bsn program despite the amount of money.I thinking about going national university for the lvn to bsn program ( (I still have to take two classes before applying at national, what if I don't get in? waste of money?) Although im still interested in taking the adn program in other various community colleges. As you know there are more and more info about how hospitals taking only BSN new grads vs hardly any ADNs (trying to be magnet hospital). I live in San Diego California. help please.
I am a LVN here in CA and after being told from University of Phoenix that if you completed English 1A, Psych, Sociology, ect 5 years ago or longer you HAVE to retake those courses! Are you kidding me??? So, then I applied to Holy Names and was not accepted due to the fact that they raised the GPA requirement from 2.0 to 2.75 AFTER I had submitted my application btw that I did not qualify for their program...
Frustrated because of the impacted state of ADN & BSN programs, I finally decided to enroll in Indiana State's Online LVN to BSN program that just started back accepting students from certain zip codes for admittance due to the fact that the BON stated that the only way they could continue to allow CA students into their program (after Sonoma State bailed) was to acquire their own contracts for clinical rotations...so, they currently are contracted with the VA hospitals & clinics, CA Dept. of Corrections and working on getting into John Muir, Stanford, Highland Hospital, Children's Hospital, ect. (all located in Northern CA) along with top Southern CA hospitals.
So, I signed up with the College Network to begin finishing my prereq's for the BSN along with the four nursing courses that you have to test out of and looking to apply to ISU for the BSN portion of the program next year.
I do not understand though all the hype about The College Network because I am very happy with them and really impressed with the level of service provided to me in order to be successful in passing all these courses. The program (Phase 1 & Phase 2) is costing me about $10k. I put a $50 down payment and TCN is making my first monthly payment for me ($150) so I do not have a payment due until the end of October. The study guides to test out of the classes for the prereq's and the four nursing courses are all online and can be printed out chapter by chapter or the entire course (250-300 pages) can be printed out. They also have online lectures that provide a quiz at the end of each chapter once you view the lecture and also give you two practice tests to take to gauge your readiness to complete the exam.
Phase 3 (the ISU portion of the program) costs $19k and can be paid via Federal Financial Aid (FASFA) and student loans...
You have a total of 5 years to complete the program but can be done in 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years depending on how many general ed classes you still need. All in all, being that I work as an LVN currently full time, I love the flexibility of being able to not feel pressured by a traditional classroom and homework ect. You set your study schedule, goals, ect and the Academic Support Team assists you in every step of the process including helping you set a study schedule, help with concepts you are not clear on and more.
As for UOP, I agree totally with andrewshultz "DO NOT ENROLL IN UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX" they are a rip off and lost their accreditation or close to losing it.
Last edit by Esme12 on Aug 31, '13
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