Nursing Degrees: Bridging From LPN to RN - page 2

Licensed practical nurses (LPN) have the ability to reinforce their current skill set, acquire new skills, learn additional theory, earn a higher income, and prepare for enhanced career mobility by continuing their educations to... Read More

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    Same here. Hardly ANY programs. The few programs that are here it is impossible to get into. Some of the colleges that offered the program even as of last year are not not this year as they have so many RN applicants. So if they have anyone on the waiting list you are SOL until they decide to offer it again.

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    Same here. I spent 5 YEARS on the wait list at a local CC, even after being an honors student in my LPN program......then when it was my turn to register, I had to retake 2 classes! I gave up on that school, CLEP'ed out of the 2 I had to retake, and went to Univ. of Phoenix. I have 7 classes left and I will be done. It is very frustrating for us as LPN's who want to go on, and with all of the RN programs so packed full and with all of the different requirements.....its no wonder we go elsewhere!

    Good luck to you!
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    I'd like to know where all of these programs are located. They seem few and far between here in Colorado. I started in an LPN program with the expectation that I would be able to bridge to an RN at the same school. Now they are changing the program and as a result are closed to new applicants for three years. I am now looking at an accelerated BSN program (I have a previous degree in Biology). Unfortunately for me, it will feel like I am repeating quite a bit of school during the first 1-2 semesters.
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    hi lvn2bsoon...

    I was wondering what state your doing the UOP program? And upon finishing the last 7 classes, your total length being in the program?

    Also if you can give me Any feedback good or bad in regards to how you like the program, and if you found the grading policy and testing to be fair?

    Thanks
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    Quote from misscandy
    hi lvn2bsoon...

    I was wondering what state your doing the UOP program? And upon finishing the last 7 classes, your total length being in the program?

    Also if you can give me Any feedback good or bad in regards to how you like the program, and if you found the grading policy and testing to be fair?

    Thanks
    Misscandy, I am in Coloraodo. UoPx only has the LPN-BSN here in Denver, Sacramento, CA and Utah (I think it's Utah.) When I graduate, I will have spent 2.5 years from LPN-BSN. I took a few CLEP exams for out of date classes, and all of my other credits transferred in because I started taking other classes while I was waiting on the community college.... All in all, it has been a great program, not without its glitches, but it works for me. After every clinical rotation we take an ATI test (similar to a HESI exam) to test where we are and how we may do in that particular subject at passing that portion of the NCLEX. As far as bad, there are probably a lot of people who are against UoPx, and the way they do things, but, it works for me. I wouldn't be able to go and get my BSN without this program. I am not worried about not being able to get a job after graduation, because a lot of my instructors, who have their degrees also through UoPx, also come back to teach because they went through the program themselves. It is expensive, yes, but depends on what schools work for you, and what your needs are. Can you go to school 5 days a week and work full time, or would UoPx work better for you? (Class one night a week, homework, clinical time, etc.) Contrary to popular belief, I don't think UoPx is a "diploma mill"....I don't see where any place would even consider nursing schools as diploma mills. You get out of school what you put in, and if I can do it with a family, and working full time, and still hold a 3.7 GPA, so can anyone else. If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me.
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    Quote from tkg123
    I'd like to know where all of these programs are located. They seem few and far between here in Colorado. I started in an LPN program with the expectation that I would be able to bridge to an RN at the same school. Now they are changing the program and as a result are closed to new applicants for three years. I am now looking at an accelerated BSN program (I have a previous degree in Biology). Unfortunately for me, it will feel like I am repeating quite a bit of school during the first 1-2 semesters.

    Uuugghhh!!! That's kind of wht happened to me!
    Have you tried UNC in Greeley? How about Denver School of Nursing? Or CU in Boulder?
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    Quote from lvn2bsoon
    Uuugghhh!!! That's kind of wht happened to me!
    Have you tried UNC in Greeley? How about Denver School of Nursing? Or CU in Boulder?
    I am going to apply to UNC in January. Denver School of Nursing seems to always be having problems with accreditation. And to go to CU in Boulder, I'd have to retake a bunch of pre-reqs. So I am banking on getting into UNC!

    It sucks that it has to be so difficult for quality nurses to get through school. Where are you?
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    Quote from tkg123
    I am going to apply to UNC in January. Denver School of Nursing seems to always be having problems with accreditation. And to go to CU in Boulder, I'd have to retake a bunch of pre-reqs. So I am banking on getting into UNC!

    It sucks that it has to be so difficult for quality nurses to get through school. Where are you?
    Ah, good for you. It does suck. I didn't think I would have had the problems I had just to get into an RN program. I think they need to do away with the LPN programs and just offer RN programs, but anything for business, I guess. I have a friend that starts the 3rd year of their BSN program this month. Make sure you ask about the Perkins Loan.

    I was going to go to DSN, but for the price of LPN-ADN, I chose to go to UoPx for the LPN-BSN for just a bit more.

    I live right outside of Greeley. I may go to UNC for my doctorate in a few years, they have the program I want to do.
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    bridge programs are a great option, but they are ridiculously competitive and aren't going to mesh wth my schedule. I can only change my work so much. I'm going to check out wcu next for the bsn program. I do not n know the time requirements yet, this will be the deciding factor.

    I just don't know how people bridge and stay afloat financially. I have to work, ya know.
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    sorry, meant to say I'm in Dallas.


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