pTEC LPN to SPC RN anyone? Or ANY LPN-RN transition program?

  1. Hey guys! So here's the deal... I wanted to apply to SPC's RN program, my GPA is 3.8 and I already have my A.A. degree from there (not in nursing). Well, even if I get A's in my last 3 required courses for the nursing program, my GPA that they look at for the nursing program is only going to be a 3.6 and they said they haven't accepted anyone with a GPA lower than 3.8 for the past 2 semesters........

    The adviser said that if I finished the LPN program at pTEC (which would only be 10 months for me, since I went there for LPN previously and unfortunately had to drop due to family issues) I could do the bridge program, which had an avg. GPA of 3.2 (only a 2.75 is "required" for both programs, these are the competitive GPA's), so my plan is to finish at pTEC and then apply to SPC.

    Has anyone done this? What was your experience like? I only got to just before D&D at pTEC, how was the rest of the program? Did you feel like you had better experience since you had already been doing clinicals? Please let me know
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  3. by   flpsych
    I was frustrated trying to get directly into the RN program at SPC. On rec of a faculty member at SPC I did the LPN program at pTEC. I finished the LPN program at pTEC in November and will start the bridge program at SPC in May. Another of my classmates is also starting in May. It seems it is a better route because you gain the clinical skills that will help you in RN school plus you can get a higher paid job while waiting to get into school/while going to school. I met great colleagues/friends and I am glad I went that route.
  4. by   flpsych
    I'm not active enough on these boards to reply to your PM directly kskaggs126. but the answer is "Yes, I did have them".