Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!! - page 39

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  1. by   MonaLisa4
    Hi I'm Marrona. I just graduated LPN school. I'm hoping to take my boards in February.
  2. by   Holly_320
    Hi there...I live in Kansas. I have been a LPN for almost 3 years. Right know I'm on my lpn to rn program through Hesston College. I love the college but can't wait to be out thier work!!!
  3. by   tonyacup
    Hi, Im 40 years old/LPN thinking about excelsior college....have heard its very expensive....have all my pre-reqs except microbiology....anybody have any suggestions?
  4. by   Seeker2010
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    Hi Y'all,
    I'm an LPN for 4 yrs now. I've had a horrid experience in regular school. So now I've got issues with someone holding me back and telling me I can't continue. My options are to either do the straight Excelsior thing or I have a paid for scholarship thru RUE (via a friend who didn't do it and gave it to me) or an on-line course in one of our local colleges, which again I can pass or fail and be behind again! So.... I'm kinda mixed up on what to do. I've heard DON'T DO RUE!, BUT it is paid for?
    I've heard Excelsior is too hard? The clinical is crazy? So.... would someone out-there with experience please give some guidance?
  5. by   LookUp2Sky
    NansLpn - I am sorry to hear about your struggle! It seems so crazy that there is such a shortage of nurses, yet such dificulty getting an education to become one!!

    I am not sure of where you live, and what the educational opportunities exist in your area. However, as an LPN for 4 years (also), I tried the Rue thing, and could not do it. I, at the age of 51, found that I need to have an instructor that I can ask questions from, and fellow students for study groups, etc., I am a better social and visual/hands-on learner, that I am at reading a book and taking a test (Rue). I signed a contract with Rue, and I am telling you that it was the longest period of my life, living up to that obligation of $125.00 a month, and no possible way out of the contract. (I even sought out an attorney). If you are that type of student who is self-disciplined, and can work on your own, it might be the right program for you. I ended joining a brand new accelerated RN program in my area (Akron, Ohio), and even that has been tough. I am at the tail end of the program, but have had to drop to PRN status in order to do it. I do have friends still attempting the Rue/Excelsior thing, with not much luck. One of them paid $325.00 for the CLEP test, and did not pass...she will need to pay again, and test again. For me, it was a financial and educational nightmare.

    I hope you can find an LPN-RN bridge program, or a brand new RN program to enter into. If you feel you can do the RUE thing, that would be great. I hope I have been some help here. If not, and you have any further questions about Rue/Excelsior, let me know, and I will be glad to help. In the meantime, best of luck to you and your RN endeavors...I have faith that you can do whatever you set your mind to!!! Good luck. Keep us posted.

    LookUp2sky
  6. by   statuspending
    hey all....former army combat medic who just graduated from an lvn program i also signed up for the college network lvn to rn through san angelo state university. just checking in and wishing fellow students good luck!
  7. by   EBibeault
    I am in CLeveland and have been taking classes via Distance Learning Systems and North Coast Tutoring Services. Outstanding so far. I am in A & P, it meets every Thursday from 5p -9p and there are only 10 ppl in the class. The teacher is wonderful and in that four hrs we really get a lot done. Along with class time, we also get homework in the form of reading or a worksheet/handout. We meet in Solon. I could not do this without a teacher or someone to hold me accountable either. A am greatful I found this program. Good Luck to you.
  8. by   DLO, BSN, RN
    I just read your message. Thanks for the encouragement!

    I start on January 27th (Tuesday). I'm so scared-- but I know I'll be fine! It's so good to know there are so many positive nurses out there willing to lend advice. I appreciate it

    Good luck!


    Dave
  9. by   EBibeault
    Hi Dave,
    Just wondered are you starting via Distance Learning Systems or TCN?
  10. by   DLO, BSN, RN
    The program I am doing is actually at a campus about 20 minutes from me. I was going to do distance education with Excelsior-- but many states are starting to put stipulations on them and I didn't want to have to worry about that in my future.

    Which are you doing?


    Dave
  11. by   EBibeault
    I'm doing the Distance Learning Systems program to test out for Excelsior credit. I brought that subject up about the state of Georgia placing stipulations as you mentioned and two people from two different areas gave me the same story/actually the issue with Georgia is being looked into, the Govenor of GA is actually trying to find out what the issues are. I am going to take my chances and if for some reason there is an issue with Excelsior I will at least have tested out of the courses needed for my degree. What school are you currently in and are you working full time as well? I wish you best of luck and don't let anything stop you!!!!!
  12. by   captncourageous98
    I am taking my first online course through my local college here in Indiana. So far so good! I will then transfer to the ASN program at my local college while doing a dual enrollment with Indiana State University. They have an online program for ASN to BSN. They also have LPN to BSN and MSN programs. I was told by an adviser to steer clear of the publishing company College Network and just to the distance learning through ISU. So here I go again! Good luck to you all and I hope you find what it is you are looking for!
    Dave
  13. by   kensnursegirl
    Hello Fellow Lovely Nurses!!!

    I graduate with my LPN in Sept 18 '08, passed board first week of Oct.'08 and started working med/surg in Dec. '08. Am working on pre-reqs this semester for my BSN and will start RN school in July. Whoo-hoo!!!!!

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

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