UOP, CO~LPN to BSN - page 2

Is there anyone out there who has graduated from University of Phoenix LPN to BSN programs or done their BSN through them? I am in the beginning stages of looking into this program. So far it looks... Read More

  1. by   nursynurseRN
    Quote from YellowSiR
    Is the LPN to BSN from UOP recognized in CAli? Don't mean to hijack.
    Yes it is!! take a look at the california BRN. www.rn.ca.gov
    The UOP is only offered in Modesto though, and its only to get your BSN. you fax them over your unoffical transcripts and they put you on a list about 1 year. I did the paper wrok in Febuary. Its only 1 night a week. When clinical come around its 2 night a week. Definately check it out.
  2. by   nursynurseRN
    I heard from someone at work that the UOP basically lets you pass if you pay. Honestly, I feel that you get out of it what you put into it.
  3. by   erniebobernie
    Quote from sabrosura98
    Honestly, I feel that you get out of it what you put into it.
    I agree, as with anything in life....

    So far it is going very well. I begin my human growth and anatomy class in one week. I feel challenged and stimulated. The staff there is superb. They have excellent communication and I feel like they sincerely care how I am doing with school. Many are students there themselves.
  4. by   BigB
    Quote from sabrosura98
    Yes it is!! take a look at the california BRN. www.rn.ca.gov
    The UOP is only offered in Modesto though, and its only to get your BSN. you fax them over your unoffical transcripts and they put you on a list about 1 year. I did the paper wrok in Febuary. Its only 1 night a week. When clinical come around its 2 night a week. Definately check it out.
    According to this , UoP offers this program in Sacramento, CA too.

    http://www.allnursingschools.com/schools/ID2235/#toc_5
  5. by   BigB
    from the CA RN site::

    UOP has 9 campuses in Sacramento
    Valley, 9 campuses in Bay Area, 13 campuses in Southern CA, and 8 campuses in
    San Diego. University of Phoenix has a history of successful nursing education
    programs including Bachelor of Science Nursing, Master’s Science Nursing, and
    Masters’ Nurse Practitioner Programs. The University has the resources to support
    the LVN-BSN program as described in the feasibility study previously submitted to
    the Education Licensing Committee and the Board.
    The LVN- BSN Program will be housed at the Learning Site: Modesto Campus, and
    administered through the Sacramento Campus site.
    20
    The University of Phoenix LVN to BSN program requires 100 units for the BSN and
    the 29.5 units for the LVN 30 Unit Option. The LVN-BSN curriculum consists of
    39.5 nursing theory units and 18 nursing clinical units. The enrolled LVN students
    are credited with 7.5 clinical units and 1.0 communication unit. The curriculum is
    designed so students have the option of transferring units for sciences and general
    education courses from other colleges to UOP or taking their units at UOP. The
    nursing courses must be completed at UOP. The Bachelor of Nursing program has a
    special sequence for the LVN to achieve the BSN degree.
    UOP anticipates admitting LVN nursing students October 2006 who have met the
    science and general education requirements at another college. UOP has 6-signed
    clinical affiliations with health care providers in the local community, primarily in
    the Stockton area. Clinical sites are available in Stockton for student learning. The
    program plans to have 1/10 teacher to student ratio in the clinical area. The program
    has submitted 10 masters prepared instructor forms and 9 bachelor assistant
    instructor forms with ability to start the LVN-RN nursing program with sufficient
    teachers.


    http://www.rn.ca.gov/meetings/pdf/sept06.pdf

    "The LVN- BSN Program will be housed at the Learning Site: Modesto Campus, and
    administered through the Sacramento Campus site." What does this mean? CAn I do this in Sacramento??
  6. by   StocktonNurse
    Thanks for the clarification people! I was hoping someone would jump on this thread eventually. I am lucky because Modesto is only twenty minutes from here!! I will look into their program ASAP. I hope they will still add people onto their list even though we do not have any type of license yet. I am four months into my LVN program right now. I won't graduate until November and hopefully I will pass the nclex in dec-feb. Also, how much tuition is UOP chargin? Thanks everyone!
  7. by   BigB
    UoP tution is up to $40,000 as it is a private for profit school.
  8. by   Morphine
    When I spoke to the UOP, they have told me repeatedly that it would be a 2 year program and cost roughly $22,000. I do have all the pre-req's out of the way, so maybe it is less for me. I really don't see the need for a BSN. But it will take me about the same ammount of time to just get an ASN from Excelsior. So why not go for the BSN? .......Perhaps because $22,000+ is a heck of a lot of money. I can not imagine a $40,000 price tag. That is 1/3 of a small house where I live. My employer may pay $5,000, but that still leaves me a $17,000 bill when all is said and done. If I net an additional $1,000 per month, it will still take 1 1/2 years to break even (when you add interest) Excellsior would only cost $11,000 including air-fare/R+B to Indiana and Atlanta for Clinical pre-tests and CPNE.

    I hope I am not just talking to myself. Any other comments from anybody would be greatly appreciated.
    I really need my RN. But I need to work to support my family too. I can not do the community college ASN as it is a long wait , and very hard to go to school 4 days a week and work 4 days a week when there are only 7 days in a week.
  9. by   erniebobernie
    Well, I am in my last week of A&P and start the core nursing classes on June 19th! It is alot to learn in 5 weeks. But it is definately managable. I wish I had more time to really absorb all of this information because I know it will definately help in Med/Surg. But, that's me.

    I enjoyed this class. But, I wish that the teacher was more interactive. She mostly just lectured (read the powerpoints). But, not all teacher's are the same and not all can be the way I want them to be Overall, it was good.
    I like the team projects. We do one in each class. It's a great way to get to know others in your program and I learned a ton about the subject.

    It is an expensive education but it is comparable to the other Universities here in CO. I do not feel like it is excessively over-priced. Although I did just get a letter recently that said the tuition was going up a bit. My empolyer is not covering my tuition at all. I did take loans out to cover it. I feel like it is totally worth it. The wait list for other programs in CO are over 3 years long.

    It is approximately $1000/class plus alot of our books are ebooks and that is an extra $85 per class. We have books for Med/Surg, Psych, Maternal Child, etc...that will be extra. But, I just found out that they are using the same text I used for my Med/Surg for my LVN in CA. It is also the same text that a couple other universities are using for their RN Med/Surg as well. They are also going to be using Virtual Excursion. We began this book in the LVN school I went ot in No CA. But it was incredible time consuming and they stopped using it. We were in school 5 days a week with 16 & 17 units/semester.
    But, I still have all the books and CD and I think that because we are only in class one night a week, this will be a great alternative to sitting in the class. It's like being in clinical, from home! I did learn alot from the Virtual Excursion.

    There are also a few other expenses such as burgandy scrubs, a white lab coat, the UOP patch and we will have to pay for background and drug tests I believe.
    I will know more after the first meeting on June 19th.

    We will also take a nurses critical thinking test prior to the first night of class. This will tell them where our individual strengths and weakness are, I believe.

    Scottlgarret~how is school going for you? Hope all is well.
    Last edit by erniebobernie on Jun 11, '07 : Reason: additional info added...
  10. by   tazee
    I just did my application for the school. UOP is probably going to be worth while. I applied at Regis and University of Colorado and I have to take a load of classes over again since my classes are expired meaning older courses taken a while back. I have two friends going there right now and they like it. I went to Community College of Denver for my LPN and I do not recommend them at all. one of the worst programs as far ar Community Colleges go. I have allot of prior college and with Phonenix I don't have to take a whole lot of general courses...
    have a great day.

  11. by   tazee
    Well another Colorado nurse that is great. I work at Denver Health and they do have tuition reimbursement but it is not that great. However I believe the government has a program if you work in a hospital that is in need of nurses they might be able to help out with the tuition.. Which campus are you at. I got all my general courses already done at CCD and at Fullerton College in California as well. nice to meet you have a great day.

    Benjamin
  12. by   tazee
    Quote from Morphine
    When I spoke to the UOP, they have told me repeatedly that it would be a 2 year program and cost roughly $22,000. I do have all the pre-req's out of the way, so maybe it is less for me. I really don't see the need for a BSN. But it will take me about the same ammount of time to just get an ASN from Excelsior. So why not go for the BSN? .......Perhaps because $22,000+ is a heck of a lot of money. I can not imagine a $40,000 price tag. That is 1/3 of a small house where I live. My employer may pay $5,000, but that still leaves me a $17,000 bill when all is said and done. If I net an additional $1,000 per month, it will still take 1 1/2 years to break even (when you add interest) Excellsior would only cost $11,000 including air-fare/R+B to Indiana and Atlanta for Clinical pre-tests and CPNE.

    I hope I am not just talking to myself. Any other comments from anybody would be greatly appreciated.
    I really need my RN. But I need to work to support my family too. I can not do the community college ASN as it is a long wait , and very hard to go to school 4 days a week and work 4 days a week when there are only 7 days in a week.
    Hi I also checked out Excelsior College out of New York. They are not as accredited as they say. In Colorado you have to do 350 hours of perceptorship plus the cpne thing. I hear trying to get clinicals are not as easy as they say. There is a wait for getting the cpne. I also heard you have to be on your toes for that. any mistakes could cost you more money and time as well. I still like UOP hopefully I will start with them soon by January of 2008.. have a great day :spin:
  13. by   erniebobernie
    That's great that you don't have alot of classes to take. Congrats on signing up. Hope that everything works out well for you. I am up at the Turnpike Campus in Westminster.

    Did you say you know a few people that are in the LPN-BSN at UOP? How do they like it?
    Last edit by erniebobernie on Jun 11, '07 : Reason: added info.

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