I worked as an LPN in behavioral health from 1998-2004. So, I haven't done bedside nursing. Although, I did work geri-psych from 2002-2003 (then they closed the unit)which was bedside nursing.
Jules, Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, all of the local schools in my area will not accept any sciences older than 7 yrs. My those years flew by. I didn't realize that it was that long ago that I was in school. But, I will see what I can do about speaking to someone else. I am going through OVR. I have not worked since June 2004. I am currently on SSDI and my counselor is trying to get approval for me to get my RN. The reason being is that LPN jobs in my area are more physically demanding. And, they will not pay for any online courses.
Once upon a time, they did give LPN's advanced placement.(yeah when I was in RN school) There is one school that will let me challenge some nursing courses, but it will only knock off off one semester.
But, it hasn't even been confirmed that SS has approved of my RN training.