What Pre-Reqs Do You Need For LPN To RN Program?!

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    I have quite a few college classes, but for my RN program I still need another English which I will try and challenge, Psych 208, API, II, and Micro in addition to becoming a CNA or HHA first. Will this all still be needed if I go to an online school or community college?! Do the reqs change somewhat?! TY!! :redpinkhe
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    Each school is a little different. Mine sounds similar to yours but we needed statistics and no CNA required. Ask if they will take a CLEP instead of the second English also, thats what I did. Good luck.
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    I'm in a bridge program, and I like knowing that whatever the current pre-reqs are, they'll all be built into the program. Each term is structured a certain way and, unless we have credits from different schools (I don't), there is no choice as to what classes are taken when. I like this because I can't accidently mess up the order in which I'm supposed to take the classes or forget to sign up for a class.

    The first 9 months of the program are strictly pre-reqs and the second 9 months consists of nursing classes.

    It's a bit pricey, but I'm guaranteed a spot in each class and the whole thing will take just 18 months.
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    Quote from We'llSee
    I'm in a bridge program, and I like knowing that whatever the current pre-reqs are, they'll all be built into the program. Each term is structured a certain way and, unless we have credits from different schools (I don't), there is no choice as to what classes are taken when. I like this because I can't accidently mess up the order in which I'm supposed to take the classes or forget to sign up for a class.

    The first 9 months of the program are strictly pre-reqs and the second 9 months consists of nursing classes.

    It's a bit pricey, but I'm guaranteed a spot in each class and the whole thing will take just 18 months.
    Is this bridge from LPN to RN?

    We had to have all our pre-reqs done but the actual bridge is only 2 semesters, 9 mos.
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    Jules- Yes, it's an LVN-RN bridge program. The only pre-req is to be an LVN. The first 9 months cover all the pre-reqs (broken down into 10-week terms, with 2 terms equaling 1 semester), and the second 9 months are all nursing classes and clinicals.
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    In PA, I have to repeat all of the pre-reqs that I had taken back in the 90's. I do not have the opportunity to challenge the A&P, Micro, and any of my science classes. I had my Anatomy in the fall of 1993, physiology was spring 1994. I started out to be an RN, but got sick, failed a med-surg class. I only had the one course to repeat of my jr. level, then it was to my sr. level. I was only 9 months away from the RN. But, I did transfer to LPN program at advanced level.
    Now, I am checking out getting my RN. I was broken hearted to learn that I have to repeat all of those courses again. I thought that college credits were good forever. I can understand the clinical nursing part, but I think it is ridiculous that I must repeat all of my science courses, again. I thought that I would be able to challenge. I am now 51, so I am really thinking about this one. But, honestly I think the college courses were easier than the nursing school.
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    Quote from iwanna
    In PA, I have to repeat all of the pre-reqs that I had taken back in the 90's. I do not have the opportunity to challenge the A&P, Micro, and any of my science classes. I had my Anatomy in the fall of 1993, physiology was spring 1994. I started out to be an RN, but got sick, failed a med-surg class. I only had the one course to repeat of my jr. level, then it was to my sr. level. I was only 9 months away from the RN. But, I did transfer to LPN program at advanced level.
    Now, I am checking out getting my RN. I was broken hearted to learn that I have to repeat all of those courses again. I thought that college credits were good forever. I can understand the clinical nursing part, but I think it is ridiculous that I must repeat all of my science courses, again. I thought that I would be able to challenge. I am now 51, so I am really thinking about this one. But, honestly I think the college courses were easier than the nursing school.
    iwanna,
    Not all schools will require you to retake your older nursing courses if you've been working as a nurse all this time. In fact, most will just take your LPN, and give you so many credits for it upon entrance to the RN program. Have you looked around your area for other schools? You should have many other options, and not have to take those courses over again. If all else fails, you could look at Excelsior College's distance program. They will definitely take your credits.
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    Its not uncommon for them to want you to have your sciences with the past 5 years but not all of them so definitely check different schools. If you really want to go to this school I'd try a face to face with someone high up because its been my experience that in academia most everything is negotiable if you get to the person able to approve it. Good luck!
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    Baptizedbyfire,
    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.
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    it really depends on the school


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