A few years ago when I was first looking into continuing my education, there were plenty of RN to ADN programs. Now it seems in California they are only offering the so-called LVN career ladder or 30 unit option, which is a terminal option, that allows you to get your RN but you do not graduate and you cannot ever continue your education in nursing.
There are quite a few LVN to BSN options, otherwise there is the option to just forfeit any school experience from LVN school and just go straight from the beginning. I was hoping to go to ADN, then work as an RN at my current workplace while getting my RN to BSN online. Looks like it my no longer be possible to go this route.
Who's idea was that 30 unit option??? Who benefits from putting a bunch of nurses on a career path that ends at an RN without an ADN or BSN or any option to continue to a masters degree? I really don't get it. Do those nurses have the opportunity to ever go back to school, say straight from the beginning of a BSN program and do it all over again if they want to to? Or is it truly terminal, once you get that RN license you could never continue your education in terms of nursing? I just don't understand what the possible benefits of that could be. It seems like they are tying up a lot of the nursing programs
at the public schools
now with this 30 unit option that is not going to be the best career path for most people.