I just can't seem to get any answers out of any of the people I've asked at these schools, so maybe someone whose gone to one knows the answer to this:
I am looking at LPN training schools, two in particular: First Choice in Salem, and HCTA in Manchester.
I understand it's probably cheaper to attend one of these training schools than just go to the tech and get my LPN, buuuuut...
If I were to later decide that I want to get my RN, will the credits I earn at these "training schools" transfer?
I can't seem to get a straight answer out of any one associated with either school, the BON has no idea, and neither does anyone I've talked to at the Tech.
Feb 5, '09
It would actually be WAY cheaper for you to attend NHTI for their LPN program, plus you would get financial aid. Now, to answer your question. I could be WAY wrong on this, but classes like your A&P will transfer, as long as you receive a grade of C or higher. Psych classes will transfer (intro to psych is intro to psych, no matter where you take it). The classes I would be weary of would be if you have to take a micro, I'm sure it wouldn't be an issue, and math classes, b/c every school is different for what they accept for math. Good luck, hope that helped!
Feb 5, '09
Classes on their own never transfer from any technical program to a community college or university. It will be the LPN license that will get you into the next level of training. You can easily look for a what we call a bridge program to continue on for your RN, and they will take into account what you have done already. But as far as the actual hours just being accepted, not going to happen. This is the same for any state, and not just yours.
They are never considered transferable for any profession.
If you look at it further, and had started at even a community college near where you live and then decided to transfer to another school mid-way, most of your hours would not transfer and you would have to repeat the majority of them. That is why it is always best to stay at one facility until the first level of training is complete and not changing mid-way as well.
Best of luck to you.