Hello, my main goal is to become a nurse bsn one day. But that all changed when i had my son. Im 23 with a 7 month old. I live with my parents who help me out a lot. I get no child support so money is really tight for me. I wanted to do an rn program in middlesex, NJ. But i have a lot of pre courses i need to take. Which will take 2 yrs for me. Then another 2 yrs in the program. I already failed basic math twice at the college. I don't want to be a nurse by the time my son is 5 or 6. I need a nursing job right now. I have to support my son. I work as a cna now. And i was looking at the lpn program at lincoln tech. I just want to make sure after going to lincoln tech i can do the lpn to rn at union county college. In the end i really just want my rn associates. Im not really into management or teaching. So the associates is fine for me. Maybe later on in my life I'll do the bsn. Anyone went to lt? Is this the right track for me?
Jul 31, '11
First, you need to check with Union County College as to whether they would accept any of the coursework for Lincoln Tech. If credits other than an LPN license are required for the LPN-RN bridge program are needed you may have to retake the credits. Quite often coursework completed at a private for profit school are not easily transferred to private/public not for profit schools ("traditional" schools).
Depending on what type of math you failed, it may be a hindrance in LPN school. You might want to see if the college has a tutoring program to help you strengthen your weaker areas in math. For my school, you had to pass a math test at the 12th grade level for entry and a math calculation test was a requirement to continue in the program at the half way point. Drug and dosage calculations are part of the curriculum.
See page 3 for Lincoln Tech of this document from the NJ Board of Nursing regarding NCLEX-PN pass rates for the past 5 years:
As far as determining what is the best choice for you, no one can answer that but you. Have you tried meeting with an academic or career counselor at the college to perhaps map out a plan of action?
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Sep 15, '12