i have my ba in business.. i a doing a career change and want to become a nurse, always did but when i was younger didnt want do science etc.. however, i had to learn the hard way...
it's never too late to change your plans. learning is a lifelong process, and it's great you have the will and the discipline to that now (even with the baby on the way! i have a bs and also doing a career change too.)
for the rn all i need is the ap 1 and lab, ap 2 and lab, chm, enc 1101 to get in to the rn..i am taking my ap 1 and lab at mdc for summer a and i have an a in lecture and lab and got exempt from the final...thank g_d...summer b i will be taking part 2.. that's great, you are on track. if you are going to bcc, they will look at your grades only from these 4 classes: enc1101, chm, ap1 and lab, ap2 and lab. they will not be looking at your microbilogy and lab grades.
i cant take chm in the fall because my baby is due on aug 24 the 1st day of school, give or take... that means i cant take my chm till jan term and i will be done i think in april.....when is the cut off date for 2010 and when will the program start?? you cannot apply to nursing until you have completed all 4 classes. if you are still in the middle of taking chm in january term, you have to wait until you complete the class in may, get your grades, and then you can apply to nursing. but, to answer your question, if you want to start rn in jan 2010, the cut off day to apply is july 1,2009 - september 15, 2009.
so all i need need to get acccepted in the rn is chm.. then i will have to work on micro pharmacology and dep...once you apply and get accepted into the rn, you have that 1 semster of sitting around doing nothing. during that time, you can take micro, hcp core class, and 5 other misc classes (which are domestic violence, hiv, osha/tb, prevention of medical errors, and cpr) they will not allow you to take pharm until you are in the program. as for dep, you are not required to take that to do rn. however, if you are considering to go on to bsn later on in life, then yes, you should take dep. dep is only required for bsn, not rn.
i already have enc 1101, 1102 & 2301... from by ba. they will use your grade from enc1101 in calculating the gpa into rn program.
however, i am taking my ap at mdc, but i will be taking my other classes at bcc and the rn program as well.. they only look at the science for gpa... bcc looks at grades from these 4 classes (enc, chm, ap1, ap2) when determining your gpa into the rn program.
now my delemna is.. should i do the lpn program at sheridan or continue what iam doing do the rn only.. ?? you should go for the rn. doing the lpn is a waste of time, especially if you already considering doing rn. i am not saying lpn is wrong. but, if you have a goal of doing rn, then you should pursue the rn from the begining. why waste one yr doing lpn, waste money, then go back into rn, and waste more money? just stick to one program, and do your best in it. besides, u are expecting a baby in august. doing lpn, then transition to rn will take forever to achieve.
i passed everything already and i am on the list for october 2009. i am not sure what "list" you are on. at bcc, there is no such thing as a waiting list. they only go by your gpa from those 4 classes. those with highest gpa gets in.
then i will be done and hopefully a lpn by next october.. then i can bridge over to the rn, im thinkin in 2010 or 2011.. if you stick to rn, you can finish so much earlier. if you go the lpn route, it will take you 1 yr to do that, then another 18 months to do rn.
when is lpn to rn cut off date and start date.. lpn to rn starts once a year in may. you already missed the deadline for that.
i need to make a deceisions and i am very confused on what to do...
lpn is about 4000
rn is about 4000
2 state test
and 2 entry test to get in each program lpn/rn have to double check. bcc says no entry yet but people on the forumsays there is a entry... so i dont know bcc keep tellng me no. i have not heard of an entry test to get into bcc's rn program. i started bcc in jan 2009, there was not entry test required. my friend will start august 2009, and there is no test required. my other friend (who is pregnant) so she took a deferment to start in jan 2010. again, there is no test required for her as well. so, listen to what bcc tells you.
my husband says to do the lpn to rn.. cuz of money.. but i will be spending like 8000 for bothe prgrams, where as the rn is only like 4000... he told me i need to ask some people i the field.. so here i am :-)