How long from LPN to RN? (ASN or BSN)

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    Hey All
    I'm a soon-to-be LPN who will be moving to Missouri in a few months. I plan to pursue my RN to a specialty eventually, and will need a BSN on the way, but I am curious as to how long it usually takes (if you apply yourself )
    The local schools will give enough credit for our program that a bridge course and 2 semesters will get our ASN, but looking around, it looks like that is pretty par. I am 36 with a family, and school is a blessing and a sacrifice, so the shortest distance between two lines is the best bet....
    Thanks for any info!
    Mel

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    Well that sounds about right the 2 semesters, that's what I am in now, greatfully in the later part of it. It is soooooo hard to juggle my toddler and my home lif with school, but I just think about how it will benifit us all when I am done.
    Mbetty

    Quote from NfiniT
    Hey All
    I'm a soon-to-be LPN who will be moving to Missouri in a few months. I plan to pursue my RN to a specialty eventually, and will need a BSN on the way, but I am curious as to how long it usually takes (if you apply yourself )
    The local schools will give enough credit for our program that a bridge course and 2 semesters will get our ASN, but looking around, it looks like that is pretty par. I am 36 with a family, and school is a blessing and a sacrifice, so the shortest distance between two lines is the best bet....
    Thanks for any info!
    Mel
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    As soon as I get my LPN, I went back to the ADN program.
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    Quote from NfiniT
    Hey All
    I'm a soon-to-be LPN who will be moving to Missouri in a few months. I plan to pursue my RN to a specialty eventually, and will need a BSN on the way, but I am curious as to how long it usually takes (if you apply yourself )
    The local schools will give enough credit for our program that a bridge course and 2 semesters will get our ASN, but looking around, it looks like that is pretty par. I am 36 with a family, and school is a blessing and a sacrifice, so the shortest distance between two lines is the best bet....
    Thanks for any info!
    Mel
    DO you know of any schools where I can take an LPN course and than start working and also continue on my BSN. Besically an LPN course whose credits transfer into BSN program?
    I live in New York City
    Thank you
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    As soon as I get my LPN, I went back to the ADN program.
    Hello,
    I'm researching L.P.N programs that I can inroll in and then continue on B.S.N
    Do you know of any?
    Thanks.
    Natalie
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    Quote from nursewanerbe
    DO you know of any schools where I can take an LPN course and than start working and also continue on my BSN. Besically an LPN course whose credits transfer into BSN program?
    I live in New York City
    Thank you
    I am waiting for a reply, but according to it's website, Deaconess College of Nursing out of St. Louis, Missouri offers an online course with local clinicals (to be arranged by the student at local hospitals) that is well accepted. They have a BSN program that allows you to take the N-CLEX for LPN when you reach that point in education. I will be working as an LPN, and may well be using this program. Working online is a great option for a Mom.
    Good Luck!
    Mel
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    Thanks to all who have replied.
    I have checked a bit more, and the local colleges (VA), require all of the usual pre-reqs, plus the bridge course, plus the RN program. I can just do a regular RN program at a nursing school and get there just as fast, I think. I don't know. Is there a faster way? (I don't mind working hard!)
    Mel
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    Hey Mel, Just Finished Lpn On Dec 15. From J Sargeant Reynolds In Richmond Virginia, Dont Know How Far That Is. I Have Heard If You Can Go Straight O The Rn Program Do It, I Only Took Step By Step Because The Rn Waiting List Was So Long And Lpn Have Senority Over New Rn Applicants. I Did Pre Recs Beginning In Jan 2004, Skipped A Semester And Failed A Semester And Just Graduated. So You Do The Math - However Some Of The Other Students Were Taking Their Pre Recs During The Course, So Im Not Exactly Sure How That Works. John Tyler In Petersburg Has A Transition Course From Lpn To Rn But The Downside , And I Just Found This Out Is That You Have To Work As An Lpn For One Year Before You Can Begin. That Sucks! If You Can Shoot For The Rn, Just Bypass All The Middle Steps. Thats My Advice. Rn Program Lasting Between 3 & 4 Years, And Lpn To Rn ( Including Pre Recs ) Lasts 2 Semesters After The Completion Of Lpn. Your Choice. Here's The Info.
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    I am an LPN since 1988. My college in Texas did not give us credits for our courses. Very upsetting. I am trying to find a fast track/bridge program where they will go by my experience/grades or whatever. I had a 3.72 GPA and was on the Presidents Honor Roll. Not that this seems to matter to the colleges. I noticed that Arizona seems to have some programs where you can test in without having had the prerequisite courses. I could be wrong as many web sites are vague on this info. Anyone know of any colleges out there that I can go by my history and test in for fast track? thanks!


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