The Dude, that is so correct! I am an LPN with undergraduate studies (about 110 credits toward a BS in RN). I have been put on an alternate list twice for RN but did not get into an ALT program (that's 2 years gone), then got discouraged and dropped back to a community college LPN program)which was great learning by the way, and then I hav looked into LPN to RN bridge. Well now I have to wait another year and a summer (next LPN-RN cycle class starts summer 2008). That is if I get in! Who knows how many people will be applying to that!
My point is I have transferred all my undergraduate university credits to an oline psychology Bachelors because I cannot afford to wait any longer to finish my bachelors degree! I started college in Fall 2000, was plugging along right on time set to graduate in a timely manor, and because there is limited space in these nursing programs
I have been put back an extra 3 or 4 years. I am 35 and I do not want to keep waiting and reapplying every year! I have nothing left to take except a new major! If I don't get in this next time I am done applying for RN and I am still going to work on my BA in psyche this next year while I wait just in case! After so many years most universities expect a person to re-take certain classes if they get too old. I am not getting into that sitation!
I really aggravates me that there has not been space for me in these RN programs and now I am behind, paying on student loans for a degree I have not even finished because I have nothing else left to take! GRRRRR!!!!!!!!