Hi there! I'm new to allnurses and have decided to post. I have been reading many threads about LPN-RN through Excelsior, and also about the LPN-BSN program online through Indiana state Univ. I am a young LPN ready to take the next step asap, as I'd love to work in the OR as a FA. I have spoken already with ISU, and have already applied, with plans to enroll into the College of Nursing in Nov. (which would mean I would have a month to get everything together-yikes). After enrolling, I would still have min. 2 yrs before the program is complete bc it follows a normal semester schedule. Then, I read a lot of informative threads about Excelsior. Some of you were saying you finished in 4-8mos. Now that is more like it. I checked out the program and have all pre-reqs, plus some done. So, essentially this means I'd be able to go right into the nursing courses? I would love to to finish in a more reasonable time frame, then cont. on to get my BSN, but I do not know what I should go with. I am soo sick over this. Being that it is a life-changing decision, I don't know what is best and don't want to make the wrong choice. It would be VERY appreciated if some of you Excelsior grads and current students could give me some more great insight into this route. Thank you in advance for encouragement/guidance from a more experienced crowd. Nurses ROCK!