LPN to BSN? - page 2

Hello everyone. I have a question. I apologize if this has been discussed before but wasn't able to find the info i needed through a search so here goes. I'm starting LPN school in the fall and I... Read More

  1. by   LanaBanana
    There is a LPN-BSN program at the University of Oklahoma ( go Sooners!) that I am planning to do. It is a 1 year program and is actually the same for LPN-BSN as RN-BSN because they make the LPNs pass the NLN challenge exams for a few things.
  2. by   GlowBear500
    Indiana State University has a LPN to BSN program but they they involve the college network and thats a big mess in my eyes.
    Could you please explain why you think so? I was thinking about doing their program but wasn't sure how good of a program it really is.... So any eye-opener would be highly appreciated!:wink2:
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    I signed up with the college network for the program. The way it was explained to me is you can do your pre-classes at any college However there are some classes that are upper level and most people dont have thoses classes done because they go to a community college and these classes are not offered at a community college (like a junior level writing class). Now the chances are great you would have to complete these at a regular BSN program the difference is by doing it distance they have you with no books and their study guides are very expensive ( close to 400 each). All that is not the big deal though.. what made me upset was the fact there are 4 nursing classes that must be completed prior to entry and the only way you can get the books for these is to buy them from the college network (or get them from a individual but when I started this It was a brand new program so there were no used books). Those books were 600 a piece so your looking at a mandatory $2400 plus what other study guides they hang you for mine rang up to something like $10,000 and I had already 80 college hours. So i was looking at 150/month for something like 6 years AND THAT WAS JUST THE BOOKS. I am sure it is a good program but college network and ISU is two different things. I dont know if they have changes things or not but it would be ideal if you could go directly through ISU. Now this is my experience and this was when ISU first started up the program , so things might have changed. I choose to stay with a on-campus LVN to BSN program I found that it did not require all the upper level classes ISU did and the tuition was a little less. I also contacted several hospitals in my area and no one was willing to let me do clinicals there ..even when I offered to sign a contract to work there after I was done. Keep looking on here I think I read about someone that graduated from ISU and had a good experience. Good luck to you...



    Quote from Anaya_1de
    Could you please explain why you think so? I was thinking about doing their program but wasn't sure how good of a program it really is.... So any eye-opener would be highly appreciated!:wink2:
  4. by   susyn153
    Dear abracadabra, You DO NOT have to be a RN to go from LPN to BSN There is only one program to do that but you can do it. contact me privatly if you wish and I can tell you about it. susyn153


    Quote from abracadabra2886
    Hello everyone. I have a question. I apologize if this has been discussed before but wasn't able to find the info i needed through a search so here goes. I'm starting LPN school in the fall and I should graduate by next summer and I'm really interested in finding an online program to become an RN. It just seems like that would be a lot more convenient than trying to schedule around work. Anyway, I've heard a lot about some online LPN to RN programs, as well as RN to BSN. What I haven't heard much about are LPN to BSN programs. Does anyone have any experience with LPN to BSN? Seems like that would be the way to go if I want to get by BSN rather than doing LPN to RN then RN to BSN. So here's my question: Is an LPN to BSN program pretty much the same as RN to BSN? If not, what are the differences? I just feel like I would be skipping some steps? Thanks in advance for any info
  5. by   GlowBear500
    Thank you Txspadequeen921 for sharing that information. I think that's probably the catch of these programs that they will charge you an arm and a leg for their material. It's good to know that befor you sign up.
    So I take it you didn't finish their program? Did they give you any of your money back or did you at least get credit for the classes that you took through them?
    Btw, I noticed the 921 in your sreenname. Is that your b-day? If so we have the same birthday. Just thought I mention that
  6. by   veg
    I found two distance learning schools that offer the LPN to BSN track. Indiana State University was already mentioned. The other is Deaconness based out of Missouri. I found their website less informative. Nevertheless, both programs are listed as accredited by NLN. I have no personal experience with either.

    For clinical skills, my recommendation is to have supervised clinical practice in a face-to-face situation (i.e., brick and morter school). That is the foundation for being a nurse and I don't see cutting corners on that and being competent. However, their are courses that apply toward an associates degree nursing that can be tested out through CLEP and DANTES exams, which can speed things up. In addition, I would only consider an AASN program that provides credit for the LPN training. In my neighborhood, University of DC calls that an accelerated LPN to RN program.

    Then once you get complete the AASN and get your RN license, instead of going for the BSN, which is what most people consider, you can go straight for an MSN at Walden University. They call it the RN to MSN track and you bypass the BSN. I estimate tuition for that 3 year distance learning program to be about 21K which is not bad.
    http://www.waldenu.edu/c/Schools/Schools_7367.htm
  7. by   susyn153
    there is a way around the REALLY expensive tuition for your LPN to BSN, just so you know, thousands can be cut off that total, but its a bunch of work.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    I did not end up taking anything there I backed out before I actually started the classes. No 921 isnt my birthday I have had this internet handle a long ...long time and I think I was signing up with yahoo or something and every number I tried to put with txspadequeen was taken but 921.. boring but true.


    Quote from Anaya_1de
    Thank you Txspadequeen921 for sharing that information. I think that's probably the catch of these programs that they will charge you an arm and a leg for their material. It's good to know that befor you sign up.
    So I take it you didn't finish their program? Did they give you any of your money back or did you at least get credit for the classes that you took through them?
    Btw, I noticed the 921 in your sreenname. Is that your b-day? If so we have the same birthday. Just thought I mention that

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