Online LVN to Rn - page 2
I have been enrolled in excelsior college I just feel that is is a money pit and I will never finish! I was looking at Lamar State CollegePort Arthur online LVN to Rn program. I want to know if... Read More
Mar 16, '11Has anyone one grad. From lamar state lvn -rn online prog? Or u know anyone pliz give me some info im planning 2 join this fall
Mar 16, '11Quote from yeliwshi, let me know how it goes pliz, im plannin to join in fallJust found out about Lamar State College/Port Arthur today and have already requested my transcripts to be mailed to the school. I have been currently enrolled off and on with Excelsior since it was Regent. I am looking forward to a structured school which is what works for me.
Mar 18, '11Quote from yeliwsSo are you starting in April? I applied in February too and waiting for the acceptance to start this April.Just found out about Lamar State College/Port Arthur today and have already requested my transcripts to be mailed to the school. I have been currently enrolled off and on with Excelsior since it was Regent. I am looking forward to a structured school which is what works for me.
Mar 28, '11Quote from CalixanCalixan,So are you starting in April? I applied in February too and waiting for the acceptance to start this April.
Are you going to be able to start next month? Is anyone currently in the program that may want to share some information with this discussion board?
May 9, '11i am currently planning to start lamar in sept. i will grad with lvn at that time. has anyone had any trouble getting into this program or is it fairly easy?
May 10, '11acwilson
u will need ti alsteast be working as an lvn before u start classes they like want to know u hav some income coming in since ur paying cash for ur tuition,thts just wat i was told by one of the councelors..
May 11, '11i have a friend that is going to the lamar program and i assist him with his assignments. he has to have a rn with a bsn to walk him through various assignments such as assessments check offs. i have also assisted him with tutoring of some of his projects and it seems very in- depth. he has told me the reading and the course work are ridiculous but at the same time he has 3 kids and a full time job. to me it seems pretty right on target. i urge you to look into it
May 12, '11they never told me I hastily be working for awhile. I have te Gi bill tho to help me to pay for school... I am just hoping this program is legitimate and thy aret just trying to make a sale. they told me everyone who applies has gotten is as of yet . has anybody had any trouble with the program or getting into the program? thanks for your replies!
Oct 26, '12Hello guys,
I am about to finished the lamar state college pa lvn to rn mobility. I am currently on RNSG 2361 Clinicals starting October 29. Last day of school March 24, 2013. Graduation May 13, 2013. Can't wait to finish. Good luck to y'all.
Oct 29, '12Hey Guys, I am new to the board/forum/site. I have a few questions about the Excelsior Program. I am currently not an LPN. I am starting my LPN program in Feb. of 13, and will be done in Dec. of 13. I was previously an ADN-RN student at my local community college, a 4 semester program. I initially failed my 3rd semester, went back repeated it-passed went on to 4th semester. I ended up withdrawing from my 4th semester 3 weeks prior to graduation. I was under the impression that by withdrawing I would be able to pick right back up at another school in my area... Not the case. After reviewing my options, doing a 9 month LPN program and then bridging back to RN looks to be my quickest/ cheapest option. I was planning on bridging back through a local community college. But I found the Excelsior LPN-RN program. And as I father of 4, working full time as a Emergency Medical Specialist/ Trauma tech in our level one trauma center, I just feel like the Excelsior program will be a better fit. Now on to my question... I am going to copy and past directly from the excelsior site,.....
Effective January 1, 2012, applicants who have completed 50% of the clinical credit hours in an associate, bachelor's, or RN diploma nursing program are no longer eligible for direct admission to the School of Nursing. Individuals who have completed at least 50% of the clinical nursing credit hours with a minimum grade of C within 5 years of enrollment into Excelsior College will be reviewed on a case by case appeal basis. This appeal process requires submission of the undergraduate application, fee, official transcripts, and letter of appeal indicating where and how clinical skills are being practiced in a health care setting. Only applicants who are currently employed in a clinical capacity and maintained good academic standing (minimum grade of C in all nursing courses) throughout their nursing program will be considered in this appeal process.
So... My questions is. Since I will be a new grad LPN, but since I have had RN clinical experience, am I am still eligible to apply?
Also, I am in Illinois... and it looks like there are some extra requirements in regards to NCLEX.....
Pre-Admission State Board Letter is needed.
Endorsement: All graduates must endorse in with two years of RN experience.
what does that mean?
Thank you for any and all information anyone can provide, It is greatly appreciated!!
Oct 30, '12You will be able to apply as an LPN, but you might check with them sooner to see if you qualify as a 50% student.
Regarding Illinois, you would have to work in another state or at a federal facility in Illinois under a license from another state for two years before Illinois will grant you licensure by endorsement. Licensure by exam is not an option for EC grads in Illinois.
There is an EC-specific forum you can visit: http://allnurses.com/excelsior-college-online/