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Online LVN to Rn

  1. 0 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 anyone has done that program before. Or any other college that anyone has attend online.
    Thanks
  2. Visit  Ashley t profile page

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    Joined Sep '10; Posts: 1.

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  3. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Any distance program is going to turn into a money pit if you don't focus and force yourself to finish.
    tokmom, Crux1024, txspadequeenRN, and 2 others like this.
  4. Visit  BrewerRN profile page
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    I graduated from Excelsior in 2003 and caliotter3 is right. You really need to buckle down and focus so that you finish in a timely manner. Graduation is possible. I did it in 1 1/2 years and that was working full-time as an LPN the while time. You have to be dedicated. I even passed NCLEX-RN with minimal number of questions the first time.
    Tolentino, Crux1024, LSUCait, and 3 others like this.
  5. Visit  cardiacnurse34 profile page
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    Good for you BrewerRNyeah:
  6. Visit  JMWilson08 profile page
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    I agree with the other ladies. I am doing the Excelsior program and I have times where I get lazy, but I remember I have to buckle down and get everything together to finish. How long have you doing Excelsior? How many classes do you need? If you need someone to study with, let me know. I'm doing A&P, Micro and the nursing exams. Good luck!
  7. Visit  S-Rank profile page
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    how much is excelsior all together with no preqs?
  8. Visit  agldragonRN profile page
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    Quote from ashley t
    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 anyone has done that program before. or any other college that anyone has attend online.
    thanks
    that is why you need to motivate yourself and finish as soon as possible. the earliest you finish, the less money you spend.

    i enrolled last year and signed up for a now defunct promotion where if you finish in less than a year, all the nursing exams (including repeating an exam) plus the fcca, and graduation fee are all included in total of $1600 i believe. plus $2000 for the cpne. so that's $3600 for the program. i finished in less than a year but of course i had extra expenses for other materials such as study guides/books for the exams, hotel and cpne workshop, and other related cpne expenses. so maybe less than $6k for me. plus my job will reimburse me for that $3600 (just submitted the forms and now waiting for the check).

    not bad especially now that i am an rn, my job will upgrade me from lpn to rn pay which is extra $10k+ a year. a good investment if i may say so.

    good luck with whatever program works for you.

    angel, rn
    Last edit by agldragonRN on Oct 14, '10
  9. Visit  Wandie profile page
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    Hi Ashley,
    I am interested in the LVN to RN at Lamer-Port Arthur also. QWhat do you think about the program? When do you think you may start?
  10. Visit  svdbyGrace0976 profile page
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    Wow......$3600 - $6000 for the program through Exclesior? That is cheaper then me going to my community college. Is is costing me $9800. Now has any of you gotten any finanical aide? Or is this all out of pocket?
  11. Visit  agldragonRN profile page
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    Quote from svdbygrace0976
    wow......$3600 - $6000 for the program through exclesior? that is cheaper then me going to my community college. is is costing me $9800. now has any of you gotten any finanical aide? or is this all out of pocket?
    it was for me. but i had all my pre-reqs done (except growth & development) prior which i took from my community college because i wanted to make sure ap i/ii, and micro transfer to whatever rn-bsn program i choose. i also had a lot of general credits completed from my previous degree (computer science) so excelsior accepted those. these general classes/pre-reqs will add thousands of dollars if you are starting from scratch with excelsior. i also signed up with a now defunct promotion where it would save you thousands of dollars if you finished in less than a year, which i did.

    $9800 for your lpn-rn bridge? that's pretty reasonable! i did not get any financial aid but my job is reimbursing me a portion of the tuition.

    what school is this $9800 if you don't mind me asking?

    angel, rn
  12. Visit  svdbyGrace0976 profile page
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    I am currently attending Indian River State College in Ft Pierce, Florida. I like you have finished all my pre req's (like 2 years ago, lol). But I have realized from reading other posts on the school that I will stay with IRSC. I read that Exclesior is more for people who have worked in the medical field for a year or longer. I only just graduated and took my test in the last 6 months and I do not plan on working as an LPN because I am entering the RN program in January. Thanks anyway for the information! Have a blessed day...
  13. Visit  svdbyGrace0976 profile page
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    BTW...The RN program is not a bridge program. IRSC got rid of their bridge program a few years ago, which really sucks for students like me!
  14. Visit  yeliws profile page
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    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.


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