Chamberlain Online LPN to RN Bridge Program

  1. I am wondering if anyone has any input on Chamberlain's online LPN to RN bridge program. Or if anyone knows of another program that is reputable.

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  3. by   nurse_brown05
    I am meeting with an admissions advisor next week to review my unofficial transcripts prior to actually applying. I want to see how many of my credits will transfer while still considering other colleges. I don't have any info for you regarding the program, however after looking at the course work, it doesn't look too bad.
  4. by   tainted1972
    I am applying to the RIO GRANDE online LPN to RN you only have to go down there for clinicals
    they are much less expensive
  5. by   nurse_brown05
    My co-woker just began the Rio Grande program last week. Her coursework is completed online and her exams are being taken at an alternate location (I believe she has 3 location options). She will begin her clinicals next semester, I am not sure of where they will be, but it's only one day a week.
  6. by   tainted1972
    I just got accepted into the Rio grande program!! Has anyone taken the online program?? any suggestions?? tips??
  7. by   mjm1979
    Nurse brown05, how does your co-worker like Rio Grande? Where does she live? I'm in the Dayton area and am guessing will have to travel about 2 hours to and from a clinical location if I can get one an hour outside of Rio Grande. That's a long drive, but could maybe handle it one day a week. I am currently looking into Rio Grande and Excelsior College. I want something that is more doable than Sinclair or Kettering's program. I have family and will have to work at least part-time. Thanks.
  8. by   foreverLaur
    Avoid Chamberlain. Not anywhere near worth the $$. There are cheaper options.
  9. by   CrickettLpn
    I've just applied for Rio online too. Who else is starting this program ? Let's talk ! What do you know about this how often do you have to go in for a proctored test ? Do you know anyone who has completed the online program ?
  10. by   Rasengan
    does anyone know how chamberlains bsn would look (rn-bsn) if applied for a crna program after?
  11. by   foreverLaur
    i would avoid chamberlain (at least in ohio - duno anything about the programs in the other states). most rn-bsn programs are not entirely online and chamberlain is the only one i have seen that doesn't require ANY attendance or clinicals. a program that stands out by requiring LESS always sends up a red flag to me.
  12. by   Rasengan
    how about if i did my lpn to rn at chamberlain and did my bsn else where? for example university of cinncinati? would it matter if i got my lpn from a regionally accredited university?
  13. by   foreverLaur
    Quote from Rasengan
    how about if i did my lpn to rn at chamberlain and did my bsn else where? for example university of cinncinati? would it matter if i got my lpn from a regionally accredited university?
    IMO, only the final degree would matter or the degree that led to your current licensing. Just make sure the credits will transfer.
  14. by   mjm1979
    Hey Crickett, what all have you learned about Rio's program? I applied there a few days ago. My transcripts are on their way there. I think I'll wait until next year tho d/t big things happening in my life this year. I'll be ready to start next year, and in the meantime can take the Communications class here locally and get it out of the way.

    I just dread taking the NLN Nursing Mobility test to get in next year.

    Have you gone to an info meeting at the school? Have you heard anything about the transition courses? I was going to take the required Microbiology and two A&P classes now and then just have the sciences transition course waived. The woman I spoke with at the school told me that I could do that but that the transition course is only five weeks long, as opposed to the length of time to take each class. That worries me, b/c I'm thinking that if they do the equivalent of a micro and two A&P courses in only five weeks that it has to be incredibly intense.

    I didn't ask her about testing... didn't think of it at the time. I'm hoping that one can go to, say, a local testing center to take the tests as opposed to driving to the school, which is a three hour drive for me. I was told my clinical locations would be in Chillocothe, which is about an hour and a half for me.