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- by neurocheck Jul 26, '12This fall I will be taking Adult Health Nursing, Maternal/Newborn, and Child/Adoles. nursing courses for my LPN-RN program. Our class was told we could enroll in the online RN-BSN program at the same time but only take one course per 5 week session. I just want to know how difficult these courses are and if this is doable. Also would it be better to wait until I finish my ADN? My thinking is that if I get a job after the ADN program, they might offer to pay my tuition for the BSN program. Thanks.
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- Jul 26, '12 by rninmeIn my own humble opinion - you would do best to concentrate on your LPN to RN classes. That is where your primary focus needs to be. I have met some people that were doing both at the same time - I guess it depends on the person. Good luck!
- Aug 2, '12 by slbiskerOhio University offers an LPN-RN online program?
- Aug 3, '12 by chucksterQuote from neurochecki would double-check this - my understanding was that one of requirements for the rn-bsn program was holding a valid rn license. perhaps the lpn license satisfies this, but i would find that surprising.this fall i will be taking adult health nursing, maternal/newborn, and child/adoles. nursing courses for my lpn-rn program. our class was told we could enroll in the online rn-bsn program at the same time but only take one course per 5 week session. i just want to know how difficult these courses are and if this is doable. also would it be better to wait until i finish my adn? my thinking is that if i get a job after the adn program, they might offer to pay my tuition for the bsn program. thanks.
as to your question about the rn-bsn courses, they are not particularly difficult but they can be challenging for a whole variety of reasons ranging from unclear instructions to inexplicable examinations to time management (many require a fair amount of research and writing). the advice to wait until you've completed the lvn-rn program is sound in my opinion, if only because of the demands on your time by the rn-bsn courses.
your plan to work after getting your adn and your rn license is a good one since many employers offer tuition assistance. finding that employer, well that's another story.
- Aug 3, '12 by SShannon81if you feel that you really want to get a jump start on your school work then you may want to think about starting your non nursing courses. sociology, statistics, junior english, nutrition, cross cutural prespectives, art, etc. the nursing courses do require time management and research. concentrate on your lpn to rn then you can move on through when you have completed theulk of your work in that program
- Aug 16, '12 by neurocheck2I'm the OP (forgot allnurses password and the email account I used). Anyways, to clarify this further, I'm in Ohio University's LPN to RN program at the Chillicothe branch campus. They handed out a form that second year ADN students (or LPN-RN students) at Ohio University can enter the RN-BSN program as long as they have taken the following prerequisites (ENG 151, PSY 120, SOC 101, PSY 101, PSY 273 or EDEC 160, CHEM121, BIOS 130, BIOS 131, BIOS 201 or 221, NUTR 128), have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a letter of recommendation from the Associate Director of the ADN program. I already took all the prerequisites for the RN to BSN program plus the junior level composition course. I decided not to do it anyways. I'm going to wait until I finish the LPN to RN program and have a job. I figure it would be too much work. Thanks and sorry for the bump.