Hi, well my name is Trey and I've been in the Army 5 years as a combat medic. I get out in December and plan to move back to Tulsa and start my life over there. I have decided to do the LPN route then move on to a 2 year RN degree. I have many certs like EMT-B, PALS, ACLS, CPR, ect which are still current. I know that I need to take a few prereqs before I can apply. I've been looking at Tulsa Tech since I actually went there while I was in High School 6 years ago and liked the campus. I was wondering a few things.
1) Can I challenge the CNA prereq because of experience?
2) Do they accept everyone who applies? And if not, with my experience in the health field do you think that there is pretty much no chance they wont accept me?
3) Is there veteran's preference? I'm in Baghdad now on my second tour
4) Anyone have any bad things to say about Tulsa Tech?
I've read previous posts but most were a little out of date. Thanks!
Apr 2, '08
You might check into Rose State College. I was able to do the LPN-RN bridge (prereqs + 2 semesters) because I was an Air Force medic. They allow LPNs, Paramedics, Air Force medics, Navy medics and certain Army medics (I guess there is more than one kind) to enter the program in semester 3 of 4. I started in August of 07 and I graduate next month.
Follow the link to read the advisement materials.
If the link doesn't work then go to www.rose.edu
. Click on students (on the left), the click on health science (in the academics box to the right), then click on degree programs (on the far right), then click on nursing science, then click on program advisement (far right). Then click on Career Ladder: LPN/Paramedic Track.
Last edit by BoopRN on Apr 2, '08
: Reason: spelling