LPN to bridge RN

  1. I was talking to a counseral at school today about applying to the LPN program since it is so much eaiser to get in and I only have to take one class and past the LPN net test with a 41 or better. He said that he would strongly recommend i go this route. I have 3 classes to complete for the RN program but my GPA sucks big time it is a 2.4 and that is way to low to get into the RN program so this may be my only way of getting into the RN program by doing the LPN first. Would any one recommend doing this first or just keep going for RN school.
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  3. by   foreverLaur
    With how competitive RN programs are, I'd go for the LPN first. Most schools I have seen require a 2.5+ or a 3.0+ to be considered.
  4. by   jackson145
    Yeah at my place it's much easier to do LPN then apply for Transition to RN. To go straight into RN you usually need A's on the major pre-reqs and high 80/low 90 on TEAS. When you apply for the Transition program you are only competing against other LPN's.
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    if you live in north texas the competition is so extreme for a spot in the lvn to rn programs you practically need a 4.0. it is ridiculous here many people get left out of the loop...
  6. by   RNtobe24
    I live in florida and the compition is not so hard to get into the RN program if you are bridging from the LPN program. I am so excited to be finially doing this it feels like my goal is finally happening. Thank you all for the advice.
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from RNtobe24
    I was talking to a counseral at school today about applying to the LPN program since it is so much eaiser to get in and I only have to take one class and past the LPN net test with a 41 or better. He said that he would strongly recommend i go this route. I have 3 classes to complete for the RN program but my GPA sucks big time it is a 2.4 and that is way to low to get into the RN program so this may be my only way of getting into the RN program by doing the LPN first. Would any one recommend doing this first or just keep going for RN school.


    It's certainly a good way to get your foot in the door, also there seems to be more options for lvn-rn then straight Rn programs. However even with a less then steller GPA you might still have a chance. Have you looked around to see what different schools have as options? In my area there are schools strictly based on GPA, others on GPA of only pre reqs, and then you have schools that do lottery, or wait list or ones that look at many different aspects.

    I was in a similar position I thought my only way would be to go lvn to rn, however the school I chose does pre req GPA only and I was able to get my GPA up enough to get accepted on my first try.
  8. by   RNtobe24
    There are only two schools in my area and they both go by GPA and there is no waiting lists it is by GPA and they go by who has the highest to be accepted. So LPN is the only way for me to go because of my GPA.
  9. by   catzy5
    Quote from RNtobe24
    There are only two schools in my area and they both go by GPA and there is no waiting lists it is by GPA and they go by who has the highest to be accepted. So LPN is the only way for me to go because of my GPA.


    Then you answered your own question! It will work out for you, no matter what path you choose, there seems to be many more choices for the LVN and you can work and get your job to pay for the transition of lvn-rn! good luck

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