Subjects I can take in LPN that are transferrable to RN

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    I need some advise on what subjects I can enroll in on an LPN or ADN program that could directly be transferrable to RN. I already have a previous Bachelors Degree in another healthcare course and have the opportunity to enroll in some credits for free, so I am thinking of taking non matriculated courses for now & work towards RN later. However, I would like to find out which subjects are advisable to take that I do not have to add more credits later for RN. I already had A&P, & Microbiology, and other general requirements.

    Thanks in advance for you r responses.
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    if you already have a previous Bachelors in a health related field, i would think that u already have most, if not ALL the non clinical courses that you would need for nursing...

    if u want a true answer, then look up the curriculum for the program u are planning on applying to
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    Look at the ASN or BSN program you wish to apply to and check their admission/graduation requirements. There are the basics (English composition, literature, speech, statistics, developmental psychology, sociology) and the sciences (A&P, micro, nutrition, sometimes biology & chemistry).

    An ASN program is a program that leads to eligibility to become an RN. LPN programs are usually vocational in nature with minimal collegiate requirements.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    Look at the ASN or BSN program you wish to apply to and check their admission/graduation requirements. There are the basics (English composition, literature, speech, statistics, developmental psychology, sociology) and the sciences (A&P, micro, nutrition, sometimes biology & chemistry).

    An ASN program is a program that leads to eligibility to become an RN. LPN programs are usually vocational in nature with minimal collegiate requirements.
    I was going to say exactly this about finding out the courses you need and go from there. I'm currently in an ASN program that has certain science requirements. I know I have to have certain classes to transfer to a BSN program later so I have chosen those while working on my ASN. That way I don't have to do those later after I graduate and want to move on.

    I'm also not 100% sure what you mean about enrolling in an LPN or ADN program to work toward RN. An LPN program is something that is done on it's own and can then bridge to an ADN or BSN program to become an RN. An ADN is actually it's own study though and when completed you would take your licensing exam to be an RN.
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    Nutrition might be one if you don't already have it or a language that it used heavily in your area to be marketable.
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    Thanks everybody who responded to my question. All have been very helpful & informative. I will be taking your advices. Thanks for clarifying things to me. I aapreciate your help.
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    I would also talk to the school counsler or someone that does the advising for the nursing dept. They are usually pretty helpful.


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