Confused by schools in VA

  1. Hello all! I moved to Va about a year ago from Fla and am a LPN. In the state of Florida the LPN to RN bridge is offered at almost every college and even universities such as UF and USF. While there I qualified for such a program, but life didn't allow the time or cash for it. Just the other day I found out the VA will not recognize my previous education at all and I will have to take the complete program. Has anyone else encountered this and if so what did you do? I am afraid that I will have to bite the bullet and do it, or just move back to Florida to get my degree (that would be a pain!). Thank you in advance for any tips!
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  3. by   MsbossyRN
    Many schools have lpn to adn or Rn in va. They do not honor the credits, just your license. I know many lpns that have done bridge programs in virginia. I believe norfolk state, ODU, and Hampton U have them. I'm not sure about communities colleges.
  4. by   llg
    I know some Community Colleges in Virginia offer LPN-ADN programs. Have you actually talked with schools or are you just trying to interpret websites, etc.?
  5. by   lkwashington
    My understanding the VA BON has stopped the LPN to RN bridge at JTCC. I think the reason is something like the program was not up to code for the state. I heard this from a person who is attending the school.