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by Ddestiny Ddestiny, BSN, RN (Member) Member Nurse

Ddestiny has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Post-Surg, Oncology, Psych, Family.

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I'm accepted into the traditional RN bridge program and starting in June. I'm terrified to say the least!

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I realize this was posted awhile ago, but I've recently applied to the program, and was curious when you found out you were accepted! Was it shortly after you turned in your application or was it clear at the end of the application process (July)?

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@Ddestiny Hey how was the process of being admitted at Hutchinson Community College LPN to RN online program? i have contacted Becky and was informed that i qualify but i need to pass the Kaplan exam? have you taken that exam?  how competitive is the program?  please help.

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Ddestiny has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Post-Surg, Oncology, Psych, Family.

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16 hours ago, janelane213 said:

@Ddestiny Hey how was the process of being admitted at Hutchinson Community College LPN to RN online program? i have contacted Becky and was informed that i qualify but i need to pass the Kaplan exam? have you taken that exam?  how competitive is the program?  please help.

I don't think the Kaplan exam was required when I was going through this. The HESI was required at that point, which was really simple, especially for someone that's already an LPN.

When I was applying the program would typically get ~200 applicants for 50-60 slots. But this was also 5 years ago, so I unfortunately don't have much up-to-date information.

 

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@Ddestiny I appreciate the prompt response,

i am thinking of applying but the program only admits 40 now, and she mentioned its competitive. also was the program difficult to juggle while working?  out of the 50 admitted were a lot of students dropped from the program? 

 

 

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Ddestiny has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Post-Surg, Oncology, Psych, Family.

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On 6/22/2019 at 1:44 PM, janelane213 said:

@Ddestiny I appreciate the prompt response,

i am thinking of applying but the program only admits 40 now, and she mentioned its competitive. also was the program difficult to juggle while working?  out of the 50 admitted were a lot of students dropped from the program?

 

It's kind of hard to keep track of everyone since we only were all in the same place at the beginning of the first semester. Since so many are from out of state, not everyone attended pinning. I only know of two specifically that didn't graduate with us. One may have quit, I just remember that he left early in the first semester. The other I was pretty sure that he was dropped, and he was very lazy at clinicals (i.e. said things like "I'm not going to be an OB nurse so I'm going to sit back and let [all the female classmates] get your experience in". I told him that I had no interest in OB and would probably not use the information much after the NCLEX but that doesn't mean you can just not participate). Hard to know how he was as a student.

The program itself is really flexible. I think if you're able to get through your LPN then you can get through this program as well, as long as you're willing to put in the appropriate time. I felt LPN was more difficult just because it was the first time learning the info, whereas RN is mostly going over the same thing plus a few additional pieces. I definitely didn't study as much during my RN, personally. I think if you're having problems then the instructors were open to working with you. I got to a point where I was able to get a month ahead of assignments so that I had a really nice cushion if anything came up.

Clinicals were available almost every single day. You might not be able to get your preferred specialty location depending upon your availability vs the days that actually go to there (i.e. there were only a few days to go to dialysis or prison, if I remember correctly) but the hospitals had availability almost everyday. It was incredibly easy to manage.

I had gotten accepted into Pratt's LPN to RN bridge before Hutch's and almost went with it, but it was nowhere near as flexible (had to go to clinicals M/W/F for weeks on end.....not many jobs you can work around that unless you're employed through an incredibly flexible nursing home or something. I was working M/T/W/F at an office so there was no way I could miss that much work. With Hutch's program I think I only had to miss a total of 3-4 days of work. In the spring (orientation and skills check-offs was a Monday through Wednesday or Thursday event) and in the fall (mental health clinicals was a 3 day/2 night trip).

Hope that helps!

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@Ddestiny This program sounds perfect for me, my only concern is the competition to be admitted into the program. just like you i work in a clinic and this program appeals to me. was the curriculum difficult? how was the testing for the program? was it proctored online? or?  were you allowed 1 fail? 

Thank you.

 

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Ddestiny has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Post-Surg, Oncology, Psych, Family.

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30 minutes ago, janelane213 said:

@Ddestiny This program sounds perfect for me, my only concern is the competition to be admitted into the program. just like you i work in a clinic and this program appeals to me. was the curriculum difficult? how was the testing for the program? was it proctored online? or?  were you allowed 1 fail? 

Thank you.

 

I think a lot of those specific questions would be better fielded by current members of the program, since I graduated so long ago.

I found the program less challenging than LPN program. My tests were all online, not proctored. I don't remember if we were allowed any fails. I don't remember ever feeling in danger of failing.

Nothing to lose by applying. If you get in, great! If you don't, you're no worse off than you are now. For some perspective, It took my husband several years and literally thousands of dollars between application fees, transcript fees, GRE fees, flights and hotels to get into a PhD program in his highly competitive field. And "competitive" in KS looks very different than on the coasts. Don't let feeling intimidated hold you back from making a move that, after just a year, can seriously change the trajectory of your financial future.

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@Ddestiny Hey i have a question regarding the program, did you utilize RPNOW to take exams?  or how was it done?  

thank you.

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On 7/18/2019 at 3:25 PM, janelane213 said:

@Ddestiny Hey i have a question regarding the program, did you utilize RPNOW to take exams?  or how was it done?  

thank you.

There was no separate program or special process. I don't know if it is different now.

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@Ddestiny  Thank you i appreciate the response, i am so nervous.

i am applying but i keep hearing from Becky that so many people are applying 200+

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On 7/20/2019 at 12:03 PM, janelane213 said:

@Ddestiny  Thank you i appreciate the response, i am so nervous.

i am applying but i keep hearing from Becky that so many people are applying 200+

I’m in the same boat. I just spoke with Becky and I don’t know how many total have applied, but she said she’d received over 100 in the last week alone. It’s nerve racking knowing so many are applying for so few spots. Out of curiosity, do you know how the scoring system for applications work? I totally forgot to ask.

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