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Any LPN-BSN University of Phoenix students out there?

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Specializes in Cardiac Care.

I am staring this program in December and wondered if anyone had any advise, tips or experiences they wanted to share?

miteacher, ADN, MSN

Specializes in ER. Has 9 years experience.

How long does the program take? I'm also curious if they would accept any of my other credits because I already have a bachelors in another area. DId they accept many of your credits?

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

They accepted all my credits that were a B and above. The program takes about as long as it takes to finish all the co-reqs required. You take 1 class every 5 weeks. You can't start the core nursing classes until you have all of the coreqs completed. Because I have about 9 co reqs to take I won't even start the core nursing classes until spring of 2011. Then its about 12 to 18 months.

I have to take:

Gen200 ( which is UoP required class)

Oral communications

Ethics in Management

Statistics

Human Nutrition

Microbiology

Human Patho

Critical thinking

and I have to retake A&P 1 because I only got a C (79) in in because I was rushing and took it at Rio.

They also require alot more classes so in general ed I had 23-26 credit transfer over already in additon to the classes I still need.

tferdaise

Specializes in Med/Surg, Progressive Tele.

I just graduated from the program (I passed my NCLEX), I was in the 5th class, so I was part of the experiement, we had problems. But form what I have read the new version of the program v3, all of our problems have been taken care of. I have a co-work who is taking his pre-reqs and starts in Dec I think. Good luck, its a long program, and yes i wanted to quite a couple of time.

Ok now advice, get to know PowerPoint and Word. Find a APA program, I used eazypaper http://www.eazypaper.com , but there are others (these programs will help you with the APA format.) Your non clinical class's you will have to do a PowerPoint presentation (sometime as a group and as a individulal) you will have papers that are due too. Your first couple of class's these papers and powerpoints will seem hard, but after 10 or so, they are easy. Don't get over whelmed by looking ahead at your next class, just keep focued on your current class. Also, plan a potluck for your final each class (this helps with all the work you have put in.) Plan about 15-20 hrs a week between studing (4-6 chapters a week) plus whatever papers you have to do. Life has stopped for you, sorry to tell you, there is LOTS of information given to you in a short amount of time. But let me tell you, once you are done its all worth it, and graduation was awesome, such a feeling to know that all of the hard work you did was for something... If I can answer any more questions just let me know.

I am staring this program in December and wondered if anyone had any advise, tips or experiences they wanted to share?

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

Thank you so much! Congrats on graduation! & the NCLEX!! I will totally be checking in and asking questions as much as possible... So any books you want to part with?

tferdaise

Specializes in Med/Surg, Progressive Tele.

You want need any book, they are on line, you will get charge for them if you use them or not. I also know that some of the books I did buy, want be used in the new program. If you have any questions just ask away.... Good luck with it!:jester:

Thank you so much! Congrats on graduation! & the NCLEX!! I will totally be checking in and asking questions as much as possible... So any books you want to part with?

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

So are the book prices mixed in with the class costs?

tferdaise

Specializes in Med/Surg, Progressive Tele.

First off sorry for my gramer last night man was I tired. Regarding books, yes its a $75 fee for them, they are on line and you can access them anytime night and day. You will have to buy 2-3 books for your clinical class's other then that, everything is on line. Now something that was never explained to me until my last class was, once you graduate you still have access to those books for ever. Just have to log into your student web page at least once every other month to keep your access open.

In your "account" link you will see $xxxx for class, then something like eresource fee $75 (that is the charge for your book)

When do you start Gen 200?

So are the book prices mixed in with the class costs?

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

Thanks for the info... I start Dec 20th

tferdaise

Specializes in Med/Surg, Progressive Tele.

I found out that my cowork starts in Jan. The school was starting a new class ever 3 months, but that seems to have stopped. It seems it every month.

Thanks for the info... I start Dec 20th

I just graduated from lpn school. Planning to go to lpn-bsn program in uop. I never attended community college. Did my lvn from private school. So how much time or yrs will it take for me to get my lvn-bsn in uop?

tferdaise

Specializes in Med/Surg, Progressive Tele.

Congrats on finishing school, when I enrolled in the LPN to BSN program one of he requirements was that you had to have been a LPN for a year. I highly recommend getting some time under belt. Good luck with your studys..

I just graduated from lpn school. Planning to go to lpn-bsn program in uop. I never attended community college. Did my lvn from private school. So how much time or yrs will it take for me to get my lvn-bsn in uop?

Depends on how many pre-req's you bring in and how many you still need. Most you can CLEP out of. After you start the program it is about 2 years.

My class start on Feb 1. I'm very nervous and excited at the same time.

MrCAPR, LVN

Specializes in Geriatrics.

what campus are you attending? I am from california and the only campus that offers the program is in norhthern california. Any inputs? how is the admission process?

THank you,

tferdaise

Specializes in Med/Surg, Progressive Tele.

Sacramento is the only campus in Calif that offers the LVN to BSN program. Each state has it own admission requirement. The paperwork took about an hour, however, waiting for all the schools you attended to send transcripts can take up to 3 weeks. It is a great program, fast paced, but once you are done, it is a great feeling to know you have a BSN.

what campus are you attending? I am from california and the only campus that offers the program is in norhthern california. Any inputs? how is the admission process?

THank you,

Does the school offer the prereq classes needed ? as i dont have any classes done besides LVN classes from a private school..thanks

I started this program 05/24/2011, and had been an LVN for only 3 years at the start time. My experience so far has been excellent. All of the Instructors have Masters Degrees or higher , the clinical rotations are hard if you work full time. We just finished our Acute Medical Surgical at Lodi Memorial Hospital, this was an amazing facility and our instructor is amazing!

We attend classes for Theory one night a week from 6pm-10pm in Modesto CA, So far clinincals have been on the weekends :).I am due to graduate 06/15/2015 and have completed 20 classes with only 10 more to go! Some of the classes are only 5 weeks while others are 9 weeks long. This program is a fast paced program with a lot of required study time involved, but you can do it! I statrted the program pregnant with twins. I delivered them and return back to school immediately, we have 4 kids total. I work full time at Kaiser Sacramento and I commute from Roseville, my drive is about 2 hours each way to class. I do not miss any of my kids activities! With that being said I sacrifice sleep and do all homework on my lunch break at work.

Good luck!