what do your guys think about the california r.n 30 unit option ?
Sep 28, '06
Yeah, what is the RN 30 unit option? Worked my whole life, 30 years, and haven't heard of it.
Sep 28, '06
Basically, it's to help LVN's graduate from RN school faster by allowing them to skip general ed classes. You don't get the nursing degree, but you still get your RN license.
The problem is, because you don't have the degree ... you can't practice out of state, only California. And, you can't go on to higher level degrees like bachelor's or master's with the 30 unit option.
Sep 28, '06
I think it is a great option to RN, the downfall they tell you is if you want to work in another state they may not accept your RN lic.....not sure how they would know this. But plenty infact all schools have to offer the 30 unit option. MY experience has been every school will do their best to discourage you from getting your RN this way. Why? I figure the school system is a business and they make money by having students so keeping you longer is better for them. If you plan on working only in CA I thinkit is a great option. I am an LVN and have looked into this quite a bit. Decided my real vocation is in healing not keeping disease.
I found some of the universitys to be more helpful re: 30....they also have to offer the option. SO you may get better education from 4 yr university than a 2 yr college. As far as clinical goes....you get the same as everyone, and if you are experienced LVN ( especially) this is a great option in my opinion. Best to you.
Sep 29, '06
I've been investigating this for the last 2 weeks. If you are an LVN who went to a private, non accredited program, take the 30 unit option, because none of your schooling is transferrable. If you went to a degree or certificate program at a community college or university, why waste your schooling on a fast track program? It was very tempting to me... 2 pre-reqs, then 2 part time semesters. But in the long run it may not be worth it. Besides I know that you usually fall into the 3rd semester of a already started RN program, and the chances of you getting accepted into the program depend upon whether or not a RN student drops. While you are waiting to get in, you could be doing your pre-reqs for an accredited program. I've met with Sac state last week, and I've reviewed 4 other mobility programs and I won't be doing the 30 unit option anymore.... you never know what life will throw at you, you may need to move out of state. I also checked with oregon board of nursing and Idaho, and neither will accept this Rn lisense. They suggested you keep your LVN current....
Oct 15, '06
So do you really think this is a bad option? I work full time and have three kids. I just don't think I will ever have time time to do the real RN program. It has been suggested that I can only work 20 hrs or less in the RN program. So isn't the 30 unit option an ok idea if you choose to not leave California? Need help making a decision?
Oct 15, '06
There is nothing that guarantees that you will live in CA all of your life. Things come up that you cannot predict. The RN license that you get from the 30 unit plan will not endorse to any other state in the US.
If you are asking what to do; do a complete bridge program so that you have the options. Never know where life will take you in the future.
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