1. Hi All, I have looked at starting RN school in Colorado and I have found out that it is super competitive to get into any nursing programs. Lately I have thought about getting my LPN living in NC then do a bridge to RN once I am living in Colorado again. Does anyone know how hard it is to get into a program as a LPN? Is it any easier? (Long wait, point scale?)
    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks so much
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  3. by   LPN2RNdude
    im currently going through an LPN to RN mobility program in alabama. i actually live in georgia, but this school is only 45 minutes away. it was either that or go to the college 15 miles away... but that school is a 4 year college and wouldnt accept any of my LPN credits. good luck in finding a bridge program. the one i was accepted into had 300 applicants with only 30 seats. just be sure to do all of your pre-requisites and strive for all A's, otherwise youre looking at a one to two year wait.
    good luck
  4. by   hope3456
    I know a couple LPN's on the RN wait lists here in colorado - they told me it is a 2 year wait.
    Last edit by hope3456 on Nov 24, '05
  5. by   Simba&NalasMom
    I graduated from Emily Griffith (LPN) in February of this year and at the time I applied was the easiest to get into; the prereqs were pretty minimal, but I've heard they've made the prereqs tougher. Mostly what made it easier was that they tell you what you have to do to complete your file and then take the first 25 students who complete it and waitlist the rest. From what I remember, in addition to the prereqs (I'm not going to give details because once again, they've changed) I had to submit my high school transcript, attend an orientation, provide two letters of recommendation (they did not have to be nursing related), and pass the reading/math assessments. They did not require an interview which was nice. They also admit twice a year, so if you have not been accepted by the time the February class starts you get priority for the August class, etc.

    You can find more info at http://www.egos-school.com/. I recommend you call and talk to Barbara Maestas; she's the secretary/coordinator and has all the info re being accepted, etc. Good luck!

    Also consider that if you move to CO it takes a year to become a resident, so you will be paying out-of-state tuition which is pretty pricey.
  6. by   Shannon RN 2be
    Thanks for the advice. I will look into it more. I will more then likely just stick with getting my RN here. It’s easier to get into a program here, not as many people.
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