Quick question Re: LPN to RN

  1. Hi, I'm from Canada and I was just curious how much schooling is required for an LPN to become an RN?
    Thanks
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  3. by   Diahni
    Quote from Mischa G
    Hi, I'm from Canada and I was just curious how much schooling is required for an LPN to become an RN?
    Thanks
    Mischa,
    Generally speaking, it takes one more year in the US. Don't know about regulations in Canada. To know specific stuff about all this, look for the various state licensing boards on the internet. Even though there is the National League of Nursing, the states pretty much set the agenda for practice in their respective states. (Example: An RN student can apply for an LPN in a few states after one year of school, including NY and Mass., and a few others.)
    Diahni
  4. by   widi96
    It depends on the school here in Missouri. Penn Valley has an ADN program which allows LPN's to take a summer 'transition' course then join the nursing program in the second year. So it takes them a full year (three semesters including summer). Missouri Western is a BSN program and they tend to let LPN's out of taking the assessment course and I think fundamentals. This is a two and a half year program for students going from no licensure to RN, the LPN's I think can get it done in two years. They just let them out of most of the first semester.
  5. by   Mischa G
    Wow, that's REALLY good! I WAS considering going for RN and informed myself but now I'm completely discouraged since now in Ontario they have new regulations (I think since 2001) about RPN (LPN) to RN. Here I would have to take a bridging course in college that would last 1 full year to get an RPN (LPN) Diploma since I only have LPN certificat level (Now there's no such thing as LPN certificat.) Afterwards depending on your grades which as to be at least B's you get accepted into University where you join the 3rd year RN University students of a 4 year RN program where you get your BScN. In Ontario BScN are now mandatory, no more Bachelors in Nursing (BN) What a joke!!!
  6. by   Nurse2bducky86
    Quote from widi96
    It depends on the school here in Missouri. Penn Valley has an ADN program which allows LPN's to take a summer 'transition' course then join the nursing program in the second year. So it takes them a full year (three semesters including summer). Missouri Western is a BSN program and they tend to let LPN's out of taking the assessment course and I think fundamentals. This is a two and a half year program for students going from no licensure to RN, the LPN's I think can get it done in two years. They just let them out of most of the first semester.
    WARNING TO ALL!!!!
    DO NOT GO TO Penn Valley!!!! I am currently in their LPN classes and I am greately disappointed with the lack of supplies (we use and reuse supplies from years back every "sterile" teaching aid has been opend and been in shambles, along with our maniquins that are falling apart and dont even have the parts to practice with) and poor teaching stratagies.:trout: I have heard from ADN students who have bridged tell me to go somewhere else!!! Yah they might have a cool lab but the instruction is in complete shambles!!:angryfire
    I have also heard bad things from the MO WEST group.

    there are a few other schools here in the KC METRO area including CMSU's extention campus, Park, Graceland, UMKC (dont quite reccomend that one either), etc. Just do some research and find the one that is best for you.

    Most programs are 1 year bridge to ADN and 2 year for BSN. I have also heard rumors that here in missouri and I know in ks that if you get your paramedic degree (not the EMT) that you can take about 6 months of clinicals and challenge the NCLEX-RN.

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