online lpn to rn legit?

  1. Hi
    I'm going back to school for my lpn this fall, and someone told me to just get my lpn and I could go lpn to RN online. I jsut wanted to get some opinions on it from anyone who has done it or knows about it? I'm planning on eventually being a FNP/CNM I'm a single mom of three and I'm going to work nights as a NAC while doing working towards my LPN, baby steps...and any advice for working while going to school would be great :spin: Anyway any and all advice would be wonderful thanks in advance!!!!!


    ~Dani
    Last edit by ELLE_BORN on Apr 25, '07
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  3. by   MrChicagoRN
    If it's fully accredited, it's legit.

    But that will include clinical time that you'll have to actually travel to.

    Check with your local colleges to see if they offer LPN-->RN progams.


    Raising kids on your own is tough, but it will be worth it when you reach your goal.

    Good Luck.
  4. by   ELLE_BORN
    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    If it's fully accredited, it's legit.

    But that will include clinical time that you'll have to actually travel to.

    Check with your local colleges to see if they offer LPN-->RN progams.


    Raising kids on your own is tough, but it will be worth it when you reach your goal.

    Good Luck.

    Thanks they do but because I have to work full-time while I'm in school I'm trying to find a mom friendly option :spin:
  5. by   bill4745
    Check carefully with you nursing board to be sure the RN will be accepted. You might also check with some local nurse recruiters to see how the hospitals feel about it. Just because you can write "RN" after your name doesn't mean you got a through education.
  6. by   SuesquatchRN
    Excelsior. MOST BON's accept it, some don't.

    www.excelsior.edu
  7. by   queenjean
    I'm in an online LPN to RN program. Of course, there are clinicals, but the theory and testing is on-line (in my program). Some LPNs that I work with go to another program where the theory is on-line but the testing is at the college.

    My suggestion is to go to a college that has both options. The community colleges in my area that offer on-line also have classroom-based programs. So there is already a reputable program to evaluate, and they also already have clinical contacts in the area.

    Every program is set up differently, though. My program does all the theory in each semester first, then does five weeks of clinicals at the end of the semester. Some of my coworkers' program has one clinical day every week.

    I am a parent (with a wonderfully supportive spouse), and I have to work fulltime, as I carry our insurance. I left a job that I love for a hopsital night shift job; my first job was just too inflexible by nature, and I wouldn't have been able to fulfill my duties, particularly during my clinical times. So I went to work at the local hospital, 3 12-hour night shifts a week. It's hard during clinicals, but not impossible.

    Good luck!
  8. by   ELLE_BORN
    Thanks so much for the info I will definitly take all the advice so far!!!!:spin:

    ~Dani
  9. by   futurecnm
    THe community college I go to is a night/weekend program. IT is 2 yr RN program, and I think LPN's join in the 2nd year. There may be something like this around where you are. It is pretty competitive to get in but it is worth it. It is 2 nights a week and every other weekend. Most of the students work part or full time. And a majority of us have kids.

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