Just finished an LPN program and start classes towards RN Sept. 9th. Haven't even taken the NCLEX-PN yet!
But did hear from the BON that I'm eligible....just need my ATT.
Yes! Yes I am insane!!!!
Just pre-reqs right now. The real fun starts next summer/fall. I talked to the director of a local school of nursing about advanced placement for LPNs and she said NO competition to enter the class! Cool!! And I get to work full-time through all of this! Woo hoo...should be tons of fun! But it's probably best to get whatever I can out of the way now, right? Right?? LOL!!
Can't wait to be done with all this school. I'm going to be paying student loans forever.
Aug 28, '02
Here's what I've figured out so far! You have to have bio, algebra, and chem. You can test out on Maternal, Newborn and women's health alterations and Child and Adolescent health alterations. You have to take 3 Excelsior exams...just basic stuff. You then have to take an entrance or placement exam with at least a 75%. Then you would enter the last three quarters. Of those quarters, if you've already tested out of the two classes I mentioned above, you will only have two classes a quarter, which would give more time for the other pre-reqs. Also one elective during last quarter. I think I would choose sign language since I plan to eventually work rehab, neuro or with special needs children. Also an essay on why you should be accepted into their program. YUCK!!!
So that's it! Lots more very hard work, but all worth it in the end.
Now, I really think I need to schedule an appt with the director!!
Yes, I will work as an LPN this year. Probably will drop to part-time or maybe even take some time off once the nursing part starts. Not sure yet of what I'll be able to handle!
Thanks for the encouragement guys!
p.s. Shannon, didn't know you were gonna work at the hospital. Have you gotten hired yet? Good luck on the 5th!!
Last edit by OHmom2boys on Aug 28, '02