Which program to apply to (LPN vs RN)? - page 2

Hi, I have a question for you all... hopefully someone can give me some advice. I'm debating whether or not I should apply to 2 year RN programs or first doing an LPN program and then go to an RN... Read More

  1. by   Mama2girls
    Going straight for the RN is also a waste of time in some people's opinions. LPN really prepares you and you can work while bridging to RN. It really depends on your personal situation like work schedule, kids, etc. Everyone is different and you just have to do what will be an easier fit. Neither program is a waste of time because they both get you to your goal...
  2. by   Timeforachange
    Since you already have a degree from GMU your best path is to put your application into NVCC. This program does not compete, applications taken and you are accepted until there is no more room (some applicants from the waiting list will also get in). This is a great program and grads are sought after from the local hospitals. The class this year started with 183 students.

    The NVCC program is for an ADN. You will then be able to take 7 classes at GMU to finish up the BSN (no need to apply to the nursing school - just show your RN license) or take 3 bridge classes and a grad level statistics course to get into the MSN program.

    You can find out all of this information on both NVCC.edu and GMU.edu websites.

    Best of luck and apply to NVCC as soon as possible so it doesn't fill up!
  3. by   S.N. Visit
    I'm happy my school requires the LPN to ADN route. (esp. if I don't pass my current class and have to wait , I'm still an LPN!)
  4. by   chikichiki17
    Hi, I was just wondering if you had any idea about when the spots for the NVCC program start filling up. I'm taking the TEAS exam this week and also turning in my checklist but I'm a little worried about my chances of being accepted. Thanks!
  5. by   Timeforachange
    Make sure you get your "Request for Evaluation of Transcript" completed and mailed in with your official unopened transcript from GMU. Also include your high school transcript because NVCC would not allow my college chemistry classes as the required low level chemistry. I could have fought it but it was easier to get the transcript from my high school. Also note, that I had to take another Psychology because the Psych 201 and 202 or Psych 231 and 232 are required. I had Psych 201 and 231 from JMU and was required to take 202 - bummer!

    The deadline to apply is May 15, 2007 and the list usually fills up around that time when the Spring NAS 162 classes finish. It is good that you are working on the application now but the transcript review can take a while.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
  6. by   xt1
    I've seen some Accelerated BSN programs that take only 12 months to complete. If I had a BA already that's what I'd do... the sooner I can get out the better.
  7. by   edsdcs
    rn for sure