LPN to RN Bridge Program

  1. I just wanted to sing the praises of Darton College in Albany, Ga.'s Bridge Program. I graduated Dec.'08 and will sit for boards on 3/12/09. I found the whole experience rewarding. The instructors really want you to succeed and are always encouraging and available.
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    About bish1234

    Joined: May '05; Posts: 8
    RN; from US
    Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg


  3. by   Blessed2009
    Congratulations on your success! Was the program hard to get in for traditional students? How was the GPA calculated and what did you have to score on the NLN test?
  4. by   sspwhitaker
    Congratulations!!! I wish you well. Thank you for the warm words about Darton College. I will be applying to Darton College's Healthcare Bridge program. I just received my application in the mail. The application states that I have to take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam. How is the test? Can you give me any pointers?Or advice.
  5. by   Blessed2009

    Do you live in the Albany area? How is the job market for nursing homes? Is it hard to find a job in the area while in nursing school?
  6. by   sspwhitaker
    Im sorry I dont live in Albany. I dont live in Georgia. My Dad lives there. It's his home. He was raised there. I am thinking about relocating there temporarily. My Dad has been ill. Not terminal, He needs someone to look after him for a while. He referred me to Darton College. As far as work, Im not sure. If I decide to relocate I will transfer. I work for a VA Hospital. I would try to transfer to one of the bases they have there.
  7. by   2brn09
    This is good to know, I will be taking the HESI exam in July for the mobility (LPN-RN) program. I am also studying for excelsior college nursing program. The mobility program begins in Oct. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2009.
    I love the campus and i've spoken with some of the current nursing students. They are singing praises as well.
  8. by   GaMommy81
    Does anyone know if you apply for Fall 2009 at Darton and the Summer 2009 ADN class does not fill up if students have the opportunity to start in the Summer 2009? Just curious. Thanks for the info.
  9. by   2brn09
    I"ve been told that you can only apply to one or the other. Since the Summer deadline was Mar 15, and Fall is Apr 15, you may not be able to get into summer. Now if you have taken the HESI, they may allow exceptions. You should call the nursing program at Darton. 229-317-6740. This may be the admission ofc. I wish you well and hope to see you there. That's if I don't complete the Excelsior prog. by Oct 09.