How long are schooling programs? For instance, my LPN program takes 18mos. Then, how long is the Excelsior LPN->RN program ? Then, how long does it take to go RN.>>BSN (I could do it at Excelsior, but I might go back to FSU for it...but anyway), then how long to do BSN>>MSN (from my research, seems 2-3yrs). Also how FAR in ADVANCE should one begin looking into the "next step" programs. Like, while your still in your LPN program, how far ahead should you apply to the RN program (and so on--like is there a general rule of thumb)?