I failed out of the BSN program with one semester left.

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I failed out of the BSN program at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with 1 semester left till graduation. Does anyone know of any programs or options out there that don't require you to start over? I am 38 years old with 2 busy teenagers and and a wealth of student loan debt and I can't start over at this point. Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

6 Articles; 11,430 Posts

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.

Very unlikely that any school will accept nursing classes from another school. The state BON sets what must be covered; the schools can arrange the curriculum as they choose. I've seen students post about med/surg 1/2/3. I never had med/surg split into multiple courses. How would another school know that my one med/surg course covered everything in their 3?

Are you completely out of the program or do you have the option to repeat the course? If you can repeat, that would be much better than starting over, which is what your future course would most likely involve.

tsmack78

6 Posts

I can't repeat. Was thinking of trying to get a LPN school to look at my transcripts and maybe take a few of the LPN courses and then sit for the LPN boards. Then do an online bridge program.

pixiestudent2

993 Posts

I can't repeat. Was thinking of trying to get a LPN school to look at my transcripts and maybe take a few of the LPN courses and then sit for the LPN boards. Then do an online bridge program.

Kaplan will do this for LPN... They are a unaccredited for profit that's really expensive

BSN16

389 Posts

Specializes in ICU, trauma.
I can't repeat. Was thinking of trying to get a LPN school to look at my transcripts and maybe take a few of the LPN courses and then sit for the LPN boards. Then do an online bridge program.

Are there other BSN programs in your area? I had a classmate transfer in his jr year because his nursing school lost its accreditation

NurseNHowell

93 Posts

I can't repeat. Was thinking of trying to get a LPN school to look at my transcripts and maybe take a few of the LPN courses and then sit for the LPN boards. Then do an online bridge program.

From my understanding you do not need to do any LPN course work. You are fully eligible to sit for the LPN boards. Here in Cali we are LVN and I know I looked into the fact that I have quite a bit of experience so I am eligible to petition to sit for my RN boards... I would never have a nursing degree like ASN/BSN but when researching it I saw that at least here in Cali you are eligible to petition to sit for the LPN/LVN if you are in your end portion of the RN.

If you don't mind my asking, why aren't you eligible to repeat?

I know I have heard of a couple students going to other RN schools and doing placement testing to jump in midway through their RN program but it all depends on why you were dropped and the type of school.

NurseNHowell

93 Posts

Very unlikely that any school will accept nursing classes from another school. The state BON sets what must be covered; the schools can arrange the curriculum as they choose. I've seen students post about med/surg 1/2/3. I never had med/surg split into multiple courses. How would another school know that my one med/surg course covered everything in their 3?

you have to supply them with your syllabus and course outline/catalog which gives a full description. Here in Cali the schools do not have the choice to arrange how they see fit. They have to have every single thing approved and even simple little changes like our school splitting 9hr theory day into two separate 4.5hr days had to be approved. Every where I have ever looked at nursing school they have to have their curriculum plan approved. We had med/surg 1/2/3 but it was more like med/surg 1, advanced med/surg (2), then critical care (3).

but yes it is difficult to find a school to allow you to transfer courses. Usually they have placement testing just like a LPN->RN bridge student would be required

Alex_RN, BSN

333 Posts

Has 8 years experience.

I am in a different part of the country but I see that people from my accelerated, for-profit BSN program who did not graduate seemed to quickly become LVNs. They then started LVN to RN programs.

tsmack78

6 Posts

I failed the same class twice. The first go around I did not study very good and failed. Then the second time I had some family issues and scored low on two test.

tsmack78

6 Posts

Thanks for the info. I am still exploring my options and will continue till something comes through.

Buyer beware, BSN

1,137 Posts

Specializes in GENERAL. Has 40 years experience.
Kaplan will do this for LPN... They are a unaccredited for profit that's really expensive

Could you explain this comment? It seems to be touting logical inconsistentcies. Why would an an unaccredited for-profit, expensive program be an option for this person. Unless I'm missing the sarcasm or a subtle irony, I remain somewhat confused.

Raquel77

5 Posts

I am confused about the Kaplan post as well. Makes no sense what-so-ever!