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Hi! I'm new to the forum. I am in a real pickle.

I am just beginning to work on pre-reqs for a nursing program but looking at my options. I've been researching and it looks like the LPN to RN route might be the best option for me. So my question...

I've looked at PCC but 100 out of 800 accepted on a lottery seems very overwhelming. Clark has a great program but there are a lot of pre-reqs and the program is very competetive. I'm looking at Pioneer Pacific. They have a new LPN program and have said that if I am not accepted I can go into the MA program then have first priority in applying towards the LPN program. Is this a scam or a feasible way to get in? I will pay the extra money if I can be guaranteed entrance. They have also told me that they currently have students who are in RN programs after completing their LPN there.

I saw that Concorde and Apollo also have initial approval from the state on their LPN programs but haven't heard great things about these colleges.

Why is it so hard to get into nursing school when there is such a shortage?

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Hi! I'm new to the forum. I am in a real pickle.

I am just beginning to work on pre-reqs for a nursing program but looking at my options. I've been researching and it looks like the LPN to RN route might be the best option for me. So my question...

I've looked at PCC but 100 out of 800 accepted on a lottery seems very overwhelming. Clark has a great program but there are a lot of pre-reqs and the program is very competetive. I'm looking at Pioneer Pacific. They have a new LPN program and have said that if I am not accepted I can go into the MA program then have first priority in applying towards the LPN program. Is this a scam or a feasible way to get in? I will pay the extra money if I can be guaranteed entrance. They have also told me that they currently have students who are in RN programs after completing their LPN there.

I saw that Concorde and Apollo also have initial approval from the state on their LPN programs but haven't heard great things about these colleges.

Why is it so hard to get into nursing school when there is such a shortage?

Well for a lot of reasons...one being there's generally a shortage of nursing instructors as well.

But....back to your planning. Be very careful that you are aware of what coursework will transfer from Pioneer Pacific and the like to an ADN RN Program. I know that at least down here, LCC won't accept transferred coursework from PP because they're not accredited in the same way. I just know this because I've had LPN's in my A&P classes trying to do their preregs over again.

Best of luck!!!

Peace,

Cathie

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Thank you for your response!

I checked w/ PP. They do have a few online programs that accept their credits. I think I will take the pre-reqs at a Community college just as a back up. It's good experience in any case.

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I worked in the advising and counseling office at PCC Sylvania and have seen first-hand the problems if you are not careful with classes!

Most colleges and universities will not allow transfer of credit from schools that are not REGIONALLY accredited. If the school is nationally accredited, chances are, they are not going to transfer and you will have to redo them! Be wary of these school's advisors who gloss over any questions you have regarding this!!

Also...be sure to take into account whether the school is a term or semester school. It can affect your credits, leaving you short .33 credits. Example.. PCC offers an A&P class as 4 credits...a semester school will take those credits and multiply by .668 or something like that to arrive at a switch between term/quarter and semester credits. You may have to take another class to fill the gap.

Hope this helps :)

Angelica

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