Dear California. We're still here. Love, LPN's - Future (ISU) BSN RN's.
To Non ISU or ISU students,
i would love to have an open discussion about this program. Feel free to reply with any and all thoughts (not just Cali thoughts)!
I am so curious... why it is exactly that California does not endorse ISU's RN bridge program for LPNs? What is it about distance learning that bothers their Board? Or is it simply clinical competition ? I just read another forum discussion about California Board is Nursing not being happy with the competition for clinical seats that ISU students presented so they pulled away from their contract at the last minute. To that, I can only say... "really..?" Am I alone in thinking this is all a bit harsh? I'm open to contrary opinion. Help some of us understand why ISU and it's 50 accepted online grads a semester doesn't quite make a California cut?
ISU seems like a great program. I am not a student (yet) but being happy that they did away with their College Network affiliation I have since applied. And it took me a long time to do this. (I'm one of those "picky" ones you love to hate, but can always make you laugh. Most days). But going back to Cali. I actually thought about moving to be closer to my family there but I can't find any good online options for someone who has to work and go to school. So here I am, in one of the approved states. Applying. And hoping. And thankful there is a program like this out there
Anyway. I'm willing to admit I'm wrong here but in my honest opinion, Cali should perhaps consider that ISU is the only program in this country willing to take the online leap for LPNs willing to do the hard work of a BSN pursuit - a majority of its theory online (except for the all too evident struggle for offline Clinical seats). So
this is no easy feat by any means. Perhaps this reflects the high ambition of LPNs out there with families, single moms, and sky rocket cost of livings. Who can't seem to work around campus life with full time job or mom life. We don't apply to these programs blindly. We know what it takes to succeed and we're willing to work for it.
Even if no one replies or reads this ridiculous novel I am simply ok just writing this. but I would love to hear from you and I wonder who is as thannfjk
as I for a program like this. As an LPN I appreciate what ISU and the Indiana state board of nursing is doing for us around the country. And in my perhaps all too honest opinion on behalf of all great nurses everywhere (including RNs because they matter too!)...
Dear California BON,
you're wonderful but you are missing out on some great nurses. So don't be sorry to us. We're sorry. California nurses are wonderful in their own right, as they are everywhere, but LPNs everywhere deserve a chance to continue their education in your state. Not just the (almost) 49 other ones ISU has approval in. We applaud ISU. Hopefully we can applaud you too one day.
LPNs. Future (ISU) BSN's
I'm a resident of Virginia but much of my family is in California... I love it there and would love to practice there as an RN someday. Sadly that's not today. Maybe someday. Until then, I'll hope for the best and bloom where I'm planted.
I'm applying for the ISU program for 2019 and taking some time to work and save. Would love to hear back from anyone in their journey!
Thanks for the info! Do you or does anyone here think Cali will ever accept ISU grads from this program again?
And I totally agree. Doesn't make any sense at all since like, you said, those LVNs were future CA RNs contributing to CA "population's need for healthcare." Ironic. And short sighted.
I'm so glad ISU instructors flew over there to help these Cali clinical students finish up back then though.
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