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Lpn to ADN alternate status

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by anna halloway anna halloway (New) New Nurse

Hello, 

I was recently placed on an alternate list for my lpn to RN program at a local community college. I'm feeling discouraged, and would like to hear from others. Based off the school's requirements I'm qualified, even with experience. The only thing I could think of as to why I did not technically make it is their lpn program has up to 40 seats and their bridge program also allows up to 20.. That is a huge gap for outsiders to have a chance, given that their lpn get first pick. This is a community college in a somewhat rural area so not that many other schools near there. I'm #1 on the waitlist so that is just one person that decides this may not be the best time to continue on. When I reached out to the school to reserve my spot she was able to tell me that most everyone has responded to accept. It just makes me feel like I'm not good enough and honestly I'm embarrassed because everyone at my work keeps asking if I have heard back. I know it is hard to say if a spot will open up but has anyone been in this position? The schools accepts around 20 and I believe they had around 4 alternates. At this point it is just a waiting game and I feel like IV been pushed under the rug. Ahh

Don't feel discouraged! I have been rejected from a program and it was heartbreaking but I applied to a different program and am hoping to get in this time. Unfortunately, LPN to ADN programs are competitive just like a regular ADN program. Your time will come soon! 

On 9/21/2020 at 11:07 AM, anna halloway said:

Hello, 

I was recently placed on an alternate list for my lpn to RN program at a local community college. I'm feeling discouraged, and would like to hear from others. Based off the school's requirements I'm qualified, even with experience. The only thing I could think of as to why I did not technically make it is their lpn program has up to 40 seats and their bridge program also allows up to 20.. That is a huge gap for outsiders to have a chance, given that their lpn get first pick. This is a community college in a somewhat rural area so not that many other schools near there. I'm #1 on the waitlist so that is just one person that decides this may not be the best time to continue on. When I reached out to the school to reserve my spot she was able to tell me that most everyone has responded to accept. It just makes me feel like I'm not good enough and honestly I'm embarrassed because everyone at my work keeps asking if I have heard back. I know it is hard to say if a spot will open up but has anyone been in this position? The schools accepts around 20 and I believe they had around 4 alternates. At this point it is just a waiting game and I feel like IV been pushed under the rug. Ahh

Why don't you try lvn to BSN programs? As for your case usually ADN applicants get first priority.

#NurseNicole, LPN

Has 10 years experience.

I’ve never heard of legitimate Lpn-BSN programs?  Not saying there aren’t any. I’m just curious?? That would be excellent. Unless you mean starting from scratch, perhaps? 

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

On 9/21/2020 at 2:07 PM, anna halloway said:

Hello, 

I was recently placed on an alternate list for my lpn to RN program at a local community college. I'm feeling discouraged, and would like to hear from others. Based off the school's requirements I'm qualified, even with experience. The only thing I could think of as to why I did not technically make it is their lpn program has up to 40 seats and their bridge program also allows up to 20.. That is a huge gap for outsiders to have a chance, given that their lpn get first pick. This is a community college in a somewhat rural area so not that many other schools near there. I'm #1 on the waitlist so that is just one person that decides this may not be the best time to continue on. When I reached out to the school to reserve my spot she was able to tell me that most everyone has responded to accept. It just makes me feel like I'm not good enough and honestly I'm embarrassed because everyone at my work keeps asking if I have heard back. I know it is hard to say if a spot will open up but has anyone been in this position? The schools accepts around 20 and I believe they had around 4 alternates. At this point it is just a waiting game and I feel like IV been pushed under the rug. Ahh

This sounds nearly identical to a program I tried to get into, with the exception that they wouldn’t even give me an application. Ironically, I selected another school and passed my NCLEX before their bridge program even ended. Strangely enough, they still had 14 EMPTY seats at the time of my licensure.  That was over 10 years ago in rural-town Georgia, and I’ll never forget it.