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LPN to BSN route?

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I am actually scheduled to attend Jefferson's ASN program in the spring of 2010 however, I'm extremely eager and would absolutely love to start as soon as possible. I was hoping for some advice if it would be wise to start out as an LPN then go to BSN having the experience and knowledge to make it a bit easier, or if I should be patient and wait to do the 2 year ASN followed by another 2 year BSN program.

Also, wouldn't going from LPN to BSN be a bit shorter?

Yours Truly

Confused:o

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Hi,

I got my LPN first and worked as a nurse while I was getting my ADN. I did that before my BSN because the pay rate is $15 an hour more as a RN for basically the same job I was doing as a LPN. I'm now doing my BSN which I'm completing in a year +1 semester. With whatever route you chose I'd definitely try to squeeze in as many gen eds as possible toward your BSN while in nursing school. I did every summer and added an easy class to most semesters. Good luck.

josinda421

Specializes in Geriatrics.

Hi,

I got my LPN first and worked as a nurse while I was getting my ADN. I did that before my BSN because the pay rate is $15 an hour more as a RN for basically the same job I was doing as a LPN. I'm now doing my BSN which I'm completing in a year +1 semester. With whatever route you chose I'd definitely try to squeeze in as many gen eds as possible toward your BSN while in nursing school. I did every summer and added an easy class to most semesters. Good luck.

where did you go to get your ADN an BSN

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

My goal is to do the same. I'll be doing my LPN first then I'll be going for my BSN.

cjcsoon2bnp, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Nursing.

If its possible to go from LPN to BSN then by all means do it to streamline the process but I actually haven't heard of a program that goes from LPN to BSN. I have heard of LPN to ADN and then doing ADN to BSN, but I've never heard of LPN to BSN. If anyone else has any information about a LPN to BSN program I would be interested in reading about it.

!Chris :specs:

DNP54

Specializes in M/S, US Army, Hospital Registry. Has 17 years experience.

LPN to BSN is offered at Indiana State University (Terre Haute) at www.indstate.edu thru distance education. The gen eds are all completed via CLEP, Excelsior College and DANTES testing, and then thru the school directly with study guides marketed by the College Network. They will try and upsell you, so contact the school first. There are only 6 or 7 that you have to get from TCN and the rest you can get on ebay, thru CLEP or DANTES (www.collegeboard.com) or Excelsior directly. ISU allows you to challenge all the way up thru Nursing 208 (about 10 Credit hours) because your are an LPN, and if I am not mistaken, they offer the same to military medics and RT's that want to convert to RN-BSN. The clinicals are completed locally thru precepting agreements with local hospitals, and the rest of the curriculum is completed online via blackboard courses (their version of distance learning.) You log on and 'go to class' with professor that checks your work, gives tests and leads discussions. Check it out. California has its own special program that is offered thru ISU, but I couldn't tell ya what the differences are. It's about as pricey as a residential program, but you can save alot of time and money with the testing. The best part is that you start the corps program as a Jr. but you MUST do the foot work first and complete the tests/gen ed requirements. Good luck with that...that's what I'm doing.

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

If its possible to go from LPN to BSN then by all means do it to streamline the process but I actually haven't heard of a program that goes from LPN to BSN. I have heard of LPN to ADN and then doing ADN to BSN, but I've never heard of LPN to BSN. If anyone else has any information about a LPN to BSN program I would be interested in reading about it.

!Chris :specs:

York College in Pennsylvania used to have a LPN to BSN program and it sounded pretty good. They were willing to take a ton of CLEP credits etc.

cjcsoon2bnp, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Nursing.

That's really interesting. Thanks for the updates everyone.

!Chris :specs:

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