LPN to RN online

  1. Hi,
    Can anyone recommend a good on-line college for someone who is an LPN and wants to work towards the RN? I have just heard about this and I'm very interested. Thanks.
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    About PiperLPN

    Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 90; Likes: 10
    Nurse; from US
    Specialty: LTC


  3. by   TheCommuter
    Excelsior College offers an LPN-to-RN associate's degree program that is distance-based. Indiana State University offers an LPN-to-RN bachelor's degree program that is also distance-based. Deaconess is another distance program that offers an LPN-to-RN program.

    Beware of institutions such as the College Network and RUE. The College Network and RUE are nothing more than overpriced publishing companies that sell materials that will eventually lead to a degree from Excelsior or Indiana State. You can complete the degree without ever needing to go through a publishing company. Good luck!
  4. by   PiperLPN
    Thanks, "TheCommuter". Are you thinking about doing it? ec
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from ElenaStudent
    Thanks, "TheCommuter". Are you thinking about doing it? ec
    I am not going to take this route for several reasons.

    First of all, I am originally from California. A degree from Excelsior College is not accepted by the California board of registered nursing, which would be bad news if I ever wanted or needed to return to my home state.

    Secondly, these distance nursing programs tend to be very expensive. I'll attempt to gain acceptance into an affordable LVN-to-RN program at one of the local community colleges.

    Finally, I am the type of student who learns best kinesthetically and visually. I need to be in a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. I am not good at conjuring up the motivation to teach myself a new subject independently with no help from instructors or classmates.