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LPN to RN or BSN Accelerated Bridge Program

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Hello All,

I have been searching all over the internet as well as asking all instructors I encounter looking for options for my advancement. I need your help PLEASE!

Im almost halfway though my LPN and my goal after LPN Graduation & PN License is to immediately move on to get my BSN. I have not had much luck in my search each school I find had been a dead end for me.

I'm currently living in Bergen County NJ and an willing to commute (within reason) as well as possibly move back to NY but I'd rather not. Molloy in Rockville Center, NY is a great option for me but they are not accepting until Fall 2013, so that means I'm out a complete semester.

I've been told to get my associates and go anywhere from there but I need a ONE YEAR Associates Program.

All suggestions are welcome. I truly appreciate your time, as I am driving myself crazy bc I would like to plan my next step and time is of essence.

Thank you in advance

Nicole

Going BSN route, already have a second degree. Maybe once a year the hospital I work at hires one to two LPNs. The horror stories of LPNs trying to transition over to ADN program's is a pain. Except if I went LPN to RN route I go BSN route. Even though the Accelerated program's where I live have high ratings/review's you can't work within that hear/year 1/2. With getting married and wanting to start a family BSN route is the best option.

However, if you have the ability to take a year off of life devote it to nursing school go the Accelerated route.

Hello All,

I have been searching all over the internet as well as asking all instructors I encounter looking for options for my advancement. I need your help PLEASE!

Im almost halfway though my LPN and my goal after LPN Graduation & PN License is to immediately move on to get my BSN. I have not had much luck in my search each school I find had been a dead end for me.

I'm currently living in Bergen County NJ and an willing to commute (within reason) as well as possibly move back to NY but I'd rather not. Molloy in Rockville Center, NY is a great option for me but they are not accepting until Fall 2013, so that means I'm out a complete semester.

I've been told to get my associates and go anywhere from there but I need a ONE YEAR Associates Program.

All suggestions are welcome. I truly appreciate your time, as I am driving myself crazy bc I would like to plan my next step and time is of essence.

Thank you in advance

Nicole

Check out the college network. They have an LPN to Asn no preqs. And an LPN to BSN. Its all online except your clinicals of course. Check out their website and call them for more info

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Check out the college network. They have an LPN to Asn no preqs. And an LPN to BSN. Its all online except your clinicals of course. Check out their website and call them for more info

TCN is *not* a school. I believe you mean Excelsior College. EC doesn't offer an LVN to BSN program, just LVN to RN. WGU does have an pre-licensure program though.

TCN is *not* a school. I believe you mean Excelsior College. EC doesn't offer an LVN to BSN program, just LVN to RN. WGU does have an pre-licensure program though.

Thank you, I do know that the college "network" is not a school itself, and yes I also know that Excelsior is one of the schools that they use. The college network does have a LPN to BSN program, the school that has it, that I dont know. A representative spoke to my class about what they offer, so that is where I am getting my info. This is also why I wrote that the OP can check out the college networks website, because of course they have the details that I dont.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

Thank you, I do know that the college "network" is not a school itself, and yes I also know that Excelsior is one of the schools that they use. The college network does have a LPN to BSN program, the school that has it, that I dont know. A representative spoke to my class about what they offer, so that is where I am getting my info. This is also why I wrote that the OP can check out the college networks website, because of course they have the details that I dont.

That was a salesperson. He makes commission when you sign on the dotted line for their high interest private (not student) loan. They are not a school. They are nothing more than a publisher. They are no longer affiliated with ISU thanks lawsuits and investigations from AG's and the FTC.

They are a publisher that "offers" to add $10,000 to $20,000 to your costs from the school. They are neither affiliated with, endorsed by nor recommended by Excelsior College. TCN has been sued by EC for false advertising & defaming their name.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Thank you, I do know that the college "network" is not a school itself, and yes I also know that Excelsior is one of the schools that they use. The college network does have a LPN to BSN program, the school that has it, that I dont know. A representative spoke to my class about what they offer, so that is where I am getting my info. This is also why I wrote that the OP can check out the college networks website, because of course they have the details that I dont.

There is no reason to check out TCN. All they do is sell expensive study guides. TCN is also under scrutiny because of their predatory ways. Check out the BBB or the many news articles about them. TCN or any of the similar companies are just in it to make a quick buck. They are not affiliated with any school.

TCN, again, is *not* a school. They cannot grant a degree. They just make sign binding & expensive contracts for study guides. That is it.

That was a salesperson. He makes commission when you sign on the dotted line for their high interest private (not student) loan. They are not a school. They are nothing more than a publisher. They are no longer affiliated with ISU thanks lawsuits and investigations from AG's and the FTC.

They are a publisher that "offers" to add $10,000 to $20,000 to your costs from the school. They are neither affiliated with, endorsed by nor recommended by Excelsior College. TCN has been sued by EC for false advertising & defaming their name.

Oh my goodness! I was just offering info that I had. I'm not an advocate for TCN.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Oh my goodness! I was just offering info that I had. I'm not an advocate for TCN.

And we were clearing up the misinformation.

There is no reason to check out TCN. All they do is sell expensive study guides. TCN is also under scrutiny because of their predatory ways. Check out the BBB or the many news articles about them. TCN or any of the similar companies are just in it to make a quick buck. They are not affiliated with any school.

TCN, again, is *not* a school. They cannot grant a degree. They just make sign binding & expensive contracts for study guides. That is it.

Please dont keep emphasizing to me that TCN is not a school. I know this. Never once did I say they were a school. I personally wouldn't and of course didnt utilize them, but hey that doesn't mean others may not want to take the risk, thats their business. So now, please leave me be in regards to this. Because quite frankly you are wasting your time. I dont care about the college network, Excelsior or WGU.

Thanks

Have a good one :-)

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Please dont keep emphasizing to me that TCN is not a school. I know this. Never once did I say they were a school. I personally wouldn't and of course didnt utilize them, but hey that doesn't mean others may not want to take the risk, thats their business. So now, please leave me be in regards to this. Because quite frankly you are wasting your time. I dont care about the college network, Excelsior or WGU.

Thanks

Have a good one :-)

It is important to clear up any information, not for you but other people on this website. Because from the first post it makes it seem that TCN is a school that can grant degrees, which is false & people need to know that. Especially the OP who is seeking the information.

WookieeRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 3 years experience.

Please dont keep emphasizing to me that TCN is not a school. I know this. Never once did I say they were a school. I personally wouldn't and of course didnt utilize them, but hey that doesn't mean others may not want to take the risk, thats their business. So now, please leave me be in regards to this. Because quite frankly you are wasting your time. I dont care about the college network, Excelsior or WGU.

Thanks

Have a good one :-)

You stated that TCN had an LPN to ASN and an LPN to BSN program, implying that they are a school when in fact they do not, and cannot, offer these programs.

You stated that TCN had an LPN to ASN and an LPN to BSN program, implying that they are a school when in fact they do not, and cannot, offer these programs.

It wasn't meaning to imply that it was a school, that was an error on my part. As I have previously stated. I know they are not. Clearly you people just like to attack people. Have a good day.