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LPN to RN or BSN programs?

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by nzgal nzgal (New Member) New Member Nurse Student

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  Hey everyone!

                          I am an experienced LPN who recently moved from Minneapolis down to Houston with my husband for his job. It is time to go back to school and either get my ADN and finish up my BSN online, OR go straight for the BSN program. However I am noticing that nursing school down here is just as competitive as it is in MN. I am looking at either applying at Lone Star College as I live up in the Spring area OR paying an ungodly amount and going to Chamberlain college. If I go private my loans will be well over $100,000 and I cannot imagine ever paying that back in a reasonable time. How long are the wait lists down here at the technical colleges? In MN you could be waiting a couple of years to get into the ADN program through a cheaper school. I need some advice/assistance from what ya'll are noticing. Thanks soo much for all of your help!

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Usually people are wait listed based on merit - meaning the top however many people get in and then those who didn't get slots are wait listed in order of qualification. Generally then the wait list starts over every semester, so the "length" of the wait list doesn't matter very much. Your position on it and odds of getting in do. Only the individual schools can answer the wait list question, including what makes you a top candidate likely to get in on the first try.

Take a look at the local community colleges for an LVN to RN bridge program or look at some of the online schools that aren't as expensive as Chamberlain. $100K is ridiculous for a nursing degree. You'll be retired before you ever pay that back. WGU is way cheaper. A community college even cheaper still.

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Thank you so much for your help! I'm currently looking at Lone Star College as I will be living in the Spring area. I appreciate all of your input!

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