CSN: LPN to RN Bridge Program

  1. Hello nurses and future nurses!

    I'm hoping one of you can help me out! I'm taking the NCLEX-PN, under the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, in august, but I'm already thinking about the future.

    Since I've recently relocated from California to Las Vegas, I've been looking online for local LPN/LVN to RN bridge programs. So far, I've looked at the College of Southern Nevada website (http://sites.csn.edu/health/nursing/...eet-spring.pdf), and I have three questions.

    Firstly, it says that I must be currently licensed as a Practical Nurse in Nevada to be a qualified applicant. Would that exclude me since I would be a licensed Vocational Nurse in California? Are out of state LPNs/LVNs restricted?

    Secondly, it says that several general educational requirements can be taken during the program, including microbiology. To those already in the bridge program, is that advisable on top of the normal workload of the program? Would I likely be overwhelmed?

    Thirdly, I also read that the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Comission, Inc. and the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Would that allow or restrict me in any way when I become an RN if I choose to work in California?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions!
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