I'm looking for support/advise/chatting for those of you going from LPN/LVN to RN through JR. Colleges, and who have been practicing as a LPN/LVN for more than 5 years.
I have been hitting road block after another. It happens every time I start at a new college. Distance nursing programs are just too expensive for me to finance. Many do not take my already obtained classes. Locally there has been a university that opened an LPN/LVN to BRN program, but again it very pricy. I almost want to start all over.
I have been trying to get into a program for years. Taken what classes they required to find they have added more. Taken those too and found out now I have to take a NET test. I crack under timed pressure tests and need to use a calculator, which are not allowed. I've taken the test 4 times in two years. Did not make the required score. Took an at home test of the same material, timed. Passed it. But I can't "pass" the NET. But once I pass the NET, I'm required to take the NCLEX PN.I'm already a practicing LPN since 1989.I don't understand the logic. Both tests have expiration dates. NET is good only for one year, and NCLEX PN is only good for 6 months.
I was required to take the pharmacology again since it had been more than 2 years since the last class was taken. I received an "A" in that class back then. SO now I have to re-take the course again before applying.
I'm afraid once I get here those tests I took will have expired as well as the other course work I did. There is another LPN I work with who has almost the same story.
What the H @#$ am I doing wrong?Suggestions???
(Stressed out LPN)