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Lpn to Rn online?

I am from MS and I hope to get all my pre-reqs out of the way for the RN program before starting the LPN program. I am wondering what is a good credited school for RN to LPN online? How do I check if my state will allow me to use the online program to be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN? I wouldn't want to waste money and time on a online program when I wouldn't be able to take the test and go to work asap because my state doesn't recognize it. Thankyou for advice.:wink2:

The only straight to RN online program is Excelsior, and you MUST check with your BON as to whether they are accepted. Otherwise, it's Indiana State U, to BSN.

I have seen some other LPN to RN programs online besides Excelsior, but I don't remember the names of the school. You might have to do a google search to find them. Also, you might need to check the MS State Board of Nursing to verify if you could take the NCLEX.

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

this drives me nuts....excelsior is not online......

this drives me nuts....excelsior is not online......

it's a meaningless distinctin, imo.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

Info Lit was online, right? :D Hee!

this drives me nuts....excelsior is not online......

huh...???? :confused: the last time that i spoke to an advisor at Excelsior, she specifically referred to their program as an "online" program. the only thing that is not online are the clinicals that you have to travel out of state for.

I thought Excelsior was an online program, I would like to be informed if it is not. I will not waste my time with it. I called my BON of MS and they do accept Excelsior to sit for the NCLEX. I am looking for a program to take ONLINE. Going to the clinicals out of state will not be a problem, I have more than enough $$ to take care of that. I want to be a RN to help people not because of the $$-I don't need it. Thanks for being rude, I will research everything myself. Some people are good people and just some are not. Whatever life goes on.

I thought Excelsior was an online program, I would like to be informed if it is not. I will not waste my time with it. I called my BON of MS and they do accept Excelsior to sit for the NCLEX. I am looking for a program to take ONLINE. Going to the clinicals out of state will not be a problem, I have more than enough $$ to take care of that.

Yeah, it is online. Just call and talk to the advisors at Excelsior for yourself and don't listen to folks that don't know what they are talking about. The program is all online and you have to travel out of state for the clinicals, and you might have to travel within your state for the proctored exams. Some of the proctored areas would be a Sylvan learning center. Anyway, Excelsior is not a cheap school so you will need some form of financial aid if you aren't willing to pay out of your pocket.

Hi. I'm new to All Nurses. I'm interested in TCN has any one taken this route to their RN and how was it? I'm in Florida and I need to make a decision this week. Help:yawn:

Guys, txspadequeen gets annoyed when is is referred to as an "online" program instead of a "distance learning" program. That's all her comment means.

:)

Hi. I'm new to All Nurses. I'm interested in TCN has any one taken this route to their RN and how was it? I'm in Florida and I need to make a decision this week. Help:yawn:

TCN is a publishing program what puts out guides for Excelsior. They have NO CONNECTION to Excelsior, and you do NOT need to sign with them to go to Excelsior.

http://www.excelsior.edu

And I just graduated from Excelsior, as have many others here.

KellyCCRN

Specializes in Critical Care, Acute Dialysis. Has 5 years experience.

I thought Excelsior was an online program, I would like to be informed if it is not. I will not waste my time with it. I called my BON of MS and they do accept Excelsior to sit for the NCLEX. I am looking for a program to take ONLINE. Going to the clinicals out of state will not be a problem, I have more than enough $$ to take care of that. I want to be a RN to help people not because of the $$-I don't need it. Thanks for being rude, I will research everything myself. Some people are good people and just some are not. Whatever life goes on.

I don't believe that anyone was trying to be rude. To clarify EC is not an online program it is considered distance learning. You do not "attend" class online or have assignments it is a self study test based program. You study the required material, then pay the fee to take the tests. EC is definitely not a waste of time but it is not for everyone.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

Yeah, it is online. Just call and talk to the advisors at Excelsior for yourself and don't listen to folks that don't know what they are talking about. The program is all online and you have to travel out of state for the clinicals, and you might have to travel within your state for the proctored exams. Some of the proctored areas would be a Sylvan learning center. Anyway, Excelsior is not a cheap school so you will need some form of financial aid if you aren't willing to pay out of your pocket.

Txspadequeen is actually an Excelsior College student who is nearly finished, so she really does know what she's talking about. What she was referring to is the distinction that EC is distance learning, not truly online -- at least for the Associates degree portion of EC's program. "Online" is a misnomer in this case, and one that annoys our dear txspadequeen to no end. :D

Just a little more info for you: the exams are taken at Pearson Professional Centers (http://www.pearsonvue.com), not Sylvan (I believe it used to be Sylvan a few years ago). The clinical exam sites are at various hospitals in Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, and Texas.

I found EC's costs to be very reasonable ... especially now that I'm looking at RN-BSN programs! ;) Many people do EC's program in a pay-as-you-go manner and avoid student loans.

I don't believe that anyone was trying to be rude. To clarify EC is not an online program it is considered distance learning. You do not "attend" class online or have assignments it is a self study test based program. You study the required material, then pay the fee to take the tests. EC is definitely not a waste of time but it is not for everyone.

Well, if you want to get all technical about it a self-study based program would be considered "Independent Study" and not distance learning. I mean come on folks, we know that everyone considers any program that is done mainly through the internet as an "online program". Her statement did come across as rude. It is not always what you say, it is HOW you say it. Besides, why would anyone waste time trying to make the distinction anyway? Excelsior is still considered and referenced by most people as an online program. That is like saying, "Is it potato or patata?" LOL It is just senseless to argue about that.

Raggedy Ann

Specializes in Med surg and Psych. Has 9 years experience.

She really has never appeared rude to me. It is just one of her pet peeves per say. We all have those quirks where we sometimes have to get on our soap boxes. LOL! She is an asset here,as she is another one of the seasoned posters, and can be very helpful should you need to call on her. She does know her stuff, and she is from Texas...how bad could she be? LOL...Had to say that since I am too. Traci

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

Besides, why would anyone waste time trying to make the distinction anyway? Excelsior is still considered and referenced by most people as an online program.

Parts of the EC's programs ARE online -- many of the BSN and MSN classes, for example. But when someone is asking about program specifics, I think it's important to make the distinction so that people have a better idea of what they're getting into. Distance learning is much more independent and lacks the structure/direction/interaction of actual online classes, and some people aren't suited to it.

Personally, I enjoyed the distance learning format very much. We'll see how I do with the actual online format when I return to school. :)

Personally, I enjoyed the distance learning format very much. We'll see how I do with the actual online format when I return to school. :)

I've always enjoyed the online program formats, because there are due dates and they move you along quickly throughout the course. You have to be really disciplined to do a Independent study course. If you aren't the type to procrastinate on things, Independent study is the way to go.

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

well i guess i have been away for too long ... how could i have missed so much....

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

well i do know what i am talking about. i am a ec student waiting on the cpne. you study at home for your test and then go take them at person vue..its just that simple. there is no classes online ..there is no online student teacher interaction with the exception of the epn... please explain to me people what is online about this program...and yes this is my huge pet peeve . i did not mean to offend anyone with my statement just merely making a fast point because i was walking out the door for my 16 hour shift.

yeah, it is online. just call and talk to the advisors at excelsior for yourself and don't listen to folks that don't know what they are talking about. the program is all online and you have to travel out of state for the clinicals, and you might have to travel within your state for the proctored exams. some of the proctored areas would be a sylvan learning center. anyway, excelsior is not a cheap school so you will need some form of financial aid if you aren't willing to pay out of your pocket.
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