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by pupsnpaws pupsnpaws (Member) Member

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Can anyone explain how the Lpn to Rn Fast track works? It looks to me that you still have to have the same amount of college credits. Is the difference that by having your Lpn license you are more apt to be accepted into the program? Plus any feedback on on-line course???? Good/bad/too hard to find someplace local for the clinical part????

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what state are you from. it varies. like california only has ONE approved online program.. and im looking into that one... im not sure about other states... but for the most part if you have LVN you still need all the prereqs to get into a traditional RN program.. u just start as a 2nd year RN student.. ^^

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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I'd check with local community colleges. Mine was a mini-mester bridge class and then I joined the RN students for their last two semesters. Short and sweet!

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KimmieKoo72 specializes in Acute Rehab, LTC.

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Every college is different with how they work their LPN-RN programs. But being an LPN does give you an advantage, I think. You already have some clinical experience behind you, and some schooling. It's giving me the opporitunity that I should have done from the very begining!!!!

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You need to check with the schools you are considering, as each runs their program their way despite using terminology that is common. "Fast track", "bridge", "advanced placement", can all mean something different, or something almost identical, depending upon which schools you are comparing. The LPN to RN bridge program typically will give the LPN credit for certain courses and entry at a higher level. Depending on space availability, they may have no wait, or a wait that is shorter than regular entry. The biggest advantage is that, although one still needs the pre and co requisite courses, one does not have to compete with everyone else to enter the program. As for distance programs that may or may not have online components, you need to do the same research. There are numerous threads and posts on the ISU LPN to RN program, and the EC program on this site that you can read to get an idea of which is best for you. These are the two programs that are discussed most often for LPN/LVN to RN. You need to look over your options and pick what you think will be right for you. Good luck with your decision.

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I am definately going the LPN-RN route for the following reasons:

1) 3 semesters vs. 5

2) "work experience" as nurse upon graduating from RN program

3) excellent clinical experience and skills

4) self confidence in NS

Just my opinion.

Good luck to all.

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