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LVN with AS degree, how do I transition to RN

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by wbishop49 wbishop49 (New Member) New Member Nurse

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I'm having trouble finding an answer, hoping someone can help.  I was an LVN for 8 years, but left nursing several years ago. In the meantime, I received my AS degree in 2014.  I am planning on doing a LVN re-entry program, but was wondering what I would have to do to transition to an ADN? I have all required classes, but three.  Has anyone been through this situation or know how to do this? Thanks!

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not.done.yet is a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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An LVN to RN or LVN to BSN program is going to be your best bet.

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Take the three remaining courses and apply to RN programs. 

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If I apply to an RN program does that mean another year or two of nursing school?

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Look at the program requirements on the nursing school website links for each of the schools you are interested in.  You can figure out yourself where you stand.  Some of those AS courses should transfer for your degree, so that will save you some time and money, but if you are missing any of the prerequisites, corequisites, or other courses required for graduation, yes, of course, that is going to add to the time you need to be in school.  You really need to call a nursing school office and arrange for an appointment with the nursing advisor.  They will ask you to bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts with you so that they can evaluate your standing.  An ASN program is roughly two years but that does not include, (usually), the prerequisites needed to apply, so you can look at about three years give or take.  Get with an advisor so they can point this out to you with specifics.

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not.done.yet is a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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It all depends on whether your all of current credits will transfer in. Only the school you want to attend can answer that. You may have to repeat any math and science courses that are over five years old.

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