LVN to RN bridge VS 30 unit option (california)

Nurses LPN/LVN


Hello everyone I am starting LVN school July 18 and I am so excited! My old career was in a very unrewarding field in the computer/corporate world (no offense to anyone as this is based on my personal experience). Luckily I was laid off and now I am finally going to do something that makes me feel good as a person for a change :) This has been something I have been wanting to do for a very long time. My mom is a nurse and I have been witnessing first hand how she takes care of people all my life. So I guess its my turn now. Ya I know this sounds cheesey but hey :p

Although I am going to be an LVN, my goal is to become a full fledged RN via the LVN to RN bridge program. Ya I know I should go straight for my ADN but I already made my decision :sofahider (Personal reasons etc etc). I have heard recently about a 30 unit option available in California. What is the difference between the LVN to RN bridge and the 30 unit option? How long does it take to complete the LVN to RN bridge as opposed to the 30 unit option? What are the differnences in requirements between these two paths?

I must admit I am a bit nervous and a little scared being a guy in a mostly female dominated field. :bowingpur

Nice to meet everyone and hope to hear from you all soon!

PsidoodLVN :smiley_ab

no er holds

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Welcome aboard!

I went the same route you are pursuing and it is tough! The 30-unit option doesn't give you the ADN, your RN may not be recognized out of California, and you still get stuck doing all the pre-reqs for the RN, not to mention getting the BSN. My belief is that the 30-unit option should be done away with altogether. Talk to a school counselor at a local community college.

I'm an LVN in an ER, working full-time. I'm also in the middle of finishing pre-reqs for the RN program with the goal of getting my BSN soon after. I'd just like to know if I'm the only nutcase out there that is taking advanced science courses with lab components during summer school. Talk about feeling overwhelmed :o I work 3 12-hr shifts back to back to back, am in school for lecture and lab 4 days per week (and two of those days I work), have a family and a mortgage. I just hope this will all be worth it in the end :crying2:

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