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Hi! I've been an LVN since 2010 and its time to become an RN! has anyone heard of the bridge program offered at Carrington college in sac? Is it better to go the longer route and attend sac state, get the prerequisites done, and then apply for their program? Any advice is really appreciated!! :)

vintagemother

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

I'm a student at sac state. I have friends who are going to go to carington.

Carington will take you less time.

Carrington costs more. (40k or more for bridge and RN program)

Bridge program is 16 months part time. Then rn portion takes 8 months.

Sac state is cheaper (3500 per semester * at least 4 semesters if you're prereqs are done) but the schedule is full time which interferes with work. But you can get financial aid surplus refunded to you.

Sac state doesn't offer a bridge-unless you're doing the 30 unit option, which has limitations- doesn't transfer to other states.

I chose to finish my preeeqs at sac state because I only have 1 semester left. (I did the others prior to attending Lvn school)

HTH!

Hi! I've been an LVN since 2010 and its time to become an RN! has anyone heard of the bridge program offered at Carrington college in sac? Is it better to go the longer route and attend sac state' date=' get the prerequisites done, and then apply for their program? Any advice is really appreciated!! :)[/quote']

I would talk to an advisor at Carrington.I'm attending Carrington bridge at the Boise campus.the bridge program is costing me around 20,000 and its 12 months. I really like the program. I've never heard of anyone paying 40,000. If you are a Lvn it should only take you a year to get your RN.

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 5 years experience.

Have you looked into Sacramento City College? They offer an LVN to RN "Career Mobility" option that results in a regular ADN and isn't the "30-unit option" program. Your license would just like any other ADN New Grad. Their program is basically a transition course in the summer, then you join the regular program in the Fall, 3rd Semester and you graduate the following Spring. I don't think Carrington offers a BSN program. If you go to Sac State, you'll get a BSN, but you'll have to do the full program, otherwise you'll end up with a very limited "30 unit" RN license. They do not have a dedicated LVN-BSN track other than the full program.

Other ADN programs in the area include American River College and Sierra College. There are a couple others. I do not know if ARC or Sierra offer an LVN to ADN (non 30-unit option) programs. I know for sure that SCC does.

If you're considering going for RN now, I would suggest looking at Sac City now because their LVN-RN Mobility application filing period closes March 15th.

vintagemother

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

ARC and Sierra offer Lvn to RN bridge programs. All of the Community colleges have extensive prereq requirements. There are many options in Sac to bridge.

PS don't forget about university of Pheonix Lvn to RN in modesto!

I have a couple friends in the RN program now at Carrington Sacramento campus, and another friend just finishing up the bridge and starting the RN program next month. I would only suggest doing the bridge if you absolutely don't want to wait to get into those courses at a JC, though I understand how tough it is to get science pre-reqs these days. I know there are some classes apart of the bridge program (it's just to get an Associates in Science degree) that aren't necessarily a pre-req for their RN program. It's a private school, so unless you really do your research that's where they can make some extra dough and you not realize it. I'm also not entirely sure if they let you take only the RN pre-reqs without having to do the whole degree program. Maybe that's where the fluctuation in tuition comes in? The RN itself is 37k, so I'd factor that in as well.

As far as reviews of their RN program, my friends say it can get rather unorganized. We all graduated from the school's LVN program (2013) which was no better, considering that tuition was 40k. I will say that the RN class from that year went in with 20 and finished with 20, as they all busted their butts to make sure no one was left behind.

Do you know if you can use your LVN LPN license from Oregon to get admitted into the RN bridge in the Boise campus? Cause that's what I'm looking into once I finish my LPN here in Oregon. Looking for RN program in 2017 lol yeah it's awhile from now but that's when I will be done with my LPN

varinder16, BSN, RN

Has 1 years experience.

Hi MandieeRN, I am planning to attended Carrington bridge program at Boise campus because it's cheaper than the sacramento campus. Can you please tell me how was your experience? Did you have any trouble with getting CA RN license? Thank you in advance...

varinder16, BSN, RN

Has 1 years experience.

I would talk to an advisor at Carrington.I'm attending Carrington bridge at the Boise campus.the bridge program is costing me around 20,000 and its 12 months. I really like the program. I've never heard of anyone paying 40,000. If you are a Lvn it should only take you a year to get your RN.

Hi MandieeRN, I am planning to attended Carrington bridge program at Boise campus because it's cheaper than the sacramento campus. Can you please tell me how was your experience? Did you have any trouble with getting CA RN license? Thank you in advance...

Can you tell me how much the RN portion costs? I am an LVN now and looking for RN program. I like the fast pace of Concorde.