Quote from iluvpatho
.... doing the whole LPN to RN program when you could probably finish your BSN in the same amount of time or even faster. Just my
Well, I have heard by so many people from what you mentioned here and been asked why I don't do RN or even BSN when I already have few degrees in hands. And as for me, there is not much difference from ADN to LPN (PNE).
ADN takes 2 years; conversely, LPN takes 1 year and MCL/PNE takes 1 year and it results in 2 years total. You might have to have a job or being hired before you get accepted to MCL/PNE but at least you have an experience being an LPN and continue your career as RN.
The only thing I think right now is will I make through the program. What if I didn't pass two courses in the program and I would be fail out!?! A friend of my closed friend was in her 2nd year OCC RN program and failed her very last class. And she is official out of the program and of course she wasted her almost 2 years in the program. And what if you do 4 years degree? OCC nursing school allows you to fail 2 times in all nursing course. Fail once, you are still fine. Fail twice, you are OUT! Not to mention how you will be treated in the school. You think your A&P is tough, wait until you get in Pharm or Foundation. I am writing from my experience. There's no joke in a nursing school. I know you can try Macomb, Schoolcraft, so on so forth. If you are a transfered student, you probably have to do other requirements that are subjected to be different from each school. I decide that LPN would be good for me because I would know what I put myself into. I know some people in my class have done their pre-req from RN but chose the LPN route because they didn't want to wait another whole year. Like I said different school might be work for someone. For me, I don't want to retake Microbiology which I took without lab and Macomb and many other school require with Lab. I didn't try Second career RN/BSN because they require many other advance courses such advanced math, biology, etc at OU, MSU, UofM...
It's my 2cents. Think about it and debate the pros and cons. For me, it's all about TIME! I got accepted, I took it! What if I didn't take it, I would have to wait another year with my 3.86 GPA. It's ridiculous!
Do what you think it is best for you. If you have questions about LPN program, feel free to drop me a line. I feel your pain since I didn't make it in last year either. Now I feel a pain as a NS too!
so Congrats to all who make it in, and keep on moving to whom are making decision. There are many doors open whether you take a direct route or alternative way!