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Mountain State University LPN-BSN program Info please

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Specializes in Geriatrics.

Anyone in MD attending Mountain State University Lpn-BSN program? How is it,how long is the program. This program is the only option for me right now and would really like to get my BSN. All information and any info would be helpful as far as cost and how many days a week are classes plus clinicals. Please, all information would be helpful. thanks

Danilpn69

Specializes in Geriatrics, Peds, MR, and prison..

I just graduated from MSU Martinsburg campus on Tuesday evening with my BSN. I was an LPN for 22 years before returning to college to get my RN, BSN. Mountain state is convenient with only going to college one night a week from 6p to 10p till you start the nursing part of the cohort than you go one night a week from 5p to 9p than one day for clinicals which is 7a to 7p. MSU is a bit disorganized but with the convenience you can do it. I am a single mom and have been hospitalized 6 times during my college time but made it. The program is actually 3 years and 5 months long. Good luck. Dani

josinda421

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I just graduated from MSU Martinsburg campus on Tuesday evening with my BSN. I was an LPN for 22 years before returning to college to get my RN, BSN. Mountain state is convenient with only going to college one night a week from 6p to 10p till you start the nursing part of the cohort than you go one night a week from 5p to 9p than one day for clinicals which is 7a to 7p. MSU is a bit disorganized but with the convenience you can do it. I am a single mom and have been hospitalized 6 times during my college time but made it. The program is actually 3 years and 5 months long. Good luck. Dani

So through out your nursing course you only go to school one night a week. And what days are the clinical? do you have to commute, and how long is that commute.I"m just concerned cause I live in Maryland and it would be a long commute for me; that's the only program.

Danilpn69

Specializes in Geriatrics, Peds, MR, and prison..

For the first 2 and 1/2 years you only go to college for one night 4 hours each night. Than the rest of the time which is about one year you go one night a week than 12 hours one day which our day was Fridays but each cohort is different, the class chooses the day they want to do clinicals. I live right on the WV MD line so my commute was only 20 minutes but there were 2 classmates of mine that traveled from down the road about an hour. Dani

josinda421

Specializes in Geriatrics.

For the first 2 and 1/2 years you only go to college for one night 4 hours each night. Than the rest of the time which is about one year you go one night a week than 12 hours one day which our day was Fridays but each cohort is different, the class chooses the day they want to do clinicals. I live right on the WV MD line so my commute was only 20 minutes but there were 2 classmates of mine that traveled from down the road about an hour. Dani

WOW. So for the entire nursing course, you only attend classes twice a week for 4 hours? I wonder how long the program is, if you only go to class twice a week. Are you done with the program? How far along are you? I was told by someone else that eventually you'll end up attending classes up to 4 times a week, is this true? And also, is the nursing courses really hard since your already an LPN.

Danilpn69

Specializes in Geriatrics, Peds, MR, and prison..

I started the LPN to BSN program at the Martinsburg campus in January 2006 and I just graduated on May 12, 2009. It is a 3 year 5 month program. For the first 1 year and 1/2 you go to class from 6p to 10p than the rest of college you are in the nursing program which is two days a week one 4 hours than another is clinicals which is a 12 hour day. You do have a 120 hour practicum at the end of your course that you have to do but you have about a month and a half to finish it. If I made it you can make it, I started with a 3 year old and now she is 6 plus I had 6 hosptializations during my 3 1/2 years of college for no less than 1 week at atime. It was very disorganized but I am so glad that I did it. You can make it but you have to a determined person to succeed. Dani

josinda421

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I started the LPN to BSN program at the Martinsburg campus in January 2006 and I just graduated on May 12, 2009. It is a 3 year 5 month program. For the first 1 year and 1/2 you go to class from 6p to 10p than the rest of college you are in the nursing program which is two days a week one 4 hours than another is clinicals which is a 12 hour day. You do have a 120 hour practicum at the end of your course that you have to do but you have about a month and a half to finish it. If I made it you can make it, I started with a 3 year old and now she is 6 plus I had 6 hosptializations during my 3 1/2 years of college for no less than 1 week at atime. It was very disorganized but I am so glad that I did it. You can make it but you have to a determined person to succeed. Dani

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!May I ask what state do you live, and how far was your commute? Because I live in MD and it's quite far for me; thats the only problem or else I would have jumped on it. What do you mean when you say "it was very disorganized." Did you only stay at the Martinsburg campus or did you have to go to other campus for classes? Also, did you have to go far for clinicals? If I could just have someone to commute with I would definitely go.

Danilpn69

Specializes in Geriatrics, Peds, MR, and prison..

We stayed at the Martinsburg Campus, never had to go to any other campus. Our clinicals were at the Martinsburg Va which is about 10 minutes from the college, City Hospital which is actually the exit before college, and the Winchester Medical Center which was about 25 minutes farther than college but was amazing. It is just that we did not know when our were our clinicals were going to be until like a week before we had them at times, not always. I just felt that it was disorganized. If I could have gone to college more days or was out of work while going to college I would have chosen another college but I am just glad to be done. It was not torture but just disorganized. Dani

josinda421

Specializes in Geriatrics.

We stayed at the Martinsburg Campus, never had to go to any other campus. Our clinicals were at the Martinsburg Va which is about 10 minutes from the college, City Hospital which is actually the exit before college, and the Winchester Medical Center which was about 25 minutes farther than college but was amazing. It is just that we did not know when our were our clinicals were going to be until like a week before we had them at times, not always. I just felt that it was disorganized. If I could have gone to college more days or was out of work while going to college I would have chosen another college but I am just glad to be done. It was not torture but just disorganized. Dani

Glad you made it through. But for me WV is just too far. I'll just keep looking for another program close by. If you have any idea of any program in VA, let me know

Danilpn69

Specializes in Geriatrics, Peds, MR, and prison..

Sorry not sure of any in VA. We had students that commuted because they could not find another program. Sorry because I know that it is a very convenient program with only going to college one day a week for the first part then two days a week for the nursing program. Thank you, I am glad to be done. Dani

agallion

Specializes in Geriatrics, addiction.

Hello, my name is Angie, I live in Maryland as well. I too am interested in attending MSU. I would love to have someone from my area to commute with.

Hi,

Angie where do you live? And are you already registered for the classes?

agallion

Specializes in Geriatrics, addiction.

I live in downtown Baltimore, MD. No, I have not registered for classes yet, but I have been accepted to the college. I am currently completing prerequisites at a community college.

josinda421

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I too would love to have someone to commute with. I live in prince georges county, Laurel, MD. I also have been accepted to the college and waiting approval of my prereqs. Does any of you live close to me or around me?

agallion

Specializes in Geriatrics, addiction.

I live in downtown Baltimore (Inner Harbor) area. I am an LPN now and I am currently completing my prerequisites at a community college. Have you been to the information session at Mountain State yet?

josinda421

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I live in downtown Baltimore (Inner Harbor) area. I am an LPN now and I am currently completing my prerequisites at a community college. Have you been to the information session at Mountain State yet?

Wow, and you know I just moved from gwynn oak, baltimore to Laurel, md just a couple of months ago. Well, I have completed all my prereq's and just waiting transcript review from MSU. No, I have not been to the info session, only because of commute. Have you been?

agallion

Specializes in Geriatrics, addiction.

Well, I'm sure moving from Gwynn Oak to Laurel was a good decision. No I have not attended a info session yet, but, I understand they are held every Friday. I really want to attend one so that I can have all the questions that I have about the program answered as well as to actually see how long of a commute it will be. Have you completed all prereq's needed for a an Associates degree or all the one's needed for a Bachelor's degree?

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

York College in PA used to do a LPN to BSN program that I heard was nice also.

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