please help, college student changing to private LVN?

  1. Hi, I have been attending a state university for 2.5 years. To be honest, I have never been sure what I wanted to do, but if I just had to decide right away nursing would have always been my first choice. Since I never was 100% sure, my major was undeclared. For these 2.5 years I have been mainly working, taking my GE courses, and a few pre-nursing pre req's. I am almost done with my GE. My grades are not the best, but not very bad either. I have finally decided and currently changing my major to pre-nursing, but along the way I was talking to a advisor and it seems that my chances to get into their BSN Pre-nursing program is very slim.
    Very depressing news, so I am thinking about going to take another route to start off as an LVN then get into a LVN - RN program. I have been saving up money and am thinking about private colleges. would this be a good route for me?

    It is greatly appreciated for your kind input and help.

    Thank You!
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  3. by   justme1972
    I would still apply anyway...you never know what will happen.

    I probably would not go to the expense of a private college for an LVN to RN program...b/c if you decide to get your BSN later...that is more money on top of the degree you already have. There is even a local vocational school in my area that will train LVN's for FREE.

    I wish you luck!
  4. by   K3rry
    Quote from Hopefull2009
    I would still apply anyway...you never know what will happen.

    I probably would not go to the expense of a private college for an LVN to RN program...b/c if you decide to get your BSN later...that is more money on top of the degree you already have. There is even a local vocational school in my area that will train LVN's for FREE.

    I wish you luck!

    I will apply, but its so competitive here and my grades have to be absolutely the best to have a chance to get in.
    If I really want to proceed and become a nurse I think my only choice would have to dish out the $$$ now, start early and slowly pay it off.
    what are the downsides of going this route other than $$$$?

    Thanks!

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