Wow! I feel so much better about EC's program now that I have contacted my advisor & truly figured out what I need to satisy the LPN-RN program. I have been so frustrated trying to complete my RN degree! I recieved my LPN through a school that is nationally accredited instead of regionally, had I known the difference at the time I never would have went that route, but they don't explain the difference to you they just tell you that yes they are accredited.
Had I been wiser at the time & known about this site, I would have been much more educated, but live and learn I guess. Anyhow, I spoke with my EC advisor this morning to figure out what I need and how I can get it. Unfortunatley I still have quite a few credits to satisfy for the general education portion of the program, but have decided to take a majority of them at my local community college to save some money and since I qualify for financial aid through the community college they will pay for all of it
So all I'm going to pay for out of pocket is Information Literacy, Foundations of Gerontology, A&P (which I have started studying for) and the required nursing components.
I'm sure many of you are wondering why I would even choose to go through EC if financial aid will pick up the tab at the community college, well it's simple.....Ivy Tech has a HUGE, and I mean HUGE, waiting list to actually get in to the LPN-RN bridge program. I have a friend who has been taking her gen eds for 2 years now, and actually is now taking classes that she doesn't even need just to stay enrolled at the college while she waits to get accepted into the actual nursing program. I'm getting too old to wait, I'm not in my 20's anymore and am beyond ready to earn my RN so I can move on & get my BSN. So all that being said has anyone taken a similar route? How did it work out for you? Any regrets, advice.....I'm open to it all. I'm studying for my A&P exam now so any advice is welcome, it is a lot of info to take in. Thankfully another nurse that I work with that just recently graduated the same LPN program that I took years ago is in the process of signing up for EC so we can do it together, which I'm hoping will make all the difference
I would love to hear about your experiences with EC, advice, etc.....thanks for reading!