LVN to BSN university ot phoenix - page 3

i will be finishing the lvn program in october 2009, i'm going to continue my education and become an rn. i found out that the uop has a program for lpn to bsn, has any one here attended this program... Read More

  1. by   miteacher
    Quote from Gingerbell
    I am in this program in Modesto (CA) and LOVE IT! It is not some easy online program. You MUST go to class AND you MUST be serious about your learning and study hard.

    After every class you take a HESI exam. You get one try to pass per class. BUT of those schools who take the HESI test after each course ... they have awesome NCLEX-RN pass-rates!

    I sat on a wait list for 1 and a half years, but it was well worth the wait. In just over a year I will have a BSN and be sitting for the NCLEX-RN.

    For those who complain about how much work it is .... it is an RN program after all ... its gonna be hard no matter what school you go to!

    I highly recommend this program and no I don't work for the school, haha! Feel free to email or instant message me any time.

    ~GB
    How did you finish it in just a year? Is that typical?
  2. by   angelamuya
    Hi GB,
    I know this is an older post, but new to this site. I was wondering what you meant by having to pass the Hesi exam? Is that a requirement to pass each nursing course? What if you do not pass the first time are you automatically dropped from the program? What do they consider passing 75% or ???

    Any info. would be helpful...
    Thank You
  3. by   bloodlikefire
    Quote from misscandy
    hi gb,
    i know this is an older post, but new to this site. i was wondering what you meant by having to pass the hesi exam? is that a requirement to pass each nursing course? what if you do not pass the first time are you automatically dropped from the program? what do they consider passing 75% or ???

    any info. would be helpful...
    thank you
    wow, way to drag back a dead post.

    the uopx used to use hesi and all current students as of july, 2011 will finish with hesi, but all new students will be using ati. they just switched this year. i am in my final class and cannot wait to never have to see this place again. the current scores for hesi are 800 for med/surg, 850 for specialty tests, (peds, ob/gyn, psych) and 900 for rn exit. no one will tell us what the pass/fail score for ati is.

    the tests are currently only on "clinical" classes, i.e. med/surg, psych, ob/gyn, peds, and adv med surg. each of these classes have a pass/fail component. don't pass the test, don't pass the class. sometimes you get a re-test, within 2 days, other times no retest. you can retake one class once if you fail.

    unfortunately, with no one in charge right now (program director left suddenly recently), almost no one can answer any questions about what qualifies for a retest and what doesn't.


    the program will take between 2-5 years to complete depending on how many of your units the school will accept.

    overall, i do not recommend the uopx to my fellow lvn's, at least not at my campus. i hope the programs in az, co, and hi are better run.
  4. by   emejoy1006
    I was accepted to the UOP modesto LVN-BSN program and attended the school for 5 classes. I was in the waiting list for 2 years because I had no prereqs coming in, but others in my class were accepted as soon as they signed up also with no prereqs and NO experience as a LVN.
    This school is very easy if you get along with the teachers and classmates. You have to attend theory once a week and clinicals do not start till you actually start the nursing core classes. clinicals are about 50 miles radius from the school.
    Homework consisted of 350-700 word essays each week. The only two classes that provided a finals exam that was included in your grade was Math and English. All the other classes final exam consisted of individual presentation and 700-1000 word paper as well as a group presentation and 1500-2100 word group paper. Basically each week your doing a paper.
    Depending on the class whether it was a 5 week course or a 8 week course, you had potluck on each last class. It felt like I gained 20 lbs since I started. The good thing I liked about this school is they allow you to take some courses in a jc while taking a course at UOP. But it will not allow you to move into a different cohort. What I didnt like about this school is that even though it was once a week it was too far from me, although there were people who came from LA jus to attend once a week. Another thing I didnt like was how your grades were also depended upon your group mates. I also didnt like the fact that it takes 4 1/2 yrs -5 yrs just to finish.
    Anyways that was just my two cents
  5. by   HazelLPN
    UofP is one of the for profit online learning institutions that is under investigation for having very low graduation rates and dishonest sales reps. It is very very very expensive and they are more interested in getting your money than about giving you a quality nursing education. They do not have tenured faculty and pay their instructors very poorly. Go to a community state college...its much cheaper. What you do pay goes to the faculty and for resources for the university, not a bunch of businessmen who want to get rich who run UofP.
  6. by   tlc365
    not sure about your facts on this HazelLPN, as an alumni of U of P on campus..not ONLINE nursing program at Phoenix AZ. I had all Masters to Doctorate level professors and was very confident in their ability to provide me with what I paid for. I was challenged in the program and still had a 3.7 GPA. I completed the program in under 3yrs. I would have waited 2yrs just to get into a local community college and still only had my ADN. I am a proud graduate and would not do it differently. Just my
  7. by   lawrencencandy
    Quote from NICUrn2B
    ive been on the waitlist for 7 months... still waiting really want to start......
    have you started yet?
  8. by   lawrencencandy
    Quote from felmoia
    I have been an LVN/LPN for 24 years now. I have 14 months until I complete my degree( Sept 1,2010)!! UOP 'recommends' a base of knowledge before you begin the LPN to BSN RN program. They evaulate any college credits you have and set up a curriculum to attain your degree. It takes 3 years for most LPNs. It is very demanding. You have class one nite/week for 4 hours so you cover 15 weeks in 5 weeks. Some nursing classes will even be 7 weeks of class. You will do lots of research and homework. Lots of people work 30-40 hours plus class and clinicals w/ some classes. If you are serious about attending, I recommend buying HESI exam study guides, Pren-hall study guides, Mosby, Kaplan, NCLEX RN. Critical thinking skills are crucial. ........so think about and good luck!!
    Hi, how long it took you before you graduated?
  9. by   chaivee
    Hi!! I know your post has been 3+ years old however, I am highly considering the lvn to bsn program at UoP at this Salida, CA campus and I would LOVE and appreciate your feedback about the program. If you prefer to communicate via email, that would be great too. Anything would help to aid me in this decision making! I've been an LVN for 3 years now and ready to go back to school.
  10. by   chaivee
    Quote from Gingerbell
    I am in this program in Modesto (CA) and LOVE IT! It is not some easy online program. You MUST go to class AND you MUST be serious about your learning and study hard.

    After every class you take a HESI exam. You get one try to pass per class. BUT of those schools who take the HESI test after each course ... they have awesome NCLEX-RN pass-rates!

    I sat on a wait list for 1 and a half years, but it was well worth the wait. In just over a year I will have a BSN and be sitting for the NCLEX-RN.

    For those who complain about how much work it is .... it is an RN program after all ... its gonna be hard no matter what school you go to!

    I highly recommend this program and no I don't work for the school, haha! Feel free to email or instant message me any time.

    ~GB
    Hi!! I know your post has been 3+ years old however, I am highly considering the lvn to bsn program at UoP at this Salida, CA campus and I would LOVE and appreciate your feedback about the program. If you prefer to communicate via email, that would be great too. Anything would help to aid me in this decision making! I've been an LVN for 3 years now and ready to go back to school.
  11. by   ruck1046
    were you allowed to do any of your pre-reqs online? I am applying to the UofP lpn to bsn in Tempe, AZ and they told me I have to do them on campus. All of them are available online! I live in CA and would rather not move to do a once a week class when I can do it online until I am in the nursing cohort.
  12. by   ruck1046
    were you allowed to do any of your pre-reqs online? I am applying to the UofP lpn to bsn in Tempe, AZ and they told me I have to do them on campus. All of them are available online! I live in CA and would rather not move to do a once a week class when I can do it online until I am in the nursing cohort.
  13. by   ruck1046
    were you allowed to do any of your pre-reqs online? I am applying to the UofP lpn to bsn in Tempe, AZ and they told me I have to do them on campus. All of them are available online! I live in CA and would rather not move to do a once a week class when I can do it online until I am in the nursing cohort.

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