Has anyone attended the online LP to RN program at Lower Columbia College?

  1. I am finishing with my LPN program in August and I am interested in the program at Lower Columbia College. I was thinking of doing the Online choice that they have, and I would just like to hear from anyone who is in it has done it. Thanks
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  3. by   Meems
    I am enrolled and start in just a couple of weeks. You have to have worked 1000 hours as a LPN in order to apply for a spot. It is distance learning for the most part, but you have to go to Longview for about 9 weeks in the late spring and all of summer quarter for clinicals. Hope this helps. Good Luck to you.
  4. by   Browneyes98
    Was it hard to get in once you had the hours? I really am considering this program and it would be nice to hear some feedback after you been in it for a little bit, please let me know it is going for you.
  5. by   Meems
    They outline quite clearly what they require for acceptance into the program. My friend A had all her requirements and got her spot right away, but another LPN I work w/ and I needed to take some courses before we were accepted. I suggest you get all the paperwork together and send it in, they will need an official copy of transcripts and let you know if any classes are needed prior to your acceptance and give you the deadline. Pretty easy to communicate w/ but @ times it is kinda hurry up and wait as far as the "am I in or not". Good news is: once you have applied, yourspot in the program is reserved for you as long as you complete any neeeded pre req's( I needed Math and Soc, which I took @ a different on-line college) before the deadline.
    I am going for orientation on 09-22-08 (mandatory) in Longview, where they will outline things like the course management sys(ANGEL) and the syllabi, so hopefully I will have a little better understanding of how this is going to work. Any particular areas you want to know about? Let me know, and I will do my best to keep in touch

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    Last edit by Meems on Sep 4, '08 : Reason: forgot to answer the original ?? oops!
  6. by   Browneyes98
    I am trying to find out how demanding the program is. If the online program would work for me or not or should I look into the classroom setting. I have taken online classes before with success but nursing is alot different. I have three kids and I plan on working fulltime so I want to know if that is going to be difficult to manage. I was able to manage part time work with my LPN program but the program wasnt as intense as I thought it was going to be and I probably could have worked more. I would love if you would keep in touch and let me know how things are going for you. It would give a perspective from a students point of view. I just have micro and chemistry to do, if I do the online one I need to have 1000hrs in, so should I wait until my hours are done and the classes are done to apply?
  7. by   Meems
    When do you plan on applying? they have a part time and full time option both with the same clinical rotation in spring/ summer. Part time takes 1.5 years and FT is one year. i suggest you look @ the programs required chem andMicro, and complete them while you are finishing up your hours. You can always supply proof of completion after applying, but I think you have to have worked the 1000 hrs in order to enroll. The ladies @ the college are pretty laid back and will help you. Will let you know more as I go!
  8. by   JWnurse2b
    Hello All!
    Is Lower Columbia College the only LPN to RN program in the area? I know this thread is specifically about online, but does anyone know any other LPN to RN programs?? Are they called "bridge" programs??
  9. by   Meems
    Quote from JWnurse2b
    Hello All!
    Is Lower Columbia College the only LPN to RN program in the area? I know this thread is specifically about online, but does anyone know any other LPN to RN programs?? Are they called "bridge" programs??
    Most colleges that offer a full nursing program will allow a LPN to "bridge" into the program as long as the requirements are met and there is room. I know my LPN summer clinicals we had at least two who had to go through clinicals with us to bridge into the RN program. Check yur local colleges and see what works for your need. Good luck
  10. by   cukegbu
    Hello,

    I am an African American and I heard some unsettling things about the town of Longview. Honestly, should I be concerned. They have a wonderful LPN to RN program online and I really want to apply.
  11. by   Meems
    Quote from cukegbu
    Hello,

    I am an African American and I heard some unsettling things about the town of Longview. Honestly, should I be concerned. They have a wonderful LPN to RN program online and I really want to apply.
    I don't live there, but haven't heard a lot about racist activity. If you do the onlie option, you do not have to go to Longview for morse than a few weeks if you choose to do clinicals in one of the other offered cities such as Portland, Vancouver, or Olympia. If you have f urther concerned, email Karen Joiner she is the LPN 2 RN online coordinator and may be able to give you more information that may ease your mind. Good Luck to you!:typing
  12. by   Joyfull77
    Cukegb- I am African American also and I have never encountered anyone racist when I have been in Longview. I have been inside some of the schools, and know people from the town, and never has there been any racist encounters with them. I think any racism is due to racist groups coming into small towns (throughout the NW) and trying to convert people over to their groups. For the most part its a pretty cool town. Also, to another post, Walla Walla University at the Portland Campus has a LPN to RN bridge program.
  13. by   cukegbu
    Thank you! I got into the online program, but got cold feet and ecided not to go. I applied for a school in my area and I am waiting for a reply.
  14. by   nethmzd
    Hello, everyone. I am new here . I am wondering if anybody here graduated/attended online LPN2RN program @ LCC in Longview ,Wa. I just want some advice, if I can. Thank you much.
    Last edit by nethmzd on Jul 9, '10

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