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NurseCubanitaRN2b BSN, RN

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I'm a LVN with a Bachelors Degree, I'm currently in nursing school and my dream is to be a Registered Nurse...Baby steps, but I will get there! 🙂

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  1. NurseCubanitaRN2b

    Help! I need an understanding..

    If that is your passion then go for it. Is the position temporary? If you know for sure that you will be coming to the US this February then it may not be good to start the position. Good Luck
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    International nursing students in the US

    Speak with your international advisor at school first before making any decisions. Also make sure that your country will accept a ABSN degree before you enroll in a program. There might be countries that don't accept it. It's pointless to go to school if your home country doesn't recognize the degree.
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    Do you have to have the whole fee paid for the CPNE before you're allowed to petition for your date? Or will they let you make payments while you're waiting for the actual date?
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    Has anyone gone through Excelsior College for their LPN to ADN bridge program?

    i already got my evaluation back and i need information literacy and all the nursing exams except health differences. i'm excited to finally move forward. which exam were you studying for? i'm doing health and safety. i'm using studygroup 101 to see how well i can do.
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    Florida board of Nursing

    Go to the BRN website and read the requirements for international graduates. Good Luck
  6. NurseCubanitaRN2b

    Good LPN to RN online program

    Watersamy you're very lucky that it's accepted in Mass. take advantage of it. Everyone on here that has been successful can't stress enough how much they have learned. I'm moving to Florida or Arizona and both states accept it so I'm waiting for my evaluation to see where I stand. If you feel that Excelsior isn't right for you then see if ISU LVN-BSN is accepted by your state.
  7. Ahhhhh perfect example. Oh I took a guess as I didn't know. I heard something about people from neighboring states going into Vermont or NH Wal-mart so they didn't have to pay state taxes.
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    Considering LPN school, TCN, EC, ISU read first!

    When I first inquired about ISU they sent me straight to TCN, and that was about 2 1/2 years ago. So they did force TCN on me which was a big turn off. It may have changed since then but they did push TCN on me and others that I know. I already know that completing the program in 3 years only cuts down my my general education and doesn't decrease the nursing courses. Most colleges that I've looked at start from the 2nd year of nursing which is where LVN-ADN comes into place. So therefore it can be completed in less than one year vs 3 years for a BSN. Since I already hold a bachelors degree it's not feasible for me. ISU is a reputable program and it's a good fit for some but not for all. ISU isn't accepted in all states unfortunately but I was surprised it wasn't accepted by more states than I thought. Had CA not put a limit on how many clinical components can be completed in one semester then I would have taken that into consideration and probably would have followed through. What's nice is that it's an accredited program and it does meet the needs of those who are limited.
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    Considering LPN school, TCN, EC, ISU read first!

    This is why I didn't want to go through ISU: 1. It would still take me about 3 years to complete a BSN even though I currently hold a bachelors in another field. 2. I have an issue with being forced to pay for TCN study guides. 3. I have an issue with challenging exams when I already took those during my LVN program. Why should we have to test out? Give us credit for our previous nursing courses.
  10. I understand what you're saying and I agree to an extent. I believe each state has the right to decide whether each students education meets their standards. That's in theirr best interest of the residents of that particular state. But I DON'T believe each state has the right to state approve an out of state program. Regarding the taxes issue I also think differently on because if you bought something from Texas then you should be paying their state taxes not the state that you live in. The item came from a store in Texas, not a store in Nevada. This makes no sense, it's like saying I'm visiting New Hampshire and I buy a dress there and the store wants to charge me CA taxes. It makes no sense. Again, with the case of online schools each state has a right to evaluate a graduates nursing education to make sure it meets their standards. But that state doesn't have a right to approve an out of state online school.
  11. if the schools were not accredited then that would be a different story. For example the state of CA has no right to dictate how a school in Arkansas should model their nursing program. The state of CA only has the right to approve schools that operate in CA. If CA were to regulate schools in other states then they should be allowed to regulate schools outside the country. Which in both cases is rediculous
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    California RN Endorsement - Regents Graduate

    No program in CA will accept you as you already hold a RN license. Try the distance forum to see if you can get better answers.
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    Transferring Certification out of the Country?

    Try the international forum or the UK forum. They may be able to help you.
  14. NurseCubanitaRN2b

    Good LPN to RN online program

    There are several online schools. Excelsior is accepted in Mass. but that doesn't mean it won't change in the future. See if ISU LVN-BSN is accepted in Mass. it might be as another option. Personally I prefer Excelsior as I know personally a few nurses from CA who went through it and are excellent nurses. But unfortunately CA doesn't accept it. I'm going through the program since I'm relocating to either Florida or Arizona and both accept it. So you habe Excelsior as an option. There are others out there but some of them you have to be a resident of that state. Hope this helps.
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    Why doesn't the NCLEX include skills demos?

    IMO there are alot of unsafe nurses out there. Having a clinical component to the NCLEX would definately weed out the undesirables. The CNAs have to demonstrate to the state their basic nursing skills and why wouldn't the LVN/RN have to? They need to have basic nursing skills. I'm all for a clinical component. But again, this is my opinion.
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    Good LPN to RN online program

    It all depends on where you are located. Not all online programs are accepted everywhere.