All I can say is, if you are an LPN/LVN for more than 5 years, then there is no such thing as an LPN-RN one year bridge program, and I wish the programs would just say that up front when they are advertising and talking about their programs. "Oh you get credit for your work history as an LPN"..ha..ha ha..ha ha ha...want some mayo with that bologna?!:chuckle
I've been an LPN for 26 years and all I've gotten so far with the programs is spending all year including summers doing prereqs :typing for the courses that are "outdated because they are more than 5 years old" or b/c this program requires, nutrition, but this one doesn't..this one requires..microbiology within the last 5 years...but this one will take it, but you have to take religion instead, this one requires public speaking but this one doesn't...good grief..what a ruckus! Oh and by the way..we give credit to the LPN's that recently graduated from our PN program, graduates from other PN programs will be considered on an individual basis, but the PN's from our program are going to get extra admission points.
I know it's my own fault for not just going straight through to RN as soon as I got done with LPN or started an RN program to begin with...but I feel like there is some kind of resentment for trying to go back later to obtain it. oh and... you can't take this course until you take that course and you can't take that course until you take this other course..they must go in a sequence you know....sooooo frustrating!! OK, thanks for letting me gripe...and I'll just keep plugging away. Best of Luck to every "experienced LPN beyond the 5 year mark" and to all LPN's period!!