Hi Tammy30, An LPN is still a NURSE, just not a registered one. I believe what Hopesgrahmcracker is trying to explain to you is she has done her research, and she has all the prereq's completed and has applied to many "Registered Nursing Programs" but I'm sure you know there is alot of competiton and many of us need a better income now, and cant afford to keep reapplying only to get turned down because we have a 3.8 Gpa and not a 4.0 Gpa! Sitting around waiting 2 or more years is a waste of time! When she finishes her LPN program through Everest she will already have RN prereq's done and will be working as a LPN, I've heard that it is much easier to get accepted into an LPN to RN bridge versus walking straight into an RN program. No, her classes and credits dont transfer but she doesnt need them to. She's using Everest as a stepping stone. On the other hand let's just imagine someone working as a Nursing Assistant making $12.00 an hour without any Nursing prereq's.....If admitted into Everest that person has the potential after one year of school to come out making a minimum of $23.00 an hour, that's more than a $10.00 hike! Who wouldnt go for that? Neither of us work for Everest so we're not endorsing the school, I dont even go to the school but were just trying to give some people out there another option who has gone through the same obtacles we have trying to get admitted into community colleges around here. Of course this program isnt for everyone so each person would have to research all their options and decide what's best for them! If I were to actually get accepted I would consider this one year LPN program a blessing! I wish you the best!