[COLOR=#000000]Hi, I'm going to try and help answer as many of your questions as I can:
2. Will it be easier for me to do LVN first and then go back to RN program?
This really depends on you. If you go through a private school for your lvn you will finish quicker, but you will still need to complete all the prerequisits for an asn-rn degree, this will include your sciences, humanities, etc.
If you are having some trouble right now, perhaps you would be best to focus on some of those classes. Either way, to get into an LVN program at a CC you will need to complete at least the basic pre-recs, you will often have a better chance for admission to the CC-LVN programs if you have a good majority of the RN pre-recs done because you will get more points towards admisssion(this depends on the school).
The other thing that is nice is that many of the non science pre-recs are usually offered online at different CCs
3. If i want to do LVN first and then do the LVN to RN does it matter if i going to attend public school or private school? (many of my friends went to private school for LVN)
Please see my answer above.
4. IN order to apply to LVN to RN program at any community colleges or private college do i have to retake HESI and TEAS exam?
â€‹You do not need to take either exam for the LVN program. If you decide to go strait into an RN program, you will have to have every pre-rec completeed and then if they accept your invitation most CCs will invite you to take there version of the HESI or TEAS.
5. Is it true that HESI and TEAS exam level of difficulty various from campus to campus? It took me three attempt to pass the HESI because the math and the reading comprehension.
It wasnt required of me to take this so I cant answer, sorry. You probably want to talk to who ever handles admissions for their School of Nursing at whichever school you check out.
6. Does every campus required LVN to RN program students to finish their Chemistry, Microbiology before applying for the program?
You dont need to have them completed when you apply (say the admission period is at the start of the semester and you are currently taking your last class) But, your chances of getting admitted with a class still in progress are going to be very low. Its best to have everything complete first.
Also, besides chemistry and micro you will need to have 2 semesters of A&P to apply to a CC RN program. Check with your CC because many schools are requiring Biology 1 before taking A&P and Micro now.
7. Can anybody suggest any community college in LA that i can finish my Chemistry and microbiology?
Yes, this program offeres science classes, taken over 4 weekends. Check with your school, but most do accept credit from them. The only downside is that each class is around 2000, and in the case of A&P most schools will require you to take them at the same school.
ISP - Accelerated College Science Program Courses & Classes
8. For those who take chemistry and microbiology do you have an online assignment or everything is done in class with none online assignments , and do you have to do a lot of difficult conversions? Also do you think taking chemistry and biology at community college will be somehow easier compare to doing nine withing nine weeks at the private school?
This all depends on your school, each progam is different. But, many classes are requiring online homework now.
9. For LVN to RN student do you guys still have to do a lot of research papers with APA format?
Oh yeah, I did tons in my LVN program and the RN requires them as well.