Oh great!! Welcome to the ECPI family!! You'll have some hard, but KNOCK OUT BEST TEACHERS IN THE RN PROGRAM! Ms. Stigler is hard, but JEEEZ she knows her stuff! She no longer does the LPN prog, just RN now, but I learned so much from her, UGH! Ms. Carlin is new but she is the best especially if you get her for clinicals. I considered the RN program but I personally 1) had a problem with having that much debt without obtaining a BSN 2) At the time I was considering starting the RN program, I would've been in their very first RN class, I just didn't want to be apart of their trial and errors. 3) I was unemployed at the time I entered ECPI, so I received WIA funds, won 2 scholarships, plus got full Pell Grant money and I'm only left with a debt a little over 11k... it wouldve been 25k in the RN program. I had to take a more economical route as a single mom.
So I used the LPN program as my foot in the nursing door w/o the big debt and waiting lists. The first RN class graduates on the same day as us (Oct 30th) and MOST of them went to ECPI for their LPN. My plan now is to go anywhere there is a LPN-BSN bridge program since I am not committed to NC and desire to live back further North ultimately anyway. There's a LPN-BSN bridge program in WSSU and if I cant get in there, there's about 3 or 4 LPN-BSN programs in VA and 2 in S.C, MD etc. I have all prerequisites so a LPN-BSN bridge program would just be about 5 semesters, as opposed to LPN-ADN which would be 3-4. My thinking was long but I figured I dont want to to bother w an ADN when I want to be a NP when its all said n done. LPN was best for me with my daughter starting school next week. I had to factor everything in. Sorry.... You caught me in a talkative mood, lol. But I'm LPN to answer your question, lol. You'll do great I'm sure... Just dont be a minute late and study everyday (literally).