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Question (Don't want to offend) on LPN school...

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Hi, so I am trying to be a nurse. I finished prerequisites for 2 ADN programs and I applied to them late fall of last year.

Now I am working on prerequisites for 3 BSN programs and reapplying to the other 2 ADN programs again.

I am debating to apply to a few LPN programs in the area. A lot to consider if I do apply..

Cons are:

1.) Is the cost about $25,000 to $32,000 for the program

2.) Limited jobs but there is jobs in the area just can't be picky where you work.

3.) No guaranteed entry into a ADN program after completion.

4.) After completion of the LPN program would have to retake prerequisites for an RN program.

Pros:

1.) Admission is almost guaranteed.

2.) LPN pay is not bad in the State starting around $25 an hour.

Any feedback on what to Do?

Thanks.

lindseylpn

Has 17 years experience.

Wow, that's expensive for an LPN program. My local program is around $6,000ish. I paid $3,600 in 2003-04. I went to school with several people who had already taken their RN prerequisites before starting LPN school, then entered the RN program after a transition course. I thought it was a smart option because, they attended LPN school in the year that they would've been on the wait list for the RN program, then got to enter the 2nd year of the RN program instead. After passing an LPN transition course why wouldn't you be guaranteed entry? Some places require a year of practice as an LPN anyways before transitioning so, you'd be working if/while you're wait listed for a transition program. Why would you have to retake prerequisites? If you're currently working on fulfilling prerequisites for several different programs now, the LPN program is only one year long so, those prerequisite courses shouldn't expire that quickly.

Personally I think the LPN, then the LPN-RN route if that's your goal is a smart option if you can't get into an RN program but, I'd never pay $30k. I don't think I'd pay that much to get my ADN either. Maybe try and look around for another program, good luck.

Our State did away with the Tech programs. I was going to do that like the wife did when waitlisted. However, timing as started a job that had a diploma program did away with it and as I was working on nursing prerequisites they did away with the State LPN programs.

Guess it all happens for a reason.

Nervous not sure if rejected or waitlisted this year what the next step will be.

I figure LPN or have to look into other career fields probably.

One of the places called. I talked to the lady. They are in it for the business of course, but also tried to persuade me away from the school. Saying try other schools at the RN level and use us as a backup.

They want me to come in tomorrow but kind of was hoping on a packet or something.

That a lot for LPN program. I start LPN school in the fall. It'll cost me 6500 all covered by my pell grant. I'm doing it because here in Florida it'll be easier to bridge then to apply directly and I can work while in school building my resume with experience. I think its worth it but i'd try to find a more reasonable priced school. why would you have to retake Rn prereqs?

That a lot for LPN program. I start LPN school in the fall. It'll cost me 6500 all covered by my pell grant. I'm doing it because here in Florida it'll be easier to bridge then to apply directly and I can work while in school building my resume with experience. I think its worth it but i'd try to find a more reasonable priced school. why would you have to retake Rn prereqs?

Think some might expire after I finish an LPN program. My wife is going through this now. She actually graduated as an LPN as part of the last class through a State program. She was going to test out of them, but she was worried on how well she do on the exam.

So she is taking AP1 and Chem this Spring. Next Fall AP2 and something else I believe.

Wow what state are you in ? I'm in Mississippi my program costs around $6500 I have a GUARANTEED entry into a ADN program at just about any school with a bridge program as well í ¾í´” As long as I meet the pre req requirements. It's actually a smart choice if you're not as competitive as other applicants for BSN RN programs.

Hello,

If I were you I would just have patience and wait to get into the ADN program and while you are waiting continue to take courses toward the BSN program. You will get in soon don't worry too much. You will probably get in when your not thinking so hard about it have faith.

nanillest, LVN

Specializes in acute care-step down/rehab. Has 2 years experience.

My LVN program is $27,995. I have been a CNA for many years and I have to use the last of my GI bill. I live in Killeen, Texas, but all the schools in my area has waiting list for both programs. I really do not have a choice because I have been waiting for so long. I'm ready. I start June 22.

I would never pay that much for an LPN program! I graduated in march from my school and it was only around 7000. The sad thing is, the schools that charge you that obscene amount of money, gives. Half ass education!