I graduated from an LPN program in 1985, passed the 'boards' in 1986, and worked 24 years as an LPN before enrolling in an online LPN-ASN program in late (August) 2009. I graduated from that program in April 2010, passed boards in June 2010, and by the end of 2010, began an extremely casual pursuit in an online RN-BSN program , taking 2 courses. After I completed those two courses (December 2010), I transferred back to the college that I used for my online LPN-ASN program (November 2011), took about 3 exams, and then laid out for another year. Last year (2013), I got serious about completing the BSN, put my nose to the grind, completed the rest of my pre-reqs during the spring and summer and by August 2013, I was taking on 4 nursing courses at once. January of 2014, I was enrolled in the last two of 3 courses and by May 2014, I was finally in the capstone course. I completed the BSN in August 2014, with official degree conferral last month. Four years to do what should have only taken 1 1/2 years. But what can I say? Life!