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by bwhittington bwhittington (New) New

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i would like to know if there is any way an lpn can become an rn without going to a traditional 2 year program. i work full time, married with 2 children and don't have the time or can afford to quit work to earn my degree. any suggestions???

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Excelsior college is an online course that is accredited, might want to check out their web page

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Many programs offer a "bridge" program where as long as you have the pre-req's and the other classes needed for a degree (philosophy, chem, etc.) you can enter only the last year.

Many people I go to school with went part time to get the "well-rounded" education that a degree requires. Then they went to the 2 semesters of nursing that got them the RN req's to take the boards.

Check your State Board of Nursing for what they require in order to sit for the boards. That is the bottom line on everything!

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Tumbleweed tech???

LOL! what college is that refering to?

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Originally posted by BrandyBSN

Tumbleweed tech???

 

LOL! what college is that refering to?

We live in the desert, with tumbleweeds and all. Many years ago this college was just a hut or two. Thus, it was nicknamed tumbleweed tech. These days, our classes are geared towards transfer and universities in the CA system accept them. Our nursing courses etc. are accepted there as well as our graduates (for hire). So, those that still call it that are "putting down" the education we get here in the boonies and I take offense to that! I actually CHOSE this school over many others for their course content, and like living outside of the hustle and bustle of LA. This school had to work hard to overcome that reputation, and I wanted an education that I could transfer, along with the good reputation they give their nursing students.

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ok, i thought that it was somewhere in missouri... and I was trying to figure out which area it was in :)

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