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RN 30 unit option

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by Jhope16 Jhope16 (New) New

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Hello,

I am currently an LVN in California and have been planning to go back to get my RN. I have been curious about the RN 30 unit option. I understand that you would only be able to use your license in California and it would be on your license online but from what I understand is you can still get your AA or bachelors. So why is it so bad? Also I am curious if anyone has taken this course towards their RN and if they had regretted it or if they are working already with the 30 unit.

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It is bad when you decide to move to another state and attempt to obtain a nursing license there and your application is rejected because you did not graduate from a nursing program. Once you obtain a 30 unit nursing license you can’t go back and change that fact with a degree.

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ghardeepak has 2 years experience as a LVN.

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do you find work after rn 30 unit option. just curious

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I am actually not an RN 30 unit, I am still an LVN. I was just looking into the options that the colleges offered and asked if anyone had ever done the RN 30 unit and if they are working but it sounds like no one has lol.

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ghardeepak has 2 years experience as a LVN.

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yeah! well i am back in school again taking prerequisite for lvn to rn program. There are whole bunch of private colleges in the Sf bay area that offers adn programs. i think we need to have the prerequisite first before start applying to schools. Good luck

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I'm not doing this program but I find it interesting. If you were to do this 30 unit option, do you take the same NCLEX? Could you enroll in a traditional BSN program or a traditional ADN program as a nurse?

I'm looking at schools and bridge programs are 1 year for the traditional lvn to RN. The 30 unit is also one year. Am I missing something?

 

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The NCLEX is the NCLEX. Same exam for all kinds of applicants.  Have not heard of any BSN or ASN program that would not accept a 30 unit RN, however, remember that this individual is NOT a graduate of a nursing school. Schools/programs deny entry to these nurses based on that fact. I believe all states refuse to license these people so they are forced to apply for a CA license and states refuse to accept said license in reciprocity. You are biting off one situation for yourself should you choose to license in this manner.

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Yeah it doesn't sound very smart unless you have no other option.

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