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Has 15 years experience.

I 'm considering returning to school for RN. I've been a LPN for 10 years.I'm in my middle 50's,but I figure I will work at least another 10 years.I'm considering a college where I can complete all courses in one year but the cost is about $20,000. I'm considering this college due to fact that I will not have to spend a lot of time writing term papers and attend other classes that are just time fillers and I can be out in one year. Any input would be appreciated. THANKS

suzy253, RN

Specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

Go for it! I graduated nursing school in 2006 at the age of 53 and have been loving every minute of my new career. Good luck to you.

woody62, RN

Specializes in icu, er, transplant, case management, ps. Has 27 years experience.

I 'm considering returning to school for RN. I've been a LPN for 10 years.I'm in my middle 50's,but I figure I will work at least another 10 years.I'm considering a college where I can complete all courses in one year but the cost is about $20,000. I'm considering this college due to fact that I will not have to spend a lot of time writing term papers and attend other classes that are just time fillers and I can be out in one year. Any input would be appreciated. THANKS

Go for it.

But I question you being able to complete the program in a year. The number of hours, for theory and clinical, are set by your BON. It is a minimum acceptable number of hours. Also, to graduate with an Associates in Nursing, you have to meet not only the nursing requirements but the liberal arts as well. Have you all ready met the liberal arts requirement? If not, I would look seriously at the program, considering the $20,000 price tag.

Woody:balloons:

Do you have a junior college in your area? Our college has an LVN/RN transition program that is a year and only costs $2400. It is a 12 month program but you have to have your English Composition, Art or Music Appretiation, General Psychology, Life Span Psychology and Math for Nursing, and Microbiology with the nursing courses. This is assuming that you have also had A&P I & I. The price you mentioned is awfully steep!

futurecnm

Specializes in ED.

Do you have a junior college in your area? Our college has an LVN/RN transition program that is a year and only costs $2400. It is a 12 month program but you have to have your English Composition' date=' Art or Music Appretiation, General Psychology, Life Span Psychology and Math for Nursing, and Microbiology with the nursing courses. This is assuming that you have also had A&P I & I. The price you mentioned is awfully steep![/quote']

Yes, the community college I go to has the LPN's join in the 2nd year. I think they do a summer program before hand like a bridge thing into 2nd year. You will have to have the generals done. But I'd say it would be around $3000.

DutchgirlRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN. Has 33 years experience.

I'm considering a college where I can complete all courses in one year but the cost is about $20,000

I was an LPN and got my RN at 46. It was the best thing that I have done for myself and it opened many doors for me. My paycheck nearly doubled instantly, I was able to get a wonderful job that I could not qualify for as an LPN.

$20,000 sounds awfully steep. I paid about $5,000. Check a local four year university for an LPN/RN bridge program.

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ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

go for it.. i was a LPn for 21 years and got my RN license this year.. i got a big raise of 6 bucks an hour and will get another raise in 6 mos.. i have so many job offers i can't keep track of them all.. it 's awesome.. go for it.. it's worth every penny

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