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Would YOU pay $38,000 for RN school?

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There is a private college that offers the LVN to RN programs that I have had my eye on. It would take about 8 months to get my RN after the few remaining pre-requisites are finished. Would you pay $38 - 40,000 to have your RN? I am wondering if going the faster more convinent private route will be better than waiting years to get into one of the jr colleges here. Thoughts?

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Boston-RN is a RN and specializes in LTAC, Telemetry, Thoracic Surgery, ED.

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I would pay that if it were RN from scratch not LPN to RN.....most places don't care where you get the RN from as long as it's NLN accredited

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It would depend on whether I had that kind of money. And for that amount, I really think you should be getting a BSN.

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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Not sure. What is the pass rate for NCLEX-RN? And, did the school have a good feel? I can't say that I wouldn't if my dream were really to be an RN. I'd just be sure that they have all of the support resources that you need to succeed. Good luck!

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Ambition13 is a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Telemetry, Hospice, Rehab, LTC.

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That is pretty expensive...but the program is only for 8 months which is good. If you have the money and no other student loans, go for it.

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BigB specializes in Knuckle Dragging Nurse aka MTA.

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Not sure. What is the pass rate for NCLEX-RN? And, did the school have a good feel? I can't say that I wouldn't if my dream were really to be an RN. I'd just be sure that they have all of the support resources that you need to succeed. Good luck!

They just started this program... so no graduates yet..but a full class of LVN's are enrolled.

I really don't have the $$$ for the program, still have my loan for my Bachelors degree to pay off.

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TheCommuter is a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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In California, you'll earn the back the $38,000 in 6 months of working as an RN. This is a good option, if all of your other options seem unfeasable or have been exhausted.

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Yes, if it meant I could be out working and making twice the amount of money as an LPN. I do agree with the reply that for that amount you might consider an LPN to BSN though(if that is an option). I hate the idea of pre-req's as they can take forever. In my case I need a second income to help my husbands. I live in AZ and when I first considered going back to school I looked at an R.N program that is aound $26K for 18 months. The only reason I changed my mind was because I felt the intensity of an RN program may be to much for me. I have opted for an LPN program that may only cost me $5K. Then I may go back for my RN or BSN over time. Do you mind telling us the name of the school you are looking at??

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linzz specializes in Geriatrics, Med-Surg..

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I am going out on a limb here because I am not from the U.S., so yes, if there was a wait of many years, I would seriously consider it because waiting for years for a less expensive college program may mean years of non-RN earnings. Tough decision. Good luck to you.

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NO. I was accepted into 2 LPN to ADN bridge programs and neither of them cost more than $4,000. One was for 10 months and the one I accepted is 9 months. In my area the programs are there you just have to have really good grades and be willing to jump through the pre-req hoops.

I guess it is different for different areas because unlike in sassiebaz's area RNs do not make twice as much as LPNs here.

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NO. I was accepted into 2 LPN to ADN bridge programs and neither of them cost more than $4,000. One was for 10 months and the one I accepted is 9 months. In my area the programs are there you just have to have really good grades and be willing to jump through the pre-req hoops.

I guess it is different for different areas because unlike in sassiebaz's area RNs do not make twice as much as LPNs here.

OOPS, let me clarify. No, RN's starting out here do not make more than LPN's here but after 2 or 3 years they definately do. I would also imagine that with a BSN you could possibly make more depending on what field you go into. That is why I said I would consider paying $38K for school IF I could make twice as much....

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