Accepted to RN bridge!

FiremanMike

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Our local community college opened up their LPN to RN program to paramedics and I found out today I was accepted!

I have so much of the coursework done, it'll be 5 semesters, 3 of which will have 2 classes (pharm 1, pharm 2, and human lifespan) and the rest are nursing core classes..

Wow, if you type w o o t! it makes it a hyperlink to a spam site.. interesting..
 
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MMiz

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That's awesome, congratulations!
 

DrParasite

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congratulation Mike!
 

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I'm new so sorry if infraction of local protocol to post up...

But amazing news and congratulations to the acceptance :)
Best of luck with your next studies.
 

Akulahawk

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Our local community college opened up their LPN to RN program to paramedics and I found out today I was accepted!

I have so much of the coursework done, it'll be 5 semesters, 3 of which will have 2 classes (pharm 1, pharm 2, and human lifespan) and the rest are nursing core classes..

Wow, if you type w o o t! it makes it a hyperlink to a spam site.. interesting..
That's great!! It's only 5 semesters... My program required us to have all but perhaps a couple prereq's done for entry and those, if not done, were to be done during a summer semester. Of course I went through a "traditional" program and that took 4 semesters from start to done, all 4 semesters of which were full-time core nursing courses. Our LPN-RN upgrade program required that ALL prereq's be done as well along with a short primer course, and then those students could complete the upgrade with just 2 full-time semesters. The primer course was basically a "catch-up" course that covered material that LPN students don't usually get in their programs that 1st year RN students get.

Congrats!! It's going to be a lot of work, a lot of fun, and a different way of thinking about your patients.
 
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FiremanMike

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That's great!! It's only 5 semesters... My program required us to have all but perhaps a couple prereq's done for entry and those, if not done, were to be done during a summer semester. Of course I went through a "traditional" program and that took 4 semesters from start to done, all 4 semesters of which were full-time core nursing courses. Our LPN-RN upgrade program required that ALL prereq's be done as well along with a short primer course, and then those students could complete the upgrade with just 2 full-time semesters. The primer course was basically a "catch-up" course that covered material that LPN students don't usually get in their programs that 1st year RN students get.

Congrats!! It's going to be a lot of work, a lot of fun, and a different way of thinking about your patients.
So this is the middle step of a long journey for me.. I started back to college in 2009 because I wanted to fulfill my dream of going to medical school. Unfortunately life got in the way and I never found a time when I was going to be able to quit the FD in order to get the prereqs done, so I settled for a public safety degree instead..

So 2 years ago I started working on the prereqs for nursing with the plan of going right into a part time NP program, so the current plan is this RN in 5 semesters, followed by FNP over 27 months, then a post masters ACNP certificate over 12 months, all of which should line up with my pension date, so I’ll hopefully retire into a second career as an NP..

Why not medical school now? I just don’t want to do it all at 50.. Realistically, I feel I’d be successful down that pathway, but doctors never turn off their drive, nor would I, and I want to slow down a bit and enjoy life..
 

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