If you have decided that now is the time to attend one of the LPN to RN programs and are wondering where you should start, then this article is for you. There is so much information out there that it can all be so overwhelming but information gathering is the first step you need to take to make the right decision in your choice of programs.
The best thing you can do is talk to anyone you know who has attended and completed one of the many available LPN to RN programs. Getting first-hand information is so valuable and it will save you a lot of time and effort as you learn from others. If you don’t know anyone who has graduated from one of the LPN to RN schools, then you may find someone who has by searching the online LPN and RN forums and chat rooms. This can prove to be an excellent resource for you.
While online, do a search for the LPN to RN transition program. You can search for those that are strictly online and for any that may be in your local areas. Be sure to look for accredited schools. Don’t be hesitant to email the different online programs and ask for more information to be sent to you.
Going to your local community college or any other college in your area and speaking with a representative from one of the LPN to RN bridge programs will give you a lot of information plus the opportunity to ask more questions and get the answers immediately. Pick up and brochures and program guides that are available.
Now it’s time to compare the online LPN to RN programs to the ‘brick and mortar’ schools. Gather all of your information that you have collected and read through it all. Make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of each and evaluate all you have learned. This is the best way to start toward making the career dream become a reality.