Alot of you know I decided to do the LPN program because I was having issues with getting a high enough score on the RN entrance exam....due to trying to do Math under a clock. I'd decided on LPN because it gave me the option of "stepping up" to the RN program once I had 1000 hours experience working as an LPN under my belt. Well........................................ I was speaking with my instructor today. Seems our nursing school is changing their entire program. The LPN program is going to be a requirement for the RN program. AND this starts next fall of 2011!!!! This is no rumor as the instructor I was speaking to is the one who got the job of totally revamping the program. NO MORE ENTRANCE EXAM for RN program. Cuz LPN is required, then you "step up" into that program to finish for your degree. Exactly what I'd planned on doing anyway. LOL So our RN program will now be 1 yr of LPN as part of the pre recs, then 1 yr of the RN program. This is because many programs in Ohio offer their RN programs this way so students who want/need to work once the LPN part is completed and they pass their inclux exam will be able to while completing the rest of the program. If I'd have held off and attempted to go into the RN program directly next Fall I would've found myself in a real mess school wise.......and would've had to take an extra year. Most of the time Fate just pounds me over the head with a hammer and expects me to deal with it. This time......seems it pushed me into going the right route even though I didn't really want to do it that way. LOL LIfe can sure toss you some curve balls.