1. I have recently graduated from Jeffstate as an LPN. Taking boards in 2 weeks, all prayers welcomed! I am wanting to get back in and go for my RN asap. I have to have 500 hours wk exp be4 getting in. Ideally I would love to wk at a hospital to get as much experience as poss while on the other hand I have 2 kids and need a good paying job. So my question is sacrifice the experience and work in LTC or gain exp and sacrifice pay wking at a hospital?? That's one dilemma... The other thing is I was wondering if anybody has any recommendations on bridge programs or also I'm considering going to UAB and getting my BSN. All thoughts welcome!!