Need some guidance

  1. Here is my situation....I have been an LPN for almost a year and a half. My first job was at a nursing home, and I now work in pain management in a clinic. I started Excelsior's ADN program last year, and breezed through most of the program. I only had the three LS exams to take, along with the FCCA and CPNE. I decided to switch my major to a Bachelors in Health Science with Excelsior for two reasons: One, because I already have an Associates in another field (Early Childhood Education), and I really want my Bachelors degree-so I felt like I was wasting my time working on ANOTHER Associates degree. Two, because I didn't feel like I was learning anything in the ADN program. I would barely study for the tests and pass. If and when I do become an RN, I want to be the best I can be.

    I guess what I am looking for is some insight from others who have completed the program, or those who felt like they breezed through the program as well. I am having second thoughts on whether to switch back into the ADN at Excelsior. If I could take the LPN to BSN at ISU I would, but my state doesn't accept it. Any ideas?
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  3. by   buckshot
    Why don't you take get your ASN from excelsior then do the ASN to BSN? I would want to get my RN as soon as possible then continue my education as an RN. Best of luck to you!
  4. by   WldChrry
    One thing that is a big factor for me is that I am currently financing school with the GI Bill. I have something like 6-8 months of benefits left under that, and then I am on my own in paying for school. Like I said before, I really want a Bachelors degree, but ultimately would like a BSN. I just want to make the most of the school money I have left, so that if I am never able to return to school again, I will feel like I got the most out of it.
  5. by   buckshot
    Well if you get your RN first you will probably end up having more money to pay for your own schooling to acheive the BSN. Think of all that over time you could work to pay for school! haha
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    If you continue as you currently are, you'll be an LPN with a Bachelors degree -- seems a bit of a roundabout way to get to BSN. If you do the EC ADN program, you'll be an RN who can more easily attain the BSN via the bazillion RN-BSN programs available.

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