Advantages of RN, LPN, ADN.....

  1. I am 31 and looking into returning to college for a nursing degree. The school I am interested in is a 4 year BSN, then you take the RN license test. Since I am just getting familiar with all these terms, what exactly is an ADN? And what can an RN do that an ADN or LPN cannot? Thanks for your time.
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  3. by   P_RN
    BSN......4 year university/college degree....able to take national exam and be licensed as a Registered Nurse

    ADN, ASN, 2 year college (A)ssociate Degree Nursing..able to take national exam and be licensed as a Registered nurse

    Registered Nurse.....one who has passed the national RN exam (NCLEX)

    LPN 12-18 month diploma....able to take national exam and be licensed as a LPN (Practical) or LVN (vocational) nurse.

    I was 30 when I finished. Go for it. Welcome to the family.
  4. by   KC CHICK
    Hello neighbor. I'm 27 and just graduated from Penn Valley this May with my ADN. I wouldn't have done it any other way myself, being a non-traditional student. The starting pay for ADN and BSN are exactly the same. This way, I was able to graduate after two years of school and start working as a nurse. I will "bridge" to my BSN and will be an RN while I'm getting my extra credits. Financially, it was the way to go for me. Pick the program that best fits you and your needs. If you have the resources and support available to you to get through the BSN program I say "GO FOR IT!!!".

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Advantages of RN, LPN, ADN.....