So I'll try to make this short, but still make sense...
I've just gotten my acceptance letter to the LPN program at a local tech school (pTEC, in St. Pete, FLA, near Tampa). I'm super stoked, and I can't wait to get started.
I plan on getting my IV cert, and PALS, as I want to work with peds.
I've been a CNA for the past 3 years, and I worked in a hospital... some days I loved it, some days I hated it. But over all, it was fun. I also worked in home health, and loved it EVERY DAY.
Here's my dilemma... I already have my AA degree, it's just a gen ed degree... I didn't realize that ADN was an AS in nursing, otherwise I wouldn't be having this conversation with you... I have most of my prereqs for ADN, but my GPA will be around a 3.0-- they really want you to have at least a 3.4, for the LPN-ADN bridge program.
Since I don't want to work in a hospital, but I DO want to go on and get my BSN, would schools like Galen and South University and U of Phoenix be so bad? I know they're not all NLNAC accredited, which hospitals around here want... but I don't want to work in a hospital...
Background: after getting my BSN, I plan on joining the US Army and being a reservist Army nurse. I am 22, and was in JROTC all 4 years of highschool, if that means anything.
So tl;dr, tech schools w/out NLNAC accreditation for RN-BSN after I get my LPN: yes or no, I don't want to work in a hospital ever, only home-health, and peds.