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.
Apr 27, '13
Why not join the reserve now? They do offer education benefits. Plus you get in know and can serve while gaining your skills, but that's just my suggestion.