just wanted to introduce myself

  1. I am brand new here to allnurses.com and I am very excited to have found you guys! I am currently in school to get my LPN first with full intention to complete my RN shortly after. I am a 28 year old mother of two and work full time third shift as a CNA at a local hospital here in Noorth Carolina. I am finishing up my prereqs now and will be beginning the program in August. I want to work as a LPN while I bridge for the RN. If you have any advice about the best route for this plan (regular college vs excelsior) please let me know.
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  3. by   frankie
    Hello CNA - I am happy you are on your way. I am frankie. I just joined this group about 10 days ago. I enjoy reading and posting. My advice about school would be get an AD degree - nevermind the LPN stuff. Once you are registered, you can go back to school for BSN,MSN, etc...there are so many programs now. Good luck and nice to meet you - frankie
  4. by   Mkue
    Welcome to the BB Good luck with whatever you decide !

  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Just wanted to say HELLO and WELCOME to you. We are glad you found us!
  6. by   Rena RN 2003
    welcome!
  7. by   adrienurse
    Gotta love ambition! Good luck, we will be here for you!
  8. by   Youda
    Good for you! There's some old threads about Excelsior you might want to read. Do a search, you'll find them. In the meantime, good luck on your LPN!

    Welcome!
  9. by   Cubby
    Originally posted by cna on her way
    I am brand new here to allnurses.com and I am very excited to have found you guys! I am currently in school to get my LPN first with full intention to complete my RN shortly after. I am a 28 year old mother of two and work full time third shift as a CNA at a local hospital here in Noorth Carolina. I am finishing up my prereqs now and will be beginning the program in August. I want to work as a LPN while I bridge for the RN. If you have any advice about the best route for this plan (regular college vs excelsior) please let me know.
    First and foremost WELCOME!! Second; The state where I live has an added benefit to their ADRN program. After you finish the first year of your program you can sit for the LPN boards. And continue with your RN program without interruption. You might check and see if any of your programs have this added incentive to go ahead and get the RN.
    Bets of luck
  10. by   Jotie
    Hello and welcome from another newbie

    I Am from Australia and we use different names for the level of nursing... could you tell me what your ones mean.

    ours are....
    RN registered Nurse
    EN enrolled nurse
    PCA patient care assistant.

    I am training to become an RN (one year to go) but am working as a PCA a nursing home.
  11. by   Tim-GNP
    Wecome aboard!
  12. by   ptnurse
    Welcome. You will enjoy it here.
  13. by   nursedawn67
    Welcome to the boards! Good luck with school!!
  14. by   cna on her way
    Thank you all for the warm welcome! I am sure I will love it here! I will check into the "sitting in for LPN boards" in our state and see if that could be an option for me as cubby had suggested. And to Jotie RN is registered nurse, LPN is liscensed practical nurse, and CNA is a certified nursing assistant. IN other words, you and I do the same job except you are at an assisted living and I work at the hospital. I did the assisted living thing first and it wasfine. I wish you lots of luck on your schooling, let us know how everything goes. Oh have you checked out the threads especially for nursing students?

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