LPN or ADN?

  1. Hello,
    I am a nursing student at my local community college and I am in my second year of prerequisites. I will be finished with my prerequisites in fall of 2006, but the wait to get into the actual nursing program is roughly 2008. At this point I am confused. Should I just go through the LPN program at a certified LPN school and start getting experience now? I have also gotten information on a 20-month RN school for an associates degree at Bryant and Stratton College. In a program this rushed, do you get all of the valuable information you need to pass the NCLEX as well as becoming a good nurse? Any info is greatly appreciated.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    20 months is pretty common for RN school, for just the nursing courses. That was about how long mine was and I passed NCLEX first try.

    I think that if you cant get into the LPN program as opposed to waiting, that would be a good idea.

    Good luck!
  4. by   ericat
    Quote from Tweety
    20 months is pretty common for RN school, for just the nursing courses. That was about how long mine was and I passed NCLEX first try.

    I think that if you cant get into the LPN program as opposed to waiting, that would be a good idea.

    Good luck!

    The scholl that's 20 months is composed of the nursing sequence and the basic requirements, is this still a good idea?
  5. by   ericat
    Tweet,
    The 20 month ADN program is composed of the nursing courses and the basic requirements. Is this still a good idea?
  6. by   Tweety
    Quote from ericat
    The scholl that's 20 months is composed of the nursing sequence and the basic requirements, is this still a good idea?

    I would check their accreditations. Are the approved by the National League of Nursing or another credentially agency? If so, it shouldn't be a problem. The ADN program was designed to start in the fall of one year and end in the summer about 20 months later, so most programs are less than 2 years, so that doesn't bother me. Most people get the basics out of the way and take nursing, so it seems longer for most of us.
  7. by   MIA-RN1
    I didn't know Bryant and Stratton now offers nursing! I thought they had Medical Assisting only for their clinical program. They are a private college, you will pay more than if you go to a community college or state university.
  8. by   ericat
    They have just started the nursing program at the end of last year. I hear it's a good school but costly. Do you know much about this school and if the credits are transferable to a 4-year university?
  9. by   MIA-RN1
    Quote from ericat
    They have just started the nursing program at the end of last year. I hear it's a good school but costly. Do you know much about this school and if the credits are transferable to a 4-year university?
    I don't know much about them except that they were way too expensive when I looked into a MA degree.

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