Question for future RN student

  1. Hello,

    I need to know, is it a requirement to 1st obtain your LVN/LPN prior to going for your RN? I ask becuase i used to be a Critical Care Paramedic and have done a llot omre than any LVN/LPN is required to do. At least I think that is a fair statement.

    Any help would be greatly Appreciated!

    Joe , Ohio
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   zacarias
    Quote from needanewcareer
    Hello,

    I need to know, is it a requirement to 1st obtain your LVN/LPN prior to going for your RN? I ask becuase i used to be a Critical Care Paramedic and have done a llot omre than any LVN/LPN is required to do. At least I think that is a fair statement.

    Joe, no you don't have to obtain your LVN prior to your RN. If you wish to become an RN, then I would suggest go to Registered Nursing school. And yes I would imagine if you were a paramedic, you did a lot of things for patients in emergent states.
  4. by   WalkingInTheRain
    You don't necessarily have to go from L.P.N. or L.V.N. to an R.N. Unless, you want to be an L.P.N. or L.V.N. first, then get your Registered Nursing Licensure. Maybe, you can see if a local university in your state, has a Paramedic Program to an R.N. Program. Sometimes, they have things like that. Hope you find what your looking for.
  5. by   needanewcareer
    Quote from zacarias
    Joe, no you don't have to obtain your LVN prior to your RN. If you wish to become an RN, then I would suggest go to Registered Nursing school. And yes I would imagine if you were a paramedic, you did a lot of things for patients in emergent states.
    Zach,

    I wasn't 100% sure on that one. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

    Joe
  6. by   needanewcareer
    Quote from WalkingInTheRain
    You don't necessarily have to go from L.P.N. or L.V.N. to an R.N. Unless, you want to be an L.P.N. or L.V.N. first, then get your Registered Nursing Licensure. Maybe, you can see if a local university in your state, has a Paramedic Program to an R.N. Program. Sometimes, they have things like that. Hope you find what your looking for.
    Great! No I really dont wish to go the LPN/LVN route. I like the Paramedic-to-RN program idea. I'll have to look into that, thanks!

    Joe

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