When should I start working on getting my RN

  1. Hi everyone! I need some advice. I recently graduated from an LPN program. I have not yet taken the N-CLEX. When I was in school one of our clinicals was on the labor and delivery floor. I loved working there and ultimately decided that that was what I wanted to do. However in the part of Connecticut I live in the hospitals do not hire LPNs. I would also like to have a baby of my own soon. I am 27yrs old and have a very hard time getting pregnant so I don't want to wait to much longer and my husband doesn't either. I was wondering if anyone had any advice has to if I should wait to have a baby or wait to start school, or not wait for either. Also if I was to start school I would like to go to Uconn however I know they have a huge waiting list and I hate to pay all the money for pre and co-requisits and not be accepted into the RN program. How long should I wait to apply to school since I just graduated the LPN program. Sorry for the long post, but I really need some advice. Thanks to all who reply!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Jo Dirt
    You could go through Excelsior College. It is a distance learning program and it gives opportunity for LPNs, paramedics and RTs to get an RN license when they otherwise wouldn't be able to. It is generally suggeste dyou get work experience first, but it is not mandatory.
  4. by   Jules A
    Hi,
    Congratulations on graduating! The very first thing I would do is pass your NCLEX. Studies show that the sooner you test the better chance you have of passing. I'd check out CCs also and maybe you can find pre-reqs that will be accepted wherever you get in. Sorry, I can't give any baby advice but hopefully others will be along soon. Good luck, Jules
  5. by   TazziRN
    Do not get pregnant and go to school at the same time if at all possible. Nursing school is hard enough by itself, and so is being pregnant.
  6. by   CHATSDALE
    i agree with the others, get any credit that can be transferred to school of your choice or if necessary that will stand alone
    but go to work in any nursing field because experience is the best thing you can put on a resume, may find a facility that will help you financially too if you show promise
    babies are such a personal issue i couldn't even begin to advise
  7. by   Jo Dirt
    I agree with others, put baby first. If you have a baby and then shuffle him/her off to daycare while you chase a nursing degree, you will likely have regrets about the time you missed with the little one. It really isn't worth it.

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