Is it worth Starting LPN vs. ADN Nursing Program
- 0Hi I have a questions in regards to LPN programs in Georgia...I am currently seeking schools around my area...I really want to go for my RN but was wondering if it worth going for LPN to at least start working in the field. My main concern with the LPN program in Georgia is that they do not offer A&P I&II in there curriculum.. So is it best to just go for ADN program....i currently hold a Bachelors in Science so i do have some of the pre-courses complete. need help...thanks
p.s what are some good ADN programs in the Stone Mountain Area in Georgia...thanksssss
- 0Oct 14, '10 by cwa82I would definitely go for the ADN (or BSN, if you can find a program). Things may be different in Georgia, but in Virginia, I see less and less job opportunities for LPNs. At my hospital, for example, LPNs cannot work on most floors. The LPNs we did have on my floor (who are all wonderful nurses) were all downgraded to PCTs in the last several months. Now their only choices are to work at a doctor's office, land one of the few LPN positions still available at the hospital, or stay on the floor and work below their license.
I just finished my 2nd degree BSN, and the other thing I would be worried about is not wanting to go back to school after all of that! Nursing school, LPN or RN, is rough! I'd get the highest level of degree possible in one shot if I were you.
- 1Oct 14, '10 by ann945ni don't live in georgia so i can't comment on the schools but i will say nursing school is very hard to get into. there are always more qualified applicants then spots available. sometime 300 plus qualified students and only 30 spots. my advice to all pre-nursing students is apply to all lpn, rn adn and rn bsn programs you qualify for. chances are you will be lucky if you get one acceptance your first time applying. take what you get offered and get into the nurse club. once you are an lpn or rn going on for further education becomes less competitive. i went cna-lpn-rn adn-rn bsn-rn msn, worked fine for me. had i waited around for only rn programs or rn bsn only i might still be waiting..... good luck! it will happen!!
- 0Oct 14, '10 by svdbyGrace0976Hi Kyliyah,
I am a recent LPN grad in Port St Lucie, Florida. I do not know about how Ga works but here in Florida if you complete an LPN program it gives you a leg up when applying for the RN program. Applying for the RN program here is VERY competitive (hope I spelled that right) and therefore some people prefer to go the LPN route 1st. Your BS may give you a leg up as well. I like the route I took because it gave me a glimpse of what is to come (I start the RN program here in Jan). I hope that helped.
- 0@svdbyGrace0976...yes that was reason why i looked into LPN cause i figured it would give me leverage upon entering the nursing program in Georgia..but all LPN programs here lack the classes needed to enter schools for RN so that is why I am in search of a school that offers all the classes needed....
- 0Quote from canesdukegirlthat is what i figured me having my BS will help a great deal...thanks a lot that narrows my search some....My vote is to do the ADN program. I think you will be happier working as an RN. The fact that you have a BS in Science will give you a leg up when applying for an ADN program. Just my opinion...
- 0Oct 14, '10 by canesdukegirl GuideQuote from KyliyahAnd don't forget that when you graduate from the ADN program you can always do an RN to BSN bridge program. In your case, since you already have a BS, you can actually apply for an RN to MSN program. HUGE plus!!that is what i figured me having my BS will help a great deal...thanks a lot that narrows my search some....
- 0Quote from canesdukegirlMy vote is to do the ADN program. I think you will be happier working as an RN. The fact that you have a BS in Science will give you a leg up when applying for an ADN program. Just my opinion...Quote from canesdukegirlThanks for that helpful information i did not know that...i will definitely do that...WoW......great help....And don't forget that when you graduate from the ADN program you can always do an RN to BSN bridge program. In your case, since you already have a BS, you can actually apply for an RN to MSN program. HUGE plus!!