As of right now i am a CNA...my goal is to become a RN...my plan was to become a CNA so i could work while i complete school to become a LPN, and then work as a LPN (better pay) while in school getting my work done to become a RN...but i ended up getting 2 CNA jobs, really great pay for my area and can really hold me off while i go to school to obtain my RN....now Im having a hard time figuring out whats next...to LPN or not to LPN, that is the question....looking for pros and cons please
If you have the money, go for your Associate's, once done, you can start working as a RN right off the bat. Many schools offer RN to Bsn / Msn, with your hospital picking up much of the tab, if not all. Taking it step by step is not a bad idea, but the way life works, sometimes you wont have the time - we can't predict the future. There is nothing wrong with working as a CNA or a LPN, but if you have ability to get your Msn or even a Phd do it now. Because the more you wait, the more life gets in the way and then you will be stuck due to time.
Last edit by PoohBuh on Aug 25, '11
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