LPN/ADN, was it by your choice or how did you decide? - page 3

hello everyone!!! :wavey: after reading several of our postings, many times i am wondering if we are in the programs by our own choice or if it were because we couldn't make it to one program or... Read More

  1. by   Chevelle
    Quote from GMD
    I have a BS in psychology and am changing fields. There is an accelerated BSN program near me at a university that would cost me about 10k a year so I am getting my ADN at a closer community college for $40.00 a credit hour. Ah yes it's like getting a degree at walmart I LOVE BARGINS!
    That is so cute! Good luck and I think you will find the appreciation of your bachelor's degree with many employers, regardless of major!
  2. by   bioniclewoman
    Quote from rn2binpa
    hello everyone!!!

    [color=#ff8c00]after reading several of our postings, many times i am wondering if we are in the programs by our own choice or if it were because we couldn't make it to one program or another. if you did choose the lpn program, what made you decide to start here vs. the adn or jumping right into the bsn?
    i decided i wanted to go back to school and get a bachelors degree because i'm tired of being lower "working" class and i don't want to raise my son the way i was raised(poor and uneducated). i want to be a roll model for my son. if i want him to go to college and be successful, i need to show him that it is attainable for him by doing it myself.

    so i started looking at all the degrees the local public university offered; as soon as i saw the nursing program's webs site i knew that i wanted to be a nurse. i wanted to be a nurse a long time ago, but with my family obligations and money issues i just kind of forgot about my dream until that day i saw the web site. i never really thought about doing an adn program because i want to eventually get my master, and since i'm already 26 i don't want to waste any time bridging.

    i'm going to apply to two bsn programs and three adn programs as my back up. if i don't get into the two bsn programs that i want, hopefully i will get into one of the three adn programs.

    my cousin is and lvn and she has mostly worked in nursing homes ,which gives me the creeps, so i never considered it. i know lvns work in other places, but around here that seems to be the most popular position for lvns. my cousin now works at a dr office and is much happier. she said in the nursing home she was way over worked and she had a hard time dealing with loosing patients she had become so close to.

    lvns also don't get paid what i want. my husband wants to go back to school too when i am done, to finish his bachelors in computer enginering. i will need to be making enough to take over his roll as bread winner, which would require me to be making a certain amount. if i don't get into any of my back up programs i will be applying for lvn school. i was surprised that the only lvn programs i could find were offered at rural colleges or local hospitals and of course there are the program that they advertise on tv.

    so those are my reason for going for a bsn.

  3. by   HisTreasure
    Quote from ganeese
    I decided I wanted to go back to school and get a bachelors degree because I'm tired of being lower "working" class and I don't want to raise my son the way I was raised(poor and uneducated). I want to be a roll model for my son. If I want him to go to college and be successful, I need to show him that it is attainable for him by doing it myself.
    Awesome, sweety! I want to be a role model also. My older daughter sees me studying and I tell her, "Even mommies can have jobs. Mommies can have careers. Kiya can have a career!" She sees me watching Discovery Health shows and I point out the nurses and say "Mommy is going to be a nurse!" and my sweet 2 year old lights up with pride and says "Wow, mommy nurse!" She has no idea the significance of what she is saying, but it still makes my day.
    I have been a stay at home mommy since she has been born, only working recently when finances fell. I will continue to pursue a degree, to show my children that college is attainable, even if the path of life they choose is not "traditional". I was married and then a mom at 19, and now, two and a half years later I am going on with my dreams of having a satisfying, proud career. I want all my children to know that even if life gets real hectic, and they make unfavorable choices they still can have a successful life if they truly work towards the goal. I want to move out of the ghetto and bring my children up in the suburbs like I was raised. I want them to be able to have a swingset in the backyard, and grass to roll in. I want to own a house that my children can inherit when I pass away. It's truly all for the kiddies.
  4. by   Truly_Blessed
    My preference was to go for my ADN first, then try to get my BSN, bypassing the whole LPN thing. BUT, acceptance times are very weird around here and I would have been left twiddling my thumbs with all of my pre-reqs done waiting for an acceptance year to roll around(no waiting list). I am in a situation where I need to be employed as soon as possible(Noooo, money is not the only reason I am going into nursing) The LPN program is what's going to get me there quicker. THEN I will worry about getting my ADN. I have a feeling I might be extremely burnt out after that, so I am putting the BSN waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay on the back burner. Actually, I'm pushing it completely off the stove:chuckle
  5. by   Truly_Blessed
    Yes, I know exactly what you are saying, Gabs. I agree, this will show them that a degree, a career, is attainable if you put your mind to it, and work hard. Not only that, BUT that college is a neccesity nowadays, especially you want to get somewhere in life. Education=Knowledge=Power
    Quote from kiyasmom
    Awesome, sweety! I want to be a role model also. My older daughter sees me studying and I tell her, "Even mommies can have jobs. Mommies can have careers. Kiya can have a career!" She sees me watching Discovery Health shows and I point out the nurses and say "Mommy is going to be a nurse!" and my sweet 2 year old lights up with pride and says "Wow, mommy nurse!" She has no idea the significance of what she is saying, but it still makes my day.
    I have been a stay at home mommy since she has been born, only working recently when finances fell. I will continue to pursue a degree, to show my children that college is attainable, even if the path of life they choose is not "traditional". I was married and then a mom at 19, and now, two and a half years later I am going on with my dreams of having a satisfying, proud career. I want all my children to know that even if life gets real hectic, and they make unfavorable choices they still can have a successful life if they truly work towards the goal. I want to move out of the ghetto and bring my children up in the suburbs like I was raised. I want them to be able to have a swingset in the backyard, and grass to roll in. I want to own a house that my children can inherit when I pass away. It's truly all for the kiddies.

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