Ok guys so let me give you a bit of background. I am CNA/Phleb cert and I got my dream job at my hosp of choice as a PCT. They forced me to resign *or be terminated* after 3 weeks on the floor because a patients family said I violated HIPPA and called another patient something. I never did that...I would NEVER do that. I come from a big medical family and volunteered many years of my life to the hosp to know all about HIPAA. Anyways, It's very hard for me to find a job now at my area hosps and it's bumming me out because I know I didn't do anything
It left a sour taste in my mouth and really made me emo because I went way above and beyond for every one of my patients :'(
So onto the schooling aspect, my dad offered to pay for my wedding in the fall...but after speaking to my fiance, I would much rather him pay for school + help with a house than a day that I may not remember that well. He agreed and here's my predicament...
In my area of TN, there is a BIG wait list for the schools that offer both LPN+RN programs even with your pre reqs. I have a 90% chance of getting into this other school for LPN for the fall. The good thing about it is that the program has amazing results and the students are really happy with it and it take 1 yr. The Bad, it's more expensive and the credits don't transfer. :/
If I took one pre req class each sem *for the rn* I may be able to APPLY for Fall 15.
But I may not get in...so I'd have to wait a whole year to reapply...and it goes on and on.
If I did the LPN route, I would be able to work as a Nurse in a doc office or hosp, *while getting my yr experience* take the pre reqs for the bridge program and then I may be able to apply for the bridge program Summer of 16.
I'm not looking for an argument about LPN/RN *Oh the RN is SOOOOOO much better than the LPN and I shouldn't waste my time* I don't want to stop at the LPN and I know the RN is more in demand.
I'm bilingual with medical terminology
and jargon in spanish so I believe either route I go it will benefit me greatly to find a job.
Because of my situation and schooling ordeals in my area...what would you recommend?
Thanks guys :3