originally posted by robin61970
okay guys i feel comfortable enough to ask for an opinion on this from all of you because i feel like i know you all. i am within 12 hours of finishing up for my associates of applied science and planned on starting rn in january, but i have really been thinking about this lately.......my hubby works for his parents in a family owned business and lately i have been concerned about him being without a job in the next year or so.......with that in mind i have thought about applying for the lpn program so that i can have a license in a year and be able to work.....i know that i will not make as much as i would as an rn, but i would be bringing in some money......i then thought that i could work for 5-6 months.....apply for the bridge and rn......then i could finish up my rn.....i could work part time as lpn while doing rn. i have heard that sometimes it is easier for lpn's going rn.....anyway i am beginning to think this is my only option. my husbadn tells me not to worry that he will work 2 jobs if he has to do so, but i don't feel right putting all that pressure on him.....anyway thats my dilemma please give me opinions.....thanks!!!!!
hi! if i am correct, after the first 2 or 3 semesters in the rn program, you can sit for your lpn boards, if pass, you can work while finishing up your rn in 2 or 3 more semesters. ask at your school's rn program to be sure.
why not finish up your 12 hours to get your associate degree.
another thing to consider, if you take the route you are pondering, how much longer is the lpn program as apposed to the rn program.
if your husband says go for it and your know he is sincere, go for it. let us know what you decide and all the best to you. you can still work part-time as a unit secretary, pca and it would help some until you finish.
as always, keep the faith!