Hi, I am new here. My name is Theresa and I am a LPN of 16 years here in Georgia. I am getting ready to begin school in the summer to be an RN and am trying to decide if I should go the ADN route and take classes later to get my BSN or if I should just go all out and get my BSN all at one time. Any suggestions anyone?:innerconf
Jan 27, '07
Just wanted to say Welcome to the group, and much luck and success to you in your education and your career!
The decision to continue your education is an admirable one, and how you get there is entirely up to you. My first thought, however, is that the ADN will take about 2 years. You'll be able to work as an RN while continuing on for your BSN. It's just something to consider.
Good luck to you whatever you decide.
Jan 28, '07
Welcome. Sometimes with the pre-reqs and co-reqs getting and ADN can take almost as long to get.
For future job opportunities, (you never know what you're going to want to do 20 years from now), I say get your BSN now if you can. Otherwise you can get do an ADN to BSN program while you're working as an RN like I am doing. I didnt' have a BSN program in my hometown and I regret waiting so long. So get it out of the way if you can. But it's not a big deal to get later either.
Not much help am I? LOL