Hello From Kentucky

  1. Hi, just wanted to introduce myself. I am 54 years of age, have two boys ages 5 and 8 (adopted) and a single parent. I just completed my CNA training in October and sat for the State Exam on 10/31/06 and passed it. I have completed my Health Provider CPR training and am getting ready to start school in January 2007. Have a tough time trying to decide between LPN and RN programming. I have always wanted to be a nurse, having a lot of hands on experience with family members. If I go the LPN route, I can probably complete the program the end of the fall of 2008. If I go the RN route, I will not complete that program until the spring of 2010 (that is if I can even get into the Fall of 2008 program which would be the next available class for me after completing my pre-reqs. I am considering my age in all of the this, if I were younger, I know exactly what I would do.
    Any suggestions in this matter would be greatly appreciated Hope everyone has a great day!
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  3. by   bethin
    Quote from mammaoftwo
    Hi, just wanted to introduce myself. I am 54 years of age, have two boys ages 5 and 8 (adopted) and a single parent. I just completed my CNA training in October and sat for the State Exam on 10/31/06 and passed it. I have completed my Health Provider CPR training and am getting ready to start school in January 2007. Have a tough time trying to decide between LPN and RN programming. I have always wanted to be a nurse, having a lot of hands on experience with family members. If I go the LPN route, I can probably complete the program the end of the fall of 2008. If I go the RN route, I will not complete that program until the spring of 2010 (that is if I can even get into the Fall of 2008 program which would be the next available class for me after completing my pre-reqs. I am considering my age in all of the this, if I were younger, I know exactly what I would do.
    Any suggestions in this matter would be greatly appreciated Hope everyone has a great day!
    Welcome to allnurses! Can't really answer your question as I'm 26 and single. I did think about doing the LPN program and bridging to the RN. I do know that doing LPN first and then getting accepted into the transitional RN program is easier than going straight for your RN.

    Even though I'm younger I think of how old I'll be too. I'm doing a BSN program in Jan only because it offers the least amount of competition. I figure I'll be 30 when I graduate - I had alot of credits transferred. It is a tough decision to make. You might want to post your question in the LPN/LVN forum.

    Good luck on whatever you decide! And don't worry about age - no matter what you choose to do you'll still turn 58! :spin:
  4. by   bethin
    Don't know where you're at in Kentucky, but I live in southeast Indiana - we're practically neighbors.

    If you live close to Indiana, there's an excellent community college (largest college in the state) that offers LPN, 2 year RN programs and transitional programs. I know there's campuses in Madison, Lawrenceburg, and New Albany (I think). Check out their website at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
  5. by   mammaoftwo
    I actually live in Louisville and will be attending Jefferson Community College or Jefferson Community Technical (LPN Program) Just got my financial aid packet today (that's a big relief).
  6. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you in whatever you do.

    Welcome!

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